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  1. Is the Hornet grip seen as a different controller in DCS from the standard Warthog joystick grip? I'd like to be able to switch back and forth between grips depending on which aircraft I want to fly, however I assume if the Hornet grip is not seen as unique from the standard grip, it would mean I have to re-assign the switches and buttons each time I switch grips?
  2. That's a fair suggestion. I went to nVidia's download section and did a driver search for my card - found I had been using driver 4141 version dated 11/20/2019. I updated to the latest WHQL version, 4587- dated 4/3/2020. FPS still at 61-62, but GPU usage is now at solid 100%, no longer fluctuating between 99-100%. I have also tried MSI Afterburner and increased both Core and Mem clocks by +200, but it makes no difference in my FPS.
  3. Thanks for that suggestion, Cy-27. I checked nVidia Control Panel and found I had made some changes to some settings for DCS. I took a snapshot of the settings for future reference and restored to default settings. My FPS improved to 62 FPS, still at 99-100% GPU usage.
  4. I have eVGA GTX 1080 Black Edition. INSTANT ACTION-Su-25T-Free Flight at MineraInye Voby, Preset=HIGH, MSAA=4x, 1920x1080, Vsync OFF: GPU usage is 99-100% and FPS is 61. I tried using RyzenMaster to do an all-core overclock to 3.9GHz, and saw no change in the numbers. Normally my 2700 sits at all-core clock of 3.35 MHz. I thought DCS was highly dependent on CPU speed so was surprised the overclock made no difference. I guess the 1080 is my bottleneck, no matter the clock setting of the 2700 CPU? My result is a little lower than I expected/hoped, with my 1080's performance between
  5. The P-38 in DCS would be incredible. Include me as a Day 1 purchaser. :thumbup:
  6. I have a Ryzen 2700, GTX 1080, and 32 Gb of DDR4 3200 RAM. I use hp Reverb and get 35-45 fps or under when on the ground (depending on map - Nevada seems hard on fps) and 50-60+ when at altitude. I did use Ryzen Master to disable SMT, and overclock to 3.9 Ghz with Vcore @1.39375V and Vsoc @1.15V. I have the standard Wraith Spire cooler, am my CPU temps remain under 70C, though sometime I remove the tempered glass side panel for better air circulation. I think your CPU and RAM are OK but the 2060 may be borderline for VR? gpu.userBenchmark shows the 1080 with about an 11% fps advanta
  7. I think they are a great option for you. I own Saitek Pro Flight rudder pedals (same model as yours, they look unchanged since Logitech took over) and they have given me good service for 5+ years, with moderate usage. I also have a Warthog and find it to be a very satisfactory combination. Eventually I'd like those TM Pendular pedals, but that's another $500 - and I need to upgrade my system before spending that much on pedals.
  8. Definitely interested in an Replica F-16 throttle!
  9. I am an occasional VR user, and I recently visited the eye doctor (wanted a fresh prescription so I can purchase lens inserts for my next VR headset). I specifically asked him about VR and any possible long term eye damage from VR headset use. He was pretty noncommittal - I think there is just not that much research out there regarding the effects of long term VR use. Regarding blue light, I think he said the issue is the blue light disrupts the body's melatonin production, so it screws up our natural sleep/wake cycle. That's why newer tablets like the 6th gen iPad have the ability to cha
  10. I like VR alot, but I wouldn't want to go lower than my 1080. I think a 2070 or 2080 Super would handle it fine. I probably need to optimize settings more but I drop below 45 fps at busy fields. btw I had the same difficulty with TrackIR, using the hat clip. I build an IR LED clip using instructions I found online, and haven't had any trouble with TrackIR since. I did have to order a plastic clip to be made from a 3D printer, but the cost was less then $15. Probably < $10 for the other parts - IR LEDs, resistors, fuse. I had scrap wire to use and I cannibalized on old USB cable
  11. https://atwar.online/gawgci.php Doesn't seem to be updating - its been stuck at 00:24:17 mission time and none of the aircraft are changing positions.
  12. LOL. Right there with ya, Chief.
  13. Ah, I see. Thanks! I thought 2 base stations were needed for tracking? I don't do anything in VR except DCS, so no need to move around the room...
  14. Still following these reviews with interest. Impressed with Baldrick's in-depth comparison, thank you! Would it be fair to add total cost as another advantage for the Reverb? I.e., you don't already have base stations for tracking, they will add $300 to the total cost of the Index, bringing it to $800 (through the Steam store) vs $600 for the Reverb...
  15. Just Google "thrustmaster warthog button diagram" and you'll get lots of diagrams for the stick and throttle. Not too much work to import into a graphics program to blank out the button assignments and add your own. I usually print a blank version and write my assignments in red ink for visibility. GL :)
  16. Thanks for your help and advice guys. New RAM arrives soon. Also have a 1TB NVMe drive coming, as my 500Gb Sata SSD is already more than half full. DCS is at 153 GB and I haven't yet downloaded my last aircraft purchase. I have read SSD performance starts to suffer as the disk gets to 75% filled.
  17. Actually a while ago, I doubled my RAM to 32GB by getting another pair of the exact same sticks of RAM I had already - G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZR. But when all 4 sticks were installed, though the system recognized 32GB, I had stability problems and the system would lock up after a short while. Either pair worked OK as 16GB, but I could not use all 4 sticks at the same time. I double checked the QVL for my mobo and found this one was not listed. Felt pretty foolish. I did just order 2 16GB sticks of RAM that I've doublechecked and made sure is on the QVL. Looking at the
  18. Hey guys, Based on this screenshot showing my non-VSync'd frame rate and system utilization, can you make a suggestion as far as what component(s) I should be looking at to upgrade next? This is from a multiplayer server with I think about 58 ppl in it at the time; I'm running 1080p monitor with 60Hz refresh rate, but sometimes I use VR with a Lenovo Explorer where I get around 30-45 fps in VR graphics preset. I often hear how DCS is CPU-limited but it looks to me like a more powerful graphics card, followed by upgrading to 32GB RAM would be better? Full system specs in my signature.
  19. For sure! A Korean terrain would also be a fitting home to the Mig-15 and Sabre...
  20. The modules have such a long development period, I'll keep my wishlist to 1 aircraft per time period: WWII - P-38J or L Lightning Korean War - F9F Panther Viet Nam - F-4 Phantom Cold War - Panavia Tornado
  21. Hope you feel better soon, Glowing_Amraam!
  22. :thumbup: That was a lot of fun to watch and listen to. If only my subwoofer went to 11, I'm sure I could've rattled the windows in my office...
  23. I'm interested to learn what you find out. I've been lead to believe 32Gb is almost essential for DCS multiplayer...
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