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Cloud Shadows are not Visible FAQ

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The most common reasons not to see cloud shadows are

1) having an old version of fsl spotlights installed, download the latest version from their website. This applies even if you have the free version.

2) having version 3 of reshade installed

3) test flight is a paused flight

4) test flight is in winter at a high latitude so sun is low and shadows are very faint, can you see vc shadows? Or shadows on aircraft externally? Can you see cloud shadows on the sea looking towards sun?

5) test flight is in reduced visibility e,g with haze injected by weather engine, and the fixer shadow option to reduce fade in poor visibility is not ticked.

6) something went wrong with update, check that the controller help about says version 5.3

7) water slider is set below 2.mid

😎 altitude above ground is below 1200ft

9) Running DX9 not DX10!!

10)The Cloud Shadows SimConnect function (DX10 Fixer Interface) isn't enabled/ has been lost. To test this uninstall/reinstall the libraries from DX10 Controller.

11) you haven’t entered your cloud shadows license in the addons dialog.

Can first you test/ rule out/ check all of the above please?  Also check diagnostics button in controller for any issues.

If none of the above solve the issue try the following:

1) Add the line DebugCloudShadows=1 to the dx10addon1 group in the dx10.ini in app data \local\dx10sceneryfixer

2) Then rebuild the shaders - to do this use the DX10controller from the top menu select File->Debug and then in the dialog just press the apply button.

3) Then tell me what you see with the default Cessna at 3000 ft flying towards Brighton on the south coast of the uk - create a new post and add a picture or email it to me using the yahoo support email address - refer to manual.

You should see some lines like this


Edited by SteveFx
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