Microsoft KB Archive/247637

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Article ID: 247637

Article Last Modified on 10/29/2003


  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q247637


When you fly in Flight Simulator 2000, textures in the distance may seem to shimmer or flicker.


This behavior can occur if either of the following conditions is true:

  • MIP Mapping is turned off in Flight Simulator 2000.
  • Your video adapter does not support MIP Mapping properly.


To resolve this issue, enable MIP Mapping in Flight Simulator 2000. To do this:

  1. Start a new flight in Flight Simulator 2000.
  2. On the Options menu, point to Settings, and then click Display.
  3. Under Advanced 3D harware options, click to select the MIP mapping check box, and then click the green CHECK MARK.

If the issue continues to occur, contact your hardware manufacturer to inquire about how to obtain and install the latest version of the video driver for your video adapter.

For information about how to contact your hardware manufacturer, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P

60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z


MIP Mapping is a 3D rendering method used in many games, including Flight Simulator 2000. When textured scenery in a game disappears into the distance, MIP-mapping mixes high-detail and low-detail versions of the same texture to make distant textures appear more natural.

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