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P3D V3 water appears static

Postby vinodkk » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:57 am

Water in P3D v3 that I purchased appears static without any waves or animations. Is it just me having this problem? Did I do something wrong (no add on installed at the moment) ? Thanks in advance for an answer.

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby claudeduhavre » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:14 am

in p3d water always static !

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby pmb » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:11 am

Hi,

here we go again. Just make a search in this forum (and others).

I tried numerous suggestions under 2.5 like REX textures, In-program-settings, shader file editings, etc. You can have waves in a wind strength tearing a little Cessna into parts, but that is it. Those little ripples we see on the sea even on a quite calm day being well represented in FSX are just missing.

I decided to make peace and declared Prepar3d working below -20°C with water being frozen forever.

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby N4GIX » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:59 pm

Set the Water to "Ultra" to gain the real animations...
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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby pmb » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:58 pm

Set to "Ultra" in P3D2.5 and P3D3. That's one of the first things I always check. Doesn't help though. Believe me, I tried all the suggestions around to no avail.

In P3D3 that's the native water, in P3D2.5 it's one of the REX4 flavors. No difference aside color and texture, but both are static as ice.

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby vinodkk » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:22 pm

Yes.I have to agree with pmb. No waves or animations when viewed from above even with water detail set to ultra. Animations and waves are present only when an aircraft crash lands on water.

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby Larry_R » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:15 pm

I might suggest that before giving up on P3D waves using the Ultra setting, some experimentation with the Triton.config file could be worth it. I've had good luck adjusting the general look including wave shape and motion to more closely emulate my area of interest.

There are several parameters affecting the 3D waves that might be applicable here. There are also 5 settings related to system compatibility, 2 of which mention video cards specifically.

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby dahunn » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:23 pm

got the same static water, on ultra the sim just crashes.

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby pmb » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:28 pm

I made an extended test using one of the REX waves textures with nice ripples yesterday. This was in the (ORBX) Sydney area. Actually water is not *always* frozen. I can get moving waves under the following conditions:

(i) heeavy wind (the second highest wind setting in-simulator, whatever it is called) where it's already quite hard to keep a little Cessna on track,

(ii) altitude below 1000 ft, better 800 ft.

Above 1000 ft I am unable to see moving waves even in heavy wind.

I wouldn't exclude it's system (graphics adaper?) depenedent as there are people like me complaining and others obviously buried under waves. I use an EVGA 760 / 4GB, if that matters.

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby Carl » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:23 pm

pmb - exact same findings as you. I fly GA aircraft around coastal areas and am quite disappointed by the frozen water. This diminishes the immersion and realism of the sim.

I tried a couple of changes to "\Prepar3D_v3\TritonResources\Triton.config":

1) Choppiness of the waves (~line 201)

fft-choppiness = 2.2

2) Ensure height queries reflect coastal effects (~line 54)

do-height-map-copy = yes

Oddly, my gfx card is similar to yours (sig below) and also wondered if this is a factor.
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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby Chadblack » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:49 am

Yet another feature we lost when "upgrading" to P3d. I too miss wave animation from above. I miss working airport beacons more.

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Re: P3D V3 water appears static

Postby kejohansen » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:34 pm

However, gentlemen. Can you really see the water moving in the real worl from 1000 feet or above?


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