I’m growing extremely frustrated with the state of Flight Sim VR.
I’ve tried following all the optimization guides out there, but nothing improves my experience.
I am in pretty much the 1% of PC gamers in terms of hardware with a 5800X CPU and RTX 3080, and the performance I am getting in FS VR is downright embarrassingly bad and completely UNPLAYABLE.
I am using an HTC Vive, which has an extremely low resolution. I’ve followed so many guides for which settings to turn up or down. I am completely unable to fly in even a remote location with a stable framerate.
When I look at fpsVR (reports CPU/GPU usage, FPS, frametimes and drops etc) my frames are at minimum 50% dropped frames (red spikes in the graph), with the GPU only ~60% load. with the FPS swinging wildly from 0 to 40 CONSTANTLY.
If I run the game at anything other than 100% resolution scaling, which in an HTC Vive is really ■■■■ all, excuse my french, it is utterly impossible for me to read a single thing in the cockpit, so I have to run it at that. I’ve tried 80, 70, and it has a completely negligible effect on the performance with the added benefit of everything being a blurry, unreadable mess.
I could live with a solid 30 FPS while being able to read the cockpit, but the fact of the matter it is completely impossible for me to attain it.
When I see people posting their settings and FPS claims with much worse hardware than I have, while seemingly getting much better performance, and with higher resolution VR headsets (like Rift S, Q2 or G2), I am honestly dumbfounded and can’t help but not believe anyone who is claiming as such.
I see people posting videos like this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jReDq1ingXI which must be complete nonsense, and the video is even unclear as to what he is telling you to do.
Are you able to change which OpenXR runtime any headset uses, or is he telling you to make sure you are using the correct one? When I look in the SteamVR settings screen, it tells me it is using the SteamVR OpenXR runtime. Is he saying people should be using the WindowsMR no matter which platform?
I built this PC almost for the entire purpose of playing Flight Simulator 2020. In desktop mode it is fantastic and beyond acceptable performance, but I built this PC to play VR Sims. In VR it is an absolute ■■■■■■■ mess and Asobo should never have released it in such a state.
I am doing a lot of ranting here so forgive me for that, because all I want to do is play my dream game in VR, and it’s just not possible, despite all these other people with inferior hardware claiming a much better experience than me. I just simply don’t believe them.