All exterior Aircraft and cockpit too dark to see

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All exterior Aircraft and cockpit too dark to see

Postby jakhanis » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:53 pm

When I do early morning/night flights. The cockpit and exterior. Look very dark. In the cockpit its extremely hard to see the controls unless the cockpit interior light is on. If its day time the interior can be seen in great detailed. Exterior plane is very dark at night and also in the morning. Cannot see logos/writing on the plane. Even if the plane is parked at jetway. Airport lighting does not make plane visible. I have troubled issue. Even read online forums from sites about issue. Having trouble trying to find an answer to resolve problem. I like prepar3d. I hope support has a fix. Below are pc/software information.

Computer specs

1 x ASUS ROG Maximus IX Code LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z270 ATX Motherboard with onboard AC Wifi and USB 3.1

VGA Version: vga_xtreme_engine_setup_1.26

1 x Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80677I77700K Desktop Processor

1 x Team Dark Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model ...

Cooling Systems
1 x Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm (CW-9060025-WW)

1 x Corsair CO-9050030-WW 120mm x 25mm Case Fan

Video Cards
-2 x GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 XTREME Gaming GV-N1070XTREME-8GD Video Card

1 x GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming SLI HB Bridge (1 Slot Spacing)

Drivers >>>436.48-desktop-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql<<<

1 x 2TB hard drive
Seagate FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s Flash Accelerated for Gaming PC Desktop (ST2000DX002) >>>Prepar3D Verison 45.13.32097<<< Currently installed on Harddrive

1 x 2TB hard drive

Prepar 3DV4.5
Prepar3D Verison 45.13.32097
SimConnect Version

All Flight sim add on

Globel Base Pack
CityScene Orlando
San Diego International Airport
Globel Airport Pack
SODE SimObject Display Engine

New York JFK V2
Memphis International Airport
Dallas-Fort Worth

REX WorldWide HD Airports

FlyTampa-Tampa Rebooted

KATL Atlanta
Active Sky Verison 7208

PMDG 737-800/900 NGX Base Package P3D


Captain Sim
757 Captain III 200/300


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Re: All exterior Aircraft and cockpit too dark to see

Postby Blaunarwal » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:33 pm

I recently discovered there's a great potential in setting the monitor to a better mode making dark cockpits much better readable. Check the different modes of your monitor, like Game, Video, etc.
When I'm home I can have a look again, what my settings are now. I use a Samsung C27F390.

i7- 9700K @ 5.0 GHz, 32 GB DDR-4 SDRAM, ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F, KFA2 GeForce RTX 3090 SG 1-Click OC (24GB)

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