I’ve also noticed that the options under graphics in settings are different depending on whether you access settings while flying or from the home screen.
In flight I can only change rendering quality between: Fast, Good, Best and Ludicrous (plus “limit frame rate”). Under Fast and Good, the quality is far below anything I’ve ever seen in IF (and I used to fly with quality and resolution both on low). However, best and ludicrous are way higher than necessary for long flights.
Side note: night rendering has always been way better on low quality (more even lighting rather than just reflection lines). Under the new system the best night rendering happens under “fast” which is the lowest setting. However the resolution is outrageously low so it isn’t feasible. I enjoy flying at night so I’m not sure what to do.
Back on track: If I go to the settings->graphics from the home page another option appears: texture quality with low, medium and high. Honestly I can’t see much of a difference switching between these. It’s harder to tell though because you have to end the flight to switch this from the home screen.
—> is the difference between the in-flight and home screen graphic options intentional?
I really appreciate the update (especially the new Cathay 77W!) but these graphics settings are killing me. I firmly agree with OP that going back to the old setup would be a significant improvement.