Hiccups...?

  • Well I'm new to Aero Fly FS 2 and all I can say is "WoW" ! Compared to the MSFS 2020 constant nightmare I attempted, AeroFly is way ahead of that Microsoft crap. I'm a dedicated Aerofly guy now. That said I'm having a slight hiccup issue when flying. I'm sure many of you have had this and corrected it but I'm not sure if I have my settings right or my PC graphics and Nvidia set right. I'm not new to computers but new to SIM's and getting them tweaked graphically properly. This is the first time I use my PC for anything else other than regular use. I'm using a 4K Samsung TV (in PC mode) and full screen resolution 3160 x 2140. My PC display settings are set as default as well to 3160 x 2140. I don't have Game Mode on...? I don't have latency on...? Any suggestions to get rid of this slight Hiccup as I fly would be greatly appreciated.


    What am I doing wrong...? lol


    BTW, its mostly happens when I'm flying low over land or buildings etc. Its a slight glitch or stutter if you will.

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    Welcome to the forum!


    Make sure that you select the correct graphics card in your Nvidia settings. Some processors have a graphic chip that sometimes is used instead of your much more powerful dedicated graphics card. If you check the tm.log file in your Aerofly FS 2 user folder in the user's documents directory it should say something along the lines "using renderer NVIDIA...".


    In the Nvidia settings:

    Set OpenGL rendering GPU to your graphics card.


    In the windows settings:

    Set on hardware acceleration and from the drop-down menu try and select something other than desktop app, does it have something like 3d game mode?


    If you have a decent graphics card you should be able to use fully maxed out settings even in 4K.


    You can also try the new Vulkan renderer which boosts performance by up to 15% or so

  • I have a Nvidia GTX 1660 SUPER video card. My PC is a Lenovo legion i7 gaming PC.


    So I set the OpenGL to my card, and changed the acceleration. But under the Graphics Performance Preference, drop down menu only has Desktop app or Microsoft Store...?? No 3D game mode option. Should I turn on Game Mode...?

  • Thank You so much Jan,


    So far so good. The SIM is working smoothly now after doing what you suggested. Once and awhile I get a hiccup with flying the jets as I'm zipping across the land closer to the ground. Its nothing significant, and I can live with it. But I don't have the option #2 (select the preferred graphics processor for this program) you have listed in your Nvidia settings screen shot...?? I'm using WIN 10 Home...maybe that's the reason...?? I also set the SIM to priority "High" in the task manager once I fire up the SIM.

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    These could be loading stutters. Unfortunately the graphics card manufacturers still haven't found a good way to upload data to the GPU in the background without affecting the framerate. Using the Vulkan renderer this could be better but as far as I know it's currently not possible to reduce stutters further because the graphics card is locked up while loading new textures like ground aerial images.

  • I have Vsync on. Should I turn that off after these new graphic changes I did...? What about going into windows mode instead of the 3160 x 2140 4K resolution...? I could set the graphics quality in the SIM to Low on some things. Would that make a difference...?

  • I have it on order now.


    You guys have been most excellent in helping me with this after my MSFS 2020 fiasco. What a disaster that was. I had the standard version. I have the Xbox Version too on CD (or is it blue ray...?), just waiting for an Xbox X console through my friend who works at Microsoft Canada 🇨🇦 in Vancouver. I shouldn’t have any issues running that on an Xbox console. Apparently from what I’ve read the Xbox version of MSFS is better than the PC version. We’ll see......

  • I have it on order now.


    You guys have been most excellent in helping me with this after my MSFS 2020 fiasco. What a disaster that was. I had the standard version. I have the Xbox Version too on CD (or is it blue ray...?), just waiting for an Xbox X console through my friend who works at Microsoft Canada 🇨🇦 in Vancouver. I shouldn’t have any issues running that on an Xbox console. Apparently from what I’ve read the Xbox version of MSFS is better than the PC version. We’ll see......

    Interesting. I have MSFS20 on my laptop now and I am having very few problems with it. I was getting CTD's when switching from airport to airport but that seems to be a bit more stable now. I went for the bog standard version too but spent a bit in the Orbx store as well. The frame rates are low to mid 20's on my rig at medium and that is not too bad in my opinion. I think the Aerofly scenery is a bit sharper though. I am looking forward to seeing how FS4 stacks up against it.

  • I tried every combination of suggested settings from this person to the next online including some guess work on my part all to no avail. And the aircraft I paid for was wasted $$. All gone now. Couple days ago, Jan 16th, I got a message across the options screen saying something about 3rd party software trying to install on my PC. It gave me the option of normal run of the SIM or safe mode. I chose safe mode of course. Then the SIM crashed and my HD filled up and I had only 7 gigs of storage left. I got a refund from STEAM, but now my HD is almost full and I can’t find what was installed so I can clear out my drive for some space. I got hacked through MSFS. I’ve managed to scrape up 40 gigs now by cleaning and compressing my drive and deleting stuff I don’t need. I’ve virus , malware scanned my drive and thank god nothing was found. But now I have stuff on there that I don’t know what it is or where it is. I’ve looked all over the place on my C: drive.


    I didn’t want to reset my PC and lose Aerofly and all the scenery I paid for and the (2) planes I bought because I really like Aerofly more than MSFS. So reinstalling Win10 wasn’t an option. So I’ve moved all my downloads and personal files and pictures and other important stuff to a thumb drive to protect it. My steam library is on my D: drive now too, along with Aerofly. So I’m thinking of still doing a reinstall.


    I'm done...sorry to ramble. my apologies. *sigh*

  • Try a file tree program to reveal the size of folders and files, that way any rogue giant will stand out and can be taken care of. Be careful to not delete essential windows files like the page file if you are showing normally hidden files.

    TreeSize is one example of a free program, I haven’t tried it myself so I’m not endorsing it. Here is a YouTube guide video

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  • I'll look into that tonight after work. Thank you.


    Well I tried your idea but I have absolutely any clue what can be deleted and what can't..? I was hoping they would give you a scan and repair option. No such luck. It just scans and shows you what's taking up the space. That doesn't help me. *sigh*

  • Well I got Aero Fly running absolutely stutter free. Yes, you heard that right folks. Totally stutter free. Smooth as butter. I can't believe it. How did I do it...? I formatted my system, reinstalled windows (my own copy), (My PC had the factory set up since I bought it last year). I did the minor NVidia tweaks suggested in the Nvidia control panel, (I'm running the NVidia version 457.56 driver), turned on Game Mode, GPU acceleration setting, running 2640 X 1440 @59Hz (full screen too), Set priority "HIGH" in task manager once the SIM is loaded up. What a difference a good formatting can do. And.....I got my C: drive storage space back. My system runs wickedly faster now that the factory Win10 and extra software crap is gone. It ran real quick before but crazy quick now. Glad I still had my store bought copy of Win10 handy.


    I am absolutely in awe of Aero Fly FS 2 compared to that crap MSFS 2020. I have all the Aero Fly addons now except Helgoland, and the Hawk jet and the other (2) aircraft (not fond of them). I do have my favorite Cessna 152 and Tomahawk addon as well. Really nice little observation 2 seater planes to fly. Really love the EC-135 too. I fly the EC-135 the most. F-18 and 339 jets are excellent as well. I only wish it had the world mapped like MSFS did. I am so looking forward to the next version of Aero Fly. I'm stoked.