Sign in to follow this  
BobbyBond2

Flickering Panel after update

Recommended Posts

Hello All -I've noticed since I've updated my 737-800/900 the panel flickers every now and then. It never happened previously. Any one else experiencing this? Or am I losing my mind :-)Thanks,Rob S.Delta Virtual Airlines737-800 Captain

Share this post


Link to post
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Could it be that your video card is old? Can you post more details like when it happens, etc?Nick B.Continental Airlines Virtual 737NG Pilothttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/800driver.jpg--AMD Athlon XP 3200+ @ 2.2 Ghz (Equal to 2.8 ghz)400W Power supply3x 80 mm Case FansSoyo VIA KT600 Dragon PlusnVidia GeForce FX 5200 128 mb2 x 512 PC400100 GB Western DigitalMicrosoft Sidewinder Precision 2

Share this post


Link to post

I get it too, but I believe the problem is with my hardware, not the PMDG plane. I haven't, however, figured out what the culprit is.

Share this post


Link to post

It very well could be my video card. I've been planning on replacing it this month anyways. I guess a good enough excuse :-) . I also noticed I started using Active Sky 04 and VATSIM when this happened. I'll try turning that off and fly offline to see how it goes. Any good suggestions for a video card within the $100-150 range?Thanks,Rob

Share this post


Link to post

Hey Fred I am getting to. Don't you have a Radeon?

Share this post


Link to post

>Hey Fred I am getting to. Don't you have a Radeon?I have a GeForce4 Ti4600. Ancient techonology these days :)

Share this post


Link to post

Hey apparently turning off render to texture solves this prob.....not tried it yet.

Share this post


Link to post

Heard that as well but what does this do and what is the down side?

Share this post


Link to post

The same here with Club 3D GeFORCEFX-5600It flickers for about 15 seconds and stops. After some time it flickers again. Only in cockpit mode.Frans Dekker / TFF074

Share this post


Link to post

I've read somewhere that older NVidia cards can flicker in FS9 if you have hardware AA turned on. Not sure if that's your case though.

Share this post


Link to post

Each time the weather updates it makes the panel flicker. I have a Ti4200 and I have noticed it for a very long time. After changing Render to Texture off it goes away. The only thing that I have noticed is that if you are using Chris Willis's DXT3 clouds you will get an error when loading up your initial flight after the Create Flight screen. Chris has an alternet set in his files that are for 32bit format that enables you to have render to texture unchecked. Most of my aircraft are DXT3 and I have not seen any ill effects as far as they are concerned, only in the clouds.

Share this post


Link to post

I thought I read somewhere by turning this off you will lose functions like cockpit glass reflectivity and have reduced panel clarity?Anyone really know what FS uses this function for?

Share this post


Link to post

I noticed an occasional flicker that seems to have started around the time I installed DirectX 9.0C.Bob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Washington, DC

Share this post


Link to post

Sorry it took me long to respond -I had no panel flickers when flying "offline". It maybe a SQbox issue. I'll try VATSIM tonight and see if I get the same results.(Sorry If this is not allowed in this forum - disregard if so)Also, I'm looking into a ATI Radeon Pro 9600 256DDR .. Anyone using this or recommends I stay away from it?Regards,-Rob

Share this post


Link to post

I just upgraded to that card (ATI Radeon Pro 9600 256DDR). It's good but not great. I would go for the 9800 instead if you can swing it. The frame rates are not bad most of time (I have them locked at 20), but I find that sometimes the frame rates drops to ~12-14 when in higher density scenery, specifically World Airports 2, and that's on a 3 GHZ P4 with 1 GB memory.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this