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brucek

Night lighting (city lights)

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I'm on a Mac with XP 10.51. Airport runway and approach lighting looks good, as does road traffic, but I get poor city lighting at night. I have many add-on airports (payware and freeware), and the only non-airport scenery that I have is in a folder zzz_hd_global-scenery2 (which I think is more "mesh" than "scenery").

 

Are there any pay/free ware recommendations to get good night lighting when overflying urban areas? Any help much appreciated.

 

Thanks, Bruce.

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I'm on a Mac with XP 10.51. Airport runway and approach lighting looks good, as does road traffic, but I get poor city lighting at night. I have many add-on airports (payware and freeware), and the only non-airport scenery that I have is in a folder zzz_hd_global-scenery2 (which I think is more "mesh" than "scenery").

 

Are there any pay/free ware recommendations to get good night lighting when overflying urban areas? Any help much appreciated.

 

Thanks, Bruce.

 

Whats poor about it ?

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I just compare the Denver area in XPX to what it looks like when I'm actually night flying. I don't expect real life lighting, but adding some brightness might be good. I've found an old post with a version of lights.txt that I might try, it seems to increase the intensity of existing lighting.

 

Thanks, Bruce.

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Have you tried RTH?  You can brighten the lights on the go.  I actually like XP for the dimmer nights.  At least here in the small city/country areas it looks good!

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Thanks Ryan and Strider, much appreciated.

 

For sure ! I really like the industrial lights ! I haven't used the other three. Ive been bugging Austin for a few years to add some more lights to the residential buildings. It's still to dark for my taste.

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It should be noted that the European style lighting file won't work in XP11, so perhaps waiting until XP11 comes out would be better to see if they fix the lighting?

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