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Lear Jet's EICAS display at night

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When flying the Lear Jet at night, the EICAS display has some strange colour shadings (see attached photo). I wonder whether this is caused by my LCD monitor not being able to represent enough colours (which I doubt) or whether this looks as designed.Cheers,Siggyhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/191077.jpg

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It's called banding and appears when something is apparent when some graphics is being processed in 16 bit color representation (say 5 bits for red, 6 bits for green, 5 bits for blue).If your screen display is already set to 32 bits, it is likely that the texture for the cockpit panel or instrument was saved in a 16 bit compressed format (e.g. DXT).

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>It's called banding and appears when something is apparent>when some graphics is being processed in 16 bit color>representation (say 5 bits for red, 6 bits for green, 5 bits>for blue).>>If your screen display is already set to 32 bits, it is likely>that the texture for the cockpit panel or instrument was saved>in a 16 bit compressed format (e.g. DXT).XML gauge graphics can only be 24bit or 8bit, non-compressed. The Lear45 graphics are 8bit (Indexed).The daytime bitmap "eicas_background.bmp" is okay, but the night time variation "eicas_background_night.bmp" is horribly banded... :-erksSomeone in the Art department at ACES didn't do a very good job on this one. A touch of 'gaussian blurr' applied to the image before dithering to 8bit Indexed format would have eliminated the banding... ;)

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