tamba765

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  1. tamba765

    Black Taxiways and Ramp Areas

    I tried that and saw that FTX was activating the ORBX scenery, but I still have solid black taxiways with no markings, and most ramp areas are the same solid black at all default airports. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
  2. Recently I've noticed that taxiways and ramp areas at stock airports all over the world are now black instead of the default textures I saw originally with P3Dv4. This is true on the ground and inflight. I can see pavement markings around the gates, though. I've had lots of ORBX, and pay ware scenery products installed for a long time, and never saw this before. I can't think of anything I did that caused this to happen, so I'm not sure what went wrong. I'm hesitant to start moving items up and down in the scenery list for fear of making things worse. I've tried to find related posts, but the ones that I do find that are somewhat similar, offer conflicting ideas on how to fix the problem. So, what works for one guy may cause additional problems for the other guy. Anyone else seeing this sort of anomaly? Thanks. Pete Locascio
  3. Does anyone know if there is some kind of addon for P3D that accurately depicts star positions in the night sky, instead of just random placement? Thanks.
  4. tamba765

    Navigraph error

    I had the same issue. It's fixed now.
  5. tamba765

    Blurries out of nowhere

    Thanks. By the way you're always so polite!
  6. tamba765

    Blurries out of nowhere

    Same here. I had a new computer built with all the latest stuff. It ran great until I installed some FSDT products. It seems like too much of a coincidence that all my problems started after installing these products. I uninstalled all of them including GSX, and the addon manager, which I really dislike. The load times are much shorter now when switching airports, usually less than a minute. I lost a bunch of nice looking scenery in the process though. I'll have to do a flight to see if the "blurries" are gone. Thanks.
  7. I tried using a TV for a flight Sim monitor a couple of years ago, and the colors were really dull and washed out. I'm now using a Dell 42" 4K monitor and it looks really nice. How do the colors look on your 55" Samsung? Thanks.
  8. Thanks for the reply. I was looking at the 1080ti, if I can find one. If the 2000 series becomes available, I'll probably go for that if it seems like it performs better. The link you posted doesn't seem to work, but I'll keep trying. Thanks.
  9. I've been doing a lot of reading about what the best video card setup for P3Dv4 is. At this point I'm totally confused, and don't really know what I should do. Nobody seems to agree on anything. There's a lot of talk about the 2000 series cards from Nvidia, but I've seen nothing official about a release, only speculation. You can't even get a 1080ti from Nvidia because they're always out of stock. I'm having a new flight simulator computer built in June, but I still don't know what to do about a video card setup. Is a 1080ti SLI the best way to go, or is a Titan better, or maybe something else? I don't mind spending the bucks, if I can get a lot of horsepower. I'd appreciate any suggestions from people who are using high end configurations, as to what they feel is best. I have a 42" 4K Dell monitor, and a whole lot of high end addons and scenery. I'd like to be able to use higher settings, and dynamic lighting without the frame rates going into the single digits. I'm currently using a GTX970 and it really struggles at times. Thanks. Pete Locascio
  10. tamba765

    "Shimmering" of ground lights and water

    In my original post, I forgot to mention similar effects during the day. For instance, when flying into any airport that has addon scenery, such as Flight Beam, I see pronounced flickering or shimmering when several miles away. As I get closer, it's not as noticeable, but I notice wavy lines in the runway markings when taxing.
  11. tamba765

    "Shimmering" of ground lights and water

    I could post a video, but it seems a few people here are having the same problems and they know what I mean. I have FXAA on, and use 4xMSAA. My texture resolution is 4096x4096 and am using a 46" 4K Dell monitor. Texture Filtering is set to Anisotropic 4x. VSync and Triple Buffering are both on. I took a picture of the settings, but I don't see any way to attach them.
  12. I didn't see a post about this, so excuse me if I missed it. I have P3Dv4 and many PMDG, ORBX, and FlyTampa packages. At night, when flying, all the ground lights not in the immediate vicinity of the aircraft seem to shimmer. I really don't know how else to describe it, except maybe a very rapid flicker. I also get a similar effect during the day flying over open water. The surface immediately surrounding the aircraft looks OK, but the rest of the surface away from the aircraft, looks distorted with a similar effect. I've experimented with various P3Dv4 settings, but nothing I've tried seems to help. My system has some nice hardware, although my Nvidia 970 GTX video card is probably getting a little challenged with all the addon scenery I've been purchasing lately. Is anyone else seeing this, and if so, have you found a way to reduce or eliminate this problem? Thanks. Pete Locascio
  13. Are your frame rates good (above 24 or so) in high density scenery areas with weather, and at night with dynamic lighting on? That's where I'm having a lot of difficulty. I see frame rates in the teens or sometimes single digits in these situations, with P3Dv4.
  14. Are any of you out there using an Nvidia Titan video card. If so, are you satisfied with the performance? I'm going to have a new machine built, and I want the most horsepower I can get for P3Dv4. Money really isn't a consideration. Thanks. Pete Locascio
  15. tamba765

    MakeRwys installation problem P3Dv4

    OK, Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it!