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Hi everyone,

 

Running p3d v2.4, using DSR 4x resolution, all is smooth and good. I notice that my runway lights generally look quite small and the sun itself is really small, like a dot in the sky. I use REX4 textures. 

 

Two questions:

 

First, Is there a way to increase the relative size of the sun and/or runway lights?

 

Second, I used to use a sun lens flare effect in the FSX days. Some people say that it's not needed now because in P3D those effects are built in. I guess I don't really see them very much (with either HDR on or off). Has anyone used the flare effect from FSX ported over to P3D, or is there some other setting I should be using to see it?

 

Thanks!

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I had taken notice of the runway lights, but I also have noticed that the sun looks awfully small and very round. I have REX4 doing the textures. The sun looks like no HDR or effects are being applied to it. I'll be honest and say that I have not compared it to the default sun to see if what I'm seeing is the default so or not.

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Monday with the release of Texture Update 2 for REX4 Texture Direct, this changes.

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I have added these lines to enhance the ariport lights...in your Prepar3D.cfg file under the [Display] section: just adjust the numbers to suit your preferences...and I think these are a bit too large, so going to lower mine right now.  

 

[Display]
RUNWAY_LIGHTS_APPROACH_SCALAR = 1.25
RUNWAY_LIGHTS_STROBE_SCALAR = 1.2
RUNWAY_LIGHTS_SURFACE_SCALAR = 1.3
RUNWAY_LIGHTS_VASI_SCALAR = .9
 

Good day!

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Thanks Greg will give it a try! Appreciate your help.

 

Rex 4 update sounds promising...

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Glad to help, hope it gives some good results for you. I'll be looking for that REX4 update too...

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Monday with the release of Texture Update 2 for REX4 Texture Direct, this changes.

:o ....awesome can't wait!

 

Marko

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Tim,

Thanks for the update on that. I'll keep an eye out for the update and see how things change.

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Hi everyone,

 

Running p3d v2.4, using DSR 4x resolution, all is smooth and good. I notice that my runway lights generally look quite small and the sun itself is really small, like a dot in the sky. I use REX4 textures.

 

Two questions:

 

First, Is there a way to increase the relative size of the sun and/or runway lights?

 

Second, I used to use a sun lens flare effect in the FSX days. Some people say that it's not needed now because in P3D those effects are built in. I guess I don't really see them very much (with either HDR on or off). Has anyone used the flare effect from FSX ported over to P3D, or is there some other setting I should be using to see it?

 

Thanks!

To make the sun larger you need to edit sun.cfg in the main P3D folder. Set sun size to like 3000

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Thanks! will try that setting.

 

Monday with the release of Texture Update 2 for REX4 Texture Direct, this changes.

 

 

Hey Tim...didnt see anything on this on your site yet. Sounds exciting...what will change in the new update and/or is there a link to update 2?

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I updated last night and did a flight right before passing out for bed. The update seems to have fixed the the pin-point sun that I was getting before. The sun is much bigger than it was before. I'm going to try different settings for the sun later to see how it changes.

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