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Poll: What are the System Specs of OFF Pilots ?

The OFF Pilots' System Specs  

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  1. 1. What CPU do you use?

    • Pentium 4 or Athlon XP
    • Core 2 Duo or Phenom II
    • Core 2 Quad or Phenom III
    • i5 or i7 or AMD Core 6
  2. 2. What level is your Graphic Card ?

    • ATI X 1xxx or NVidea GT 6xxx or similar
    • ATI 3xxx or NVidea 8xxx / 9xxx or similar
    • ATI 48xx or NVidea GT 260 or similar
    • AMD 69xx or NVidea 580 or similar
  3. 3. Monitor size

    • 19" / 1280 x 1024 or less
    • 22" / 1680 x 1050 or similar
    • 24" / Full-HD 1980 x 1080 or similar
    • 24" or more, with higher resolution
  4. 4. What System do you use ?

    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7 (32bit)
    • Windows 7 (64bit)
  5. 5. Which devices do you use ?

    • Basic Joystick
    • Force Feedback Joystick
    • Thrustmaster HOTAS or similar
    • Rudder Pedals
    • TrackIR or similar head tracking device

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We had such a poll before, but some time ago. Some may have upgraded the systems meanwhile.

So here are some questions again.

They will show us, where we OFF Flyers stand right now. This may be useful for everyone to see,

if he is up to date or should perhaps upgrade soon. Maybe also interesting for the devs to see.


The small "x" in type numbers mean, that there are various products with different numbers, but

on similar level.



Right-click on your computer icon on the desctop, and click on "Properties" in the menue.

There are numbers for the various parts of your system, and a blue highlighted number.

Please write this number into your posts.


(This poll was made with the help of my good friend and "my computer-specialist" Roland-

Thank you, "Indy")

Edited by Olham

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I just voted, and I think that the number you are asking for, (System/rating?)...is 5.5, in my case...



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Duke, here's how it looks in German Windows. Sorry I don't know the right English descriptions.

My system is rated 5,9, cause my slowest part is the harddrive. With an SSD I could be over 7, I suppose.



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Is that a Windows 7 or Vista thing? My German is quite rusty - sorry Mom!


P IV 3.6 MHz


Nvidia 7950GT

Windows XP with SP3.

27" Flat screen monitor.

TrackIR 5

Saitek X52 Pro


Running OFF at 1920 x 1080 at 5, 3, 2, 5, 5


Am quite satisfied with visual quality and frame rates on this machine.


New machine is coming though...before P4 is released anyway!

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- AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad-Core 3.0 GHz


- Seagate Barracuda 250GB Sata HD (7200 rpm)

- DVDRW/CDRW drive

- Corsair 650TX 650W ATX12V

- GIGABYTE Radeon 6850 HD video card

- TrackIR 4 Pro

- Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick

- Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

- Dell 22" monitor (max res 1680 x 1050)


System rating: 5.9

Edited by Shiloh

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The rating thing is a bit hit and miss (imho)


I formatted my PC...but didn't have any change of hardware...yet my rating went up!....nice gimmick...but I dont trust it's accuracy

Edited by UK_Widowmaker

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Couldn't vote the ATI HD 2400 card, so went with what I thought to be the lowest spec video card...

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I like the idea of this poll, the only question I have is about using the windows experience index (which incidentally is a Windows 7 only tool, as far as I know, certainly XP did not have it), and the fact that it rates the system as per the lowest score. So my system rates the following.


Processor 7.4

Memory (Ram) 7.5

Graphics 7.8

Gaming Graphics 7.8

Primary Hard Disk 5.9


So I get a score of 5.9, now if we discard the HDD which we all know is the slowest part of the system and average out the other parts of the system I get a score of 7.6 and if we add the HDD in and then average it out I get a score of 7.3 (in each case I have rounded to the nearest tenth of a fraction)

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I'm not sure where my "performance spec's" are at, since I'm running XP 32 bit. I don't seem to have that info available from right clicking 'My Computer>Properties.' :dntknw:


It's a Gigabyte AMD socketed micro ATX Mb with a Regor Athlon II 250 which isn't in the list of processors in the poll..

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I'm not sure where my "performance spec's" are at, since I'm running XP 32 bit.


You can use CPUZ or PC Wizard. Both are free. I prefer PC Wizard because it gives me temps as well.

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Seems the "performance rate" is pretty simple, when it only rates the system after the slowest part.

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I am glad to see I have the biggest monitor so far...and you know what they say about "big monitor" guys. Big monitor= big...well, you get the idea!



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Here are my system specifications:


CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0ghz Wolfdale 6mb 1333fsb 45nm with Arctic Cooler

Memory: 8gb DDR2 PC2-6400 800mhz

Mobo: ASUS P5QL Pro

Hard Drive: 2 Western Digital 640 GB Caviar Black SATA

Opti Drive: LG 22X DVD+/RW Dual Layer SATA Rewrite

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512mb

PS: Diablo 900 Watt

Windows XP Pro 64-bit OS

LG 22" flat screen LCD monitor

Three large case fans


After I'd gotten this set-up running and related drivers updated, and after loading OFF and TrackIR, I began the process of dialing it all in. What I ultimately came to find was that with my CPU overclocked to 3.80 and my memory overclocked to 890 I could push OFF with the sliders at 5-4-4-5-5 and keep a solid 45 to 60 FPS with no white jaggies of any kind, no matter how quickly I looked around or how large the dogfight. The only time I do get the dreaded pale triangles is when I am also running FRAPS to capture a video, and even then it is minimal. Now, I realize that more card memory would be wonderful and if you have the budget by all means go for it. But if the pennies are tight, I would recommend opting for the speed. That being said, I also wouldn't go any smaller than a 512 card.





Here are my current nHancer settings:



On the Enhancements Tab:


Anti-Aliasing check "Combined" and "16xS"


2x2 SS + 4x MS check "Enhance in-game AA setting", "Gamma correction" and "Multi-"


Anisotropic Filtering check "16x"


Vertical Sync check "On" and "Force Open GL Triple-Buffer"


Ambient Occlusion set at "000B0000: World In Conflict",and "Use Ambient Occlusion" is checked.



On the Optimizations Tab:


Texture filtering check "Performance"


Trilinear optimization check "Off"


Aniso. sample optimization check "Off"


Negative LOD Bias check "Clamp"


Adjust LOD Bias set at "0.000"


Force DXT3 (Open GL) check "Off"


Prerender Limit set at "1"


Power management mode check "Max Performance"



On the Compatibility Tab:


Set Anti-Aliasing compatibility, Anti-Aliasing compatibility DX10, and Direct3D 9 compatibility at "00000000: general compatibility"


Force mip maps check "Bilinear"


High Dynamic Range (HDR) check "Disabled"


Dynamic Tiling set at "0"


CPU Multi Core support check "Single Core"





CFS3 Config Settings, (boxes checked):


Disable Warning Boxes

Disable Intro Movie

Disable UI Animations

High Resolution Z Buffer

Terrian Detail Texture

Disable Validate Device

Disable Write-Only Vertex Buffers

Disable Write-Only Index Buffers

Disable Targeting Cone

Disable HUD

Disable Chat

Disable Advisor Messages

Disable Simulation Warnings

Disable Water Animation

Disable In Cloud Effect



Texture Info:


Composite Terrian Texture Pool: Default

Composite Terrian Texture Usage: Render Target

Composite Aircraft Texture Pool: Managed

Composite Aircraft Texture Usage: Render Target

Vertex Buffer Pool: Managed

Index Buffer Pool: Default

Fullscreen Swap Effect: Discard



Display Options: 1600 x 1200 x 32

Anti-aliasing: None (controled by nHancer utility)


I also set program priorities for OFF and TrackIR at "High".



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Hmmm...next time I fly with 56 Squadron against Jasta B you know who I will be gunning for!

"Mmuahahahahahahahaaaaaaa!!!!!!" :grin:


Lou, I see you disabled "In Cloud Effect". I thought that was to make the haze/fog in the clouds?

Or is it something else?

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Ooops, my bad Olham. "In Cloud Effect" should not be disabled. I had tried that a while back as I was getting some strange effects when in the clouds, but I discovered it was one of my graphics card settings causing the issue.



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I just built a new system. So new that I have not yet installed off on it.

System specs are:

cpu intel I5-2500k

mb asus p8p67 deluxe

ram 8 gig ddr3 corsair

ps corsair tx850

radeon hd5870 2gb gddr5

coolermaster hyper 12 cpu fan

wd hard drive 1tb 7200rpm 6.0 gb/s

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

ch pro rudder pedals

logitech force feed back control stick

windows system rating 5.9 the hard drive is the limiting factor all other components are over 7


Does anyone know about readyboost? Would it help run off any better?


Oops forgot trackir5

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