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How do you get Level Mapping to workin FS9.1 & Beta 5?

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Hi, everything is going along well with FS9.1 and TPbeta5...good frame rates and stability with Y* maps. I would like to try getting higher res tiles into FS9. I have tried entering the level mapping line - min_level=9max_level=14level_mapping=9,10,11,12,13,14color_hack=Nocolor_level=0bulk_extend=50with max_lod=14...but I am getting water tiles immediately around my plane, the rest of the tiles are fine. If I go to top view and zoom right out the water is replaced by the correct tiles but zooming in again causes them to return.I know that my level_mapping line isn't actually zooming but I thought I would try getting a base first before experimenting. Any ideas?

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I have fixed it :)lod_distance=2000max_lod=13min_level=9max_level=15level_mapping=11,12,14,14,14,14,15Works really well for Y* maps. Getting 90FPS @3840x1024 CPU0 is sitting on 50%

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> Getting 90FPS @3840x1024ENVY.Okay, post some screenies. A full res image on flickr would be nice.Like... really nice.Christian

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Hi Christian,I will try and send a video to youtube. I have just created an account. I am having trouble taking a screen shot because the triplehead2go is on the second head of the 8800 and PrtScn takes a snap of the other head. If you know how to get a screen shot of the second head I will take one a post it.The videos are from YMMB Melbourne International towards the city in a Bell @ 100 knots @ 4000'. The second video is from Cooma airport NSW and over the highest peak in Aus - Mt Kosciusko Australia (nearly 8000' high). The Baron is flying at 12000'.I will post back when I have got it up to youtube.

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Hey guys. Would you please explain what this does for FS9? I thought we could use the same config file for both FSX and FS9 and the software would choose the appropriate LOD limit. I notice that when I connect with FS9 TP detects it and says something like "limiting tile size to 256 x 256." The exact wording may be different. Thanks. I am just trying to keep up with you guys.

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Hi,You might want to try level mapping as Christian describes in his documentation. From my very limited understanding, level mapping tricks FS9 into loading a higher res file than 4.7m i.e. a 2m file. This will be more taxing on the file system to load but you should get sharper images. Experiment to find what your system can cope with. I have also increased the distance that higher res files are loaded around my plane by doubling the LOD_distance to 2000 (default is 1000). It has made a big difference for me with a high res because the two LCDs either side of the centre LCD aren't as blurry as before. With a triplehead2go and a C2D 6400 @3GHz 3840x1024 I can still manage around 90FPS @ 200+ knots. That is with skai traffic at 100% but no weather. FSX with res on 4.7m crawls along with blurries.I have taken some video with my Canon camera (FRAPS doesn't work at this res) but I have been a bit busy with work to edit/convert it for youtube. I hope to post it in the next few days.

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Thanks. I will give that a try. Sounds pretty neat. I guess I will have to break down and read the documentation again.

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