Seems like you edited only one parameter, for the "GLOBAL" region...
Which parameters is it to edit the draw distance? I see there is far_clip but after reducing the value, it doesn't work. Like there was nothing edited.
Do I need other parameters?
There are two "far_clip" parameters for each timecyc file: one for "GLOBAL" region, another for "URBAN" region (found on the bottom of the file). Edit them both with the same number for best effect.
I don't think it matters now. But yeah, likely he did that.