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Overbright Traffic Landing Lights

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After a system rebuild and reinstall of FSX the landing lights on incoming traffic are way too bright - not like before the crash.  Once I see the traffic, the brightness starts to occur about halfway in.  What can I do to turn it down a few notches?  In case it matters, I have Plan-G running.  I'd attach a screenshot but I don't see a way to do that on the forum.  Must I upload it to photobucket or elsewhere?

 

Also, I'm pretty sure that in my previous install I could spot incoming traffic much further out than 2.5 miles.  Should I expect better than that?

 

Best Regards, Gary

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Are you using REX Textures?

 

Also LOD comes into play I believe, possibly you are at a lower setting?

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No REX. Haven't knowingly changed LOD. Where do I set that?  I have numerous addons but nothing I think should affect LOD.

 

While mucking about, I found fsxlights.zip and that has improved the landing light problem.  Can live with it now.  Adjusted the light scalar settings in fsx.cfg to so surface lights aren't so bright. But the LOD thing... don't know about that.

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Lights get huge when you change the cfg entry WideAspect (?)=False to True. But there is a fix in the Avsim Library.

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Mithras, really? I wasn't aware of this. Does this apply to Prepar3D as well and could you link me to the fix if so.

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After a system rebuild and reinstall of FSX the landing lights on incoming traffic are way too bright - not like before the crash.  Once I see the traffic, the brightness starts to occur about halfway in.  What can I do to turn it down a few notches?  In case it matters, I have Plan-G running.  I'd attach a screenshot but I don't see a way to do that on the forum.  Must I upload it to photobucket or elsewhere?

 

Also, I'm pretty sure that in my previous install I could spot incoming traffic much further out than 2.5 miles.  Should I expect better than that?

 

Best Regards, Gary

 

Check this out... https://fsxtimes.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/fsx-cfg-smallpartrejectradius/

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I have checked FSX Terrrain LOD... it's maxed. Didn't expect a terrain setting to be a source of trouble anyway.

 

In daylight incoming planes don't become visible until about 3.5 miles out.  At about 2.5 miles, they become a speck, and at 1.5 miles the landing lights are so bright it looks like the plane is in flames.  At night, I see incoming planes' strobes about 9.5 miles out, and landing lights seem reasonably normal all the way in.  I'm stumped.

 

I'm fine tuning the ground lights. They're looking better.

 

Looking for more ideas...

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There is a halo.bmp you need for your Effects folder, check the link in my last post.

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