View Full Version : Darkening Night textures
07-05-2011, 09:41 PM
Gang, I notice how on some of my aircraft, wing and engine textures when viewed from wingviews really aren't realistically dark. They are darker than they would be at day but still too visable. How do you go about darkening them. In my 6 years of simming I can't say I ever really understood where you even find night textures for FS9 aircraft textures. Is there such a thing in the texture folder.
07-06-2011, 12:18 AM
From Flightsim library .... try this one (don't forget the full version tought !)
FS2004 (ACOF) - Misc.
FS2004 Night Time
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Name: fsnt101.zip Size: 22,265 Date: 10-24-2004 Downloads: 934
FS2004 Night Time v1.01 update. Update resolves the following issues: 1. International users were unable to use the program with FS9.CFG not found error 2. People with more than one drive or installation of Windows on one drive and FS2004 installed on another drive were unable to use the program with FS9.CFG not found error. Must have full version installed first: FS2004NT.ZIP. By Carmine D'Amore.
Depending on the condition/settings of your monitor and the ambient light
(The Light That Is In Your Room/Area)
Will GREATLY AFFECT your night time enjoyment and realism.
Briefly, for proper adjustment 1st
make sure there is little or no ambient light then turn your contrast
all the way up to 100% then ideally make sure you have a pure black color image to look at (NOT A
SHADE OF DARK GREY) and adjust your brightness control so that it is as close to black as
possible. This will give your monitor more or less the proper levels from black to white. Again, this
is all dependant as I stated above. The other parts of this equation are of course the levels of Red,
Green, & Blue to give proper colors as well as your Gamma Levels which give the proper midtone
levels. I happen to use a monitor calibration tool from Pantone which I HIGHLY recommend!
When there is a lot of ambient light like during the day and it seems too dark, just increase your
brightness levels a little bit to readjust your black level and return it to your optimal setting at night.
I use night time .. and it's show briefly in this video .... (near the end 7min30 :) )
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