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FSX Haze Layer: Hate? Love?

FSX Haze Layer: Hate It? Love It?  

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  1. 1. What do you think of the FSX haze layer?

    • It is wonderful and realistically does the job it needs to do
      2
    • It is better than nothing so I'd rather use it than not
      8
    • It's so unrealistic that it hurts my eyes to see it so it's disabled
      4
    • I don't care either way so it is a non issue
      2
    • I did not know that FSX even had a haze layer
      4


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So, what does everyone think about the FSX haze layer?  I think it comes close being great, but its z-buffer dance on mountain sides really kills immersion, so I voted the second choice.  One huge improvement for the haze layer is that ASN disables it until you are above it; this feature is the only reason why I use it.  Before ASN I could not stand seeing it from below, for a do spend a bit of time in that region being a 100% GA flier.  How about you?

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Also liked the question. The volumetric fog of P3D does a much better job of obscuring view. I wish the designers of FSX would have looked at the -visibility/moisture of the atmosphere- aspect, but I assume there was some performance reason they decided for the blanket .bmp file. Or they were just rushed. 

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Here's what the FSX haze layer looks like, just in case you didn't know what the haze layer is (click on the picture to get a larger view).  The primary drawback about having it disabled is that when you climb up out of a limited visibility layer the low visibility suddenly vanishes and it becomes 100% clear in that layer below, which IMO is a complete immersion killer.  Some weather apps attempt to fix this non-haze layer issue but in my experience their solution rarely fixes the problem.

 

As far as varying the density (visibility) according to the weather conditions, I find that ASN does a very good job doing exactly that.

 

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