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I've searched and searched the forums and can't seem to resolve this problem. At dusk, all my AI aircraft become invisible....nav lights and beacons only. I'm running the latest nVidia driver as of today (03-08-09) with a clean install, FSX w/ Acceleration. I've followed NickN's guide to the letter including the use of nHancer.My system:Windows Vista Ultimate 64 SP1Intel i7 at 3.2GHz8g DDR-3 1330MHz, timing 9, 9, 9, 24GeForce GTX 280Motherboard DX58S0Nothing overclocked

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Try turning off;DX-10,orAircraft shadows.Maybe even scenery shadows.Bob

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Try turning off;DX-10,orAircraft shadows.Maybe even scenery shadows.Bob
If you mean DX-10 preview....it's off. I'll try the shadows; however, those come in handy during landing. Haven't heard many good things about DX-10, which is what I have on my system. Is there a way to downgrade to DX-9? Id' like to give that a try.

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If you mean DX-10 preview....it's off. I'll try the shadows; however, those come in handy during landing. Haven't heard many good things about DX-10, which is what I have on my system. Is there a way to downgrade to DX-9? Id' like to give that a try.
With DX10 Preview unticked, you are running DX9.

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With DX10 Preview unticked, you are running DX9.
No kidding. When I run DXdiag it says my version is 10.

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No kidding. When I run DXdiag it says my version is 10.
And if a game requires DX9, or is not DX10 compatible, DX10 falls back to DX9 mode - which is what happens when you untick DX10 Preview in FSX.

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Here is what mine says:
You are running Vista which has DX10 native support. DirectX has always been backwards compatible....so if you are not running FSX in DX10 preview mode...as stated previously by filotUK you are running FSX in DX9 mode plain and simple.The DirectX diagnostic tool is just telling you that your system has DirectX 10 installed. If you install a DirectX 8 title on your machine and run the title it will run in DX8 mode.

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You are running Vista which has DX10 native support. DirectX has always been backwards compatible....so if you are not running FSX in DX10 preview mode...as stated previously by filotUK you are running FSX in DX9 mode plain and simple.The DirectX diagnostic tool is just telling you that your system has DirectX 10 installed. If you install a DirectX 8 title on your machine and run the title it will run in DX8 mode.
I follow. I haven't found any solution to the invisible AI aircraft, stock aircraft, or add on aircraft. It's not isolated to just dusk. In addition, I realize alt + tab or alt +esc doesn't seem to function in FSX, even using alt + enter to switch to windowed mode to allow the engagement of other operations (check mail, internet) causes strange video issues. Some members have seen benefits by switching DX-10 preview mode on. I'll try it before changing drivers....again. Thanks.

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I follow. I haven't found any solution to the invisible AI aircraft, stock aircraft, or add on aircraft. It's not isolated to just dusk. In addition, I realize alt + tab or alt +esc doesn't seem to function in FSX, even using alt + enter to switch to windowed mode to allow the engagement of other operations (check mail, internet) causes strange video issues. Some members have seen benefits by switching DX-10 preview mode on. I'll try it before changing drivers....again. Thanks.
You need to turn off Aircraft Casts Shadows on Ground.Also does this happen at every airport or just one?

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You need to turn off Aircraft Casts Shadows on Ground.Also does this happen at every airport or just one?
Every airport and in flight at various altitudes. Switching from windowed mode to full screen exacerbates the issue, as well as brings on even stranger video issues. I have no add-on scenery as far as airports or geographic areas and just rebuilt my .cfg file. The only add-ons I have at the moment are Level-D 767 for FSX, ATR for FSX, and Traffic X. I'll try the shadows off even though I hate not having them.

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So now are you saying default aircraft do this also? If addon AI craft do this, it's just that you are using FS9 style addons. FSX SP2 (or Acceleration) mess them up. But if default planes have a problem, then you have a corruption somewhere. Given your short cut trouble, you may need to do a repair from the DVD.Bob

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Are you by any chance running MyTraffic X? I have had the same problem and I am not sure what the problem is but I am almost certain it is related to MyTraffic. Its not a constant thing just one of those annoying things that comes and goes.

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So now are you saying default aircraft do this also? If addon AI craft do this, it's just that you are using FS9 style addons. FSX SP2 (or Acceleration) mess them up. But if default planes have a problem, then you have a corruption somewhere. Given your short cut trouble, you may need to do a repair from the DVD.Bob
It's not just addon AI, it's add on flyable and every now and then, default planes.

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Are you by any chance running MyTraffic X? I have had the same problem and I am not sure what the problem is but I am almost certain it is related to MyTraffic. Its not a constant thing just one of those annoying things that comes and goes.
My AI program is by Just Flight and is called Traffic X (photo of manual 1st page below). Are they the same? They have similar names. From every thing I've read, all the AI are designed specifically for FSX.....no FS9 models/textures. Did they lie? I know it's hard to fathom. Should I delete Traffic X and acquire some other AI program?

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My AI program is by Just Flight and is called Traffic X (photo of manual 1st page below). Are they the same? They have similar names. From every thing I've read, all the AI are designed specifically for FSX.....no FS9 models/textures. Did they lie? I know it's hard to fathom. Should I delete Traffic X and acquire some other AI program?
I wouldn't doubt that they are the same. Just flight releases many products under their title that were developed by someone else, such as the Captain Sim 757 and a couple others. I don't know exactly how that works but I am sure the two products are the same. The screen shots you posted looked very similar. I noticed it for the first time when I tried to create an in game random failure. I am not sure what causes it I just knew it has somehow related to this product. I will look into it today when I get done with work here and let you know if I come up with anything.

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No - MyTrafficX and TrafficX are two different programs.Just one point about the pictures posted above - the 'glitch' you see with the Flight1 ATR behind the prop blades is well known, and its because it's an FS9 aircraft ported to FSX. Just wanted to let you know so you can eliminate that as being a problem with your specific computer, everyone with the ATR in FSX sees that issue.To me it looks like you either have one of two things -1) A seriously bad case of OOM (Out of Memory) problems, in which case try turning some of your sliders down a few notches2) Some serious corruption of your FSX install which might necessiate at least a repair install using the FSX DVD, or maybe a re-installation from scratch.

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No - MyTrafficX and TrafficX are two different programs.Just one point about the pictures posted above - the 'glitch' you see with the Flight1 ATR behind the prop blades is well known, and its because it's an FS9 aircraft ported to FSX. Just wanted to let you know so you can eliminate that as being a problem with your specific computer, everyone with the ATR in FSX sees that issue.To me it looks like you either have one of two things -1) A seriously bad case of OOM (Out of Memory) problems, in which case try turning some of your sliders down a few notches2) Some serious corruption of your FSX install which might necessiate at least a repair install using the FSX DVD, or maybe a re-installation from scratch.
Really. OOM with an i7, 8g RAM, and the Nvidia GTX280. I suppose it can happen. Haven't played with those buffer pools before. I've done a from scratch re-install following Nicks post to the letter. Suppose I could try a repair install. Thanks for the info regarding the ATR props. I can check that one off.

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Really. OOM with an i7, 8g RAM, and the Nvidia GTX280. I suppose it can happen. Haven't played with those buffer pools before. I've done a from scratch re-install following Nicks post to the letter. Suppose I could try a repair install. Thanks for the info regarding the ATR props. I can check that one off.
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gman!, thanks for the tip. Alright. This may be nothing, but I set up a flight at KSEA near dusk. I let time pass naturally and after dark all AI were still visible. Flew around a bit in the default Jet Ranger staying near the airport trying to task the system. No issues. Only flew around for about 30 minutes. I didn't change a thing. Wanted to see if I could duplicate the problem. Even tried the alt + enter switch several times with no issues. This is so frustrating. I'll try it again with a more complex aircraft like the Level-D 767. Funny thing, I even had other processes running in the background. I remember going through this with FS9; however, I had a much weaker system then and it didn't take near as long to get FS9 running decent.....well tolerable.

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