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Hi,

I have had issues with slow loading of AI textures for quite a while. Some aircraft will remain black for a moment. Once they appear, if I pan away and back again, they are black again.

I admit, I do have a ton of AI, so I am pushing my system, but is there anything I can play with to improve loading times? This problem really only exists with AI and not all are impacted.

Settings are not too high - 4xMSAA, FXAA off, AF 16x, 4096x4096 texture resolution. The vast majority of AI are from AIG. config is pretty clean / tweak free.

 

Thanks

 

Jeff

 


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51 minutes ago, duckbilled said:

Hi,

I have had issues with slow loading of AI textures for quite a while. Some aircraft will remain black for a moment. Once they appear, if I pan away and back again, they are black again.

I admit, I do have a ton of AI, so I am pushing my system, but is there anything I can play with to improve loading times? This problem really only exists with AI and not all are impacted.

Settings are not too high - 4xMSAA, FXAA off, AF 16x, 4096x4096 texture resolution. The vast majority of AI are from AIG. config is pretty clean / tweak free.

 

Thanks

 

Jeff

 

Hello Jeff,

I am using a Dataram RAMdisk for the AI planes. That IMHO is the fastest way to load the textures. 

And I am making sure that there are no extra texture folders on the P3D lookup paths. If there are scenery products where the addon.component references are split between \scenery and \texture, I turn that into a single scenery area reference, by targeting only their top folder (like you did in the old scenery.cfg). I don't know if that has an effect or not, but it always feels weird to me to have local textures of a scenery on the global texture lookup paths (= I suspect that the sim always has to look through all of them when hunting for a texture).

Best regards

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Alter the value of MAX_TEXTURE_REQUEST_DISTANCE in your prepar3d.cfg. Tipp by R. Ainscough, he uses 320000, I did put mine on 160000, this basically eliminated black models completely. Also cures the annoying black buildings on addon sceneries when looking around or flying back to the departure airport. It increases the VRAM usage, but 160000 should be fine with 8GB. 

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1 hour ago, AnkH said:

Alter the value of MAX_TEXTURE_REQUEST_DISTANCE in your prepar3d.cfg. Tipp by R. Ainscough, he uses 320000, I did put mine on 160000, this basically eliminated black models completely. Also cures the annoying black buildings on addon sceneries when looking around or flying back to the departure airport. It increases the VRAM usage, but 160000 should be fine with 8GB. 

Thanks. I think that helped quite a bit.

Thanks also Oliver


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