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Well, after a few days I decided to go ahead and take my chances with the patch. I really wanted the CTD issue to be resolved and was hoping for better frames as well. I installed the FSUIPC 3.40 (registered version), renamed the autogen file back to default.xml (that's what is was called out of the box, right?), and moved my mesh/landclass files out of FS9 for the install. I just did a test flight out KPHX (I'm most familiar with that airport and it's performace with UT). It's late, so I chose the wonderful RealAir Scout for my run. Early impressions are awesome!! Usually when taxiing at major airports, UT and default scenery cause some performance hits (dropping to ~13 FPS), but not this time. My frames stayed steady at 24.0 (locked at 25) and the stutters were very slight when ATC talked. Even the T/O was smooth! So barring any possible problems with other add-ons or whatever, I have to say I'm happy as a lark and Microsoft gets an A+ from me. One question though, I did modify the FS9.cfg file a bit when FS9 came out, as we all did. I just let the patch install with this "tweaked" .cfg file in place. Does the patch create or overwrite for a new FS9.cfg file? Or might there be some tweaks I need to remove/fix? Here's how it looks 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and SettingsAdministratorMy DocumentsFlight Simulator FilesDefaultDisplayFuelAsWeight=1[sOUND]SOUND=1SOUND_FADER1=0.250000SOUND_FADER2=0.250000SOUND_FADER3=0.300000SOUND_FADER4=0.000000SOUND_FADER5=0.300000SOUND_FADER6=0.850000SOUND_QUALITY=2[DISPLAY]UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=25TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40[TERRAIN]TERRAIN_ERROR_FACTOR=60.000000TERRAIN_MIN_DEM_AREA=10.000000TERRAIN_MAX_DEM_AREA=100.000000TERRAIN_MAX_VERTEX_LEVEL=21TERRAIN_TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=8TERRAIN_AUTOGEN_DENSITY=2TERRAIN_USE_GRADIENT_MAP=1TERRAIN_EXTENDED_TEXTURES=1TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=0.000000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=0.000000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=1307992[sCENERY]IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=2DYNAMIC_SCENERY=0DYN_SCN_DENSITY=0DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1SUNGLARE=0LENSFLARE=0[AIRtoCONTAINER]SIM1=Cessna Skylane 182R RGSIM2=Learjet 45SIM3=Schweizer 2-32 SailplaneSIM4=Sopwith CamelSIM5=Extra 300SSIM6=Boeing 737-400[APL]CACHE_WAV_FILES=1[TrafficManager]TrafficDensity=35IFROnly=0EnableAirline=1EnableGeneralAviation=1[AContain]ShowLabels=1ShowUserLabel=0ShowLabelManufacturer=0ShowLabelModel=1ShowLabelTailNumber=0ShowLabelDistance=1ShowLabelAltitude=1ShowLabelAirline=0ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=1ShowLabelFlightPlan=1ShowLabelContainerId=0ShowLabelAirspeed=0ShowLabelHeading=0LabelDelay=5000LabelColor=FFFF0000[sLEW]MaxLateralRate=40000.000000MaxVerticalRate=1000.000000MaxPitchRate=360.000000MaxBankRate=360.000000MaxHeadingRate=360.000000[VirtualCopilot]VirtualCopilotActive=0[FlightPlanMap]SHOW_AIRPORTS=1SHOW_VORS=1SHOW_NDBS=1SHOW_APPROACHES=1SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=1SHOW_VICTOR=0SHOW_JET=0SHOW_AIRSPACE=1SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=0SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=0SHOW_DATATAGS=1SHOW_TERRAIN=1show_waypoints=1show_airways=1show_markers=1show_volume_boundaries=1show_ac_twr=1[sIM]SYSCLOCK=1SHOW_BRAKE_MESSAGE=0[ATC]AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=0UsePilotVoice=1ShowATCText=1PilotVoice=458753[MAIN]Location=188,83,836,628HideMenuNormal=0HideMenuFullscreen=1Maximized=0[FACILITIES]COUNTRY=United StatesSTATE=ArizonaCITY=PhoenixGTL_BUTTON=6225[MAPVIEW_MAP]SHOW_AIRPORTS=1SHOW_VORS=1SHOW_NDBS=1SHOW_APPROACHES=1SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=1SHOW_VICTOR=0SHOW_JET=0SHOW_AIRSPACE=1SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=0SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=0SHOW_DATATAGS=1SHOW_TERRAIN=1show_flight_history=1[WEATHER_MAP]SHOW_AIRPORTS=0SHOW_VORS=0SHOW_NDBS=0SHOW_APPROACHES=0SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=0SHOW_VICTOR=0SHOW_JET=0SHOW_AIRSPACE=0SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=1SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=1SHOW_DATATAGS=1SHOW_TERRAIN=1[WeatherAreaMap]show_airports=0show_waypoints=0show_airways=1show_vors=0show_ndbs=0show_markers=0show_volume_boundaries=0show_ac_twr=1[RWW_WEATHER_MAP]SHOW_AIRPORTS=0SHOW_VORS=0SHOW_NDBS=0SHOW_APPROACHES=0SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=0SHOW_VICTOR=0SHOW_JET=0SHOW_AIRSPACE=0SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=1SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=1SHOW_DATATAGS=1SHOW_TERRAIN=1[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600.0]Mode=1280x1024x32TextureAGP=0PanelAsTexture=0System Specs:Pentium 4 - 1.8 GHz Northwood1 Gig RDRAMGeForce Ti4600 128 MBCreative Audigy 2Thanks,Chris :)

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I dont think the patch update did ANYTHING to the FS9.cfg file actually (only terrain.cfg, display.cfg to my knowledge) but a couple of lines did spring into my eyes ;)These:TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=0.000000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=0.000000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=1307992Mine are as this:TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=9.500000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=4.500000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=4At least it gives me very good textures when up in the air - not sure how urs are already of course :)But if you're getting blurries, maybe thats the cause.

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Okay thanks. I swear I had added those numbers though? Kinda strange. I'll try it out and see what happens.

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