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Loading any kind of weather other than "clear skies" results in FS9 crash

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I accidentally posted this in the FS9 forum when I meant to post it here because i figured the AS6.5 crew are more well versed in the mechanics of what exactly happens when weather is loaded in to the sim. Please forgive this being posted in two places now.This happened to me once before, some time last year, and frankly I don't recall what, if anything, I did to fix it. It happens sort of intermittently, and I can't for the life of me figure out what is causing it.Sometimes when I start a flight and the little progress bar is telling me what is being loaded etc, the sim will crash when it gets to 77% - Loading Weather. When this happens, I can restart the sim, and if I load a flight with "clear skies" the sim loads just fine and I am able to fly. But if I add any sort of weather - either through ActiveSky 6.5 - or default weather of any kind, the sim will crash. Again, this only happens intermittently. I remember it happening to me a few times last summer, and it happened again yesterday and today, but not every time. On a few occasions yesterday, I was able to load weather just fine - both default weather and AS6.5, yet just now, when I tried to load some weather, the sim crashed on me.Has anyone ever experienced this?Neal

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I accidentally posted this in the FS9 forum when I meant to post it here because i figured the AS6.5 crew are more well versed in the mechanics of what exactly happens when weather is loaded in to the sim. Please forgive this being posted in two places now.This happened to me once before, some time last year, and frankly I don't recall what, if anything, I did to fix it. It happens sort of intermittently, and I can't for the life of me figure out what is causing it.Sometimes when I start a flight and the little progress bar is telling me what is being loaded etc, the sim will crash when it gets to 77% - Loading Weather. When this happens, I can restart the sim, and if I load a flight with "clear skies" the sim loads just fine and I am able to fly. But if I add any sort of weather - either through ActiveSky 6.5 - or default weather of any kind, the sim will crash. Again, this only happens intermittently. I remember it happening to me a few times last summer, and it happened again yesterday and today, but not every time. On a few occasions yesterday, I was able to load weather just fine - both default weather and AS6.5, yet just now, when I tried to load some weather, the sim crashed on me.Has anyone ever experienced this?Neal
Go to your FS settings and set 'Render to texture' to on... DJ

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Hi,Yes, it is probably from some Dx textures you have on your system. And as DJ suggested, turning On Render to Texture should fix this.Thanks,

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edit: I was wrong, render to texture was NOT checked. i had been messing with settings the last few days. I am unsure if it was checked when this problem occurred last summer, but I just turned it on and I am trying the sim now.what does "render to texture" actually do?

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Hi,It allows Dx textures to be used. That class of textures are more frame rate friendly.Thanks,

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Hi,It allows Dx textures to be used. That class of textures are more frame rate friendly.Thanks,
But be aware, that everytime when ASA writes new weather to FS with RtT set to on, the screen might flicker.RgdsReinhard

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