Chris Bell

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  1. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    read back pls
  2. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    its performance that is night and day! LM gets better with each release, being able to run more = better visuals staying behind with active on going development after all the years we didn't have active development, such a waste
  3. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    i cannot edit my earlier post, this is to clear any doubts with regard to our renewal policy!
  4. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    @Christopher Low that's a long list of dependencies for enjoying P3D v4 now! why cant you be flying the latest which i can tell you first hand out performs anything we had before! what happens if one those take a year or two or more!? such a shame you have to wait for all these to break free from 32bit choke collar, if you only know what i am running on an old laptop with v4 you'd be banging your head against the wall for not moving over (the YouTube video i posted earlier is on a laptop with v4! the complete flight also posted in normal speed on YouTube; its an hour long!!!), i get being loyal to your aircraft; but waiting on scenery... 😮 you could be enjoying all your current addons ten folds in the meanwhile 😉 not upgrading to v4 should be made illegal! 😛
  5. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    why dont you open your own thread discussing your DIY project? instead of your rude and blunt disregard to the topic author or the merits of this topic! you are that tactless guy who has to ask how much was that car? and than say... ooh i could have got you a better deal! aren't you!? you have not used our work to have a leg to stand on comparing to your DIY project! you're misleading people to an old unsupported project that will mess up their sim, bravo to you for getting it to work on your system! as suggested go open your own thread instead of hijacking someone else with your ill advised opinion!
  6. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    @Gazzareth WOW... just WOW! before you invest in any addon you should consider upgrading to v4! you're on Flintstone stone age area there! seriously! everyone stopped paddling with their feet a long time ago apologies for the unintentional hijack Gerard 💐
  7. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    for all the DIY trolls out there... i am as much as a DIY as the next guy! with one HUGE difference... i put my time into good healthy use! its true! there's nothing on this planet you cannot do with your own mind and two hands another person did before you! butt... there comes a point in life where you understand that just because you can; doesn't mean you have to do everything yourself! some of us work very hard and value our limited time on this planet more than a DIY savings!
  8. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    Thank you James & Kurt ❤️ James i'm sorry this fallen out for you 😞 we are a small "family" oriented community; we cannot exceed the normal costs framework, the support package we add is what actually helps support us as a small studio in the long run, our goal is to keep being there for everyone; with our low published prices that little bit helps! we have to somehow supplement our low sale prices, the good old days of free internet are gone while we are left with hefty bills these days to run even a small studio like ours that customers can relay on,
  9. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    Thank you Kurt, this is hardly the place to discuss this matter! please visit our forums or pm me directly with any questions you may have, the auto renewal is just how the eCommerce we use works, it is not mandatory to renew and can be switched off in your account settings! if you look closer support is discounted for two years over 200% for support and update contract! we locked this for our customers convenient; many overlooked this and later regretted not adding during checkout! in the near future an update to our current manager will show a "live update option" with daily calculated stars position; our customers can update their DB's daily or when pleased,
  10. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    indeed Panos all stars will be perceived as white :) we have tested high fidelity color variation and found sticking with white tones is proper for IRL visuals, we may revisit that when HDR becomes bit more mainstream down the road we will be able to properly represent higher fidelity colors (atm its pointless 😞), just a note as i read some of the comments in regards to pollution and visibility, that is true; pollution blocks visibility at night, usually if one travels to natural open spaces like the desert; you will see allot more stars than if you were in the middle of a dense metro area, nonetheless these stars are there still; we just dont see them easily, this all changes once we take off above the cloud overcast, we leave pollution behind as it no longer applies when the surface below is reflecting white and the sky above are pitch black; these stars shine like diamonds in the sky, views from up there are not the same views we perceive from the ground, one can for most parts replicate pollution as well; running a lower density stars DB, or adding volumetric fog to further enhance ambiance, one can set any level he see fit from 7- 12Mag, personally i find 12 stunning regardless of fidelity, if high fidelity is key; arming Mag 9-10 DB will get you there,
  11. Chris Bell

    Stargazer released by Creative Design Studios

    you're night views look fantastic Gerard, great job merging Black Marble and Night Environment, Stargazer just completed the night ensemble :) check your zoom settings! your sky should look bit different; morel like this! LOOK UP! not down! 😛
  12. Chris Bell

    Texture Issues (Black and Incomplete Loading)

    Mike if you look closely you will notice the area where you see black has curved edges! this is not landclass lines as landclass would show a rectangular tiles structure missing and not curved lines, if pay even closer attention you will notice that in the middle of the black patch area you have a rectangular shape that is actually sitting above the road crossing it; without showing its footprint over it, note the ground texture in the lower right center doesn't match the textures around it (the street all around have a different texture surrounding it) you also show water in the middle there which suggests you have some conflict in vector coastline data not fully excluded, prob coming from a lower scenery with a higher coastline vector line data priority (not to be confuse with scenery layer priority!!!)
  13. Chris Bell

    Texture Issues (Black and Incomplete Loading)

    Mike the issue is present in PHNL area in Honolulu how does that has any relation to NL HD? i think you are looking in the wrong place for this issue to begin with; think what else has changed for you recently beside NL; you are focused on NL scenery when the issue is in another part of the globe! it doesn't add up! here is a fresh image from my sim (NL HD is installed here with BM!)
  14. hi Julian, thank you for your support! purchasing from our shop doesn't automatically registers you on our support forums, you can use our shop ticketing system as needed for urgent issues requiring immediate attention, or register on our support forum for self/community support and help here forums.chrisbelldesigns.com, our support forums requires a separate registration using the same email used to register with our shop, upon registration our system will recognize you and unlock all appropriate areas of our support forums, its important to note for security reasons our shop and support forums are separate instances of each other, essentially the same goes the other way around; registering with our forums initially doesn't automatically creates an account in shop! also note one cannot register on our shop without first completing an order; while our forums is open for public registration, large parts of our forums are only visible to customers based on the products they own and status of their support contract,
  15. glad to hear that Kevin! there's allot you can now adjust thanks to BMM and BM Framework, our manual will outline the basics and some more advanced approach to edit your current profile, you can achieve a more rustic night views through BMM profile editing, as for Blue, hit your F12 during the day or night and you will clearly see Blue's texture, from the cockpit POV they are the "far away" textures you cant really tell usually; but they are there! its the textures that starts at the end of the LOD Radius you see for the near environment, thats where ORBX texture live; Blue lives right after those in your horizon,