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Or any other high altitude aircraft has nothing to do with the aircraft themselves, but for me is the terrible flicker I get where clouds meet mountains. I'm on my way right now from PAJN to PANC, and looking down from Fl380 the whole landscape below is just a big flicker fest, again where the clouds meet the mountain bases. I have both Opus and Active Sky 2012. Does anyone have any solutions I might try? I always end up just shelving these great jets in frustration and going back to GA low and slow, but this T7 is so nice I've decided its time to reach out for a possible solution, and see how others cope. Thanks in advance for any advice!
 

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I sympathize, FSX is full of nasty graphical artifacts! I don't know the solution but I am banking on P3D V2 taking care of a lot of that stuff. No PMDG though! :(

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FSX is over taxed,we need a new platform. My computer is dialed in,and at least once a week,there's always some issue.

Its 10 pounds of #@&* in a 5 pound sack.

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Or any other high altitude aircraft has nothing to do with the aircraft themselves, but for me is the terrible flicker I get where clouds meet mountains. I'm on my way right now from PAJN to PANC, and looking down from Fl380 the whole landscape below is just a big flicker fest, again where the clouds meet the mountain bases. I have both Opus and Active Sky 2012. Does anyone have any solutions I might try? I always end up just shelving these great jets in frustration and going back to GA low and slow, but this T7 is so nice I've decided its time to reach out for a possible solution, and see how others cope. Thanks in advance for any advice!

 

Chris

Are you by chance using BP=0 in your fsx.cfg? If so, try scaling back some of your sliders and increasing water to High 2x.

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You have a screenshot?

Well a screenshot wouldn't show any flickering unfortunately :(

 

 

Are you by chance using BP=0 in your fsx.cfg? If so, try scaling back some of your sliders and increasing water to High 2x.

Yes I am as a matter of fact, I'll give your suggestions a try TY!

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Are you using any clouds from AS 2012? Because if you are, and using them correctly, you should not be seeing this.

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Are you using any clouds from AS 2012? Because if you are, and using them correctly, you should not be seeing this.

 

Jim,

 

I think I know what he's talking about.

 

It's when a cloud layer has mountains rise up through it. It creates an edge which can be unsightly.

 

I use AS2012 and have this from time to time. When you say use clouds correctly what do you mean? I have a theme installed but I'm obviously missing something.

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If you are using opus disable fog and mist effect. That should solve it

 

 

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When you say use clouds correctly what do you mean?

 

Injected correctly from AS to FSX, with FSX closed at the time of injection.

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lol, I love how we're singled out here like our products have anything at all to do with this. You should say "high altitude flight" or something.

 

For what it's worth you can easily see this effect down low in a GA airplane too. I have countless times.
 

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FSX is over taxed,we need a new platform. My computer is dialed in,and at least once a week,there's always some issue.

Its 10 pounds of #@&* in a 5 pound sack.

ROFLMAO ..... what a great quote. Never heard it before, but can certainly imagine it. Almost as good as my favourite .... "If your IQ was any lower, you would need watering". Brilliant stuff.

 

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Misleading title much?

It caught our attention, and that's what it was supposed to do, right? But I agree, the title is misleading indeed.

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I shelve PMDG products because they simulate planes and not manuals, the company name is equally misleading!

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Jim,

 

I think I know what he's talking about.

 

It's when a cloud layer has mountains rise up through it. It creates an edge which can be unsightly.

 

I use AS2012 and have this from time to time. When you say use clouds correctly what do you mean? I have a theme installed but I'm obviously missing something.

Yes thats it! Actually I've been using FEX clouds at 1024 lately, but I'll give the AS clouds a try. Thanks for helping Jim, and I'll give Oscar's suggestion a try too. I love both Active Sky and Opus!

 

It caught our attention, and that's what it was supposed to do, right? But I agree, the title is misleading indeed.

Sorry bought that, yes perhaps a bit misleading and immature on my part, but I actually learned of the technique here at Avsim :Hug:

 

 

lol, I love how we're singled out here like our products have anything at all to do with this. You should say "high altitude flight" or something.

 

For what it's worth you can easily see this effect down low in a GA airplane too. I have countless times.

 

You lost my respect son when you made defamatory comments against another well known blog here last month, a MUCH bigger crime than me starting the post the way I did 'You should say "high altitude flight" or something' ehh I did in the 1st sentence.

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I shelve PMDG products because they simulate planes and not manuals, the company name is equally misleading!

 

 

Let's shelve this thread - or, maybe, we should move it one more time ... to the Concorde forum!!!   :lol:

 

To the OP: I kindly suggest you start reading the ActiveSky manual ...

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It's the "haze layer". Some weather engines allow one to turn it off, but that causes the weather display to be incorrect. There was in the avsim library  a set of replacement haze layers, one being almost transparent which also cured the "cloud following" problem.

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It's the "haze layer". Some weather engines allow one to turn it off, but that causes the weather display to be incorrect. There was in the avsim library  a set of replacement haze layers, one being almost transparent which also cured the "cloud following" problem.

 

 

It's the "haze layer". Some weather engines allow one to turn it off, but that causes the weather display to be incorrect. There was in the avsim library  a set of replacement haze layers, one being almost transparent which also cured the "cloud following" problem.

Same same w/ REX E+--just disable 'realistic haze layer' I think is the path out of that w/ REX.

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You might want to try this for weather, its free and it handles the fog better than any other program I have seen yet... also might help if you run 4096 res instead of 1024 clouds....

 

http://www.plane-pics.de/fsxwx/main-instructions.php

 

If you look closely you will see some fog in a few valleys, and for me there is no flickering at all

 

 

 

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lol, I love how we're singled out here like our products have anything at all to do with this. You should say "high altitude flight" or something.

 

For what it's worth you can easily see this effect down low in a GA airplane too. I have countless times.

 

Just thinking the same thing...what the  ^%^ $ has this to do with PMDG.

 

  steve

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