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Wow had to share - video NOT made by me - pretty impressive cant wait to see where XP goes in the future

 

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Now if THAT doesn't convince the naysayers to ditch their old sim for XP, I don't know what will.  :smile:

 

I downloaded these lights a while back and in combination with the realistic halo mod, the lighting is so much better at night.

 

EDIT: I see that the Youtube video creator used an external FX plugin that is no longer available, due to legal reasons.  Without putting too much drama into this, there appears to be a payware version of the same FX plugin, but I still searching for it.  Some folks have said you can achieve similar looks with MAXX FX or even RTH, if this is the look you're going for.  Considering this is as night, I suspect a couple of simple dataref tweaks can bring out more brightness to the lights, including the aforementioned halo tweak from the org.  All in all, this vid looks pretty realistic, and that's where there is a huge selling point for XP.

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Now if THAT doesn't convince the naysayers to ditch their old sim for XP, I don't know what will.  :smile:

 

I donwnloaded these lights a while back and in combination with the realistic halo mod, the lighting is so much better at night.

 

Exactly Jim - looks so real   :wink:

 

 

Fantastic, thanks for sharing!

 

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Wow had to share - pretty impressive cant wait to see where XP goes in the future

 

Amazing video Rich, looks almost real.

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Now if THAT doesn't convince the naysayers to ditch their old sim for XP, I don't know what will.  :smile:

 

I downloaded these lights a while back and in combination with the realistic halo mod, the lighting is so much better at night.

 

EDIT: I see that the Youtube video creator used an external FX plugin that is no longer available, due to legal reasons.  Without putting too much drama into this, there appears to be a payware version of the same FX plugin, but I still searching for it.  Some folks have said you can achieve similar looks with MAXX FX or even RTH, if this is the look you're going for.  Considering this is as night, I suspect a couple of simple dataref tweaks can bring out more brightness to the lights, including the aforementioned halo tweak from the org.  All in all, this vid looks pretty realistic, and that's where there is a huge selling point for XP.

 

Jim please let me know if you find the plugin free or not - I would purchase it

 

Ah now I remember MAXX FX put the squash on that blu-plugin - I have both  :dance:

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Jim please let me know if you find the plugin free or not - I would purchase it

 

Ah now I remember MAXX FX put the squash on that blu-plugin - I have both  :dance:

So it was X-Aviation that complained?  I wasn't able to get exact details of the legal complaint filed, so I could only assume that the plugin was created by a business and perhaps someone ripped it off?  No matter though, if MAXX FX fits the bill, then I may have to look into this if LR doesn't finish the environmental aspects in time.

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So it was X-Aviation that complained?

 

I would assume so as its the only place you can buy it - playing around with both I favor MAXX FX - I think it was more compatible with Xenviro - again cant remember at the moment 

 

 

Thanks for sharing Rich! looks impressive!

 

Your welcome Brother Tofi

##### is this?? It can be easily passed off as real...

 

lol its called XP11 - #######  LOL  thats what I said first time I installed XP11

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EDIT: I see that the Youtube video creator used an external FX plugin that is no longer available, due to legal reasons.  Without putting too much drama into this, there appears to be a payware version of the same FX plugin, but I still searching for it.

 

There was a white light/industrial light plugin on X-plane.org that simulated the same effect in XP10.  Doens't seem to work in XP11 though.  Hope we can find a substitute, I fly XP11 for daytime flights and XP10 for night flying because of the addon.

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There was a white light/industrial light plugin on X-plane.org that simulated the same effect in XP10.  Doens't seem to work in XP11 though.  Hope we can find a substitute, I fly XP11 for daytime flights and XP10 for night flying because of the addon.

This is what I currently use (along with the halo fix): http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/36139-hdr-lighting-upgrade/

 

I have another add-on I will test tonight and report back, possibly with screenshots as well.

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Thanks Richard. I've grabbed the white lights, as they appeal more to me, and in the UK we are going over to white LED street lights over amber sodium, so these match what I see around me.

 

As real as it gets?  we are getting somewhere that is for sure.

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This: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/33482-real-halo/

 

It seems to work pretty well at night, if you want to diffuse the emitted light coming from street lights and airport lights.  :smile:

 

Thanks Richard. I've grabbed the white lights, as they appeal more to me, and in the UK we are going over to white LED street lights over amber sodium, so these match what I see around me.

 

As real as it gets?  we are getting somewhere that is for sure.

 

Good stuff Guys - I downloaded these files but never got to try them out - looks like its time to   :dance:

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Good stuff Guys - I downloaded these files but never got to try them out - looks like its time to   :dance:

The Real Halo, combined with the White Lights and Blue FX should give you a very true to life experience, unless of course you use XEnviro, then you're on your own.  :P

 

Joking aside, these should fit the bill until XP11 goes RTM.  I'm kinda hoping that LR takes some cues from the indy devs & creators to implement a little more immersive environment, mainly the sky and clouds, which would be a vast improvement and provide a good option for anyone not wanting to spend more money on 3rd party add-ons.  I know it's been the way of things for sims over the years, but it doesn't have to stay that way.  :smile:

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The Real Halo, combined with the White Lights and Blue FX should give you a very true to life experience, unless of course you use XEnviro, then you're on your own.  :P

 

 

Good point have to see if it works with Xenviro - it should - thanks for the info Jim - hope LR get the skies sorted out soon - would be a welcome surprise 

 

What scares me is XP10 skies seem to have this banding from what I'v seen in YT videos and that should have been sorted outs years ago ?

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What scares me is XP10 skies seem to have this banding from what I'v seen in YT videos and that should have been sorted outs years ago ?

 

I can't say I've seen that banding in XP10, and from the feedback and bug reports about it in XP11, it's on the to do list for Ben, so it's not that important currently.  I DO however, remember the sun (complete with sun flare) and moon and I do miss them in XP11.  I flew a quick hop from KPHX to KGCN, as I hadn't seen the Grand Canyon in XP yet, so it was an early evening flight, where the sun was setting.  The sky and clouds looked nice, but no sun or flare to cast.  :sad:

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I like the different lighting colors, but man, that star effect on every light is annoying and unrealistic. Can that be turned off?

 

I know XP11 does a little of this star filter effect on bright lights when you're close on the ground, but they've been dialing it back recently. 

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I like the different lighting colors, but man, that star effect on every light is annoying and unrealistic. Can that be turned off?

 

I know XP11 does a little of this star filter effect on bright lights when you're close on the ground, but they've been dialing it back recently. 

 

One does not know how much was video editing - lighting may not be as drastic as you state before editing - either way looks amazing

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This is what I currently use (along with the halo fix): http://forums.x-plan...ghting-upgrade/
 
I have another add-on I will test tonight and report back, possibly with screenshots as well.

 

Nice, I didn't know this plugin existed.  Gonna try it tonight...  Thanks

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