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Trees Draw Distance Fix

UPDATE: World Update 4 (version 1.15.7.0) has changed the trees draw distance to the way it was with the Trees Draw Distance Fix after Sim Update 3. Therefore, the Fix on this page is useless for now, so its download link has been disabled and it can be removed from the Community folder. According to Sebastian Wloch from Asobo Studio on the latest Developer Q&A Live, there will be an option to even further out the trees draw distance (beyond the ULTRA setting) in the upcoming Sim Updates. Still, be sure to give your vote for the draw distance slider, which has now, thank you, ended up on the top wishes list as a status of “Started”.

When the new Microsoft Flight Simulator was released, many of us remember it had a much greater trees draw distance. After the first patches, the community around MSFS noticed a clear decrease in trees draw distance. There has been a lot of discussion about this issue on the official MSFS Forums. Microsoft neither Asobo Studio, has admitted any autogen trees draw distance change until during discussion on Developer Q&A Live 7.

In the graphics settings, both options TERRAIN LEVEL OF DETAIL and TREES will affect the trees draw distance. Although TLOD value 200 will draw the trees furthest, it’s recommended to use not more than 125 to avoid stutters on most of the systems. According to Sebastian Wloch from Asobo Studio on the latest Developer Q&A Live, there will be an option to even further out the trees draw distance (beyond the ULTRA setting) in the upcoming Sim Updates, so we just have to wait for it.

This fix increases all the trees and vegetation draw distance up to 5 nautical miles, with a bit shorter, more realistic trees height. With the Terrain Level of Detail value set to 200 and the Trees to ULTRA, the trees draw distance goes up to 5 nautical miles. Uninstall any other tree fix or tree mod before install. Install is easy, just unzip into your Community folder. If there are any issues, just delete its folder to revert back to the default draw distance.

  • Trees Draw Distance Fix v3.1
Trees Draw Distance Fix in use before Sim Update 3
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