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tml asked FlyingRaccoon answered

How useful are the options in model.cfg actually?

As far as I can see, all the bundled aircraft, and the marketplace add-on aircraft that I have (like the Aerosoft CRJ and the Ju-52), use

withInterior_showExterior=true

and

withExterior_showInterior=true

Is there any good reason to ever not use those settings then? What was the original thought, was it expected that especially complex aircraft set them to false (to save on geometry bandwidth)?

If you would use withInterior_showExterior=false , then you would still need to include those parts of the exterior that are visible from the cockpit windows in the interior model, right? Depending on the aircraft, that can be quite a large part of the exterior. Has anobody come across an add-on aircraft doing that?

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FlyingRaccoon answered

Hello.
Some products made by third parties are actually using it. For very heavy cockpit / external models, that can be useful to reduce workload.
Regards,
Sylvain

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tml answered tml edited

I asked the same question over in the official forum, and somewhat surprisingly already the second reply was actually informative: The withExterior_showInterior=false is mainly for aircraft used for AI traffic, you wouldn't want to bother showing the inside of the cockpit of such.

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