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Gabriel1501
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Lights when it is dark

Postby Gabriel1501 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:52 pm

Hey there, I have a question about lights (runway, streetlights...) When I got it right they kick in on a defined time of day. In consequence, even if it is very dark because of bad weather, runways are dark because it is 4am and lights are OFF. Now I found that there is a parameter for the cfg that can change the ON/OFF time - however that also influences the sun flare effect and is not a good solution.

Is there anything planed for the future to have a more realisitic behavior of lights? At least airport lights? Sometimes I cannot fly an approach because I just dont see the runway. Using weather and environment add ons makes it worse, as different Skytexture and clouds can lead to a real dark scenario ...

Thanks!
Gabriel
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Martyson
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Re: Lights when it is dark

Postby Martyson » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:08 pm

Hey there, I have a question about lights (runway, streetlights...) When I got it right they kick in on a defined time of day. In consequence, even if it is very dark because of bad weather, runways are dark because it is 4am and lights are OFF. Now I found that there is a parameter for the cfg that can change the ON/OFF time - however that also influences the sun flare effect and is not a good solution.

Is there anything planed for the future to have a more realisitic behavior of lights? At least airport lights? Sometimes I cannot fly an approach because I just dont see the runway. Using weather and environment add ons makes it worse, as different Skytexture and clouds can lead to a real dark scenario ...

Thanks!
Gabriel
0825 and my runway lights are on.
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

Peter Dill
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Re: Lights when it is dark

Postby Peter Dill » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:05 pm

Hey there, I have a question about lights (runway, streetlights...) When I got it right they kick in on a defined time of day. In consequence, even if it is very dark because of bad weather, runways are dark because it is 4am and lights are OFF. Now I found that there is a parameter for the cfg that can change the ON/OFF time - however that also influences the sun flare effect and is not a good solution.

Is there anything planed for the future to have a more realisitic behavior of lights? At least airport lights? Sometimes I cannot fly an approach because I just dont see the runway. Using weather and environment add ons makes it worse, as different Skytexture and clouds can lead to a real dark scenario ...

Thanks!
Gabriel
0825 and my runway lights are on.
I have a similar problem as Gabriel. May I ask you to give the answer a bit more detailed? I have no idea what 0825 is. Thanks!
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Martyson
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Re: Lights when it is dark

Postby Martyson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:30 am

Hey there, I have a question about lights (runway, streetlights...) When I got it right they kick in on a defined time of day. In consequence, even if it is very dark because of bad weather, runways are dark because it is 4am and lights are OFF. Now I found that there is a parameter for the cfg that can change the ON/OFF time - however that also influences the sun flare effect and is not a good solution.

Is there anything planed for the future to have a more realisitic behavior of lights? At least airport lights? Sometimes I cannot fly an approach because I just dont see the runway. Using weather and environment add ons makes it worse, as different Skytexture and clouds can lead to a real dark scenario ...

Thanks!
Gabriel
0825 and my runway lights are on.
I have a similar problem as Gabriel. May I ask you to give the answer a bit more detailed? I have no idea what 0825 is. Thanks!
0825 is 8:25am
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)


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