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Hi,

I recently bought EU Wales. In Cardiff I see black polygons hovering in the air and blocking parts of the scenery or AI aircraft (e.g. in the yellow circle you can see parts of the fuselage overlapped by that strange polygon). I am using P3D v4.2.

 

Regards,

Uli

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Hi Uli, welcome to the forums

 

Please set your insertion points in FTXC3 as per the below topic.

 

 

Cheers

 

Doug

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Hi Doug,

 

I verified, that I already set up the insertion point as suggested in the linked thread. Additionally I started Cardiff with all other scenery addons deactivated. However the black polygons are still there.

 

Regards,

Uli

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Ok, Uli

 

Please run the "Force Migration" option from FTXC3 settings.

 

Then go to your ORBX\Trouble Shooter folder and run the "MigrationTroubleshooter.exe" and post the results here.

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Here is the result of the MigrationTroubleshooter:

 

Orbx Migration Troubleshooter
====================================
REGIONS
    Australia                                         NOT INSTALLED
    Central Rocky Mountains                           NOT INSTALLED
    England                                           MIGRATED CORRECTLY
    FTX Global                                        MIGRATED CORRECTLY
    Ireland                                           MIGRATED CORRECTLY
    Northern California                               NOT INSTALLED
    Northern Ireland                                  NOT INSTALLED
    Norway                                            MIGRATED CORRECTLY
    Northern Rocky Mountains                          NOT INSTALLED
    New Zealand North Island                          NOT INSTALLED
    New Zealand South Island                          NOT INSTALLED
    FTX Global openLC Europe                          MIGRATED CORRECTLY
    Pacific Fjords                                    NOT INSTALLED
    Pacific Northwest                                 NOT INSTALLED
    Southern Alaska                                   NOT INSTALLED
    Southern California                               NOT INSTALLED
    Scotland                                          MIGRATED CORRECTLY
    Wales                                             MIGRATED CORRECTLY
====================================
All region files exist.
All files valid, MD5 hashes checked.

 

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Hello,

just to rule out a problem with either the FTX software or P3D v 4.2, here is what I see.

 

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Thanks Nick. With the knowledge that EGFF basically works in P3D 4.2 I did a little more testing. I restored the original shaders (as I am using PTA), turned off Reshade and removed all BGLs from World/Scenery from other addons. All this measures did not help. Then I moved all sliders in the P3D settings way to the left and noticed, that with a texture resolution of 256 the black polygons are gone. If I move up to 512 pixel they appear again. I noticed, that the polygons appear as soon as the ground texture is being loaded.  Before that moment, the textuers on the buildings and jetways are already loaded.

 

Regards,

Uli

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So, I did some more tests:

  • I deleted prepar3d.cfg, shader cache, terrain.cfg, scenery.cfg and SceneryIndexes_x64
  • I reinstalled FTX Wales by uninstalling and downloading again
  • I reinstalled OrbX Libraries

Nothing helped, the black ploygons are still there. I checked OrbX Innsbruck, Dubrovnik, Stockholm, Pula and Bilbao. In none of these sceneries I had an issue as in Cardiff.

 

When upgrading von Prepar3d from v4.0 to v4.1 and to v4.2 I updated the client and content only. The scenery is still on 4.0. But as the changes in scenery were not significant I did not update. Could this be the issue?

 

Regards,

Uli

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I have made some more screenshots. They clearly show, that the issue are not the black polygons itself, but some "see through" polygons. Everything that is placed before these ploygons is not displayed (planes, buildings, etc.). If a part of the building is affected you will see the black ground texture that is located underneath that building. The screenshots show all affected areas I have discovered so far. I found out that ORBX_EGFF_GP.bgl is releated to the problem. If I disable this BGL the problem is gone. However, this file is essential for the scenery thus disabling is not an option.

 

 

EGFF1.jpg

EGFF2.jpg

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Nick, you are right: I have Tacpac installed. And by disabling it, the problems in Cardiff are gone. Is there anything I can do to use both Cardiff and Tacpack at the same time?

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Thanks.

I don't think I have ever seen a solution, other than to disable Tacpac

when using the scenery.

I don't think the probelm is limited to just that airport and a visit to the Tacpac

support, if there is such a thing, might help.

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I could solve the issue by disabling the experimental feature "D3D video features" in the TacPack Manager. By doing this I can still use TacPack and have no scenery issues.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Regards,

Uli

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