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  1. Night Environment Benelux v1.71 Released! Night Environment Benelux, our first region and the one that started it all is finally getting a face lift from Aerosoft, this is a complete new version that includes our latest Textures and Quad installer; with support for Prepar3D v3.x, the new release is coupled with our v1.7x series standards; including... Read more here
  2. Time Lapse Bordeaux - Night Environment V2
  3. Night Environment France was recently a very nice and detailed review of Night Environment France over at Mutleys Hangar; by John Guest, They conclude: "The Night Environment range of scenery add-ons provides an improved nocturnal lighting model for those who like to fly at night. Night Environment France attempts to take the range up another gear." full review here.
  4. Flight Simulation and Optimizing Night Time Flights Generally speaking out of the box fresh sim install is mainly geared towards day time flights; With very little regards to night flying, Setting up for a proper day time flight requires allot of attention to detail; from setting up controls, weather conditions, scenery complexity, vehicle, and visual add-on’s This process could take one few months to get comfortable with his environment settings and gear, it’s a tedious task many of us take to extreme (to say the least!), your day time flight environment is balanced perfectly for the day; at the same time is also consuming the same resources at night; not leaving much room for night time add-on’s, There is a misconception that when night falls its dark anyway; what’s there to see? Optimize…? What’s there to tweak different then day time when you barely see anything? The last statement is the general concept most have when it comes to night flights; bear in mind that up to not long ago, night flying didn’t really exists to the extent it’s been developed in the past several years, the original developer never envisioned such transformation that it never was an area of much interest; but recent developments allow us now to fully have VFR night flights; while looking out the window at real world vector data, before we continue deeper into this article; remember the first few sentences I started with; the sim's night environment deserves now as much attention as day time does to fully enjoy todays night add-on’s, many day time element are not visible at night, to redirect resources; some settings can be adjusted towards an optimized environment for night flights, if we start by going through the settings in FSX/SE/P3D configuration tabs; let’s have a look at Weather Tab, consider that a normal human eyes can perceive natural lights in the real world (depending on conditions and alt) 60-100 miles away in optimal conditions, adding clouds at night beyond the minimum slider potion is pointless at night; as well as drawing high detail clouds; and every other related daytime eye candy, moving to the Scenery tab, Mesh complexity and Mesh Resolution both can be significantly reduced, you will not see the added vertices drawn at night or a fine mountain contours and subtleties, A mesh complexity of 30 with mesh resolution of 76-38 should be more than sufficient for night flight, Texture resolution… at night? Do I need to extend on this one? Same goes for Water Effect, These are not visible at night; there is no need to extend resourced for these features at night, Scenery Complexity and Autogen Density shouldn’t exceed Normal for night fight, In Aircraft Tab, Shadows aren’t really visible at night; it is recommended to turn shadows off, but to each his own, In Graphics Tab I personally like the visuals at night with antialiasing switched off These are just few very basic guidelines for optimizing your night time flights The goal behind this is to free resources that aren’t used during night; you can dig more and find many creative way to conserve resources at night, Many third party add-ons can also have their day time settings optimized for night; using the same logic, Believe it or not, your unused aircraft adds up to the global VAS usage regardless of day or night, I keep my unused aircraft in a folder I make called “hangar” with the same structure that’s inside SIM\SimObjects\ ; I keep this folder under SimObjects folder, this where 99% of my aircrafts are in (including default), If you only fly in a predefined area like US, or UK etc… There is no need to load the whole world every time you go for a local flights! The last two advisories will decrease your sim load times significantly; as well as reduce your initial VAS consumption in general! Before we go into more technical detail; no one is expecting you to manually go through each and every one of these setting each time you go for a flight, Yet… It is unreasonable to assume that with today’s add-on’s our sim’s should work regardless what we install in it; we have HD textures, as well as HD Photoreal, and HD mesh and so much more than what initially thought of, one must remember that we are still bound to 3.6GB usable VAS memory space allowed by x86 (32bit) application platform; the name of the game here is balance; you have to balance your memory consumption to accommodate everything you want in your current flight, This is the time to mention SimStarter By Developer - Peter Rosendhal. http://aviation.pero-online.de/ i highly recommend using SimStarter to create various startup profiles; to speed up your fsx load times; and general performance tweaks; you can create many profiles that launch you right into your preconfigured flight without wasting time; you can customize all the above settings and much more from a single GUI interface; you will have complete control over all of Sim’s elements; , scenery.cfg, fsx/se/p3d.cfg as well as many third party add-on’s settings, save your setting to a profile on your desktop, and with one click; SimStarter will put you on the runway with all the preconfigured environmental settings you selected for that profile, SimStarter is a free and can be found here – http://aviation.pero-online.de/wordpress/?page_id=105 ; there are many tutorials on how to configure SimStarter to hook into third party add-on’s; please don’t forget donate to help Peter continue his development on this magnificent irreplaceable tool! Note that these guidelines should be used for day time flight as well as night time flight to maximize your Sim potential and VAS pool, if there’s something I neglected to mentioned please feel free to discuss; this is an open discussion about this topic; Looking forward to hearing some feedback from you guys, Happy Flying
  5. Aerosoft Night Environment California v1.7 Released!!! http://forums.nightenvironment.com/blogs/entry/6-night-environment-california-v17-released/
  6. 737 Night Approach and Landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gTQvmeNr98
  7. Chris Bell

    Blue Marble

    The Blue Marble Project Meet The Blue Marble, yes we have another marble in our collection Blue Marble is not a new name for Black Marble, It's a Project on its own merits! Not to be confused with Night Environment, Black Marble, or vEarth (Virtual Earth) projects, More detail about Blue Marble Project can be found here http://forums.nightenvironment.com/topic/289-blue-marble/?page=1 The video below showcase the projects from a worldwide prospective (best viewed in full screen at 1080HD!), Freeze frame the first second and you will see the old data visible for one second (including FPS etc.); Right after (in video editing) we blend from the same position only this time from within Blue Marble, Watch closely the following 20 seconds as we time lap through 12 month worldwide seasonal cycle, Before we start spinning the globe to show you Blue Marble in all its glory all around the world, and then right before when you think it’s over… wait for it! Enjoy one more thing… be sure to register as a member of our forums by Christmas to be eligible for our special Christmas gift! with opening our new online shop we will invite all our registered forums members by Christmas to get their Christmas gift! A copy of Blue Marble free of charge The Blue Marble Blue Marble is made out of real worldwide seasonal coordinated high res Photoreal imagery!!! (Blue Marble Seamlessly integrates and is Compatible with all 3rd party add on's like FTX Global and all other regions, UTX etc.)
  8. I thought I’d post few preview shoots from our upcoming Black Marble project, we bring you all new, accurate, and most recent, worldwide navigation level road network data, rendered into Sim native architecture, worldwide coverage of fresh and up to date road network (including traffic), accompanied with our new and most advanced lighting system we recently developed, (more info, pics and general discussion http://forums.nightenvironment.com/topic/207-black-marble) without further ado... let it be light :smile: New York City Miami (KMIA) Los Angeles (KLAX) Paris (LFPG) London (EGLL) Frankfurt (EDDF) Shenzhen Hong-Kong (Kai-Tak) Melbourne Los Angeles area top view
  9. Aerosoft Night Environment Florida v1.7 has just been Released! this release is the first to include our new v1.7 architecture designed for NE.X.Manager Product page http://www.nightenvironment.com/florida.html announcement http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/95283-night-environment-florida-released/ here are few shoots to start your appetite (shown with Jo Erlend Daytona-Beach)
  10. NIght Environment Germany has been updated to v1.7; the update include a brand new Architecture and NEXM Support
  11. Night Environment Dubai v1.71 (UAE) Released! Aerosoft following up the recent update lineup with Night Environment Dubai, this is a complete new version that includes our latest Textures and Quad installer; with support for Prepar3D v3.x, the new release is coupled with our v1.7x series standards... Read more here
  12. Aerosoft Night Environment - Pennsylvania Released! We decided to follow up Night Environment Connecticut / Rhodes Island quickly with Pennsylvania. http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?showtopic=92561
  13. little play on words but who can argue the visuals NE delivers with this real world example Real world time-laps Night Landing at Chicago O'hare International Airport
  14. Night Environment Norway v1.71 Released! Night Environment Norway is finally getting a long waites face lift from Aerosoft, this is a complete new version that includes our latest Textures and Quad installer; with support for Prepar3D v3.x, the new release is coupled with our v1.7x series standards; including... Read more here
  15. I’d like to invite our customers and friends to join our new dedicated Night Environment Community Forums at http://forums.nightenvironment.com/ this will be our main support hub from here on, for any support issues and help with our products; our customers have a home now
  16. Aerosoft Night Environment Massachusetts v1.7 with NEXM Released! http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?showtopic=96556 Team Creative Design Studios are proud to present - Night Environment Massachusetts with v1.7 Architecture and NEXM, Massachusetts is a New England state known for its significant Colonial history. There are 45 airports available to the public in Massachusetts. Of all the International airports in Massachusetts, the Gen Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is the only international airport. More than 40 airlines fly from this airport, including Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Cape Air, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Express, Air Mexico, Air Jamaica, JetBlue Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Midwest, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Finnair, and Icelandair. Almost 20 million people travel through Logan International Airport annually.
  17. P47 Thunderbolt simulator over Night Environment France (not my video, but i had to show it off )
  18. and... queue Night Environment USA! NA here we are we start with Night Environment New-York and New-Jersey for this month release millions of lights, making VFR night flights fully possible! As always fully compatible with all other addon scenery. http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/91825-night-environment-new-york-and-new-jersey/
  19. Night Environment Italy v1.71 Released! Night Environment Italy is finally getting a long waited face lift from Aerosoft, this is a complete new version that includes our latest Textures and Quad installer; with support for Prepar3D v3.x, the new release is coupled with our v1.7x series standards; including... Read more here
  20. Aerosoft Night Environment Poland announced!!! 4,207,932 Lights! we are also testing under FSX STEAM for this release. http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?showtopic=90628
  21. Night Environment - SimStarter advance setting and tweaks id like to start a tweak and advance setting that can be applied via SimTarter for improved night flight experience anyone working with Night Environment and SimStarter who's willing to share their settings and recommendation’s are welcome to comment and discuss the subject here i will maintain the first post with any "approved by the community" recommendation’s that are found and can be applied via SimStarter for improved night experience minimize/limit autogen trees and buildings during night flights in FSX.cfg (my personal settings are displayed) [TERRAIN] TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=1376 // 0-12000 default is 4500 TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=907 // 0-12000 default is 4500 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- a tweak i have recently experimented with good results it seems to give a decent increase in performance on my i5 Yoga a pre condition must be meet prior to seeting this, frames must be locked in FSX (not unlimited) (only do one change at a time; to make sure you gain benefit from it; making more than one change at once will confuse you) [Main] FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.01 // 0.10 0.25 0.33 1.0 2.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- have Steve's DX10 fixer installed and all bloom sliders are set to 60%
  22. Aerosoft Night Environment New York Independent Review Published by Nels_Anderson (on FlightSim.com) Review Author: Justin Cogo "In the above picture Manhattan is clearly visible, but can you notice something different about the scenery? Do some large parts of the scenery look much different than other parts? If you answered yes then you're correct! On the left New Jersey looks like default FSX scenery, but Manhattan and the rest of New York look somewhat more refined and colorful. New York State's night-scenery is updated with real topographic databases and using 3D-light modelling New York State's night scenery has been revolutionized!"... full review here - http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/content.php?15825
  23. Aerosoft Night Environment Alps v1.7 Released!!! http://www.nightenvironment.com/alps.html
  24. Aerosoft Night Environment Dubai v1.7 Released!!! (UAE) http://forums.nightenvironment.com/blogs/entry/5-night-environment-dubai-v17-released/