Trackmap Plugin help

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  1. Apandgab

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    Hey all,

    I have recently had an issue with rFactor 2 not working due to freezing during startup and after doing some research (messing around with files) I realised the issue is linked to the trackmap plugin by fazerbox. The file that causes the crash is the d3d9.dll file but without it the plugin does not work. I have had no issues with the plugin before (and I like it quite a bit) but now it does not work.
    [​IMG]Any ideas on how to fix the issue/plugin?[​IMG]

    My system specs are:
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
    Motherboard: ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980ti (drivers up to date)
    CPU: Intel i7 6700k @ 4.00Ghz
    RAM: 32GB (2x16)
     
  2. F1Fan07

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    Look to see if you're running any other types of overlays and try to turn those off. For example, TM and EVGA PrecisionX's OSD conflict for me... I believe both are trying to access the same D3D layer.
     
  3. Apandgab

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    Noobish question but where can I check to see if I am running any other overlays? I am unaware of any but would like to make sure. Also how could I turn any additional overlays off if I find any?
    Sorry for the noobish questions but as mentioned before I have never had any issues with rF2.
     
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    task manager - i had to turn off a cpu program i had running and disabled it in task manager
     
  5. F1Fan07

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    Have you added any other plugins to rF2?

    jjcook mentions Task Manager which is a good place to look. You also may just have to check some of the usual suspects and look at their settings:

    - TeamSpeak and similar chat programs have overlays so you can see who is talking
    - CPU/GPU monitoring programs may offer an OSD option.
    - Also look at the icons beside the clock for suspicious applications. EVGA PrecisionX used to (I haven't verified this recently) launch an OSD server which had a system tray icon.
     
  6. Apandgab

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    :)GOOD NEWS!!:)
    I managed to disable a background software that gave me an error when I performed a restart and now the plugin works.
    :eek:BAD NEWS!!:eek:
    The plugin works but each component flickers constantly at around 1 second intervals. This mean the plugin is basically unplayable as the flickers are irritating for the eyes.
    Any ideas on how to fix the flickering?
     
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    No idea but it would be interesting to know which was the program that was causing the error.
     
  8. Apandgab

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    The program I disabled was called "rzklservice" but having done some more testing I don't think it solved the issue completely. I also turned off all applications related to Razer Synapse and now the game does not crash. So I believe it was Razer Synapse causing the issue.

    I also did a quick google search and it turns out pressing Ctrl-F fixes the flickering. It also turns on a small fps counter, which I find a little bit annoying, but at least the problem seems solved.
     
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  9. Juergen-BY

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    Its just on a hand full of tracks, mostly when the timing tower is involved...
     
  10. jerrymcc

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    If you toggle ctrl-f again you get the texture usage bar, toggle a third time and you get the fps and the texture bar, fourth time shuts them off again. Also, ctrl-c gives you the physics/texture usage box ... maybe you prefer it.

    And, with rF2, you can load the single player game, then go to options->plugins/difficulty and see which ingame plugins you have active and turn them on/off if you want.

    FYI, I know the "sweetfx" addon, that brightens the screen colors is not compatible with trackmap at the moment.

    Finally, in rF1, you could supposedly have 2 d3d9.dll files active by renaming one in the TrackMapPlugin.ini file. Not sure if that works in rF2 now.
     
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  11. Ho3n3r

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    Ctrl + F solves that.
     

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