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I thought night lighting looked better, Salty 748

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Hi all,

So, I'm back into the flying addiction, 73 on the horizon, and now trying the 748 salty.

First of all, word not allowed, for a freeware aircraft, simbiref integration, working NAT track flying, hmmhmm.  I took off from JFK this morning, but I was a little underwhelmed by the night lighting on the ground.

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I find it, well, very P3D looking to be honest. I thought the lights go further than this? (also my plane is almost invisible in the darkness?..)

Am I just stupid or?

 

cheers

Vic

 


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Just goes to show you cannot please everyone. I feel it's the best it's ever been. And had been changed to reflect this on the reports from the community.

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How far out from JFK were you at this point? 

Once you get out of the city, which doesn't take that long in a jet, there's a lot of countryside. So depending on where you were, I'm not terribly surprised to see big dark patches.

As for the plane being nearly invisible, yeah, that's normal. Objects in the sky are hard to see at night, which is why the FAA makes airplanes run lighting. 😉

 

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5 minutes ago, eslader said:

How far out from JFK were you at this point? 

Once you get out of the city, which doesn't take that long in a jet, there's a lot of countryside. So depending on where you were, I'm not terribly surprised to see big dark patches.

As for the plane being nearly invisible, yeah, that's normal. Objects in the sky are hard to see at night, which is why the FAA makes airplanes run lighting. 😉

 

really? SO no roadlights etc are normal in the USA? Then it makes sense. Thanks!

Im still very pleased by the sim @Car147 ;). 


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1 hour ago, Victoroos said:

really? SO no roadlights etc are normal in the USA? Then it makes sense. Thanks!

Im still very pleased by the sim @Car147 ;). 

If you pick a night of the month when the moon is out, it will show up the aircraft. 
At new moon, it will be very dark and difficult to pick out the aircraft just as in real life. 
Full moon in the sim changes things drastically.


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12 hours ago, Victoroos said:

SO no roadlights etc are normal in the USA?

In many places, yeah. You only really see noticeable lighting in cities and towns. The vast majority of our interstate highway miles are unlit at night, and really so is most of the area of the country itself. The USA is insanely large, and there's a lot of empty space in it. We have well over a million square miles just in farmland, and most of that doesn't have any lights on it at all. 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Victoroos said:

I find it, well, very P3D looking to be honest. I thought the lights go further than this? (also my plane is almost invisible in the darkness?..)

Am I just stupid or?

cheers

Vic

Vic, if you want the night lighting to be as drawn as far out as possible, have the 'Terrian level of Detail' set to the max, 400. Not a massive difference perhaps, it's more pronounced from FL30 and above. It does have a performance penalty (when at the ground level especially) so I use this only when flying clear nights in the airliners to take in the views. I run a 1080ti, 8700K.

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5 hours ago, eslader said:

In many places, yeah. You only really see noticeable lighting in cities and towns. The vast majority of our interstate highway miles are unlit at night, and really so is most of the area of the country itself. The USA is insanely large, and there's a lot of empty space in it. We have well over a million square miles just in farmland, and most of that doesn't have any lights on it at all. 

 

 

 

That makes sense, nice, very sustainable! I did notice indeed in the EU (where I live) way more lights on the ground

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2 hours ago, Freq_flyer44 said:

Vic, if you want the night lighting to be as drawn as far out as possible, have the 'Terrian level of Detail' set to the max, 400. Not a massive difference perhaps, it's more pronounced from FL30 and above. It does have a performance penalty (when at the ground level especially) so I use this only when flying clear nights in the airliners to take in the views. I run a 1080ti, 8700K.

hmm, I'd love that, not sure my 1070 can handle that on QHD level 😕


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