Graphics depend upon your graphics card settings. You can make a number of changes to the card settings and within in flight sim.
Your graphics card can be found by following these steps:
Right click while on your desktop, and click properties, then settings, then advanced. Your graphics card tab is the top right one.
You need to make sure you have your Antialiasing settings as HIGH as they will go. Also, make sure your Anisotropic Filtering is also as HIGH as it will go. I'm not sure where you will find these settings, so look about. Might be under "Performance and quality" or "Display settings" or something like that.
Now it is time to open up flight sim.
In FS2004, go to: Settings/Display/Hardware
In here, make sure that the Render to texture / Transform and lighting are all TICKED.
Also, make sure you have Trinilear filtering and 1024x768 for your resolution.
Mip Mapping = 8
Hardware-rendered lights = 8
Also, if you can on your scenery display page, try to have your sliders near the maximum. << This might effect your frame rates.
[Edited 2006-02-21 15:02:50]
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FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 11 Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 17144 times:
I believe FS Planet are hosting files from various freeware authors regardless of them asking nicley to remove them. Some authors like to have files only hosted on a small number of sites (so they can keep track of Downloads etc...).
I may be wrong though.
Anyway, Great list.
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NorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 39 Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 17105 times:
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Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 9): I believe FS Planet are hosting files from various freeware authors regardless of them asking nicley to remove them. Some authors like to have files only hosted on a small number of sites (so they can keep track of Downloads etc...).
You missed the biggest one... they have SOLD freeware addons on CD without asking the authors for permission, nor compensating the authors.
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FiddleSticks From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 210 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 17088 times:
Here are a few more that I think should be on the list.
AI Models (of the framerate friendly sort) http://www.ai-aardvark.com/
Excellentrnlow-poly models including the 727, 737, 747, 757, 767 aircraft familiesrnplus the DC-9 family from the DC9-10 to the MD-90. They also have the EMB 120, 170, and 175 as well as a Tu-204/214.
Airbus A321, ERJ-145, and DC-10 series. The rest of the A32X family as well as the ERJ-135 and ERJ-140 are very likely in the works.
Lots of bizjetsrnincluding the Lear 40, 45, and 60. Global Express and Challenger 600rnset of models are in the works. There is also an MD-90, VC-10, andrnHS-125 Dominie T1 available.
Henry Tomkiewicz's website has a great variety of models including F-16s, most Beech and Cessna Twins, older Learjets and old and new Gulfstreams. His $15 Cessna single engine package includes 57 separate models and comes with paints and flightplans. It's very much worth the package since you can dump the default Cessnas from your default traffic. A single engine Piper package is in the works. Make sure you check out his new Gulfstream V model!
AI Packages (that include models of the framerate friendly sort) http://www.ultimatega.com/
Provides complete GA AI packages including paints, models, and flightplans. Install is a snap. Packages include Lear 45s, G-IIIs, G-IVs, Beech F90s, Cessna 402s, and a BBJ package among many others.
A group providing packages in a similar style to Project AI but using third-party models to provide the best framerates.
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Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3244 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17038 times:
Quoting David L (Reply 13): Cheers, Gofly. I've tried a few water effects but none were as good as fs9wat. It looks a little odd from high altitude but I haven't even looked to see if there's any configuration that can be done.
Peter Wildings free water effects did the trick for me, its at flightsim.com its version 16
its the free version of FSwater, high altitude is fixed and no pulsing. its nicely done.
but to be aware, the extended terrain textures can not go more than 60 miles so you will never see rendering past 60, so you always will see the 60 mile square around your plane in spot view. my range is always set at 100 miles cause I like to see mountains far away especially on a clear day in Arizona.
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David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9297 posts, RR: 42 Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16828 times:
Quoting Malaysia (Reply 20): I mean 60m visibility seems unrealistic on a clear day in on land, usually it looks more realistic set at 100m atleast to see the expanse of the desert and mountains in the horizon.
It's OK, I knew what you meant. I was just working on the principle that what you can't see can't hurt you.
Aviacentre From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16730 times:
Thanks for the compilation Gofly... I noticed your original hidden gems thread vanished, and I was dissapointed I lost such a useful resource. I'm looking forward to trying the voice control program now, has anybody else gave it a try yet?
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25 KPDX: Wow guys! Thanks for posting this thread and contributing to it! Theres so much stuff that I probably would never of found. My FS now looks sooo much
26 Raffik: Wow! What a great list. Thanks for sharing!
27 Jeffry747: The new Vistaliners L-1011. Already the best freeware L-1011 out there!
28 AC21365: You want mountains? Go to avsim.com and search for FSGenesis. Their 30m terrain data for the entire conus is on avsim. This is typically payware, but
29 NorthStarDC4M: Why thank you BTW, are you running FS2002 or 04? My metal looks really wierd on your setup???
30 Jeffry747: It is FS2004. I have a download I found on this very thread which gives the aircraft a glossy look to it. What I think you are seeing is reflections.
31 NorthStarDC4M: yes, too much reflections, thats why im asking... looks like the FS2002 reflections. But whatever ya like BTW, good news everybody! im painting more 7
32 KPDX: Does anyone know where I can find water spray effects for aircraft when its rainy, so when you rotate, water will fly everywhere? Kind like this View
33 Gofly: As far as I'm aware, non exist. The only way to do it, would be to take a screenshot and edit it in in Photoshop.
34 Jetmatt777: Is there any addons that have taxiway tire marks (The rubber left behind when a plane turns on the taxiway)? I've been looking all around for one but
35 Gofly: Usually specific to the scenery, therefore it depends if the scenery you download includes those textures.