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FSX LOD help (Blurry textures from afar).

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I seriously need help with my LOD, and I don't understand how to fix it with other people's computer setups... So here are my specs...

 

Intel i3-3220T @2.80 ghz

4 gigs of RAM

Windows 8.1 x64

And Intel 4000 graphics

 

The specs run well in rural areas and smaller airports averaging about 20 fps (locked at 20)

Bigger airports/cities like KJFK will drop my frames until everything loads (about 5 minutes or so once I get in the sim)

I average about 12 frames in bigger airports. But I don't really care much about the frames here, I really want to increase my LOD because whenever I look out the window, I hate seeing blurry textures and then they all randomly load in... I don't want to increase it too drastically, but just enough to where I can't tell. Any suggestions?

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Sorry, I'm sure this is not what you want to hear, but you need a much faster system to achieve that goal.

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Sorry, I'm sure this is not what you want to hear, but you need a much faster system to achieve that goal.

Haha it's fine, I'll need to upgrade my RAM soon anyway, but I might as well get a gaming computer all together... But I have fixed some of the blurries, the more I fly around the better the LOD is which is sort of strange, but it works lol.

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Do you mean LOD radius? In that case, you can increase this value in the FSX.cfg from default 4.5 to 6.5. The visuals should be a little better. I hear some even get nicer visuals with a value of 5.5. However, this will also drain VAS quicker and lead to OOMs. Your choice.

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There's stuff you can check to improve matters:

 

Make sure Hyperthreading is enabled.

 

In "C:\Users\<you>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\fsx.cfg" add the lines:

 

[JOBSCHEDULER]

AffinityMask=14

 

In FSX Display settings, choose Medium draw radius and Autogen. Try lower display and other settings first, then see if you can get more later.

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I seriously need help with my LOD, and I don't understand how to fix it with other people's computer setups... So here are my specs...

 

Intel i3-3220T @2.80 ghz

4 gigs of RAM

Windows 8.1 x64

And Intel 4000 graphics

 

The specs run well in rural areas and smaller airports averaging about 20 fps (locked at 20)

Bigger airports/cities like KJFK will drop my frames until everything loads (about 5 minutes or so once I get in the sim)

I average about 12 frames in bigger airports. But I don't really care much about the frames here, I really want to increase my LOD because whenever I look out the window, I hate seeing blurry textures and then they all randomly load in... I don't want to increase it too drastically, but just enough to where I can't tell. Any suggestions?

I think the biggest problem is that your CPU cannot process the data fast enough.  A CPU at 2.80 GHz and Intel GPU simply is not going to give you good performance.  FSX runs best on multi-core CPU's as close to or beyond 4 GHz and Nvidia GPU's tend to produce the best graphics with FSX.

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You can still get a lot of enjoyment using FSX on an old system with a very good display and frame-rates, with a few qualifications. I use a Q9400 processor  (2.8 MHz same as you) with an old 1 MB Nvidia GTS 250,  at 1920x1080 dual display.

 

1. DX10 mode using Steve's fixer is an absolute must and works very well on a Win8 system.

2. You really can't fly airliners because of required texture loading rates. But GA aircraft, particularly

default ones, run very well. I use almost excusively the Maule which in my opinion is very well done.

3. Orbx scenery will run very well, A good example is New Zealand. Even detailed add on airport

scenery by them runs well eg. Milford Sound. I really enjoy the approach into this one and now have a

real life visit there on my bucket list.

4. I have found setting trees and buildings in autogen to 900 / 1300 in the config.,  in combination with very dense in the FSX menu, gives a pleasing display that is not taxing my system with the Orbx scenery.

5. Someone suggested for blurries a mesh resolution of 19m which Orbx does not recommend, but I do use it without adverse effect

that I have seen and for me it does help with the "blurries" issue  on my system.

6. I run unlimited in FSX but lock frames to a pleasing 25 externally using a prog called Dxtory. May drop to

high teens into a more detailed airport like NZQN , but no issue at all with all the smaller ones in the Orbx pkg.

7. If you want AI,  limit it using Air Traffic Mgr ( in my case to only 2 aircraft in your immediate vicinity)

 

Hope some of this is encouraging and helpful

 

Larry

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