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Hi there, I’ve spent a long time lurking about checking out black marble and the night environment products... I’ve got a few pre purchase questions for the team here.  
 

1. I have Orbx Global/NA/England/Buildings-but NOT the vector as I’ve been told vector creates numerous headaches in P3D V5 (and previous maybe?) for addon airports re: elevation etc etc. 

With that being said-do I NEED the vector product and if so, does it create elevation issues?
 

2. My main interest is to make the night lighting better-what products at minimum do I need for this?  I usually fly jetBlue routes-Northeast to Southeast/Transcon/California/Nevada to Seattle.   
 

3. Is night environment available for P3D V5?  It doesn’t appear so on the product pages I’ve looked at (US: Mass/Florida/California)


4. How much vram does Black Marble/night environment use?  This would be in comparison to my current setup which at heavy use gets up to 6.3/7.1 at very certain airports.  Is it REPLACING what is currently there?

 

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Chris Bell

@FBWFTW Welcome to our forms :)

for the full experience yes you want to own Black Marble Vector Pack.
 

56 minutes ago, FBWFTW said:

I’ve been told vector creates numerous headaches in P3D

these are false un based rumors spread by none CDS customers,
issues that were created were traced to Orbx not any CDS products!
you can read about it on their forums here
https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/194349-terraincfg-and-where-to-find-it/

 

56 minutes ago, FBWFTW said:

Is night environment available for P3D V5?

yes these are available for v5
https://shop.chrisbelldesigns.com/shop/product/6-california/
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56 minutes ago, FBWFTW said:

How much vram does Black Marble/night environment use?

that will heavily depends on the area you fly over,
1:1 side by side vs. other lighting system we will always be 20-30% less VRAM in any given area,
Black Marble and Night Environment were initially developed for and within FSX constrictions therefore VRAM footprint are minimal, 
(images below and in thread are from old FSX but still hold true in P3D)

Default.Sim.jpg  BlackMarble.Sim.VAS5.jpg

 

more details on Black Marble thread

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FBWFTW

Chris, thanks very much for the answers.  I’ve got a few more for you:

 

1.  Can night environment be run separate to black marble?   For example-if I just want the areas I fly to most (CA/FL/MA) to have it versus having the global black marble program? 
 

2. What does the “extended lights” package (price is a bit out of reach for me TBH if I were to get the base/vector) get me over just having say the Black Marble base and vector?  
 

 

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55 minutes ago, FBWFTW said:

Can night environment be run separate to black marble?

Yes!

(they integrate and auto exclude each other seamlessly based on how you choose to set them up)
 

55 minutes ago, FBWFTW said:

What does the “extended lights” package get me over just having say the Black Marble base and vector?  

 

On 8/10/2019 at 3:40 AM, Chris Bell said:

with Extended Lights Pack we will deliver the most requested and Sought-after feature of night flying,

Extended Lights Pack solves once and for the "popping" effect with lights extending naturally to the horizon,

This is a true game changer for those who love flying nights,

 

Extended Lights Pack packs few more features beyond extending lights and eliminating popup effect,

It also works flawlessly over any Photoreal worldwide!

 

2019-8-4_11-26-46-532.jpg

 

 

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