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Tried out the P3D Tweak Assistant (PTA) combined with my Reshader presets.   Mind blown.  Awesome looking!   Now if the simulator would stop bleeding away all it's VAS in less than 45 minutes of flight that would be great mmmmmmmmkay?   v3.4.9, I am disappointed...   

 

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hi  

 

great shots !!!

 

If not too much hassle can you do a quick  dropbox / or other free file hosting  upload link with your own personal reshade presets

 

Im eager to give them a try

 

thanks

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Awesome shots!

 

I would like to know the settings you used as well.

 

BTW: Thank you for the process lasso video!

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Now I understand why you have that helmet pulled over your eyes: you must be going blind otherwise with those bleached out clouds and skies! ;)

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I agree! I'm diving into the PTA settings as well as HDR in sim. Things are turning out to be just..perfect!

 

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Now I understand why you have that helmet pulled over your eyes: you must be going blind otherwise with those bleached out clouds and skies! ;)

 

It does get a little bright when one is staring into the sun.

Awesome shots!

 

I would like to know the settings you used as well.

 

BTW: Thank you for the process lasso video!

 

You are welcome.    Below is the link to my flightsim folder.   The loan .ini is for PTA and is not mine.  It is from another user but I tweaked it for my personal tastes.   His blue was a little too blue for my liking.   The folder is the preset for Reshader 3.0.0, the newest version.   DO NOT use this with Reshade 1 or 2.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eweepsghvwflaw4/AABlQEbgCAgwVik8mjBN4F8Wa?dl=0

 

A couple of shots leaving out of DFW with a little minor HDR tweaking.

 

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I like your screenies, Brian. But at least for me the second shot with the Southwest Boeing is a bit too much on the bright side

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I like your screenies, Brian. But at least for me the second shot with the Southwest Boeing is a bit too much on the bright side

 

SO hard to find that balance.  I just chalk up to the fact that it's 8am in this screen shot so the sun is extremely bright on that side of the plane.   A lot of people go for the YOU ARE THERE color scheme and brightness but I tend to setup my shaders as if I am FILMING the shot with a camera.   This looks right to me with camera.     Still tweaking though!    We shall see!   My motivation to tweak is running out already as v3.4 of P3D is NOT VAS friendly.  I can't even do a 2 hour flight anymore without the VAS vanishing out.    3.2 I could fly for hours without a problem with the same add-ons and settings.   Definitely got a VAS bleed issue on this new version... but hey.. at least I can make pretty screen shots!  :)

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I can't know for sure but one, er, glaring issue with folks judging colors and brightness with people's PTA and ReShade settings is that it's difficult to compare what things look like on different monitors. I've tweaked the hell out of both PTA and ReShade and, like Brian, am smitten with the results. It's truly incredible. But sharing my presets and settings could likely just result in disappointment.

 

And one other (Brian), be sure to also post your HDR settings.

 

Good job buddy and glad you found "the light!"

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Those are great shots. I have not tried reshade yet, but probably should give it a go. What version of reshade should one use? I see there is 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0.

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Hey Brian, try to switch off your freeway traffic for the VAS, I do have a significant VAS leak with any freeway traffic activated.

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Hey Brian, try to switch off your freeway traffic for the VAS, I do have a significant VAS leak with any freeway traffic activated.

 

Off or on, no difference that I can see.  I do fly with it off to give those extra CPU cycles over to AI air traffic instead.   AI air traffic is obviously eating up some of the VAS but even with AI traffic off the VAS is unacceptable compared to my previous version of P3D and it is undeniably bleeding out to OOM doom.

 

A few more shots I did to see how the system is performing in bad weather/overcast.  This was historical weather from yesterday as it was raining cats and dogs all morning.   I was impressed.    This also shows how my HDR/PTA/ReShade settings interact with overcast.

 

HDR settings are (from top to bottom);  1.1, .8 and 1.0   Pretty much almost default.

 

Also, the latest version of ReShade 3.0 is what I am using and works great.  The nice thing about ReShade over PTA is ReShade allows you adjust your shaders in real time so you can see the results in the simulator.  PTA does not.  You have to set, apply and restart the sim.   I use both together (yes, I am aware PTA has some of the same shaders as ReShade but again, No real time interface with the sim).

 

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I've yet to come aboard the PTA boat. One thing I'm afraid of is messing with my shaders folder. Since I have P3D working perfectly for me. I would love to give this a try, but afraid that messing with the shaders folder will somehow screw up something for me.

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I've yet to come aboard the PTA boat. One thing I'm afraid of is messing with my shaders folder. Since I have P3D working perfectly for me. I would love to give this a try, but afraid that messing with the shaders folder will somehow screw up something for me.

 

Yeah.. .I was a little skeptical but PTA does actually backup everything and restores it just fine.  FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.    You shouldn't mess anything up.

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It's like posting baby photos!  I can't stop!  Last batch!    I use SimStarter NG to start my sim and I have two profiles, one for Autogen, one for Photoreal.   Interestingly enough, I managed a 2 and half hour flight with 50% AI traffic from FSDT's KMEM-Memphis to a nice freeware version of KBWI.    I had MegaSceneryEarth 2.0 Tennesse, Kentucky, West Virgina, Virgina, Maryland and Ultra-Res Cities Baltimore all loaded.   I even had 10% car traffic turned on.     Made it all the way with 50 megs of VAS to spare.. .which is TERRIBLE.   In 3.2 I would have had a good 400-500 megs left with all that Photoreal scenery loaded.  But... at least I made it.     I kind of prefer Photoreal flying anyway as I am a strictly a Tube Liner pilot and not a bush pilot.  I don't care about fake buildings and trees all in the wrong place.  I prefer the accuracy of Photoreal showing me exactly where everything is located in the real world.

 

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Brian....sorry, my brother.  Your screenshots still look washed out and devoid of color.

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IMO it's because of HDR - it's not as amazing as your eye. The darks are too dark and the lights are too washed out. That's why I can't get onboard with it in P3D.

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P3D is not void of color thats for sure - I believe its his choice of Reshader presets and he prefers this look - all subjective I guess 

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Where may I get this livery please?

 

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And this one

 

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The links to them can be found on my YouTube channel.   It's in my signature below.   Just go to the Videos tab and hunt down the promo videos for each livery and you will find a link in the description.   I have done the two you have here plus one for Frozen and The Little Mermaid.   Working on one for Lilo and Stitch next.  :)   Enjoy!  Hope you like them!   PMDG 737NGX required.

 

Where may I get this livery please?

 

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And this one

 

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