This “no mipmaps” installer is provided as a free option for owners of the A2A Bonanza. Mipmaps are optimised textures which contain progressively smaller copies of the original image to improve rendering speed and reduce visual artefacts such as ‘shimmering’.
By default, the A2A Bonanza uses mipmapped textures. However, it’s necessary to set up FSX correctly for these textures to display at high resolution and avoid blurriness.
We’ve provided this installer for customers who wish to use FSX with default settings. Although it’s possible for textures to be displayed at higher resolution using these non-mipmapped textures, we strongly recommend that supersampling antialiasing is used to prevent shimmering.