Firstly, I elected to put this post in the General Discussion forum because a) it’s not strictly an aircraft or scenery thread since it deals primarily with sim performance/stability; and b) it would get quickly buried in either of those categories, and anyone interested in the info here might miss it.
Secondly, in choosing the PMDG 737 as the test subject, I feel we’re using the most up-to-date, demanding aircraft currently available for Xbox. However if you have findings using the BAe 146 or ATR, I think they’d be worth reading too.
After seeing many, many posts about the sim’s stability on Xbox scattered throughout the various forums, I felt it was time to open a single thread in which Xbox users can share their experiences with particularly well performing scenery — as well as those that guarantee black screens/CTDs. This might help many with their buying choices and so a worthwhile endeavour, I think. It’s also not limited to airports — if there are cities or utilities that crash the sim, please post here.
I’ll start with my own experiences, by listing a few that either VERY rarely CTD, or don’t CTD at all:
IniBuilds Chios (very rarely)
Just Flight Lanzarote (never)
Orbx Skiathos (very rarely)
Pyreegue Belfast Aldergrove (very rarely)
Pyreegue Glasgow (very rarely)
All three also perform exceptionally fps-wise, with very infrequent stuttering — and although fps isn’t the main focus of this thread, feel free to include any other performance notes.
Now for those that result in a CTD without fail, before I can even start handling the aircraft:
If anyone’s using any of the above sceneries with more/less success, again, let us know.
Just to add, I own many more sceneries, but haven’t detailed them because the black screens/CTD situation appears too random.