Monday, November 07, 2005

Some of my favorite FS9.cfg tweaks

Mike Gilbert, one of the PM's on the ACES Flight Simulator team, has posted this article about some "undocumented" tweaks that have been placed at the FSinsider website. He adds the PAN_RATE tweak, one of my favorites. I currently use a PAN_RATE of 900.

For those who find text editing files such as the FS9.cfg file cumbersome, I highly recommend Ken Salter's FS9 Configurator (I use it).

Here is one other tweak that I find useful:

In the [DISPLAY] section, by adding these lines, you are able to control the size of runway lights(default values are 1.0, but I use .5 as shown below):

RUNWAY_LIGHTS_SURFACE_SCALAR=0.5 //scales edge, center,end,touchdown,runways

RUNWAY_LIGHTS_VASI_SCALAR=0.5 // scales VASI lights

RUNWAY_LIGHTS_APPROACH_SCALAR=0.5 // scales approach light bars

RUNWAY_LIGHTS_STROBE_SCALAR=0.5 //scales RAILs and ODALs

4 comments:

Rob said...

Thanks for the tip and the link to configurator Owen.

Owen Hewitt said...

Hi Robert, my pleasure!

Owen

Nate Rosenstrauch said...

Hey Owen, love the posts! Started my own blog too. Figure it's a great way to relieve stress along with sitting in front of GMAX and FSDS. Thanks

redherring said...

Hey Owen - nice tips, thanks! The pan rate set to 900 makes a big difference...400 (default) is way to slow. Thank goodness I can turn my head faster than that in a real aircraft ;-)