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This package is considered deprecated - the download will redirect to SAM GlobalTrees which is an updated version based on this package.
Once started as a simple performance tweaking script FlyAgi Tweak Utility has grown quickly and is now a very powerful tool to adjust and fix many aspects of the X-Plane simulation experience. The tweaking options cover performance and environment enhancements, aircraft tweaks and features, a simple sound engine bringing some new sounds into the simulator, an advanced controller configuration menu and fun features like bird strikes configuration.
All functionality the utility provides is configurable and it does not force the user to use any of the options one does not need or like. If there are other scripts out there doing a better job in some regards just use them in addition and enjoy the features you like or need - every feature is completely optional and can be switched off.
The utility automatically detects if third party weather programs (SkyMaxx Pro, xEnviro, UltraWeather XP) are installed and configures itself to be compatible with these programs without interfering in any way. Furthermore the utility is compatible with many other lua scripts and if you find incompatible ones I will fix incompatibilty as soon as possible to make sure it can be used the way you need it.
As the tweak utility is a lua script you need FlyWithLua to make use of it:
FlyWithLua Next Generation
Graphical user interface
The tweak utility provides some simple but very powerful performance tweaks. These tweaks have a high impact on FPS performance and all of them can be adjusted on the fly - no placebos, no scenery reloads.
Fast Clouds for dramatically reduced GPU load and better overall FPS performance Switch off the X-Plane water effects for a huge gain in FPS Switch off the road traffic which can also be an FPS killer depending on settings and location Adjust level of detail (LOD) manually or use the autmatic LOD control feature for smoothing out performance changes
There are many options available to tweak the environment visuals to your likings - you can optimize them for even better performance or enhance your visual apperance.
Advanced clound manipulation for optimizing the looks of clouds, very useful for optimizing the appearance of additional cloud texture sets Manual fog and haze control or automatically changing haze based on weather situation with the additional and fully controllable X-Visibility plugin Disable the white or grey out effect when flying through clouds Many shadow options for optimizing shadows for better performance or visuals
Aircraft tweaks and features
The utility adds some features to all aircraft enhancing your experience with older ones or those lacking in some aspects.
Aircraft persistance - return to your plane and find it as you left it before Automatic fuel tank selector changing fuel tanks based on imbalance so you are always on the fuller tank Automatically set barometric pressure if needed Automatically adjust the gyro compass if needed or use this feature to fix aircraft withou manipulation knobs equipped Add crew oxygen supply to any aircraft
The integrated sound engine privides additional dynamically controlled sounds - all sounds are highly configurable.
Wind sounds Rain sounds with additional heavy rain effect Rattle sounds for ground, turbulence or both Save X-Plane sound volume independently through the utility - this allows for setting up different volume configurations for any aircraft
The utility adds some useful options for simple and effective calibration corrections, nullzone adjustments and some tweaks.
Add nullzones to your controls without the need of complex response curve adjustment Manually correct the controller's center or neutral position if needed Adjust trim sensitivity Correct weird or just unwanted roll/bank behaviour
Bird strikes can be handled by the utility with many parameters to set them up the way you like.
Enable bird strikes Set conditions for bird strikes to occur Use damage controls to define conditions for recieving damage from bird strikes
View options and aircraft dependent field of view
Modify the default view of any aircraft without touching the acf file. This also allows to have different field of view settings for different aircraft.
Modify position and view angle for the default view Set aircraft dependent fields of view
For demonstrating the performance gain I made a video flying around over New York City.
This package is considered deprecated - you can still download and use it but for developers I strongly recommend to use SAM Seasons SDK instead as this is where my vegetation works will continue in the future. Further, all my vegetation is included in OpenSceneryX so there is no real need to use this library in the future. OpenSceneryX also comes with a fallback so it can be used tp replace the dedicated FlyAgi Vegetation library.
Scenery designers, please use either SAM Seasons SDK or OpenSceneryX in the future.
FlyAgi Vegetation is a scenery library which contains volumetric grass, flowers, HD trees, some shrubs and fruits. There are many grass colors in four different sizes available for achiving good results on orthophotos as well as on landclass based terrain. The flowers are available in four different sizes as well to match your arrangement's grass sizes.
Update: I added a seasonal package for TerraMaxx support and an additional JSGME ready winter version for the classic winter textures mod to the download page.
The Screenshots above are taken from the following sceneries using the vegetation library. If there are any questions or you need examples just download them for free and look into the included WED files for the corresponding vegetation and forest layers.
EDXE Rheine-Eschendorf EDPW Thalmässing-Waizenhofen EDDK Köln Bonn
For best visual results the grass colors chosen should match the ground colors. If this is done right the grass will almost seamlessly fade out into the terrain in the distance and from higher view angles when taking off or landing on your airfield When using orthophotos use decals as well for a more natural grass effects When using grass on larger scale airports make sure you're using WED and it's density options for the grass files. The grass can have an impact on GPU performance and on larger airports this impact can be massive if you place the grass with maximum density
Unpack zip file Copy folder 'FlyAgi_Vegetation' into your Custom Scenery folder Start X-Plane
This is an upgrade for the default LOWI Demo Area containing the following features
30 cm/pixel orthophoto covering the LOWI Airport and ist close surroundings (data source: Land Tirol - data.tirol.gv.at, license: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Österreich, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/at/legalcode) Custom groundpolys including bump and specular effects Volumetric Vegetation and HD trees TerraMaxx seasons Winter textures for JSGME based winter mods