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One thing I discovered yesterday evening while flying into Vegas is that volumetric lighting is now missing from MSFS! This has been a basic feature that has been available in the sim since launch and before. Volumetric lighting helps immerse pilots when flying through the clouds, especially at night. It was a blast watching the lights bounce off the clouds as my aircraft passed through each cloud. With the most recent update, it's now missing! I know there are many other things we want fixed but I wanted to make sure this was brought forward as well. Seems like many folks were unaware of this (myself included). I've attached some images for reference below. Please use the link to the bug report I've submitted and give a vote so we can bring back volumetric lighting to the sim! I've also verified with several other pilots using a variety of settings that this is not a feature that's simply turned off on my system. Verified through dev settings as well that volumetric effects are active. Really hated seeing this feature get removed.

 

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https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/bring-back-volumetric-lighting/433577/33

 

This is how it currently looks!

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This is how it SHOULD look!
Pic is from p3d but is a good representation of volumetric lighting*

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Your link is not working but totally agree - keep finding more and more dumb down aspects of this sim every day

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2 minutes ago, Richard Sennett said:

Your link is not working but totally agree - keep finding more and more dumb down aspects of this sim every day

Should work now. Thank you for pointing that out. This is crazy that we no longer have this as a feature.

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The defrauded lighting is the worst thing!

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2 minutes ago, jarmstro said:

The defrauded lighting is the worst thing!

I absolutely don't understand why this is gone. I'm also not sure how we've missed this. Just happen to notice it yesterday when flying out of Denver for the SNO. They had plenty of active weather in the area and I noticed going through the clouds that I couldn't see my lights bouncing off the clouds anymore. Really hoping this is just a bug.

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Nothing to understand other then it is currently broken like many other things and will need to be fixed.

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Mine the same, no volumetric lights. Not great that it’s not been addressed by ms/asobo. Let’s hope it’s fixed pronto!

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Post this on the official forums, not here. Make a bug report on the forums and Zendesk

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3 minutes ago, Tuskin38 said:

Post this on the official forums, not here. Make a bug report on the forums and Zendesk

My post already shows the link where I've documented this on the official forums, with a bug report sent to Zendesk. This is here to help get traction, which means votes on my topic to hopefully bring this forward for answers. That's why I specifically said, "Help us with your vote".

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Keirett Rock on needs to be brought to light everywhere - thanks for nothing XBOX should be two different platforms so the red headed step child pc version has to suffer now - wonderful 

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7 minutes ago, Keirtt said:

My post already shows the link where I've documented this on the official forums, with a bug report sent to Zendesk. This is here to help get traction, which means votes on my topic to hopefully bring this forward for answers. That's why I specifically said, "Help us with your vote".

My bad.

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Just now, Tuskin38 said:

My bad.

No worries - but I'll take your vote if you haven't already voted to help get this issue discussed some more by the devs. I think a lot of us are hoping it's just a simple bug. 


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2 minutes ago, Keirtt said:

No worries - but I'll take your vote if you haven't already voted to help get this issue discussed some more by the devs. I think a lot of us are hoping it's just a simple bug. 

Done 👍

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54 minutes ago, Keirtt said:

One thing I discovered yesterday evening while flying into Vegas is that volumetric lighting is now missing from MSFS! This has been a basic feature that has been available in the sim since launch and before. Volumetric lighting helps immerse pilots when flying through the clouds, especially at night. It was a blast watching the lights bounce off the clouds as my aircraft passed through each cloud. With the most recent update, it's now missing! I know there are many other things we want fixed but I wanted to make sure this was brought forward as well. Seems like many folks were unaware of this (myself included). I've attached some images for reference below. Please use the link to the bug report I've submitted and give a vote so we can bring back volumetric lighting to the sim! I've also verified with several other pilots using a variety of settings that this is not a feature that's simply turned off on my system. Verified through dev settings as well that volumetric effects are active. Really hated seeing this feature get removed.

 

>>>>Help us with your vote<<<<
https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/bring-back-volumetric-lighting/433577/33

 

This is how it currently looks!

lights2.png

This is how it SHOULD look!
Pic is from p3d but is a good representation of volumetric lighting*

light.png

 

They probably got 1 more FPS for X box, by doing away with Volumetric lighting. 

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Just now, Bobsk8 said:

They probably got 1 more FPS for X box, by doing away with Volumetric lighting. 

Ugggh, I really hope that's not the answer Bob! hahaha, I would much rather hear it was just an overlooked element or a bug that needs to be quickly squashed. 


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