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Cactus521

Am I asking too much of my PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti600?

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I recently got a new system...AMD Athlon XP1700, 512Mg PC2100 RAM, 80 gig HDD, ect ect, and, also, I got a new Ti4600. I thought that it would blow my old Tnt/Tnt2 card out of the H20, and it does. Silky smooth framerates, awesome performance, stunning visuals. But i am NOT happy with one aspect of the FS performance. Textures far away from me plane. I have downloaded GTU, and have modified my settings as follows, MipMap LOD -3.0, Antiscropy 32 Tap, and make my Antialiasing 4xS. I am running FS at 1024x768 resolution, with 32 bit colors. Here are my graphics settings in FS:http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d4078457ce69938.jpgHere is what it looks like close to me plane(This is the most flattering picture, my computer can do better, but you get the idea):http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d40787f7d6c03ae.jpgAnd here are some pics of my Cessna Bobcat over Alaska, and over Chicago. I feel that the 'higher res' textures don't go far enough away from me before they start 'blurring'. See for yourself and tell me if you think I am demanding too much from my PC/card.http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d4078337cb6c872.jpghttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d4078557d0a2329.jpghttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d4078647d4557da.jpgI have seen some stunning pictures of a Ti4600 card putting out amazing things, and I don't feel that I am getting that. One pic comes to mind, a fellow(and I feel bad because I can't remember his name) posted a pic of a mountain(I believe Mt Rainier), and it simply stunning. Nice looking textures streched out far....about 40 mi I believe the fellow said. I don't think mine 'nice looking' textures spread out that far.I appreciate the help. I am going to apply some tweaks now to my FS2K2.cfg file, I hope that I can figure this out.

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Hello ..... er whats er name,Yes the standard driver settings leave much to be desired and you have done what must be needed to do except..Your LOD settings are making no difference at all, as without patching the driver with a LOD script patch LOD will only adjust to the default 0.0 setting anyfurther adjusment like -0.5 is still 0.0 I would suggest that you download RivaTuner likely from the same source that you found GTU and rune thescript patch for LOD, script patches will be available through the fron menu and you will see a little icon at the bottom, a folder with gears on it, follow through wth the instructions and you will be able to set LOD at negative levels though anything beyond -1.0 is very extreme.Take care,

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Certainly heed Paul's advice on this one.... Although this shot is in the twilight, you can still see that it's considerably sharper--and on a GeF/2 TI with it's inferior anisotropy settings.... I usually run with an LOD of around -.5, trading some sharpness in the distance for something a bit closer to reality... The anisotropy all but eliminates any texture shimmering, even if I pull the LOD down to -1.5 or -2...-John

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