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Hi,I asked this before, but I didn't got an answer, therefore I included now a screen shot. Do you have also these shifts between rivers and mesh? It looks like they have both a different reference point (this is a scene of VOZ 1.3, and I use the proposed mesh) but I have the same thing with scenery everywhere. Has someone a solution to correct these shifts?Thanks in advance,Hugo

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Hi Hugo,those are the default stream files and, yes, they don't match well with anything other than the default mesh. There is no solution other than replacing the default files with more accurate versions (e.g., the Ultimate Terrain packages for the US and Europe) or to remove them entirely.One of the first things I did after installing FS2004 was to disable those stream files in all but the very flat regions of the Earth. You can do the same without affecting any other aspects of the FS landscape display. The streams are in separate .bgl files starting with ST9* in the regional subfolders of Flight Simulator 9Scenery.For example, for Australia, create a "ST_backup" folder in SceneryAust, then move all the ST9*.bgl files from SceneryAustscenery into SceneryAustST_backup.Cheers, Holger

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Hi Holger,Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated! Where can I find some information about the format of those files. I could write a program to read, recalculate and create a corrected file. Regards,Hugo

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Hi Hugo,Jim Keir's LWMViewer tool allows you to de-compile the scenery files (VTP and LWM polys) into its source: http://www.jimkeir.co.uk/FlightSim/LWMViewer.html (use the top download, LWMViewer.zip).However, I doubt that this will be the easiest approach because the default landscape file's data are not just mispositioned but also very coarse because most of them are derived from 1:1 million scale topographic data.The better approach is to find and work with more detailed source data (like Allen does with Ultimate Terrain and I with my projects) or, in the absence of suitable data, generate your own (for example, many GIS software packages can trace fall lines of elevation data to generate stream segments).The best places for more information are the scenery design forums here at AVSIM and http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/index.php as well as sites that list geographic data such as http://www.terrainmap.com/ or http://data.geocomm.com/Cheers, Holger

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