A long-delayed followup to this good post. Have now flown with the "4L0M" higher-resolution clouds loaded up - and I've had good results with the "ver. 2.0" pack that is included. The ver. 1.0 pack that gives 2048 x 2048 pixel clouds, gives an fps hit of about 10 or so on my rig. The ver. 2.0 pack that upgrades all clouds to 1024 x 1024 pixels (in stock install, there is a mix of 512 and 1024 sized clouds) - works just fine and I noticed no fps drop - so I will be flying with that pack regularly. Also works great in WOTR too, with no fps drop there either - but make sure to rename the main folder/directory if installing the patch via JSGME in WOTR.
EDIT: For those running the excellent Gecko patch for water texture quality, as per the relevant posts under the mods threads (the Xjouve ones regarding terrains) - I'm getting good results, with no fps drop, with the 2MB-sized textures (stock water texture is half a MB - but included in the pack are 1MB, 2MB, and 4MB sizes).
Happy flying, Von S
Last edited by VonS; 05/23/2006:59 PM. Reason: Added info.