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Operation Tainted Cigar bright water color...

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Just wondering, is there any way to get the water in OTC to not be quite so bright at night?

 

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkiVV5ZBHsqAA...327122%26page=1

 

(scroll down to the fifth screen shot)

 

Thanks!

 

Recoloring the tiles yourself is the only thing I can think of. First I heard of it being an issue.

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Recoloring the tiles yourself is the only thing I can think of. First I heard of it being an issue.

 

Not really a big issue. Just something that I noticed when I got an escort mission at night. I don't know if it's realistic, but it does look kinda cool.

 

Thanks for your help, and also for the awesome campaign!

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Odd, they looked fine to me...did you recently change a video driver or some other tweaking?

 

 

I was thinking the same thing, maybe a brightness issue.

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Odd, they looked fine to me...did you recently change a video driver or some other tweaking?

 

No. I haven't changed anything. But all the OTC screenshots I've seen posted by others (like the ones from the AAR at SimHQ that I linked in my first post) all look like that, so I assumed the problem wasn't just with me. My water at night in WOV is dark just a one would expect it.

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I flew a single mission, and the water was not as bright as in the screenshots. The moon was even rising, and the water still did not get that bright.

 

I'm using a GeForce 7600GT, btw.

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I flew a single mission, and the water was not as bright as in the screenshots. The moon was even rising, and the water still did not get that bright.

 

I'm using a GeForce 7600GT, btw.

 

Alright. I guess I'll play around with it more and see how much and when exactly it happens. I'm using a laptop with an integrated graphics card, and water set on medium, so there are probably some differences between what I see and what most others see. Maybe that all has something to do with it.

 

If I ever figure it out, I'll post it.

 

Thanks for all the help!

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Could be the water setting also. I think that the water effects require the setting to be on High.

Of course, that might not have anything to do with the color.

I flew a daytime mission, and the water still wasn't as bright as the screenshots. Definitely lighter, and more tropical, but not likr the screens.

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It does not look like that for me.

 

I run with the water setting on HIGH. Do you have yours on something other than HIGH?

 

Yup. I'm on medium. I did try a mission with water settings on high earlier to see if my 'ole Inspiron 2200 could handle it, but it was prior to this discussion, so I ran it during the day. The result was that it was not really playable. I'll try it again at night to see if it fixes the bright problem, but since I can't handle high settings, I'll just have to live with medium anyway...

 

Thanks everyone.

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Those pics are definately not normal Malibu.

 

I fly over the area on a daily basis, sometimes to Havana, but usually to the Bahamas and I'm very impressed with how well the OTC team created the terrain. It really has a genuine tropical shallow water feel! The team really captured a good representation of the look of the area. :good:

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Well, when was the last time you updated your video drivers? If you have not changed them in a while, it may help.

 

I do that funky thing they tell you not to do, whereas I sometimes do not delete the old drivers...have done the remove everything, install freshest driver and had odd things happen...re-install old drivers with new ones on top and things panned out better (may have to do with the mix of ancient programs and new that I like to use, maybe imagination).

 

It shouldnt work, but so far it does for me...one really has to just tweak stuff until it bends into submission

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Ok. So it only happens for me on medium graphics with the water in OTC. If I switch to either low or high it doesn't happen. It also doesn't happen at all in WOV or WOE (even on medium). I heard somewhere there was a water effect that was added in OTC. Is that true? Maybe that's why it only happens in OTC... I don't think I have every updated the driver for my card. I don't even know if I can, since it's just an integrated card. I'll look into it. But for now, I'll just stick with medium, and if I know I'm doing something at night, I'll change the detail back to low.

 

While I all your attention, I have one more question. The layer of clouds in inclement weather in OTC is different than the one in WOV/WOE. I have the skymod installed in WOV/WOE, and it looks like it uses the same tiles as OTC. How do I get the better cloud layer from OTC into the other parts of the series?

 

OTC:

img00004.jpg

img00005.jpg

 

WOV:

img00035.jpg

img00036.jpg

 

Anyone know?

 

Thanks!

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Ok. So, I was able to update my graphics driver. It didn't fix the bright water on medium, but I was able to get better frame rates (or at least playable ~10 fps) with high water settings. So that settles that for now.

 

Also, I found the cloudlayer.bmp's in the OTC flight folder and coppied them to my other install. Thant's all it took :)

 

Thank you both for your help!

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