With the new update, Infinite Flight introduced new Graphic Settings. They have been massively simplified compared to the last version, which is not bad actually. It gives users a more simple way to adjust their Graphic settings to get the best experience possible.
The problem I see though is that even the highest settings don’t go far enough. We don’t have any possibilitiy to adjust the graphics the way we want. And that’s not something new. We had the same problem in the older versions. We had more settings back then however they didn’t go far enough as well.
At the moment we can choose between 3-4 graphic settings, from Low to Ludicrous. But as I said, even Ludicrous isn’t enough.
Here is where my proposal comes in:
I’d like to see a fifth setting category called „Custom“. When you activate this category some new Experimental Graphic settings show up in which you can change a lot more like:
|Aircraft Count||Change the number of aircrafts shown on live server. At the moment it’s fixed at around 12 planes I guess|
|Rendering Distance||Change the maximal rendering distance of the visible scenery|
|Shadow Quality||Change the quality of the shadow|
|Plane Quality||Change the quality of the airplane rendering|
|More Settings||More Settings|
They are called Experimental Settings because Infinite Flight has no responsibility when you use them. If your flight is laggy afterwards it’s because of how you chose the settings.
The reason why I think this is a good addition to the game is that especially newer high-end devices like the newer iPads are extremely capable. They should be more than able to handle a higher rendering distance or a higher plane count.
I’m currently using my iPad Pro 10.5 at the Ludicrous graphic settings and it runs as smoothly as ever. I want to be able to use my devices capabilities and see all the planes around me to get a more realistic IF experience and the possibility for some awesome screenshots! It would also allow low-end devices to even further reduce their graphic settings to get a smooth experience.
Thank you for your attention, have a good flight.