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CTD's

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unitedkingdom
I have an XML Avidyne and XML G1000 set of gauges that for a very small
number of people cause CTD's.
Usually these people have ATI cards and/ or strange mixes of memory sticks,
as opposed to matched pairs. I now have a guy with a matched pair and a
nVidia card.
I and our beta testers do not get these CTD's.
The gauges make use of XML transparency and also bitmaps with alpha
transparency. I'm guessing that the transparencies are the cause of the
problem, but like I said, that's a guess.
Anybody here know what may cure this problem?
cheers,
nick
 
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us-kentucky
You sure it is related to your XML gauges?

Try newest (and sometimes older) video drivers for their card.

It might be their card doesn't properly support all the shaders etc. FS uses. I'd check that their cards are supported, and do a search on the MS knowledgebase to see if the issue has a resolution.
 

n4gix

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unitedstates
Nick, I had the exact same problem with my Garmin XML gauges, wherever I used "transparency" or "transparent" in any of the various places...

Since this problem only affected a minority of people, I simply built an alternate set that replaced the "transparent" bit's with bitmaps where possible, and removed the "transparecy" attribute from string displays.

I had a very extended exchange with Susan Ashlock (ACES Panel/Gauge Lead Developer), and this was the fruit of those discussions.

As Patrick noted, it is apparently an issue with particular video cards, and likely either hardware and/or driver related.
 
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unitedkingdom
I've also learnt that people have an odd mix of memory sticks working together and non matched pairs that seem to agrevate this problem.
cheers,
nick
 
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