This is just a small, introspective rant, really. So, please feel free to like and subscribe or go tell me to go … you know
Been a few months since I fired up the old flight sim. I was doing a
nice bit small bit of helicopter flying in X-Plane with the new Virpil collect and enjoying it. Decided to upgrade the VR gear, to get what I hoped was a better experience in VR. Swapped the 2060 Super for and AMD 6800 XT, and the HP Reverb with the G2 in early January. Also upgraded to Windows 11 because I like the new interface. You heard me
Spend the night before last updating everything. Lots of patches to apply to everything, so my sim time was spent in patch maintenance.
Last night, decided to fire up X-Plane for a quick refreshed in the Robinson R44 … and the performance was terrible. It was manageable before the upgrades but now, in the Steam VR performance meter I was consistently above the red line. Tried some new drivers and such but no luck.
Ok, I thought to myself. Maybe it’s just X-Plane. Let’s try DCS. And yeah. Same deal. It was at least ‘playable’ but it was frustrating.
So I guess it is time to start over with my setup. Not sure if that is a ‘wipe everything and start over’ thing, or something less invasive. I don’t really enjoy the tinkering with drivers and settings, not like some people. I want to fly virtually more than I want to fiddle with the bits.
Does anyone have a link to a good AMD VR setup guide or should I just hunt down the closest 3080 TI and be done with it? I expected the 6800 XT to be on par or slightly better than the 2060 Super, and maybe I just need to tinker a little.
Yeah. I am being somewhat lazy. My search skills for these items usually leads me to old information or down rabbit holes of sites and videos that are … less than good and accurate.
Didn’t try MSFS yet as I really wanted to do helicopters and I am not convinced that the helos in MSFS2020 are where they should be until after Asobo does their helo magic in the fall.
EDIT: In my XPlane session, when I ended I noticed some hidden dialogs complaining about Vulcan support not ‘being there’. I will check that tonight.