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Ultimate Terrain X has given me the blurries............

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UT X is a fantastic product but for me it has introduced the blurries into FSX.My system comprises Vista 64, Intel Q6600, BFG 8800GTS 640MB, and 4GB Geil DDR2. FSX, especially post SP1 has been sublime. I use two setting configs, one for city flying where I cut back autogen to normal and lower the water to 1 high, and the other for bush flying with autogen at dense and water at 2 high.I purchased and intalled UT X yesterday and was overwhelmed with the possibilities, but it has introduced the blurries and significantly increased the load times (probably due to more unique textures). Disabling UT X brought back the crisp textures but for some reason the long load times remained.Anyone else notice this? Any suggestions?TIA

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I'm not noticing blurries but the load times are definietly longer. Must tinker a bit more with the UT prefs maybe.

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This might help1. Do a full defrag2. Try reducing the UT texture resolution

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>This might help>>1. Do a full defrag>2. Try reducing the UT texture resolutionI have actually formatted and reinstalled because I could not get rid of the longer loading times even when UTX was uninstalled!I have also made a backup of the vanilla FSX+SP1 install folder in case I run into trouble again. I will have a play with the various UT settings once I have it reinstalled.Thanks,Daz

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What texture files does the UT add? what are these textures that they are talking about? I didn't think UT deals with textures as such.IF I do a lower resolution in UT, what would I see in lower resolution?Yeah..I have blurries issues too after I added UT.Manny

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Manny,I believe that the UT road textures are 1m as opposed to the standard 5m ones in FSX. This, together with fact that many more roads are rendered with UT is probably leading to the increased load times and blurries.I'm assuming that 1m textures are not really necessary for the roads and railways, and hoping that reducing them to 5m, and restricting the rendering of minor roads within UT, will bring FSX back in terms of crisp textures and fast load times.I'll let you know the results.

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I am having same problems (Blurries and slow loading) but just installed and have not had much tinkering time.VERY slow loading.Like 20 mins or more.I can live with that as long as I don't have to restart after a lockup or CTD.P4,2.4 GHZ,1.5 ram,256 video.Ron

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20min is just wrong, have you defragged? Default FSX+SP1 is about a 1-3 min load depending on location....I cannot believe UT would up it by that much...

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I agree.FSX+SP1 load time was usually around a minute for me, jumping to 5-6 minutes with UT installed. 20 mins would be unbearable!

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When I say "Long Load Times", I mean 60-90 seconds when I change the time or location, not 20 minutes, that's a bit of a problem.

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If you reduce the resolution to 5, the load time would be back to what it was earlier.Manny

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TIA,I experienced a big decrease of fps after installing UT USA. After some testing I realised that the cause was the road traffic. If i set road traffic to zero, the fps was back to nearly normal. I guess this is caused by a lot more roads in urban areas with traffic. Reduce traffic to 10 percent or less and see what happens with fps and blurries.Ulf B :-)

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Anything longer than 60 to 90 seconds means a possible problem somewhere. My 2-year old system here is well within the above, with road traffic.I have an NVidia 7600 that is AGP.Something is choking the load. It could mean your drive needs defragging, so something does not agree with your video card.

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I also am experiencing long load times around 5 minutes. Prior to UTX about 30-60 seconds was normal. (I defrag daily) I am wondering that Vista may be the common theme with it's indexing scheme but that is just a guess. Anyway I am hoping that a resolution or something along those lines comes along as I like UTX.jjjallenCore 2 6800e @ 3.650 gig680i nVidia EVGA4 gig ram8800 GTX EVGA160 Raptor 10000 RPM HD

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Geofa,I always follow your posts.I am having the same problems.Came home tonight and lowered all my UT settings,ran a flight and defragged.Still took 15 mins to load.Still had blurries.Moved all the UTX stuff to bottom of scenery library(still above default scenery).Same problems.15 mins to load and blurries.Disabled all UTX in library and WOW! everything is back to normal.Quick loading and scenery is crisp and Justin's LC is there.Something is wrong.Ron

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Just to let you kow that not everybody are having looooong load times.Mine are a little longer than before UTX, now about 15-20 sec.I do however have occasional stutters and the blurs just like most others.With gazillions of hardware/software/user imput changes, its amazing any of this stuff runs at all.

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Looks like these guys have some issues to work out on this product. I'll hold off for a while since graphicsx and weatherx with fsg landclass and mesh is about as real as it gets.________________________________________________________________________________________________Intel D975XBX2 'Bad Axe 2' | Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.20Ghz | 2 GB Super Talent DDR2 800 | Big Typhoon VX | eVGA 8800GTS @ 565/900 | Seagate 2x320GB SATA RAID-0 | OCZ GameXStream 700W | Creative X-Fi | Silverstone TJ-09BW | Matrox Triplehead Setup

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Must report my experience also; 5 min. load times, extreme blurries (which is very disturbing after all I've gone throught to mitigate them). I've disabled most UTX features (which of course defeats the purpose of having the program) and still makes no difference in load times or blurries. In addition my FPS drops and jumps all over the place. When I disabled the program all went back to normal once my scenery index was rebuilt.Let me note that yes my HD is freshly defragged, and my road traffic (which I was already just using at 10%), I tried as low as 3% with no change in load times, blurries or FPS drops.I'm working 12 hour shifts this week so it will be difficult to find time to try different things but I sure hope this issue gets resolved quickly. One tip mentioned was to install the 5m textures with the config tool so I'll try that first when I get a chance to see if that helps. I concur with Geoff that it's the roads that's probably the culprit but I turned off all the roads except for the freeways and still had the 5 minute load time so that's more than likely the bottleneck. I wonder if there is some sort of cfg glitch where FSX is trying to load the entire road database instead of just roads for the area you're wanting to fly in. (Maybe it does that anyway, I don't know).I'll continue to monitor the forums for a solution, just wanted to add that you guys aren't alone with this problem. This addon looks to be a great addition along with using FSGLC but at this point I can't use it.

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