Theaters Compatible with BMS 4.32
I am fairly new to BMS although I did fly some Falcon 4.0 in the old days. Believe ir not I am still gaming (but not working) on an XP computer 32 bit. I have found therefore until I upgrade my PC which will be next year I cannot really evolve to BMS 4.33. I downloaded 4.33 but it runs horribly and there is no point upgrading my current pc I need to replace. Are there still campaigns available free from the community that are 4.32 compatible? Or will I have to buy from PMC Theaters? I was not keen on buying as the reviews suggested some of those theaters are not fully complete in any event. Even PMC suggest their theaters are for 4.33 unless tehy mean they are backwards compatible but also accommodate the latest BMS offering? I viewed with interest last night Krause’s review video of the European theater for BMS.
By the way I am getting by on 2GB of Ram. I have a 1 Terra hard drive which is 10% full only and I configure my pc the best I can for BMS. I get reasonable frame rates on 1024 resolution but get some speed degradation (down to low 20’s fps) when over the FLOT and near the deck.The stock Korean campaign is great but would just like a change. I suspect some of the theaters would require more RAM in any event?
Are all the downloads hosted on this site for theaters now only designed for 4.33?
neystratiou last edited by
Well get the Israel theater v0.991 from here: https://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/showthread.php?17287-Israel-Theater-Release, that is conformal with BMS 4.32.
A great one with campaigns, give it a try.
Also for created missions (without a working campaign) with great navigation stuff get Aegean theater v1.6 from here: https://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/showthread.php?23259-Aegean-theater-v1-6-(4-32-only).
Great thanks for the links!
Mav-jp last edited by
4.33 U1 should run faster than 4.32 with equivalent theater
Fly 4.33 U1 with low setting with a low Rez theater
That’s interesting. I did not mess with 4.33 for long when I installed it but the performance was horrible. I figured that is because it is designed for a 64 bit system and mine is 32 bit and I am probably pushing the envelope running BMS on my old computer anyway. But I may be wrong? Any reason why 4.33 UI would be any more forgiving on an old system? Is it possible I may need a different Nvidia driver for 4.33 as against 4.32? I have not updated my driver for a while. Do you have a recommendation for a theater which may be less ram or system hungry that I could try? The simple answer is for me to buy a new computer! I have just downloaded the Israeli theater version 0.99 that appears to run fine so that will give me some variety under 4.32.
gravite last edited by
Did You switch to 32-bit version in 4.33 launcher?
Jackal last edited by
Any reason why 4.33 UI would be any more forgiving on an old system?
It would be well a try because it runs better than its previous version, in short.
Is it possible I may need a different Nvidia driver for 4.33 as against 4.32? I have not updated my driver for a while.
Not at my little experience - but wait a moment, please: which model of video card do you own?
Do you have a recommendation for a theater which may be less ram or system hungry that I could try?
They are more or less equal, at this purpose - I’ll second gravite’s very wise advise, but the last word is to your video card performance capabilities and how much high is the resolution level you have set in the ‘graphics’ menu, don’t you agree?
The simple answer is for me to buy a new computer!
Oh well, but how many years is it old? Please be more specific about, my friend…
With best regards,
Thanks for the advice. I think I will stick with 4.32 for now I can run the Israeli theater so I do have some variety. The problem is my computer is not worth upgrading I only have 2GB of Ram and that I think is the main problem with trying to run 4.33. It was clear when I ran the programme that all the RAM was committed and the system was clearly looking for more. I will buy a new computer next year and it is likely I will get 32GB or even more then I can enjoy 4.33. Thanks for all the advice.