Ground or Terrain Spikes

Has the Hawaii region been updated recently, I have noticed a difference in texture detail and colour since the last update and flew in this region just before the last update. I think is was supposed to be in the last USA update, but it appears that the data has only just come through on the Bing data. Maybe related because there is default textures mixed in with Bing data texture in places?

Do you have any add-ons in your Community folder? If yes, please remove and retest before posting. Yes but made no difference

Are you using Developer Mode or made changes in it? No

Brief description of the issue: There are some totally unnatural peaks in the Southern Alps just west of Lake Manapouri after taking off from NZMO

Provide Screenshot(s)/video(s) of the issue encountered:

Detail steps to reproduce the issue encountered: fly west from NZMO

PC specs for those who want to assist (if not entered in your profile)

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Couldn’t find any other post about this so I assume it was cause by one of the recent updates but on Patagonia bush trip leg 8 there are multiple major mountain errors along the route. I took a couple screen shots of the map for some of them to help locate, although its hard to give precise locations when flying VFR.
These are in order from start of leg to end.


Rough location of two(see two red dots on mountain behind plane):


Rough location of three(see red dot east of plane):


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when i fly over northern countries like sweden, iceland or norway, i always find these weird looking shaped textures. Is there a fix for that?

Yup noticing a lot around New Zealand

.I will post some screenshots with the ones I found.I am noticing some shorter ones. Although in my screenshot it may not be one but it doesn’t look normal.

same there: Bad performance (Low FPS) with World Update 3 and new London photogrammetry - possible memory leaks - #206 by Ju1ius2416

Found this flying around in the SW Chicago area, around Romeoville… at this point, I had just added FSDT’s O’Hare and DD’s Chicago Scenery

BTW, thanks for getting rid of most of the spikes in the update.

Do you have any add-ons in your Community folder? If yes, please remove and retest before posting.
Spikes appear without addons in community folder

Are you using Developer Mode or made changes in it?
Appear in non dev mode as well as in dev mode

Brief description of the issue:
Provide Screenshot(s)/video(s) of the issue encountered:
2 spike regions:

And near KLOT

Detail steps to reproduce the issue encountered:
Just get to these regions, coordinates on images

PC specs for those who want to assist (if not entered in your profile)
GTX 1060m 6Gb

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51°49’26.02N, 126°40’31.25W


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There are several terrain spikes in Patagonia in the reagion around the airport SCPY. This is also the region where the famous loading splash screen was taken (the one with the Cessna) and ironically this spectacular view is now also ruined through a massive terrain spike!!

The image with the camera setup dialog is the one showing the lake and mountain from the loading screen!

Follow the flight Plan provided and you will encounter the first spikes in the first quater of the flight plan (starting direction: south) in the mountains.
TerrainSpikes_LOADING_SCREEN_Patagonia_StartAirport_SCPY.pln (11.5 KB)

Ticket Created (but I bet this one will also be closed with “solved” soon :man_facepalming: ):

Request #99050 Terrain problem / Terrain spikes in Patagonia near SCPY

For reproduction you can find specs of my rig in the ticket.

I hope this tedious terrain problems get fixed once and for all!

The scenery in this area is really spectacular and beautiful, but unfortunatly ruined completly by the terrain spikes and other terrain glitches.

The spikes south and east of O03 still exist.

It seems to be worse the farther North or South you go… Northern Canada, Scotland, Norway etc… horrible… The reason I fly around is to enjoy the sense of realism which is completely and utterly destroyed by these spikes.

Hi there,

After updating today I took the Arrow for a short flight from La Palma to Reina Sofia. And look what I found:

None of that stuff was there when I flew there the last few times. I remember the spikes a few months ago of course. This is different though. Both the walls and spikes disappear as soon as you get to about 20 miles distance. But over the sea it’s still rather annoying.

Anyone experienced something similar?

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Can confirm for Scottland. Saw some today really close to Ballone Castle Airstrip. Spikes were growing when getting closer.

Can confirm for Patagonia bush trip. Flown yesterday, it’s a spike festival. Really immersion breaking, especially if flown in VR. It’s only four official bush trips, I would expect a more careful scenery check, at least in those routes that are “officially suggested”.

MODERATOR EDIT: This post was merged from another topic.

I am having issues where random spikes/shafts are coming off land, scenery, even my plane.

I have done a clean install and also a clean install of my drivers, but if anything this made it worse.

Dos anyone have any suggestions?

A very weird and unrealistic object that does not tally with what is on the maps or satellite photos of the area.

There is a massive rock pinnacle soaring into the sky at S5. 231364 E 142.357759 in Hela Province
in New Guinea. It is halfway between two jungle airstrips… AYTR & AYXS

Rock climbers and thrill seekers will flock to this malaria infested bit of a very inhospitable area to scale the peaks! The pinnacle is often covered in thunder clouds. An alien base perhaps?

Did you submit this to Zendesk? If so, what is your ticket #?

Submitted to Zendesk, but couldn’t get it to accept my submission.

If it won’t accept your ticket, it usually means you have omitted a required piece of information. I think it highlights the missing info with some red text.

Those errors pop up around the world, or rather they are discovered from time to time. Congratulations, you found another needle in the haystack. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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