I constantly see post from simmers who rave about the night environment in X-Plane. I mostly agree with them as takeoff and landing in the cover of darkness is a true pleasure in the sim. I can't compare the experience to FSX or P3D because I don't remember doing much flying at night with them, I mostly avoided it. However, with XP I often will bid on flights that take me into the night. So, I guess that's a testament to the sims features.
But.... While takeoff and landing are great , cruise in darkness in X-Plane is kinda wacky! First, the issue with "moonshine" in beta is bothersome enough (I'm thinking they will fix that). The more irksome issue is the numerous airports in sight that shine bright regardless of distance, cloud cover and surrounding area. It's almost like the runway lights are the only lights you see for miles in every direction! I know some of us need that security if a nearby airport "just in case" but, this is and looks crazy! I'm surprised by this because the team at LR have done a fantastic job with the rest of the sim
My questions are; Is there a way to turn down distant runway lights in the settings? Or, is there a mod/plug-in that addresses the concern? Finally, I haven't seen other comments on this issue so, is it just me?