Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

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owenpurday
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Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby owenpurday » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:41 pm

Hi all,

I had to do a full re-install of v3 last weekend as I was getting crash-to-desktop everytime I launched v3. I downloaded the latest version from the website.

I've noticed that my ground texture is taking a long, long time to load now - much longer than before. This can be seen when flying low and slow (3000ft, 170kts) and the ground perhaps 1nm around the aircraft is clear and focussed but if I look further away I can see the textures being drawn.

This was really noticeable during a recent night flight, on approach the vast majority of my ground textures were the blurry yellow colour and only the ground directly around the aircraft was focussed. It's really off putting when on final approach I can see roads and lighting popping into focus.

For info, this is tested on a fresh install of the latest version of V3. I've since downloaded addon aircraft / airports but no texture packs i.e ORBX.

I've listed my CFG below, I'd be really interested to her any thoughts on how to improve. I've already tried to delete my CFG and shaders folders but no fix.

System specs: 16gb RAM, i7 6700k 4.0ghz, GTX960, P3D V3 running on SSD + Windows 10.


[GRAPHICS]
SCREEN_CAPTURE_MAX_JOBS=10
VIDEO_CAPTURE_WIDTH=480
VIDEO_CAPTURE_HEIGHT=360
VIDEO_CAPTURE_FPS=30
VIDEO_CAPTURE_BIT_RATE=800000
VIDEO_CAPTURE_IS_THREADED=True
VIDEO_CAPTURE_INFO_SEND_RATE=20
VIDEO_CAPTURE_MAX_FRAME_SIZE=500000
VIDEO_CAPTURE_TTL=255
HDR_BRIGHTNESS=0.700000
HDR_BLOOM_THRESHOLD=3.000000
HDR_BLOOM_MAGNITUDE=0.200000
HDR_BLOOM_BLUR_SIGMA=0.800000
TONEMAP_DAY_EXPOSURE_KEY=0.280000
TONEMAP_NIGHT_EXPOSURE_KEY=0.130000
HDR_SATURATION=0.850000
ViewGroup_Number=-1
MIPMAP_VC_PANELS=1
TESSELLATION=1
TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=2048
NUM_LIGHTS=4
COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1
AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1
LANDING_LIGHTS=1
DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1
LENSFLARE=1
HDR=1
DYNAMIC_REFLECTIONS=0
SHADOW_QUALITY=2
TERRAIN_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=0
CLOUD_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=0
OBJECT_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=2
CONTENT_NO_SHADOW=0
INTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1
EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1
SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_CAST=0
TERRAIN_SHADOWS_CAST=0
VEGETATION_SHADOWS_CAST=0
BUILDING_SHADOWS_CAST=0
CLOUD_SHADOWS_CAST=0
INTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1
EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1
SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0
TERRAIN_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1
VEGETATION_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0
BUILDING_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0
SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_LOW=4
SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_MID=5
SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_HIGH=7
SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_ULTRA=12
GROUND_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=2048
CLOUD_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=512
SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_LOW=0.850000
SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_MID=0.850000
SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_HIGH=0.850000
SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_ULTRA=0.850000
EFFECTS_QUALITY=1
EFFECTS_DISTANCE=1
TEXTURE_QUALITY=3
IMAGE_QUALITY=0
See_Self=1
Text_Scroll=1

[WEATHER]
CLOUD_FACING_MODE=0
WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1
MinGustTime=10
MaxGustTime=500
MinGustRampSpeed=1
MaxGustRampSpeed=200
MinVarTime=5
MaxVarTime=50
MinVarRampSpeed=10
MaxVarRampSpeed=75
TurbulenceScale=1.000000
WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0
AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1
DynamicWeather=0
DownloadWindsAloft=0
DisableTurbulence=0
CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=6
DETAILED_CLOUDS=1
OPTIMIZE_DENSE_CLOUDS=0
CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=8
THERMAL_VISUALS=0
VolumetricFog=1

[DISPLAY]
ChangeTime=4.000000
TransitionTime=4.000000
TEXTURE_FILTERING=8
MSAA=4
SSAA=0
VSYNC=0
FXAA=0
TRIPLE_BUFFER=0
SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1
TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=30
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0
WideViewAspect=False
FullScreenBackground=True
FullScreenAutoFill=True
ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64
NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64
InfoUpperLeftTextColorUser=255,0,0
InfoUpperLeftTextColorNonUser=255,127,0
InfoUpperLeftBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0
InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0
InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0
InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoBrakesEnable=False
InfoParkingBrakesEnable=False
InfoPauseEnable=False
InfoSlewEnable=False
InfoStallEnable=True
InfoOverspeedEnable=False
InfoWeaponSystemEnable=False
InfoCountermeasureEnable=False
InfoUpperRightTextEnable=False
Fullscreen=False

[SCENERY]
MaxRegionsPurgePerFrame=16
POP_FREE_AUTOGEN=1
AUTOGEN_BATCH_LOD=2
AUTOGEN_TREE_MAX_DRAW_DISTANCE=9500.000000
AUTOGEN_TREE_MIN_DISTANCE_TO_LOD=2500.000000
IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=4

[MAIN]
User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter, Submersible, ExternalSim, Avatar
LabelsSupported=Airplane, Helicopter
Location=772,90,1812,869,\\.\DISPLAY1
ShowInfoText=1
Maximized=2
HideMenuNormal=0
HideMenuFullscreen=1

[PANELS]
IMAGE_QUALITY=1
SAVE_AND_LOAD_PANEL_STATE=0
MAX_VC_TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=1024
PANEL_OPACITY=100
QUICKTIPS=0
PANEL_MASKING=1
PANEL_STRETCHING=1
UNITS_OF_MEASURE=1
PANELS_ALWAYS_ON_TOP=1

[CONTROLS]
Controls_Default=Standard
Controls_Current=Standard
KBDAIL=64
KBDELEV=64
KBDRUD=64
[TextInfo.1]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
[TextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
GForce=1,3
FuelPercentage=1,4
[TextInfo.3]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
FrameRate=2,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
GForce=2,3
FuelPercentage=2,4
[SlewTextInfo.1]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
[SlewTextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
[SlewTextInfo.3]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
FrameRate=2,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2

[Avatar]
DefaultAvatar=Civilian Male White Shirt Blue Jeans
AvatarModeEnabled=0
[DynamicHeadMovement]
LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000
LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000
RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000
YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000
RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000
MaxHeadAngle=5.000000
MaxHeadOffset=0.300000
HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000

[VirtualCopilot]
VirtualCopilotActive=0

[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960.0.0]
Mode=1920x1080x32

[USERINTERFACE]
SHOW_SCENARIO_WINDOW=1
PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=0
PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1
RestoreTimeOnMove=1
ScreenshotImageFormat=2
SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=0
Map_Orientation=2

[TrafficManager]
AirlineDensity=0
GADensity=0
FreewayDensity=0
ShipsAndFerriesDensity=0
LeisureBoatsDensity=0
IFROnly=0
AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=0

[AContain]
ShowLabels=0
ShowUserLabel=0
ShowLabelManufacturer=1
ShowLabelModel=1
ShowLabelTailNumber=0
ShowLabelDistance=1
ShowLabelAltitude=1
ShowLabelAirline=0
ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0
ShowLabelFlightPlan=0
ShowLabelContainerId=0
ShowLabelAirspeed=0
ShowLabelHeading=0
LabelDelay=1000
LabelColor=FFFF0000
EnableRibbonVisuals=0
ShowRibbonUser=0
ShowRibbonGroundAI=0
ShowRibbonAircraftAI=0
RibbonFidelity=5.000000
RibbonMaxDistance=3218.689941

[TERRAIN]
LOD_RADIUS=5.500000
TESSELLATION_FACTOR=85
MESH_RESOLUTION=23
TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=28
AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_DENSITY=4
AUTOGEN_BUILDING_DENSITY=2
DETAIL_TEXTURE=1
WATER_REFLECT_CLOUDS=1
WATER_REFLECT_USERAIRCRAFT=1
WATER_REFLECT_SIMOBJECTS=0
WATER_REFLECT_TERRAIN=1
WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0
WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0
WATER_REFRACT_CLOUDS=0
WATER_REFRACT_USERAIRCRAFT=0
WATER_REFRACT_SIMOBJECTS=0
WATER_REFRACT_TERRAIN=0
WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0
WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0
ENABLE_BATHYMETRY=0
WATER_CLARITY=30
WATER_DETAIL=2
UseGlobalTerrainView=False

[ATC]
AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=0
UsePilotVoice=0
ShowATCText=0
PilotVoice=0
COMM_MSG_AI_ATC_COLOR=0XFF8C00
COMM_MSG_ATC_AI_COLOR=0X00008B
COMM_MSG_ATC_USER_COLOR=0X006400
COMM_MSG_USER_ATC_COLOR=0XA52A2A
COMM_MSG_ATIS_COLOR=00000000

[INTERNATIONAL]
ASLAT=2
ASLON=1
MEASURE=1

[REALISM]
PFactor=1.000000
Torque=1.000000
GyroEffect=1.000000
CrashTolerance=1.000000
General=1.000000
UnlimitedFuel=False
AllowEngineDamage=True
TrueAirspeed=False
AutoCoord=False
RealMixture=True
StressDamage=True
GEffect=True
ManualLights=True
GyroDrift=False
CrashWithDyn=True
CrashDetection=False
OnCrashAction=0

[ATTACHMENTS]
WeaponHighlight=False
HighlightDuration=1.000000
AutoWeaponSwitching=False
UnlimitedWeapons=False
UnlimitedCountermeasures=False
IgnoreAttachmentWeight=True
IgnoreAttachmentForces=True

[RECORDER]
RecordAITraffic=True
RecordAirportVehicles=True
RecordLeisureBoats=True

[SIM]
SYSCLOCK=0
OPTIMIZE_PARTS=1

[SOUND]
SOUND=1
SOUND_QUALITY=2
SOUND_LOD=0
PrimaryPlaybackDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
VoicePlaybackDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
VoiceCaptureDevice={DEF00003-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}

[STARTUP]
DEMO=0
STARTUP_DEMO=
LOAD_SCENARIO_TOOLS=1
LoadCorePlugins=1
LoadWindow=1
[PointOfInterestSystem]
CycleSetting=0

[FACILITIES]
COUNTRY=
STATE=
CITY=
GTL_BUTTON=4096
[MISC]
Com_Rate=7
[DEBUG]
ReportLoadErrors=0

[MULTICHANNEL]
condAccountPassword=0

[MULTIPLAYER]
condAccountPassword=0
FrameSyncRate=0

Martyson
Posts: 3436
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:08 am

Re: Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby Martyson » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:08 pm

"I had to do a full re-install of v3 last weekend as I was getting crash-to-desktop everytime I launched v3."

Is this still happening?

Is this cfg a default cfg file or have you changed sliders / options?

How many monitors do you have?

My system is the same as yours except I use Win7 .. maybe I could do a test.
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

mads070f
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:59 pm

Re: Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby mads070f » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:43 pm

I have the same issue but haven't got any support on it.
I've tried everything now. (Even rebooted my PC twice.)

I also posted it on the forum.
http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic ... 2&t=123886

owenpurday
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu May 14, 2015 3:02 pm

Re: Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby owenpurday » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:53 pm

Hi all,

I've now spent considerable time trying to tweak and investigate what is causing the blurry texture issue.

Yesterday I did a complete format of my SSD and loaded P3D 2.5. The blurry texture issue that I mentioned simply isn't there. I had perfect crisp textures out of the box with no tweaking.

I then reformatted again and installed the latest version of V3 from the website and straight away, blurry textures.

Does anyone know how to resolve this issue? I don't want to revert back to 2.5 as most of my addons are now V3 compatible only.

Many thanks,

Owen

owenpurday
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu May 14, 2015 3:02 pm

Re: Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby owenpurday » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:54 pm

"I had to do a full re-install of v3 last weekend as I was getting crash-to-desktop everytime I launched v3."

Is this still happening?

Is this cfg a default cfg file or have you changed sliders / options?

How many monitors do you have?

My system is the same as yours except I use Win7 .. maybe I could do a test.
Hi Marty,

1x monitor and default CFG with the values that came preset.

owenpurday
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu May 14, 2015 3:02 pm

Re: Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby owenpurday » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Just to note as well, that it's not just blurries but also slow loading.

When on final approach in VMC I can see trees, houses, ground textures and even the runway pop into focus. This surely shouldn't be?

FlightSimPilot777
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:13 pm

Re: Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby FlightSimPilot777 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:15 pm

I have the same problem...
I also have bluuries and slow texture loading. It seems like there is no real fix for that problem. I tried everything I could find on different forums and after that I asked here in the P3D forum if there is anything else I could do. The answers I got here weren't very helpful as well. I will continue trying to find out how to solve this problem and if i find a solution I will let you know :)

mads070f
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:59 pm

Re: Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby mads070f » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:57 am

Yes I agree. There is apparently no fix for it, and Lockheed haven't provided any support as well. I'll also keep you updated if I find anything useful.

fltsimguy
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:39 am

Re: Slow Texture loading (and blurries) in V3

Postby fltsimguy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:17 pm

I also had the same issue. Driving me nuts.

I was one update behind to I updated the Client to Prepar3D_v3_Academic_3.4.22.19868.

This has fixed my blurries issue and my framerates appear more stable as well.

However, my load time is still ridiculously long. I have time for two coffees before I get flying. Very annoying.

Bryan

I7-6700K 4.2GHZ overclocked
GTX 970 4GB 7GHZ GDDR5
RAM 16G DDR4 2133MHZ


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