lukejw20

Precipit FX effects not showing

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Hi. I installed precipitfx, set the scenery detail to high, have the latest version of FSUPIC, have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, and using Active Sky. But somehow, the default FSX and P3D rain and snow textures are still there. Is there something else I should be doing? Thanks

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I have PrecipitFX.  Have you tried downloading and running the VFXCentral application?  From there, click on PrecipitFX and make sure the correct simulator is highlighted and the options are toggleable.

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7 hours ago, BF Bullpup said:

I have PrecipitFX.  Have you tried downloading and running the VFXCentral application?  From there, click on PrecipitFX and make sure the correct simulator is highlighted and the options are toggleable.

Yes to all of those

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How about editing the registry (simulator paths) in the VFXCentral app?  You may have had a new P3D installation or moved it?

Finally toggle on the option to launch VFXCentral when your simulator runs.  VFXCentral is supposed to check the integrity of your files when you start both up.

Other than the above I'm out of ideas.  Try the forum suggested by Charlie.

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The current registry is ProgramFiles(x86)/Steam/Steamapps/Common/FSX. Is that the correct registry?

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I am so dumbfounded. Steve's Fixer, FSUPIC registered, installed correctly, tried using active sky next, default textures are STILL there. This is getting beyond a joke and I am determined to find a solution

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12 hours ago, lukejw20 said:

The current registry is ProgramFiles(x86)/Steam/Steamapps/Common/FSX. Is that the correct registry?

Just point to the correct FSX:SE folder using VFXCentral.  Yes that is the default for most FSX:SE installs assuming your Steam folder is in ProgramFiles(x86).

4 hours ago, lukejw20 said:

I am so dumbfounded. Steve's Fixer, FSUPIC registered, installed correctly, tried using active sky next, default textures are STILL there. This is getting beyond a joke and I am determined to find a solution

I don't think it is an issue with the Fixer and FSUIPC.  One idea I have now is to simply uninstall VFXCentral and then re-install it.  It is possible VFXCentral's rain/snow textures got replaced by default textures when you re-installed FSX:SE or another texture replacement.  The re-install should then force FSX to use PrecipitFX's textures.

I actually keep a list of the order I installed texture add-ons in case I ever need to re-install one or more add-ons, or the whole thing (it happened two years ago).  After default FSX:SE is installed, I installed Steve's DX10 Fixer next.  PrecipitFX comes in second.  I then installed GEX, UTX, and Lights for UT.  Finally I installed my REX add-ons.  I have no issues with the rain/snow textures.  So I hope that helps somehow.

Keep plugging away at the PrecipitFX Support thread.  A lot of developers don't work in the weekend so be patient to get input from them or simmers with more knowledge than I do.

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I am happy to say, the effects are working! The rain looks so good and realistic! Thanks for your help!

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Just now, BF Bullpup said:

Awesome!  How were you able to fix it in the end?  Enjoy!!!

Well, I think Steve's DX10 fixer did the trick.

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Currently flying in the rain from Aktau, Kazakhstan to Almaty, Kazakhstan on the QW752RR in Air Astana livery 😄

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5 minutes ago, lukejw20 said:

Is it supposed to fall that fast?

Even light rain in active sky falls very fast

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My apologies if I sound stupid right now. I'm still relatively new to payware addons

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You don't use FSUIPC for weather.  Active Sky will provide you the weather.  AS does NOT change the textures of the precipitation or clouds.  PrecipitFX simply changes the precipitation textures so they look more realistic.  Light and heavy rain have no difference in texture appearance, I believe.  This video shows the same rain that I see in my setup.

 

 

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Nevertheless, the rain/snow looks better. I have one other question before I go, if I may. I deleted the Thomas Ruth A330 from my program files(x86)/steam/steamapps/common/FSX/Sim Objects/Airplanes folder, unaware that FSX was running in the background. Do you think that messed up my installation?

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If that aircraft doesn't come with its own rain/snow texture, I doubt it.  But yeah, avoid deleting FSX files if it is still running.

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Well, I was wondering because now I get a black screen when FSX first loads my flight, but everything loads in after a few seconds. And if it did mess up my installation, is there any way I could fix it?

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It is normal for an all black screen with a progress bar when any flight loads.

If you use FSX:SE, verify the integrity of the game files.  This video shows you how if you don't know (and works with any Steam program).

 

Otherwise, back up your files and reinstall from scratch.

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I verified the files but now I get serious flashes in the middle of my screen. Should reinstalling fix it?

 

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I'm trying to avoid reinstall. I ran the FSDT Live Updater because I was getting notifications of graphics issues. I launched the sim and I'm not getting any more flickers. I'm gonna give it a few days and see if I get any more flickers. I'll let you know how it goes.

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