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by downscc
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Reinstalling Client question
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Reinstalling Client question

I get that PTA is popular, but isn't this what caused your problem?

Uninstall current client, install new client. There will not be an impact on your settings and/or addons but unable to assist with addon shaders... please contact developer of that product for support.
by downscc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: CTD KSFO - KDEN / Trying to track down the issue
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: CTD KSFO - KDEN / Trying to track down the issue

Always check the windows events records to view information on CTD events. If there is a record of the event, the OS will provide the exception code and faulting module, both sometimes useful in troubleshooting. In this case, based on the addons list you provided, I'd turn of the Black Marble stuff,...
by downscc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Find external SimObjects folder
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Find external SimObjects folder

The only way to declare an external simobjects folder location is in an add-on.xml file (there might be a command line syntax for that but I'm ignoring those for this discussion). This eliminates anything added via the legacy scenery.cfg method. Look at how the AI aircraft are installed... if they a...
by downscc
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Specific Questions
Topic: Performance advice
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Performance advice

Try setting your frame rate limit to 20, 24 or even 26 fps. I use 24 fps and this makes a big difference by providing the CPU extra time to process each frame when there is a lot to process. Even at 20 fps I always had smooth animation, except of course for the occasion "long frame" that P3D throws ...
by downscc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: P3D v4.3 Smooth fps on ground but bad fps in air/cruise
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: P3D v4.3 Smooth fps on ground but bad fps in air/cruise

You didn't mention if you are using frame rate lock... if not, try it. See also numerous topics in AVSIM P3D forum on the battle agains low frame rate... also, I need to mention that "fps is just so bad" is not describing the problem... what are your average lows? Using numbers helps others understa...
by downscc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: How to move P3Dv4 with a low-spec computer?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: How to move P3Dv4 with a low-spec computer?

The LM system requirements are here: https://www.prepar3d.com/system-requirements/ Your 10 core CPU running at 3GHz may not provide the same performance as a quad core running at 4GHz but you certainly exceed the minimum system requirements. As far as "smoothness" goes, well that is entirely up to h...
by downscc
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: Prepar3d v.4.3 and scenerytech landclass?
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Prepar3d v.4.3 and scenerytech landclass?

I'm not familiar with that specific product, but a landclass file is just a textured rectangle. I cannot imagine why it would work once the installation was figured out. However, the installation is the important feature. There will be changes to the configuration files that will not be easily undon...
by downscc
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Specific Questions
Topic: 8700k / GTX 1080 - curved monitor question
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: 8700k / GTX 1080 - curved monitor question

By asking for thoughts, you are really asking for opinions. The 8700K/1080 will easily handle a 4K screen. An advantage is that as you increase display resolution you decrease the need for anti aliasing processing, I ran a 4K on a 6700K/980Ti and it worked well enough in all but the heavy display co...
by downscc
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: Potential bug with addon loading and installing
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Potential bug with addon loading and installing

Look for specific addons that are causing a problem. There is no problem with having many addons in v4.3 (earlier versions did have a problem with more than a certain number of add-on.xml files). I have several hundred scenery addons of all brands, GSXL2, SODE, and the list goes on. No problem with ...
by downscc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Strange Scenery library behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Strange Scenery library behaviour

Don't use the Scenery Library UI to mix in any order those items added via scenery.cfg and via addon xml files. I suspect you have created a mess trying to do so. All addon sceneries will be listed in levels above all sceneries added via scenery.cfg. The order they are added is in the order read, fo...
by downscc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: Can‘t get v4 to work...
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Can‘t get v4 to work...

I'm not sure who recommended a complete uninstall/install... that is not normally a valid troubleshooting step and may often create new problems.

I suggest you start with the general debugging steps here: http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic ... 2&t=123246
by downscc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: ntdll.dll error on flights between 5 and 9 hours
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: ntdll.dll error on flights between 5 and 9 hours

I have flown dozens of long (>5 hr) flights with P3Dv4.3 without any errors, and I have had ntdll related crashes but these were always related to an addon. Make sure all your addons are current and compatible with v4.3.
by downscc
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Specific Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1265

Re: Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Upgrade

I did have one more question, will deleteng the config, also remove all my flight control setup? Why are you deleting the config? The only thing proposed for delete were the shaders.. the shader folder. Don't delete any config files. Running DDU will not remove any P3D files. I don't understand you...
by downscc
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: Can‘t get v4 to work...
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Can‘t get v4 to work...

You were probably on the right track when you removed the documents addon folder. Something that is installing to addons could have the slightest error in an xml file that will result in P3D not launching. Try removing subfolders in the documents addon folder. Look at every add-on.xml, they have ver...
by downscc
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Specific Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1265

Re: Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Upgrade

One more question, do I need to reinstall my ORBX Products ?

No. Good tip using DDU... I also use it.

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