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New-Resized Autogen Textures

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RadarMan Chief Captain

New! Resized Autogen Textures

File Description:
This release includes resized textures for autogen buildings in FSX. Textures were resized from 1024x1024 to 512x512, cutting filesize from 683kb to 171kb each. All resized textures have mip-maps included and are in DDS format. Resized textures decrease loading time and increase framerate (FPS).

https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/2825/fsx-resized-autogen-textures/

Note:

I haven't tried it yet, please be sure to back up your original folder before loading this.

Radar

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Chris102 Chief Captain

Just wanted to let everyone know that this "fix" really improves frame rates. I noticed a significant difference!

Thanks Radarman!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Thanks Chris, I haven't loaded it (FSX) yet on my new machine.

Radar

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Michaelvg1 First Officer

I have not done this yet. Does it decrease the quality with reduced resolution?

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Bob Suchowierski (Bob-Ski) Trainee

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Does it do anything to the overall look?

Bob Cheers!

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RadarMan Chief Captain
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Bob Suchowierski (Bob-Ski) Trainee

Thank You

Bob Cheers!

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I used Ian Thatcher's resized texture autogen pack for the trees and that allowed me to go from unplayable on the lowest setting to a Normal setting with fluid frames with no appreciable loss of visual quality in the autogen. It will be interesting to see how much this tweak improves on that.

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cheezyflier Captain

how will this tweak be affected by sp1? should i wait to install or will it be included when they release it?

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Bob Suchowierski (Bob-Ski) Trainee

cheezyflier wrote:

how will this tweak be affected by sp1? should i wait to install or will it be included when they release it?

Cheers!

Every new file is FSX SP1 will overlay or make some change to itís counter part. Thatís why Iím going to hold off on doing anything until I see what people have to say about it. If I do install it Iíll make a backup of every file that I have changed. I keep a log and the .zip files of everything I do.

Bob Ski
Cheers!

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Bob Suchowierski (Bob-Ski) Trainee

Anonymous wrote:

I used Ian Thatcher's resized texture autogen pack for the trees and that allowed me to go from unplayable on the lowest setting to a Normal setting with fluid frames with no appreciable loss of visual quality in the autogen. It will be interesting to see how much this tweak improves on that.

Cheers!

Do you have a link to get to Ian Thatcher's resized texture autogen?

Bob Ski

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Bob-Ski wrote:

Anonymous wrote:

I used Ian Thatcher's resized texture autogen pack for the trees and that allowed me to go from unplayable on the lowest setting to a Normal setting with fluid frames with no appreciable loss of visual quality in the autogen. It will be interesting to see how much this tweak improves on that.

Cheers!

Do you have a link to get to Ian Thatcher's resized texture autogen?

Bob Ski

I guess he means this one.

https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/1391/fsx-resized-reworded-autogen-textures/

Radar

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So, how does this work with SP1 then?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Civili wrote:

So, how does this work with SP1 then?

There shouldn't be a problem, just back up your default folder to be safe.

Radar

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Michaelvg1 First Officer

RadarMan:
Does this really work with SP1? Will it effect visual quality?
Is it easy to install?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Michaelvg1 wrote:

RadarMan:
Does this really work with SP1? Will it effect visual quality?
Is it easy to install?

I haven't used it...I don't think. I did use some but can't remember now which or what.
I've added to many changes.
I can't see why it shouldn't work with SP1. Just back up your folder so you can revert to the default if you don't care for the trees.

Radar

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Greg West (BashDaBish) First Officer

I have just compared the file sizes between the resized autogen textures and those in the FSX textures folder after SP1 installed.

Most of FSX's .DDS files (which is what the autogen texture replaces) are still 683KB after SP1. The resized autogen files are 170KB each.
Resized textures are 21.1MB in total size comapred to around 80MB for the existing autogen textures that these files replace.

Bearing in mind each autogen texture file will be used more than once to fill your screen, I can imagine some good FPS being saved.

I have backed up my files and will give it a whirl.

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Michaelvg1 First Officer

Can you tell me which and where are the files that I must save before doing this tweak?
Thanks

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Greg West (BashDaBish) First Officer

The readme that comes with the download explains exactly what you need to do. Have a read, it should be very straightforward. It recommends you backup your existing textures before you install.....again explains exactly what to do step by step.

Good luck.

I will say that I have not noticed any loss of visual quality....yet.

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Rifro Trainee

it does work and does increase frame rate. I had about 20 fps now 26fps, so it does add on a bit. I actualy saw increased detail because I was able to ramp up the graphics a bit.

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Orion (ollyau) First Officer

Will this work with SP2/Acceleration?

I think that SP2/Acceleration handles textures differently than SP1 and RTM.

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Orion (ollyau) First Officer

ollyau wrote:

Will this work with SP2/Acceleration?

I think that SP2/Acceleration handles textures differently than SP1 and RTM.

Anyone?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Back up your texture folder and try it.
If it doesn't work you can always put the old folder back.

Radar

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Duncan (Razgr1z912) Captain

JL_G wrote:

fsxfs2004.blogspot.com

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Please make a separate thread for something like this, this is not at all relative to the topic.

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