[FSX] Shimmering/Flickering night lights

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Er!k
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[FSX] Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by Er!k » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:47 pm

I just completed my first flight into EKCH, landing on RWY 22L. I noticed som heavy shimmering and flickering in the areas left and right from the runway. I have attached a picture below:

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Er!k
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Re: Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by Er!k » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:06 pm

The shimmering is much less if you are nearby the lights involved. It are the city lights causing this behaviour.
emilios[flytampa]
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Re: Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by emilios[flytampa] » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:14 pm

It's the city 3D lights indeed, I will have to adjust texture shimmering from distance.
thanks
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Re: Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by emilios[flytampa] » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:48 pm

Er!k wrote:The shimmering is much less if you are nearby the lights involved. It are the city lights causing this behaviour.
update here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=6949
DJJose
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Re: Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by DJJose » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:50 am

Thanks for the update.

Shimmering has now been reduced, but I still have 3d lights that flash on an off.

Can this be fixed?
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Re: Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by emilios[flytampa] » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:55 am

DJJose wrote:Thanks for the update.

Shimmering has now been reduced, but I still have 3d lights that flash on an off.

Can this be fixed?
Please send a screenshot of this, just to make sure I m dealing with the right issue :)
DJJose
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Re: Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by DJJose » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:34 am

I see blinking 3d lights in this area:

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This video at 2:24 shows the flashing city lights;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYldsq0C_4E
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Er!k
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Re: [FSX] Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by Er!k » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:49 pm

Unfortunately the patch does not make much difference for me. Still a lot of shimmering from the city lights. I can also confirm the blinking of the 3D lights.
DJJose
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Re: [FSX] Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by DJJose » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:29 pm

Er!k,

Are you using SGSS?

When using dx9 I use 8xs + 2SGSS + 16anis filtering. For DX10 I use 4SGSS.

SGSS is the cure for shimmering, unless the scenery needs tweaking as was the case with these 3d lights.

Since I don't like the flashing 3d lights, I've decided to disable the 3d lighting system. I'm glad I have that option.
Er!k
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Re: [FSX] Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by Er!k » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:37 pm

I try to avoid SGSS, since it may cause serious performance issues at some airports (like Aerosoft's LFPO)... Disabling is indeed an option as well
GCRR
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Re: Shimmering/Flickering night lights

Post by GCRR » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:23 pm

DJJose wrote:Thanks for the update.

Shimmering has now been reduced, but I still have 3d lights that flash on an off.

Can this be fixed?
Hi, unfortunately i´m having the blinking /flashing city lights issue as well (FSX/DX10), hopefully you have a solution in the pipeline ! Btw, amazing scenery.

Regards Lars
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