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Smashing Time
February 24th, 2010, 18:48
anyone know what would cause the plane to exhibit a brilliant glow at certain angles?

February 24th, 2010, 19:43
Just a shot in the dark, but do you happen to have "bloom" turned on within the display settings? With it on, that is what you might be seeing.

February 24th, 2010, 20:09
Yep thats bloom,its only switched on(in the mdl) for the glass objects but try as I might I never got it to look like that...but it was the effect I was trying to achieve though it looks like it needs to be toned down a heap :D .Whats your system specs smashing video card dx ver ?

Smashing Time
February 24th, 2010, 20:37
Thanks John/Wozza
seems much better now. Is that something I leave off all the time for other aircraft or just this one?
didn't notice it before.

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0611&SUBSYS_053C10DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 495 MB
Shared Memory: 1790 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Name: Dell 2208WFP(Digital)
Monitor Model: DELL 2208WFP
Monitor Id: DEL403C
Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.954Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,n vwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0011.9621 (English)
Driver Version:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell XPS720
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A06
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

February 24th, 2010, 22:29
Hi Mate
Thanks for that,Your system basically the same as mine, must be an OS DX10 thing
I find on my system the bloom setting drags the fps down a fair bit,so I run with it off (I really dont like the effect anyways :D) I can tone the effect down,but to be honest Im not 100% on how it all works :) It will there for require a bit of trial and error. Ill put it down in the bug list and get it fixed,but I will have to bite the bullet and get a copy of win7 so I can see what Im doing ;)
if your are running it in dx10 mode hows the VC shadow effect?

February 25th, 2010, 02:06
Bloom it is...

I think you need a bit more horespower to really enjoy bloom full time...JMO...

maybee speed of ram and CPU boosted to 3.4....

Smashing Time
February 25th, 2010, 05:38
I can live with out it. Especially if like harleyman says they drag frame rates down.
Wozza, with dx10 the VC shadows look great, just like any other a/c.
I really appreciate your hard work offered to us.
I just started using FSX after a clean W7 install.
I'm still trying to figure out the FSX texturing formats so I can start doing some paint jobs for your T-6 and other planes.


February 25th, 2010, 06:25
Thanks :)
I set the VC shadows on and did as much manifold modelling in the vc as possible, but the polly count started to climb. Not having a dx10 os made it hard to see if there where any holes.Id love to have a look at dx10 but after the drama of my recent upgrade Im dreading another os change :D