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I am getting weird glowing box shapes around my runway, taxi, VASI lights.I am using nHancer for my NVIDIA video card. Any ideas what to check in FSX or nHancer?Thanks!Barry

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Barry, how about a screenshot to show what you're experiencing?

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This is most likely not an nHancer problem, but rather that an add-on has altered the halo.bmp file. I've seen some unfortunately-designed missions available for download that resulted in this.

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I'll check my filedate and size on my halo.bmp, and maybe search my hard drive for it. Is there a good freeware replacement that I can try? Or, is there away to extract that file from the FSX DVDs? Please advise.Thanks for your help!Barry

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Well, you could run the Repair option. (There may be a way to extract a single file, but I'm unaware of it.)Myself, I use a halo.bmp from Shockwave Productions as part of their 3d lights program. It's relatively cheap, and provides a look you can't get with the default lights.

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I have played with some of the Runway Light Scalar Settings, such as setting to as low as 0.25... It is better but I still have those annoying rectangles around the taxi, VASI and runway lights. Any ideas how to fix this? Does the Shockwave Productions lighting have this same problem? I would be willing to purchse it if I was certain it would fix the problem.Thanks!Barry

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Barry, the most likely cause of the "rectangles" is a missing/not found texture file used by the effects engine.Add the following two entries to your fsx.cfg file in the {SCENERY} section (use square brackets instead of the curly braces of course):{SCENERY}MissingLibraryAlert=1ShowMissingTextureAlert=1The next time you start FSX, if there are any mising texture files you will get a popup Message Box letting you know which one(s) they are.

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Hi Bill,I added the lines you included in your thread, launched FSX, and no pop-up messages displayed.Any other ideas?Thanks!Barry

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>Hi Bill,>>I added the lines you included in your thread, launched FSX,>and no pop-up messages displayed.>>Any other ideas?Shoot... Well, leave those entries in your fsx.cfg for possible future problems.Have you installed anything that may have altered the fx_2.bmp file in the ..EffectsTexture folder?The default file is in DXT1 16bit format. If it's been "replaced" by some add-on, it may well be your problem...

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Hi Bill,I have kind of been fooling around with texture replacements, but I am not sure exactly which one may have caused the problem. Maybe I can get the default ones from you or someone?? I think something overlayed the file.Is that the only file that would be impacted?Can you give me the file attributes, size, date, time of the fx_2.bmp you have? I wish there was away to pull it off of the FSX DVD as a single file, not having to do a repair! Yes the good ol days of cab files :)Thanks!Barry

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fx_2.bmp 42.7 KB Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 10:41:20 PM

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