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Hi everyone,


I'm a newbie to Tower 2011, but much experience in graphic editors and desktop IT apps generally.


I am playing with the idea of creating my own custom airport - help documentation is good and I can see what I have to do.


As an 'experiment' I've taken a rough Google screen shot of a trial airport, saved it as a .tga through Gimp just to see if it loads in the airfield editor. It's fine except the airfield editor display of my .tga is very, very dark - far too dark to use really.


Is there something obvious I should be doing prior to saving my .tga to resolve this?



BTW I haven't created any of the other supporting files yet (shadows, terrain etc.)







Windows 7 Ultimate

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In the editor there is a slider above the "Time Speed" dropdown box on the right side control panel, try moving that slider and see if it makes a difference.


If you have entered a GMT offset, you need to move the slider to a daylight hour.


Hope that fixes it.



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Thanks for the response.

Yes, I'd already played with that feature but with no effect.

I think I've worked out what's going on here. It seems that all top down images are generally displayed quite dark. I've checked this by loading some of the pre-installed airfield graphics, and they are all quite dark.

I'm assuming this is just a standard presentation feature, presumably to provide reasonable contrast for placing runways, road, taxiways etc.

I'm happy that this is normal and I can work with it this way.



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