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Blurry ground textures P3DV4

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So there is one thing that has bothered me extremely much lately, and that is blurry ground textures on P3DV4, Its not blurry all of the time of course but some times it takes a long time to load and that looks extremely unrealistic. I think it has been like this for as long as I can remember but I started really noticing it once I installed ORBX FTX Global, vector and LC Europe. Because id say the least thing I can expect when buying these products is an end to blurry ground textures. What can I do? My disc is sometimes at 100% in task manager, maybe that matters? 

Thank you so much for taking your time and effort to help me with this, may you have a nice day! 🙂

My specs:

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 3GB

8GB Ram

Intel i3 8800K processor

And a total of 4 logical processors.

My addons:

PMDG 737-800 NGX

Orbx FTX global

Orbx FTX vector

Orbx LC Europe

Orbx trees

Orbx FTX norway

FS2CREW

FSDT GSX Level 1

ASP4

ASCA

ENVTEX & ENVSHADE

Aerosoft Mega Airport Oslo V2.0 (still appears somewhat blurry from distance)

My P3D settings:

For some reason i couldnt paste an image so im gonna write what it says in display and world in the settings of p3d

Display: 

Image and texture quality:

FXAA: off

AA: 4xMSAA

Texture filtering: Anisotropic 16X

Texture resolution: High - 2048 X 2048

Vsync is on with triple buffering also on

World:

Level of detail radius: Ultra

Tesselation factor: High

Mesh resolution: 5M

Texture resolution: 15CM

Scenery complexity: Extremely Dense

Autogen and scenery draw distance: High

Autogen vegetation density: Dense

Autogen building density: Dense

Dynamic 3D autogen vegetation is checked.

Idk if reflections matter but they are all on off anyways.

Special effects: Both detail and distance are high

 

My prepar3d.cfg file:

[GRAPHICS]
SCREEN_CAPTURE_MAX_JOBS=10
VIDEO_CAPTURE_WIDTH=720
VIDEO_CAPTURE_HEIGHT=480
VIDEO_CAPTURE_FPS=30
VIDEO_CAPTURE_BIT_RATE=3200000
VIDEO_CAPTURE_IS_THREADED=True
VIDEO_CAPTURE_INFO_SEND_RATE=20
VIDEO_CAPTURE_MAX_FRAME_SIZE=500000
VIDEO_CAPTURE_TTL=255
HDR_BRIGHTNESS=1.000000
HDR_BLOOM_THRESHOLD=3.000000
HDR_BLOOM_MAGNITUDE=1.000000
HDR_BLOOM_BLUR_SIGMA=0.800000
TONEMAP_DAY_EXPOSURE_KEY=0.280000
TONEMAP_NIGHT_EXPOSURE_KEY=0.130000
HDR_SATURATION=1.000000
MAX_POINT_LIGHTS=250
MAX_SPOT_LIGHTS=250
RS_MIN_OBJECT_PIXEL_RADIUS=2.000000
MAX_TEXTURE_REQUEST_DISTANCE=1000.000000
ViewGroup_Number=-1
MAP_DRAW_THREADED=1
TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=2048
NUM_LIGHTS=4
COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1
AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1
LANDING_LIGHTS=1
DYNAMIC_LIGHTING=1
DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1
LENSFLARE=1
HDR=1
DYNAMIC_REFLECTIONS=0
SHADOW_QUALITY=2
SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=0
CONTENT_NO_SHADOW=0
INTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1
EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1
SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_CAST=0
TERRAIN_SHADOWS_CAST=0
VEGETATION_SHADOWS_CAST=0
BUILDING_SHADOWS_CAST=0
CLOUD_SHADOWS_CAST=0
PARTICLES_SHADOWS_CAST=0
INTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1
EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1
SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0
TERRAIN_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1
VEGETATION_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0
BUILDING_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0
SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_LOW=4
SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_MID=5
SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_HIGH=7
SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_ULTRA=12
OPAQUE_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=2048
TRANSLUCENT_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=512
OPAQUE_SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=2000
TRANSLUCENT_SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=2000
SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_LOW=0.850000
SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_MID=0.850000
SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_HIGH=0.850000
SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_ULTRA=0.850000
EFFECTS_QUALITY=1
EFFECTS_DISTANCE=1
TEXTURE_QUALITY=3
IMAGE_QUALITY=0
MOON_PHASE_LIGHTING=True
See_Self=1
Text_Scroll=1
DYNAMIC_INTERIOR_CAPTURE=False
MIPMAP_VC_PANELS=1
[WEATHER]
CLOUD_FACING_MODE=0
MinGustTime=10
MaxGustTime=500
MinGustRampSpeed=1
MaxGustRampSpeed=200
MinVarTime=5
MaxVarTime=50
MinVarRampSpeed=10
MaxVarRampSpeed=75
TurbulenceScale=1.000000
WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0
AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1
DynamicWeather=0
DownloadWindsAloft=0
DisableTurbulence=0
CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=6
DETAILED_CLOUDS=1
OPTIMIZE_DENSE_CLOUDS=0
CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=8
THERMAL_VISUALS=0
VolumetricFog=1
DetailedPrecipitation=1
WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1
[DISPLAY]
ChangeTime=4.000000
TransitionTime=4.000000
ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64
NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64
InfoUpperLeftTextColorUser=255,0,0
InfoUpperLeftTextColorNonUser=255,127,0
InfoUpperLeftBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0
InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0
InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0
InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoBrakesEnable=True
InfoParkingBrakesEnable=True
InfoPauseEnable=True
InfoSlewEnable=True
InfoStallEnable=True
InfoOverspeedEnable=True
InfoWeaponSystemEnable=True
InfoCountermeasureEnable=True
InfoUpperRightTextEnable=True
SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1
TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=30
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0
WideViewAspect=False
FullScreenBackground=True
FullScreenAutoFill=True
Fullscreen=False
TEXTURE_FILTERING=4
MSAA=2
SSAA=0
VSYNC=0
FXAA=1
TRIPLE_BUFFER=0
[SCENERY]
AUTOGEN_DRAW_DISTANCE=12000.000000
AUTOGEN_TREE_DRAW_DISTANCE_PERCENT=0.900000
AUTOGEN_TREE_MIN_DISTANCE_TO_LOD=2500.000000
SCENERY_DRAW_DISTANCE=32000.000000
MaxRegionsPurgePerFrame=16
POP_FREE_AUTOGEN=1
AUTOGEN_BATCH_LOD=2
IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=2
AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_TYPE=1
[MAIN]
User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter, Submersible, ExternalSim, Avatar
LabelsSupported=Airplane, Helicopter
Location=412,172,1452,951,\\.\DISPLAY1
Maximized=0
ShowInfoText=1
HideMenuNormal=0
HideMenuFullscreen=1
LocationFullScreen=0,0,1920,1080,\\.\DISPLAY2
[PANELS]
IMAGE_QUALITY=1
SAVE_AND_LOAD_PANEL_STATE=0
MAX_VC_TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=4096
PANEL_OPACITY=100
QUICKTIPS=1
PANEL_MASKING=1
PANEL_STRETCHING=1
UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0
PANELS_ALWAYS_ON_TOP=1
[CONTROLS]
Controls_Default=Standard
Controls_Current=Standard
KBDAIL=64
KBDELEV=64
KBDRUD=64
[TextInfo.1]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
[TextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
GForce=1,3
FuelPercentage=1,4
HealthPoints=1,5
[TextInfo.3]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
FrameRate=2,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
GForce=2,3
FuelPercentage=2,4
HealthPoints=2,5
[SlewTextInfo.1]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
[SlewTextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
HealthPoints=1,3
[SlewTextInfo.3]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
FrameRate=2,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
HealthPoints=2,3
[Avatar]
DefaultAvatar=Army Infantry
[DynamicHeadMovement]
LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000
LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000
RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000
YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000
RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000
MaxHeadAngle=5.000000
MaxHeadOffset=0.300000
HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000
[VirtualCopilot]
VirtualCopilotActive=1
[USERINTERFACE]
SHOW_SCENARIO_WINDOW=1
RestoreTimeOnMove=1
SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=1
PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=0
PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1
ScreenshotImageFormat=2
ShowMessageText=True
Map_Orientation=2
BroadcastGPSData=0
MUTE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1
[PointOfInterestSystem]
CycleSetting=0
[SOUND]
PrimaryPlaybackDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
VoicePlaybackDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
VoiceCaptureDevice={DEF00003-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
SOUND=1
SOUND_QUALITY=2
SOUND_LOD=0
SOUND_FADER1=0.350000
SOUND_FADER2=0.320000
SOUND_FADER3=0.170000
SOUND_FADER4=0.000000
[TrafficManager]
AirlineDensity=0
GADensity=0
FreewayDensity=0
ShipsAndFerriesDensity=0
LeisureBoatsDensity=0
IFROnly=0
AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=0
[AContain]
ShowLabels=1
ShowUserLabel=0
ShowLabelManufacturer=1
ShowLabelModel=1
ShowLabelTailNumber=0
ShowLabelDistance=1
ShowLabelAltitude=1
ShowLabelAirline=0
ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0
ShowLabelFlightPlan=0
ShowLabelContainerId=0
ShowLabelAirspeed=0
ShowLabelHeading=0
LabelDelay=1000
LabelColor=FFFF0000
EnableRibbonVisuals=0
ShowRibbonUserObject=0
ShowRibbonUserAvatar=0
ShowRibbonAircraft=0
ShowRibbonGroundVehicles=0
ShowRibbonBoats=0
ShowRibbonAvatars=0
ShowRibbonWeapons=0
ShowRibbonCountermeasures=0
UserObjectRibbonColor=FFFF0000
UserAvatarRibbonColor=FFFF8000
AircraftRibbonColor=FF0000FF
GroundVehicleRibbonColor=FF00FF00
BoatRibbonColor=FF00FFFF
AvatarRibbonColor=FFFFFF00
WeaponRibbonColor=FF800000
CountermeasureRibbonColor=FF640080
RibbonFidelity=5.000000
RibbonMaxDistance=3218.689941
[TERRAIN]
LOD_RADIUS=4.500000
TESSELLATION_FACTOR=85
MESH_RESOLUTION=21
TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=25
AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_DENSITY=2
AUTOGEN_BUILDING_DENSITY=2
DETAIL_TEXTURE=1
HIGH_RESOLUTION_TERRAIN_TEXTURES=0
WATER_REFLECT_CLOUDS=1
WATER_REFLECT_USERAIRCRAFT=1
WATER_REFLECT_SIMOBJECTS=0
WATER_REFLECT_TERRAIN=0
WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0
WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0
WATER_REFRACT_CLOUDS=0
WATER_REFRACT_USERAIRCRAFT=0
WATER_REFRACT_SIMOBJECTS=0
WATER_REFRACT_TERRAIN=0
WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0
WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0
ENABLE_BATHYMETRY=0
WATER_CLARITY=30
WATER_DETAIL=2
UseGlobalTerrainView=False
[ATC]
AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=1
UsePilotVoice=1
ShowATCText=1
PilotVoice=0
COMM_MSG_AI_ATC_COLOR=0XFF8C00
COMM_MSG_ATC_AI_COLOR=0X00008B
COMM_MSG_ATC_USER_COLOR=0X006400
COMM_MSG_USER_ATC_COLOR=0XA52A2A
COMM_MSG_ATIS_COLOR=00000000
[INTERNATIONAL]
ASLAT=2
ASLON=0
MEASURE=0
[REALISM]
PFactor=1.000000
Torque=1.000000
GyroEffect=1.000000
CrashTolerance=1.000000
General=1.000000
UnlimitedFuel=False
AllowEngineDamage=True
TrueAirspeed=False
AutoCoord=False
RealMixture=True
StressDamage=True
GEffect=True
ManualLights=True
GyroDrift=False
CrashWithDyn=False
CrashDetection=True
AvatarNoCollision=False
OnCrashAction=0
MomentumEffect=True
[ATTACHMENTS]
WeaponHighlight=False
HighlightDuration=1.000000
AutoWeaponSwitching=False
UnlimitedWeapons=False
UnlimitedCountermeasures=False
IgnoreAttachmentWeight=True
IgnoreAttachmentForces=True
[RECORDER]
RecordAITraffic=True
RecordAirportVehicles=True
RecordLeisureBoats=True
[SIM]
SYSCLOCK=0
OPTIMIZE_PARTS=1
[STARTUP]
DEMO=0
STARTUP_DEMO=
LOAD_SCENARIO_TOOLS=1
LoadCorePlugins=1
LoadVirtualReality=1
EnableVirtualRealityOnStartup=0
EnableVoiceControl=0
EnableVoiceControlDebug=0
LoadWindow=1
[FACILITIES]
COUNTRY=
STATE=
CITY=
GTL_BUTTON=4096
[MISC]
Com_Rate=7
[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB.0.0]
Mode=1920x1080x32
[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB.0.1]
Mode=1920x1080x32
[MULTIPLAYER]
VoiceVolume=0.000000
FrameSyncRate=0

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your pc specs are pretty average/low for a 64bit sim like P3Dv4.....upgrade your pc and add an SSD👌

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Your settings seem to be way to high for your system. First don't set your slider all the way to the right. Delete you p3d.cfg and work your way up. Or reduce your autogen to normal and draw distance to high or less. You can also upgrade your PC 🤗. There are a lot of good threads in the forum about that.

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Thank you, forgot to tell you i have a 1TB HDD. Ill see if ill upgrade my pc or not but ill set my settings down at least 😉 Thanks

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I think reducing your settings a bit would help things. Also you can try locking the framerate and disabling v-sync, so the simulator dedicates more time to loading scenery. You can find my settings at https://snag.gy/baZD49.jpg , you might find those helpful as I don't get blurries. Although my graphics card is faster than yours so you'll probably have to move some sliders further leftwards than I did.

It could be you have a slow hard disk drive, is it 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm, you didn't say? It would definitely be worth upgrading to 7200 rpm or an SSD as everything on your PC would load much faster. Your system isn't as slow as many Avsimmers would have you believe though, the 8800K is a quick processor. And you can get by on a GTX1060 3GB providing you manage your settings and expectations accordingly.

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I'll echo what others have said. It looks like you are overloading that video card. Turn down your scenery settings and graphics settings and/or upgrade your video card to one with more VRAM. I noticed a big improvement on my old system going from a 3gb VRAM 780 GTX to my current 11gb 1080 GTX.

One other thing, I couldn't find in your post what your framerate is locked at. Vsync will try to lock it to your monitor refresh rate. If that is 60 hz that is too high for your settings and machine. Lowering your framerate gives the system more time per frame to load textures.

Ted

 

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Freeware utility GPU-Z will allow you to see the load on your GPU and the effects of changing P3D settings.

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Thank you so much guys. About the HDD, im quite unsure about the RPM on the HDD. Ill use ckyliu's settings and set something down a little and ill just live on with that until i get a better graphics card. My target framerate currently stands on Unlimited, my monitor's H/V frequency is H: 67khz V: 60hz. I have no idea what that means but if you do ill be extremely happy to know. Thanks 🙂

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Definitely get an SSD and use it as your boot drive and P3D drive. That is probably the single most cost effective upgrade you can do.

Then go steady on the graphics settings. Start lower and work your way up after each session, if the performance is still to your liking.

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1 hour ago, SledDriver said:

Definitely get an SSD and use it as your boot drive and P3D drive. That is probably the single most cost effective upgrade you can do.

Then go steady on the graphics settings. Start lower and work your way up after each session, if the performance is still to your liking.

Roger, thank you so much. I was quite unsure what to upgrade but now i know 🙂

 

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