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Gentlemen,Those of you who bought Shade probably know how it works, at startup it inserts the modified sky textures in /textures folder while preserving the original ones by creating a temp directory in /textures. I found out that, probably my fault somehow not waiting for shade to cleanup on exit that I lost the original files. I did not like how Shade made the NGX cockpit look too dark so I decided not to use it. Not seing any improvement, I checked the timesamp on the files, all 140 sky*.bmp had an oct 2011 date and no backup to be found.. So i had to install fsx on a VM just to get the original textures back..The moral of the story, make sure you backup the files yourself..Stefan Ticusan

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I am thinking about buying this, but I keep hearing about the darkness issue. I for one think that the light it actually too much in the NGX default, but I would like to see what SHADE does via screenshots of the VC. If anyone has any before or after shots of the cockpit I would appreciate it....thanks.

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Stefan,From what I know shade does not modify your textures per se. When you start Shade_NL you must start FSX within 30 seconds or Shade will unload and there will not be any "coloring" to your textures.William,As far as I am concerned the NGX looks just fine in Shade, don't forget you can adjust panel lighting so there really isn't any issue IMO.

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I am not seeing this dark cockpit issue are you using enb series that will make it a lot darker, anyway shade is great.

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Thank you.What I am really after is just making the night darker, anything else would bbe a plus, but I just think FsX is too bright at night. Like when i taxi, I really dont even need my lights is seems, and I know that this is totally false and it is much much darker, even at brightly lit airports.

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I like it a lot; it does make the Vc a bit darker, but I switch on a light and tadaaa: problem solved!Shade comes in best in dusk/dawn in my opinion, just beautiful.

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After reading a few posts about this FSX - SHADE last week i went ahead and brought it. It's very good and certainly makes FSX look more atmospheric

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From memory, Shade has a button to backup the default FSX textures (as described in the installation instructions) before starting FSX with Shade. You can restore them from Shade as well.Shade does make the cockpit very slightly darker but I actually prefer it. On some other planes, I think the panel looks much better.I'm looking forward to a DX10 or 11 version of FS where the lighting will be more realistic. This early development vid of IL2: Cliffs of Dover demonstrates this nicely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=VMFFQGryWhk

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I doesn't change textures. It changes the TOD(Time of Day lighting)and "light colors" of the simulator. And yes, you can restore the default settings easily. Best Shade effect during dawn/dusk.

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I read elsewhere that there are limitations (?) of Shade with REX.Can someone please elaborate this issue? Is it OK to use Shade and REX together?Thanks

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I read elsewhere that there are limitations (?) of Shade with REX.Can someone please elaborate this issue? Is it OK to use Shade and REX together?Thanks
Yeah you can use it with REX

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Anyone else notcie that when using the Shade it enhanced the shadows on the rex clouds i thought to start off with it was me but no it certainly does as ive tested it with & without..

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The only issue I have with Shade so far is some VC lighting features are not operative during daytime - MCP and main panel. The panel backlighting and the flood works as it should. Not that I care much during my day flights but still...

Anyone else notcie that when using the Shade it enhanced the shadows on the rex clouds i thought to start off with it was me but no it certainly does as ive tested it with & without..
Yes it does. Really nice shadow effects.

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I read elsewhere that there are limitations (?) of Shade with REX.Can someone please elaborate this issue? Is it OK to use Shade and REX together?Thanks
Yes. I'm using Shade, REX and ENB. No issues on my system.

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Thank you.What I am really after is just making the night darker, anything else would bbe a plus, but I just think FsX is too bright at night. Like when i taxi, I really dont even need my lights is seems, and I know that this is totally false and it is much much darker, even at brightly lit airports.
Hi William, take a look at this vid I made with Shade+NGX (full screen and hd recommended)I'm really happy with Shade, I already posted two more vids in this forum.

I hope it helps.

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Holy crap. Well, think I will be looking into ORBX also. But yes, thank you very much. Just bought Shade and downloading now.

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Hi after buying this product last week I see so many people talking about Presets that I simply don't have on my Preset list and which look so good and the standard one's people tend to use, could you advice please how I can get more Presets like Mikes and a Greener...and others i'm not using REX or ENB

             Many Thanks

               Richard

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Hi after buying this product last week I see so many people talking about Presets that I simply don't have on my Preset list and which look so good and the standard one's people tend to use, could you advice please how I can get more Presets like Mikes and a Greener...and others i'm not using REX or ENB

             Many Thanks

               Richard

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Hi after buying this product last week I see so many people talking about Presets that I simply don't have on my Preset list and which look so good and the standard one's people tend to use, could you advice please how I can get more Presets like Mikes and a Greener...and others i'm not using REX or ENB

             Many Thanks

               Richard

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Shade is very, very usefull tool, but you can achieve same effects without it by editing sky texture files. It consumes a bit more time of corse. Let me explain something...<br />Open any sky texture file (take for exampel sky_noon_0.bmp in FXS/Texture) with any graphic editor. Zoom in and take a look at 1st horizontal line of pixels - 1st pixel from left defines shadows colour, 2nd light colour and the last pixel on the right - colour of the fog. You can replace that colours, save file and repeat this action for ALL SKY TEXTURES - of corse every time of day should have its own colours - sunset more orange, day more white etc. Make an experiment and set for all NOON textures very saturated colours: green for light and orange for shadows. Save files and take a flight at midday. Unforgettable impressions :D<br />This is what Shade does. It replaces that 3 pixels on each sky texture. So if you install new sky textures (REX, FEX, AS) you automatically install new set of shadows/light/fog colours.<br /><br />As for too dark virtual cockpit/too bright FSX night ground textures. It's a matter of compromise. Personally, I moved to DX10 mode last month so I had to give ENB up. I replaced it with SweetFX which is much more stabile (no CTD) and has no frame impact.<br />In SweetFX cfg I changed only value for BLOOM and HDR achiving quite dark night and fairly bright cockpit.<br />Additionally I installed my custom sky textures and set my own Shade preset. Finally, after 7 years of using FSX I've got the most realistic look!

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