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Editing Atmospheric Appearance in X-Plane 10

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Before you try anything, you're going to need this handy plugin: http://www.xsquawkbox.net/xpsdk/mediawiki/DataRefEditor
The figures that I show are only guidelines. Really, it comes down to personal preference and experimentation  ;)
These tweaks only work with HDR on.
Also, the reason I've taken a screenshot for every dataref change is so that you can compare and see the difference that each one makes.
 Note: These setting will reset to default when you close X-Plane. Go to this thread to find out how to keep the settings http://forum.avsim.n...igh-scattering/
 

Side note:

 

If you click the dark bar at the bottom of the dref editor windows you can type in a string to filter your results with.

 In this case: type in atmo/ and the list results will show only the datarefs that you're interested in tweaking.

 
 
First, open up the "Art Controls" in XP.
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You'll get this confusing window of green writing. Scroll down to where you see these four entries:
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For dramatisation I've changed this entry to 53
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But for realism, try an entry like 28.
Also, change the entry below to 8.
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Change the next one to 8 aswell. Note the way the haze is more visible.
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Now this is where the color comes in. Change "scatter_raleigh_b" from anywhere between 50 and 200!
I think around 80 looks acceptable and modest. Note how the mountains look slightly bluer in the back.
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Doesn't it look a lot better ;)
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Amazing results! are these images with HDR on?

 

Hi Alexander.

I failed to mention that these tweaks only work with HDR. 

So yeh, it's with HDR ;)

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Side note:

 

If you click the dark bar at the bottom of the dref editor windows you can type in a string to filter your results with.

 

In this case: type in atmo/ and the list results will show only the datarefs that you're interested in tweaking.

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Side note:

 

If you click the dark bar at the bottom of the dref editor windows you can type in a string to filter your results with.

 

In this case: type in atmo/ and the list results will show only the datarefs that you're interested in tweaking.

 

Thanks for that Ben!

I've added that to the original post.

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