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  1. Jim Young

    HAAB scenery glitches

    When installing scenery, there could be glitches because of the location of the scenery in the FSX scenery.cfg. Airports should be located near the top so make sure the Addon Scenery folder is near the top of your scenery.cfg. Glad you got this problem fixed.
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    Out Of Memory

    Cray, When you get the out of memory messages, you ran out of Virtual Address Space (VAS). Microsoft only gives FSX 4 GB's of VAS. When it runs out the sim will crash. There are many contributing factors for running out of VAS. If you have your FSX settings set higher, you will run out of VAS faster. Many like to raise their settings when they get a faster computer. Autogen eats up VAS faster than anything. So, if that setting is high, it will deplete it faster. VAS gives each application more VAS during a flight and then takes that away and then gives it more space if there is nothing to consume the VAS such as crusing at FL350. More information can be found on page 36, AVSIM CTD Guide, Out of Memory.
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    I recently had issues with some software on my Windows 10 installation. This is the problem I had - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2669244/windows-cannot-access-the-specified-device-path-or-file-error-when-you I contacted Microsoft support and a tech got into my PC and could not fix the error. The problem was associated with photoshop I had downloaded from the MS Store. It ended up where my username was corrupted. He downloaded Windows 10 to my system and reinstalled Windows 10. It did not mess with any of the programs I had installed like P3D or any software on my drives. He then set up a new username and I logged into that username. After doing that I tried to run Photoshop again and this time it worked like a charm. As I recall, I then restarted Windows and logged into my old user account. Once on I moved MyDocuments and about anything P3D related in my C:/drive to the new Username account. I then logged back into the new account and made sure everything was working properly. Once this was determined, we deleted my old username account. I did not have to reinstall FSX but I did have to reinstall P3D client, content, and scenery as these programs did not show up in my add/remove programs (so no longer in the registry). I looked at other software I had installed on my system and looked for the program installation in the add/remove programs and, if the program was not shown, I simply reinstalled it with no changes in settings. I had to reinstall my FSDT programs even though they appeared to be installed (again, for registry entries). I have done a fresh install of Windows 10 and it did save all of my directories for P3D, etc., but it was a nightmare getting everything installed properly again.
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    HAAB scenery glitches

    Much of the FS9 scenery is not fully compatible as it uses DX9 technology and FSX uses DX10 technology.
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    Vertx VS Carenado: The DA62

    This is definitely me!!
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    Virtual Memory Issue

    See page 36, AVSIM CTD Guide, Out of Memory.
  7. Well, this might indicate bad software programming or you have a virus - https://www.veracode.com/security/buffer-overflow
  8. Just make sure you immediately write down the computer time when it crashes. You'll only have to look at that one minute.
  9. You can run Process monitor from any drive you want and the log will be saved in that folder on that drive. I'm getting ready to update the guide and will make some major modifications to the Process Monitor information. I did not say the log will cause the crash as the log only gets every large and, if you do not have a large HDD/SSD, you might want to be careful as it will grow in size by 8 GB's in around an hour.
  10. I should add that FSDT stuff will show up but it is just the .cfg for that area and not the actual bgl's for the airports (or at least that's all I am seeing). I just did a flight from Reagan National to FlightBeam's KIAD and KIAD did not load until I neared it. When you finish and want to review your Process Monitor log, you click on the magnifying glass in the menu or click Ctrl+E when Process Monitor is highlighted. Then you can sit back and review everything loaded. Maybe this program will also tell you what was being loaded when you get the DXGI Error. It loads thousands of objects a second but you can probably get a good idea as it is usually loading AI or an aircraft for several seconds.
  11. The only scenery that loads at startup and during the flight is what is surrounding you UNLESS the scenery is considered photoscenery. Now, I'm sure there is an undetailed "world" that is loaded but the only things loaded are around you. If you want to see for yourself what is loading, download Process Monitor - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon , start P3D up to the setup screen or just start P3D, open Process Monitor and click on the filter tab. Where it says "Architecture", open up and click on Process Name and then move over to the blank space and click on it and locate Prepar3D.exe. Add it to the list of processes below. Uncheck all processes except Prepar3D. Click OK. You should only be seeing P3D processes. Go back to Filter and save it as P3DV4. Now, you can start up Process Monitor, load the saved filter and you can then start up P3D and you will see what is loading at Startup, then after you set up a flight and click on Fly Now, you will see what is loading at 6%, 10%, etc. Once loaded, you will see what is loading around you as you fly. Fun stuff!
  12. I understand what you are saying and that's great you are trying to help others that might be having this issue. FYI, P3D does not load up the entire world when you start it up. I think it is something like a 300 mile or less radius that is loading depending on what you have installed. Photoscenery will load no matter where you are located in the world so you do not want to have very much photoscenery loaded that you will not be using in your flight plan. The default scenery does not load worldwide. Orbx/FTX stuff does not load unless you are near it. Anything in the Scenery/World/Scenery folder will load. Anything in the Addon Scenery folder will load unless disabled. If you want to see what exactly is loading, set up Process Monitor as suggested on page 18 of the AVSIM CTD Guide. This will only load P3D and P3D addons. You can then see exactly what is loading during the flight. Of course, weather and AI is loaded as flight plans have to be enabled worldwide but this is nothing. There really is not much placed on your CPU/GPU if you configure your sim properly for your flight plan. I once did a flight from Chicago to St Louis with only scenery covering the flight plan enabled. I was shocked to see Orbx/FTX scenery objects loading in California and the Pacific Northwest. Upon further research, I found these .bgl's in the scenery/world/scenery folder that Orbx installers placed in these folders. Still, it was minuscule in comparison to photoscenery I might have accidentally kept enabled in Europe.
  13. Never heard of this. Do you mean the Skylake i7 6560U CPU? Or the i7 6700? For crisp sharp ground textures at FL350, make sure the resolution is at 30 in outside view and in the VC (hit the minus key until 30 shows up). Make sure no autogen is turned on (at FL350 it is impossible to see autogen anyway). Make sure there are no exterior shadows on ground turned on. (Why would you want to have shadows at FL350?). Make sure LOD is at 6.5 (remember that goes back to the default if you ever open up your fsx settings within FSX). With my system, I get no blurries whatsoever at FL350 (but it is hard to see the detail on the ground even though it is crisp). When you descend for landing, you will want to go into your settings and turn exterior shadows back on. I do not know what CPU you have in your laptop but turn OFF hyper-threading if your CPU has that capability. For me, turning off HT made the scenery on the ground look clearer and I could see potholes in the streets (just kidding). I have Seattle X and the scenery there is as clear as ever at FL350. It's just that you cannot pick out many of the details on the ground. With this "tweak", you must not have anything like affinity mask in your config. Affinity Mask = bad. In fact, you should not have any tweaks enabled in your fsx.cfg other than highmemfix=1 in the Graphics section. The more you mess around with the fsx.cfg, the more likely you will see anomalies and issues with FSX. Also, just because you get 100 fps with FSX does not mean clear textures. Your settings must be set to allow clear textures with no blurries. Of course, when you do this, your FPS will go down as you just caused your sim to provide more rendering. With my system, overclocked to 5.0GHz, I can get over 300 fps in default setting mode at KLAS (Vegas) but it does not mean my textures are clear. In fact the textures really look ugly (but I get over 300 fps). This is why you need to limit those fps to no higher than or the average fps when you have all sliders set to the max.
  14. Unfortunately, that has been suggested before to this member by many and not a solution. If you look in our CTD Forums (pinned topics), you will see many posts by Cj and he wants to overclock his GPU because he paid for it and it is high end and refuses to allow this error to stop him for using his "powerful" GPU with higher settings and it is only the fault of LM and they need to fix their program immediately. There is no solution for him and there never will be one. I have worked with him for a long time and I am finished wasting my time. Just let him continue to blame LM for his woes. I get more and more upset reading his issues over and over again to different people who all tell him the same thing and his only response is mostly, "sadly, this didnt work for me".
  15. No. If you are only using fair weather (or even moderate weather), there should be no problems. I use FSX's real weather feature which is good enough for me. My suggestion was just a suggestion. I did not know what you had installed or how you were running your flights. It certainly is strange you are getting them and I am not. This "saved flight" feature you are using (I assume the default), have you tried setting up a new flight plan and using that?
  16. Have you read the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide w/settings for your config and the Nvidia Inspector?
  17. The fact you can fly in other parts of the world is telling and indicating there is an issue with the scenery or the weather or a utility. It tells us it is not FSX or the aircraft is causing the issue. With my current system (see signature for specs), I got several unexplained crashes whenever loading the CS757 at any airport in the world IF the weather was bad. I could also load the QW787 too and it would crash. A PMDG aircraft too. It wasn't the aircraft or the location that was the problem but the weather. The weather had to be bad though. It was while using P3DV4 and ActiveSky for P3DV4. I attributed it to ActiveSky and sent them a trouble ticket. By the time the responded in less than an hour, I remember the CMeteoXml.dll which is always loaded at startup. It is reported this is the weather gauge for Carenado. You do not have to have a Carenado aircraft loaded for this module to load. I disabled it in the dll.xml, ran my scenario again and no more crashes. So I assume this module cannot handle heavy weather. It can with moderate or lite weather but not heavy weather. It will eventually crash your sim or freeze it and provide no other clues. So, if you have this module in your FSX directory and/or the dll.xml, please disable it and see if this fixes the problem. Thanks for your Holiday wishes. Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas to you too. It a fun time of the year to celebrate!
  18. I did fly the route in the PMDG 737 - 179 miles. No issues whatsoever. Used real weather as I did not activate my Active Sky software. Landing on Runway 6 was a little scary as I had a tail wind and it tried to push me down the runway faster. After landing, it was unbelievable watching all the snow blow across the runway and during taxi. Used default scenery with normal autogen. FPS were well over 60 most of the flight and near 100 at landing. I think you have something that is not compatible with FSX and/or the saved flight is corrupted in some way. Update: Just looked at the California Classic Propliners website - http://www.calclassic.com/ and they say you might need to replace the props if you are using FSX SP2 or later.
  19. If I find time, I will try the flight from PABR to PASC. I do not save flights though so it would be hard to duplicate as there is a possibility an issue with your saved flights.
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    Hyperthreading for P3D. Yes or no?

    I was getting the "blurries" with MSE and turned off HT and the scenery is now crisp and clear. Have a feeling it is related to my i7 8086K CPU with all cores overclocked to 5.0GHz. If I can find a way to get rid of the blurries (even though my setting are not all maxed out), then I will turn it off. I really do not think HT is required for modern CPU's. At least that is some of the reading I have seen on the Internet. It is old tech.
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    My P3D hanged.

    Stay away from the shades. Use P3D's built in shading. Active Sky Cloud Art does not look good with HDR off but, if you turn it on during a flight, it looks amazing. Think they developed it with HDR only. I don't really care for HDR sometimes as the clouds look too white or unrealistic sometimes.
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    All I Want for Christmas is...

    KBUR - Bob Hope Airport. Aerosoft has it in US Cities - Los Angeles but needs updating. If I can't get that, an update to my CS757 for P3DV4.
  23. Oh.... Never liked the Doctor. Only Vulcan's. I hope my age was not divulged in the making of that post.
  24. Where is it in your scenery.cfg? At the top or, did you put the airport bgl into the Addon Scenery folder?
  25. I know that is probably what happened (and it actually did happen) but, I'm like Dr. Spock and it just did not sound logical to me. And, if not logical, then it could not happen.