Posts by TomC RLG

    VR touring of Oahu is really nice! I ran the first performance bat file (0-VR PC) since I have a GTX1080.

    Ya, in VR I also found that the 0-vr pc bat worked best with my gtx1080ti. This let me go to Ultra on everything except buildings = high, and shadows and trees = low. Using Vulcan and hi AA btw.


    With my Vive Pro I was able to go to 100% pixel density (~2100x2100 = about to the same as the HP G2 native res). With my Rift cv1 I was able to use Oculus Tray Tool (OTT) and set SS to 1.5 with asw = off.


    With your Odyssey + you may need to adjust these setting. Even medium fs2 settings looks very good and dropping shadow and tree density down to low seemed to make a big improvement in all cases I tried.

    Thanks for the kind words!


    In regards to Animation around Meigs.

    https://flight-sim.org/filebas…chicago-meigs-field-kcgx/

    Wow, that Chicago animation is fantastic. Really helps make this sim feel more realistic and immersive in VR. Many thanks.


    Another quick question. How do I get VR landing lights with FS2 heli's? No matter what I try I do not seem to be able to turn them on. Makes night flying a little more challenging unless I land in a well lit area. Thanks again mate.


    Edit; OK I see that while landing lights can turn on, they just don't illuminate the surrounding environment. No big deal since I usually prefer dawn and dusk heli flying rather than pitch dark anyway.

    Thanks guys, I'll try these other heli's out soon. For now, I'm too busy with my R22. I love its VR visibility and I think it feels a bit more realistic than most of my xp11 heli's. You really need to fly it properly when taking off and landing (= more fun).


    Found a nice little Easter egg along Waikiki beach btw (large colourful hanging banner with developer credits). I'm sure that there's lots of other cool things to find on Oahu.


    I also bought the Chicago Meigs field addon. I've always loved that field. Maybe one day it will be recommissioned. Nice to see a few animations but not nearly as well done as Oahu imho. Maybe there are some simple addon animations for Meigs I can download?


    Given the quality of Oahu, I'm feeling the need to donate, lol!

    I originally bought FS2 2.5 years ago on a Steam sale but I was not very impressed, esp. since there were no heli's. So I got a refund and went back to xp11.


    After looking at this Oahu scenery addon, plus the fact that FS2 now has 2x heli's, I decided to buy/try this again (not even on a Steam sale, lol!). After a full day of flying a R22 around Oahu I gotta say I'm very glad I gave FS2 another go.


    Many thanks to the developers of the scenery and of course FS2 developers as well. I'm having a ball with this now. Cheers.

    I don't have a mac but I thought that the mac version needed to be bought from the Apple Store. If that's the case then I doubt you can get a free windows copy. Maybe best to contact rc8 support and ask them. Good luck mate.

    There are quite a few settings within the main menu and each model that you can modify to suit your tastes. Refer to the manual for more info and/or do a bit of experimenting yourself. All part of the fun imho.

    Ya, tried it in SteamVR with my Vive Pro and it worked fine in Vulcan. Tried it again with my Oculus Rift cv1 and it crashed again. I'll try to attach my log file to see if RC8 engineers can figure out what's stopping it from loading in Vulcan. It's not an Oculus update thing because I was using the same version earlier with the previous update and it worked fine.


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    Updated to 8.00.41.01 today. Non-VR worked fine but when I tried to startup in VR (Oculus Rift) the program crashes. Tried a number of times and it crashed every time. I finally looked at the graphics settings and changed Vulcan (which I know is beta but it has been working fine) back to openGL and it started up and worked fine in VR. Too bad because I thought the graphics in Vulcan looked a little sharper and my FPS were a bit higher. I am using fairly up to date nvidia 442.19, and a fairly strong PC (i9 9900k, gtx1080ti, 32GB 3000ram). X Plane just released 11.50b3 with Vulcan and this works great on my PC.

    I us it with my oculus rift s and its fine. iv got 16 gig ram ddr4 ryzen 3 and 4gig gtx 1050 ti and it runs sweat .:)

    So you are able to maintain at least 80fps with your Rift S (which has a 80hz refresh rate) using 4D flying fields? Sorry but I kinda doubt it's all that sweet, lol! But, heh, as long as you are happy that's great imho.

    Windiger Willi Photo sceneries do not work properly with VR. Your VR plane ends up ~1.5 m above the runway and you are not able to change views. You need to use 4D field for VR. Buy as good of a gpu card that you can afford. I suggest a gtx1070 or better.


    I'm now running RC8 on a new desktop gaming PC w/ i9 9900k water cooled, gtx1080ti, 32Gb 3000 ram, 1Tb ssd, 4 Tb hdd and with my Oculus Rift cv1 I still need to drop a few settings (esp. shadows) in order to maintain 90fps (my VR headset refresh rate and what you need to avoid motion sickness and stuttering/image ghosting). Works great and I really luv this RC sim.

    I’ve run rc8 in VR with an oculus rift on my Alienware 17r4 laptop w/i7 7700hq, gtx1060 6Gb, 32Gb ram. It ran ok on low graphics settings but not brilliant. The rated performance of your gtx1050ti is only about 50% of a gtx1060 6Gb gpu so I doubt it will be enough to run rc8 in VR imho. The rc8 4d fields used in VR require a pretty good gaming PC. It would run rc8 fine in non-VR mode though.

    I just got the new update 8.00.39.01. Seems to work great. Nice to see the Vulkan (beta) on the main menu. Works well for me in both VR and non-VR. Nice that only one shortcut can be used for both now.


    Also very nice to be able to see rear tail rotor blades on my heli's. Many thanks RC8 engineers!