Pixelated and grainy clouds are back 1.14.5.0

Do you have a before/after screenshot by any chance?
I don’t see any difference and I’m wondering what Fringe is about.
Thanks!

Fringe is the chromatic aberration effect in the main menu/hangar. It does not do anything else during flight. Disabling Sharpen on the other hand can help with overall grain issues.

As @ChaoticSplendid said, Fringe is AKA Chromatic Aberration. Ironically it looks a lot like your profile photo :rofl:

I have a screen I can share of the clouds. I will try to get some more for you next time I play.

You can also search around the forums and find many topics on grainy clouds.

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Cannt Find a fix for this Anywhere but Everyone I knnow has Normal Fluffy Clouds. please can someone Help me sort this

I’m noticing a lot of cloud pixelation around the edges of the clouds after SU5. Is this a known bug and are there any workarounds to it?

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I know that this has been covered time and time again.
But after the latest update, the clouds look very blocky.
The game does run much smoother inside the cockpit though.
I have the steam install.
It would be nice to have an option for higher end pc.

Intel i9 10900 kf
Palit rtx-3090
32 gb corsair vengeance
Windows 11 beta
Gigabyte z490 aorus elite motherboard.

Apart from that! I haven’t really noticed much of a drop in the quality.

I don’t want to start another war over xbox and pc.

I wonder if anyone has a workaround to improve the resolution of the clouds?

Thanks, Hady

In notepad open file named UserCfg.opt
Disable sharpen and filmgrain in postprocess

{PostProcess
Enabled 1
EyeAdaptation 1
ColorGrading 1
Sharpen 0
Fringe 1
LensDistortion 1
Dirt 1
LensFlare 1
FilmGrain 0
Vignette 1
LensBlurMultiplier 1.000000
FringeMultiplier 1.000000
}

save changes and run sim

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Thank you very much.
I’ll try that when I get back home

So I make this notepad file and add it to the installation folder?
Or is the file already there, and I just need to put these new values in?

Yes.

In notepad open file named UserCfg.opt
and edit lines
Sharpen
FilmGrain

save changes

edit
Default file path // ms store ver.

c:\Users\YourUSerNAme\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\

Thanks again.
I’ll let you know my findings.

okey-dokey

Absolutely seeing this. It’s awful. Along with the oversaturation from HDR everything is either bleached out and textureless or graintastic.

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This was always a thing.
If in doubt just do a search and check dates.

No, it’s definitely much worse after SU5.

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Really, oddly I thought it was better, who knows.

This-

Now imagine that pulsation around.

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Far as i recall clouds have always done that, it just kind of depends on allot of factors, they can still look really good though.


What settings are you on?

Note: if you are using VR im not sure we can compare.

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Have a look at the many cloud shots in these posts since SU5. Look pretty good to me.

Try to turn off bloom! I saw an improvement.