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do you also use their lighting for the night? It looks good indeed

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Yes, I am using Night Environment with my photo real scenery and Black Marble for all LC scenery.

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you're night views look fantastic Gerard, great job merging Black Marble and Night Environment,
Stargazer just completed the night ensemble :) 

check your zoom settings!
your sky should look bit different; morel like this!
 

LOOK UP! not down! 😛 

 

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Stars down to magnitude 12?? I assume that this addon is not supposed to be realistic?

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For me, you would never have that amount of stars visible above a city like that, due to light pollution etc. 

 

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1 hour ago, Christopher Low said:

Stars down to magnitude 12?? I assume that this addon is not supposed to be realistic?

The brightness of the stars is much lower than in reality.

It also depends on where you are in the world. Therefore multiple magnitudes so you can set it to your preference.

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indeed Panos all stars will be perceived as white :)
we have tested high fidelity color variation and found sticking with white tones is proper for IRL visuals,
we may revisit that when HDR becomes bit more mainstream down the road we will be able to properly represent higher fidelity colors (atm its pointless 😞),

just a note as i read some of the comments in regards to pollution and visibility,
that is true; pollution blocks visibility at night, usually if one travels to natural open spaces like the desert;
you will see allot more stars than if you were in the middle of a dense metro area,

nonetheless these stars are there still; we just dont see them easily,

this all changes once we take off above the cloud overcast,
we leave pollution behind as it no longer applies when the surface below is reflecting white and the sky above are pitch black; these stars shine like diamonds in the sky,

views from up there are not the same views we perceive from the ground,

one can for most parts replicate pollution as well;
running a lower density stars DB, or adding volumetric fog to further enhance ambiance,

one can set any level he see fit from 7- 12Mag,
personally i find 12 stunning regardless of fidelity,
if high fidelity is key; arming Mag 9-10 DB will get you there,

 

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Went straightaway to the shop. But it seems, that you can only buy Stargazer, if you add product support for 2 years and it renews at $2.99 per year? It is not possible to remove this additional service. Testet with Chrome and IE. So I decided not to order Stargaze - sorry. Or have I done something wrong?

Kurt

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Thank you Kurt,
this is hardly the place to discuss this matter!
please visit our forums or pm me directly with any questions you may have,

the auto renewal is just how the eCommerce we use works,
it is not mandatory to renew and can be switched off in your account settings!

if you look closer support is discounted for two years over 200% for support and update contract!
we locked this for our customers convenient; many overlooked this and later regretted not adding during checkout!

in the near future an update to our current manager will show a "live update option"
with daily calculated stars position; our customers can update their DB's daily or when pleased,

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Chris, I'd like to let you know that I also decided not to order Stargazer based on the support being unavoidably added at checkout. I can live without it, at 20% of the product's price, but without the option to drop it I was persuaded not to purchase.

Product looks great, but I was a bit on the fence because I wasn't sure the (relatively) slight difference in night visuals was worth it to me personally. The mandatory support surcharge just pushed me over the edge.

Just more feedback from a potential customer for your awareness. Keep up the great development work you're doing and best of luck.

James

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Hi Chris, 

so I will hurry once again "straightaway" to your shop. 😉

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I'm using autostar with the latest catalogue from the Naval Observatory without any issues.  The stars look pretty close to me, but what do I know I was trained in the military. I did try cel nav a little in the R4D, but wasn't real good at it.  My calculations had us in Texas which was correct.  ROFL

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Thank you James & Kurt ❤️

James i'm sorry this fallen out for you 😞
we are a small "family" oriented community; we cannot exceed the normal costs framework,
the support package we add is what actually helps support us as a small studio in the long run,
our goal is to keep being there for everyone; with our low published prices that little bit helps!

we have to somehow supplement our low sale prices,
the good old days of free internet are gone while we are left with hefty bills these days to run even a small studio like ours that customers can relay on,

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for all the DIY trolls out there... 

i am as much as a DIY as the next guy!
with one HUGE difference... i put my time into good healthy use!

its true! there's nothing on this planet you cannot do with your own mind and two hands another person did before you!
butt... there comes a point in life where you understand that just because you can; doesn't mean you have to do everything yourself!
some of us work very hard and value our limited time on this planet more than a DIY savings!

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Useful info, although sadly I'm still in the stone age with v3. So I'll give Autostarx a try in the interim.

That said I certainly wouldn't be buying any add-on with a recurring payment when I make the jump to v4..

G

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@Gazzareth
WOW... just WOW!
before you invest in any addon you should consider upgrading to v4!

you're on Flintstone stone age area there!
seriously! everyone stopped paddling with their feet a long time ago :laugh:

 

apologies for the unintentional hijack Gerard 💐

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15 minutes ago, Chris Bell said:

@Gazzareth
WOW... just WOW!
before you invest in any addon you should consider upgrading to v4!

you're on Flintstone stone age area there!
seriously! everyone stopped paddling with their feet a long time ago :laugh:

 

apologies for the unintentional hijack Gerard 💐

Lol, only get add-ons that are v4 compatible now, but until there are any decent modern bizjets available for v4 then I'll stick with v3.

G

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1 hour ago, Bluestar said:

I'm using autostar

It is available in the AVSIM Library - Just search "autostar".  The author is Chris Wright.

The program has a lot of power.  The database included is certainly adequate for FS use.  It works great in P3dv4.

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13 minutes ago, Bluestar said:

It is available in the AVSIM Library - Just search "autostar".  The author is Chris Wright.

The program has a lot of power.  The database included is certainly adequate for FS use.  It works great in P3dv4.

Isn't there some hiccup when  installing it with W10 or something like that? 

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16 minutes ago, B777ER said:

Isn't there some hiccup when  installing it with W10 or something like that? 

I'm running it with Win10-64 and P3dv4 with no problems.

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why dont you open your own thread discussing your DIY project?
instead of your rude and blunt disregard to the topic author or the merits of this topic!

you are that tactless guy who has to ask how much was that car?
and than say... ooh i could have got you a better deal! aren't you!?

you have not used our work to have a leg to stand on comparing to your DIY project!
you're misleading people to an old unsupported project that will mess up their sim,

bravo to you for getting it to work on your system!
as suggested go open your own thread instead of hijacking someone else with your ill advised opinion!

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