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The buildings seem to shoot out as lines up to the sky. This doesn't always happen, but usually during initial load time, but it sometimes comes back gain, seems to be mostly in high object/low fps areashttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/183380.jpgCore 2 Duo @ 3.2GHz (speedstep enabled)2GB DDR800 RAM250GB HDD8800GTS 320MB @ 628/980GHzForceware 169.4Settings are mostly high or ultra high, with no bloom, 2xAA, in-game anisotropy Anyone else with similar issues or any ideas?

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My first guess would be that your system is to slow to process the graphics. Second guess would be turning down the over-clocking values on the video card. Third guess would be custom scenery.

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I've had the same thing with trees around CL77 (just south of SFO). This is stock scenery + UTX + FSGenesis under SP2, sparse autogen, no traffic, moderate settings. My gfx card is a 512MB 7950GTX Go (Forceware 156.69 - the beta drivers won't install, since this is a laptop)My thought was that it's a driver issue...

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In my case, this just started happening lately so I'm sure it's a driver issue. I've rolled back to the beta 169.13's as IIRC they were OK. I'll continue to check.I also notice that when it happens the frames drop down to the 1 - 2 range.When it happens, if I ESC/COntinue or min/max the window a few times it will usually reset itself.It can be frustrating because it doesn't happen all the time or on every flight - but it's really annoying when it does.For me it continued to happen with the 169.21 & 28 drivers, both the beta's and the WHQL versions - but every system is different.Good luck and if you find a fix - let us know!VicQ6600 G0 CPU 2.4 o/c 3.65Evga 680i A1 with P31 BIOS 2G XP2-8500 DDR2 1066FSB Mushkin 996535 RAM 5-5-4-12-2T320G 7200 HD partitioned for XP/Vista/Programs 2 - 74G Raptors in RAID0 500G 7200 HD for backup SATA DVD burner Evga 8800GTS 640 PCIx 169.13 betaKandalf LCS case w/ built in liquid cooling 850W Thermaltake power supplyVisit the Virtual Pilot's Centerwww.flightadventures.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-supporter-sigbanner.jpgRadar Contact Supporter: http://www.jdtllc.com/

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I had that problem in FS9 around Maui, Hawaii, and it ended up being a redundant AFCAD file problem. Try and recall if you added any scenery or scenery packages and look for duplicate AFCAD files in the directory where you normally install them or in the folders that comprise any new sceneries installed. Try flying through the spikes, it's a trip, like the Devil's Triangle - everything goes bananas!Good Luck,http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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I've had this happen with AL's trees package, in hard winter. Certain trees seemed to extend up to infinity. Removed the package and it went away. I was also getting low FPS, but that was effect rather than cause. The artefacts seemed to slow the whole system down, and I'd get an OOM shortly therefter. Once I'd removed the package, I got much higher FPS in the same place under the same conditions.Petraeus

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I've had this happen to me at KLGA. At the same time, the textures on my plane went blurry and the ATC text and tool tips became illegible. The airport buildings and AI planes stayed sharp. I blamed it on my old P4 2.6 ghz and trying to fly in such a busy area. I haven't tried KLGA yet with my new computer.JimDell XPS 420 Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 ghz3 gb dual channel 800 mhz DDR2 RAM512 mb nvidia 8800GT500 gb SATA drive 7200 rpmSoundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music22" Acer widescreen LCDWindows Vista Home Premium

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It is the trees, and I also get floating trees near the seattle area mountains. Any known fixes? I'll try new drivers.

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i've had the exact same issue right after installing SP2 (fsx).i hav'nt been able to fix it but the thing is that it only appears for short moments when i pan my view around very fast. Also after the game engine "warms up" they slowly stop appearing.

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What graphics card do you use? With one of the last Nvidia drivers i had to restart my PC after i used Google Earth to get no problems with FSX and other 3D apps.I guess Nvidia is not TWIMTBP...

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>What graphics card do you use? With one of the last Nvidia>drivers i had to restart my PC after i used Google Earth to>get no problems with FSX and other 3D apps.>I guess Nvidia is not TWIMTBP...8800 GTS 320MB, but I don't use Google Earth. What drivers are you using?

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Don't use replacement textures? How can anyone suggest that with a straight face? First backward compatibilty is yanked somewhat abrubtly, if not unexpectantly, now we shouldn't use replacement textures? last time I looked the scenery textures in FSX weren't so hot. I don't know, but to me, this is all starting to sound a bit homogenized...Maybe MS should tell us where to fly as well so as to not upset the delicate balance of things in FSX. Oh wait, isn't that what the Missions are for? Common guys, diversity is the spice of life. 8 million people in New York City can't all be wrong.Sorry to Opine,http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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Alex, this was an advise for somebody, who has problems with his FSX installation and one of the easiest ways to find the source of an error, is to disable the add-ons - and i didn't meant replacement textures like FEX/GEX. Please read the post of Petraeus. For example i use Tom Knudsen's tree replacement textures, but if you want to use them with SP2, you have to add an alpha channel. If his FSX runs well, he can use every add-on he wants. Really no reason to start a drama.

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It is for sure caused by faulty scenery. I am working on a few airports for FSX and can easily reproduce that effect by using a piece of suspect code in the xml used to produce the new airport layout (AFCAD in FS9).

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>It is for sure caused by faulty scenery. I am working on a>few airports for FSX and can easily reproduce that effect by>using a piece of suspect code in the xml used to produce the>new airport layout (AFCAD in FS9).>How do I fix it? I'm not using any add-ons to my FSX install, except for some FSX.cfg tweaks (problem was there before the tweaks as well).

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>>It is for sure caused by faulty scenery. I am working on a>>few airports for FSX and can easily reproduce that effect by>>using a piece of suspect code in the xml used to produce the>>new airport layout (AFCAD in FS9).>>>How do I fix it? I'm not using any add-ons to my FSX install,>except for some FSX.cfg tweaks (problem was there before the>tweaks as well). I've had this problem come and go and I believe it is related to the video card memory in some fashion. I have brought this symptom on, occasionally, by having the "BufferPools" value set too high. other times it has been when I have been modifying airports and scenery and have done many "reloads" without rebooting. Tonight, on a flight leaving Vienna on the way to Palermo in my FS9 imported Comet 4B I hade the "spikes in the sky" briefly during climbout. They eventually disappeared and the remainder of the flight was fine. I did notice in the Vienna airport area I was getting alot of micro-stutters. I had noticed the stuttuers earlier today when I flew into Vienna in the default B747-400 but no "spikes". In both instances I only had about 87 AI aircraft showing in the Traffic Toolbox display. I've flown "stutterless" in other places with in excess of 300 AI on the list, so I don't know if the AI was contributing to the problem or not. I've also seen this problem when at or around KLGA, as others have noted as well. I have an eVGA 8800GTS 640MB card and a Q6600 CPU @ 3.2GHZ. I'm using the 169.09 driver for the 8800 as it seems to give me fairly decent performance. Also, I always fly in windowed mode at 1280x1024, the native res of my monitor. Paul

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>In my case, this just started happening lately so I'm sure>it's a driver issue. I've rolled back to the beta 169.13's as>IIRC they were OK. I'll continue to check.>>I also notice that when it happens the frames drop down to the>1 - 2 range.When it happens, if I ESC/COntinue or min/max the>window a few times it will usually reset itself.>>It can be frustrating because it doesn't happen all the time>or on every flight - but it's really annoying when it does.>>For me it continued to happen with the 169.21 & 28 drivers,>both the beta's and the WHQL versions - but every system is>different.>>Good luck and if you find a fix - let us know!>>Vic>>>>Q6600 G0 CPU 2.4 o/c 3.65>Evga 680i A1 with P31 BIOS >2G XP2-8500 DDR2 1066FSB Mushkin 996535 RAM 5-5-4-12-2T>320G 7200 HD partitioned for XP/Vista/Programs >2 - 74G Raptors in RAID0 >500G 7200 HD for backup >SATA DVD burner >Evga 8800GTS 640 PCIx 169.13 beta>Kandalf LCS case w/ built in liquid cooling >850W Thermaltake power supply>Visit the Virtual Pilot's Center>www.flightadventures.com>http://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-supporter-sigbanner.jpg>Radar Contact Supporter: http://www.jdtllc.com/Try going to the eVGA site and downloading the 163.75 drivers. You may already have them.Then in FSX, turn of the AA in the sime. It's OK to have Bileaner for the filter.Then set the AA in the drivers. I use the drivers to set almost everything for FSX.This helped me.Joe W.

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I've seen the same thing happen, eventually degrading into what's shown on the pictures. It happens with FSX/SP2 (clean out of the box) too. I'm having a ATI X850 videocard, so it hardly can be driver related. My guess was it's a overload of either the videocard memory or the system memory. And the remedy which made it go away was to move the autogen and/or scenery slider one notch lower, and adding the Terrain_max_autogen lines to the cfg file.http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u43/koyaan/jikes.jpghttp://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u43/koyaan/jikes2.jpgRegards, Gerrit Kranenbarg


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I get this when I pan around my acft, the lines jut up from autgoen houses and trees, very brief, but if I continue to pan around 360 degrees I will keep getting the quick blurbs of vertical lines

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I have the same problem when I fly the IVAO LH2008, from KJFK to EHAM,I saw it at KJFK, and I got very slow FPS at that time.When I approach EHAM, I saw it again......I'm using Athlon64 6000+, with 2GB DDR2-800, 8800GTS 320MB, 169.21 driver!

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I believe the only time I've had this occur (black lines extending up from buildings and trees)is when I'm panning or snap-panning the view and have "vertical sync" tuned off in the driver of my 7900. I've also read elsewhere that it might be a heat issue with the graphics card.

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