OfficialLiovo

Black Textures....everywhere....

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Hey,

I loaded up my FSX this afternoon, and I was greeted with an unpleasant sight. All of my FSX textures were black, except airports. It's also now taking an extremely long time to load flights when it gets to "Loading terrain data...". Here is a screenshot:

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I really don't know how to fix this. I reinstalled FSX about three days ago.

 

Signed,

Jacob

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What has worked for me in the past: Re-name the "fsx.cfg", or back it up in another folder, and delete the original). Start FSX and the config file will rebuild - see if this fixes the problem.  Of course, you must edit the config file to add back in any tweaks + then probably need to OK any non-default gauges upon start-up, and maybe a few apps ...  Good luck.

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There is a way to have Steam check and fix errors in your installation which may help. Open your Steam account. Right click on the game title in the left top part of the screen and it will bring up a menu of options. Choose properties. Then choose Local Files. Left click on "verify integrity of game files" at the bottom of the list and it will check and reload any files that have accidentally been removed or corrupted. I can't promise this will fix your issue but it's definitely worth a try and beats reinstalling the whole thing...

The other thing I might suggest - have you got any other games that you can check and see if they are working normally? It might be a video card issue rather than FSX-SE or Win 10???
Ian

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Are you using a shader mod?  Have you tried deleting the contents of the shader cache?  It is completely safe to do.

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\FSX folder.

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If the OP is using FSX-SE, I don't think he will find there is a shader cache? I think that is a difference between the box version and Steam. If I'm wrong, I would love someone to tell me how to find the Shader Cache in SE because I've looked and looked. There is a folder in the main directory entitled ShadersHLSL but there is no "cache" inside it - at least none that I can find. And yes, I have looked in the userapp folders - both FSX and FSX-SE and it's not there either...

I have also had a "black rectangle" problem though in my case it's that common problem of certain effect files not being able to load fast enough - strobe lights, PAPI lights, AI propellers in certain visibility conditions etc. I tried applying a fix that works in FSX but among other things, it requires deleting the shader cache and I was never able to find it.

I'd be very grateful if someone who uses SE can chime in on this and confirm there is no folder or tell me how to find it...

Cheers

Ian

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Hello Ian,

First off, I will tell you that I don't use FSX:SE, I have the FSX:Boxed version, but there should be a Shaders folder (Shader Cache) for both versions (see below) (Do not delete or mess with \ShadersHLSL in the root FSX / FSX:SE directory)

If you are looking for the Shaders & Shaders10 folders they can be found in:

C:\Users\{yourusername}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\FSX  

Black rectangles momentarily displayed around VASI, PAPI, strobes, (not sure about black AI props under certain low vis conditions though) can often indicate that your PC resources are under stress.
To alleviate this you should experiment by reducing things such as - AI aircraft Boats Ships Cars, Autogen, Water effect, Shadows on aircraft & cloud draw distance. If you are using REX HD textures you should consider not using 4096 TML but rather opt for 2048 TML or even default 1024 TML.

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8 hours ago, kiwiflyer45 said:

I have also had a "black rectangle" problem though in my case it's that common problem of certain effect files not being able to load fast enough - strobe lights, PAPI lights, AI propellers in certain visibility conditions etc. I tried applying a fix that works in FSX but among other things, it requires deleting the shader cache and I was never able to find it.

I'd be very grateful if someone who uses SE can chime in on this and confirm there is no folder or tell me how to find it...

Cheers

Ian

Hi Ian,

I thought that I had it and pasted the path to C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\FSX-SE.  Now having looked at it I now see that it contains the ShadersHLSL folder.  It still appears that the contents are shader files only.  Try renaming the folder to disable it and see if it is rebuilt after you start FSX-SE.  I would do it but I am already running late getting to work.

Rob

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Ian,

Just home from work and I checked; I can confirm the Shader cache is located in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\FSX-SE, it can be safely deleted.

@ OfficalLiovo, how many texture files have you got in the root Texture folder, I have 1654 files myself.  Something may have become corrupt, is you ShadersHLSL folder intact?  Have you tried to do a repair of FSX using your install disk?

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I've just completely deleted FSX from my system and reinstalled it. It's still showing the black textures when I've loaded it up again.

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Did you delete all the leftover folders in AppData, Program Data etc. folders when you uninstalled FSX-SE?  Have you posted at the Steam forums?

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Found this at another website:

I know there where some issues with people that had Turkish fs X installs, the solution at the time was this:

check that the scenery.cfg has the following settings located at : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX open with notepad edit where needed and do not forget to save before exiting

[Area.001]

Title=Default Terrain

Local=Scenery\World

Texture_ID=1

Layer=1

Active=TRUE

Required=TRUE

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I am also using an English version of FSX. I've checked my scenery.cfg and it already includes what you have said.

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Did you check your scenery in different seasons and are they all the same? check your FSX/scenery/world/texture folder, there should be a lot of files with numbers and letters, are they there or is the folder empty?

which OS do you use? do you have UAC disabled? and do you stop your anti virus program when downloading FSX-SE? long loading times, maybe a malware or a virus hit you, did you scan for that? do you stop your AV when starting FSX? it might block stuff and cause long loading times to.

Herman

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Okay everyone, I have an update. I've just edited a few things in my settings and scenery library, and it's caused some glitches but made some things better.

http://prntscr.com/erfu3w

I've also noticed that whenever I move away from something, the less black it gets. Therefore the closer I am to something, the blacker the surrounding area is. Anyway, here's a video:
 

You can see that the textures came back there at the end, but I spawned in at EGCC and black ones showed again.

 

@electricman All of the files are there.

Signed,

Jacob

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Looks like you have a low end system, the scenery doesn't look like it should at all, water where land is supposed to be and vice verso, what are your specs?

Herman

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@electricman I have a low-end system, but I don't know how this happened. My FSX used to work fine, completely well until the other week, when this happened. My specs are as follows:

AMD A6 (1.80ghz) with AMD R4 Radeon Graphics    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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With those specs you should lower all the sliders to a minimum or one notch above minimum, from what I see in the video is that your system can't keep up with loading the scenery. AMD CPU's and Radeon graphic cards aren't good for FSX neither, intel and NVidia make a world of difference, also your RAM is important, not only the size but also the speed and latency.

The only other thing we can still help you with is maybe a few tweaks on your FSX.cfg but then you have to post it here.

Herman

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