View Full Version : Anyone using G3 yet?
11-24-2004, 11:29 PM
Mine arrived today. First impression isn't too favorable. Everything's pretty, but I haven't found a plane yet that I can get to fly to my liking. On low rates they're totally unresponsive, high rates and they snap at the drop of a hat.
The plane editing options look like a programmer's interface. I just want to change the expo or control throws (haven't figured it out yet) Is it in "plane" english somewhere?
The docs come up on my computer as a 100 page HTML document. NO hyperlinks to the TOC, which is bad, but then to compound the tedium, NO page numbers so you can hunt down information yourself. Needs some work.
Haven't decided whether to pack it all up yet or not.
11-30-2004, 09:54 AM
All the scenery is really nice, but since I have an "older" system, I have to keep the eye candy turned down to keep the planes flying smoothly. I've been toying with the plane editor and have made some progress in getting something flyable, but still have some issues. Maybe someone could jump in here and help
Is there a way to adjust control throws? I'd like less up and more down elevator for example.
Why do all the planes yaw severely to the right at the top of hammerheads? Full high-rate rudder isn't enough to make them break left.
Is there an easy way to add power? So far, I've done it by making a new torque curve and moving the points. Some DA 50/100/150 motor choices would be nice.
I'm trying to get a nice-flying IMAC setup on something that looks like a 40% YAK or Extra. After a week of messing around, I'm still not completely sold on the product. I guess I should have tried before I bought, but I just assumed it would be automatically better than G2. I realize that there will be teething problems with any new product, so I'll hang in for now to see what develops.
12-01-2004, 04:55 PM
In the Aircraft editor, Airplane > Edit [name of your aircraft], select Airframe > Horizontal/Vertical Tail > Rudder/Elevator and look for Deflection Down/Up/Centered. These values control the throw of your different components.
12-04-2004, 08:39 PM
I just got G-3 yesterday. The first problem was that it would not load so I came to this forum and found out my video card a 64mb Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 Agp would not support DirectX 9. So out to buy a new card. I now have a 128mb Nividia Ge Force FX.5500 AGP 8X. And guess what the video sucks. The action is very jerky. What can I do to make this thing work? :confused:
12-05-2004, 03:47 AM
lots of reading. :)
12-05-2004, 04:14 AM
If you give your computer specks like cpu speed, amount of ram, Windows version etc. someone might be able to help you. I don't know how much you know about computers so I'm just going to add this. Make sure that your computers agp slot is 8x, if its only a 4xagp slot, then your 8xagp 3D card will only be recognized as if it were a 4x agp card. Also, if you haven't already, try lowering your resolution setting in the sim, and OR less tree's, building, density etc. until your sim runs smooth. Also, if you haven't defragged your computer for a while, that be the first thing you would want to do. Still stuck and no one else is able to help, check out the other post in here for a problem that might be simular to yours.
12-05-2004, 09:20 PM
Sorry I should have known that. Its a Gateway P-4, 1.8ghz, 1 gb DDR ram. The motherboard is Intel(El paso 2). 40 gb 7200 rpm Western Digital HD. The system is about 3 years old and is running XP Pro. I just replaced the HD under waranty from Gateway and it was installed last Friday (12-3). I don't know if the agp slots are 4 or 8 but I will contact Gateway and try to find out.
Thanks, clipper16 :)
12-05-2004, 09:44 PM
I went to Gateway and looked up the specs on this computer. The AGP slot is 4x. Is this a hardware issue or can tha slot be changed by software?
I have turned off everything on the sim and I am still not impressed.
12-05-2004, 11:50 PM
First, I'm pretty DARN sure that you can't use any software to allow your 3D card to be recognized as if it were using an 8xapg slot, its hardware on mother board thats pretty much there to stay. So your 8xagp card will be recognized as if it were only a 4xagp 3D card on your computer.
You have to take a lot of factors into consideration for the performance of computers even though they might seem to be the same in speed, amount of ram, 3d card etc.
If you haven't already, try checking out my Thread which is in this RealFlight G3 "General Disscussion" area, look for Thread "RealFlight G3. Snapshots of RF G3 Flight School Airport", it just might be right below this thread. Anyway try reading the information that I have provided there, I think there might be some information that might be of help to you.
Are you sure that you installed your 3D card correctly? You did remove the drivers for the 3D card that you removed Before installing the new 3D card?
If you have pretty high resolution setting options "Available" to you, then most times you did. But maybe double check to see that you did everything correctly when installing the new 3D card. If you by some chance didn't remove the old drivers, you probably can do that even with your new 3D card still installed then after that follow the instructions that came with the new 3D card to install the new 3D card drivers, etc.
Even though you just had a new hard drive installed if you haven't defragged your hard drive since then I suggest you do.
What resolution setting are you trying to use with the RF G3 sim?
Are you sure that you turned off everything,did you turn off the clouds, etc?
Is your hard drive maybe to full? You have to trial and error.
I'm pretty sure your computer setup should be able to handle RF G3 but don't expect miracles. It should be able to run it decently from the specks you gave.
If you've never done this before, try this.
Click on "start" then on "run" then next to "Open" type in " dxdiag" then click "OK" to get to the DirectX Diagnostic Tool , then click on "More Help" then on "MSInfo" and check things out in there. Also you might want to check out "Display" when you first come to the DirectX Diagnostic Tool
12-07-2004, 09:56 PM
Slider, I won't be able to try anything untill Friday as I leave for work early and get back home late.
12-08-2004, 12:23 PM
There are drivers on the nVidia website for the Gforce boards that unlocks the DX9.0 stuff. I had the same problem and the drivers were cheaper than a video card. But the program still is not worth what they charge for it. I still can't get the online registration to work. And I know it is not my internet connections, I can update G2 with no problems
12-10-2004, 06:52 PM
It seems that the problem was not having DirectX 9 installed ! I was prompted at one point to install it and assumed that it had been done. :confused: I went to Microsoft and downloaded the latest version of DX9 and we are now in business.
I still have to turn most of the background objects off to get the video to not be jerky. :(
I installed add on volume # 4 hoping to get a heli to fly, they do not even show up in the list of aircraft. I installed Vol. 4 on my other computer with G-2 and the helis were there. I guess we wait for the forthcoming up grade.
This computer is about midway up the food chain for what Real Flight recomends for system requirements, I don't think I would even try it if my system was at the bottom.
Thanks for all the help :) Clipper16
12-10-2004, 08:05 PM
I'm pretty busy right now :( but I did want to say that I'm glad you got it running and also as you go along that there might be a good chance that you can get it to run better as you try different setting etc.
Not sure if I really was of any help but your welcome anyway. :p
09-16-2005, 09:10 AM
Have you found/made a good IMAC plane for G3? I am a basic piliot new to IMAC and looking for a good RFG3 plane to fly. I modified the Extra in AddOns#1. It is ok for rolls, but still needs alot of work.
09-16-2005, 04:03 PM
If yall want to practice IMAC on the sim use photofields with keep ground in view on, that is a good combination to practice IMAC, if there is enough people wanting an airplane dedicated for IMAC and not 3D i'll be willing to modify the yak...BTW, i fly Advance class in IMAC, so i know how a plane should fly!
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