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by jmhelms
Thu May 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: Can I revert Safely from 4.5.12 to 4.4?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Can I revert Safely from 4.5.12 to 4.4?

I have good news and bad news... The good news...yes, you can revert to 4.4 from 4.5.12... The bad news is that the bad scenery problems manifest in 4.5.12 remain once you convert back... cutting down the graphics and frame rate seems to make it worse...ouch...I use a high end gaming machine with pl...
by jmhelms
Thu May 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: Can I revert Safely from 4.5.12 to 4.4?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Can I revert Safely from 4.5.12 to 4.4?

Thank you so much for the prompt reply...

Glad I can revert under the circumstances...

Good luck fixing 4.5.12....

John H.
by jmhelms
Wed May 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: Can I revert Safely from 4.5.12 to 4.4?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Can I revert Safely from 4.5.12 to 4.4?

Just spent an hour installing 4.5.12... to say the least, the results, especially the scenery, are downright horrible...much work to be done here LM... I have saved the install files from 4.4... can I safely revert to 4.4 by the "update" process (i.e., just running the client, content and scenery "m...
by jmhelms
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Change Default Flight in P3D4.4
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: Change Default Flight in P3D4.4

Hi Rob and all...sorry for the late reply...just got busy on other matters... I have tried the check "Default" box on the save scenario screen but it does not work... I read on-line that to change the default scenario, you had to use a stock P3D4 plane...I tried that and it appeared to work initiall...
by jmhelms
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Change Default Flight in P3D4.4
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: Change Default Flight in P3D4.4

Thanks for the suggestion Dan...

Unfortunately, did not help...

Any other thoughts?

John H.
by jmhelms
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Change Default Flight in P3D4.4
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Change Default Flight in P3D4.4

I am using P3D4.4 running under Windows 10 fully updated on a powerful gaming computer... For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get this done...in prior versions, I think you could save a flight and make it the default...no such option I can find in 4.4.... There is a "save scenario" option ...
by jmhelms
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky

Hi Jan...I have good news and a little bad news... First the good news..I have found the culprit files in my P3D4.4 and they are: fx_wop2_p40_wake.fx; fx_wake_ss.fx; fx_wake_m.fx; and, fx_wake_s.fx All files are located in my Effects folder...to one degree or another they contribute to the problem.....
by jmhelms
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky

Hi Jan...thnks for all the help... PROGRESS AT LAST! ...I have taken your advice and renamed all the files containing "wake" in P3D4.4... so now I have no "wakes to the sky" and no wakes at all... no wakes is better than wakes to the sky...I will now try to isolate the offending file or flies and re...
by jmhelms
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky

Hi Jan...once again, thanks for all your help... especially over Xmas... I tried renaming the one file you suggest and it did not help... I will begin to rename all the suggested files one at a time...is it OK to: 1) Leave all of them renamed as I go through the list?...or should I immediately react...
by jmhelms
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky

Hi Jan...thanks again for all your help... Merry Christmas!... I understand the vapor effect and that is what I/we are trying to fix... I do not have the Tongas Fjords installed on my P3D4.4.... I have no instances of the file fx_wake_coastguard.fx on my computer except the one in my Effects folder ...
by jmhelms
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky

Hi Jan...I did not ever find the file fx_wake_coastguard.fx to begin with... I created it in the "Effects" folder by copying and renaming the fx_wake_l.fx folder which I found initially in my "Effects" folder...all this per your instructions... I do not have the Tonga Fjord scenery... The effect occ...
by jmhelms
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky

Hi Jan..thanks for the prompt reply and help... Unfortunately, nothing helps...I may have misunderstood your instructions.... Here's what I did/tried: 1) I found the file "fx_wake_l.fx" (File 1)... I copied it and renamed the copy "fx_wake_coastguard.fx" (File 2)...I left both files in my "Effects" ...
by jmhelms
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

P3D4.4 Leisure Boats Have Vapor Trails to the Sky

Running P3D4.4 on a gaming computer under Windows 10 (updated)... I am just getting 4.4 up and running...I have no add-on scenery or boats/ships installed... I do have Orbx Base and Vector installed... Now all my leisure boats have vapor trails up to the sky...seems to be like an exhaust trail...whe...
by jmhelms
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D 4.4 Won't Load
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: P3D 4.4 Won't Load

Hi Brady...thanks for the reply... Deleting the file did the trick...yahoo! may I comment that the "path" descriptions in the troubleshooting guide are somewhat cryptic and were I not experienced with P3D I probably would not have been able to figure it out....just my two cents... If I might while I...
by jmhelms
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D 4.4 Won't Load
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: P3D 4.4 Won't Load

Hi Brady...thanks for the prompt reply... If I understand your reply, you think it's an add-on that is causeing the problem... I am working on a brand new, clean install of 4.4 with virtually no addons...so, I don't think it's an addon.... You did not comment on my description of what I did that cau...

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