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Matterhorn

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Initial Release February 08, 2021
Last Updated February 13, 2021
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#Real-Life #Nature #Sightseeing #Photogrammetry Switzerland Exclusive Drag and Drop
This is the first scenery item I've ever created, so feedback is more than welcome.

I decided to remake the exceptionally popular "Matterhorn Mountain" by NikPrist due to the demand for an elevation-adjusted version.

Version 2.0:
  • Color-graded textures to remove blue hue from shadows.
  • Better terrain blending.

Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 2.0 February 13, 2021

    1. Color-graded textures to remove blue hue from shadows.
    2. Better terrain blending.

  • Launched February 08, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!


Pretty empty over here.

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40 Comments
  • plop04
    12 day(s) ago
    Great Work! Thanks
  • xexets
    16 day(s) ago
    Hello! I put the folder in my community folder but this does not show up in the world map. Any clue? Thanks!
  • Majick
    1 month(s) ago
    Looks great, thanks very much!

    We already have Gornergrat, but do you think it would be possible for you to do Kleine Matterhorn, Zermatt, and maybe the other stations on the Gornergratbahn?
  • BreakingWolf696
    2 month(s) ago
    Nice scenery, good job
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  • Hubi
    2 month(s) ago
    Thank you for this good job 😊
  • mrnachoman
    2 month(s) ago
    GREAT, THANKS!
  • shadowdrummer
    2 month(s) ago
    Hi, thanks for your efforts, you did a great job.

    Need to figure out if this works also with the world 3 update version of msfs 2020.

    Will try now.

    As for now I will give you 5 stars because of your continued efforts. Taking in account you're not selling this piece of art!

    Many thanks.
  • diditester
    2 month(s) ago
    Thanks for your work, a before-after photos as a little marketing hint
  • IronDad
    2 month(s) ago
    Thank you but I wish you did not reduce the quality so much as there is no performance hit up in the mountains.
  • mattius
    2 month(s) ago
    Top of the mountain is great . Close up a further down It gets like a mass of polygons covering quite a wide area. I'd email you a pic if I could!
    • zkhcohen
      2 month(s) ago
      You're probably referring to the area that used to be covered in shadows - unfortunately Google's photogrammetry was severely lacking in that area.

      I might integrate a higher-detail model for that portion of the mountain at the closest LOD level in the future.
    • mattius
      2 month(s) ago
      I'm not convinced! Any chance I could send you a pic?
    • Garic
      2 month(s) ago
      Why does it matter if you are convinced or not? It's not like you are a paying customer.
    • zkhcohen
      2 month(s) ago
      At the LOD level that was chosen for the original release (due to performance concerns) Google had dramatically lower resolution in the shadowed areas. What you're seeing is the product of the lighting system in MSFS illuminating the polygons in the areas that used to be shaded before I color-graded the textures: https://imgur.com/a/GYPOhD6

      If I have some free time I'll add in a higher resolution, but the size / performance hit grows at a surprising rate.

      Further pictures exhibiting the LOD Google provides (for reference, each file is ~160mb): https://imgur.com/a/n1tGRu8

      Edit: Keep in mind my other concern with adding higher-LOD is that if someone chooses to create other mods which affect the same region of the sim, it will further impact FPS. For reference, when I initially had it implemented, it cut my fps from 40-50 to ~10 at 4k ultra.
  • piRGoif
    2 month(s) ago
    Hello, I tried your scene but I have a floating Mattherhorn...
    I had previously the NikPrist package, I removed it and copied yours. Then fire MSFS => floating Matterhorn :/
    Exit, remove package, relaunch => default Matterhorn.
    Exit, copy package (I've checked multiple times it was yours and not the old one O😊 ) => floatting Matterhorn 😞

    I have the Italy DEM installed too, might be causing this ?
    • zkhcohen
      2 month(s) ago
      I would try with the Italy DEM removed just to see if it has any impact. You could also validate your game files and ensure that you're completely updated.

      I can't think of any other reason why your elevation data would be different.
    • Maxest
      2 month(s) ago
      If you have a Steam version DON'T EVER validate the game files! It will remove your entire game and you will have to reinstall it from scratch. I already learned it in a very sad way.
    • piRGoif
      2 month(s) ago
      Hello,
      Sorry it took me some time to test as MSFS decided to crash to desktop almost every time when starting from Chamois... It took me some time to figure it out !
      Without the Italy DEM, no prb !

      I didn't know about the "validate file" procedure, what is it ?
    • CH4Pz
      2 month(s) ago
      Dont validate on Steam, as mentioned it deletes all your packages and reinstalls the entire game from scratch (often not even solving the problem)
    • piRGoif
      2 month(s) ago
      Understood 😊 But I wanted to know "validating files" is about ? Is this a Steam procedure ? I brought my MSFS license from MS Store anyway, but I was asking out of curiosity 😊
    • twich80
      2 month(s) ago
      I'm sorry but I have the same problem ... if I insert chamois(from nik prist) when I pass nearby or start from there the game crashes!!how did you solve the problem??much appreciated your help....

      Thank you
    • piRGoif
      2 month(s) ago
      My solution was to fly from Sion and stay away from Chamois 😀
      Sorry I don't have anything better :/
  • paulhannover
    2 month(s) ago
    It fixes the elevation problem and it looks great! yet, it should be mentioned that it has less detail than nikprist's version (his version has a 10x bigger filesize though). On the other hand, zkhcohen's version runs smoothly on my older machine, while nikprists version was too much for my PC 😊 Thanks again, i am very happy.
    • zkhcohen
      2 month(s) ago
      This is correct.

      For context, I originally had a third LOD level with the same detail as NikPrist's, but determined that even on my high-end machine, the performance impact was too great to justify details that could only really be enjoyed at high resolutions.
    • paulhannover
      2 month(s) ago
      Good decision!


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