captain420

Using photoreal scenery is better in P3D v4.3 again

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I remember using photoscenery a few versions back and it was a blurry mess. But now it seems to be getting better. Although I am still getting blurries but they seem to be only out in the distance. Not sure why, because I have my TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP set to 8, so it should be sharp and crisp out in the distance as well. But nonetheless, much better than before. At least its somewhat usable now.

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This could be the result of several factors, with one of them being 4.3

It will be interesting to have others weigh in over time and see.

I went to a pure ORBX environment because of this, with the understanding that I would have to accept their version of the world, for the time being, which I have.

Cheers,

Mark

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Thank god I was wondering about this.  It was one of my biggest issues with the previous versions since a lot of my best payware airports have some photoreal around the airport and it looked terrible.

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What about the "Level of detail radius" under the terrain setting? Would that effect it if you up it higher?

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my LOD_RADIUS=5.50000

Is that the max you can set it to?

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Oh that would be nice. Flying over photoscenery, especially some of OrbX's stuff, was a real mess in the recent versions.

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Do you guys know the what the difference between LOD_RADIUS and TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP are?

I want to do some more experimenting.

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14 minutes ago, captain420 said:

Do you guys know the what the difference between LOD_RADIUS and TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP are?

I want to do some more experimenting.

LOD_RADIUS = The distance at which you see things/start to spawn. TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP = The texture resolution size, i.e 8=256x256, that's from my understanding, could be totally wrong though lol.

So anything outside the lod_radius limit would be blurry/not loaded I guess?

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I changed my LOD_RADIUS to 6.5 and see even more improvements, wow. I wonder if you can go higher. I really miss photoscenery, it looks amazing!

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