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Jim Bell
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NVIDIA Inspector, wow...
      03/03/13 01:07 AM

Quick back story, haven't booted MS FSX in a long time, maybe 2 years, wanted to get back to it, just for fun this evening. Before I booted FSX, I thought I'd look at a few of the sim fora, see if things were the same ole, same ole, as in, annoying (they were). However, I did find something that caught my eye...

Some posts about an app called Nvidia Inspector, and more specifically, a short guide written by NickN, who, IIRC, is one of the principals of the GEX scenery stuff. Long story short: Never have I found a simpler way to get things in FSX set up so as to virtually eliminate "shimmer" AND provide a performance enhancement.

So, to the links:

Google nvidia inspector, pick a site that you feel comfortable with (there are many, and quite a few known-to-be-reputable, this is *not* an nvidia offering) download, scan, and install.

Then, go here to SimForums and follow the instructions explicitly. One extra note: hit the "Apply Settings" button after each change, just my deal there though.

Note this note on that settings page:

"8xS and above controls autogen SHIMMER and cockpit VC quality of high-end aircraft such as Flight1's Mustang"

Well, appears to control more'n that, settings above 8xS are what made my rig fly with some of the most demanding scenery I have, with nearly zero shimmer: Aerosoft's Manhattan, and the photorealistic SoCal MegaScenery. BTW, Aerosoft Manhattan is stunning, but quite a load on the box. For now, I'm using the 16xS [Combined: 2x2 SS +4x MS] option. If I find better, I'll post, a simdouche I-have-cool-settings-you-don't type, I'm not;-)

For those that may have used nHancer in years past, no comparison, and it doesn't work with current nvidia drivers. Also note that the driver version for your nvidia card needs to be above 25x.xx.

Specs for my aging-but-still-nimble Falcon Northwest box are here. I'm doing this running XP Pro, all current updates. And no, not trying to play the sim fora type cool rig big swingin' **** deal, because the Falccon is old: I suspect that everyone reading this has a faster box and I'd expect even better results. And those settings made this one come alive with FSX. Elsewhere on my site I have daytime screenshots of Aerosoft Manhattan, beats me where I put 'em now though. I think of the site as a collection of pages, grown organically over time. Or, IOW, FUBAR, and I got me no intention of fixin' it ;-).

jb

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* NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell 03/03/13 01:07 AM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Geoff Sjostrom - Chicago   03/12/13 02:30 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/12/13 02:48 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/12/13 02:42 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/12/13 06:03 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/12/13 07:18 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/12/13 07:47 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Mase Taylor   03/03/13 12:18 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/03/13 01:16 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Mac Tichenor (DAL)   03/03/13 02:09 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/03/13 02:20 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Bill Bridges - 9S1   03/03/13 11:34 AM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/10/13 12:22 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Bill Bridges - 9S1   03/10/13 03:15 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/10/13 03:47 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Bill Bridges - 9S1   03/10/13 08:23 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/15/13 08:58 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Bill Bridges - 9S1   03/15/13 09:33 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   04/19/13 09:18 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Bill Bridges - 9S1   04/19/13 10:11 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   04/19/13 10:21 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Bill Bridges - 9S1   04/20/13 11:41 AM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   04/20/13 12:20 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/18/13 12:04 AM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/10/13 08:40 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Ralph Jones   03/10/13 11:29 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/10/13 11:50 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/03/13 01:10 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Bill Bridges - 9S1   03/03/13 07:01 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/04/13 12:54 AM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Tom Tyson [SUW]   03/04/13 10:36 AM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/06/13 02:52 PM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/04/13 11:42 AM
. * * Re: NVIDIA Inspector, wow... Jim Bell   03/03/13 07:25 PM

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