Seated at Meigs with full scenery and dynamic density on, the frame rate display showed a disappointing average 7. Easy Driver Pro updates your Drivers , based on the scan, and matches to the latest most compatible versions. But when the hoped for 50 percent improvement in fps doesn’t materialize at those time when you need it most, I had to wonder whether the cost of the Stealth II is worth it. Still, this minimum fps continued to be only 10 – 15 percent better better than what I got with the my 2D card, and continued to be a disappointment. All in all, I am sad to say that I cannot give the card an unqualified recommendation off of what I. Unfortunately, however, it was at this time that a rather annoying feature showed up – the ground tile textures were severely banded now, fairly accurate in the near distance, then beyond a rather sharp dividing border a band of much blander texture, and finally furthest out beyond another severe dividing line, flat gray to the horizon.
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Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. But I later learned on Flightsim’s FS98 forum that the company has apparently stated that the release of a new driver is “imminent,” so perhaps they themselves recognize some of the problems the Stealth II has with FS98 in particular.
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Returning to earth, I made a standard takeoff and turned left into the downtown Chicage hi-rise area, where fps moved up into a more acceptable 9 – 12 range, compared to the 8 – 11 range I get with my 2D card.
I was pleased to land at Kennedy in 14 – 15 fps all the way, until after I removed the card and returned my 2D card I got a frame rate reading of no less than 2 fps lower with it, and realized that the default Kennedy doesn’t really qualify as particularly dense scenery. Still, this minimum fps continued to be only 10 – 15 percent better better than what I got with the my 2D card, and continued stwalth be a disappointment.
I eventually left FS98 and went up to the Diamond site to see if they were perhaps offering a new driver for Stealth II, though the product had apparently come out after FS98 had and the box stated that it was optimized for DirectX 3D. I tested this last problem on one of the airports sceneries I’d designed myself. Fps did improve, though rarely did they even approach the 20 percent xiamond I’d seen elsewhere. I started out at LaGuardia’s default runway, where the fps averaged 8. This macro is quite realistic, patterned with red and white checkers to give it a real-life appearance.
But with the Stealth II I saw not only even more wavering to the pattern, but to the tower stalth themselves, until at times the tower appeared to lose much of its shape and identity.
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I’m not a fan of the blurred ground texture technique you get in 3D, but the result was more pleasing to the eye with the Stealth card, as was the added crispness and detail the various default buildings and other structures revealed. At this airport there is a Tim Dicken’s created macro of a water tower visible from just about every takeoff and landing path.
As I descended for Kennedy approach I shifted to nighttime, and was rewarded with an excellent display of night lighting, including the full array of runway and taxiway lights, though I really did not notice that much of a discernible improvement there over 2D. All in all, I am sad to say that I cannot give the card an unqualified recommendation off of what I.
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Once through the Chicago buildings, fps soared dramatically, at times moving into the 25 – 30 range. Finally I loaded some of my own scenery and tried it out extensively. Easy Driver Pro does not sell or charge for drivers.
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These apps will allow you to check your Internet speed, get a PC backup and even tune-up your PC performance. Easy Driver Pro free scan will find all the outdated drivers on your PC. Unfortunately, however, it was at this time that a rather annoying feature showed up s2220 the ground tile diamons were severely banded now, fairly accurate in the near distance, then beyond a staelth sharp dividing border a band of much blander texture, and finally furthest out beyond another severe dividing line, flat gray to the horizon.
I could not find a driver that seemed more recent than the product itself.
And visually I was totally unsatisfied steatlh considerable breakup, shimmering, wavering, all worse, actually, than with my 2D card.
Later, with my 2D card reinstalled, I experienced at the same point 5.
This was especially unsatisfactory when you consider that the average fps I got in the same position while using my 2D card was 7. I fully admit that there may be many satisfied Stealth II users out there who either don’t have the problems I’ve encountered with the card, or don’t share my opinion of their severity. I finally went to the Las Vegas photo-realistic scenery, and here got my first hint diamonx the real potential of a good 3D card as now the wavering and object breakup were distinctly improved, though again fps in particularly dense views were still no more than 25 percent over what I got with the 2D card.