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Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 4:36 pm
by powayjoe
I was wondering if the shore waves could be disabled in P3Dv5 ? I find them to be very unrealistic particularly around KSFO Bay Area. I set water effects to Ultra and like what I see with the new Wave Effects but really don’t want to see the shoreline white wave effects. I am very familiar with making config file changes and would love to know if there’s an entry that could be changed or added to eliminate the shore waves?

Thanks in advance.

Joe

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 2:56 am
by powayjoe
Still hoping someone at LM will respond?
There must be a config file enters that enables these.

Again any help or even a “no it can’t be done” would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Joe

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 3:48 pm
by bvdboomen
You can try to find the fx file and rename it?
I haven't done this myself but that's where I would look.

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 2:34 am
by F737NG
I was wondering if the shore waves could be disabled in P3Dv5 ?
I'm not on v5 yet, however in v4 there is a method for removing waves.

In the Terrain.cfg file put // in front of each line that contains 'wavecontroller', 'lakewavecontroller' and if you use Orbx, 'Cntrl_Orbx_oceansurf' and 'fx_HS_FSX_oceanwavecontroller'.

e.g.: //Effect=wavecontroller

As there are many entries, you can use the Find and Replace function.

If your text editor supports Regular Expressions, it's even faster:

Find: ^Effect(.*)wave(.*)$
Replace: //$0

and also;

Find: ^Effect(.*)oceansurf(.*)$
Replace: //$0

Please let me know if that works.

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:28 pm
by Rob McCarthy
Hello Joe,

We removed these effects from the scenery config in v5. Are you seeing this in a clean installation?

Regards,
Rob McCarthy

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 3:31 pm
by powayjoe
Yes I am seeing the same white lined wave affects crashing on and into the shorelines with a clean install of v5. I have version 4.5 still installed on the system but v5 was a clean install.

Joe

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:07 pm
by Rob McCarthy
Hi Joe,

Does running the "Delete Generated Files" shortcut in the Prepar3D application directory have any effect? Also can you post a screenshot of the location where you are seeing these waves as well as your weather settings?

Regards,
Rob McCarthy

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:12 pm
by Alox
Rob/Joe.

Are you referring to this waves?

These are from MMMT:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e4hbbi8voca3t ... 1.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5hboojnt1401h ... 2.jpg?dl=0

Regards.

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:37 am
by powayjoe
Yes those are the style of waves I see on shores and inland canals that I don’t like and would like to shut down.
Are you saying they are not generated by P3D and if so what’s MMMT and how can I get rid of them?

Joe

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:57 pm
by Alox
I dont like either but these kind of waves are generated by P3D. I think there is no reason to have it them with the new dynamic ocean mode with NVIDIA WaveWorks 2.0, from what Rob says, I understand this effect should not be enabled in version 5 but nevertheless in the hotfix it is still showing. MMMT is the ICAO for Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos International Airpor.

Let's wait for them to confirm us.

Regards.

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:20 pm
by Alox
Any comments?.

Regards.

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:45 pm
by powayjoe
Rob any reply as to why we still see them?

I have turned off the relevant “wave” files and now they’re gone but that’s not something I wish to keep doing since they’re not supposed to be there in v5.

Joe

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:18 am
by Alox
In the meantime i did what F737NG said. That works for me.

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 2:01 pm
by Alox
I detected that every time that I install an Orbx update the waves become active in the Terrain.cfg.

Regards.

Re: Can shoreline waves be disabled in P3Dv5 ?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:38 pm
by Alox
Hi.

Well regarding this issue I suppose you have to work together with Orbx team because the waves are reactivate every time that I install an Orbx update on Prepar3d Hotfix 2.

Regards.