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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 12:42:15 AM

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A week ago I posted on a problem I'd experienced in FS9 under the heading
"strange scenery/mesh problems" which only elicited one response from Peter
(aka beech45whiskey) and reading it again I realise that I was not all that
clear on what is happening.

Let me start again. This only seems to occur when flying over South America
and I have only the default scenery and textures. What I'm trying to
establish is whether I have some corrupt scenery files. What happens is that
cliffs or vertical escarpments retreat before me! I can never reach them. I
get within 20 or so miles and they instantly retreat another 50 miles or so
and the terrain where they were goes flat. Textures are there and fill in
instantly it's the continually retreating terrain that is the problem. This
does not happen if I fly in the Canadian Rockies, the Balkans, the Alps,
south Australia - just South America. Does this happen to anyone else with
the default scenery? I have done all the mods to the terrain section of the
FS9.cfg file that I know of but it makes no difference.

So, to humour me can someone - anyone- please take off from, say Lima in
Peru and fly on a heading of 120 or 130 degrees and tell me if this happens
to you? It won't take you long and you'll stop me whining on!! Thanks! :0))

Iain

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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 12:42:16 AM

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"Iain Smith" <iainsmith.rugby@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> Let me start again. This only seems to occur when flying over South
> America and I have only the default scenery and textures. What I'm trying
> to establish is whether I have some corrupt scenery files. What happens is
> that cliffs or vertical escarpments retreat before me! I can never reach
> them.

I flew from Lima (Las Palmas was the only airport listed) and turned to
120-130° but saw no strangeness (other than a thin ring of clouds that
encircled my position in an odd manner).

I'm not sure what you see (maybe you can post a screenshot?), but here is a
group of photos from my test flight:

http://photobucket.com/albums/y18/Sawdust5/Flight%20Sim...
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 12:42:16 AM

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I had no problems.
Tom
"Iain Smith" <iainsmith.rugby@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:D fkuv7$g3t$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>A week ago I posted on a problem I'd experienced in FS9 under the heading
>"strange scenery/mesh problems" which only elicited one response from Peter
>(aka beech45whiskey) and reading it again I realise that I was not all that
>clear on what is happening.
>
> Let me start again. This only seems to occur when flying over South
> America and I have only the default scenery and textures. What I'm trying
> to establish is whether I have some corrupt scenery files. What happens is
> that cliffs or vertical escarpments retreat before me! I can never reach
> them. I get within 20 or so miles and they instantly retreat another 50
> miles or so and the terrain where they were goes flat. Textures are there
> and fill in instantly it's the continually retreating terrain that is the
> problem. This does not happen if I fly in the Canadian Rockies, the
> Balkans, the Alps, south Australia - just South America. Does this happen
> to anyone else with the default scenery? I have done all the mods to the
> terrain section of the FS9.cfg file that I know of but it makes no
> difference.
>
> So, to humour me can someone - anyone- please take off from, say Lima in
> Peru and fly on a heading of 120 or 130 degrees and tell me if this
> happens to you? It won't take you long and you'll stop me whining on!!
> Thanks! :0))
>
> Iain
>
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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 1:55:51 PM

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No need to apologise Peter I understand that you're busy. It's alright for
retired folks like me! :0))

Iain

"Beech45Whiskey" <pjricc@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> My apologies, Iain. I had every intention of attempting this flight over
> the last weekend but in the blink of an eye, it got away from me. Now I
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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 2:00:43 PM

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Thanks for that Matt - I can see that you didn't get the problem I'm
getting. I'll try re-instating the S. America scenery files from the CD.
Thanks again! :0))

Iain

"Matt B." <none@given> wrote in message
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> I flew from Lima (Las Palmas was the only airport listed) and turned to
> 120-130° but saw no strangeness (other than a thin ring of clouds that
> encircled my position in an odd manner).
>
> I'm not sure what you see (maybe you can post a screenshot?), but here is
> a group of photos from my test flight:
>
> http://photobucket.com/albums/y18/Sawdust5/Flight%20Sim...
>
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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 2:01:08 PM

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Thanks Tom. As I said to Matt I'll try re-instating the S. America scenery
files.

Iain

"Cat in the Hat" <garrett451@diespammerscox.net> wrote in message
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>I had no problems.
> Tom
>
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 2:32:35 PM

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Iain Smith wrote:
> Thanks Tom. As I said to Matt I'll try re-instating the S. America
> scenery files.
>
> Iain
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> "Cat in the Hat" <garrett451@diespammerscox.net> wrote in message
> news:2ypTe.11865$ct5.7103@fed1read04...
>> I had no problems.
>> Tom

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sincerely,
Quilljar

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 12:48:47 AM

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Very good Quilly! ;-)

Iain

"Quilljar" <wykehill-flightsim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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>I tried to do it but Lima kept retreating LOL !!
> sincerely,
> Quilljar
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> http://www.quilljar.btinternet.co.uk/edart.html
>
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