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AJLedbetter123

P3D SweetFX and Menu Bar

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Evening All,

 

Something I've come across - While using SweetFX 'standalone' within P3D V2.4, for some reason if I am to enter the menu bars, SweetFX will disable, now I don't mean disable where I have to enable it again, I mean it won't work, I have to close the sim to load SweetFX back..

 

Should I use the actual SweeFX Configuration to resolve the matter or is this known in P3D?

 

Secondly when using the menus, the simulator will lag and drop to very low FPS, it's only when I close the menu bars I go back to normal FPS and everything back to normal..

 

Thirdly, any possibility to have that 'alt' (Flights, Options etc) bar removed is that something tha'll always be on the screen and only removed by holding 'alt' on the keyboard?

 

Any thoughts?

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Quote: "Secondly when using the menus, the simulator will lag and drop to very low FPS, it's only when I close the menu bars I go back to normal FPS and everything back to normal.."

 

Simply press the Scroll/Lock key before selecting the menu and the press it again after making your changes to re-enable SweetFX. That will eliminate the drop in frame rates.

 

Sorry, but I can't help with the other issues as I have never experienced either of them.

 

Lyn

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Quote: "Secondly when using the menus, the simulator will lag and drop to very low FPS, it's only when I close the menu bars I go back to normal FPS and everything back to normal.."

 

Simply press the Scroll/Lock key before selecting the menu and the press it again after making your changes to re-enable SweetFX. That will eliminate the drop in frame rates.

 

Sorry, but I can't help with the other issues as I have never experienced either of them.

 

Lyn

 

Ok, that did help reduce the FPS problem, although when I click Scroll/Lock it disables SwetFX and as soon as I go into the menu, do what I need to do and come back out to enable SweetFX again, it won't. Just doesn't load..

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It was for this problem to stop using it, this costume you can minimize the simulator to make the change you want in the settings that require only off and on for the change to take effect

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It was for this problem to stop using it, this costume you can minimize the simulator to make the change you want in the settings that require only off and on for the change to take effect

 

I'm not following :/

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With Scroll/lock I can turn it off , but I cannot turn it on anymore.

 

P3D startsup in Windows mode.

I have to select some adons from the menu bar first.

Than I need to start some addon programs outside P3d.

After that I choose Denali's Distortion Fix which resizes the Window to "fullscreen" 

 

If someone has a workaround I would be greatfull.

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With Scroll/lock I can turn it off , but I cannot turn it on anymore.

 

P3D startsup in Windows mode.

I have to select some adons from the menu bar first.

Than I need to start some addon programs outside P3d.

After that I choose Denali's Distortion Fix which resizes the Window to "fullscreen" 

 

If someone has a workaround I would be greatfull.

 

That's exactly my problem, I don't understand what changes when the menu bar is selected but something seems to be removed or disabled.

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That's an interesting read;

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/449337-sweetfx-not-working-with-v23/

 

Quoting the topic starter;

 

"Hi,

 

Thanks for the replies, i managed to solve the problem by uninstalling windows update KB2670838. Had it installed since April or May, don't know why it didn't have a problem with version 2.2. Go figure.

 

Regards"

 

I'll go home later and remove that update if I have it and post back later with results.

 

 

Hello!

I had the same problem, look @ :

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/449337-sweetfx-not-working-with-v23/page-2#entry3109322
There might be a problem with some windows update!

Do you try "fullscreenizer"?

Cheers

 

I don't mind about going full screen, the problem is SweetFX disabling when going into the menu bar which I have to do sometimes to access certain addons etc.

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On my sytem I do not have this KB update and the issue is there.

In v2.3 it worked like it should.

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He's also quoted;

 

 

"ok friends !

 

Thank you for your response, but I think I have it !

 

I´m not sure which step solved this problem (no tests after every step, sorry) but i did as follow:

 

reinstalled DirectX runtime

as posted above -> uninstalling windows update KB2670838 (could be the reason)

rebuild P3D own shaders with SweetFX on

rebuild SweetFX shaders (pressed break button on keyboard) with SweetFX on and off !

 

The issue with the P3D menu is still there, but as soon as I close the menu the effects are coming back, an I can also switch to fullscreen or windowed mode without problems !!

Yuhuu !

 

Thank you !"

 

I do have the KB update so I'll test it tonight, you have Windows 7?

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Here also W7 64 bit but not that Update and also the issue.

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You can try the beta package from my website. Basically, with each p3d 2 update, SFX will have more and more issues. Especially, if you use WIN 8 like me. The people who made SFX are working on a new effects framework that will be much more compatible with DX11 titles. I think we can expect it in 2015 as the developers are progressing very slowly, mostly because current SFX works for many, many other titles, meaning they are not rushing to release the new version.

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@AJLedbetter123 : So, is it working now for you ? And if so what cured it ? 

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@AJLedbetter123 : So, is it working now for you ? And if so what cured it ? 

 

Yeah it's all working! I removed the KB windows update..

 

Seems to be working in and out of the menu bar..

 

Also the previous page about break-key.

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Finally I also found the update and removed it.

Immediately SweetFX was working again.

 

However : when uninstalling that update it reverts my IExplorer 11 back to IE 8 ! 

Even when I do not uninstall IE 11 ...

 

Tried it several times...

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Of coarse I could use another browser, but my 100+ saved links would be lost...

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No, your favourites will be saved within a folder in windows, I think it's actually called 'Favourites' and you'll also be able to export your links over to Chrome

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Ok, will try that tomorrow.

Incredible that this update can cause this issue with P3D v2.4..,

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Ok, will try that tomorrow.

Incredible that this update can cause this issue with P3D v2.4..,

 

Yeah, I wasn't very confident the update removal would fix it..

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