Unfortunately the bad video tearing and stuttering is back on an iMac Pro with Catalina.
Thank you very much
On MacOS - 'Pixel Density' has no affect on font & OSD element size.
As you can see from the screenshot the display is very hard to read.
All the extra OSD elements under the View menu are rendered very small and hard to read (model settings, flight information etc).
It would be really nice to have a proper setting to scale all the OSD elements.
Jet-Pack - there is no 'render scale' setting in RC8 on the Mac. If you mean 'Pixel density' under 'Graphics Settings', then that has no effect on the text size.
Here's a screenshot of what it looks like on an iMac 5K screen - pixel density was set to 75.
On an iMac Pro with 5K display it's way too small - really needs to be fixed please.
A slight workaround to at least be able to read the text is to enable the scroll gesture for zooming in the Settings / Accessibility / Zoom tab.
Set this to the Control key and you can use the mouse/trackpad + Control key to zoom in on the display where the mouse is located.
Don't forget to zoom back out to continue flying
The new version on the Mac app store is a great improvement - well done to the development team for such a quick turnaround to the issues.
All the tearing on the iMac Pro is now fixed and the startup time has been improved enormously.
In case it helps here are some screen grabs from Xcode Instruments tool with a Metal Trace.
RC7 - Appears to be double buffered and maintains a steady frame rate aligned with VSync.
RC8 - Appears to be triple buffered; but the display doesn't seem to be able to maintain a steady rate. VSync alignment looks odd as well.
I'm seeing screen tearing - visible break where objects and terrain is sheared horizontally (same as reported for FS2).
Also experiencing stutters where frames appear to be dropped (although FPS counter does not change).
I appreciate fixing things like this can take time; it's not totally unusable (but not as smooth as RC7).
One thing is the plane does not appear to be affected, only terrain and objects. Even if the plane is close and quite large it remains stable; but I can see tearing in the background behind it.
No frame drops that I can see - however the OSD does not scale for the iMac display so the text is tiny and hard to read.
No difference between windowed and full screen unless I make the window really small (< 1/4 screen).
Mac version of RC8 is very disappointing
Looks like it's based on the FS2 code and has the same tearing and stuttering in the display.
Even at Low & 50% settings the display is not smooth - unlike RC7 which is super smooth even at Ultra 70% on my Mac.
FPS counter shows a solid 60 frames.
This is on an iMac Pro with 32GB Ram and Vega 56 GPU - it should really not have these issues.
At the price being charged this is pretty poor (IMHO).
That is so cool
One question - the rudder/yaw control seems reversed?
Many thanks, these are awesome
There are a couple of issues on the Mac version of FS2 (2.04.11.01):
- Rutan Long-EZ - crashes the app after selecting the aircraft and pressing the Start button to begin flying.
- Beechcraft C18S - OK in the air; but on the ground the plane keeps resetting like after a plane crash (rear door starts to open, then plane resets).