Those lines seem related to the airport's sceneries polygons (own BGLs files). If you let us know exactly what that scenery is, we can download it and try to replicate the scenery problem. In the mean time, if the scenery has a dedicated support forum, or the designer is reachable by email you can also try those two options to find out what's happening with that particular scenery.
Last edited by pivek; 05-24-2012 at 08:26 AM.
Thanks for the response. This is Shez's KTOL. I also see this with some of my FSDT sceneries. These lines have not always been there so I know there is a corruption somewhere or maybe a setting off or maybe something throwing off the graphics card?
If the sceneries lines problem replicates in different sceneries, chances are the graphics card is the culpit. My best advise is that you reinstall the "ORIGINAL" card's drivers. It's been known, since time inmemorial, the best driver for a graphics card still remains the original one. If you choose to update your graphics card drivers, be careful and always be prepared to go back to its original drivers and settings.
How true, Pivek. Many vid cards today are being used in XP, Vista, and W7; sometimes drivers are specified for one OS, sometimes they're listed for all. But often the "latest, greatest" drivers are optimized for DX11 (W7), by definition then they are not optimized for DX10 (Vista), much less DX9 (XP). They may work in either OS, but our software will always find that one nitpicky line of code which isn't fully compatible, especially when running older software (and FS9 is ancient by computer standards). Long ago I gave up the incessant stream of new drivers, finally heeding the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
I've always been in the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" camp myself but I gotta tell ya the latest 301.42 WHQL driver from Nvidia gave me an extra 3-4 fps, dropped my GPU temps by almost 5° C, and made everything look a bit better. Definitely a keeper in my opinion.
sonebone, have you changed your "mip mapping quality" recently (Settings > Display > Hardware)? Not sure it'll make any difference but I think what you're seeing is mip related (do the lines go away when you get closer to them?).
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