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I have a reason to want to diable EF on a new install of P3D for testing.  I have looked into the dll.xml in both programdata and appdata and do not see any entry in either for Environment Force.  Yet when I start EF and then the simulator I see the gui and mini gui.....Should this be possible.  

I reinstalled Windows 10 (complete reinstall with a format of the disk) and reinstalled P3D v4.5 hotfix.  Is there another dll.xml location that I am not looking at?  I only know of the two mentioned above.  Also with no entry in either, should it be even possible that EF appears to be running normally?

The issue I am having is that since the install my "magic" is gone from my system.  I never had an issue at all but now I am seeing my CPU running at 100% all the time in P3D.  I only have PMDG 737 and Aerosoft Airbus Pro installed at this time.  The problem is with both of those and any default aircraft.  I was able to run EF texture setting at 1024 at 25-30 fps with a CPU load of around 60%....

I use AS for weather, do not start SF, and use ONLY EF for anythign shader related.  I have never had any other shader program loaded on this computer.  Here is a link to another post I made with all my system settings and yes P3D, SF, EF and AS are all set up exactly as they were before I reloaded everything.  I must have erased the magic from my PC

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Ok, as an update, AFTER i start EF, there is a DLL entry in programdata dll.xml......did something change, I am pretty sure that that was there all the time before not just when EF was started.....

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EF checks the programdata dll.xml file on launch and will add the EnvironmentForce_x64.dll entry if not found, or if found disabled.

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that must be a new feature i never saw...It appears to remove the dll.xml entry if you exit EF allowing you to start P3D without the gui error....nice...

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Yes. But only in Manual mode. If you shut down EF from Auto mode, the dll entry remains, as do the shaders. Hopefully this will be fixed in the next build.

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Hmmm..I only run EF in auto mode.  I just read this and shut down the sim...let me check the xml....brb

yep it's there....i am totally confused now....I must have been in manual mode when I closed it at the time.  

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Apparently this will be addressed in the next update. It's not a big issue as long as you plan on running EF every time, but if not, EF should be switched to manual mode prior to closing. 🙁

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Hi, could you please briefly explain exactly what is happening and what you think the issue is ...May I suggest temporarily  uninstalling Environment Force and remember your parameters perform a test then reinstall Environment Force with the exact parameters then post what you feel is happening.  

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On 7/17/2019 at 12:55 AM, Crabby said:

I have a reason to want to diable EF on a new install of P3D for testing.  I have looked into the dll.xml in both programdata and appdata and do not see any entry in either for Environment Force.  Yet when I start EF and then the simulator I see the gui and mini gui.....Should this be possible.  

I reinstalled Windows 10 (complete reinstall with a format of the disk) and reinstalled P3D v4.5 hotfix.  Is there another dll.xml location that I am not looking at?  I only know of the two mentioned above.  Also with no entry in either, should it be even possible that EF appears to be running normally?

The issue I am having is that since the install my "magic" is gone from my system.  I never had an issue at all but now I am seeing my CPU running at 100% all the time in P3D.  I only have PMDG 737 and Aerosoft Airbus Pro installed at this time.  The problem is with both of those and any default aircraft.  I was able to run EF texture setting at 1024 at 25-30 fps with a CPU load of around 60%....

I use AS for weather, do not start SF, and use ONLY EF for anythign shader related.  I have never had any other shader program loaded on this computer.  Here is a link to another post I made with all my system settings and yes P3D, SF, EF and AS are all set up exactly as they were before I reloaded everything.  I must have erased the magic from my PC

Can you advise if you run just your simulator with EF and your aircraft do you get the higher CPU?

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Yes, with every aircraft including default (I only have the robinson as default).  If I do not run EF CPU usage appears "normal".  That would mean that, in my case, I would be running P3D, AS, SmartCars, and Swift Client.  

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So to confirm this is what you get with the following:

P3D + AS + SmartCars + Swift Client = lower CPU

P3D + AS + SmartCars + Swift Client + EF = 99%

Do you get 99% ALL the time with EF?  Also, please do the following:

Please post screen shots of your settings within P3D as well as a snapshot of your processes running within your task manager when it is running 99%.

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I am just checking in to see if the issue you are experiencing has been resolved?

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