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FS2004 Lens Flare Mod Now Available!

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Hello,I just wanted to inform everyone that I've released my lens flare mod for FS2004. It replaces the hexagon lens flare (which I thought looked phony) with a new circular flare. It's available at my website (Tim's FS Studio), the URL is below.

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Isnt' lens flare caused by light reflecting off of the multiple coatings of a camera lens? I thought that hexagon was a reflection of the stopped-down iris of the lens which is why you seldom see a round one. Just an observation.

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Hi Bill,Yes, you are correct that some are actually non-circular. However on many pictures I've seen, they are round or square. I've seen nothing quite as large and pronounced as the MS hexagon flare in a real photo and if it does happen, it's in a relatively small number of pictures. I think the circular flare better represents what most lens flares look like.[table][tr][td]http://timbo87.home.comcast.net/sig/vulc.jpg[/td][/tr][tr][td]

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I've yet to see a circular (or square) lens flare. Until the lens makers come up with an iris that has an infinite number of segments then it will always be a polygon. In all my years of using cameras (compacts and SLRs, film and digital) I have never seen a circular lens flare.THe only time's that I have seen circular lens flares are in video games.

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Tim, thanks a lot for this mod. I was looking for one and came across this post. Are you planning on making any more different types of flares?Thanks,

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Personally I dislike the lens flare found in a video game, I think that it looks silly. I disabled the FS9 lens flare. With that said, this mod looks much better than the default one. Whether you can actually get perfect circles with a lens flare is really a minor point at best since this mod adds a nice touch to the sim for those that like a little flare.Tim13

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Hello Timbo,I also prefer this lens flare to the default one that comes with the game... errr, Simulator. Thanks man. :)Sincerely,Jim Richards

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