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though this was a Why "mint green"? when you can have girly pink.....

 

but yeah green is the colour of HUDs in planes not sure if its mint though.

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real HUD color is less then 'mint' and more than 'green'

I've changed to mint, because this will show better with a white cloud background in FS2

in a rather unrealistic way, but at least it doesnt disappear

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HUD's where first designed to use easily available round cathode ray tubes or Green screen monitors which used a single colour phosphor.(sp)

 

They used the same technology found in old green screen computers, because of this - the green is actually controllable depending on the brightness selected by the pilot. Turn this down - light green which is less intense, turn it up - bright radiant green - much more green.

 

They used green because it was easier to filter. The refractor on the HUD is designed to reflect the green light but allow other light to pass through thus reducing glare.

 

Other CRT tubes where also used - early ones used yellow phosphor which was adjustable in the same way.

 

Now most are LCD based and allow green light to pass through to the reflector.

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Personally, I could see the appeal for a mint green HUD in FC1, but now, in FC2, the HUD symbology is semi-transparent. This gives you the lighter green color seen in the photograph when against a lighter background and the darker, richer green when against a dark background.

While I'm no expert, I find the stock HUD color very realistic and usable. I think the mint-green HUD unnecessary as far as realism is concerned.

 

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Personally, I could see the appeal for a mint green HUD in FC1, but now, in FC2, the HUD symbology is semi-transparent. This gives you the lighter green color seen in the photograph when against a lighter background and the darker, richer green when against a dark background.

While I'm no expert, I find the stock HUD color very realistic and usable. I think the mint-green HUD unnecessary as far as realism is concerned.

 

My 2 cents.

 

I agree. Previously, I used a yellow HUD. I actually used this in Falcon 4.0. Now in FC2, I find that the default HUD color is perfect.

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+1. For the month or so I've been playing the game, I never had to change the hud color/except night time missions where I just switched to darker green :) The mint green looks interesting, but I'll stick to the default colour.

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HUD's where first designed to use easily available round cathode ray tubes or Green screen monitors which used a single colour phosphor.(sp)

 

They used the same technology found in old green screen computers, because of this - the green is actually controllable depending on the brightness selected by the pilot. Turn this down - light green which is less intense, turn it up - bright radiant green - much more green.

 

They used green because it was easier to filter. The refractor on the HUD is designed to reflect the green light but allow other light to pass through thus reducing glare.

 

Other CRT tubes where also used - early ones used yellow phosphor which was adjustable in the same way.

 

Now most are LCD based and allow green light to pass through to the reflector.

 

The eye is most sensitive to green. Same reason NVGs are green.

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I agree. Previously, I used a yellow HUD. I actually used this in Falcon 4.0. Now in FC2, I find that the default HUD color is perfect.

 

So do I, I used yellow, but current HUD color is good for me :]

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Is there any way to change hue of color HUD, whether HUD colors may be darker? In FC2 all HUD colors are quite bright .I need this when I have a light background and the HUD is almost not seen.

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Is there any way to change hue of color HUD, whether HUD colors may be darker? In FC2 all HUD colors are quite bright .I need this when I have a light background and the HUD is almost not seen.
I've been wondering about that too, the HUD almost becomes invisible for me when over a light background (clouds for example). thanks!
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Why don't you try it and see 4 yourself!

 

Now why the hell would I want to do that lol?

 

I tried, it did, but it also messed up Ricardo's HD pit zoom settings, which I value highly. I believe it did this because it includes a 6 Degrees mod. I tried just coping he hud color values, but no luck. I'm going to make a separate request as the HUD is almost useless when flying against clouds and the like

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hi - I gave it a shot, but I'm not sure it's enough of a difference/improvement for me.

 

Now that I've thought about it, I might not be asking the right question though-

 

after I've played around for a bit with rgb values, I think what I need is not necessarily a different color, but a "less transulent" looking HUD, if you know what I mean.... something more 'solid'

 

was a good suggestion to at least 'try it out' though, it's easy enough to play around with the values trying to find something that works for me, so thanks!

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Mint green goes well with chocolate specially after 8 o clock ;) :D

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