In MSFS, objects in far distance, even on a clear fine day, are too hazy to me. This is one thing in particular I dislike. And the Sim Update 5 (SU5) further worsens it as the overall color tone has been washed out, making the scenery looks very dull.
I use ReShade to tune the screen to my preferences. Click image to enlarge.
The app is somewhat like the “Shade for FSX” that changes the atmospheric effects in FSX in the old days, but ReShade for MSFS is more sophisticated. And most importantly, I don’t see any impact from using it at all.
In MSFS sim update 5 (SU5), the white triangle of the menu bar on top of the screen doesn’t hide itself as it did in the past when you move away the mouse from it. Maybe a bug and probably will be fixed in future updates.
I remember there is a command or a key or something that can hide it but I don’t remember what it exactly is.
However, I do remember there is an addon I downloaded a few months ago that can hide the menu bar. It’s called No Handle Bar from ither.
I didn’t use it then. Now a good temporarily fix or maybe for good.
With the improvements brought by the MSFS Sim Update 5 (SU5), I can push many graphics rendering options further to the higher ends.
However, I decided to make changes to only four of them in the end because I don’t see any noticeable benefits of changing the others as well. Therefore, I’d rather keep them as they were so as to grasp more power leveage on hand for the running of the simulator as a whole.
Following are the Graphics Setting updates for my 1080Ti computer (3090 to come later) with the SU5. Continue reading
Update does not necessarily bring improvements to all aspect. One noticeable degradation from the recent MSFS Sim Update 5 (SU5) to me is the increased aliasing of the aircraft in external views and many other objects closing by.
As reported in my Post 716 and 717, my MSFS Settings were just finetuned a couple of weeks ago. Except the Power Management I changed to Prefer Maximum Performance in nVidia Control, all others were kept as Default without changes.
With SU5, I have to adjust many items in nVidia Control related to antialiasing accordingly in order to counteract the image degradation. Continue reading
The HW-GEN003 Trim Wheel from Flight Illusion in The Netherlands belongs to a new line of products. My first reaction after unpacking it is: It’s HUGE !
No kidding. I was actually stunned a little by its “huge” size even though I was prepared to accept that it would be big after reading its physical dimensions before the purchase.
Pardon me if I sound a bit exaggerated.
But it was true at that moment because the contrast was so big that this relatively huge unit was packed in a relatively small package — which is about half the size of the box shipping the Flight Velocity Trim Wheel, which on the contrary is about half the size of the Flight Illusion trim.
Frankly, I have never seen any other trim wheel for simulation bigger than this one.
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No idea where to fly to today? Here’s the flightspots I ran into this morning which offers suggestions to many scenic places around the world in MSFS.
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Regarding the Graphics Settings of my two computers in the last Post, some friends asked what the specifications of my two PCs are and questioned if it is justified to compare them side by side since there aren’t much too difference in the comparison chart shown in the post.
Yes, interestingly, except a few items I set higher than the other, most of the settings between the two PCs are identical, even their looks under my desk.
Perhaps you have encountered similar situations before: the performance of the simulator deterioriates as time goes by. In the end, you’ll have to tune it again. I just did about a week ago.
Followings are what I set at present:
||Reinstalled – As Clean
GeForce Experience – Removed
||Power Management Mode – Prefer Maximum Performance
Others – Default
||Game Mode – ON
Xbox Game Bar & Captures – OFF
Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling – OFF
||FlightSimulator.exe – High via Prio (Post 714)
And the Graphics Settings in MSFS for my two computers: Continue reading
Found this video on Youtube and followed what he suggested on recalibrating my Rudder Peddles and Yoke even though they are not from Redbird — my Yoke is from VRInsight and Rudder from Saitek.
The result was surprisingly good. Not sure if it is Continue reading