Weird Washed-Out External Lighting

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Weird Washed-Out External Lighting

Post by TimCapps » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:30 am

When in spot view, as I move around, the image is washed out by a strange pale light once I get above and looking down at all. It is very sharply defined, infinite (geometrically speaking) and makes everything look like a very overexposed photo, like looking through a a "plane" of milky light. I have never seen anything like this in P3D, and don't find the same at any other airport, and it doesn't seem to matter what the weather is.

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Re: Weird Washed-Out External Lighting

Post by SammyH » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:47 am

Can you please post a picture of exactly what you are speaking of? Have not seen or heard of anything like this with IAD since it's release years ago.

Thank you, and look forward to your photo upload.
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Re: Weird Washed-Out External Lighting

Post by TimCapps » Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:01 pm

This is a CS 737-300 in P3Dv5.1 with GSX 2 at KIAD in light rain with Active Sky and ENVTEX / ENVSHADE. If I "get below" this pane of milky glass, everything looks beautiful. It's shows up when I'm in spot view and only from certain angles. BTW, I am looking forward to getting the manager program to allow me to put my simmarket purchase code in to activate KSFO & KPHX I just bought... maybe I could see if they were affected, too :-) (Sorry. Couldn't resist what with having your attention.)
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Re: Weird Washed-Out External Lighting

Post by TimCapps » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:52 am

I've seen this at other airports so it's not KIAD. I've tracked it down to having EA OFF. With EA ON it doesn't happen. Beyond that, I don't know.

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Re: Weird Washed-Out External Lighting

Post by SammyH » Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:34 pm

Thank you for the feedback, I was wondering why I could not reproduce it, but that makes sense now.
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