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vPilot Model Matching, Day vs. Night


Umar Ashraf
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For whatever reason since the last update, which I believe added the different lighting effects for other aircraft, which are awesome, I have noticed that during night the models don't show up correctly and just show white for other models, but during the day, perfectly fine. I believe this has something to do with the lighting effects. You can take a look at the pictures below. These were taken within 2 minutes of each other for the exact same aircraft. Thanks in advance!

 

Day:

Nh3okPl.jpg

 

Night:

Gbw57og.png

Umar Ashraf (UA)

Vatsim C1

New York ARTCC

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I don't really see how this could be the result of the ACCONFIG feature added in the latest version. The previous versions all controlled the lights as well, they just used some logic to "guess" at which lights should be on based on speed, altitude, etc. The new version turns the lights on and off based on data coming from the other aircraft.

 

The one thing that is different regarding lights is that the new version controls the logo lights, which the old versions did not. You could try asking the other pilot to turn his logo lights on/off to see if it fixes/causes the missing texture issue.

 

Also, you mentioned it only happens for some aircraft ... you could open the debug window (with the .debug command) and click on the aircraft tab and see if the affected aircraft are using vPilot with the ACCONFIG feature. If they are, they will have a "Yes" in the ACC column of the aircraft list.

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After some digging and tests, I have come to the conclusion that this is caused by DX10. I do have Steve's DX10 Scenery Fixer installed and it seems the AI models do not work well with DX10 especially when added layers (such as lighting is added to them). As of now, there is no easy solution to this. So I guess it's DX10 or the models for now.

Umar Ashraf (UA)

Vatsim C1

New York ARTCC

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