City Update 1 (CU1) is unoptimized compared to other photogrammetry regions

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Relevant ones for the region were removed but Aerosoft EDDK

Brief description of the issue:

Since CU1 was release it feels way more resource hungry to fly in Northrhine Westphalia than in other parts of the world featuring photogrammetry. Compared to really dense and large cities like NYC or LA the framerates are really limited. On top comparing the quality of PG directly Cologne looks like it’s missing some levels of detail. The highest quality LOD also appears really late even on TLOD 250+

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Cologne with just EDDK from Aerosoft:

Los Angeles, basically vanilla:

NYC with addons installed (keep in mind this are features way more buildings than Cologne):

Screenshots taken with TLOD = 200, all Ultra, OLOD = 170, frames limited by 50%, live traffic and multiplayer = on, clear sky preset used.

ICAO or coordinates (DevMode > Options > Display position)

Around EDDK

Detailed steps to reproduce the issue encountered:

  • Load a flight in NYC, fly at 1000ft and take a look at the PG quality and overall performance
  • Load a flight in Cologne, fly at 1000ft and compare the PG quality and overall performance

PC specs and/or peripheral set up if relevant:

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Build Version # when you first started experiencing this issue:

Basically after CU1 release up to now (

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