The issue that rose from expanding the slider to 400 is that streamed textures now don’t show the highest quality anymore at 200.
Previously 200 LOD showed sattelite textures (not draw distance) at it’s highest quality ZL18-19
Now we have to use LOD 400 to get the same results.
This results in poor visuals, and frankly there isn’t any CPU that runs LOD400 remotely smooth with current gen, not even the 5800X3D
A picture showcasing the current issue:
A few solutions to consider:
Fix the LOD values of the sim so that the max streamed texture quality is at 200.
Revert LOD 400 back to 200
Or seperate this into 2 settings, so that we have draw distance / bing streamed textures quality.
Feel free to post your findings and post your comparison screenshots here guys.
Remember this IS NOT about buildings, scenery objects etc, just purely bing streamed textures data.
Honestly I can’t say I am able to see the same issue with my setup. Only an evident degradation of PG elements at LOD 100. Whereas in your picture I can notice more jagged roads at LOD 200.
If you provide the coordinates of your screenshot I can try to reproduce exactly the same situation.
I have made the test over LIRU.
TLOD 400, scenery textures look high quality.
roads textures look like actual roads.
Asobo please for gods sake EXCLUDE bing textures from your horrible LOD method and seperate it from terrain lod slider.
i checked it with LOD 100 from the ground up droning upwards.
The textures quality literally changed 5 times till it became a pixelated mess.
EDIT: i’ll drone up till a change occurs and screenshot it and post it here. (this is with TLOD100)
I have an even better idea:
Please give us the possibility to download the quality terrain and the Bing textures for a specific state I always fly (which is mostly Montana Idaho and Washington). I have build a computer with 24,5 Terabyte harddrive capacity for a reason
And yes it was mainly for the flight sim, the excitement and anticipation was so overwhelming when after all these years finally a new Flight Simulator was announced.