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    So, I have been having water problems in FSX. Regardless of what I use like, REX, Default, shader 1.x, 2.x, DX9, DX10, time of day, uninstalling FSX, uninstalling video drivers and changing video drivers, no matter what I do my FSX water looks horribly washed out bright blue, sometimes almost white. I have not experienced this before in past installs. I have all the same hardware and software I have added nothing.

    Idk maybe this looks normal to others, but it doesn't to me. Here is a Screenshot of FSX default with a clean install of everything just after SP2 install... please help



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    There are some replacement textures on flightsim.com available, and free software that changes the textures. Don't remember what's it called.

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    FS Water Configurator is the freeware water configutor, it's free.

    http://www.strikingsoftware.com/downloads.shtml

    Have you tried all the different texture variations within the REX program? There's a ton.

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    What is the location where the screen shot was taken? It looks like tropical water textures. Are they the same wherever you fly?
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    Thanks for the replies. This is default FSX SP2 vanilla. I have REX2 (not installed yet), but the textures still look like this even when I try and change them in REX2. This is taking off from KTPA, Tampa Bay, FL. I realize there could be tropical water textures around there, but I do not expect them to be THIS bright and washed out...lol! I will try installing and messing around with REX again, I just wanted to re-install everything to take out all the variables.

    If someone would be so kind as to take-off from KTPA and post a screenie of what their water looks like at about 1 pm with 2.x water shader set at about 1000 feet (default or REX2 would be fine)

    Idk maybe it's just me, but it just doesn't look right, lol!

    Thanks again~
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    No bright water for me. This is right off the runway:





    Water set to Low 2.x which is what I normally use. Medium or High 2.x doesn't change the underlying water color.


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    I think it is related to the sky conditions. I tried a bunch of water resolutions with no change noted.
    Changing the clouds and time of day I can almost reproduce the exact scenario.
    13:15h, fair weather, detailed clouds, distance 90mi, low coverage...Don

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    Hmm - that's interesting Don. that's a significant change between the two pix. Any REX or FEX themes installed? Only other thing I can think of is that FSX considers one "tropical" water and the other non tropical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgbaron View Post
    Hmm - that's interesting Don. that's a significant change between the two pix. Any REX or FEX themes installed? Only other thing I can think of is that FSX considers one "tropical" water and the other non tropical.
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    Dunno about tropical!? My screenie was with all add-ons turned off, so should be default. I don't have REX, GEX, or UTX so they are out of the loop...Don
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    I have UTX installed. My screen was taken with a 13:00 time setting. I had tried the Fair Weather theme because that was what brigs2381's screen was showing as well as some of the other default themes before posting my screen and the water color never changed. If I have time later today, I'll try it without UTX.


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