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LEXX_Luthor
04-01-2004, 09:43 PM
If its not too late, can PF maps have more clouds than our old FB maps? With high enough cloud density, we can sim conditions approaching overcast.

The newer video cards can easily handle far more clouds than FB maps have. My ATI 9200 does not struggle with detailed FB clouds and I have found a setting in FB "conf" file that allows detailed clouds to be drawn all the way to the local map horizon (about ~20km). If I upgrade to 9800 or something, I would love to sim with improved clouds, or simply more of them.

Alternatively, is there any chance of new cloud types, or just much larger "FB" clouds than the small FB clouds? By larger we mean both vertical and horizontal development.

Even just increasing the density of "FB" clouds on PF maps would be a wellcome addition, as well as their strikingly beautiful shadows on the ground. A cloud density Option would be nice too. I love skies that are not overcast yet are highly covered with small cumulus clouds. Big clouds would be even more impressive.


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LEXX_Luthor
04-01-2004, 09:43 PM
If its not too late, can PF maps have more clouds than our old FB maps? With high enough cloud density, we can sim conditions approaching overcast.

The newer video cards can easily handle far more clouds than FB maps have. My ATI 9200 does not struggle with detailed FB clouds and I have found a setting in FB "conf" file that allows detailed clouds to be drawn all the way to the local map horizon (about ~20km). If I upgrade to 9800 or something, I would love to sim with improved clouds, or simply more of them.

Alternatively, is there any chance of new cloud types, or just much larger "FB" clouds than the small FB clouds? By larger we mean both vertical and horizontal development.

Even just increasing the density of "FB" clouds on PF maps would be a wellcome addition, as well as their strikingly beautiful shadows on the ground. A cloud density Option would be nice too. I love skies that are not overcast yet are highly covered with small cumulus clouds. Big clouds would be even more impressive.


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luthier1
04-01-2004, 09:58 PM
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LEXX_Luthor
04-01-2004, 10:03 PM
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necrobaron
04-01-2004, 10:21 PM
Sweeeeet! Thanks for bringing this up Lexx. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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heywooood
04-01-2004, 10:28 PM
Storm scud and seaspray ripping across the flightdeck.. the Avenger's big Pratts are coughing and sputtering to life all around..
This weather is sposed to be clearing soon -
but our PBY's have spotted Nagumo's carriers to the south of us so we climb into our 'pits and wait for the signal to launch.... sweet.

F16_Petter
04-01-2004, 10:28 PM
I wonder what would happen with a small fighter if ever flown into a cumulus nimbus...
(There would be probably be violent turbulence, and then gravity would send the remaining pieces on a hot date with the ground)

Overcast would be great!
Imagine flying in a dull and grey weather, and then climb up and over cloud ceiling to face the nice weather!

And Pitch black nights, where you cannot see jack ####. I still want that for IL2FB... its too uplit at night.

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