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swaor
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Black flickering screen

Postby swaor » Wed May 15, 2019 4:47 pm

Hello,
I´m encountering a problem where every now and then my sim screen flickers black for a split of a second.
I am using ChasePlane but the problem is still there when I start P3D without Chaseplane.
(Might have something to do with cameras.cfg?, will let that rebuild and report back later)
In the meantime if you have any other Ideas on how to fix it, I´m open for every solution :)

Sim is P3D v4.5 and I´m running Win10 on my system.

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Brady Butler
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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby Brady Butler » Wed May 15, 2019 4:55 pm

Hello swaor,

Do the suggestions in this post help? https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopi ... flickering

Regards,
Brady
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swaor
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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby swaor » Wed May 15, 2019 7:40 pm

Don´t think that´s the issue, as I´m on a I7-8700K and a GTX 1080Ti.

Jeffrex
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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby Jeffrex » Wed May 15, 2019 9:39 pm

Do you have your frames locked with P3D? So no unlimited frames set.

I had the same problem a while ago when I ran the program with unlimited frames. When I locked my frames at 30 fps it didn't happen anymore.

Hope it helps,

Regards,

Jeffrey

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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby OE1CGA » Wed May 15, 2019 11:48 pm

i have the same... 60fps or more the flickering starts (up to unlimited)

so, i locked it to 30fps, no flickering, but that does not mean, there is no

problem.... on v4,4 no flickering with (at any up to) unlimited Fps

swaor
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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby swaor » Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm

I decided to roll back to 4.4. Then let the cameras.cfg rebuild and it works again.
Guess I´ll stay on 4.4 then :)

OE1CGA
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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby OE1CGA » Mon May 27, 2019 3:20 pm

i like to hear from LM in this regard.....

Martyson
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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby Martyson » Mon May 27, 2019 4:34 pm

i have the same... 60fps or more the flickering starts (up to unlimited)

so, i locked it to 30fps, no flickering, but that does not mean, there is no

problem.... on v4,4 no flickering with (at any up to) unlimited Fps
Which P3D version are you using?
Is it a default P3D setup (no add-ons)?
Are you using just one monitor?
Can you post a video of what you are seeing?
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

OE1CGA
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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby OE1CGA » Wed May 29, 2019 2:00 pm

i use the v4,5 hotfix.

All worked at any FPS without flickering in v 4,4 and all previous versions.

One projector for the time
Yes i have add ons but these issues started with v4,5 (hf).

It looks like if the projector bulb has contact problems, which is not the case.
It happens every 5 to 10 seconds for about 1 second.
Just turning down on the FPS limiter (below 60fps) the flickering disapears.

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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby Martyson » Wed May 29, 2019 2:18 pm

i use the v4,5 hotfix.

All worked at any FPS without flickering in v 4,4 and all previous versions.

One projector for the time
Yes i have add ons but these issues started with v4,5 (hf).

It looks like if the projector bulb has contact problems, which is not the case.
It happens every 5 to 10 seconds for about 1 second.
Just turning down on the FPS limiter (below 60fps) the flickering disapears.
"One projector for the time"

Do you have more than one?
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

OE1CGA
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Re: Black flickering screen

Postby OE1CGA » Wed May 29, 2019 4:00 pm

Hi,
just one is in use, later i will make a 210° 3 projector setup.

So, this flickering is with one projector, also if i connect just
one LCD screen. If i connect the Projector and the LCD screen
to show the same pic, flickering is also here (60 or more fps).

I checked again today and the flickering is more frequently then
just every 5 - 10 secs. It occurs about every 2 secs....


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