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Brief totally white screen.

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Everything has been working fine until,all of a sudden, when I am in 2D panel view and I switch views,close GPS. or other visual view changes in 2D mode, I first get a totally white screen for a few seconds. This is obviously not desired when on final approach and only 500 feet off the ground! Please, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Bob K.

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Sometimes, this is due to video driver issues, I think. First, try turning off "Tool Tips" to see if that helps. If you are using DX10, try turning that off as well. If that does not do it, you may have to change your display drivers. That's my guess.Jeff ShylukAssistant Managing EditorSenior Staff ReviewerAVSIM

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Jeff is correct... Uncheck "Show Cockpit tooltips" under the aircraft tab

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Do you use ASX? What happens if you clear the weather by selecting the clear skies theme? And did you land on an add-on airport?It happened to me on my last flight and i don't think that it depends on drivers. I'm using ASX and i landed at Zurich (FSDreamteam) and clearing the weather helped me. I will make my next flight without ASX.. did you install ASX SP3?EDIT: sorry, read over "for a few seconds.". Then it could be the driver thing. In my case the whole screen was white and i only had the 2D instruments.

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>>>You will have to ask Nvidia about thatI would agree with you completely "if" I used beta drivers. My drivers (169.21) are approved by Microsoft -- FSX (tool tips) are approved by Microsoft -- I feel I should not be penalized for "following the rules". So now, my choice is no "tool tips" or an ATI card ??http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii73/ja...b0d1b70a6a3.jpg

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My drivers are the same. The only payware I use so far is GEXnhanced, SceneryTech Landclass NA, and the F1/Coolsky MD-80.

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You dont really think that MS takes responsibility for things like this just because the driver is signed by MS, do you? :-) The issue has been around since FSX was released, day one, with Nv cardsSince a little tooltip does not pop up when I reach for a control in a real plane I just dont let it bother me But to answer your question, yes.. if its that important to you, switch to ATI and you wont have the problemYou can make a report to nvidia regardless of driver revision or type.. but for that issue you will be standing in line because there are far worse issues they have not even touched yet, and probably wont

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...err.., i have an ATI card and i have this problem since the beginning of FSX. White screen for a couple of seconds when i change instrumentpanel, like radios or GPS etc.

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You can test with windowed/fullscreen mode and AA forced by nhancer/or application controlled.

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none of the newer ATI cards I tested displayed that behaviorI never did run the sim on anything older than the DX10 variantsAnything is possible however many of the issues seen with nvidia cards I did not see with the ATI cards.. the down side with ATI was the performance in heavy weather and with large amounts of autogen under high AA

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>Do you use ASX? What happens if you clear the weather by>selecting the clear skies theme? And did you land on an add-on>airport?>It happened to me on my last flight and i don't think that it>depends on drivers. I'm using ASX and i landed at Zurich>(FSDreamteam) and clearing the weather helped me. >I will make my next flight without ASX.. did you install ASX>SP3?>>EDIT: sorry, read over "for a few seconds.". Then it could be>the driver thing. In my case the whole screen was white and i>only had the 2D instruments.Hmmm.... My screen went totally white in VC after an hour flight (Piper Cheyenne). The external visibility went haywire then the screen went white and was unrecoverable . The only clear view was the external "plan" view. I'm using ASX SP3 and FSX Acceleration. :(

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No one mentioned it, but BLOOM can cause the white screen with nVidia cards.RhettE8500, Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64

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>>Regarding bloom: I don't use it. I suspect a video driver>failure, here.Ok good then you can rule that one out.I think Jim is on to something with FSUIPC and Pete Dowson's forum, I'd check that out.One thing I can tell you, (for what it's worth--I know we have different cards, but both are nvidia 8-series), I am using an 8800GTX with the 169 WHQL driver and there is no white screen for me. However, in the past, with my older nVidia card (a 7800GT) I did in fact experience the white screen you describe. So it seems to be the (wrong) combination of card and driver, possibly FSUIPC also. I've also always had FSUIPC installed.RhettE8500, Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64

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>>I think Jim is on to something with FSUIPC and Pete Dowson's>forum, I'd check that out.Could you point me to the relevant thread. I've looked through several posts but can't come up with anything relevant to visisbility.>>One thing I can tell you, (for what it's worth--I know we have>different cards, but both are nvidia 8-series), I am using an>8800GTX with the 169 WHQL driver and there is no white screen>for me. I'm thinking of going back to some earlier drivers to check on what I left behind. ;) Trying 174.74 here.

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Hi All,OT (Not to be confused with the white flashes caused by tooltips): It does appear that the "super-fog" issue may have shown up again in FSUIPC v4.28 as it has happened to me once on final using this new vesrion. This issue is identifiable by all cockpit views and panels being completely whited-out with the exception of the 2D forward view and its panel. External views are whited-out, but tower-views seem to be OK. Pete fixed this in v4.26. It has to do with internal timing issues within FSUIPC. Unfortunitly, Pete is on holiday until the 19th of May. Please add to this thread to keep in view upon Pete's return.Super-Fog - Returned with FSUIPC4 v4.28 -http://forums.simflight.com/viewtopic.php?...62b5ecadba58306Here is the original thread used during beta testing of version v4.26 which resulted in a fix for my repeatable scenario. It also contains screenie half-way down the first page if you wish to confirm your indications.Possible negative interaction with 4.25?http://forums.simflight.com/viewtopic.php?...&st=0&sk=t&sd=aRegards,

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I am re-awakening this thread... hope it doesn't have morning breath!I have been getting full-screen white-outs ever since I recently installed some scenery and AI aircraft that were upgraded from FS9 into FSX. Mostly, it seems to occur when I set the exterior camera view in particular ways near the AI aircraft.I am suspecting that the AI textures might not be up to FSX standards. Either that, or my video drivers are getting old, or maybe both. Jeff ShylukAssistant Managing EditorSenior Staff ReviewerAVSIM

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>I have been getting full-screen white-outs ever since I>recently installed some scenery and AI aircraft that were>upgraded from FS9 into FSX. Mostly, it seems to occur when I>set the exterior camera view in particular ways near the AI>aircraft.I've just run into the same issue. I installed a freeware Cirrus, apparently updated from FS9. When I selected the Cirrus the aircraft preview window whited out, then in game the 2D panel worked but for a while the 3D view through the windscreen was gone, and VC and external views whited out, after a brief flicker. I repaired the installation with no effect, then uninstalled SP2. That has pretty much fixed it, apart from an occasional white out flicker in the VC when I rotate the view around. That affects all aircraft I've tested.

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More news on the mysterious white screen front.I have, in my opinion, narrowed the culprit down to Bloom. Specifically, sometimes if you are looking at or using an aircraft that has A) been designed for FS9 but ported into FSX, and:( use have Bloom turned on, andC) you have SP2 and/or Acceleration,... then you could be a good candidate for getting white screens. This seems especially true if you are using external views, although maybe some cockpits may be affected as well. I could add thatD) nVidia video card drivers might contribute to this issue, but this is just a guess.The easy solution is to turn off Bloom. Likewise, you can avoid FS9 aircraft in FSX, or you can uninstall SP2. Jeff ShylukAssistant Managing EditorSenior Staff ReviewerAVSIM

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I can confirm Jeff's conclusion who narrowed it down to Bloom.I have that white screen everytime I fly at night with Bloom on.It's only at night though. Everything's fine during daytime.If I switch off Bloom, the screen comes back to normal.I made a number of tests to see if I could get away with it...1. tried different video drivers: 175.16, 175.19, 169.21, 163.69. They all produced the white screen with bloom at night;2. switched back and forth between SP1 and SP2, still the white screen is there;3. tried again the 175.16 drivers let the application worry about AA and AF and voil

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It's definitely bloom. The curious thing is I can't recall ever seeing it at night until after I'd installed the FS9 ported aircraft. Then as soon as I installed it the aircraft preview window whited out, and that's in daylight. I uninstalled a few times, even cleaned out the old install files, and I still have the issue at night with bloom.

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