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Old 06-19-2017, 06:38 PM   #1
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I often find Labels and instrument needles hard to read. This causes big trouble especially when landing, trying to keep track of speed. In many videos on YouTube, the needles and labels glow, crisp and clear, even in bright sunlight. Is there a cure for this problem? It would make flying so much easier!

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Old 06-20-2017, 06:30 AM   #2
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Can you provide an example of these "glowing"/ clear insutrment needles?
Perhaps links to the videos you are referring to?
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:55 AM   #3
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put your texture settings to high
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:34 AM   #4
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Well, to be honest my talk about ‘glowing’ might be a bit exaggerated. I can see that trying to find examples. But I do find a difference in visibility of the instrument readings from my own experience compared to some of the videos. I give you some examples below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwBNOzDduJc at 0:50

compared to this, which is more like what I usually get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUJf2EcZF0k at 1:00

Read something about the labels and instrument needles being painted with radioactive material to ‘glow’.

Razo+r, I will check my texture setting. Thank you both for your attention to my problem!
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:56 PM   #5
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compared to this, which is more like what I usually get.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUJf2EcZF0k at 1:00

Those two videos are from different versions of DCS....
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:46 PM   #6
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Well, to be honest my talk about ‘glowing’ might be a bit exaggerated. I can see that trying to find examples. But I do find a difference in visibility of the instrument readings from my own experience compared to some of the videos. I give you some examples below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwBNOzDduJc at 0:50

compared to this, which is more like what I usually get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUJf2EcZF0k at 1:00

Read something about the labels and instrument needles being painted with radioactive material to ‘glow’.

Razo+r, I will check my texture setting. Thank you both for your attention to my problem!
As philstyle said, those are two different versions. Turn defered shading off and the lighting should be the same as in 1.5.

What also helps: Don't zoom out too much, It will change to a Bitmap with lower texture quality which can cause blurry text.
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:33 AM   #7
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Defered shading has been turned off for some time, but zooming in a bit helped. Thank you razo+r!

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