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I am confused about one of the adjustment sliders. Tha mesh resolution slider shows 305m when all the way to the left. When all the way to the right it shows 1m. Isn't this backwards? I assume m means meter.Don

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In this case lower is better. The lower the number, the higher the detail, think of it as a dot, the smaller the dot the better detail you can achieve, so the 1 meter resolution can display terrain changes in 1 meter increments as opposed to 305 meter increments allowing a more detailed terrain as far as elevation changes and detail.I hope that makes sense, in my head it seems to.Ian.

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Hi there,Ian probably meant this the right way but his statement "so the 1 meter resolution can display terrain changes in 1 meter increments" could be misunderstood as a reference to vertical changes.The mesh resolution slider refers to the *horizontal spacing* of the grid that FS uses to model its 3D terrain. At the leftmost setting you have a fixed grid elevation point every 305 meters longitudionally and latitudionally, and at the highest setting every 1 meter (sort of like chicken wire with different mesh widths). Keep in mind that higher mesh resolution settings are not applied to the entire area in view; instead, FSX automatically decreases mesh display resolution in something like concentric circles around the user aircraft. Another key point to remember about this slider is that is has nothing to do with the default or add-on mesh active in any given area. Mesh resolution instead determines how any terrain mesh file is displayed in the sim. In other words you cannot improve on a low-res mesh by increasing mesh resolution though you can decrease the display detail of a high-res mesh by decreasing mesh resolution.By the way, this slider is the equivalent of the TERRAIN_MAX_VERTEX_LEVEL parameter of the FS9.cfg, which was being discussed frequently.Cheers, Holger

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Thanks very much for the explanation. I have read them several times in order to completely understand and I think I do now. Don

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>sort of like chicken wireHe he he, now that's a new analogy. Good one Holger...Just to add; mesh resolution and the affects of this slider seem most noticable in mountanious regions and barely noticeable in desert regions. If you like accurate eleveation data for mountains and so forth, check out FSGenesis.com. Very popular addon with several of us having lifetime subscriptions.

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