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Gerard, I've been following this thread and was wondering what the HDR settings would be 

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23 minutes ago, Jack_Sawyer said:

Gerard, I've been following this thread and was wondering what the HDR settings would be 

Download a preset and look in the presets info ( Settings at the top of the taskbar ) . Adam , Thopat and I have it written their.

 

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4 minutes ago, GSalden said:

Download a preset and look in the presets info ( Settings at the top of the taskbar ) . Adam , Thopat and I have it written their.

 

Thanks.

I only ask because some people do not put it in there as a not or program P3Dv4 to set it up[.

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1 hour ago, GSalden said:

Hi Michael,

Is there a reason you don't want HDR ?

regards

Gerard

I am experimenting with HDR off as it seems to make autogen popping in batches, e.g. in largers flats, less noticeable.

Kind regards, Michael

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48 minutes ago, pmb said:

I am experimenting with HDR off as it seems to make autogen popping in batches, e.g. in largers flats, less noticeable.

Kind regards, Michael

You can try with HDR on and in the preset turn down the level of contrast.

Did you try my preset to see what it does , as the raleigh scattering and haze make it less visible. ( AS visibility = 200 )

regards,

Gerard

 

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I didn't try it yet, but it might be similar to what I observed with the Ultra Realism Pack where that autogen borderline (where visible at all) mostly vanishes in haze and Rayleigh scattering. I didn't settle with it as this amount of haze/scattering is certainly appropriate for airliners. However, I mostly fly GA at a height of < 3000', so there is muss less haze and scattering (as known from sightseeing flights or just looking around from a hill).

From the shots your preset might act similar, but I'll certainyl try it, thanks for making it available

Kind regards, Michael

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My setting...DFW dusk, bright dusk with street lights... 

 

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But this is real world reality. DFW dusk bright with streets lights on . I took this at 8:45PM Last evening while approaching to land at DFW. My iphone photo doesn't do justice.. It was glorious to see all the lights on and it was bright. 

My sim is Not even close..But I like the sim reality. LOL :P

 

I need to strive for this.. All the presets for Dusk I have seen so far, is either dark dusk with st lights or early dusk with no street lights.. not good

 

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I like my current settings.  to the point I do not want to experiment anymore. You know "Perfection is the enemy of the good" sort of way. .. I am worried I'll mess up what I have got so far.

What are the things I need to backup?

1) The PTA ini setting that I last used. I'll save it as "MAnny setting as of todays date"

2) I used certain REX Textures... So do I copy the entire texture folder within P3Dv4?

Would those two be enough? So I can venture into more experimentation and if I screw up I  copy back my PTA setting.ini and reapply and copy back my textures folders? and reset and start all over again?

 

 

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11 hours ago, Manny said:

My setting...DFW dusk, bright dusk with street lights... 

 

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But this is real world reality. DFW dusk bright with streets lights on . I took this at 8:45PM Last evening while approaching to land at DFW. My iphone photo doesn't do justice.. It was glorious to see all the lights on and it was bright. 

My sim is Not even close..But I like the sim reality. LOL :P

 

I need to strive for this.. All the presets for Dusk I have seen so far, is either dark dusk with st lights or early dusk with no street lights.. not good

 

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Because the nightlighting goes to off to early in the morning we cannot achieve that. Imho FSW nightlighting is way too bright .

This is the best I can make it look with my preset and Night Environment nightlighting 2 minutes before the nightlighting goes off.

Dawn.jpg 

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This evening I was able to make an improved version by modifying brightness/bloom/saturisation.

Will post a screenshot tomorrow.  However this looks only great around dusk/dawn ...

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4 hours ago, GSalden said:

This evening I was able to make an improved version by modifying brightness/bloom/saturisation.

Will post a screenshot tomorrow.  However this looks only great around dusk/dawn ...

Gerad! I am interested in this. The first thing I go to is the Dawn and Dusk.. if that is not ok, I reject the whole thing.. Since I spend most of the time during these hours. :P

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After some more work I now have it looking like this 

Thopat 2.0 Saldo-Dawn.jpg

On my pc this is looking very good at Dawn - Day - Dusk and Night.

 

Only my seperate Night preset + Night p3d.cfg file make the night look even better...

Adam cust 10 wide.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Preset name : 20.100 v0.9 - Still work-in-progress preset for Prepar3D v4 with PTA v2.51.

It's my amateur preset that matches my taste : VFR, daylight, low altitude & slow with small GA aircrafts.

http://20-100-video.blogspot.fr/2017/07/preset-pta-for-prepar3d-v4-20100-v09.html

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SUGGESTED SETTINGS (graphic configurations and other settings depending on your system):

Spoiler

 

#Lighting
Enable HDR Lightning : ON
Brightness: 1.00 (or higher, it still a setting to tune)
Bloom: 0.10 (or higher, it still a setting to tune)
Saturation: 1.0
Dynamic Reflections : Low
Dynamic Lightning : Off

#Shadows
Shadow quality : Medium
Shadow draw distance : Medium

#Casting and receiving
Cast : Internal vehicle, External vehicle, Vegetation, Buildings, Clouds, Terrain
Receive : Internal vehicle, External vehicle, Vegetation, Buildings

#Weather
Cloud draw distance : 90 mi
Cloud coverage density : Maximum
Detailed Clouds : ON
Volumetric Fog : ON

 

 

Enjoy !

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GSalden, what are your lighting settings within the sim? Thanks so much for your efforts, your stuff is awesome!

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6 hours ago, nosaj_armstrong said:

GSalden, what are your lighting settings within the sim? Thanks so much for your efforts, your stuff is awesome!

See the Comments in the Preset ( the Settings menu at the taskbar )

 

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5 hours ago, KJConlon said:

Installed your set and love the results!

Thanks Gerard.

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You're welcome.

Wonderfull screenshot.

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Thanks Gerard, looks good!  I'm going to give this a try.  Water looks nice!

As a side - do you know if any setting you've used would likely cause stutters when changing view (i.e. 5FPS for a second or two and stuttering sound?)  I love the pack, but having tested it and going back to my original,  there seems to be a setting that causes me a stutter when changing view sometimes.  I have a 6700k and 980ti etc.  I know a lot depends on settings of course, but I am wondering if you have any clue as to which one might be a demanding part of your tweak?

Cheers,

Rudy

 

EDIT - at the moment, turning off post-processing seems to remove this 99% of the time

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Post processing always costs a little extra performance. If you have your processor running at 4+Ghz , use 16 Gb-32Gb 2600+ memory and a 1080-1080 TI graphcis card it will be better.

Now it is either turning down settings or not using post processing...

 

 

 

   

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Hmm I might do some further research into which settings might be causing it from within the sim.

Have a 6700k @ 4.5, 980ti and 16GB DDR4 @ 3000. 

I love the way the land looks in your presets - really really good.

Cheers,

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