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silvermoon314

Missing Default Effect in 3.4.18

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Hi all

My P3D was having many add-ons and I found there were some problems about effects (after I have installed precipitfx). I thought the add-on had caused the problem so I deleted it in order to have the default effect. Then I found default effects were also missing...So I did a full reinstall of my Windows 10 and also the P3D.

Unfortunately, problem still exists so I have to raise this question here. I tried to update my graphic card driver to the latest version, reinstall windows, reinstall P3D, managed settings in P3D but no luck at all...

 

*http://www.avsim.com/topic/486484-read-first-common-issues-and-solutions/

I have followed the guide / deleted cache; shader....

I wonder it might be the problem of graphic card itself as I seen some threads which had also raised similar problem because of the graphic card.

My system:
iMac 2011; i7 2600; 8GB ram; AMD Ati HD6970m 2GB (Radeon Software Version 16.2.1 / Driver Packaging Version 15.301.1901); Windows 10 Pro 

Thank you so much for the attention and hopefully I can get a workable solution here, thanks all!

 

#Tickets were sent to LM P3D dept and still waiting their reply.

 

Edward Sze

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Then I found default effects were also missing...So I did a full reinstall of my Windows 10 and also the P3D.

 

Which effects .. examples .. names ?

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Which effects .. examples .. names ?

 

 

Hi vonmar

 

Effects like smoke (engine running effect, touchdown, break smoke), contrail, 'airflow?' are missing

 

Thanks

Edward

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Hi Vonmar

 

I have tried PMDG 777, aerosoft A320, Beechcraft bonanza a-36, f22

 

Edward,

 

Which aircraft?

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Hi Edward,

I am in the same situation as you. I first came to realize all effects were not working after buying several effects products from FSFX Packages. I spent weeks trying to figure out why all effects were missing. The best I can tell LM made a change starting in Prepar3D V3 in how effects are rendered that does not work with certain video cards. I tried every driver I could get my hands on (including beta drivers) for my AMD ATI M8900 card and could not get the effects restored. Then I started working my way backwards from P3D 3.4.22 doing fresh clean installs with no addons. As soon as I did a P3D V2 install the effects were all back and working. From there I started doing clean P3D V3 installs on a different machine I had available with an AMD ATI Radeon R5 240 card. In some versions the effects were there and in some not. I always tested them at KLAS (Las Vegas) at 2200 hours. All you have to do is look over at the strip and you shroud see the bright Luxor Hotel Sky Beam light and a fireworks display occurring. In P3D 3.4.18 the light and fireworks are there, but in 3.4.22 the fireworks are there but the light is way up in the sky instead of coming off the point of the hotel. My greatest hopes are LM addresses this in a future build.

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Just as an update, my AMD ATI M8900 card went bad and I replaced it with a better performing M6100 card. All special effects work perfect again. Whatever it was that P3D V3 and V4 didn't like about the M8900 card it finds agreeable in the M6100 card. 

 

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Shouldn't you update the client to 3.4.22.

 

3.4.18 had 2 hot fixes.  

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The 3.4.22 client had the same issue. The best I can tell it was purely a compatibility issue between the particular AMD/ATI video card and all P3D versions after version 2.

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To restore the default effects you need to either update the latest PD3 Content or run the repair PD3 Content for your current version.

Regards,
Simbol

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