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Photo Scenery Load Time in P3Dv4.3

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Ever after I updated to P3Dv4.3 I notice that loading of photo scenery takes almost double the time that it used to take in P3Dv4.2.  Am I the only who is experiencing this? I wonder if there are ways to prevent these long loading times. (Yes, I know, disable all photo scenery, but that's not the solution I am looking for :) )

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Yes I notice in general that it's taking longer than expected to load than 4.2.

Not really a problem on an SSD though. :)

 

 

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Did not notice it yet , but maybe they have improved photo real scenery rendering as it has been rendered in a lower LOD in the distance since 4.0...

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3 minutes ago, GSalden said:

Did not notice it yet , but maybe they have improved photo real scenery rendering as it has been rendered in a lower LOD in the distance since 4.0...

Perhaps so, it seems to look "crispier" as in P3Dv4.2. I am just curious if I am the only experiencing this.

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Yeah I had blurry photo scenery in 4.1 when at altitude, hopefully this has been fixed. Also it could be you have the "Detail Terrain Textures" ticked now whereas previously you didn't; that adds a lot to loading time but the sim looks much better for it!

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In 4.2 there was a lot of blurred zones on ground surfaces, perhaps now in 4.3 the pre-downloading is most important to avoid this problem... Just a suggestion to explain this long waiting.

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11 minutes ago, ckyliu said:

Yeah I had blurry photo scenery in 4.1 when at altitude, hopefully this has been fixed. Also it could be you have the "Detail Terrain Textures" ticked now whereas previously you didn't; that adds a lot to loading time but the sim looks much better for it!

Nope, high-resolution terrain textures is off. Bus as the other say, the photoscenery seem to be a lot sharper. 

Thanks.

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9 minutes ago, ms2 said:

In 4.2 there was a lot of blurred zones on ground surfaces, perhaps now in 4.3 the pre-downloading is most important to avoid this problem... Just a suggestion to explain this long waiting.

Indeed might be the cause. Let's hope one of the experts will chime in and confirm this.

Thanks.

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For me photo scenery (Orbx netherlands in that case)  loading is much much better then in 4.2..

wonder that the experience with 4.3 is so different for people

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I am a heavy user of Megascenery on SSDs and didn't notice a change in loading time with 4.3.

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i wonder, share us your settings

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2 minutes ago, kurtb said:

i wonder, share us your settings

My settings are exactly the same as in P3Dv4.2.

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3 minutes ago, pgde said:

I am a heavy user of Megascenery on SSDs and didn't notice a change in loading time with 4.3.

Mine is on a plain old HD :)

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11 minutes ago, RTK1972 said:

For me photo scenery (Orbx netherlands in that case)  loading is much much better then in 4.2..

wonder that the experience with 4.3 is so different for people

I am using the Europe Photoreal Scenery that can be obtained here: http://italyphotoreal.weebly.com/download.html

 

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2 minutes ago, hvw said:

Mine is on a plain old HD :)

FYI -- here in the US SSD prices are crashing. At Newegg for instance 1 TB drives are about $210, Samsung 860 1 TB are $249. Those are significantly less than when I bought mine....

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Just now, pgde said:

FYI -- here in the US SSD prices are crashing. At Newegg for instance 1 TB drives are about $210, Samsung 860 1 TB are $249. Those are significantly less than when I bought mine....

Thanks, transferring the entire shebang to a SSD drive most probably (or definitely :) ) will be a giant step towards better performance, but it doesn't explain why it is that loading time of my photoreal scenery under v4.3 is so much longer as it was, with the same settings, as under v4.2. Just curious. 

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8 hours ago, hvw said:

Ever after I updated to P3Dv4.3 I notice that loading of photo scenery takes almost double the time that it used to take in P3Dv4.2.  Am I the only who is experiencing this? I wonder if there are ways to prevent these long loading times. (Yes, I know, disable all photo scenery, but that's not the solution I am looking for :) )

Last night I downloaded v4.3 and updated from v4.1 (I stopped v4.2 before). After loaded Cielosim Jacksonville KLAX it was around 4 seconds with black screen before seeing the airport. Plus, the runway was weird because of scenery v4.3 update. Loaded from scratch Baku UBBB and same slow loading. Later, tried Technobrian RJTT, same thing. Then simply I reversed back to v4.1

Now, let's wait for v4.4 (lol)

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Did you delete the generated files?

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5 minutes ago, pgde said:

Did you delete the generated files?

No, I didn't delete any files.

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