Every time i would put on the Quest 2 VR headset in game and in the Oculus home screen would lag down to 8fps.
It would do this every time i put on the headset when it was linked up via a USB 3.0 cable. The headset had no problems with any other game and the game ran fine when in non VR mode. The PC was Windows 10 fully updated with drivers and updates.
So i tried everything i could think of to fix this problem and it was alot.
Latest BETA Oculus Software
Latest BETA Graphics Card Drivers
Uninstall & Reinstall of Graphics cards with clean install and DDU
Lowering graphics settings in game
Complete Reinstall of Windows 10
Oculus Tray Tool
Power Plan settings
The reinstall: This was where most PC problems get resolved and at first when i booted the game up up with a brand new Windows 10 install the game ran fine in VR.
Then i thought the problem was fixed so as i began reinstalling software like Steam,Visual Studio,Visual Code,Bit defender. The problem unexpectedly started happening again which was incredibly frustrating to say the least.
then i had an Eureka moment, the problem seemed to come back when i reinstalled Bit-defender. So i thought it must be interfering somehow with the game?
I then fired up the Bit defender settings and added the folder where the game is installed to the Exclusion list of Bit defender.
After trying the game again with the new settings in Bit defender, the stuttering and loss of fps went away!
Windows 10 Wont enter sleep mode with Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick plugged in.
I ran into this problem a while back as no matter what i did my PC would enter sleep mode. i tried everything;
windows power saver settings
Turns out it was due to having the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick plugged in which i might add is a superb Joystick for Flight Simulator 2020.
Geforce Experience Bug:
Turned out, there is a bug in nVIDIA experience, down in the Windows driver level that would prevent the system from being idle, if you have a joystick plugged in (the article goes a bit deeper into details, it is very interesting if you are a software development related kind of person).
TL:DR , if you have nVIDIA GPU + nVIDIA GeForce Experience installed + have any kind of joystick plugged into the system , Windows won’t be able to sleep/turn screen off automatically until either:
You turn off nVIDIA GeForce Experience in-game overlay.
The game which has been out for over a year has been a pain to get a decent performance out off. With random stutters and freezes and inconsistent framerates its been well a huge disappointment personally. So much so that I had given up on ever playing it again due to state of the Graphic’s Card market (With Sky-high prices) and the only way to get it running anywhere decent would be a graphics card upgrade.
The August update/Xbox release Patch :
Ever since the august patch/Xbox Release (world update 5) there were reports that this latest patch would give a huge performance increase. Some outlets reported a 50% increase in performance which I doubted most of these outlets have access to newer Graphics cards.
The august update give the game at least a 50% increase in performance amazing! The game which would never let me fly over high-populated areas like NewYork and London would finally and my god my first trip over New York was stunning. Looking down below at streets and cars moving along while seeing buildings for miles was incredible.
Flight Sim 2020 is a huge improvement in the Flight Sim series but one of the best things about is that you can create your own content! There are many ways from using the SDK to creating your own liveries. So i thought id post a collection of videos and tutorials ive found usefull
Liveries- Creating Your Own: Heres are a few videos on how to create your own liveries with full instructions, its requires some photoshop skills.
Photoshop/Gimp Method: This method is by far the easier in my opinion as the blender painting method can get tricky.
3D Painting with Blender: Really depends on your skills with Blender in my opinion.
After hours of trying to get the controls to work properly and setting up my old joystick to work with the game i was finally able to marvel at the detail in the game. Its stunning, this video doesnt do it justice tbh.