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No wave animations dx10

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Good evening everyone

 

So I've been reinstalling my OS along with fsx of course

I've decided to give dx10 a shot and so far I'm very pleased with the results

 

However one thing that's stumping me is the water

My water looks ok, has decent reflections however its looks vert static, just like fsx dx9 it looks like a solid texture, I know I'm missing something here,

 

I have

UTX

GEX

REX

 

I've done some research around and can't find any answers

In Rex I'm using dx10 setting and have wave animations checked

 

Any ideas would be great

 

Thanks

Happy flying

JHo

 

 

 

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Coupla things, Jho: first would be to bring FSX's graphics back to default - i.e. remove/un-load the apps which can replace FSX's default water - so pretty much all of those listed. If you're not sure about what "default water" is, or looks like, the only answer to that is copying the textures from a default installation, i.e. either from a backup of the default FSX, or the texture file from a second pc or laptop. This is how I personally do it

Default water set at 4, 5 or 6 in the fsx.cfg should give you good-looking waves, and if there's wind - you'll get whitecaps. Did you check out the water textures before adding these three apps?

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sadly i think i DID NOT check them out

 

so how can i replace the textures 

i have a laptop that i can install fsx on i suppose 

or can i download them somewhere 

 

also when i install the addons how do i keep the water from being replaced ?

 

thanks for the help :) 

 

JHo

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... those applications use their own mechanisms to back up your original textures, Jho, which you can then restore... of course there are three programs here - I believe all of which - can replace your original textures. I know REX does, and it can restore the originals, and I believe GEX, can do, too, and possibly UT_USA, so (because It's years since I used either, and they've changed since then) you need to verify that by visiting those two, at least, respective support pages, or by simply reading the manuals and remembering just how you installed them.

 

"when i install the addons how do i keep the water from being replaced ?"  By reading the manuals, going to the support sites, and asking that question.

 

Hope this helps,

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Hi PJ, just a quick question regarding water in DX10, does only the default water have the effect, waves, white caps etc ?

 

Cheers

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Nope; all will have it, but how noticeable it is depends upon the wave pattern selected, such as REX's "Sparkling" or ActiveSky's "Frequency", but - even the 2x default series are very good!

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Nope; all will have it, but how noticeable it is depends upon the wave pattern selected, such as REX's "Sparkling" or ActiveSky's "Frequency", but - even the 2x default series are very good!

 

Yeah, I always select the mean looking stuff when selecting themes.  I have my water effects setting at 5.  Anything higher and I get anomalies.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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5 here, too, Jim. It was 6 with BP=0 and DX9, but the 5.0 gig proc and DX10 means that the proc now has more effective memory, and so can push more data to the GTX 580. The 780 is now out, and Haswell is around the corner, so this systems days are numbered (for sale) and I'll be back to tweaking once again.... looking for better water.... cheesh! It never stops, does it!   :lol:

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i think i figured it out 

 

i did a clean reinstall 

im running dx10 

i did the steves update

tweaked the config 

and ran a vanilla flight, the water looked good out of the box, so i added UTX 

still good 

nice animations good reflections and the waves moved with white caps 

added GEX and no change really 

however i ran a test flight with the glider engine thing in TNCM 

and with a good moon out and the dreaded snow water was back, looked horrible 

so i installed fswc lite and installed according to read me 

still no change 

 

so i researched a bit more and deleted my water textures and boom there it was, nice dark water with waves and reflection. i was extremely happy so i figured lets see what REX does 

i install rex 

 

choose dx10 waves animations and sparkling

i try the flight again and i get this ugly layover the water with huge pixelated squares 

so i removed the rex waves and im back to good with default 

 

so is this normal 

in dx10 is there any reason to use the REX animations ????

not sure, water looks pretty good as it is 

will rex work with DX10 and change the color of the water and whatnot 

 

thanks guys 

happy flying 

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REX has DX10 option in the OPTIONS manager.

 

Also, there are tons of choices for wave animations, try different ones, you will be surprised at how different they all are!

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Yeah, I 100% agree with Tim, Jho. REX has very, very, very good wave animation - also DX10 compatible!

 

The problem is - I can't really give solid advice re GEX or UT_USA, as I don't use them anymore, nowadays only flying VFR in the Orbx areas, (so there is only REX - or ActiveSky present), and for the "tube-liner" commercial airline flying - only using the 4 or 5 major airports on the pacific west coast, and here again - using REX or ActiveSky clouds and water. Both are equally superb products.

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@Paul J - So you're going Haswell too?  I'm going that route too as the tech appears to be a pretty good upgrade to my 2600K.  Plus I like tinkering...  Don't know about the 780 GTX though. 

 

Best regards,

Jim

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EIGHT GigaHertz, Jim!!!  8 gig!! Wow!! Imagine - a new A2A C172 - doing 300 knots!! 

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I doubt (I know) that will I will ever see an 8 GHz oc with Haswell.  But I do see some performance gains.  I would like to see a stable 5GHz OC then maybe I can see some tidal waves in FSX!  :lol:  I think Sandy Bridge has been very good to us overall the past two years.  It has for me anyway.  Now it's time to move onward and upward!

 

Best regards,

Jim

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I agree - 8 gig is tongue-in-cheek - but I do expect six. You're dead right, Jim - I reckon the 2600K-2700K  procs have been the best bang for the buck I've ever had - being at five gig for a number of months now, with the 2600k, - Les Hesly, too, with his 2700K, and smooth and stable. Yours can do this as well, and you'll notice a difference, if you were to push it that extra 600 meg - even at 4.7, you'll see a marked improvement.

 

I've been looking at the 6xx series boards, but I think they don't have enough oomph over the 580. That 580 is still a heck of a good card for fsx. The problem is one of keeping up with the technology - a never-ending chore, and that means, really a 780 or Titan, bypassing the 6xx - and if so - we have to marry it to something better than what we currently have, memory included.

 

Again, as you say - "Now it's time to move onward and upward!"

 

All the best,

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