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About manashttu

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  • Birthday 08/14/1974

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  • Flight Simulators
    DCS World, IL2 GB, IL2 1946, Falcon BMS
  • Location
    Texas, USA
  1. Something else that is nice---the actual hats on all four of the modules are interchangeable, too. They simply slide off with a gentle tug.
  2. Looks amazing. Purchased. Bet I'm not your last.
  3. Add one more to the confirmation list---spitfire in Channel Map Instant Action missions. With or without gsync enabled. Pretty much any combination of nvidia control panel settings. Seems rather random in severity and frequency---but seems to start when something takes fire. Confident ED will fix. Thank you. 8700K. 32gb ram. RTX 3080.
  4. This fellow uracop is a wannabe Laobi...except that Laobi uses crass, brash sidebars with positivity, incisive wit, and is hilarious. This guy is no Laobi. Hang in there IronMike. Your F14 was already the best $80 I've ever spent on pleasure, and it keeps getting better.
  5. I don't know this...but I suspect the new update tweaked the missions, and ED changed the filename so as not to overwrite any changes one made to the originals...
  6. SATA to USB adapter. They are great...easy..and will make your old drive an external drive any time you want. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F7WDZGT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_Hrl3FbPJJ1AM9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 By the way...might spring for a 1gb ssd while you're at it. Have seen them under $100 lately.
  7. Last night I spent some time attempting to isolate the ideal settings in nvidia control panel which maximize FPS and maintain eye candy in DCS on a triple monitor setup. I've read/watched lots of guides, but many of them are old, and several have some findings inconsistent with my experience. For example, it is frequently said on game forums that anisotropic filtering settings have no or imperceptible effect on FPS on modern gpu's. A couple of days ago I inadvertently turned off AF in both DCS and nvidia C.P.---and saw a dramatic jump in FPS (and a rather blurry runway in front
  8. The TM Warthog stick (the magnetic base)---doesn't have twist. Candidly, if I were in the market for a stick to go with an x52 throttle (which is a good throttle)--I'd be looking at the VKB Gladiator line. I have had little luck with Thrustmaster quality---specifically including the warthog stick. The Gladiator is less expensive than the TM setup and, in my opinion, superior in quality to the TM unit. The Gladiator has twist, a really nice grip, and lots of buttons and an extra axis. I have owned a TM Warthog, VKB Gladiator MK.II (used alongside an x52 throttle),
  9. Yes. You can use the x52 throttle standalone, as well as the TM stick standalone. They will show up as separate controllers, which is fine.
  10. Check out Bankler's outstanding Case I practice missions. I expect you could use it for setting up the scenario you describe, and it has a detailed (and addictive) scoring system for the pattern and landing. https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/english/digital-combat-simulator/dcs-f-a-18c-hornet/missions-and-campaigns-af/222472-bankler-s-case-1-recovery-trainer
  11. Here is a post I made regarding my experience upgrading gpu from 1080ti to 3080 on triple 1440p setup. I'm running an 8700k...so it doesn't compare an upgrade to cpu ... But it sounds like your FPS is not far off my 8700k when I was on a1080ti (which is still a beast of a gpu). https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/englis...d-triples-user
  12. Here is a thread of my experience of 1080ti to 3080 on triple 1440p monitors (which is 20%+ more pixels than 4k). In short, the cpu will remain a bottleneck at times in DCS---but the 3080 enables the use of higher levels of antialiasing. On a single 1440p monitor, the 1080ti can handle DCS with antialiasing, too. https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/english/reality/pc-hardware-and-related-software/291266-rtx-3080-experience-so-far-2d-triples-user
  13. I bet you've gotten your money's worth out of that 4790k. Great chip. I loved a 2600k for years until I couldn't resist upgrading to the 8700k...it was still quite strong. Intel chips have had legs for years due to only modest clock and IPC gains generation to generation since the 2600k. I didn't get into DCS until after the upgrade...so can't advise of the gain you might see from a 4790k. Adding the 3080 turned out to basically be an upgrade in MSAA and average FPS..but little benefit to minimum fps. ...Frankly, the sim was still beautiful with no MSAA and played very smoothly on the 108
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