The roads with traffic come with the Spain custom scenery. There are a few areas that have the traffic enabled ( custom scenery ) - Spain, portugal, Sweeden to name a few.
The Spain custom scenery is linked in one of my replies on the flight thread.
Standard roads and railways are grey/darkgrey plain colours.
For your FPS, I suspect the ATI card.
Yesterday I was flying the Mach Loop from EGOD using various jets but my system seems to be getting slower despite upgrading the memory (16GB).
Main problems was stuttering, so I experimenting with lowering the settings and as a test and a control I used the UFO at EGOD with various rendering settings:-
weather off, 1024 x 768 everything off/default
worst frame delay 133ms
Everything Turned on
Real Weather/ATS/Anti-aliasing 2x, all rendering option selected
worst frame rate 5/10
Worst Delay 183
You previously said ATI cards are a problem (OpenGL drivers), question do most peoples use NVida Geforce cards ?
What level of machines do FGUK user tend to go for i.e. are they all using hot gaming pc's or average home computers?
I think a change of graphics card won't be out of the question but I don't really want to started again with a new gaming PC just of FS's.
Any guidance would be useful.
I get around 35-40 fps on my computer. I'm using an A10-7800 apu...like yours, just a bit slower. In Rendering Options->Scenery Layers, I have everything disabled except Random Objects, Buildings set to openstreet map data, Vegetation on very low with shadows. Works ok for me.
I have bit the bullet and ordered an GeForce GTX 1660 Super. In the benchmarks comparing my current card to this its meant to be many times better and may clue the flashing menus (I currently use option 0 the black/grey text on menus).
On the other old PC where I was trying to get a usable Linux machine going, I tried to installed the latest 64 bit Manjora installs, the first Gome tried to install but I got multiple windows spiraling out at angles and could not input the basic set up details.
Tried the next version and that just locked after running through the initial install steps so back with the original install which runs but I can install any useful applications.