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Strange contrails angled 90° to ground after a while

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Hello, I own all FSFX packages, 737-A320-777, being precipit fx the last one. They are all installed on my P3D 2.5

Lately I experience a strange behavior of my contrails, both with my planes and AI. The contrail starts correctly on the back of the plane, then after a brief horizontal line, it suddenly angles 90 degrees down to the ground and it reaches the earth surface. 

What can I do? Thanks.

Roberto Rizzo, AFR2202, BEE1487.

 

 

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Hello, I own all FSFX packages, 737-A320-777, being precipit fx the last one. They are all installed on my P3D 2.5

Lately I experience a strange behavior of my contrails, both with my planes and AI. The contrail starts correctly on the back of the plane, then after a brief horizontal line, it suddenly angles 90 degrees down to the ground and it reaches the earth surface. 

What can I do? Thanks.

Roberto Rizzo, AFR2202, BEE1487.

Hi Roberto,

 

Do you have a screenshot of the issue?

Does the issue persist after uninstalling PrecipitFX?

When you say "your plane" do you mean the ones with an Immersion Package installed or another one?

 

Regards

Keven

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I removed Precipit, leaving 777 immersion and here's a video of my T7. No problem in 737 immersion but still all my IVAO MTL AI have this contrails issue.

https://youtu.be/f4gxXKAXDLw

 

Seems like there is an issue with the Contrails assignments on your 777.

 

Can you post the [Effects] section of your 777's aircraft.cfg file?

 

Regards,

Keven

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Keven, thanks for your kind help. I'm posting the effects section at the foot of this. First I have to say I fixed my problem for now but I keep this as an interim solution. Here's what I did: 1) I disinstalled 777 immersion from VFX central, 2) I removed fx_contrail_s.fx, fx_contrail_l.fx, fx_smoke.bmp and fx_1.bmp and installed fresh original ones, 3) I looked in the box of the old things and found an old copy of Immersion before VFX central and installed it. Damn it worked! 

Let me say i love it, not the contrails only but the whole old package seems to me (strange) to have more (visual) appeal.

By the way here's the old configuration before my changes. 

If you find something strange I can turn on VFX central again and have a new try. At least i found a solution that works for me. Thanks.

 

 

[EFFECTS]
wake=fx_dummy
water=fx_dummy
dirt=fx_tchdrt
concrete=fx_sparks
//(Disabled by FSFX_777_Effect)touchdown=fx_PMDG_777_tchdwn_smoke, 1
touchdown=fsfx_777_5451754250764F397544796D327254675433695854473432537159564C56646A //FSFX_777_Effect
//(Disabled by FSFX_777_Effect)vaportrail_l=fx_dummy
vaportrail_l=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
//(Disabled by FSFX_777_Effect)vaportrail_r=fx_dummy
vaportrail_r=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
WetEngineWash=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
WheelWetSpray=fsfx_777_77755038474E6775336E6144425154324568304230646D664A515162474A7272 //FSFX_777_Effect
SnowEngineWash=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
WheelSnowSpray=fsfx_777_77755038474E6775336E5979767345506C385645537A76496E5871596B786376 //FSFX_777_Effect
startup=fsfx_777_3263496B6372304972726E5170694D42384B5A6946312F443038324A47584868 //FSFX_777_Effect
l_wingtipvortice=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
r_wingtipvortice=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect

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Based on my own observations of this very same problem in P3D v2.4, I am pretty sure that it was a bug. When I upgraded to P3D v3, the problem vanished.

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By the way here are my 737 and A320 effects.

 

[EFFECTS]
wake=fx_wake
water=fx_spray
dirt=fx_tchdrt
concrete=fx_sparks
//(Disabled by FSFX_737_Effect)touchdown=fx_tchdwn, 1
touchdown=fsfx_737_5451754250764F397544796D327254675433695854473432537159564C56646A //FSFX_737_Effect
//(Disabled by FSFX_737_Effect)vaportrail_l=fx_dummy
vaportrail_l=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
//(Disabled by FSFX_737_Effect)vaportrail_r=fx_dummy
vaportrail_r=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
WetEngineWash=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
WheelWetSpray=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
SnowEngineWash=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
WheelSnowSpray=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
startup=fsfx_737_3263496B6372304972726E5170694D42384B5A6946312F443038324A47584868 //FSFX_737_Effect
l_wingtipvortice=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
r_wingtipvortice=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
contrail=fx_dummy //FSFX_737_Effect
 
[EFFECTS] // A320 & A321
wake = fx_wake
water = fx_spray
dirt = fx_tchdrt
concrete = fx_sparks
//(Disabled by FSFX_AFIM_Effect)touchdown = fx_tchdwn, 1
touchdown=fsfx_AFIM_5451754250764F397544796D327254675433695854473432537159564C56646A //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
contrail = fx_dummy
WetEngineWash=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
WheelWetSpray=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
SnowEngineWash=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
WheelSnowSpray=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
startup=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
l_wingtipvortice=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
r_wingtipvortice=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
vaportrail_l=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
vaportrail_r=fx_dummy //FSFX_AFIM_Effect
 

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By the way here are my 737 and A320 effects.

 

Those seem alright, can you post the section from the 777 you used in the video?

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The 777 effects in my previous post were about those of the video.

 

You posted the effects section from the 737, not the 777

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Have a look at post #5 that is what I find in my 777 aircraft.cfg. 

 

Sorry, didn't see it!

 

[EFFECTS]
wake=fx_dummy
water=fx_dummy
dirt=fx_tchdrt
concrete=fx_sparks
//(Disabled by FSFX_777_Effect)touchdown=fx_PMDG_777_tchdwn_smoke, 1
touchdown=fsfx_777_5451754250764F397544796D327254675433695854473432537159564C56646A //FSFX_777_Effect
//(Disabled by FSFX_777_Effect)vaportrail_l=fx_dummy
vaportrail_l=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
//(Disabled by FSFX_777_Effect)vaportrail_r=fx_dummy
vaportrail_r=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
WetEngineWash=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
WheelWetSpray=fsfx_777_77755038474E6775336E6144425154324568304230646D664A515162474A7272 //FSFX_777_Effect
SnowEngineWash=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
WheelSnowSpray=fsfx_777_77755038474E6775336E5979767345506C385645537A76496E5871596B786376 //FSFX_777_Effect
startup=fsfx_777_3263496B6372304972726E5170694D42384B5A6946312F443038324A47584868 //FSFX_777_Effect
l_wingtipvortice=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect
r_wingtipvortice=fx_dummy //FSFX_777_Effect

 

Seems like you're missing the Contrails entry.

 

Try reinstalling 777 Immersion from VFXCentral. This should fix your issue!

 

Regards,

Keven

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