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I am running FSX with REX OD and I have lines (a defined color gradient) in my sky textures, especially the night sky. The color is in 32 bit in the settings. I have a 27 rose black samsung monitor, nvidia gtx 570, and a i72600k at 4.7. Not really sure what could be causing this but it sure does destroy the realism. Thanks =)

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I wouldn't worry about that... you're overspeeding the airframe and that could end in disaster!!! :P

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You probably have a 16bit resolution set in FSX (ending in x16, e.g. 1920x1080x16) set it to the 32bit one.

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I think that it's an FSX limitation that occurs only when there are different colours in the sky.

 

On the other hand, why are you in the air at an altitude that looks like 30,000 ft or more with the chocks, parking brake set, landing gear down and overspeeding? :P

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Yeah we have some serious issues with airmanship to address first, before we even think about that sky...

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Well i just used to map to bring it up to altitude quickly to show a screen shot. The color is set to 32 bit. I was not sure if this is normal for FSX or not. I guess i will have to live with it.

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I have the same bloody thing with AOC monitor....very annoying.

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I have the Samsung 24",Try going to Image,and set sharpness to 100% in your monitor settings.

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I get some color banding as well from time to time , usually in the sunset or sunrise hours. Aside from making sure that your running 32bit and not 16bit, I dont think there is anything else that can be done. Although I have read that using calibration software to calibrate your monitor can make it less noticable, especially the gamma settings being adjusted. I've never taken the step to really properly calibrate and just do it by eyeing it, but it could be an alternative to look into. Also, I have found that using ENB during those hours and lessen the banding effect as well by adjusting the brightness and contrast.

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If you have a Samsung monitor, be sure to shut off the "Magic Color" setting.

 

Randall

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If you have a Samsung monitor, be sure to shut off the "Magic Color" setting.

 

Randall

 

Yeah I tried it with magic color on and off, didnt seem to effect the sky.

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I did a quick test yesterday, trying the night flight, and I wasn't able to see such effects, I looked at my monitor in the dark room from different angles.

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I see the vertical lines toward the black segment

 

It's your monitor then, nothing is wrong with anything at the software level. The only "fix" for this is a new monitor and one that doesn't use a TN panel.

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Does this occur at desktop level or only in game?

Do you have V-SYNC enabled/disabled?

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Might want to get a monitor calibration program and see if that could help.

Randall

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I have this issue aswell. Started to happen after buying a new monitor ... I agree with those who say it is a monitor issue NOT software!

 

Cheers from Panama!

 

PANDA

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I have this issue aswell. Started to happen after buying a new monitor ... I agree with those who say it is a monitor issue NOT software!

 

Cheers from Panama!

 

PANDA

 

 

 

It could be a monitor setting depending on your settings and calibration, however I dont think that is the cause of the lines in the screen shot.

 

Here's why. I fired up FSX and once in a flight I turned my monitor setting to gray scale to make it essentially black and white, then pressed the "V" key to capture a screen shot. I then exited FSX and checked the screen shot and it was in regular color not reflecting what was actually seen on the screen.

 

So, in essence, if taking screen shots doesn't actually reflect what is seen on the screen but what is actually being produced by the video card, then adjusting the monitor will only mask the color banding but a screen shot would still render the banding since that it what is actually being produced by the GPU and software.

 

I think the only way to actually fine tune out the color banding in the sky would be to actually tune the colors/settings in the GPU control panel, otherwise just doing in on the monitor would still represent the same banding in a screen shot since that is what the GPU is actually rendering.

 

Although if you use an external program to tune the screen colors like the nVidia control panel or even ENB, it will tell the GPU what to render since having ENB enabled shows up in screen shots.

 

Through the years I have noticed a bit of banding myself even though I have set everything to 32bit, but have been able to reduce the banding effect by experimenting with different day/sunset sky sets that seems to blend better during the transitions in lightness, as well as using different ENB settings that can mask it as well.

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