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User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

I recently downloaded an effect to add a heat shimmer or glaze to the engine exhaust. I was only able to get the effect to work on one side or the other on the aircraft. That and the resulting "shimmer" did not look like anything more than a light smoke effect. Has anyone had any better luck with getting a heat glaze off of the engines? I know that the problem could be my video card as it is the standard one that came with the Dell I bought. Any help would b e appreciated. Thank you -Dan


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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

Well, with the graphics FS has, I doubt anything too realistic can be achieved.

Also when asking stuff like this, also tell us what are your computers full specs, and where you got that add-on from. I might be able to elaborate some more if you were more specific.

Cheers  wave 


User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Sorry about the delay. I have a 2.66 ghz processor 1 gig of ram and the video card is a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420.0. The program i downloaded was "ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM By Martyn Becker, Version 2 June 2005. for Flight Simulators 2004 and 2002. And this was downloaded from AVSIM. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. -Dan


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1901 times:

Ahh,

I think it's your Graphics card. The MX is an older card.

I have a NvIdia GeForce FX5200 and that is getting old but was practically new 1 year ago when i got the PC.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

I was afraid of somehting like that. The pc is a couple of years old now. Hmm I wonder what the wife will think if I told her I need a new card? Probably that I spend enough time on it as it is.  Sad Well thanks for the reply -Dan


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1889 times:

Well, no need to worry. You can easily pickup a better card for $40. Infact, i think that's all mine cost.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1887 times:

Thanks for the info, at $40 it will help get this past my wife.  Big grin -Dan


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1884 times:

lol, well good luck.

Mike


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

I downloaded that heat shimmer as well. I've got a decent machine with a good graphics card - and it wasn't that great. Not so much your machine, but rather the effect I think is the problem.

QFF


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