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Ach! Something Wrong w/My Setup...

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Every time I get near O'hare the visibility suddenly drops down to about 5 mi (if even that) as though the max. vis. has been set at this and everything beyond that turns blue. Also, any clouds that were in the sky disappear. It's as though a circle (not a sphere, just 2 dimensions) w/5 mi radius has been drawn on the ground and anything outside of it just disappears :( Something is obviously very wrong with either my graphics card (perhaps it's overclocked too far?) or my settings in the sim/graphics card settings. System specs/settings are in my sig, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Oh yeah, FSUIPC vis. settings are as follows: clear - 3000cloudy - 1800o/c - 1000rainy - 1000graduated vis 0-99k - 6000I had this problem before I installed FSUIPC so that has nothing to do with it... I'd hate to have to clock my vid card back down :( Oh well, I guess that just gives me a reason to save for a Radeon 9800 Pro :)Thanks in advance,Max Cowgill

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I haven't tried that yet but I don't see the need to drop my fps to 18... It *RARELY* gets below 25 even in the most complex situations in spot/vc view panning around the entire scene (even when I had visibility @ 120mi and didn't use FSUIPC). I could give it a shot but I really don't see what you're getting at here... I didn't exactly build this system to run @ 18fps, lol!

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Try clearing the weather - either you have a strange real weather d/l and the vis is screwed, or the settings you have applied are `local` not global. If you clear all weather then re-apply the weather, either manually or through d/l you might find it fixed. Get the same problem in some areas of the UK - I put it down to the reporting stations not filing a complete metar, or the figures used do not correlate with the Jeppesen format of the data so the numbers get ignored or modified.ChasW

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Understand you do not want to run at 18 fps on an ongoing basis.. this was meant as a diagnostic tool. Sometimes, when FS runs into resource conflicts, scenery detail is the first to go.. Reading the other post, weather seems like a more probable cause..

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I'm pretty sure it's not the weather either, as I seem to recall this being an issue with or without weather (I never setup any weather; it's either left at default [clear skies, unlimited vis, no winds, global] or I d/l real weather). I'll give it a shot though... Thanks for the advice guys, I'll report back on this tomorrow.-Max Cowgill

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