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.
After almost 7 months of this problem and having tried everything i read about it, i decided to run a temperature monitoring program in the background while i played the game.
When i posted this problem on reddit every post i read said to check temps. Now i never overclock any PC hardware so i thoughts thats not the problem, i was wrong.
There was a setting in the BIOS of the motherboard i had that was called ‘AMD TURBO-CORE’ which would over clock the CPU and cause an increase the temperature of the CPU.
TLDR/Long story Short/i dont care:
The CPU i had was an AMD FX 8350 and normally it would be around 70C Max load. However this bios setting made temps hit 82C+ and thats where the PC would shut down as a measure to protect it from damage.
Suggestions for various websites that havnt worked;
v-sync on in the graphics settings
set ‘custom frame limit’ in game to 60 fps see GFX settings
turned off the NVIDIA in game overlay
shutdown almost everything running in background;
steam, Ea Origin,Epic Launcher
disabled Windows 10 fast start up
Power settings CPU min state 0%
Set max Framerate of Graphics card in the NVIDIA Control Panel to 60fps.
Ive wanted to write a review of this game for over 2 years but things have gotten in the way, looking at you No mans Sky with your incredable patches!
There are many games some are well good and some are bad but some are just something new and amazing and Subnautica is one of those games.
Of all the games ive played over the years Subnautica is one of the most enjoyable games ever.
Word of mouth – No mans Sky:
When No mans’s sky wasnt what it hyped up to be, people where pissed. I played it when it launched and wile it was “good” it wasnt what was promised. The failure of No mans sky was a blessing for other small indie games doing a similar thing.
After reading articles dedicated to 5 games better than “No mans sky”, “Subnautica” was mentioned, id never heard of it. So i had a look at the website and youtube trailer and i thought to myself yeah, this looks good.
Chill out & Stressful?
This game is such a chill out and yet serious game all in one. You can spend all your time just exploring, just floating along gathering stuff as the games music makes you feel at home.
I cant recommend this enough, its one of the best game experiences ive ever had in over 25 years.