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  1. SquawkDirtyToMe

    Your age?

    25 At the end of December!
  2. SquawkDirtyToMe

    Where Simmers hail from

    Kansas City! Past 10 years
  3. SquawkDirtyToMe

    P3D v4.2 Help With Jagged Textures

    I have one monitor connected to the GPU and the other connected into the MOBO which utilizes the intel graphics. In the settings, I am sure to have the GPU selected. Im testing now with said information above.
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    P3D v4.2 Help With Jagged Textures

    Yeah I agree with you. In my experience with 8XSSAA, clouds absolutely killed the GPU with ease. I havent tried it on the new GPU (Titan V) so perhaps with how much more powerful it is, it could work. Ill test and advise the results.
  5. SquawkDirtyToMe

    P3D v4.2 Help With Jagged Textures

    Hello, Looking for some assistance with an issue I just cant seem to quite figure out. In the first two screenshots below, I've circled/pointed to the areas of issue and essentially certain textures and areas such as runways are not very smooth on the edging and are jagged/staired. The only somewhat fix I have found is turning on FXAA within P3D but then virtual cockpit issues with blurring occur. I've tried everything I can think of from specific P3D/Nvidia Control Panel/Nvidia Inspector tweaks but nothing seems to really work well. If you check the 3rd screenshot, the issue doesn't appear to really effect the aircraft or anything close up/zoomed but rather distant textures.Any Assistance will be greatly appreciated and specs/info are below. CPU: Intel i7-8700k overclocked to 5.1GHz with hyperthreading off (Liquid Cooling). GPU: I have been testing between a GTX 1080 8GB, GTX Titan X, and my new recent GPU being the new GTX Titan V. (Currently on driver 398.11, but have tested several of the other common versions but no noticeable change) Ram: 32GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4-3200 HD: Samsung 960 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD Monitor: Asus VGA248QE Gaming Monitor (Have Tested with all refresh rates with no difference). Also have tested with an OMEN by HP 25 Gaming Monitor with no difference. OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 build 17134.112 Sim: Prepar3D 4.2 (Latest with all simconnect installations) P3D Config Tweaks: AffinityMask at 15, FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.10, OPAQUE_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=4096, and TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=9. Entire file will be at very bottom as well as screenshots of preset settings. Nvidia Inspector: See 4th/5th Screenshot Addons: FSUIPC5, Version 5.131 ORBX FTX Global Base (With Orbx Lights Configurator) ORBX FTX Global openLC North America ORBX FTX Trees HD ORBX FTX Global NA Airports Pack Active Sky for P3Dv4 Active Sky Cloud Art (Currently all textures are at 1024 DXT Balanced) Flight One GTN Complete (GTN650/750) Several Carenado Aircraft, Flysimware Learjet 35, PMDG 737 VFXCentral with Lear35 Immersion, PMDG 737 Immersion, and precipitFX REX 4 Texture Direct with Soft Clouds Enhanced Edition (Cloud Textures are 1024 DXT 5, Runways/Taxiways are 4096 P3D Tweak Assistant (PTA Utility) v2.61 using the "adam_pta261_03_vc_on : Aircraft/VC lighting ON" preset found at http://www.nzfsim.org/index.php?dsp=PTA (No changes have been made to preset). I should also say that each time I switched GPUs, changed drivers, or made any big changes, I used the Nvidia DDU Utility in Safe Mode to remove drivers then reinstalled as a clean install. I also deleted the shader cache and every so often ill do the scenery cache as well. I appreciate any bit of assistance given and if any further information is needed/any questions, ill be standing by and more than happy to provide that. Thanks again and happy flying! [JOBSCHEDULER] AffinityMask=15 [GRAPHICS] SCREEN_CAPTURE_MAX_JOBS=10 VIDEO_CAPTURE_WIDTH=720 VIDEO_CAPTURE_HEIGHT=480 VIDEO_CAPTURE_FPS=30 VIDEO_CAPTURE_BIT_RATE=3200000 VIDEO_CAPTURE_IS_THREADED=True VIDEO_CAPTURE_INFO_SEND_RATE=20 VIDEO_CAPTURE_MAX_FRAME_SIZE=500000 VIDEO_CAPTURE_TTL=255 HDR_BRIGHTNESS=0.800000 HDR_BLOOM_THRESHOLD=3.000000 HDR_BLOOM_MAGNITUDE=0.150000 HDR_BLOOM_BLUR_SIGMA=0.800000 TONEMAP_DAY_EXPOSURE_KEY=0.280000 TONEMAP_NIGHT_EXPOSURE_KEY=0.130000 HDR_SATURATION=0.770000 MAX_POINT_LIGHTS=250 MAX_SPOT_LIGHTS=250 ViewGroup_Number=-1 MAP_DRAW_THREADED=1 MIPMAP_VC_PANELS=1 TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=4096 NUM_LIGHTS=4 COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1 AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1 LANDING_LIGHTS=1 DYNAMIC_LIGHTING=1 DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1 LENSFLARE=1 HDR=1 DYNAMIC_REFLECTIONS=1 SHADOW_QUALITY=3 SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=2 CONTENT_NO_SHADOW=0 INTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1 EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1 SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_CAST=0 TERRAIN_SHADOWS_CAST=0 VEGETATION_SHADOWS_CAST=0 BUILDING_SHADOWS_CAST=0 CLOUD_SHADOWS_CAST=1 PARTICLES_SHADOWS_CAST=0 INTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1 EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1 SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 TERRAIN_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1 VEGETATION_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 BUILDING_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_LOW=4 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_MID=5 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_HIGH=7 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_ULTRA=12 OPAQUE_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=4096 TRANSLUCENT_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=512 OPAQUE_SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=2000 TRANSLUCENT_SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=2000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_LOW=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_MID=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_HIGH=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_ULTRA=0.850000 EFFECTS_QUALITY=2 EFFECTS_DISTANCE=0 TEXTURE_QUALITY=3 IMAGE_QUALITY=0 See_Self=1 Text_Scroll=1 TESSELLATION=1 [WEATHER] CLOUD_FACING_MODE=0 MinGustTime=10 MaxGustTime=500 MinGustRampSpeed=1 MaxGustRampSpeed=200 MinVarTime=5 MaxVarTime=50 MinVarRampSpeed=10 MaxVarRampSpeed=75 TurbulenceScale=1.000000 WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0 AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1 DynamicWeather=0 DownloadWindsAloft=0 DisableTurbulence=0 CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=4 DETAILED_CLOUDS=1 OPTIMIZE_DENSE_CLOUDS=0 CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=7 THERMAL_VISUALS=0 VolumetricFog=1 DetailedPrecipitation=1 WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1 [DISPLAY] ChangeTime=4.000000 TransitionTime=4.000000 TEXTURE_FILTERING=16 MSAA=0 SSAA=4 VSYNC=1 FXAA=0 TRIPLE_BUFFER=1 SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1 TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=30 UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=59 WideViewAspect=False FullScreenBackground=True FullScreenAutoFill=True ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255 ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64 NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255 NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64 InfoUpperLeftTextColorUser=255,0,0 InfoUpperLeftTextColorNonUser=255,127,0 InfoUpperLeftBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0 InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0 InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0 InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255 InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128 InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255 InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128 InfoBrakesEnable=True InfoParkingBrakesEnable=True InfoPauseEnable=True InfoSlewEnable=True InfoStallEnable=True InfoOverspeedEnable=True InfoWeaponSystemEnable=False InfoCountermeasureEnable=False InfoUpperRightTextEnable=False Fullscreen=False [SCENERY] AUTOGEN_DRAW_DISTANCE=18000.000000 AUTOGEN_TREE_DRAW_DISTANCE_PERCENT=0.900000 AUTOGEN_TREE_MIN_DISTANCE_TO_LOD=2500.000000 MaxRegionsPurgePerFrame=16 POP_FREE_AUTOGEN=1 AUTOGEN_BATCH_LOD=2 AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_TYPE=0 IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=4 [MAIN] FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.10 User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter, Submersible, ExternalSim, Avatar LabelsSupported=Airplane, Helicopter ShowInfoText=1 Location=440,129,1480,908,\\.\DISPLAY1 Maximized=2 HideMenuNormal=0 HideMenuFullscreen=1 [PANELS] IMAGE_QUALITY=1 SAVE_AND_LOAD_PANEL_STATE=0 MAX_VC_TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=4096 PANEL_OPACITY=100 QUICKTIPS=1 PANEL_MASKING=1 PANEL_STRETCHING=1 UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0 PANELS_ALWAYS_ON_TOP=1 [CONTROLS] Controls_Default=Standard Controls_Current=Standard KBDAIL=64 KBDELEV=64 KBDRUD=64 [TextInfo.1] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6 [TextInfo.2] FrameRate=1,1 LockedFrameRate=1,2 GForce=1,3 FuelPercentage=1,4 HealthPoints=1,5 [TextInfo.3] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6 FrameRate=2,1 LockedFrameRate=2,2 GForce=2,3 FuelPercentage=2,4 HealthPoints=2,5 [SlewTextInfo.1] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 [SlewTextInfo.2] FrameRate=1,1 LockedFrameRate=1,2 HealthPoints=1,3 [SlewTextInfo.3] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 FrameRate=2,1 LockedFrameRate=2,2 HealthPoints=2,3 [Avatar] DefaultAvatar=Army Infantry [DynamicHeadMovement] LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000 LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000 RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000 YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000 RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000 MaxHeadAngle=5.000000 MaxHeadOffset=0.300000 HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000 [VirtualCopilot] VirtualCopilotActive=1 [DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN V.0.0] Mode=1920x1080x32 [DISPLAY.Device.Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630.1.0] Mode=1920x1080x32 [USERINTERFACE] SHOW_SCENARIO_WINDOW=1 BroadcastGPSData=0 MUTE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1 PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=0 PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1 RestoreTimeOnMove=1 ScreenshotImageFormat=1 SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=1 Map_Orientation=2 [SOUND] SOUND_FADER1=0.350000 SOUND_FADER2=0.360000 SOUND_FADER3=0.360000 SOUND_FADER4=0.350000 SOUND=1 SOUND_QUALITY=2 SOUND_LOD=0 PrimaryPlaybackDevice={81987E54-325B-40F8-AEED-9FBD7A73E536} VoicePlaybackDevice={81987E54-325B-40F8-AEED-9FBD7A73E536} VoiceCaptureDevice={9AB1673F-FF95-4D06-8A1F-450765E3315B} [TrafficManager] AirlineDensity=0 GADensity=0 FreewayDensity=0 ShipsAndFerriesDensity=0 LeisureBoatsDensity=0 IFROnly=0 AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=0 [AContain] ShowLabels=1 ShowUserLabel=0 ShowLabelManufacturer=1 ShowLabelModel=1 ShowLabelTailNumber=0 ShowLabelDistance=1 ShowLabelAltitude=1 ShowLabelAirline=0 ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0 ShowLabelFlightPlan=0 ShowLabelContainerId=0 ShowLabelAirspeed=0 ShowLabelHeading=0 LabelDelay=1000 LabelColor=FFFF0000 EnableRibbonVisuals=0 ShowRibbonUserObject=0 ShowRibbonUserAvatar=0 ShowRibbonAircraft=0 ShowRibbonGroundVehicles=0 ShowRibbonBoats=0 ShowRibbonAvatars=0 ShowRibbonWeapons=0 ShowRibbonCountermeasures=0 UserObjectRibbonColor=FFFF0000 UserAvatarRibbonColor=FFFF8000 AircraftRibbonColor=FF0000FF GroundVehicleRibbonColor=FF00FF00 BoatRibbonColor=FF00FFFF AvatarRibbonColor=FFFFFF00 WeaponRibbonColor=FF800000 CountermeasureRibbonColor=FF640080 RibbonFidelity=5.000000 RibbonMaxDistance=3218.689941 [TERRAIN] TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=9 LOD_RADIUS=5.500000 TESSELLATION_FACTOR=85 MESH_RESOLUTION=24 TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=27 AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_DENSITY=3 AUTOGEN_BUILDING_DENSITY=3 DETAIL_TEXTURE=1 HIGH_RESOLUTION_TERRAIN_TEXTURES=0 WATER_REFLECT_CLOUDS=1 WATER_REFLECT_USERAIRCRAFT=1 WATER_REFLECT_SIMOBJECTS=0 WATER_REFLECT_TERRAIN=0 WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0 WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0 WATER_REFRACT_CLOUDS=0 WATER_REFRACT_USERAIRCRAFT=0 WATER_REFRACT_SIMOBJECTS=0 WATER_REFRACT_TERRAIN=0 WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0 WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0 ENABLE_BATHYMETRY=0 WATER_CLARITY=30 WATER_DETAIL=2 UseGlobalTerrainView=False [ATC] AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=1 UsePilotVoice=1 ShowATCText=1 PilotVoice=0 COMM_MSG_AI_ATC_COLOR=0XFF8C00 COMM_MSG_ATC_AI_COLOR=0X00008B COMM_MSG_ATC_USER_COLOR=0X006400 COMM_MSG_USER_ATC_COLOR=0XA52A2A COMM_MSG_ATIS_COLOR=00000000 [INTERNATIONAL] ASLAT=2 ASLON=1 MEASURE=0 [REALISM] PFactor=0.750000 Torque=0.750000 GyroEffect=1.000000 CrashTolerance=0.200000 General=1.000000 UnlimitedFuel=False AllowEngineDamage=True TrueAirspeed=False AutoCoord=False RealMixture=True StressDamage=True GEffect=False ManualLights=True GyroDrift=False CrashWithDyn=False CrashDetection=True AvatarNoCollision=False OnCrashAction=0 [ATTACHMENTS] WeaponHighlight=False HighlightDuration=1.000000 AutoWeaponSwitching=False UnlimitedWeapons=False UnlimitedCountermeasures=False IgnoreAttachmentWeight=False IgnoreAttachmentForces=False [RECORDER] RecordAITraffic=True RecordAirportVehicles=True RecordLeisureBoats=True [SIM] SYSCLOCK=1 OPTIMIZE_PARTS=1 [STARTUP] DEMO=0 STARTUP_DEMO= LOAD_SCENARIO_TOOLS=1 LoadCorePlugins=1 LoadVirtualReality=1 EnableVirtualRealityOnStartup=0 EnableVoiceControl=0 LoadWindow=1 [PointOfInterestSystem] CycleSetting=0 [FACILITIES] COUNTRY= STATE= CITY= GTL_BUTTON=4096 [MISC] Com_Rate=7 [MULTIPLAYER] VoiceVolume=0.700000 FrameSyncRate=0
  6. SquawkDirtyToMe

    P3D FIX FOR "Error Creating Child Window"

    @Cedric Sin If you'd like, feel free to send me a private message and I don't mind troubleshooting for yah. @simbol The issue is specific to P3D v3 as the issue effects 32bit programs. P3D v4 is in the clear with it being 64bit. I don't recall the specific versions of the few friends i've helped, but I tested locally on
  7. Hello Folks, So recently I have had alot of people message me about an issue with P3D V3 throwing an error "error creating child window" and or crashing due to a recent Windows 10 update. I did a bit of investigating and saw that the issue was caused basically due to some invalid string and return data within the included .NET 4.7 update. After reaching out to a friend whom is an engineer with MS and him looking into it, I was informed that the November 14th patch would resolve the issue, but it didnt of course.. Well, here is a fix that i've tested with a couple of friends experiencing the issue and it resolved the error from coming up and crashing. It's as simple as removing .NET 4.7 and I have included the simple instructions below; Step 1: Click on your start button, search for and open "Control Panel" Step 2: Click on Programs Step 3: Once in Programs, Click on "Turn Windows Features On or Off" Step 4: Once the Windows Features window opens, Uncheck ".NET Framework 4.7 Advanced Services" and then press OK. This should remove .NET 4.7. Afterwords, you may need to reboot your computer (I would anyways). After the reboot, run Prepa3d and the child window error should not occur! During testing, I also loaded all the addons I could (Such as Active Sky, vPilot, and a few others) but thankfully very little programs are .NET 4.7 dependent therefore there should be no impact to any other programs. NOTE: In the event that Microsoft get's it's sh** together and they release a working update, you can easily re enable/install .NET 4.7 by replicating the steps above with the exception to the last step in which you will enable the checkbox and press OK. Have any issues or questions? Send me a private message and I will be more than happy to help. I'll be looking into the FSX-Steam issue that has recently came up with the latest update and once I find a fix for that, ill post in the appropriate board.
  8. Hello, I installed the PA46 with Navigraph. On the MFD, there is no text that says the Airport ICAOS, Intersections, etc... I can see the locations of them, The little triangle icons, airport icons, etc but there is no text that identifies them. When I select a departure or arrival of an airport, I can see the navigraph data is loaded. I have included screenshots. Any help would be great. http://i.imgur.com/McmGdGf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/vmfB4Jq.jpg
  9. Hello, Having some issues with this and getting it to work. So far it's the only thing I cant manage to get working. With the weather radar activated, the format is on map, tried all tilts, both long and short range, precipitation is active, etc.. for weather I am using Active Sky Next. Any ideas? Would love to get this working.
  10. SquawkDirtyToMe

    Cant Register on Orbx Forums

    Hello Just purchased quite a few regions and such from flightsimstore and when I attempt to register at http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/ , after about 15 seconds it says "something went wrong please try again". I had a friend attempt to register with the same results. Any idea?