[RESOLVED] No Effects in P3D V4.2

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[RESOLVED] No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby MarkusP3D » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:26 am

Hello, I have flown in this sim for quite a while now and i noticed an issue not to long ago.I seem to have no effects, With effects i mean things like no contrails,no touchdown effect, no cold start engine effect and the list goes on. I don't know the reason behind why this is. My only real explanation is that i have a 6GB GTX 1060 graphics card while the recommended amount of GB is 8 on the requirements page. Do i need to purchase a new graphics card in order to see effects?

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby Martyson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:25 pm

Hello, I have flown in this sim for quite a while now and i noticed an issue not to long ago.I seem to have no effects, With effects i mean things like no contrails,no touchdown effect, no cold start engine effect and the list goes on. I don't know the reason behind why this is. My only real explanation is that i have a 6GB GTX 1060 graphics card while the recommended amount of GB is 8 on the requirements page. Do i need to purchase a new graphics card in order to see effects?
If you takeoff in the default P3D F22 and fully advance the throttles do you see the afterburner effect?
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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby Martyson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:14 pm

Departing KDTW, fair weather example:

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby MarkusP3D » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:41 pm

Yep i can see the afterburner effects, but when i land i dont see the touchdown effect, the tire smoke wich comes from the gear upon touchdown.

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby Martyson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:35 pm

Yep i can see the afterburner effects, but when i land i dont see the touchdown effect, the tire smoke wich comes from the gear upon touchdown.
Do you also see the wingtip vortices?
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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby MarkusP3D » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:46 am

Yes, I do also see the wingtip vortices. But i don't see any effects on other default aircraft like the mooney bravo. I tested to set my engine on fire and there is no fire effect. Also on the PMDG 737 i dont' see any effects

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby Martyson » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:35 pm

Yes, I do also see the wingtip vortices. But i don't see any effects on other default aircraft like the mooney bravo. I tested to set my engine on fire and there is no fire effect. Also on the PMDG 737 i dont' see any effects
If you set the default F22 for an immediate engine failure do you see this engine fire effect?

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby MarkusP3D » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:13 pm

Nope, Nothing

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby Martyson » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:31 pm

Nope, Nothing
Go to your P3Dv4 folder for the default F22:
(on my setup it is here: C:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\IRIS Raptor Driver

Open the aircraft.cfg file in e.g., Notepad

Copy the contents of the [LIGHTS] and [EFFECTS] sections and paste it in your next post here.
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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby MarkusP3D » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:36 pm

[LIGHTS]
//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing
// 6=taxi, 7=recognition, 8=wing, 9=logo, 10=cabin

//-- COCKPIT FLOOD LIGHTING
light.0 = 8, 15.0, 0.000, 4.20, fx_iris_f22_nvis //-- Night Vision (8- Wing)

light.1 = 4, 15.0, 0.000, 4.20, fx_iris_f22_grn_glow //-- Green Glow (4- Cockpit/Panel Lights)
light.2 = 4, 15.0, 0.000, 4.20, fx_iris_f22_grn_glow //-- Green Glow (4- Cockpit/Panel Lights)

light.3 = 9, 15.0, 0.000, 4.20, fx_iris_f22_vclight //-- White Flood (10- Cabin)

//###########################################################################################################

[EFFECTS]
wake = fx_wake
water = fx_spray
dirt = fx_tchdrt
concrete = fx_sparks
touchdown = fx_tchdwn_m, 1
EngineFire = fx_engfire_f18

//###########################################################################################################

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby Martyson » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:40 pm

fx_engfire_f18

Mine is the same.

Go to your P3D Effects folder and see if it is listed there.
fx_engfire_f18.fx
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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby MarkusP3D » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:20 pm

Yes, It's listed there,

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby Martyson » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:57 pm

Yes, It's listed there,
So, you do have some effects.

With the information you posted about your system/P3D setup and the problem it is hard to tell why some effects are absent.

Have you considered a System Rest, P3D software Reset, P3D General Debugging Steps or P3D Uninstall/Reinstall?
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Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby MarkusP3D » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:44 pm

I have reinstalled P3D V4, Checked if any addons could be doing this issue but i couldn't find any issues with the addons. I don't know what the issue is at all.

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Re: No Effects in P3D V4.2

Postby MarkusP3D » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:07 pm

If anyone can help it would be appreciated :)


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