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FLightFX HDR environment Mod

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I have included instructions on how to use this software I discovered over at Rise of Flight Forums. This is basically SweetFX with a GUI. 


Feel free to use my preset.txt file

 



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Prepar3d V2 with HDR and FLightFX Mod

 

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Wow, those pics are gorgeous. I will give that a try soon.

 

 

Thanks for sharing.

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Nice work Kelvin, thank you for sharing. Some dramatic ranges with the presets. Keep on tweaking!

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Pics are really nice , however there is something wrong with upper cloud layer.

Focus on #3 and #4, upper cloud layer - it looks like painted zebra crossing ...

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Just an FYI, there is a major issue with high-level cirrus clouds that causes a repeating pattern, I've indeed spoke to the P3D folks about this and waiting an official response. Just wanted you to know that before folks start accusing weather/environment developers of this.

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Tim, i was not going to blame anybody, just noticed some glitch, anyhow thanks for explanation :)

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No worries Artur, it was just an FYI.

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Even with these Sim issues the environment is really standing out now. When I compare with the native HDR settings I can notice a huge improvement in the actual exposure of the light and the way it scatters using the HDR mod. Although, we're not seeing light scattering yet which would look really cool if implemented.

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I have included instructions on how to use this software I discovered over at Rise of Flight Forums. This is basically SweetFX with a GUI. 

Thanks for posting this.  Would you be able to post a screen or two of the GUI?  Many of us have never used SweetFX, so that might be helpful.  Thanks.

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Thanks for posting this.  Would you be able to post a screen or two of the GUI?  Many of us have never used SweetFX, so that might be helpful.  Thanks.

 

Here you go

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Hello,

Can someone advise me what I'm doing wrong please?

Each time I try to run P3D with Sweet FX, I keep getting an error message "P3D was unable to load some program files and will now exit".

Once I remove Sweet FX, it's fine again?

 

Thanks for any help

Phil Murfin

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Hello,

Can someone advise me what I'm doing wrong please?

Each time I try to run P3D with Sweet FX, I keep getting an error message "P3D was unable to load some program files and will now exit".

Once I remove Sweet FX, it's fine again?

 

Thanks for any help

Phil Murfin

 

If you're on Windows 8.1 SweetFX will not work (DX 11.2 compatibility issues)...

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Hi,

That must be it, I am running Win 8.1.

 

Thanks for the info

Phil Murfin

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Here is my own preset I've been working on.. Most presets use HDR/BLOOM and SMAA which I'm not a fan of.. HDR/BLOOM even in post process hits performance, and SMAA on top of SGSSAA actually makes things more jaggie.. IMO all the render needs is just a little tightening up of the colors to clean it up a bit.

 

You can get the settings here along with before and after samples (move the slider on the samples): http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/1034/

 

 

Note: Made in FSX but under Prepar3D label..  With what I did should accomplish exactly the same in both. 

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If you're on Windows 8.1 SweetFX will not work (DX 11.2 compatibility issues)...

 

I have SweetFX working in Skyrim on Windows 8.1, but it may be a different version...

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There is a fix for SweetFX in Windows 8.1 coming soon.  I'm keeping up on the issue, and as soon as I get the answer I'll post here.  

 

There is a workaround using an AMD config program called RadeonPro, but It's too convoluted for me right now if you're on NVidia.  I got as far as figuring out that you turn off all the other sections except for enable SweetFX, but I couldn't get to enable it, probably because it needs an AMD card or mild hacking for NVidia.   It probably does work for an AMD machine.

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I have SweetFX working in Skyrim on Windows 8.1, but it may be a different version...

 

 

Yeah. I left that out because it usually confuses people and it's not fool proof. There are unofficial thrown together methods using SweetFX 1.4 that work somewhat on 8.1 One of the most effective combos is using RadeonPro (even with Nvidia) w/ SweetFX 1.4 and it's not guaranteed to work on every game either. 

 

Denali: The RP method does work with Nvidia, it's just not fool proof and no guarantee to work on every game. RP w/ a Nvidia card has no effect at the driver level. 

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Denali: The RP method does work with Nvidia, it's just not fool proof and no guarantee to work on every game. RP w/ a Nvidia card has no effect at the driver level. 

 

 

The good news is that it does work on DX 11.2, which proves that it will work.  Really nice effects.  I live in Texas, where the contrasts in the summer are very intense, and the defaults aren't real enough for immersion.

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