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Author Topic: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups NOW Working  (Read 874 times)

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Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups NOW Working
« on: June 08, 2017, 01:18:51 PM »
Well, I loaded Prepar3d V4 to test and the first major issue I have run into is that the ViewGroups appear to have a bug.   I have posted my issue on the Prepar3d Support forums so will let you know what they come back with but if you rely on the ViewGroups for your multi-display visuals (projection or screen) note that there appears to be bug preventing it from working.

Please note I am not talking about setting up nvidea surround mode and simply putting up a wide front view.   I am talking about specifically using viewgroups to creat the three offset view points we normally use for a proper surround setup.

Just a heads up for those thinking of switching.

Scott
« Last Edit: June 08, 2017, 10:37:36 PM by XOrionFE »

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Re: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups not working
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 01:56:09 PM »
Crap eh...  Well Trevor did say to me to hang on :)   Hopefully things will get ironed out soon. I love the big 60 inch TV screen and I have an opportunity to put 4 more on layaway.
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Re: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups not Working - EDIT...Working Now...disregard
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 10:21:23 PM »
Got them working now.   Grid was on auto by default and I didnt realize it so it was causing an error on having multiple display IDs assigned.   You know what they say...RTFM. ????

Only took me two hours to figure out....it is such a clunky non-intuitive interface....

But yes, user error...


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Re: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups not working
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 10:29:48 PM »
Scott

I look forward to knowing how it all performs for you!

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Re: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups not working
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 10:40:55 PM »
Scott

I look forward to knowing how it all performs for you!

Fred

I have a few more tweaks yet to do.   I have most maxxed right now with Orbx and seeing frames in the 15-20 range with some light traffic and reflections turned way down but still playing with it to see what effects what.  I also need to get my AS16 working and load either AS or Rex cloud textures.   Will do more this weekend and post a video with settings, frames, viewgroups, etc

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Re: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups NOW Working
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 04:45:23 AM »
Hi Scott, glad to see you've got it working.   

I've setup ViewGroups in both v3 & now v4 using both Mark Hargrove's and LM's instructions and have the same issue of my views flashing and resetting. With a viewgroup active I get frequent flashing of all 3 monitors with them going black briefly. If I've panned somewhere in the VC my view resets to a Forward view. This appears to happen whenever there is a texture update in the scene as I get no flashing if i'm stationary (which is not really the point of a flight simulator). In flight these screen flashes briefly show the PC desktop before coming back again.

I love the option of Viewgroups as they offer a lot more flexibility in spanning 3 views however this issue has caused me to revert back to my TH2GO.  I also acknowledge my issue could be due to some problem with video drivers or graphics card/monitors.

I wondered if you had a similar experience following on from your install and testing?

Cheers,

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Re: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups NOW Working
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 07:10:32 AM »
Hi Ken,

Good to hear from you!   

Well, I've not had any of the issues you describe with flashing.   I ran viewgroups on 3.4 ever since I first installed it and never had any issues at all.    My main issue on v4 was that i some how had grid set to auto.  Once I removed that it is fine.   I dont get any flashing issues.   My guess would be there is a video card setting or version issue in your case.    What card are you using?   I could also share my Nvidea settings for Prepar3d though I dont recall changing too much there except maybe performance mode set to multi-monitor and power mode set to max performance.

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Re: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups NOW Working
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 11:16:28 AM »
Yeah I suspect a video or driver issue also.  I've tried several drivers and currently on 382.05 but none made a difference.  I'm running a GTX980 4Gb into 3 x 42" LCD TV's.  They are cheap Kogan TV's so this could also be an issue.

Oh well when is this hobby not filled with chasing issues and reconfiguring???!

Cheers,

Ken
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Re: Prepar3d v4 ViewGroups NOW Working
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2017, 11:32:29 PM »
I just came across this looking for something else.

I, too, had the problem with the flashing screens and view resetting and it almost drove me crazy when it persisted even after I updated to V4.

In the end, I found that FSUIPC's Autosave was the reason - switched it off and the problem was gone. As I do not want to do without I have now set it to 5 min so it does not really bother me anymore.

 

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