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Interesting, indeed.

 

I wonder if deleting these files or replacing them with dummy files will decrease the VAS consumption and, if it does, to what degree.

 

I personally don't have many problems with VAS, but it is nice to see that they are looking into these things.

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Interesting indeed! Thanks Vic. Just need someone whose handy with image manipulation to resize the "stubs"...please and thanks.

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+1 Well spotted and thanks for posting this little snippet Vic.

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Thanks for posting this very informative.

 

 

Steve.

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Thanks for posting Vic, explains a few VAS issues I was having with oceans.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I think Rich S. is going to volunteer for the job ... Rich??  :)

 

Cheers, Rob.

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+1 Rob. I think that Rich has WAY too much time on his hands!  :P

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If these ocean texture files are loaded and not used, what about other texture files related to scenery ? It is a step in the right direction, but I'd be interested to know from others whether this will impact a scenario where you are loaded up at London Heathrow for example? Will ocean files load up in this scenario too or only when the ocean scenery is within LOD range?

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Interesting. I would also point folks to the pinned topic on optimizing and mipmapping textures. Let me tell you that has also made a huge difference for me. FSDreamteam KLAX, for example, has always been a major VAS hog. Several of the texture files were over 12,000 kb. After compressing and optimizing, these files are now 5000 kb or less and downsized to 1024 px. Now I have no VAS issues flying into KLAX in the NGX. I have plenty of room left (meaning 600,000 to 800,000 remaining) after parking at the gate. Best part is the airport still looks great, even up close.

 

I can't wait to try Beau's suggestions too.

 

Cheers,

 

Todd

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I didnt get file changes to work maybe I am mis-understanding the down sizing waiting for others to chime in

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I think Neil from fight or flight fame has done the conversion - so hang in there guys - at first glance it appears I did the same thing but not to the files Beau said were ok to move out of folder

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I think Neil from fight or flight fame has done the conversion - so hang in there guys

 

Richie, you little snitch! :D

Alright, I followed the instructions from Beau and converted the files with irfanview and imagetool (from the SDK)

 

Disclaimer: for the love of...Rob. BACKUP YOUR FILES BEFOREHAND in case you need/want to revert

EDIT: Read this post first - http://www.prepar3d.com/forum-5/topic/vas-usage-related-to-water-detail-settings/#post-112054 This zip file was made before this post from Beau.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxnc6en0v7y2w6o/Tex.zip?dl=0

 

I also resized the files that Beau said were ok to rename/remove just to be on the safe side. I've been fairly busy tonight so I haven't had time to test.

If you do test them out, let us know how it goes.

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Ebs,

 

Thanks - is this after Beau's latest reply on LM site or prior to reading it.

 

Thanks again for the files.  Will test them shortly

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