R.Randazzo has announced a new update over on the Avsim forum today. The new update is based completely upon memory management. With the new version, they report average reductions of about 250MB of VAS in the sim. As of a few moments ago, this new version was made available to you via your download accounts in the PMDG ecommerce system (your account on the store) It’s recommended that you uninstall your previous version of the 777 and then run the new installer downloaded from your account. You can just run the new installer if you wish and it will evaluate whether it can update your installation or not. They claim to have given you back about 38% of the memory previously used by the 777, but that amount of memory pales in comparison to the amount of memory used by many other packages users are trying. To quote…
OOMs ARE CURED FOREVER!!!!!
We have given you back about 38% of the memory previously used by the 777, but that amount of memory pales in comparison to the amount of memory used by many other packages users are trying. Let me make this as clear as I can:
An OOM in FSX/FSX-SE/P3D is the computing equivalent of inviting 4 friends to the beach when you only have 3 other seats available in your car. The last one to arrive is going to get let behind.
At PMDG we are alarmed by the massive growth in memory consumption being driven by high resolution texture packages and poorly optimized scenery packages- and we are doing everything we can to remain within our already small memory footprint… but you as the user have to make smart decisions about what you want your sim to accomplish. It cannot do everything- but it can do almost everything… You gotta use your noggin’, however!
Okay- so grab this update and go enjoy the addition 250MB of available memory space…. We think you will find it runs better overall.
Alright- now back to the 747!”