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Reducing "Shimmers" SP1

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Tom (cthiggin) First Officer

Hello fellow simmers,
I have been carefully doing "Phil's" tweaks, but I am still getting ??shimmers" - (Flying and looking out, especially at "straight lines" on buildings, roadways, the "edges" seem to be moving" - I guess that's what "we" are calling shimmers - On the ground, looking across tarmac at runways, edges appear to be moving.
WHAT is the "fsx.cfg" area that I want to "lower" or modify to correct this.
I have been getting 14.8 - 28 fps - I am NOT trying to push the envelope, just have good graphics, smoothness, awaiting for more "tweaks from Phil and you folks, along with DX10 this fall".
I have an Anthlon 64, single core, 3 gig fast ram, 8800GTS -
Your help is always appreciated.
Thanks,
cthiggin

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you need to get one more 8800GTS

Pro Member First Officer
Orion (ollyau) First Officer

I would turn on anti aliasing. That helps remove the jagged edges from lines. Hope this helps

Orion

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JLangevin First Officer

Anonymous wrote:

you need to get one more 8800GTS

Please dont post if you dont have something to factual to contribute.

Please give us specific settings so that I can see what to suggest from here.

Pro Member First Officer
Tom (cthiggin) First Officer

Sorry to JLangevin - I thought I had given enough information and didn't want to be too lengthy - here are my current FSX.cfg settings. Thanks to those who replied and hopefully this will give additional information for continued help.
Again, thanks so much.
cthiggin

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AffinityMask=1
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SOUND=1
SOUND_QUALITY=2
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UISound=1
AmbientUI=1
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TransitionTime=4.000000
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InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0
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InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoBrakesEnable=True
InfoParkingBrakesEnable=True
InfoPauseEnable=True
InfoSlewEnable=True
InfoStallEnable=True
InfoOverspeedEnable=True
BLOOM_EFFECTS=0
SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=39
WideViewAspect=True
[Main]
DisablePreload=1
User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter
SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes
SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft
SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles
SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats
SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals
SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc
Location=320,117,1360,893,\\.\DISPLAY1
Maximized=2
HideMenuNormal=0
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ProcSpeed=4298
FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.33
PerfBucket=6
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IMAGE_QUALITY=1
DEFAULT_VIEW=1
QUICKTIPS=1
PANEL_OPACITY=100
PANEL_MASKING=1
PANEL_STRETCHING=1
UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0
[Weather]
WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1
MinGustTime=10
MaxGustTime=500
MinGustRampSpeed=1
MaxGustRampSpeed=200
MinVarTime=5
MaxVarTime=50
MinVarRampSpeed=10
MaxVarRampSpeed=75
TurbulenceScale=1.000000
WeatherServerAddress=fs2k.zone.com
WeatherServerPort=80
WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0
AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1
DynamicWeather=2
DownloadWindsAloft=0
DisableTurbulence=0
CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=4
DETAILED_CLOUDS=1
CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=8
THERMAL_VISUALS=0
[Trusted]
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.dll.harrlclkqllocweezicqktwbrkerokcoouzeqbzl=1
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\737-400.DLL.torclohawrrhblhhwqokektioanbancheteokcea=2
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Gauge003.GAU.lleuncbwalzberwilauetzkqhckwkcqtecntitbl=2
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\M4000.GAU.eitbbqzwkbtltnzkkwtikqrltnoznbbhirabclal=2
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Lear_451.GAU.elkbulnutwwnrkerukheqqeilqehcbcwzzqhiuau=2
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Mooney_Bravo.DLL.irlwnnnzqqiiktkucrzqzwbctheoeaibzwarziel=2
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\GAUGES\Bendix_King_Radio.DLL.whlcnzwwblnaorebiziaecrleatinulllkrqcrle=2
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.dll.ntoikknccqhnzccuowiurbuqwwozzuklotrkuzct=1
[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS .0]
Mode=1280x1024x32
TriLinear=1
AntiAlias=1
[CONTROLS]
Controls_Default=Standard
Controls_Current=Standard
KBDAIL=64
KBDELEV=64
KBDRUD=64
[TextInfo.1]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
[TextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
GForce=1,3
FuelPercentage=1,4
[TextInfo.3]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
FrameRate=2,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
GForce=2,3
FuelPercentage=2,4
[SlewTextInfo.1]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
[SlewTextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
[SlewTextInfo.3]
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
AirSpeed=1,5
FrameRate=2,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
[DynamicHeadMovement]
LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000
LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000
RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000
YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000
RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000
MaxHeadAngle=5.000000
MaxHeadOffset=0.300000
HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000
[VirtualCopilot]
VirtualCopilotActive=1
[GRAPHICS]
TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40
SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED=1693428480
TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=1024
NUM_LIGHTS=8
AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=1
AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1
COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1
LANDING_LIGHTS=1
AC_SELF_SHADOW=0
EFFECTS_QUALITY=2
GROUND_SHADOWS=0
TEXTURE_QUALITY=3
IMAGE_QUALITY=0
See_Self=1
Text_Scroll=1
[USERINTERFACE]
OpenATCOnCreate=1
PageID=1
ShowAllACPaintSchemes=1
SelectAircraftManufacturer=Boeing
SelectAircraftPublisher=All
SelectAircraftType=Commercial Airliner
SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=0
PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1
PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1
SITUATION=c:\users\hp_administrator\documents\flight simulator x files\Atlanta to Charleston.FLT
Map_Orientation=2
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COMM_MSG_AI_ATC_COLOR=FFFF7840
AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=1
UsePilotVoice=1
PilotVoice=0
[PointOfInterestSystem]
CycleSetting=0
[SCENERY]
SmallPartRejectRadius=4
LENSFLARE=1
DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1
IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=5
[TrafficManager]
AirlineDensity=3
GADensity=0
FreewayDensity=60
ShipsAndFerriesDensity=22
LeisureBoatsDensity=15
IFROnly=0
AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=0
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TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=2000
TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=2000
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TrueAirspeed=False
AutoCoord=False
RealMixture=False
StressDamage=False
GEffect=False
ManualLights=False
GyroDrift=False
CrashWithDyn=False
CrashDetection=False
AutoTrim=False
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SYSCLOCK=1
[STARTUP]
DEMO=0
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STARTUP_DEMO=
LoadWindow=1
[FACILITIES]
COUNTRY=
STATE=
CITY=
GTL_BUTTON=1692
[Misc]
Com_Rate=7
[FlightPlanMap]
LineWidth=2
SHOW_AIRPORTS=1
SHOW_VORS=1
SHOW_NDBS=1
SHOW_APPROACHES=1
SHOW_INTERSECTIONS=1
SHOW_VICTOR=0
SHOW_JET=0
SHOW_AIRSPACE=1
SHOW_FLIGHTPLAN=1
SHOW_WEATHERSTATIONS=1
SHOW_WEATHERSYSTEMS=1
SHOW_DATATAGS=1
SHOW_TERRAIN=1
show_waypoints=1
show_airways=1
show_markers=1
show_volume_boundaries=1
show_ac_twr=1
[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS.0]
MipBias=6
Mode=1280x768x32
TriLinear=1
TEXTURE_BANDWITH_MULT=200
[MULTIPLAYER]
condAccoutPassword=0

Pro Member Trainee
FlightSimX Trainee

In your video card control panel, set "Negative LOD bias" to "Clamp". You'll find it under "Advanced settings".

Once I did this, it virtually eliminated the shimmering. There's still a small amount, but nothing distracting.

Mark

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