IG00581

Loading terrain data stuck at 6%

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Hello, so I have came across a problem lately within P3D v4.3 at random times I will launch P3D and a popup will appear on the splash screen and it will go to 6% loading terrain data and will not move from there, the only solution I have found is to let P3D build a new Prepar3D.cfg file but It is really annoying how every time it does this I need to fix all settings etc again, I am wondering if there is an alternative solution to solving this. 

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This is normal.  Be patient and let the sim load.  Sometimes I have to wait 3 minutes or more.  It will eventually load.  If you want it to load faster, go to the Documents/Prepar3DV4 Addon Folder and move all of the contents to a temp folder.  Load the scenario again and it will be much faster.

If you want to find out the culprit scenery that is taking 'years' to load, then move one of the XML files in the temp folder back over to the P3DV4 addon folder.  Reload and see if it is stuck at 6% again.

If you have a lot of photoscenery like Orbx/FTX stuff, then that will take a long time.  Megascenery will too if there is a lot of it loaded.  One time in FSX, I had 40 MSE States activated at one time and it took a long time for me to get to the setup screen.  Once I started loading the scenario, I waited over 20 minutes but could only hear the HDD thrashing.  I shut it down and only loaded the photoscenery I needed for the scenario.  Remember, photoscenery that is activated will load even if you are in Europe and the photoscenery is in California.

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On 10/2/2018 at 7:37 PM, Jim Young said:

This is normal.  Be patient and let the sim load.  Sometimes I have to wait 3 minutes or more.  It will eventually load.  If you want it to load faster, go to the Documents/Prepar3DV4 Addon Folder and move all of the contents to a temp folder.  Load the scenario again and it will be much faster.

If you want to find out the culprit scenery that is taking 'years' to load, then move one of the XML files in the temp folder back over to the P3DV4 addon folder.  Reload and see if it is stuck at 6% again.

If you have a lot of photoscenery like Orbx/FTX stuff, then that will take a long time.  Megascenery will too if there is a lot of it loaded.  One time in FSX, I had 40 MSE States activated at one time and it took a long time for me to get to the setup screen.  Once I started loading the scenario, I waited over 20 minutes but could only hear the HDD thrashing.  I shut it down and only loaded the photoscenery I needed for the scenario.  Remember, photoscenery that is activated will load even if you are in Europe and the photoscenery is in California.

Hi Jim, first of all thank you for the reply I have tried removing all scenery this is when I am first opening the Prepar3D.exe this is happening. 

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24 minutes ago, IG00581 said:

https://gyazo.com/b957325d81436a46e4ecc77ec30e20f1 It just done it again all scenery removed no addon scenery on in the Config

Have no clue.  I get stuck at 6% too but it eventually loads everything.  Hope you can figure it out.

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If someone has tons of scenery and AI, the loading can hang at around 6%. Normal. 

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Mine hangs at six percent due to the photoscenery I have which covers most of the western states.  Once P3DV4.3 eventually starts, operation is then normal.  The good news is if I quit my session but restart it later, P3D loads much faster, about twice as fast, until I reboot the PC again.

John

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Thats been that way since FSX for me. Just kick back and wait.

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15 hours ago, t4murphy said:

Thats been that way since FSX for me. Just kick back and wait.

I have left in for up to 1 hour

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Could you check your scenery.cfg file and see if the "Default Terrain" file is listed on your cfg file at the very first level and if it is ACTIVE? It does happened exceptionally that when uninstalling some scenery add-ons this Default Terrain file is deleted by mistake.

Edited by Jean-Claude

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On 10/4/2018 at 5:29 PM, Jean-Claude said:

Could you check your scenery.cfg file and see if the "Default Terrain" file is listed on your cfg file at the very first level and if it is ACTIVE? It does happened exceptionally that when uninstalling some scenery add-ons this Default Terrain file is deleted by mistake.

Hi Jean, thanks I sorted the problem.

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1 hour ago, IG00581 said:

Hi Jean, thanks I sorted the problem.

please tell us how - 

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Posted (edited)

Don't u just love this type of scenario? I always get a chuckle at these moments.

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