DAY\ NIGHT THRESHOLD Tweak

chris willis

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For the dusk/dawn textures some people feel, subjectively, the result is too dark or too light. There are 2 items that allow the transition time to be changed:

Add these in FSX.cfg graphic area.

[GRAPHICS]
DAY_THRESHOLD:
NIGHT_THRESHOLD:


Acceptable values are 0 to 65535.

Defaults:
DAY: 32768
NIGHT: 4096

These represent the amount of 'ambient' light at the ends of the day/night blend threshold. Zero is perfect dark, 65535 is full day sun at noon in the summer.
 

indyrocks

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I assume each line would include an equal sign before the numerical value, such as...

[GRAPHICS]
DAY_THRESHOLD=30000
NIGHT_THRESHOLD=2000

When I search the internet on this topic, everyone just copies the same information as what you have without any explanation or examples.

I also found an old discussion of this topic by the famous FSX tweaking guru Nick_N in which he advises not to mess with the default values for these parameters. He wrote it in December of 2009, so it's a bit old. When I get a little spare time, I might try playing with this a bit.
 
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