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  1. Just FYI, a new version of SF3D for P3DV5 has been released... check out their website... Version 20210316 Technical Update 2.5 of REX Sky Force has been officially released. The following is a list of the fixed items associated with this release: ADDED – Support for Prepar3D v5 FIXED – Improved visibility and haze effect rendering for Prepar3D v5 FIXED – PMDG wind file missing folder issue FIXED – Optimization risk negative numbers with higher-end graphics cards FIXED – Registration failures FIXED – Cloud brightness modification for Prepar3D v5 FIXED – Overcast cloud models for Prepar3D 5 (Non-trueSky™) FIXED – Green bar rendering when disabled FIXED – Backup files will not overwrite with both 64bit and 32bit installed FIXED – Export file not updating FIXED – Export JSON file not being downloaded FIXED – Flight plan not being cleared within the application FIXED – Client connection database error IMPROVED – Rendering moderate rain handling when BR is recognized within the metar report INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Step 1 - Open Sky Force. Step 2 - If you receive a popup stating a new update is available, click the Download button to download the latest build. Save the file to your desktop. Step 3 - Close Sky Force and uninstall the application. Step 4 - Unzip the new update and right-click the rexinstaller.exe to run the file as Administrator. You may receive a popup from Windows requiring extra steps to run the installer. Be sure to click the More Info link and then the "Run Anyways" button. Step 5 - Once Sky Force is installed, right-click the Sky Force desktop icon, choose properties, choose advanced and then check Run as administrator. SUPPORT If you need support, please submit a support ticket at: https://rexsimulations.com/support.html
  2. Hi all, I've had a new pc on order for a while & hopefully expecting delivery in the next 4-6 weeks or so. Just after some advice for a new P3D V5 user (previously used fsx few years ago & getting back into flight sim)... 1) Is there any specific order you should install software? I have to install; ORBX sceneries like all the global packs & airports, Aerosoft airports, Active Sky weather, REX Skyforce, PMDG 737NGXu, 737 Immersion v2, Simarket airport sceneries, GSX, Alpha India AI traffic, Chaseplane, Pro ATC 2) Any other essential payware you would recommend? 3) Is it best to install scenery with the addon.xml method as described in this youtube video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l21SW4KrEM4 4) Are there any recommended graphics settings for my new pc setup? I've got RTX 3080 & AMD 5900x with 32gb of ram. Monitor is a Samsung Odyssey G9 (which I can't wait to use when my new PC arrives 😊). Many thanks in advance for any help/advice. Cheers & stay safe, Rich
  3. I've noticed that there is no sound coming from the rain in my sim with True sky. Anyone else having this issue? I am using Active sky with the latest version of p3dv5.
  4. Hello Nico, in my case the converting the airportfile vom 19.4 to 19.5 will not work! Must i do spezial things to get this work? regards Peter
  5. Hey guys, I will post the screenshots in a bit. Please read the post in entirety. I am able to Fly the MaddogX with full 4K VC in all its glory (what an amazing plane - omg - Leonardo for the win) on top of these sceneries installed FlyTampa KLAS Orbx Socal Orbx Trees HD Orbx Building HD Orbx Global+openLC NA FS Pilots 2020 NG Mesh AIG Planes FSUIPC 6 (needed for AI control) AS P3D + ASCA enchanced with EnvTex+Envshade TrueSky is disabled due to using EnvTex and VRAM saving My Monitor is set to 30 hz (4K) and VSYNC is on along with Triple Buffer and fps set to unlimited in P3Dv5 Requirements 8GB Video Card (if you guys have more then you are set, I don't - so this post will exclusively focus on 8gb video card users), Windows Pro 10 2004 (this is requirement for better VRAM management, YMMV if you don't have this or have) 1) Disable HT and No Affinity Mask - I tried them all. Let P3Dv5 do its thing. (if you can't disable HT, leave the sim as - no need for Affinity Mask) 2) MAX_TEXTURE_REQUEST_DISTANCE=300000 (Default is 1000) 3) Enable HIGH_RESOLUTION_TERRAIN_TEXTURES=1 in Settings 3) TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=10 - this goes in [TERRAIN] 4) LOD_RADIUS=3.500000 5) Set Textures to 1024 in P3D (This one is new as this allowed me to enjoy full Maddog X VC and Flytampa KLAS over Orbx Socal) 6) You have to pick your plane in Scenario mode to Maddog X. Do not go into this scenery with another plane and then choose MaddogX once it is loaded up in FT KLAS+Orbx Socal area - VRAM will pushed beyond 8gb and then you get a Hang... Clean shaders Now the weird Quirk 1 is I installed all my addons with 4096 textures set, then cleaned shaders and set the texture setting to 1024 and restarted the sim. I am able to have full 4K VC in Maddog and everything looks dandy. Now if I did not have Fly Tampa KLAS (or just just Orbx Socal) then I could do everything with 4096 textures anyway. Even FT KLAS with openLC Na works with 4096 textures. It is just using Orbx Socal+FlyTampa KLAS is heavy load in VRAM Fly Tampa KLAS is very complex and then top of Orbx SoCal - pushing lots of things. Quirk 2: When installing FSDT (not FlyTampa here) sceneries make sure P3Dv5 is set to 4096 as live update will put 4096 textures. Once that is done set the sim to 1024, clean shaders, then run the sim (this way you will get sharp FSDT runways on their airports etc). But right now I am absolutely eating my cookies (lol), enjoying it with all those pretty city lights expanded by Texture_Size_Exp=10 and very little black textures due to Max_Texture_request_distance. If I can fly in Maddog X in all its VC glory then PMDG 747 works like a charm (that doesn't have pbr inside - only Maddog X does) - Maddog X is a dream Bonus Tip: I fixed the elevation issues with Orbx Socal+Flytampa KLAS (by disabling 3 files from Orbx KLAS) and Using Pilots AFM RC 3 which comes with FSGlobal 2020 NG - That fixed my KLAS see old thread for reference Enjoy and have fun nom nom nom
  6. Flight between EGAC and EIDL
  7. Hello Nico, have a little problem. Why can't your program show me helicopters anymore? There is always the error message "can not be created". If the same helicopters are displayed in a BGL file about the traffic they appear! Any idea? Greetings Pete
  8. Hi Guys, I have a very strange behavior with EA Enabled. As soon as it starts to rain my Computer crashes (complete shutdown), with EA Disabled no issues? Any idea what this can be? Already tried with GPU and CPU at Stock speeds, same behavior.
  9. P3Dv5HF2, AH C140, Hawaii photoreal project, ASP3d wx.
  10. hi just watched rob create some presets in his tutorial , as anybody made any presets out for public use, i could try and create, but too busy ( and even more lazy ) 😉
  11. Hello, I dusted off P3D this weekend after a lengthy absence using MSFS as I wanted to fly some of my airliners. I did two flights and encountered something on both I’ve never seen before. While using regular weather (ie not enhanced atmospherics) I get a FPS drop to 8-10 when looking at the horizon. This is both in the cockpit and in spot view. When I scroll the view up or down in spot view so that I’m looking up at the sky or down at the ground the FPS return to my locked 30fps. If I turn on enhanced atmospherics the issue goes away altogether. I’m using active sky with ASCA. First flight was in the Majestic Q400, second was in the Captainsim 757. I never saw this previously in P3D. Any thoughts?
  12. Kenya Airways QW 787-8: Addis Ababa Bole International (HAAB) to Jomo Kenyatta International (HKJK)
  13. Does anyone know the status of Feel There's update status for their Embraer aircraft? There hasn't been anything since Hotfix 2 .
  14. Hello there, my biggest problem with P3dV5 at the moment is the broken lighting at addon airports. Of course, some of them have been properly fixed, but others cause problems because PBR aircraft don't reflect light (even though the airport was ported to v5 by the developer) and in some cases, airports just won't be provided in the short term (for example Imaginesim refusing to fix ZSPD for P3dv5 at the moment...). I've read about the new parameters and frickled around a little bit with effect files but no success up to now. Has anyone accomplished this yet? Or could somebody explain to me, what exactly the difference between P3dv4 und v5 is in regard to dynamic lighting and how it can be fixed? Given the speed, that a lot of developers took to fix their airports, it can't be so difficult, I assume. Thanks alot Adrian
  15. Hi, my UTLive suddenly stopped working in P3DV5. I noticed it today - I am not aware that I changed something in my simulator. I am using P3D5. When I start P3D I can see that it is initialising but after that it shows this error. Also, if I start Utlive.exe it shuts itself after a few seconds. Any thoughts what might be the problem? I cant post a screenshot here but the error says: Ultimate Traffic Live encountered an error while loading external data into the simulation engine. Error: System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format. I already tried to reainstall UTlive but no result.
  16. The next hotfix will be launched in the next couple of weeks: https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=219259#p219259
  17. P3D v5 HF1 installed. I get a CTD with no error window or something else overflying the region of CYMM Ft. McMurray far up in Canada! ORBX, PMDG 747, FS Global Ultimate NG2020 all installed with v5 installers. Is this reproducible on other systems? Any ideas? Best regards Bruno
  18. Hey guys, Few days ago Rob casually mentioned 5.1 and today on post at pmdg - RSR mentioned 5.1. Looks like LM is working hard and improving the sim (very grateful); they know about pbr issues etc. Just giving heads up - enjoy the sim (I know I am especially with the fun tweaks). MaddogX for V5 is Wow!!!!! and even the Queen's weather Radar is working. These addons are sure keeping me busy. Be Safe and have fun
  19. Does anyone know which gate works with GSX ground services for the PMDG 747? I tried Gate for which shows up as supporting HEAVY but once I park there and try to activate GSX it says this parking is too small.
  20. Hey guys, This is going to be mega thread with pretty pics - here are my settings on my PC to get 30fps pretty much with 30hz 4K Monitor on P3Dv5. My PC is i7-5820K OC to 4.4GHZ, 16GB Quad channel DDR-2400 Ram, RTX 2070 super 8GB, all ssds, pcie-ssds. 4K monitors Here is quick TL/DR WINDOWS 10 2004 (10.0.19041.208 Release Preview) is a MUST for VRAM management (Right now you have to be Windows Insider to get - pros/cons to this - google it) Nvidia Drivers Latest 445.87 Drivers 8GB+ Video Card req (if less than that - ymmv but Windows 10 2004 build will help to some degree) Do the 30hz Monitor trick with VSYNC ON+Triple buffer+Unlimited Frames in P3Dv5 Affinity mask it is upto you. I have 6 core with HT on - I am using all cores except for the 1st core and its logical core. 4092 on my end. My P3Dv5 Manual 4 Configs (rest are in pics below) 1) RS_MIN_OBJECT_PIXEL_RADIUS=1.000000 (Default is 2) - Update 6:54pm - see Rob's Answer below - this is better left alone to default 2) TextureMaxLoad=9 - @Rob_Ainscough can you help on this - I went to 9 as I was getting black textures when I went panning outside the VC and then back to VC in PMDG 747. Weird I never had to do anything like this before. This setting helped on the black VC textures reload etc I dunno what the frak is going on. This setting has to be in on [DISPLAY] section. See P3Dv5 Documentation it is listed in Advanced Config Section. 3) UseGlobalTerrainView=True - Default is False. YMMV. True does take some VRAM but I have always enabled it (from p3dv4). Again Rob can chime in on this one. 4) Affinity Mask is set to 4092 for my cpu If you disable TrueSky - you do save way more VRAM that is true but this is to show with Truesky I was getting great VRAM management and it looks so nice except for this patchy truesky blocks around things. It is Beta lol. Addons Used: Orbx Global OpenLC NA Global 2020 NG Mesh (this may not be needed at all moving forward), FSDT Airports AIG Planes Active Sky P3D (Beta #2) PMDG 747 RAAS 64bit Unlocked, FSUIPC 6 @Rob_Ainscough and @simbol Please let LM know that Windows Build 10 2004 (RP) does better VRam management infact I accidently installed latest fast ring that was showing me 500MB consumption of VRAM vs 800Mb of VRAM - but fast ring is Not recommended at all for us simmers. Things will break with it. Now the Long part with pretty pictures (All Images are 4K - you will have to click them to see vram usage and fps) P3D is love/hate relationship - we all are paid testers for LM - no denying this. I wish we can get awesome graphics like other titles do but we are stuck with legacy code which I am amazed that LM decided to use for v5. Freaking annoying but this is the fact of sim world. We are now have come full circle to the land of OOMS (good old FSX days are back 🤦‍♂️. Now it is VrOOMS - but I didn't worry as much this time with latest windows 10 build but this is now a moving target. Any update could bring horrible VRAM management, even Nvidia drivers could. Multiple vectors are there for freaking annoyance. Sure bigger VRam cards are key but honestly I can't justify in this time of covid pandemic era to buy a new card when I have a 2070 RTX (which I bought on release 2019). As more features keep getting added even the 10 gb+ vram cards are not the answer. Efficient coding is KEY from all devs to leverage hardware properly (DX12 requires that). If the product you buy and devs are sloppy - screw their product. I am ultra strict now. I vote with my wallet plain and simple. LM will release Hotfix to get this sim to stable quality I am sure of that - so install addons which install outside the sim. If you value your time - you will save it here. At least keep it to minimum when installing addons which bury itself into SIM's root directory (b/c some devs will NEVER change their bad habits). Here is what I do. 1) Install Sim 2) Install only addons which install outside the sim root - Orbx , FSDT etc 3) Configure Sim 4) New Update comes - Download Update 5) Move third addons from their addon directory to another directory (disabling them) 6) Run the current Sim - updates the addon files and it shows no addons are active 7) Uninstall the sim - completely - delete all P3Dv5 directories 8 - Install the new Sim update - Full Build Install 9) Best Part - Move all the third party addons into the original prepar3d addons directory, for Orbx I just put them back where it was originaly, and run sync my sim again. 10 Use Lorby Tool to check everything is fine and dandy - It usually is 11) Time Saved insane amounts 😃 I truly wish PMDG and Flightbeam will install outside the sim. Atleast in Flightbeam's case they have files like Flytampa has hooks to install outside the sim. I have done it in the past manually but I wish they would listen and do it. FSDT @virtuali is always ahead of the game - just amazing. And now Orbx followed suit and boy everything works flawlessly. PS - I did alpha test Orbx Central lol for a short time - it truly has come a long way. 1) Windows 10 2004 Default VRAM usage It shows 905 MB b/c I had windows Snipping tool open. All windows open take some VRAM (but it is not crazy usage like Windows 1909 builds). 2) 4K Monitor Set to 30hz 3) P3D v5 Settings with TrueSky 4) FSUIPC Settings with Aggressive Traffic Settings I just want to see some planes period and not drag my FPS down as it loads up entire airport. I want FPS and fun bits. Without AIG, my FPS is way over 30 fps. I usually get like 45 fps with these addons at monitor set to 60hz but for now it is set to lowly 30hz. 5) VRAM Consumption = PMDG 747, AS P3D Beta 2, AIG, Truesky, FSDT KORD v2, Orbx Global, openLC NA, Pilots FS Global 2020 NG = 30fps+ --- See the weather 6) VC Shot - FPS is near 30 fps - around 25-27fps - Can't beat that - It is pretty stable Hope it all helps - Enjoy and be safe out there. Wish you all good health and success. -Skywolf
  21. Not sure if this was answered already. Delete Generated Files are still at same place as V4 and with Icon....I deleted....But also managed to wipe all ORBX files.... Not sure if DGF have a same function as in V4....
  22. Hi, I just signed up for a 3 month FsAerodata and look at the latest installer - picture is worth thousand words. I hope F1, and all other people who are developing Prepar3d content can plan and prepare for P3Dv5 lol - Rob, get me on the prepar3d v5 beta team pretty please!!! I will buy you a beer every month (for 2019 that is) 😊 🍻😋 Have a happy new year 2019. 2019 - Year of Prepar3d v5 My guess is that there will be no 4.5 and probably around Apr-May-June 2019 time frame---- looks like we all are going straight to v5 whoohoo
  23. I really can't fly out of the Latin VFR KMIA v2 or KMSY as they it suck all my VRam up. With graphic settings at normal (4K) both are using 6.1GB of my 7.1 when I load any plane. Interesting that Latin VFR KBWI takes about 4.1. Is anyone else experiencing the same? Thank you in advance! Bob
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