Are you using Developer Mode or made changes in it?
yes and no, made no changes within. No difference with outcome running non-dev or dev
Have you disabled/removed all your mods and addons?
Brief description of the issue:
When running PMDG’s 738, about 15 minutes into session and setting up for pushback, VR image freezes, I get the frozen image, black around top, bottom, sides and back, infinite hourglass anim. PC monitor shows frozen as well. Sound continues, only thing I can do is close other programs and restart windows.
PC specs and/or peripheral set up if relevant:
Windows 11 Home
32GB DDR5 RAM
ASRock z690 C/D5
Samsung 970 EVOplus 2TB M.2 SSD
Meta Quest 2
USB-C to A 3.2 Link cable plugged into USB-A 3.2 mobo slot
Build Version # when you first started experiencing this issue:
188.8.131.52 msfs, and 3.0.60 and 62 for the PMDG 738
I haven’t been able to get a full flight since late January about. Then roughly after the 2 updates from MSFS early Feb, as well as PMDGs last 2 updates for the 738, I’ve been getting the issue I’ve described above. I would have asked in the PMDG group but I’m getting forum registration issues.
Some additional info:
-have unchecked “allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” under power mgmt, all USB entries
-have set screen to never sleep
-have unloaded all mods from community folder
-have run in both dev and non dev mode, no difference
-Used to be able to run flights for hours but somewhere around the time PMDG updated their 737-800, or when MSFS updated around early Feb '23, I developed the issue
-happens both DX11 and 12
-cleared DXCache, rolling cache
-Run ODT, OpenXR toolkit, sidequest for 60Hz.
-in ODT, I set to encode bitrate @ 256Mbps
I had done a few flights in default GA aircraft and by the 20-30min mark, no issues at all running VR. Also had flown the PMDG 738 starting from a pre-taxi startup state, nothing set in the FMC, all just hand flying, minimal fiddling with FMC, MCP or overhead switches and VR doesnt crash- probably a 25min flight- until I get to the ground and start playing with overhead switches to shut down aircraft. Makes me think manipulating the PMDG’s systems are provoking this crash/freeze.
Anyone get this specific issue and found a fix for it? PMDG update related? MSFS recent updates related?
Thanks guys. This is frustrating. Ive finally gotten the frame rate to sync and be smooth.