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Hi,I've seen on many screenshots that aircraft shadow is actually a "halfshadow" - you can see a runway under the shadow.On my system the shadows are totaly black and hide the runway completely.I have a Radeon 8500 Videocard and all settings in FS are "High"/"On".Any ideas?

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Sound like you are in 16bit color mode, increase your FS display setting to 32bit color and the shadows should become transparent.

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Hi there, Valkyrie.You seem as though you know alot about FS2002 displays. Perhaps you can help me out, too.I have Anti-alias level (max.) & set to full-screen mode (on Graphics card adaptor from Desktop Display menus), no anistropic filtering or anything like that. Also, I have Anti-alias enabled in FS2002, as well (with every detail option maxed out to the fullest @ 1024x768/32-bit (same as Desktop Display options).Anyway... whenever I switch from 2d to Virtual cockpit, etc., the anti-alias has no effect; I see the annoying "jaggies". However, if I click Alt+Tab, and switch to window mode then back to Full-screen mode, it refreshes the anti-alias, but I have to do it every time I switch screens (just to get rid of the "jaggies"). It's no big deal, but its a pain in the rear.I never had to do that when I first got FS2002, but I had changed video drivers & versions (8.1b) of DirectX. I am not certain if that is what was the cause of my problems. Funny thing is though, I had my hard drive re-formatted (or so they say they re-formatted it), and Windows98 2nd. Edition (same as before problems) re-installed.I am so freakin' paranoid to install CFS3 (got it for Christmas), since I have heard alot of horror stories about it; not just the update pathc issue, but that it requires DX 9 (as mentioned in an article I had read*.* http://microsoftgamesinsider.com/CFSInsider/default.htmAnyhow, I am afraid to installl anything (drivers, etc.) that messes with FS2002; it's is not worth it -- not to me, anyway. That's my "Pride & Joy" :)Sorry for the drawn-out comments, instead of a simple question... but you probably have a good understanding of my situation.Thanks in advance,Stanley

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