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Well, night, but ONLY if the panel night lighting (flood & gauge lighting etc....) is REALLY damn good. :DEtienne :-wave

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I prefer day. Looking around outside the VC is one of my favorite things, and it's just not as full to me when you can't see much outside. I do like flying dawn/dusk time though.

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Night time, I love watching the lighting. The airport lit up, cities lit up. Wow, its beautiful.

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What night lighting do you use sidewinder? In fs2002 at night, all I get is a smudged yellow texture, which I think represents the lighting of a city! Nothing compared to what I experience in real life...loads of little bright yellow lights, highligiting the streets, so detailed...FS2002 spoils the realism I think!I have tried the FSW textures, a bit better, but street lights look more like tennis courts from the air!

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Four night light shot's from my archives. FSW night light textures.L.Adamson

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both, just depends on where and what I'm doing, usually prefer real time.

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I prefer flying in daylight, since the landing lights don't allow me to see the taxiways from cockpit view. I also like dawn and dusk. Maybe in FS2004.

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Well, I prefer to fly during the day because you can see a lot more (FS2k2's night lighting is kind of dark.) Though, I like to fly at night because my FPS are quite a bit better and night flying is always a completely different experience than flying during the day. So I'd have to see I do both about 50-50. :-)Ryan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Controller 1 (C-1)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com]Taxiwaysigns.com Scenery Designerhttp://members.cox.net/santracon/images/san_logo.jpg-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 30.30 Drivers)512MB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition SP1*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*3dMark2001SE Score: 11298

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I love night flying, but frames drop at night...so I stick to day flights.Regards,Bill

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LAdamson, those shots are amazing! I've never seen night lighting so good. Which pack are you using? What's your specs? and how do you get the night lights so detailed?!

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I already have the yellow pack, and have tried the white one, but there still not as bright as in them screenshots!

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I like DAY VFR flying, but NIGHT IFR.The best would be leaving an airport during the day, turn through dusk to night, and shooting an approach with night lights. There's just something about not seeing the ground as you grow undeniably closer to it in a fast moving multi-ton (simulated) aircraft - it's a little rush. Not to mention the twinkle of other aircraft in the area. FSW Night Lights w/ White Cities (AMAZING! GET THEM NOW!) FSW Gold Runway Lights (Quite realistic looking, imho) Real Stars freeware (More stars! I can make out constellations [sic])Real Moon freeware (No more beach ball moon)(unsure of the actual names of the last two)

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I posted those shot's because of your "yellow smudge" post, and I was thinking------- "that's not what I see!".In fact, the second pic with the Archer is a saved flight up around Anchorage, Alaska. It blow's me away how good it looks, everytime I run the flight!Athlon1900XPGeforce3Ti500512DDRram22"monitor 1600*1200*32FSW night textures

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Yeah, those shots show it all. Great. Have 'em also. That's what nite flyin' is about. :D

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My computer is not quite up to those standards! I guess its the mighty fine resolution you run the game at too which counts!

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I usually fly in real time. However, if I am in the mood to check out the scenery then I will set the time to late afternoon. I really like the way everything looks during the sunset.Rob

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I got so caught up in learning how all the ILS systems works that I forgot to take time out and enjoy the sim.I made my first night time landing in a B757...it was a thing of beauty. I dimmed the lights in the room....loaded the sim with the FSW night lights (the orange city lights) and just flew....I got so caught up with watching the city lights go by that I didn't even realize that almost two hours had elapsed. I didn't even have to speed up the sim this time. I just watched the night lights and the stars shimmer and twinkle. It was great.:)

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I don't mind flying in both day and night, although I prefer flying during the day. Like someone else has said, I like to look around and see the scenery textures. Granted it's "generic" in FS2002, but I like it.

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