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Still looking for white caps

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I'm hanging in there on DX10, as I think I've overcome many of my image quality issues. One of the enhancements I know is out there is white caps, however I'm unable to find them. Are there any particular settings I need to see them? Tried all varieties of water 2.x and wind.

 

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One way, there may be others.

 

 

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Beautiful whitecaps. I use the GEX textures (which replaced the default) and I have no problems with water effects set at 5 in the FSX config (as in the last picture in the last post above).

 

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Jim


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Thanks - I'd changed it in Rex at some point, and now I've changed it back again I've whitecaps!

The REX "Try This" water animation does display the DX10 white caps though it seems most of the other REX water animations do not. I tried the "Try This" animation and it does look great, but it comes with a noticable FPS hit over the default DX10 water animation, at least with my computer. I find that the DX10 default water animation look great anyways, so I'm fine without using any REX water animations (though all the other REX stuff is a necessity IMO).

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Rod, are you using the DXT1 option for wave animations via the OPTIONS manager inside REX? This shouldn't give you any more a hit than normal.


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I've experimented some with the DXT1 compressed wave animations and found that the loss of image quality (over the 32 bit animation) and, in the case of DX10, diminished whitecap animation, did not compensate for their performance gains (but for DX9 the REX water animations are a "must have"). But thanks for the heads up on this.

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The REX "Try This" water animation does display the DX10 white caps though it seems most of the other REX water animations do not. I tried the "Try This" animation and it does look great, but it comes with a noticable FPS hit over the default DX10 water animation, at least with my computer. I find that the DX10 default water animation look great anyways, so I'm fine without using any REX water animations (though all the other REX stuff is a necessity IMO).

 

Just wanted to say "Thanks!" for sharing the above info. It definitely worked for me!

 

I think the REX water animation is actually called "Use This", if not mistaken.

 

I was using "Sparkling" since my DX9 days and it unfortunately did not work the same way in DX10. I also had to level down to 2X medium because of the frame rate hit. But "Use This" allowed me to slide the setting to the highest level and bring the white caps back into my sim. Framerate was not hit too badly, either.

 

An added bonus is that I used to suffer with a horrible looking "land reflection" if I went higher than 2x Medium. But with the switch to "Use This", the ugly reflections are gone and the white caps are looking great, all at the highest settings.


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