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Small question. If one already own PTA, what other reasons are there to get Envshade?

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There will be no benefit if you are already using PTA with a preferred preset.  As I understand it, the presets come pre-defined with ENVSHADE so if you don't want to tinker about yourself, then it's a collection of presets you can add as you wish

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9 minutes ago, TrentXWB said:

Small question. If one already own PTA, what other reasons are there to get Envshade?

No more tweaking

 

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Just now, DJJose said:

No more tweaking

 

Saw that video and with all promotional material it looks great. But I still didnt get the whole idea on how the product works. A tutorial video would be awesome. 

Can you elaborate about not needing to tweak? How does it work exactly? does it work like ASCA, true dynamic?

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8 minutes ago, TrentXWB said:

Saw that video and with all promotional material it looks great. But I still didnt get the whole idea on how the product works. A tutorial video would be awesome. 

Can you elaborate about not needing to tweak? How does it work exactly? does it work like ASCA, true dynamic?

I think that in order to get the full value of this addon you need ENVTEX. I downloaded their user's manual from the product page and it does a good job explaining how ENVTEX along with the preset shaders enhance the flight experience. If you have ASCA it integrates nicely with dynamic & global modes. Check out their manual.

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15 minutes ago, TrentXWB said:

Can you elaborate about not needing to tweak? How does it work exactly? does it work like ASCA, true dynamic?

Think of Envshade like a PTA preset you can't tweak, which was made solely to "lock down" their settings so people couldn't steal them or modify. So you just apply a locked down PTA preset.

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With all due respect to the developers, I just find that the more modifications made to P3D v4 with "eye candy" just seem to invite more issues when upgrading the platform. I just try to stick with the basics...maybe mesh and landclass..all this shader stuff is foreign to me and I think brings on grief later on...just my input. Maybe I'm completely wrong and if I can be educated, please do. Regards, Peter Webber.

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1 hour ago, TrentXWB said:

Small question. If one already own PTA, what other reasons are there to get Envshade?

Basic query - if you have PTA installed/running, presumably to go to Envshade you need to disable or uninstall PTA?

Anyone got Envshade, & is that aspect explained?

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So basically, its like you are buying a PTA preset but without the need for the PTA software.

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1 minute ago, shaheen said:

So basically, its like you are buying a PTA preset but without the need for the PTA software.

That's how I see it.

I have PTA and Matts preset = job done for me.

 

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16 minutes ago, Peter Webber said:

With all due respect to the developers, I just find that the more modifications made to P3D v4 with "eye candy" just seem to invite more issues when upgrading the platform. I just try to stick with the basics...maybe mesh and landclass..all this shader stuff is foreign to me and I think brings on grief later on...just my input. Maybe I'm completely wrong and if I can be educated, please do. Regards, Peter Webber.

Shader modifications don't create issues as you can restore original shaders at any time.  There is no grief about adding a shader mod - and the results are truly amazing.  I use PTA and it is without doubt one of the best modifications I could have made to my sim.  If you are only sticking to mesh and landclass to enhance your sim, you are missing out.

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14 minutes ago, Peter Webber said:

With all due respect to the developers, I just find that the more modifications made to P3D v4 with "eye candy" just seem to invite more issues when upgrading the platform. I just try to stick with the basics...maybe mesh and landclass..all this shader stuff is foreign to me and I think brings on grief later on...just my input. Maybe I'm completely wrong and if I can be educated, please do. Regards, Peter Webber.

If this is how you feel you should go for a freeware like Re-Shade, it is independent of which version of PD3 you use as it uses DX11 code directly on your GPU.

This is what I use:cool:.

Regards,
Simbol

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56 minutes ago, DJJose said:

I think that in order to get the full value of this addon you need ENVTEX. I downloaded their user's manual from the product page and it does a good job explaining how ENVTEX along with the preset shaders enhance the flight experience. If you have ASCA it integrates nicely with dynamic & global modes. Check out their manual.

This is also my understanding, I am not 100% sure but I think ENVSHADE is an add-on to ENVTEX.

Regards,
Simbol

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