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Rob Ainscough

nVidia 347.09 drivers do indeed break PAPI lights in P3D V2.4

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As reported by others ... I'd recommend you NOT install the 347.09 Beta drivers from nVidia.  I'm not sure what it is about Lockheed Martin nVidia don't seem to like, but this is 3rd time nVidia has broken P3D in both Beta an WHQL drivers.

 

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The 344.75 drivers work fine.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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This is starting become absurd. nVidia seems to be moving in the opposite direction with regard to P3D compatability...

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This is starting become absurd.

 

It's getting a little annoying I must admit ... I'd be ok if it were just restricted to Beta drivers, but nVidia introduces P3D problems in WHQL drivers also.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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You have to grease their palm.

 

Bob

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Anyone have Goat textures I can apply to my CS 777?  Maybe that'll work.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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This is starting become absurd. nVidia seems to be moving in the opposite direction with regard to P3D compatability...

I agree. I like the 337.88 for P3D.

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I agree. I like the 337.88 for P3D.

 

Absolutely. While over half a year old, they cause no issues and benchmarked the best among all of nVidia's recent drivers. In order to get rid of shimmering, I use SGSS 4x and overclock the he!! out of my 780ti... so, needless to say, I need all of the help I can get...

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It's getting a little annoying I must admit ... I'd be ok if it were just restricted to Beta drivers, but nVidia introduces P3D problems in WHQL drivers also.

 

Cheers, Rob.

Don't be affraid, P3D is'nt the only case : some of other videogames meet an issue with this driver !

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Not afraid, the real concern with nVidia's continued ignorance of P3D is the questions and support it generates. I guarantee you we'll start seeing "PAPI lights don't work in P3D" threads with the usual set of people rushing to conclusions it's all LM's fault. Then I'll have point them to the thread discussing the issue, etc. etc.

 

This nVidia process is just getting old and time consuming.

 

Cheers, Rob

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My PAPIs are showing up okay. 

 

EDIT: Oops, it's erratic. Some show up and some don't. Very odd.

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After installing 347.09 drivers I've lost all airport lights (runway, taxi etc.). Returned to 344.75 and all lights are back.

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Oops, it's erratic.

 

For some 3rd party airports they do show, but for most default airports they don't.  Either way, I'm back to 344.75 and have provide nVidia "feedback" ... not that it'll do any good as I've had better responses from my cats than nVidia (frustrated with nVidia, why yes I am).

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I don't know about you guys, but unless I NEED the beta drivers, I always wait for WHQL versions.

 

Even then, I usually wait to hear from the guinea pigs how they liked the new medicine... ;)

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I don't know about you guys, but unless I NEED the beta drivers, I always wait for WHQL versions.

 

Normally I would agree with this method, however, nVidia have demonstrated that broken Beta drivers have also become broken WHQL drivers -- this has happened twice in the past with P3D.  So sadly WHQL (when it relates to nVidia) doesn't really guarantee a good driver.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I don't know about you guys, but unless I NEED the beta drivers, I always wait for WHQL versions.

 

Unless you're spending time with other titles that require newer drivers, I think most of us are fine sticking with the 337.88s for perpetuity. There just doesn't seem like much incentive to waste time with all of the headaches. It'd be one thing if nVidia would be so graceful as to bestow upon us an official driver profile--in which case we should all update immediately--but this is one of the few flightsim update checks I've given up on...

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This is a real bummer as I installed these betas because of the Elite Dangerous profile. Well, I guess I have to live without PAPIs for a while...

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After installing 347.09 drivers I've lost all airport lights (runway, taxi etc.). Returned to 344.75 and all lights are back.

 

Same here...my landing at KDEN last night was interesting to say the least.

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Absolutely. While over half a year old, they cause no issues and benchmarked the best among all of nVidia's recent drivers. In order to get rid of shimmering, I use SGSS 4x and overclock the he!! out of my 780ti... so, needless to say, I need all of the help I can get...

 

+1 for 337.88 drivers. I went back to them yesterday and performance is smoother than my previous 344.75 on my system. Hmm.

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I just got word nVidia have been in contact again with LM, apparently nVidia's discussion with LM referenced my video demonstrating the PAPI lights problem ... maybe my Feedback to nVidia actually did work this time around.

 

Either way, the upside is an apparent commitment from nVidia to get a proper P3D profile and with any luck that profile will include SLI and hopefully will be available early next year, when exactly I don't know.

 

Happy Holidays,

 

Rob.

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That's a fantastic news. I'm simply waiting for the SLI profile to buy the second 980. This will be especially helpful for Oculus Rift VR display in the near future as it's very graphically demanding.

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Agree, having SLI support will open up many doors/options (even more so for multi-monitor and 4K monitor users).  2015 is looking to be a great year.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I just got word nVidia have been in contact again with LM, apparently nVidia's discussion with LM referenced my video demonstrating the PAPI lights problem ... maybe my Feedback to nVidia actually did work this time around.

 

Either way, the upside is an apparent commitment from nVidia to get a proper P3D profile and with any luck that profile will include SLI and hopefully will be available early next year, when exactly I don't know.

 

Happy Holidays,

 

Rob.

 

Should we say ALLELULIA ?!?!  :P

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Say it when you see the driver from nVidia ... the information I have is solid ... but as always, I want to see it.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I'm thinking of getting the driver if the PAPI Lights are fixed (which would most likely happen). My main reason is because of the HDMI RGB Fix.

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Seeing is beleaving....

 

Let 2015 be the P3D year for us :

1 Good Nv Profile with SLI support

2 Better VAS management

3 v2.5 with good fixes for several issues

 

And for me : my cockpit will be completely ready .. :-)

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