Dane Watson

Very Long Load Time v4.5

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OK Lockheed Martin - you promised a quicker load time for v4.5

My default scenery used to take 2 minutes to load in v4.4
After installing v4.5 that same scenery now takes 4 minutes 30 seconds. In fact it stalls at the 6% load for 2 minutes 15 seconds (the time it used to take to fully load under v4.4)

Why?
Can someone please help?

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What did you install? Client only.. did you delete the Shaders folder?

Do you have Autogen density set above "Normal"?

Give us some details.. :cool:

 

 

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5 hours ago, Bert Pieke said:

What did you install? Client only.. did you delete the Shaders folder?

Do you have Autogen density set above "Normal"?

Give us some details.. :cool:

Sorry Bert - I know better, I should have included more data - I guess I was frustrated.

First let me say once the saved scenario loads, P3Dv4.5 runs very well, smooth, a wee better FPS, and much nicer looking graphics - all over v4.4.

Second to answer your questions:

1. I did a complete uninstall of v4.4 and downloaded and installed the complete v4.5 and that went very well.

2. I deleted the Shader folder and the Prepar3d.cfg file.

3. As far as the Autogen setting goes I rebuilt the settings to exactly what I had v4.4 set to. - please see my links below for some screenshots of my settings.

I have discovered one significant thing and that is - my home base is the Pacific Northwest, my base airport is CZBB (Boundary Bay Airport by Don Grovestine) located just south east of Vancouver, BC.

I have tried several airports, default as well as third party, in my area and they all take between 4 and 5 minutes to load when in v4.4 it used to be 2 minutes.

When I load other airports anywhere outside of the Pacific Northwest area like California, Nevada, Florida, St. Maarten the load is very quick 1.5 to 2 minutes.

So I am thinking because I have so many ORBX FTX files loaded this must be the problem - but I do not know just what to do about it - again see my several links of screenshots below.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FB1AZB1YzpsbqEZi7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pYmnp6hZZaW6Zy3EA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/uzbA6K7tRJwLHRXz6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wk57WCsoVJNksipJ7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/73tpTy58PftdSHwP9

 

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If you have missed it : LM is working on a hotfix...

So do not use AG any higher than Normal and accept the long loading time.

Otherwise you can go back to V4.4 till the hotfix is released.

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3 minutes ago, GSalden said:

If you have missed it : LM is working on a hotfix...

So do not use AG any higher than Normal and accept the long loading time.

Otherwise you can go back to V4.4 till the hotfix is released.

Thank you so much, I was not aware that LM was working on a fix.

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Thanks Gerard, the LM post seems to be referring to a frame rate issue which I do not have. However I will await the hotfix and hope there might be a fix for what I think is an issue with all the FTX products loaded - I will be patient.

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Hi Dane, I live on Vancouver Island and have my default flight set to KTPA, Tampa, Florida.

For that exact reason..

The Grovestine airports are particularly taxing on my system and there is a spot between CYCD and KORS where my CPU throws a hissy fit.. too many (non P3D) airports in close proximity, I believe.

I have reduced my Autogen setting from Dense to Normal for now, until the hotfix comes out..

Also try (as a test):

World
LOD radius:  high
Tesselation factor: high
mesh resolution:  5m
texture resolution:  1m
high resolution terrain: on

Also turn off Dynamic 3d vegetation..

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4 hours ago, Bert Pieke said:

Hi Dane, I live on Vancouver Island and have my default flight set to KTPA, Tampa, Florida.

For that exact reason..

The Grovestine airports are particularly taxing on my system and there is a spot between CYCD and KORS where my CPU throws a hissy fit.. too many (non P3D) airports in close proximity, I believe.

I have reduced my Autogen setting from Dense to Normal for now, until the hotfix comes out..

Also try (as a test):

World
LOD radius:  high
Tesselation factor: high
mesh resolution:  5m
texture resolution:  1m
high resolution terrain: on

Also turn off Dynamic 3d vegetation..

Thanks Bert, I did try your suggestions and I got a 30 second improvement, so I guess I will just wait for the hotfix and hope that the hotfix also looks at loading times in certain areas/circumstances even though I read that the hotfix seems to be to improve FPS which is not a problem for me as since v4.5 my FPS did improve a wee bit (about 3 or 4 FPS).

Yeah Grovestine's airports are really nice but they sure cause loading issues. My CZBB was acceptable at 2 minutes with v4.4 but Grovestine's CYYJ (Victoria) was always a killer. If you have his CYYJ maybe that is causing your CYCD to KORS flight to be a problem??

Anyway - thanks again... Happy flights....

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Yup... CYYJ is the culprit, I am sure.. :cool:

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