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Have I installed things correctly?

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Hi All,

 

I've installed the latest version of P3D on my rig, then installed FTX Global, FTX UK, REX Essentials+ HD and the Realism Shader pack in that order. I tried a brief flight from KHQM last night and once in the air the graphics were very good but my issue is that even though I used REX to install textures the runway and surround areas didn't look much different.

 

Have I installed something in the wrong order or done something I shouldn't?

 

TIA

Daz

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Hi DAZ,

 

Install order sounds OK although the precise order should not be crucially important anyway. Check the settings in REX - you have the option to use 1024 right up to 4096 bit textures for runways etc. Also in the Sim itself, select the texture resolution. By default it might be on 1024 and can be pushed all the way to 4096. Be aware though that higher resolution textures will affect performance and possibly create VAS issues (out of memory crashes). Perhaps a more obvious one, make sure you have saved your texture theme set and have selected the option to install it into the sim - done through the REX control panel.

 

When I first installed P3D (coming from FSX), I was a little underwhelmed at the differences. However, given some time to get the settings right (for my eye and my system), I can now say it is quite an improvement and worth the investment. You too may just need to make some adjustments (I'm not talking .cfg tweaks such as setting Affinity etc) but the P3D sliders and the control panel options for REX, ASN, FTX etc and you will be good to go.

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If you added the parking lines textures in REX set it's easy to see if they're showing up at the terminals. Red lines by the gates where an aircraft would go ...

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Thanks for the replies guys. I'll have a play later when I get home from the office. I can't seem to work out how to use real world weather like we can in FSX or perhaps P3D doesn't have it?

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One of the best options for real world weather is Active Sky Next. Very easy to configure and use. Works well with P3D and REX. Even in my "remote" part of the world it is pretty accurate. What's on the screen is what I see outside. I might be wrong but I believe that you have to have it if you want weather radar to work in the PMDG B737's. I've not tried the options in P3D's own weather engine though..... so not sure what it is capable of.

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I may have screwed up things a little tonight. I've played around with Nvidia Inspector and ever since my FR's have dropped. Granted I was over Elstree in the UK which is highly populated. Guess it's time to drop the quality settings or call in someone who can have a play around for me using Teamviewer....any experts out there fancy having a play with my pc ?

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A typical edit in NI is setting 4 x SGSS for anti-aliasing. This will improve some visuals in the sim and 'fix' some shimmering but it does take a hit on FPS, especially if you are in heavy weather and scenery.

Many here just have NI set to defaults, no edits at all. It is easy to reset NI to it's defaults if you want to take a step back and start again.

 

Not sure Team Viewer will help much as the image presented on the other PC will probably have some additionally induced network/bandwidth lag/delays, thus making it very difficult to know what is working best.

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Thanks for the reply. 

 

How do I reset NI to defaults for P3D?

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Hi All,

 

I've installed the latest version of P3D on my rig, then installed FTX Global, FTX UK, REX Essentials+ HD and the Realism Shader pack in that order. I tried a brief flight from KHQM last night and once in the air the graphics were very good but my issue is that even though I used REX to install textures the runway and surround areas didn't look much different.

 

Have I installed something in the wrong order or done something I shouldn't?

 

TIA

Daz

You can check the "installlog.txt" in the main REX directory......it will tell you what was installed, to which sim and when the installation took place.

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