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Old 11-17-2019, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hi,


I have a question about graphics, settings,.. I dont know.
When making night missions, I agree it has to be darker, but I can't see anything.. barely the instruments, but non of the switches - SU25. I've uploaded a screenshot. Compared to tutorial videos at knight this looks not normal.

Are there some hidden settings? My gamma is set to normal (2.0) and at day everything appears normal.


Please can anyone give me a hint?


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Old 11-17-2019, 08:02 PM   #2
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... Compared to tutorial videos at knight this looks not normal.
Check the dates of those videos, most likely they were shot on DCS v1.5 or 2.0 ... since the advent of v2.5 the night lighting of DCS sucks quite a bit .. the only thing you can do is up the gamma to 2.4, and that helps just a bit.

Also, you can equip your aircraft with Night Vision Googles, that helps a lot.

As I mostly fly single player, rather than edit missions for deep night conditions, I set the time for twilight .. that allows me to at least see the cockpit when not using NVG.
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:10 PM   #3
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Remember that you can set your mission at a day that have full moon (just check on any website that let you know when there is a full moon). And if it is too bright, just choose another day for half moon.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:55 PM   #4
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Check the dates of those videos, most likely they were shot on DCS v1.5 or 2.0 ... since the advent of v2.5 the night lighting of DCS sucks quite a bit .. the only thing you can do is up the gamma to 2.4, and that helps just a bit.

Also, you can equip your aircraft with Night Vision Googles, that helps a lot.

As I mostly fly single player, rather than edit missions for deep night conditions, I set the time for twilight .. that allows me to at least see the cockpit when not using NVG.

Ok thanks for the advices. Now I am wondering why this has been made up that way
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:35 AM   #5
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As someone mentioned change the date of your flight to match full moon cycle. You'll get some lighting from the moon. Try 21 June 2001 around 2am to see an example.
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:52 AM   #6
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It is too dark, or, to be more precise, the lighting from the cities, ambient lighting, reflections, runway lighting, does not carry over distance.
An example is checking the runway lighting and lights over Dubai without a moon.


At 10nm in clear night, the runway lights and airport are not visible!


That is the problem, the lighting, rather than the absence.


Full moon makes NVG impossible. But it's good without

Twighlight/dawn is nice, but the bands exist to ruin it.
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Moonlight makes a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge difference in night lighting! Change the date of the mission to a day where the moon is up and you should have a much brighter night!
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:10 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice with full, but for me not actually relevant. When I want to see something, I'll play during the day.
Just wondering now that this situation is as designed.
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:21 PM   #9
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Thanks for the advice with full, but for me not actually relevant. When I want to see something, I'll play during the day.
Just wondering now that this situation is as designed.
Well, if it's not relevant for you then why're you asking?
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Thanks for the advice with full, but for me not actually relevant. When I want to see something, I'll play during the day.
Just wondering now that this situation is as designed.
Then what you are seeing, is what everyone is seeing, if that's what you wanted to check. The extra details are there for your benefit if you were not aware.
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