Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

jf_aero67

Missing scenery around aircraft - showing as light blue tiles

Recommended Posts

All,

 

Recently I noticed that scenery around my aircraft is displaying as blank light blue tiles. (See images in this post).

 

This occurs outside of a short radius from the aircraft. ie The immediate area around the aircraft, say 2 miles, is ok, then surrounded by a ring of blue as well as some random missing tiles further afield. It occurs in all global locations and airports - US, Australia etc. (Even in the default Friday Harbor flight now has the issue).

 

The blank tiles do "fill-in" when I get close to them, however at the same time, other areas "blank out".

 

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 555M and have reasonably good performance around 20fps.

 

Just prior to seeing the issue I had updated to the latest NVIDIA driver - I was forced to update the driver because a Windows 7 patching update disabled my FSX - it would refuse to load. The dreaded "An error has occurred FSX will close" on startup. Updating the video driver then solved the problem of FSX not loading.

 

I then ran a series of night flights and unfortunately may not have noticed if this texture issue occurred coincident with the NVIDIA driver update. Nevertheless I don't see how I can roll that back as FSX will then not load.

I am running with DX10 off as recommended by PMDG. I have tried various graphic slider settings and resolutions but the problem will not go away.

Finally, I also tried the FSX Acceleration "repair" install option, but again, no fix.

 

 

Any thoughts?

 

cheers

Jonathan Fyfe

 

2014-4-5_21-20-9-982.png

 

2014-4-5_21-17-2-566.png

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/93eskrxlqd6qrg0/2014-4-5_21-17-2-566.png

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gqla9z3naw7y502/2014-4-5_21-20-9-982.png

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a 555M probably means you are running FSX on a laptop.  If that is the case then you need to lower your scenery settings.

 

If you do not already have it you can also put the highmemfix=1 into your fsx.cfg and see if that helps.  Google this for details.  I am not at home so I can not tell you where in the fsx.cfg it goes or the exact spelling of the setting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a 555M probably means you are running FSX on a laptop.  If that is the case then you need to lower your scenery settings.

 

If you do not already have it you can also put the highmemfix=1 into your fsx.cfg and see if that helps.  Google this for details.  I am not at home so I can not tell you where in the fsx.cfg it goes or the exact spelling of the setting.

 

Thanks for posting.

 

The thing is, I have been running for 18 months on this laptop with no scenery issues at all, achieving a pleasing 20+ fps most of the time.

I usually fly the 737NGX and have FTX scenery.

 

I've never had a need to run on "low" settings; I tried this in any case, and also put FSX into it's lowest resolution - but the problem is still demonstrated.

 

I'm going to get the laptop serviced as it had recently been running at some very high temps due to a clogged air intake - and there seems to be a hardware issue with it as I have started to experience blue screens quite often (although strangely never when FSX is running).

 

regards

Jonathan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy to report that this is issue is resolved!

 

While investigating, I logged in as a different user (the guest account) and ran FSX - and I was pleasantly surprised - no scenery issues, everything smooth - which was a breakthrough moment.

When I logged back in to my regular account, the issue was back.

 

So I went digging in the user profiles and noted in C:\Users\Jonathan\AppData\Local\NVIDIA there was a directory called "GFExperience.exe_Url_tgm3mttmt5itflhj0kykoi5xkjy53x4g" that did not exist for the Guest user. In the directory was a directory "11.10.13" and within that an xml config file called "user.config". This had a recent create date, coinciding with the time I noticed the issue. Not sure what event had created this file. 

 

I renamed the "GFExperience.exe_Url_tgm3mttmt5itflhj0kykoi5xkjy53x4g" directory and restarted FSX - and the issue was gone. Hope this helps someone who may have this issue.

 

cheers

Jonathan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hye Jonathan,

Doing some experiments with DX 10 and thereby adjusting GFE, I have exactly the same images as you describe.

Looking at the same NVIDIA folder I do see exactly the same file, but with subdirectory "17.20.8.0" and also including a user.config.

You solved your problem by renaming the GFE.exe .... please explain : RENAMING into WHAT ???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    18%
    $4,530.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...