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Planes all black

Postby schoolnews » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:37 pm

I installed the game yesterday, and it was working great. When I came to play it today, all the planes were black with no livery. If I switch to the cockpit view, it's all black and white. I can see the knobs and buttons and the instruments work, but all the textures are gone. I've tried the 777-300ER and the 757, both of them have the same problem. Any fix?
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Re: Planes all black

Postby enrogue » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:35 pm

you don't say OS or version you are running

The above sounds like your system has DDS texture cache enabled but doesn't support DDS textures (macOS has problems with DDS for instance)

it's in View->Rendering Options, 6th checkbox from the top on the left hand side - disable it & restart FG
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