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Lights look like Balloons using Matrox TripleHead2Go

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Hi everyoneDoes anyone know how to scale down the lights within FSX so that all lights including runways .. taxiways .. etc etc stop looking like huge balloons??? ....It's obviously to do with the fact that the TripleHead2Go is stretching FSX over the three screens which causes this horrible effect .. and I was just wondering if anyone has found the solution ..CheersPaulUK

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Download aht5.zip from the AVSIM library. It contains alternative halo.bmp textures and info on how to scale runway lights. While originally for FS2004 it works in FSX. Choose a replacement halo.bmp from the small folder and paste it into your FSX/texture folder. You might want to save the original halo.bmpfile first. Then paste the light scaler text into your fsx.cfg DISPLAY section. You can adjust the scalar values as desired. The following values worked for me.RUNWAY_LIGHTS_SURFACE_SCALAR=0.4 //scales edge,center,end,touchdown,runwaysRUNWAY_LIGHTS_VASI_SCALAR=0.4 //scales VASI lights)RUNWAY_LIGHTS_APPROACH_SCALAR=0.4 //scales approach light barsRUNWAY_LIGHTS_STROBE_SCALAR=0.4 //scales RAILs and ODALs)Good luck. Bruce

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And if you haven't already, try setting WideViewAspect=true in your FSX.CFG file. It's in there already, but defaults to false.Gary


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Yes, yes, yes! Very nice. Been looking/waiting for this answer for a few months. Is there a similar scalar value for taxiway lights?Randy Jura, KPDX

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RUNWAY_LIGHTS_SURFACE_SCALAR=0.4 //scales edge,center,end,touchdown,runways. This line should also take care of taxiway lights. At least it seemed to in my installation. Does anyone know how to reduce the size of the AI aircraft landing lights?

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RandyApparently the scalar approach doesn't affect the taxiway lights. The smaller HALO.bmp files included in the previously mentioned aht5 file will improve the taxiway lights. I installed the first one in the small folder that doesn't have a halo. After installing the halo.bmp file use the scalar line values to tweak the other light types. I am still looking for a fix for the AI aircraft landing lights which are still way too large and bright.

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Thanks for the cool tips!Randy Jura, KPDX

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Thank you very much for that Bruce .. a great tip and it looks like others are benefitting from it too ... Well done Buddy :-)The only problem I seem to have now is that my taxiway (Blue) lights are still pretty large ... Looks like others are also having this problem too ...Any ideas on sorting this one out ... also when I look at the lights on the tail and wings of the aircraft they still look like balloons!Once again ... superb thanks Bruce Paul

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