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    A few comparison shots from my Tehachapi Pass project showing the difference a few tweaks can make (click image to enlarge)...

    Standard Terrain & Normal Fog Settings:

    Mojave Looking North:


    Mojave Looking South:


    Bakersfield Looking South:



    Standard Terrain & Extended Fog Settings:

    Mojave Looking North:


    Mojave Looking South:


    Bakersfield Looking South:



    Distant Terrain & Extended Fog Settings:

    Mojave Looking North:


    Mojave Looking South:


    Bakersfield Looking South:


    There are a few issues - the major one being flickering where the nearest mountains are at the edge of RW's max draw distance. Nevertheless, and although draw distance is limited by in-game code (20K?), adding distant terrain, coupled with extending the fog settings in the TimeOfDay files can make a huge improvement to routes, especially those located in or near mountainous areas.
    Cheers!
    Marc - 3DTrains - Home of the Feather River and Sherman Hill routes for MSTS

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    Nevertheless, and although draw distance is limited by in-game code (20K?)
    The peaks in my screenshots are 24kms way but i can see mountains up to 30kms or more.
    https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showth...y-Routes/page2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xardas View Post
    The peaks in my screenshots are 24kms way but i can see mountains up to 30kms or more.
    https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showth...y-Routes/page2
    Your screens look great! Any noticeable texture tearing at extreme distances?
    Cheers!
    Marc - 3DTrains - Home of the Feather River and Sherman Hill routes for MSTS

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    Marc's pictures of the Mojave route he is working on look a lot better than the TS-2014 distant scenery it shows with TSX-ON.

    Below are my distant views in Bill Putnam's BsB-Trona-Mojave route and views from the Swiss Bernina route in MSTS and ORTS.

    Was too much work for the Bernina team to create photo-realistic versions of Alpine scenery for all seasons, its lower slopes covered with dense forest and their higher peaks covered with snow all the year round, as are other high mountains in the US and elsewhere !

    ORTS are doing not too bad !












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    Ahhh... the beauty of Bakersfield.

    <<cough>>

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