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Bad Case Of The Blurries

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Hey guys,

 

My FS9 has a bad case of the blurries. It happens everywhere and is just a huge nuisance. Below is my FS9.CFG:

 

 

[PANELS]
IMAGE_QUALITY=1
UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0
QUICKTIPS=1
PANEL_MASKING=1
PANEL_STRETCHING=1
 
[Weather]
WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1
MinGustTime=10
MaxGustTime=500
MinGustRampSpeed=1
MaxGustRampSpeed=200
MinVarTime=5
MaxVarTime=50
MinVarRampSpeed=10
MaxVarRampSpeed=75
TurbulenceScale=1.000000
DefaultVisibility=0
DynWx_MedianDewPointSpread=10.000000
DynWx_ProbCloudFormForMedianDewPoint=0.000500
DynWx_MaxDewPointSpread=50.000000
DynWx_ProbCloudFormForMaxDewPoint=0.000125
DynWx_ProbCloudFormForMinDewPoint=0.100000
DynWx_DryTempLapsePer1000Meters=9.000000
DynWx_ProbCloudFormForDryTempLapse=0.000500
DynWx_MoistTempLapsePer1000Meters=3.300000
DynWx_ProbCloudFormForMoistTempLapse=0.040000
DynWx_MaxProbCloudChangePerMinute=0.040000
DynWx_MultiplierForDynamicWeatherLevelMild=0.500000
DynWx_MultiplierForDynamicWeatherLevelNormal=1.000000
DynWx_MultiplierForDynamicWeatherLevelHigh=3.000000
DynWx_MultiplierForDynamicWeatherLevelExtreme=10.000000
DynWx_TempChangePercentageForOvercastClouds=0.750000
DynWx_TempChangePercentageForMinDewPoint=0.700000
DynWx_MaxTempChangePerMinute=0.060000
WeatherServerAddress=fs2k.zone.com
WeatherServerPort=80
WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0
DynamicWeather=2
LOADWEATHER=1
MAX_UNLIMITED_VIS=160934
CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=6
3D_CLOUD_PERCENT=90
DETAILED_CLOUDS=1
CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=7
CloudsImpostorRingRadius=86400.000000
 
[iNTERNATIONAL]
ASLAT=2
ASLON=1
MEASURE=0
[MISC]
COM_RATE=7
LOG_TIME=0
FOREIGN_TRANSLATOR=0
LOG_FILE=
 
[sTARTUP]
DEMO=0
LOADSIM=1
LOADWINDOW=1
SHOW_OPENING_SCREEN=1
STARTUP_DEMO=
 
[GRAPHICS]
FULL_SCREEN=0
PERFORMANCE_MODE=0
DEF_PERF_MODE=7
TEXT_SCROLL=1
AUTO_LOD=0
DETAIL_TEXTURE=1
WATER_EFFECTS=2
TERRAIN_USE_VECTOR_MAP=1
TERRAIN_USE_VECTOR_OBJECTS=1
EFFECTS_QUALITY=2
GROUND_SHADOWS=0
SMOOTH_VIEW=1
IMAGE_SMOOTHING=1
TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=1024
COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1
AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=1
LANDING_LIGHTS=1
IMAGE_QUALITY=0
TEXTURE_BLDG=1
TEXTURE_GND=1
TEXTURE_WATER=1
AIRCRAFT_TEXTURE=2
SEE_SELF=1
TEXTURE_QUALITY=3
LOD_TARGET_FPS=21
NUM_LIGHTS=6
 
[REALISM]
INDASPD=0
PFactor=0.000000
Torque=0.000000
GyroEffect=0.000000
CrashTolerance=0.000000
General=0.000000
UnlimitedFuel=True
TrueAirspeed=False
AutoCoord=False
RealMixture=False
StressDamage=False
GEffect=False
ManualLights=False
GyroDrift=False
CrashWithDyn=False
CrashDetection=0
 
[CONTROLS]
KBDAIL=64
KBDELEV=64
KBDRUD=64
PAN_RATE=400
[uSERINTERFACE]
MAP_ORIENTATION=2
PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1
PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1
SITUATION=
PageID=3
OpenATCOnCreate=0
SelectFlightLevel=0
SelectFlightTitle=0
 
[sOUND]
SOUND=1
SOUND_FADER1=0.500000
SOUND_FADER2=0.100000
SOUND_FADER3=0.300000
SOUND_FADER4=0.800000
SOUND_FADER5=0.500000
SOUND_FADER6=0.800000
SOUND_QUALITY=2
[DISPLAY.Device.AMD Radeon HD 6670.0]
Mode=1920x1080x16
TriLinear=1
MipBias=6
 
[DISPLAY]
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0
TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=200
TextureMaxLoad=10
 
[TERRAIN]
TERRAIN_ERROR_FACTOR=88.000000
TERRAIN_MIN_DEM_AREA=10.000000
TERRAIN_MAX_DEM_AREA=200.000000
TERRAIN_MAX_VERTEX_LEVEL=21
TERRAIN_TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=8
TERRAIN_AUTOGEN_DENSITY=5
TERRAIN_USE_GRADIENT_MAP=1
TERRAIN_EXTENDED_TEXTURES=1
TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=9.0000000
TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=4.5000000
TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=5
 
[sCENERY]
IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=5
DYNAMIC_SCENERY=0
DYN_SCN_DENSITY=0
DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1
SUNGLARE=1
LENSFLARE=0
[AIRtoCONTAINER]
SIM1=Cessna Skylane 182R RG
SIM2=Learjet 45
SIM3=Schweizer 2-32 Sailplane
SIM4=Sopwith Camel
SIM5=Extra 300S
SIM6=Boeing 737-400
[APL]
CACHE_WAV_FILES=1
 
[TrafficManager]
TrafficDensity=70
IFROnly=0
EnableAirline=1
EnableGeneralAviation=1
[AContain]
ShowLabels=1
ShowUserLabel=0
ShowLabelManufacturer=1
ShowLabelModel=1
ShowLabelTailNumber=0
ShowLabelDistance=1
ShowLabelAltitude=1
ShowLabelAirline=0
ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0
ShowLabelFlightPlan=0
ShowLabelContainerId=0
ShowLabelAirspeed=0
ShowLabelHeading=0
LabelDelay=1000
LabelColor=FFFF0000
 
[sLEW]
MaxLateralRate=40000.000000
MaxVerticalRate=1000.000000
MaxPitchRate=360.000000
MaxBankRate=360.000000
MaxHeadingRate=360.000000
[VirtualCopilot]
VirtualCopilotActive=1
[MULTIPLAYER]
ALWAYS_SHOW_INITIAL_DIALOG=1
SESSION_NAME=My Session
PLAYER_NAME=Unnamed Pilot
GUARANTEED_MESSAGES=0
MAX_PLAYERS=8
MAX_OBSERVERS=0
TICKS_PER_SYNC=90
PACKETS_PER_SEC=4
COLLISION_SECS=2
FOLLOWING_MULTIPLIER=5
ALLOW_PLANE_MODEL_SEND=0
ALLOW_PLANE_MODEL_RECEIVE=0
ALLOW_TEXTURE_SEND=0
ALLOW_TEXTURE_RECEIVE=0
MAX_SEGMENT_SIZE=100
MAX_SEGMENTS_PER_SEC=1
CONNECTION_TYPE=0
PROTOCOL_SELECTION=0
ALLOW_DESCRIPTIVE_SEND=1
ALLOW_DESCRIPTIVE_RECEIVE=1
AUTOPILOT_LOCK=0
DISTANCE_DISPLAY=0
ADF_TRACK=0
ALLOW_NAME_TAG_DISPLAY=1
CLIENT_CONNECT_USE_CUSTOM_PORT=0
CLIENT_CONNECT_PORT=23456
CLIENT_HOST_USE_CUSTOM_PORT=0
CLIENT_HOST_PORT=23456
HOST_CONNECT_USE_CUSTOM_PORT=0
HOST_CONNECT_PORT=23456
 
[sIM]
SYSCLOCK=1
 
[ATC]
AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=1
UsePilotVoice=1
ShowATCText=1
PilotVoice=1
 
[MAIN]
HideMenuNormal=0
HideMenuFullscreen=1
Location=145,31,1884,569
Maximized=0
 
[FACILITIES]
COUNTRY=
STATE=
CITY=
GTL_BUTTON=6225
 
[FlightPlanMap]
SHOW_AIRPORTS=1
SHOW_VORS=1
SHOW_NDBS=1
SHOW_APPROACHES=1
SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=1
SHOW_VICTOR=0
SHOW_JET=0
SHOW_AIRSPACE=1
SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1
SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=0
SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=0
SHOW_DATATAGS=1
SHOW_TERRAIN=1
show_waypoints=1
show_airways=1
show_markers=1
show_volume_boundaries=1
show_ac_twr=1
[WEATHER_MAP]
SHOW_AIRPORTS=0
SHOW_VORS=0
SHOW_NDBS=0
SHOW_APPROACHES=0
SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=0
SHOW_VICTOR=0
SHOW_JET=0
SHOW_AIRSPACE=0
SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1
SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=1
SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=1
SHOW_DATATAGS=1
SHOW_TERRAIN=1
[WeatherAreaMap]
show_airports=0
show_waypoints=0
show_airways=1
show_vors=0
show_ndbs=0
show_markers=0
show_volume_boundaries=0
show_ac_twr=1
[KEYBOARD_MAIN]
SELECT_1=49,8
SELECT_2=50,8
SELECT_3=51,8
SELECT_4=52,8
MINUS=189,8
PLUS=187,8
ZOOM_1X=8,8
SOUND_TOGGLE=81,8
ENGINE=69,8
SIM_RATE=82,8
XPNDR=84,8
SLEW_TOGGLE=89,8
EGT=85,8
SMOKE_TOGGLE=73,8
STROBES_TOGGLE=79,8
PAUSE_TOGGLE=80,8
PAUSE_TOGGLE#1=19,8
ATC=192,8
ATC#1=145,8
ADF=65,8
VIEW_MODE=83,8
HEADING_GYRO_SET=68,8
DME=70,8
GEAR_TOGGLE=71,8
ANTI_ICE_TOGGLE=72,8
JET_STARTER=74,8
JOYSTICK_CALIBRATE=75,10
ALL_LIGHTS_TOGGLE=76,8
SITUATION_SAVE=186,8
VIEW_WINDOW_TO_FRONT=222,8
AP_MASTER=90,8
FREQUENCY_SWAP=88,8
COM_RADIO=67,8
VOR_OBS=86,8
BAROMETRIC=66,8
NAV_RADIO=78,8
MAGNETO=77,8
BRAKES=190,8
SPOILERS_TOGGLE=191,8
SITUATION_RESET=186,10
FLAPS_UP=116,8
THROTTLE_FULL=115,8
THROTTLE_INCR_SMALL=114,8
THROTTLE_DECR=113,8
FLAPS_DOWN=119,8
THROTTLE_CUT=112,8
VIEW=111,8
ELEV_TRIM_DN=36,8
ELEV_DOWN=38,8
INCREASE_THROTTLE=33,8
AILERONS_LEFT=37,8
CENTER_AILER_RUDDER=12,8
AILERONS_RIGHT=39,8
ELEV_TRIM_UP=35,8
ELEV_UP=40,8
DECREASE_THROTTLE=34,8
VIEW_FORWARD=38,41
VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT=33,41
VIEW_RIGHT=39,41
VIEW_REAR_RIGHT=34,41
VIEW_REAR=40,41
VIEW_REAR_LEFT=35,41
VIEW_LEFT=37,41
VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT=36,41
VIEW_DOWN=12,41
RUDDER_LEFT=45,8
RUDDER_RIGHT=135,8
BRAKES_LEFT=122,8
BRAKES_RIGHT=123,8
AP_ATT_HOLD=84,10
AP_LOC_HOLD=79,10
AP_APR_HOLD=65,10
AP_HDG_HOLD=72,10
AP_ALT_HOLD=90,10
AP_WING_LEVELER=86,10
AP_BC_HOLD=66,10
AP_NAV1_HOLD=78,10
EXIT=67,10
ABORT=3,10
READOUTS_FLIGHT=90,9
PANEL_TOGGLE=219,9
VIEW_MODE_REV=83,9
PANEL_LIGHTS_TOGGLE=76,9
LANDING_LIGHTS_TOGGLE=76,10
PARKING_BRAKES=190,10
MINUS_SHIFT=189,9
PLUS_SHIFT=187,9
FLAPS_INCR=118,8
FLAPS_DECR=117,8
PROP_PITCH_LO=115,10
PROP_PITCH_INCR_SMALL=114,10
PROP_PITCH_DECR=113,10
PROP_PITCH_HI=112,10
MIXTURE_RICH=115,11
MIXTURE_INCR_SMALL=114,11
MIXTURE_DECR=113,11
MIXTURE_LEAN=112,11
SCRIPT_EVENT_1=219,10
SCRIPT_EVENT_2=221,10
YAW_DAMPER_TOGGLE=68,10
CENTER_NT361_CHECK=57,11
CLOSE_VIEW=221,8
NEW_VIEW=219,8
NEW_MAP=221,9
NEXT_VIEW=9,10
PREV_VIEW=9,11
VIEW_TYPE=83,10
VIEW_TYPE_REV=83,11
RADIO_VOR1_IDENT_TOGGLE=49,10
RADIO_VOR2_IDENT_TOGGLE=50,10
RADIO_DME1_IDENT_TOGGLE=52,10
RADIO_ADF_IDENT_TOGGLE=53,10
GEAR_PUMP=71,10
SPOILERS_ARM_TOGGLE=191,9
PITOT_HEAT_TOGGLE=72,9
AP_AIRSPEED_HOLD=82,10
AUTO_THROTTLE_ARM=82,9
AUTO_THROTTLE_TO_GA=71,11
LANDING_LIGHT_UP=38,11
LANDING_LIGHT_DOWN=40,11
LANDING_LIGHT_LEFT=37,11
LANDING_LIGHT_RIGHT=39,11
LANDING_LIGHT_HOME=12,11
PAN_RESET=46,9
KNEEBOARD_VIEW=121,8
MP_PLAYER_CYCLE=84,11
MP_PLAYER_SNAP=70,11
MP_GO_OBSERVER=79,11
MP_CHAT=221,11
MP_ACTIVATE_CHAT=13,8
PANEL_1=49,9
PANEL_2=50,9
PANEL_3=51,9
PANEL_4=52,9
PANEL_5=53,9
PANEL_6=54,9
PANEL_7=55,9
PANEL_8=56,9
PANEL_9=57,9
AP_MACH_HOLD=77,10
VIEW_FORWARD_UP=38,42
VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_UP=33,42
VIEW_REAR_RIGHT_UP=34,42
VIEW_REAR_UP=40,42
VIEW_REAR_LEFT_UP=35,42
VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_UP=36,42
VIEW_UP=12,42
INVOKE_HELP=191,10
INVOKE_HELP#1=191,11
TOGGLE_AIRCRAFT_LABELS=76,11
ENGINE_AUTO_START=69,10
INC_COWL_FLAPS=86,11
DEC_COWL_FLAPS=67,11
USER_INTERRUPT=27,8
AILERON_TRIM_LEFT=37,10
AILERON_TRIM_RIGHT=39,10
RUDDER_TRIM_LEFT=45,10
RUDDER_TRIM_RIGHT=135,10
TOGGLE_FLIGHT_DIRECTOR=70,10
TOGGLE_AFTERBURNER=115,9
TOGGLE_MASTER_BATTERY_ALTERNATOR=77,9
TOGGLE_AIRCRAFT_EXIT=69,9
PANEL_HUD_TOGGLE=87,8
SNAP_TO_PANEL=45,41
MARKER_SOUND_TOGGLE=51,10
TOGGLE_WATER_RUDDER=87,9
TOGGLE_PUSHBACK=80,9
KEY_CHASE_VIEW_NEXT=87,10
KEY_CHASE_VIEW_PREV=87,11
HEADING_BUG_SELECT=72,11
ALTITUDE_BUG_SELECT=90,11
CHASE_VIEW_TOGGLE=81,10
EYEPOINT_UP=13,9
EYEPOINT_DOWN=8,9
EYEPOINT_RIGHT=13,11
EYEPOINT_LEFT=8,11
EYEPOINT_FORWARD=8,10
EYEPOINT_BACK=13,10
EYEPOINT_RESET=32,8
AIRSPEED_BUG_SELECT=82,11
TOGGLE_TAILWHEEL_LOCK=71,9
ROTOR_BRAKE=66,9
ROTOR_CLUTCH_SWITCH_TOGGLE=190,9
ROTOR_GOV_SWITCH_TOGGLE=188,9
VIRTUAL_COPILOT_TOGGLE=88,11
VIRTUAL_COPILOT_ACTION=88,10
[KEYBOARD_SLEW]
SLEW_TOGGLE=89,8
SLEW_ALTIT_UP_FAST=115,8
SLEW_ALTIT_UP_SLOW=114,8
SLEW_ALTIT_FREEZE=113,8
SLEW_ALTIT_DN_FAST=112,8
SLEW_ALTIT_PLUS=81,8
SLEW_ALTIT_MINUS=65,8
SLEW_PITCH_DN_FAST=119,8
SLEW_PITCH_DN_SLOW=118,8
SLEW_PITCH_FREEZE=117,8
SLEW_PITCH_UP_FAST=116,8
SLEW_PITCH_PLUS=57,8
SLEW_PITCH_MINUS=48,8
READOUTS_SLEW=90,9
SLEW_BANK_MINUS=36,8
SLEW_AHEAD_PLUS=38,8
SLEW_BANK_PLUS=33,8
SLEW_LEFT=37,8
SLEW_FREEZE=12,8
SLEW_RIGHT=39,8
SLEW_HEADING_MINUS=35,8
SLEW_AHEAD_MINUS=40,8
SLEW_HEADING_PLUS=34,8
SLEW_RESET=32,8
TOGGLE_AIRCRAFT_LABELS=76,11
EYEPOINT_UP=13,9
EYEPOINT_DOWN=8,9
EYEPOINT_RIGHT=13,11
EYEPOINT_LEFT=8,11
EYEPOINT_FORWARD=8,10
EYEPOINT_BACK=13,10
[MAPVIEW_MAP]
SHOW_AIRPORTS=1
SHOW_VORS=1
SHOW_NDBS=1
SHOW_APPROACHES=1
SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=0
SHOW_VICTOR=0
SHOW_JET=0
SHOW_AIRSPACE=1
SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1
SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=0
SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=0
SHOW_DATATAGS=1
SHOW_TERRAIN=1
show_flight_history=1
 
 
I will post some pics too. BTW: The blurries happen for water too.

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More important than posting pics or your fs9.cfg is posting your system specs.

 

regards,

Joe

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Alright, here are my system specs:

 

 

Intel Core i5 2500 K

ATI Radeon 6670

8GB Ram

1TB Hard Drive

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[DISPLAY.Device.AMD Radeon HD 6670.0]

Mode=1920x1080x16

TriLinear=1

MipBias=6

 

[DISPLAY]

UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0

Try locking your frames to 30 and your display settings should be 32bit, not 16bit.

 

Your hardware should be more than sufficient.

 

Does this happen everywhere? Try testing someplace you have no addon scenery for.

 

Also try testing with all AI turned off.

 

Knowing your specs, a couple screenshots might help.

 

regards,

Joe

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Following on with what Joe said, try this:

 

TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=100
TextureMaxLoad =10
[TERRAIN]
TERRAIN_ERROR_FACTOR=90.000000
TERRAIN_MIN_DEM_AREA=10.000000
TERRAIN_MAX_DEM_AREA=200.000000
TERRAIN_MAX_VERTEX_LEVEL=21
TERRAIN_TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=8
TERRAIN_AUTOGEN_DENSITY=5
TERRAIN_USE_GRADIENT_MAP=1
TERRAIN_EXTENDED_TEXTURES=1
TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=9.5.000000
TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=9.0000000
TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=4

 

FYI, the TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT and TextureMaxLoad changes won't do anything for you unless you lock your framerate down to 30 or so.  These settings work together.  Start with 100 x 10.  If you still see stuttering/blurries, drop from 100 to 80 and/or drop the TextureMaxLoad down from 10 to 9.  You have to play with these numbers to find the sweet spot for your system.  No higher than 120 for the bandwidth multi when 10 is set for maxload.
This works great with Nvidia cards.  Not sure on how it will do with ATI cards.  YMMV.  :smile:

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Here's a thought - you might try it.

MAX_DEM_AREA might be tied with TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=, TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=, and TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=. The formula for finding areas of circles, of course, is piR^2... so with the numbers you have posted there, you're requesting the sim to load textures out to an area of 3117 units - but you're limiting your max DEM resolution to 200 units. Perhaps, if you bump up your max DEM area to, say, 3200, that would cover all the sharp textures you're requesting.

With default values, DEM_MAX_AREA is set to 100 - which allows only a radius of about 5 units to be at max sharpness beneath the aircraft.... and to tell the truth, no matter how I've messed with TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=, TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=, and TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=, I've never seen a difference in where the blurriness begins. I have seen it's severity reduced by playing with TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=, but never entirely removed. I'm seeing it utterly moved using an increased MAX_DEM_AREA=... but it does seem to massively increase system work loads. With MAX_DEM_AREA=1000, I'm seeing a loss of maybe 10 FPS in general. Increasing that level to 8000 more than halved my FPS - but it also meant that there wasn't a blurry anywhere in sight...

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Interesting thought and test results! I meant to have once learned that while the TERRAIN... values define the radius of texture sharpness, MAX_DEM_AREA defines the radius of highest LOD level only for terrain mesh. And this (at least) really does it, as I tested at several mountainuous regions.

 

EDIT: Sorry, this post would have fitted better into ematheson's new thread...

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