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Very long AI contrails - custom

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Hi,

 

I want to increase the distance of the AI contrails.

 

I know it takes work on this file:

 

contrail = fsfx_PFX_3263496B6372304972726C58476F30724A6E6642493438546C5369687130724B //FSFX_PFX_Effect

 

under EFFECTS we have : 

fsfx_PFX_3263496B6372304972726C58476F30724A6E6642493438546C5369687130724B.fx

 

It can be opened with Notepad

 

Under which section should I change?

 

[Particle.0]

Lifetime = 2.00, 20.00

 

Lifetime=360.0, 360.0  <-------- These are numbers in seconds, I like 360 seconds (50 miles in a fast moving jet) but you  may like a lower number. Just remember that this simply alters how long the contrail                                        effect lasts. example: if I wanted a minute I would put the value of 60.0

 


thank you for your support.

 

Gilles

From France

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Hi Gilles,

 

[Particle.1]
Lifetime=1.00, 60.00

 

I suggest modifying the green part and leaving the red part to 1

 

Note that we aren't supporting modified installs of PrecipitFX. Editing effect files may lead to serious performance issues.

 

Regards,

Keven


Keven Menard 
Technical Director, //42
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Thank you for your message,

 

Indeed, changing this value, the contrail is longer.

 

however, impossible to make it appear as AI aircraft is not visible, or at a distance.

The contrail is visible only when visible flypast AI. (circle of 10 Nm)

 

I wanted to reproduce the same effects as these pictures : 

shot1.jpg

 

shot5.jpg

 


there must be another value to change : (radius ?)

The effect is active if AI aircraft is in an area of less than 10 nm

 

I know that for light (beacon, strobe) aircraft AI, the distance is greater than 10 NM.

 

I am aware that such a request will have a very bad impact on game performance. (FPS)

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Thank you for your message,
 
Indeed, changing this value, the contrail is longer.
 
however, impossible to make it appear as AI aircraft is not visible, or at a distance.
The contrail is visible only when visible flypast AI. (circle of 10 Nm)
 
there must be another value to change : (radius ?)
The effect is active if AI aircraft is in an area of less than 10 nm
 
I know that for light (beacon, strobe) aircraft AI, the distance is greater than 10 NM.
 
I am aware that such a request will have a very bad impact on game performance. (FPS)

 

 

We currently use the built-in technique that does not allow for effects to be displayed beyond this point. 

 

Another thread on the subject:

http://www.avsim.com/topic/466638-contrails-on-ai/

 

Regards,

Keven


Keven Menard 
Technical Director, //42
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