V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

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chrissykes314
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V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby chrissykes314 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:05 pm

Hello, after some time I have been putting up with an effect issue with my v4 install. This issue is where the default wing tip vortices and also smoke trail effects have an issue where there is a joinging patch of white line from the emmiting part to where the effect is positioned one left the aircraft. Think of it as a curved triangle where the curve is the aircraft's path.

I have restored from backups the fx_1 files and they haven't made any difference. I have also removed the current bmp files for both effects and perform a repair of the content installer.

If I can I will add an image of the issue.

Martyson
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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby Martyson » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:48 pm

chrissykes314

Posting screenshots by Kayla
https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopi ... 3&t=122277
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Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

chrissykes314
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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby chrissykes314 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:47 am

Hello,

Here are the screen shots

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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby Martyson » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:56 am

@ chrissykes314 ,

Is it the same with the default aircraft / flight (F22 at KVPS) ?
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Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

chrissykes314
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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby chrissykes314 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:58 am

Yes same with default aircraft.

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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby Martyson » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:51 am

Screenshot with F22?
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Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby chrissykes314 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:37 pm

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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby chrissykes314 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:48 pm

Looking at the effects file for wingtip vortices this points me to a bad fx_smoke.bmp file, however this is the same file that I removed and performed a repair from content.msi.

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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby Martyson » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:38 pm

Ok,

Mine look like this but I did not create the same flight situation:

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Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby chrissykes314 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:10 pm

Your 'fine' as you have preciptfx installed which adds it's own wing tip vortices.

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Re: V4 vortices/smoke effect issue

Postby Martyson » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:34 pm

Your 'fine' as you have preciptfx installed which adds it's own wing tip vortices.
Correct.

Before my test flight I did not I did not think about preciptfx as a modified effect.
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