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[Solved] grey water no blue anywhere :: Archived
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tazzharm
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:17 am
Post subject: [Solved] grey water no blue anywhere

can anyone help in this
I have looked all around web and can not find answer.
rivers blue. that's good.
ocean grey why is this
thanks for your help.

win xp 64bit pro
4gig ddr2 800 ram
ati HD3850 1gig ddr3 vid card
asus p5k board
hp w1907 screen

if I know how to upload screenshot i would. sorry
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:03 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

Hiya Tazzharm and welcome to Com Central

To upload a pic, please resize it down first to 800x600. On the reply post, there is a 'add attachment' feature. Upload the pic there. Smile

My first thoughts on your water...

1) Did this happen all of a sudden?

2) Was it this way by default?

3) Did you add/change any new scenery?

4) Did you update your video card drivers recently?

Usually, if you think back, it's something to do with that last thing you did or installed. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:00 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

hello
well its always been like that very similar to the ground textures in winter
I've patched tried add ons and only noticed the rivers are blue.'
when I've looked at your web's screen shots looks great, but everything in my shot is ok except water
im trying to upload pic but its not allowing me to ..great..
all drivers updated my system built to run fsx and has no problems there.
as I seid cfs3 runs perfect just water is crappy

this is what I get when I click add image sorry bad day can't figure it out
basicly fly cfs3 in winter and the water looks like the ground but with boats lol
if I can't figure it out Ill try to re install and run it with out patching then with .
I'll wait for your reply
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:06 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

Yep, I would try reinstalling the game, that may fix the issue. If it doesn't, try looking into the textures used for the water. You may find the answer there. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:19 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

well all reinstalled and patched 3.01b
still not showing up with colour in water any ideas
thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:15 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

It may be a setting or if you're flying in a particular season, I.E. winter, summer, it may call for different water colors

You may have to go into the texture folder to see what the water textures look like. If the names of the textures don't make sense, you may have to get deeper into the .config file and see how the water is referenced there. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:21 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

ok here are some of the cfs3conf.
// Water Detail
//
//////////////////////////////////////////////
PropertySet = "Water Quality 1"
DisableWaterShorelineRender = false
DisableWaterReflectionRender = false
DisableWaterAnimationRender = false
break

PropertySet = "Water Quality 2"
DisableWaterShorelineRender = false
DisableWaterReflectionRender = false
DisableWaterAnimationRender = false
break

PropertySet = "Water Quality 3"
DisableWaterShorelineRender = false
DisableWaterReflectionRender = false
DisableWaterAnimationRender = false
break

PropertySet = "Water Quality 4"
DisableWaterShorelineRender = false
DisableWaterReflectionRender = false
DisableWaterAnimationRender = false
break

PropertySet = "Water Quality 5"
PropertySet = "Water Quality 4



// SFX Detail
//
//////////////////////////////////////////////
PropertySet = "Effects Quality 1"
TextureScaleEffects = 0
TextureMaxDimEffects = 128
TextureScaleShadows = 0
TextureMaxDimShadows = 256
MaxParticles = 500
EffectsQuality = 1
UserShadowTextureBudget=1
AIShadowTextureBudget=0
ObjectShadowTextureBudget=0
UserShadowSize=128
AIShadowSize=32
ObjectShadowSize=32
break

PropertySet = "Effects Quality 2"
TextureScaleEffects = 0
TextureMaxDimEffects = 256
TextureScaleShadows = 0
TextureMaxDimShadows = 256
MaxParticles = 2000
EffectsQuality = 2
UserShadowTextureBudget=1
AIShadowTextureBudget=3
ObjectShadowTextureBudget=100
UserShadowSize=256
AIShadowSize=128
ObjectShadowSize=64
break

PropertySet = "Effects Quality 3"
TextureScaleEffects = 0
TextureMaxDimEffects = 256
TextureScaleShadows = 0
TextureMaxDimShadows = 512
MaxParticles = 3000
EffectsQuality = 3
UserShadowTextureBudget=1
AIShadowTextureBudget=5
ObjectShadowTextureBudget=150
UserShadowSize=512
AIShadowSize=128
ObjectShadowSize=128
break

PropertySet = "Effects Quality 4"
TextureScaleEffects = 0
TextureMaxDimEffects = 256
TextureScaleShadows = 0
TextureMaxDimShadows = 512
MaxParticles = 4000
EffectsQuality = 4
UserShadowTextureBudget=1
AIShadowTextureBudget=5
ObjectShadowTextureBudget=200
UserShadowSize=512
AIShadowSize=128
ObjectShadowSize=256
break

PropertySet = "Effects Quality 5"
TextureScaleEffects = 0
TextureMaxDimEffects = 256
TextureScaleShadows = 0
TextureMaxDimShadows = 512
MaxParticles = 5000
EffectsQuality = 5
UserShadowTextureBudget=1
AIShadowTextureBudget=10
ObjectShadowTextureBudget=250
UserShadowSize=512
AIShadowSize=256
ObjectShadowSize=256
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I have even went as far as quick mission and ensured summer to see any difference and none.
the only way I know I'm over water is because I see boats.
It's not allowing me to upload pics for somereason.
i tried a download max water effects and still nothing.

Image quality at max
I have everything running great during game but water.
hope this helps..
thank you very much .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:34 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

well I found out through others that the HD 3800 series of ati cards are not compatible with any of the cfs games.
so Uninstalled and wait for either newer version of cfs or just stick to other games
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:51 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

Glad you found out what it was, but ATI drivers/card was the issue? OUCH...that sucks.

I've been running Nvidea for so long that I didn't think about the actual card manufacturer not supporting some games. Odd that ATI doesn't support a MS game. Shocked MS is one company you would think they would make sure and support...lol

How about IL2 1946, have you tried it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:18 am
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

You could always try 'Maxtweaks' I think there's a blue water effect in there.
Available in the download section.

But like Bush says IL2 1946 is the way to go. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:38 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

I have IL2 not bad
would be nice to have a add on for fsx for combat though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:17 am
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

- tazzharm
would be nice to have a add on for fsx for combat though.


I'm with ya on that 110%... flour bomb = a bomb that goes Boom Mr. Green

Here's hoping that someone out there is workin on it Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:21 am
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

Well I hate to join this discussion late but I just thought I'd point out that the advice about ATI 3800 series cards not working with CFS games or CFS3 is just flat dead wrong. My ATI 3870 works just fine.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:22 pm
Post subject: Re: grey water no blue anywhere

Woops I stand corrected. Took another gander at it and see what ya mean. Running an ATI 4870 card here. Definitely looks like forest textures under grey fog, instead of blue water. Or...it's algea, yeah, that's what it is....

I think the Spits will splash into it just fine anyways Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:28 am
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Has you tried different vid drivers for that card? I haven't had much experience with ATI as I tend to stay with NVidea, but I've seen issues similar to that in other games with NVidea and a different driver had different results and yes, at times fixed the issues. Smile
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