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  1. You can try disabling fullscreen optimizations (Properties/Compatibility - Settings) by right-clicking the FSX.exe file. For FSX-SE, it is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX (for a default install). For FSX (Boxed) - wherever you installed FSX to. I haven't seen the flickering that bad so it may be something else. Make sure you are using the latest graphics drivers. Randy
  2. I'll assume that P3D is OK until you install FSAerodata. I don't use FSAerodata but didn't think it modified airport elevations. Perhaps an update is required from the dev. Probably best to inquire on their forum. Randy
  3. You can try (if you haven't already), uninstall FSAerodata, uninstall HF2 Client and Scenery (might as well do Content as well), install HF2 Client and Scenery (and Content). Install FSAerodata. Randy
  4. A couple of suggestions: Perhaps there is a LOWL ALT bgl file in the Prepar3D v4/Scenery/World/Scenery folder. You can try adding .off to the filename to disable it. You could also try loading the airport bgl into ADE and checking the altitude there. You can even change the elevation if it is wrong, recompile and replace the one in the applicable folder (disable the original). It wouldn't make sense that this is the issue since it was fine in HF1, but it's interesting that you are seeing the airport at 300 ft when it should be 300 m. Worth a look anyway. Randy
  5. Now it appears my waves are screwed up: https://imgur.com/a/T4J42AK <sigh> I've seen this reported before so the solution shouldn't be too far off. Can't wait for MSFS to arrive...😒 Randy Edit: Fixed. Had to verify the OrbxLibs (even though I had deleted the FTX_AA_ORBXLIBS.TXT file). ORBX_waves.fx file was missing the Ground Decal=1 line (thanks to Larry over at ORBX). https://imgur.com/a/x9uWIP9
  6. So today I updated to P3D v4.5 HF2 (client, content & scenery) and followed Elaine's steps for correcting the Orbx files. Then I started the sim (F22 @ KVPS Rwy 19) and did a quick flight over to KHRT. Sure enough, the black textures were back. https://imgur.com/a/ODATQDU I used FTX Central to uninstall openLC NA and watched as the 2 NA folders were deleted! Not sure what's going on there but I previously had to delete the folders manually. Anyway, reinstalling openLC NA fixed the issue: https://imgur.com/a/gnJqaVN (not sure why inserting link via 'Insert other media' is not working. Randy
  7. Jose, that's how I used to do it until I ran into the issue with the .off files. Unfortunately, FTX Central does not check for them. Randy
  8. Unfortunately, using FTX Central to uninstall does not delete the corresponding files. The issue comes up when installing regions/airports that turn specific BGLs off (add the .off extension). When you uninstall/reinstall or verify the files those BGLs get reinstalled and you end up with both files in the folder. Then you cannot turn off the conflicting BGLs because the .off version already exists. You can do it manually by scanning for duplicate files (same file size but one with .BGL, one with .off) but it can be tedious. Deleting the folders (after uninstalling through FTX Central) is easier if you can afford the bandwidth. Randy
  9. Sorry, I missed your reply in the other thread. Glad you got it sorted out. Randy
  10. Wow. Planespotting in P3D! Is everything moving to the virtual world! Thanks, Ray. That gave me a good laugh. LOL Randy
  11. I can only speak to FTX Central 3 since I haven't yet switched to Orbx Central, but inside there select the OrbxLibs icon and then Verify Files below it (I'm not at my sim pc right now so going by memory but it's fairly straightforward to find). Randy
  12. Agreed. I think it was slightly better as well. Randy
  13. Uninstall the Orbx region (and openLC), delete the applicable folders in the Orbx folder (I'm still using FTX Central 3), reinstall region (and openLC) and verify OrbxLibs. Randy
  14. My performance issue was fixed when Hotfix 1 was released. Still waiting on 3rd party apps to be updated before installing HF2. Randy
  15. Another issue I found with ORBX airports (Chris, I remember that we discussed this on the ORBX forum) is that if you plan on reinstalling an airport, ensure you delete the installed files first, especially if you have turned some BGL files off (e.g. by using the airport control panel to make it compatible with a region). What I found is that the original file (without the .off extension) gets reinstalled and you end up with the scenario where the offending BGLs can no longer be turned off in the control panel because the .off version already exists! This WILL cause texture issues. I'm not sure if this has been rectified in the new ORBX Central as I am still using FTX Central. Randy
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