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I wrote a little program to shrink the width and depth sizes in the autogen 'default.xml' file. I now can run dense complexity and dense autogen and still average around 39 fps. The values are now 1/4 of what there where and the buildings all look ok. I am using GEX, UTX and FSG with FSX SP2.Has anyone tried doing this?I would like to see what the affects would be for other people.

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Where can we download your default.xml file. Does it shrink the autogen?

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I would love to try this tool out, I've been wondering about the benefits of doing this same thing to my default.xml file.contact me:shasanique@gmial.comthanks,Xav

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There is no way to upload the file. It's to big for Avsim.I compressed it with WinRar v3.62.However I could email the rar file.

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>Where can we download your default.xml file. Does it shrink>the autogen? Seems to shrink some of the buildings. Can't say it shrinks everything.

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A experimental,untested mod from someone named McCrash.Sign me up!:-lol Been down this road before havent we?Good Luck.

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I don't think anyone would be a member for 5 years and post 1300+ times just to one day hand out a virus.

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Who said anything about a virus?Now if his name was McVirus......Just kiddin guys.There was a time I would have sacrificed a chicken if I thought it would help FSX.You try it and let us know how it goes.

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>Who said anything about a virus?>Now if his name was McVirus......>Just kiddin guys.>There was a time I would have sacrificed a chicken if I>thought it would help FSX.>You try it and let us know how it goes.Yes, interesting.Thanks.

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I have sent my 'default.xml' file to two people. I'll wait for them to let me know if the size differences actually make any difference.

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A dumb question maybe, why is it too big to upload to Avsim? Mine is only 4.5 MB. Regards, Gerrit Kranenbarg

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I had no difference in building size. I also have a different AutogenDescriptions.spb than the default so I wonder if that is having a conflict something?

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>I had no difference in building size. I also have a different>AutogenDescriptions.spb than the default so I wonder if that>is having a conflict something? Could be I guess. I definitely can see a size difference in some buildings. I have not idea how many buildings are affected by this size change. But I can see the difference when looking at Philadelphia and New York cities.I assume it would have no affect on any custom scenery.

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I too have noticed a difference in size of the buildings... I actually like this mod, as now when I pull up to an autogen house in the trike, the pilot looks more about on par with the door and not like the little people in Gulliver's travels! lolGood workxav

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It appears that only certain building types have sizes assigned in this file.Here is a list of the types --

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>It appears that only certain building types have sizes>assigned in this file.>>Here is a list of the types -->>McCrash, anything that we can/should do with this last file?Thanks,Dirk.

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hmmm I wonder why my buildings have no effect with the file. Also does anyone know why when I download the attached files it says it is invalid or corrupted? Could you guys post some screenshots that are near a runway so I could go to the same airport and see If there is a difference?

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>>It appears that only certain building types have sizes>>assigned in this file.>>>>Here is a list of the types -->>>>>>McCrash, anything that we can/should do with this last file?>>Thanks,>Dirk.>That text file is just to show the names of the building types.You don't use it for anything.

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>hmmm I wonder why my buildings have no effect with the file.>Also does anyone know why when I download the attached files>it says it is invalid or corrupted?I just downloaded the files and had no problem.The second file is just for reference, you don't use it.The first file is the 'default.xml' file that all can try to see if it makes a difference with the frame rate.

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McCrash, it does increase FPS indeed. I'll keep this modification. Besides the light increase in FPS the buildings look a little better scaled within FSX world. Thank you very much for sharing.

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McCrash,I come to think about autogen and default.xml. Wouldn't it be nice if someone could build a utility, The Autogen Configurator, that made it easy to disable/enable different kind of autogen for each region. In this way dummies like me could easily reduce less important autogen and gain some fps.Ulf B

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I have the ultimate dummy tweak. I disable the autogen buildings completely but leave trees on maximum. That gives me much better, fps, allows the photo textures (especially gex) to show thru which look much more real at altitude (no more sim city buildings), and leaves all the airport buildings (complexity setting turned up) so it doesn't look bare at takeoff/landing time.GeofaMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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Geofa,As you say, when using GEX or photo real textures, the autogen isn't that important. I fly a lot in Europe and I really need that GEX Europe now ;-)Ulf B

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