Optimising X-Plane 11

A hints and tips guide

Reducing the AA to something more usable brings the FPS up with only a minor reduction in image quality.

The arrival of X-Plane 11 (XP11) has finally pushed XP into the mainstream area of our hobby. While nerdy users like myself have been enjoying XP since version 6 or so, for many newcomers, XP11 is a revelation. Its rendering engine is a huge upgrade on FSX and leaves Prepar3D v4 playing catch-up in many areas. It’s powerful and will use all of your current hardware and then some. The flip side of this is that, just like the sims of old, to get the best experience out of XP11, a little tuning is required before we can guarantee a smooth flight. So, let’s dive in and get started.

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