So, I did some testing of static weather vs dynamic weather because I’ve heard there’s a performance difference. I would get these occasional stutters that were driving me nuts. Just flying along and boom STUTTER with fps drop by half sometimes. Turns out it’s static weather. Dynamic weather runs beautifully even with heavy clouds.
Here’s a light mission with only 45 units flying in the F/A-18 at 25000 ft over SOH. Heavy cloud cover with static weather settings. Each one of the dips in the graph represents in-game stuttering.
Now, here’s the same flight using a dynamic weather profile I setup. It has heavy clouds, wind and rain.
DCS is glorious running at a locked 60 fps with no stuttering. Dynamic weather is a pain to setup but it works much better with current weather engine than static weather. Hopefully ED will fix this at some point but I’ve heard nothing about weather in over a year so I wouldn’t expect anything soon. A dynamic weather profile generator would be a nice 3rd party app project for DCS. Right now you have to manually edit the dynamic weather .lua files and it’s not pleasant.