Sun visible through heavy cloud

Please fix this.

Issue is still there. Are dev aware of it ?

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1 more evidence, taken today under SU8 (scattered clouds, one of the preset)

So few votes and so important to fix. Would love to see real density in clouds. No difference flying inside or flying outside of clouds. Would love to see wings dissapear inside clouds when looking outside.


Yes, this is also why you still see the sun/shadows inside the cockpit when inside clouds, i’m pretty sure of it.

BTW : Has someone logged Zendesk ticket for this issue yet ?

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I searched for “light” and “sun” keywords in the Zendesk but no related issue returned. What’s the difference between this forum and the Zendesk ?. If a ticket is created in the Zendesk then developers will directly look at it ?

I think its their official ticket logging system AFAIK.

Ticket opened: Request #156807 Light sources are incorrectly shown through clouds, day and night.
This is weird, ticket status is automatically updated to “Solved” with the comment: " This request is closed for comments. You can create a follow-up".
I clicked on “create a follow-up”, new ticket #156808 opened and same, status changed to “Solved” automatically.
I don’t know how to proceed then.

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  • Solved/Closed: The bug report has been handled and escalated to our internal bug tracker—Our QA team will then review the information and try to reproduce the issue thanks to the information you provided.
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Thanks for the information !, so I did create correctly the ticket, pending the feedback then.

This is exactly the problem: you will not get any feedback. Currently we have a very indirect and decoupled error reporting system in place. We put in much work to reproduce and report errors and there’s little give back from development which actually should be due dilligence. In order to have error reporting and solving efficiency vastly enhanced we need to get access to the Microsoft bug tracking system where we are able to check on the status of the defects. Being able to add info just in case and also see the importance (severity), impact and dispatch of a certain defect. Industry Standard systems would be CMVC (change management version control) for waterfall type development or a more modern one like Teamspeak that also supports agile development. The latter just to mention two examples.

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We’ll see what happen, at least I’ve tried my best… :slight_smile:

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Thanks for opening this. This has bugged me from the very beginning. Especially evident on complete overcast days in the afternoon.

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Welcome !. We are thinking that issue is not only with the sun but also other light sources, see other thread Post SU7 - Can see ground through overcast at night and sometimes during day

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I found a similar post with more votes: Bright sunlight when inside clouds
Could they be merged ?
I have opened a Zendesk ticket but did not receive any feedback so far. At which point post is flagged as “feedback logged” ?

Yeah, this is pretty immersion-breaking and it’s a shame to see it still here 2 years into the project.

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I have opened a zendesk ticket last april but this thread still not logged as at least “feedback-logged” and it has 177 votes. I don’t know what else to do.

Brief description of the issue:

The sun is visible through a thick layer of fog / cloud cover. And for this reason a truly cloudy evening or morning cannot be simulated. always yellow fog all around. And you will never see dark clouds obscuring the evening sky, even with the storm front approaching. The light attenuation of the clouds was simply turned off or limited to a relatively thin layer.

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Provide time & date of the observed Weather issue

Detailed steps to reproduce the issue encountered:
Just try create an overcasted weather or try to find a true overasted area in live mode(not to easy) Doesn’t matter how thick the cloud’s layer you set, there will be always a lot of light under it and yellow/orange flooding will appear when the sun will go near horizon. It will looks like staying in a shallow layer of sun-penetrated fog or flying through the top layer of clouds just before breaking through. Nothing to do with true overcast

Issue is not only with the sun light but with light in general through clouds. If you fly at night over clouds, you’ll see lights from the ground through the clouds. Another thread exists for that: Post SU7 - Can see ground through overcast at night and sometimes during day
Both thread should be merged into 1 new topic like for example: Light through clouds issue (sun & ground lights, day and night)

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I re-posted this to the reply of the post below - because I think they are related!