[RESOLVED] P3D v4 Black Flickering

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Brit128
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[RESOLVED] P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby Brit128 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:54 pm

Hello

So I'm doing a flight from Heathrow to San Francisco and at the moment I'm over Greenland with overcast cloud.

I've noticed that sometimes the sim flickers on and off. Comes and goes it seems.

PC is i5 8600k @4.9GHZ, 1080, 16gb RAM

Any idea why this happens?

Thanks

Brad Shiver
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Re: P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby Brad Shiver » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm

To help us narrow down the cause of this issue, can you please run through the general debugging steps and post your results here? You can find them here: http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic ... 2&t=123246

-Brad

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Re: P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby Brit128 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:23 pm

I have P3D v4.1

If I update to .2 do I have re install every addon?

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Brady Butler
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Re: P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby Brady Butler » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:27 pm

Hello,

We've had a few users report the black flickering issue and they have found some work-arounds. Please see these posts and let us know if they fix your issue:

https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopi ... flickering
https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopi ... flickering

Regards,
Brady
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Re: P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby Brit128 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:01 pm

Will take a look, thanks

But too answer my other question, Would I need to reinstall all my add ons if i updated to v4.2

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Re: P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby Brady Butler » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:11 pm

Hello Brit128,

It depends on how the developers chose to integrate their add-on with Prepar3D. The best way to know for sure is to contact or search the forums of the developers for your specific add-ons with this question. Some may need to be reinstalled, some may not.

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Brady
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Brit128
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Re: P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby Brit128 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:55 am

I've enabled v sync and triple buffering and has seemed to fix the issue. (touch wood)

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Re: P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby umelec » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:24 am

Hi Brit128
As stated in the other thread concerning flickering: Switching on Vsynch reduces fps significantly. Each fps reduction reduces or stopps flickering. There must be another reason. Can you confirm, that Vsynch "on" reduces fps down to about 10 as it does on my place?
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Re: P3D v4 Black Flickering

Postby Brit128 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:40 am

I didn't notice much difference, maybe 5 fps to 8fps less. My P3D settings are not on max settings.

It also reduced my GPU load so the card runs cooler now.


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