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Adaptive lighting effect for FSX

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I like this tool, wonderful find!! I agree though it is just a bit too much at the default settings, but overall I love it. Perhaps it is time to start exchange ini files. It appears that we are now one step closer to the magic screenie. :(8800GTS here no problems at all. Latest drivers.

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Hmmm maybe the white screen happens with certain vid cards. I'm running a 9800GTX and I get the white screen. Maybe I should pick up a GTX 280 since they are cheap. Can other people chime in on what vid cards they are using? Perhaps we can get to the bottom of this.
EVGA 8800 GTX, I7 920. Haven't played with it enough to know whether I like it but application runs fine (180.48 on XP64 bit) - FSX with AccPac.Brent

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Don't get me wrong, this application extension mod is great, and is so simple, but adds a lot to FSX using HDR and SSAO (Looks good in Crysis!), but.... the add-on seems like it was tailored for a different game, being to bright at times, and way too dark at other times, IDK why, maybe because I just came from a basketball game and a soccer game :(, but I am too lazy to tweak things around and experiment, and I do not know if value modified will show up in real time. It would be great to see some people with custom .ini files and a screenshot to show how bright/dark it is :). The settings in Marniftarr video look very nice and done to perfection, so if he shares his, if it is modified, we will have an uber Flight Simulation game!

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I am running with a 9800 gtx and it works just fine.
D'OH! So much for the white screen problem being limited to certain vid cards lol.

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The settings in Marniftarr video look very nice and done to perfection, so if he shares his, if it is modified, we will have an uber Flight Simulation game!
I think the rar file he provided contains his settings... On the ENB-site there is no FSX-specific file, so I think Marniftarr edited this one himself...?Anyway, after reading the replies it seems everyone is getting a more or less different result with it: some think the default settings are way over the top, others think it's too subtle and some people get white screens, meaning (probably) bloom is WAAAAAAY to high. So it seems there are no real universal settings or that there won't be an ini that works for everyone...The only things I've changed so far are:BloomPowerDay=0 > BloomPowerDay=5DarkeningAmountDay=40 > DarkeningAmountDay=30DarkeningAmountNight=-30 > DarkeningAmountNight=0I wonder if the people with white screens tried some different settings for:BloomScreenLevelDay=95BloomAdaptationScreenLevel=24BloomAdaptationMultiplier=100BloomAllowOversaturation=1BloomMaxLimit=100I do think they get a white screen because they have too much bloom: maybe turning these settings down will help?

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Excellent enhancement for FS :( No impact on my frames with the default ini settings.@Jeroen and KTH090, thanks for the tweaks!

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I think the rar file he provided contains his settings... On the ENB-site there is no FSX-specific file, so I think Marniftarr edited this one himself...?Anyway, after reading the replies it seems everyone is getting a more or less different result with it: some think the default settings are way over the top, others think it's too subtle and some people get white screens, meaning (probably) bloom is WAAAAAAY to high. So it seems there are no real universal settings or that there won't be an ini that works for everyone...BloomAllowOversaturation=1BloomMaxLimit=100
Jeroen the bloom can cause over saturation thats why some end up with to much white.I'm more the man of subtitle realistic changes and details ;-)That's the beauty you can configure the effect via the ini file based on your own hardware and display settings...BloomAllowOversaturation set to 0 instead of 1 will at least not give the white color wash out effect and you can go from there..Still not satisfied with the night levels far to bright skies lolRemeber also that with the supplied ini file most of the features are disable 0 instead of 1 so only bloom if activated more feature it will cost FPS :(

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What a great enhancement! Running an 8800 GT here with no white screen. The default settings are a little too strong but with a bit of tweaking I'm sure we'll have a great looking FSX. Has anyone tried all tweaks listed in this thread and is it possible to pick out the best one? I can't use FSX as of this moment.Great add-on!

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Jeroen the bloom can cause over saturation thats why some end up with to much white.I'm more the man of subtitle realistic changes and details ;-)That's the beauty you can configure the effect via the ini file based on your own hardware and display settings...BloomAllowOversaturation set to 0 instead of 1 will at least not give the white color wash out effect and you can go from there..Still not satisfied with the night levels far to bright skies lolRemeber also that with the supplied ini file most of the features are disable 0 instead of 1 so only bloom if activated more feature it will cost FPS :(
Yes, that's what I was thinking too but I couldn't check it because I don't have a white screen.Night are indeed bad by default. I have changed DarkeningAmountNight from -30 to 0 but I might even try a positive number because it still is a bit too light at night. I hardly fly at night though...About the other features (which are turned off by default): I wonder if they will have any effect at all in FSX...?BTW I wouldn never set BloomAllowOversaturation to zero because BloomAllowOversaturation is exactly the effect that gives LIGHT in FSX!!! It's one of the main benefits from this addon imho! So I will most defenitely leave that at 1! There is no 'going from there' because setting this to zero eliminates the effect completely (I am talking about the light in the sky here). But you can turn down the effect with BloomMaxLimit, which is at 100 by default. If you think the sky or white clouds are burning your monitor too much, try a setting of 75. Or lower. Or whatever. That will still turn on the light but a bit more tempered. :( (I'm no expert here but I just write down what I see when I fiddle around with the ini).Of course everyone likes something else... That's why it's nice you can edit the ini!Maybe the guys and gals with white screen should checlk what happens if they set OR BloomAllowOversaturation to zero OR BloomMaxLimit to something lower (I'd try the latter first).

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I think I know my way around a config file and hardware.. There is one note in the config instructions related to color washed screens and the use of the AA flag in the addon.. that has no effect when changed as the documentation describesMost likely its tied to the driver in use and possibly a combination of chipset/card/driver at the same time however right now I do not have time to play with it nor do I intend to change a video driver that runs FSX perfectly in order to try and use this with -one- system. Although I do like what it does in many places even trimming it and working with the values still leaves spots where the visual effect is not so appealing. To me if something like this does not create a truly uniform result I tend to not use it. Not to say its a bad addon.. on the contrary, it is a nice litte tool to play with as many different effects can be produced and generated

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BTW I wouldn never set BloomAllowOversaturation to zero because BloomAllowOversaturation is exactly the effect that gives LIGHT in FSX!!! It's one of the main benefits from this addon imho! So I will most defenitely leave that at 1!
I agree. BloomAllowOversaturation is exellent. But sometimes like rainy or dusk time, it gives unrealistic feeling to me. Sky looks too bright. So I turned off that effect, and raised bloom levels instead. Anyway, now I have turned on BloomAllowOversaturation again!Nevertheless some negative side, I couldn't give up the bright and fantastic light of BloomAllowOversaturation. Finally, I settled down with these config(little edit of the config posted here);BloomPowerDay=0BloomConstantDay=4BloomAllowOversaturation=1Thanks!

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I've completed more testing with the ini file. It seems for me that occlusions and or shadows gives the white screen. If I disable occlusions and shadows, then I get no white screen. I verified this by initiating the certain effect of shadows or occlusions with the respective hot keys F10 and F8. However, I get no affect at all when in full screen mode now! I know whether or not the effect has been activated because I can press F12 to activate everything and then then F8 or F10 for a guaranteed white screen. But still I can't get the effect at all in full screen. I thought it might have been something to do with nhancer so I tried changing around a bunch of settings one by one and it made no difference. The documentation on the website about anti aliasing didn't help either. Must be the drivers. What drivers are you guys using? I'm on 181.77. I might have to switch back to the XG drivers I was using before.

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Another white screen for me too :( Running latest drivers

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This is a great freeware program for FSX! I have 2 8800GTX video cards and the enhancement works great. I didn't touch my FSX or display driver configurations. I think the best thing about this program is the fact you can activate/deactivate the program with shift/F12. The only problem I found (and it really isn't a problem) was the fact I had to activate the program again everytime I changed views. Thanks to the individuals who did the modifications to this dll!Best regards,Jim

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BloomMaxLimit, which is at 100 by default. If you think the sky or white clouds are burning your monitor too much, try a setting of 75. Or lower. Or whatever. That will still turn on the light but a bit more tempered. :( (I'm no expert here but I just write down what I see when I fiddle around with the ini).Of course everyone likes something else... That's why it's nice you can edit the ini!Maybe the guys and gals with white screen should checlk what happens if they set OR BloomAllowOversaturation to zero OR BloomMaxLimit to something lower (I'd try the latter first).
Now there other settings to lot related when your render in 3ds max for example but still it givesalso grain over layer and effect on colors lot to play with here :-)Night values indeed positive will have a darkening effect en negative values give a more bright effect.Shadow features and depth of field is great to but have a huge FPS penalty as expected lolAs for over saturation at zero you will still have the bloom effect but far less ;-)Lot to play with though to have the settings I'm satisfied with but time :(

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Ok now I need to ask those of you with no white screen problem, are you guys running motherboards that have nvidia chipsets?

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Ok now I need to ask those of you with no white screen problem, are you guys running motherboards that have nvidia chipsets?
Nope running intel chipset P45 + 8800GT here :-)

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I'm running out of ideas. I got rid of the white screen but now the effect doesn't work at all. I hit shift F12 and nothing at all changes. Everything is fine in window mode. It's just full screen mode does not want to work with this tweak. What resolution are you guys running? I'm at 1920x1200

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It's working with my 8800GT and 185.20 beta driver. Framerates are solid, but antialiasing is degraded. (I'm using NickN's suggested settings with Nhancer.) Turning bloom off with shift-F12 didn't put AA back, but reloading FSX sansd3d9.dll did.

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Ok now I need to ask those of you with no white screen problem, are you guys running motherboards that have nvidia chipsets?
No, X58 (see my sig). nVIDIA 182.06 drivers.

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Well then I might have to go back to 182.06. The only reason I wanted to try the 181.77 was because they were specifically listed under Windows 7 drivers on nvidia's site. I don't notice anymore graphic anomalies with DX10 though with these drivers.

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I found some other binaries(.dll) of ENB's also works with fsx, those are for Oblivion, HalfLife2 and Burnout Paradise. Testing with ini file for fsx(original post's one) they give almost same effect, but I feel little differences also.I think it is worth a try to challengers!

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