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Pe11e

I can still wow in FSX!

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I reworked my custom sky textures for FSX, added blue haze, reworked my SweetFX preset for DX10 just a bit, this is the result - the most realistic visuals I've seen in FSX to date, from my point of view. I'm so glad I reworked sky textures! These were taken on a descent to LPPT (Lisbon). Not edited in any way!

 

If you ask me, this looks way more realistic than any presets I've seen, especially dark ones which are very popular. On my monitor this preset looks perfect in terms of brightness and hue.

 

FSX DX10 + FTX Global + Vector + OpenLC EU + REX Soft Clouds + Active Sky Next + FsPassengers + NGX.

 

 

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Thanks for looking!

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Looks good and nice and bright, like the real world. I don't like the look of really dark ground and sky that I see posted here a lot. The world is bright when you go out on a fairly clear day.

 

Btw, how did you "rework" your sky textures, meaning what tool did you use?

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Great shots! They do look very realistic indeed. Welcome to Lisbon, Captain!  :wink:

 

Thank you! I should visit it more often.  :smile:

 

Looks good and nice and bright, like the real world. I don't like the look of really dark ground and sky that I see posted here a lot. The world is bright when you go out on a fairly clear day.

 

Btw, how did you "rework" your sky textures, meaning what tool did you use?

 

Exactly, the world is bright when you go out on a fairly clear day, and I'm trying for years to mimic that in FSX. I adjusted all sky textures in Photoshop to match my SweetFX preset, by adjusting saturation, hue and brightness. Few days ago I added blue X-Plane like haze on day sky textures after looking at some real life high altitude photos.

 

They do look good! Sort of looking more "XP10" like hehe

 

I love that X-Plane blue haze style, it looks brilliant and realistic.

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Hi, Pe11e,

 

These are great shots.

 

I love FSX DX10! Once a stable platform has been put together, and enhancing is experimented with FSX, one can obtain some outstanding results. Just like these shots.

 

Thanks for sharing these.

 

Jim

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Hi, Pe11e,

 

These are great shots.

 

I love FSX DX10! Once a stable platform has been put together, and enhancing is experimented with FSX, one can obtain some outstanding results. Just like these shots.

 

Thanks for sharing these.

 

Jim

 

Yeah, FSX DX10 is the way to go! And on top of all it's the main culprit why I didn't still migrated to P3D v3 which I purchased, and sadly not using except for some testing when it was released. As you said, once a stable platform has been put together - everything works perfectly, without any glitches, smooth. I don't have an urge to migrate to any other platform right now.

 

 

Few more from descent and approach to LEBL:

 

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Stay tuned, I will share the textures and sweetfx preset later today.

 

Cheers guys

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Stay tuned, I will share the textures and sweetfx preset later today.

 

Cheers guys

You, kind sir, are amazing.

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Well, this is it, DX10 Immersion Package, as requested:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mdtclxtnu3srhqi/DX10%20Immersion%20Package.rar?dl=0

 

NOTE:

It's beta! Why? Read further:

 

- Predawn/dawn/postdawn sky textures are still work in progress (probably too bright) simply because I usually don't fly during dawn, so didn't tested them.

 

Also:

 

- VERY IMPORTANT! SweetFX preset file is for SweetFX 1.5.1 exclusively! I'm using that older version of SweetFX, and I don't know if this preset file is compatible with newer versions!

 

- If the visuals are too bright, depending on your monitor, open SweetFX_settings.txt and find the line #define Exposure    0.04 //[-1.000 to 1.000] Adjust exposure under Tonemap settings, and change it to 0.02, 0.00, or vice versa if you want brighter image.

 

- You may encounter VERY BRIGHT clouds, taxiways, runways and airplane liveries with this preset! Textures which are gray, and especially bright gray will be very bright in-game. FYI I edited (darkened) taxiways, runways and some cloud textures in Photoshop to match the bright preset.

 

That's it! Test it and report back! Share you screens, I want to see the results. Also if everything is ok, I will upload the package to the AVSIM library.

Cheers!

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Liking it! Dawn and dusk appear to be fine. Not using Sweet FX yet.

 

That's the thing, all my sky textures are adopted for bright sweetfx preset, so you'll prabably see good dawn, but dark day and susnet skies without SweetFX. Test other times of day. Try SweetFX it's a game changer. :)

Really nice work, congratulations!

 

Thanks Gabriel!

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Examples of sunset taken on a descent to LSZH:

 

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Thanks for the download link. I was going to sign in using Google but it asks for too many permissions. Any chance you'll upload to Avsim?

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Thanks for the download link. I was going to sign in using Google but it asks for too many permissions. Any chance you'll upload to Avsim?

 

I will, stay tuned :)

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