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Improving the Sun Effect when light-bloom is off.

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Light-bloom is a fairly heavy hit on the fps so I know a lot of us have to switch it off. The visual effect on the sun pretty dire though, like a dim bulb in the sky. The sun, and a large portion of the sky surrounding it should appear to blaze when observed directly. I played around with the suneffect.cfg file and got some nice results. Heres some pictures.*Note: Light-bloom is off, lens-flare on & the default sky textures have been replaced by the most excellent payware "RealSky V3 Extra Edition" versions.Some comparisons.http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5724/suneffectlc2.jpgAt sunset and the suns afterglow, which stays present for longer and is more intense.http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8366/suneffect1xf8.jpgThe result is achieved by altering the three parameters that control the sun, corona and the halo/glow. Their size and intensity. Opinions sought.[Edit]Woops I forgot to post the cfg code! Paste these into your suneffect.cfg over-writing the first three paragraphs with these three. Its located in main "Flight Simulator X" folder. REMEMBER TO BACKUP THE ORIGINAL!!![general]SunSize=1100MoonSize=2072SunTexture="sun.bmp"LensFlareCount="10"RenderCorona="1"RenderGlow="1"RenderMoonCorona="1"[LensFlare.1]Texture="sunglow.bmp"Size="1.9"Location="1.00"Intensity="1.5"Sunglow="1"[LensFlare.2]Texture="corona1.bmp"Size="0.55"Location="1.00"Intensity="0.4"Corona="1"Dotsie.

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>wow, this is awesome, can't wait for a release!I think you may be confused and think that the sky textures come with this! They look super good but they are from the pay-ware "RealSky V3 Extra Edition" which i HIGHLY recommend. The sky will still look neon purple it's just that the sun will look better if you cant enable light-bloom. This code only alters how the sun looks. Try it out but remember to backup your "suneffect.cfg" file.Dotsie.

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Terrific! I've often thought the default sun with light bloom off could be greatly improved and now you've done it!Cheers,Noel.

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My first thought, cool I can get those FPS back now!My second thought, how cool would it look WITH the bloom on in additions to your modifications?

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This is very interesting!Jeff ShylukSenior Staff Reviewer, Avsim

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Would it be worth posting this cfg file to the File Library so more people who can't use light-bloom can use it??? I still haven't finished testing it fully though.Dotsie.

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I've been playing around with this now for a while and think I've found a satisfactory setting that gives enough radiance during the day without the sun lingering too long after sunset. I'll try upload it as a zip to library with the tweak config file and the original. Again it should be noted that this is for those who can't use light-bloom. The screenshot sky texture are also not the default.http://picasaweb.google.com/davidjamesbolg...169684764792018http://lh5.google.com/davidjamesbolger/Rxk...s/s800/comp.jpghttp://picasaweb.google.com/davidjamesbolg...169710534595810 http://lh3.google.com/davidjamesbolger/Rxk.../s800/comp1.jpgDotsie.

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The suneffect.cfg entry sorry, forgot.Download: http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID...isc&DLID=111198or copy & paste[general]SunSize=1100MoonSize=2072SunTexture="sun.bmp"LensFlareCount="10"RenderCorona="1"RenderGlow="1"RenderMoonCorona="1"[LensFlare.1]Texture="sunglow.bmp"Size="1.1"Location="1.00"Intensity="0.5"Sunglow="1"[LensFlare.2]Texture="corona1.bmp"Size="0.55"Location="1.00"Intensity="0.25"Corona="1"

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Very nice Dotsie - works very well thank you.Hope you don't mind me posting this tweak on the Horizon Simulations forum...giving you full credit of naturally.

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No I don't mind, I hope people like it as much as me. No need for credit if you want, I didn't create anything new.Dotsie.

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