Well the problem has gone away. I flew two wonderful night/dawn flights with the panel lights at about 50% brightness and the red overhead at its first notch of brightness. It was very nice!! No black vertical bars in my gauges. If I really look I see a whisper of a dark bar at the very top edge of some gauges but like I said, I am really looking for them. As I pull my head waaayyy back (almost sitting in the rear), I start to see some bars. But still no where near what I was seeing before and not really vertical like they were before either.
I can’t be 100% certain, but I believe that I solved it by switching on VSYNC on the PC side and setting my frames at 30. I’ve noticed that the VSYNC will sometimes be off after a reboot of the game and I simply switch it back on (Just like the PC render scale will drop to match the VR side after a reboot). I’ve tried to make the vertical bars come back by switching VSYNC back off but they seem to be gone permanently. It’s like the act of turning VSYNC on again did something to realign the rendering of the lighting on those gauges in VR.
I tried this, not for the gauges particularly, but because of a post in the 200% PC render trick thread. (I perhaps should cross post into that threat as well… this all seems related… cross talk between PC and VR graphic settings)
I’m having the very best performance, visual quality and satisfaction in flying in VR ever.
I’m able to set my render scaling to 90 to 100 and get very smooth performance inside and out of the cockpit. My GTN 750 inside the Piper Arrow III is nearly as crisp as my monitor. All my gauges are virtually perfect and the outside terrain just moves smooth as smooth can be. This is with HIGH clouds and Live weather.
I set my PC render scale to 200%, turn on VSYNC and set it at 30
SteamVR: SS 124 (tho I’m not convinced it’s actually doing anything, but I trust CpLucky8!), frames locked at 30 with 33.3MS prediction.
RTX 2070S / AMD 3600X / Latest NVIDIA Drivers / HAGS off