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VirtualAce
09-20-2006, 06:12 AM
http://www.fsinsider.com/articles/Global_Terrain_Technology.htm

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

psychopath
09-20-2006, 07:47 AM
I still say loading the terrain into VRAM would be faster than any algorithim, especially on modern cards with GDDR3 RAM.

Sentral
09-20-2006, 01:46 PM
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!

cboard_member
09-20-2006, 02:30 PM
I've always fancied playing one of their Flight Simulators but I ain't got a stick or the deskspace for one.

Sentral
09-20-2006, 03:26 PM
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!!!!!! :)

cboard_member
09-21-2006, 02:39 AM
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.

Sentral
09-21-2006, 05:19 AM
Buy a cheap desk from Walmart, you'll be fine then! :)