P3D V5.1HF1 - Very impressive changes - THANKS!

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P3D V5.1HF1 - Very impressive changes - THANKS!

Postby MPO910 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:06 pm

Hi guys at LM.

I know how hard this time for you all must be. Covid-19, competitor on the market, DX12 with issues implemented, new truesky, new NvidiaWaveworks, and so far and so on!

But I would like to give you also some positive feedback! I know that mostly the tickets are complains, issues, negative feedback, etc. So here is a little "change" to brake the wall for you!

First of all. THANKS A LOT FOR DX12! It was a big step, and feels like we are still not there, BUT it is already so much better and PERFORMANCE IS GREAT!

Positive things I did notice:
  • Nice lighting within the Sim
  • Great stability overall. Almost no CTD!
  • FOG is Awesome with EA!!!
  • Volumetric clouds are definitely the way to go, looks nice already compared to 2D cloud shapes (I fly only WMR HP REVERB
  • Very Nice Moonlight and Moontexture
  • QUICK SIM Startup time. Loading has become way faster compared to prior V4.X versions!
  • much improved colors generally spoken. Less dull and dreadful. This counts for Daytime, Nighttime but unfortunately not for dawn and dusk. Those 2 should be improved
  • less "mesh-popping" Ground-textures (at least I thought it was worse with prior P3D V4.X versions
So I hope this does motivate and encourage you to go on! MSFS is NOT an option for me as P3D gives most of that I need within a simulator!

Some things I would like to see changed to make P3D even BETTER as it already is (for EA only)
  • Less pixelated clouds
  • replacing the cloudlayer as clouds are way to high at horizon. They raise up to much instead of matching the earth and thhe layer is flat instead of following the earth shape
  • Much lesser RED/ORANGE sky color at Dawn and Dusk
  • Less Cloud Grid especially when looking top down
  • Less Sunlight when overcast condition or below thicker clouds. Too much light at the moment
AKA: P3D is truly getting better and better. Enhancing some visuals would be great now as the technical base is very stable...it seems!

Again Thanks and take care!

Marcus (EDDF)

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Postby mfannee » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:15 pm

Same feeling here, very happy with the progress in p3d v5.1 HF1.

Thank you very much LM!

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Postby Sky_King » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:06 pm

Me too!

If you all are in the USA, happy thanksgiving and enjoy yourselves!

Be safe.
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Re: P3D V5.1HF1 - Very impressive changes - THANKS!

Postby Airwolf » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:26 am

Great Job LM,

You guys really delievered on this release and right before the holidays. Since no family travel happening this year, I am gonna be simming next week. Very stable and rock solid release.

Thank You.

Entire Prepar3d Team - Thank You, and to do all the beta testers/devs like Rob A, Simbol, and many others. Thank you for making the sim super stable with 5.1HF1

Lets see even more impressive release in the next 6 months time frame for 5.2!!!!

Have a very Happy thanksgiving and please be safe.

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Postby jbauzo » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:53 am

Lets go flying... thanks Lockheed.

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Postby gregmorin » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:21 am

Let me add my congratulations for a great hot fix!

Thank you LM


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Postby musterpilot » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:18 am

Thanks LM a great update thanks
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Postby brynmwr » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:50 am

I have to agree with this. I don't use EA (I actually prefer the other look!), but this update has fixed some small effects and shader glitches in non-EA, and performance is just outstanding. Thanks very much.

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Postby RobCom » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:55 am

I agree on most points.

All in all, a VERY good update.
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Postby Chris555. » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:20 am

Same here !!!!!!! Great Job .....THANK YOU LM :)

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Postby cdv0007 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:36 pm

I think that P3D has achieved a major breakthrough in EA.

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Postby weyoun2 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:17 pm

Yes, this is a great hotfix, Thank you LM for Prepar3d and letting us flight simmers fly your sim, your taking it in the right direction.

Great work, keep going :)


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Postby brianv » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:18 am

I want to add my thanks to the team for this latest update. It is looking greater than ever and EA is already fantastic. I only spotted a few issues at the wing tip or mountain tops when clouds are low, but nothing too distracting and the lighting is superb. Awesome!

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