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Hi,I just posted a collection of my avsim posts. And a brief update about SP1. I hope you find the information useful, and lets please keep the discussion at a technical level.thanksPhil

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I already posted this in your comments on the blog, but just in case you miss it...I registered to view the screenshots but it still won't let me see them saying access is denied. Otherwise, thanks a bunch for the update. EDIT: Nels beat me to it :)

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I think I fixed this.It appears I used the links from the edit process and not the final links, sorry about that.

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Thank you, Phil! Please do not get discouraged with all the fuzz and buzz in the forum here and keep up the great work!Pat

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Big question here:Is this a terrain.cfg adjustment, or more?My understanding was that the sloped water rock in FSX was a FEATURE and not a BUG. It was to prevent water climbing up cliffs like we saw in FS2004.Looks like (you all) have adjusted the "cliffs" in the terrain.cfg file that appear on sloped water polys.This is fine with me, but it does raise the question...what about those areas where we had water climbing up cliffs? Will these now re-appear as they were in FS2004?As I recall, the issue was, if we go with rock texture on slopes, you will get rock in the Thames. On the other hand, if you go with water on the slopes, you'll get water climbing up the fjords at Bella Coola.Or have we found a compromise terrain.cfg setting?RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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The content fixes in SP1 are an update to the data files and not simply a cfg change. The original issue wasnt solely due to the water sloper. We couldnt have fixed these issues without a data change, as you note. And the goal is to have these targeted fixes have no impact elsewhere. We think we are meeting that goal. Yes, this means FSX SP1 will have updated content files in the patch, that will get copied on top of the RTM content during SP1 setup.

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great thanks phil!!hopefully some of the addon scenerys from fs9 will work in the game after the update. although i am curious to know what is going to be fixed to help performance

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will this be a problem for those who have installed 3rd party land-class and mesh already?

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It should not be, since we are only replacing FSX bits. The 3rd party content lives "on top of" our bits, so the SP1 replacement bits "slide under" the 3rd party bits and life is good.

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I'm glad it won't negatively affect those of us running cloud9 landclass or realsky type products because that was the first thing I thought of.Sounds like we are at best 2 months away from this patch which would put the dx10 patch sometime when? I thought the whole purpose of fsx was to be the flagship dx10 game for microsoft? It doesn't appear to me that it will be the first, second or even third dx10 game on the market unless you plan to have the patch out by summer. There are at least 3 other dx10 games that are slated for a fall release. I guess it doesn't much matter anyway with the current state of nvidia's vista drivers. Looks like you guys got a freebie on that one.________________________________________________________________________________________________Intel D975XBX2 'Bad Axe 2' | Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.20Ghz | 2 GB Super Talent DDR2 800 @ 893Mhz | Big Typhoon VX | eVGA 8800GTS @ 575/900 | Seagate 2x 320GB SATA RAID-0 | OCZ GameXStream 700W | Creative X-Fi | Silverstone TJ-09BW | Matrox Triplehead Setup

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IF You guys are busy fixing remaining bugs.. Then the performance issue (The A Item) has been take care of? Atleast sufficiantly well?:)Manny

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All of the issues we are handling for SP1 have a "bug" in our bug database for tracking. So there are still open "bugs" on a subset of our original performance issues.The geo-db team that is handling the content fixes is completely distinct from the graphics and terrain team that is working on the performance fixes. In point of fact, the geo-db team has been great and has load balanced many of the 3rd party blocking rendering issues like the dusk/dawn issue.Is that what you wanted to hear?

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>All of the issues we are handling for SP1 have a "bug" in our>bug database for tracking. So there are still open "bugs" on a>subset of our original performance issues.>>The geo-db team that is handling the content fixes is>completely distinct from the graphics and terrain team that is>working on the performance fixes. In point of fact, the geo-db>team has been great and has load balanced many of the 3rd>party blocking rendering issues like the dusk/dawn issue.>>Is that what you wanted to hear?No disrespect Phil - but the Company that you work for has a very long history of not being able to "fix Bugs" - lets face it - they are STILL trying to "Fix" the thousands of Bugs in their last OS - much less the new crop that are already emerging with the "saviour" of their financial positionAre you actually able to tell us the real truth? - I doubt it! - IMHO you are just the Bunny that has to placate the multitude in case the "Press" gets hold of IT and spoils the intrusion of Vista on usYou have a great day my friend

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Ignore, him Phil. He has issues. Like think of a padded cell...

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Allright, allright ozzie and jackdanielsdrinker. You two have been playing grab a$$ on a multitude of threads. Let's please keep this professional and leave the personal comments to ourselves please. I just want to know when the dx10 patch is coming out. Also as far as I have seen Vista is a sweet OS if nvidia would get their heads out of their rears and provide some support for their video cards. There is no avoiding vista so you may as well get used to the idea.

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Astro...don't say anything nice about Vista...you'll incite a riot.:-)

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Have you ever programmed a single line of code? Have you? Do you know how much is involved to "program" an application, let alone an operating system?Have you ever looked into the security bulletin of MS and check how many bugs have been fixed in the past 5 years? I can tell you right now - about 68,000.Have you ever built an OS from scratch? If not, please check out http://linuxfromscratch.org. Just try to compile your own Linux and then report back how successful you were. I have done it and learned a lot about my computer, my hardware and about an OS in general. Highly recommended.Pat

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You've built an OS from scratch? Can I have a copy of it? What's it called? Does it use multiple cores? Will FSX run on it?

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Unless, he changes his screenname, he has just proven to have lost his credibility here and just came here to troll around. 'nuf said.-1, a few more to go.Pat

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