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AS16 Visibility settings

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Hey guys I have purchased as16 and loving it

 

Just a question

I have max surface visibility at 15m

And max upper at 63

Vol fog on

Are those settings realistic?

 

And find it a little hazier than. Expected is realistic?

If i increase its fine but I'de rather have a. Realistic settings as I do mostly fly IFR

 

Cheers

Mike

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These are ok for summer hot months. Once things get a bit cooler, you'd need to increase your settings to meet more realistic settings

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Hi Mike

 

I just left mine at the defaults, which is 75 for surface and 100 for upper I think. But  AS16 automatically reduces it if actual visibility is less than that so you don't need to increase or decrease it yourself.

 

Cheers

Stu

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Max Upper 120

Max Cloud Distance 130

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Max Upper 120

Max Cloud Distance 130

 

Why 130? P3D natural limit for cloud draw distance is 110

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A setting of 130 sometimes helped with the hard edge fog and haze in P3D with ASN. That's been fixed in AS16, so 110 or whatever you prefer is fine. Higher than 150 and your performance will suffer.

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Use PTA if you want to eliminate hard edges and add some haze layer.

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Why 130? P3D natural limit for cloud draw distance is 110

AS overwrites the P3D value...

You can go up to 200 mls

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AS overwrites the P3D value...

You can go up to 200 mls

 

Any solid proof that AS does really overwrites? How can you overwrite hard-coded limits?

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Use PTA if you want to eliminate hard edges and add some haze layer.

Can you explain please?

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Thanks for all your input guys.

 

Much appreciated

 

Going to stick with default I guess.

 

And I am indeed using pta which is amazing

 

Cheers

Mike

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Don't need PTA to remove hard edges or add haze in the new version AS16.  

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Don't need PTA to remove hard edges or add haze in the new version AS16.  

 

Again, depends on your upper vis. limits. If it's above 110 you'd still need PTA. Specifically during sunset and sunrise. If your upper vis limit is 65, then you're ok maybe with edges on a horizon, however with such limits you most likely will never see a beautiful volumetric fog in the mountains 

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I haven't noticed needing it yet at higher distances. I don't have PTA.

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i had to set my max vis surface and high alt. to 200 to get even a remotely clear day. seems like the vis is way lower than it indicates. i.e. 200 miles is practically beyond your eyes ability to discern, but its still quite foggy in the distance, tested with custom weather with low humidity etc,. this is at 10-15,000 feet.

 

am I doing something wrong here? tried with and without PTA no diff. love the engine though, will defo be buying.

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Hey guys I have purchased as16 and loving it

 

Just a question

I have max surface visibility at 15m

And max upper at 63

Vol fog on

Are those settings realistic?

 

And find it a little hazier than. Expected is realistic?

If i increase its fine but I'de rather have a. Realistic settings as I do mostly fly IFR

 

Cheers

Mike

 

Be careful with higher settings, or you'll start seeing high VAS consumption. Look at the Avsim P3D guide recently released here in "Hot Spots", written by Rob A., there's a chapter dedicated to AS16 recommended settings for realism vs VAS and FPS impact.

Cheers, Ed

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