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Hello fellow simmers

I just made the switch from P3D v4 to v5. So far everything went great and i am amazed by the improvements. I had a lot of Addons installed on v4, especially some Texture, shader and atmospheric enhancements. With PBR on all the planes i use, tomatoshade is no longer needed (so i don't need a replacement). Reshade ist already installed and looking great.

I also was a user of REX Sky- and Environment Force. As these products are no longer compatible, this leaves me with two questions that i hope to find some answers or opinions for:

- I saw that Envtex ist compatible for v5. Is Envtex a compareable application to the REX products? (If not, what's the difference?). What's your opinion and what are your experiences ? Is Envtex for P3Dv5 worth it ?

- in a lot of great looking P3Dv5 setups on youtube, i saw that Envtex is not used ("only" Active Sky and Reshade). That raises the question: is Envtex even needed to make P3Dv5 look better ?

Thank's in advance for your answers. I wish you all a great week.

Felix

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With Prepar3D's new atmospherics engine (Enhanced Atmospherics), I think Envtex and Envshade are no longer needed. They are really nice for improving legacy atmospherics, but with Enhanced Atmospherics they don't make a huge difference.

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Simulators I'm Using: X-Plane 11, Prepar3D v5 and Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020).

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3 minutes ago, BiologicalNanobot said:

With Prepar3D's new atmospherics engine (Enhanced Atmospherics), I think Envtex and Envshade are no longer needed. They are really nice for improving legacy atmospherics, but with Enhanced Atmospherics they don't make a huge difference.

Look here https://secure.simmarket.com/toga-projects-envshade-p3d.phtml

Sky, clouds and atmosphere cannot be adjusted in EA mode. All other things can ..,


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1 hour ago, GSalden said:

Look here https://secure.simmarket.com/toga-projects-envshade-p3d.phtml

Sky, clouds and atmosphere cannot be adjusted in EA mode. All other things can ..,

This is why I think it doesn't make a significant difference - sky colors, clouds and atmosphere are what many people want to change.


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The scenery brightness changes the brightness of objects and I find it an important one.

Just try it.

Terrain saturation, water saturation can also be changed and helps with improving the overall look.

Etc etc

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Gerard

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On 3/1/2021 at 2:53 PM, GSalden said:

The scenery brightness changes the brightness of objects and I find it an important one.

Just try it.

Terrain saturation, water saturation can also be changed and helps with improving the overall look.

Etc etc

Hi Gerard.

Thank's very much for your answer. I appreciate it. Me personally, i would buy such an addon (as i bought REX for v4) mainly for Clouds, athmosphere etc. so i have decided not to buy it. And for "just try it" it's a bit too expensive.

Best regards

Felix

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On 3/1/2021 at 12:53 PM, BiologicalNanobot said:

With Prepar3D's new atmospherics engine (Enhanced Atmospherics), I think Envtex and Envshade are no longer needed. They are really nice for improving legacy atmospherics, but with Enhanced Atmospherics they don't make a huge difference.

Hey

Thank's very much. After a few flights, i have come to that same conclusion

Regards

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Note for VR flyers, Envshade currently breaks single pass rendering. Just so you know.

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