Good settings (for me anyway)

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Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby G-PMEM » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:03 am


I don't know if this is of any use to anyone. But with my current settings I get 90/90 FPS with no blank/flashing frames.

I have a GTX 980 and use FSX Steam with photo scenery.

FI Settings:

resolution: 2368x1315
Monitor Display: 1 FPS
SMAA: Ultra
MSAA: 2x
FOV: 108%

NVidia Settings:

Anisotropic: 8x
Anti-aliasing: Application Controlled
Max prerendered: 1
Power management: Prefer maximum performance
Texture filtering-Quality: Performance
Triple buffering: Off
Vsync: Use the application settings
VR prerendered: 1

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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby mr_griffin » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:16 pm

After lurking for a couple months I've just created an account to say:


These settings completely eliminate the black flickering for me, at least for the flights I've been suffering through (though it's still awesome because it's VR!) the past couple weeks - taking off out of KVGT in a Caravan, then touring around Vegas. I don't know which setting did the trick, or if it was a combination of all of them, but I did EXACTLY what you said, and now I get no flickering.

For what it's worth, here are the settings I had to change in order to match yours:

Resolution: had to drop it 1 notch to your setting
Monitor display: Had to drop to 1 fps to match
SMAA: Had to increase to match your setting
FOV: Had to increase to match yours

Anisotropic: Had to adjust to match
Max Prerender: Had to adjust to match
FXAA: Had to adjust to match
MFAA: Had to adjust from Off to On to match
Power Management: Had to adjust from Quality to Performance to match
Triple Buffering: Had to adjust to match

I had to change a lot of Nvidea settings, which I've never really dealt with before. Although the resolution isn't the greatest, it's an absolute blast to fly around my old hometown, without having a black flash every second or two. I even bumped the Scenery and Traffic settings up without encountering any black flickering, only a marginally reduced framerate. It's good enough that I'm going to sit my wife down with it tonight for the first time, which I didn't do before because of the framerate/flickering issues. Maybe Nvidea settings were fighting with the app settings or something? I don't know, that's for smarter folks to figure out, I'm just glad it's working now!

If any of you with a Vive are looking for a possible fix for your black flickering issues, it's worth spending 5 minutes changing these settings and having a go. I had to create an account just now to bring attention to this post, it's absolutely worth trying.

My System:
i5-4670 @ 3.40
16 GB Ram
GTX 970

Thanks for taking the time to post this Peter!

**EDIT** - I've bumped the resolution back up a notch and still no black flickering. I've adjusted various graphic settings in FSX and the only real ill effects I'm seeing is the framerate drops a bit, but there's no flicker. I've settled on a nice "in-between" - keeping a decent amount of graphical fidelity while also keeping framerate almost buttery smooth throughout. I cannot stress how much of a difference this is compared with flying last night. (this edit included adding the monitor display framerate reduction, and proper wordage for "Scenery" settings).
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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby laserob » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:28 pm

I can confirm these settings work for me as well with no black flashing frames. However I'm able to push resolution to full 3840x2133 and MSAA 4x when scenery/weather is medium low and still hit 90/90 on a 980ti. Just for fun I reduced the fov overdraw to the lowest 50% and wow it really makes things much sharper. It's obviously not ideal having such a small boxy fov but if that clarity could be achieved at 110% that would really be something. Really enjoying these framerates after a lot of trial and error. Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby admin » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:35 am

Thank you for posting these settings! Super helpful, both for me in debugging the flickering, and obviously... for all of you flying ;)
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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby alvmarti » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:43 am

Dude, thanks a lot for the settings tip. I does help!!! No flickering and no stutter.
Just one question, guys. How can I pop up the mouse cursor to interact with the cockpit? Regards
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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby G-PMEM » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:04 pm

alvmarti wrote:How can I pop up the mouse cursor to interact with the cockpit? Regards

On the bindings menu you can set a key for centering the mouse. It also causes the mouse to appear (in the centre of the screen basically)
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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby CyberCub » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:44 pm

Thank you for posting this. I gave it a try however being on a AMD CPU I didn't notice any performance increase. I recognize my problem is well AMD. I have a 9590 CPU and have recently ordered myself an intel i7 6700k + 16gigs of DDR4 Memory and a nice Asus MB. Come next weekend I should be running a smoother vr experience :). I have a 980GTX GPU currently and will stick with it for some time.

For the record I am getting around 50-55 FPS which dips to 45/44 when I have my hands in view of leap motion.
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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby Tony » Sun May 01, 2016 5:48 am

Hi cyber yeah exactly what I did , I had an FX9370 a good chip on paper but that's all lol I went the same route you're going. You won't be disappointed :)

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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby Robert » Sun May 01, 2016 12:03 pm

I tried these settings and got a nicer looking display but don't seem to get a big increase in performance. But I'll take a nicer looking display! Thanks!
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Re: Good settings (for me anyway)

Postby LandoT » Sun May 08, 2016 11:53 pm

This worked for me as well but everything seems quite a bit more blurry. Even with the zoom I have to lean in very close to read gauges. For those using the 737ngx I found the HUD to have all the information displayed very clear.
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