Microsoft's terrain technology

This is a discussion on Microsoft's terrain technology within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; http://www.fsinsider.com/articles/Gl...Technology.htm Interesting read and not too far off from what most of us here 'guessed' and/or have tried....

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    Microsoft's terrain technology

    http://www.fsinsider.com/articles/Gl...Technology.htm

    Interesting read and not too far off from what most of us here 'guessed' and/or have tried.

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    I still say loading the terrain into VRAM would be faster than any algorithim, especially on modern cards with GDDR3 RAM.
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    Sweet! I can't wait to get the new Flight Simulator. I have Century of Flight now, but it leaves me wanting more. That terrain looks pretty tight!

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    I've always fancied playing one of their Flight Simulators but I ain't got a stick or the deskspace for one.
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    Just buy a Sidewinder (?) from Logitech. How small is your deskspace? The stick rotates (that sounds odd) so you won't need to buy rudder pedals. It looks pretty nice, but I still have a very old Logitech Wingman Extreme!!!!!!

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    I've got a grand total of 5 inches to the left and right of my monitor and no space on the keyboard & mouse pull-out. I am so getting a bigger one for xmas. And a Sidewinder. And MS Flight Sim. Woot.
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    Buy a cheap desk from Walmart, you'll be fine then!

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