FSXA Effects not getting "bigger" in the distance

Hi,

some effects in FSX, like the fx_landing seem to get bigger when you move away from the source. They are not realy getting bigger, the on screen size (pixel x*y) is getting smaller when you move away, but relative to objects they get bigger.

I want to have the same with my approach light effect that is triggert via a controller, like mentioned in the Apron lighting using effects and GMax Tutorial
The base of my effect is the fx_landing, i only changed the color, but my effect is MUCH smaller in FSX and i dont know why.

This is the controller:
Code:
[Library Effect] 
Lifetime=5 
Version=1.00 
Radius=200

Priority=0
 
[controller.0]
lifetime=0.0, 0.0 
type=3 
distance=10000.00, 10000.00
delay=10000000.00, 10000000.00
x offset=0.00, 0.00  
y offset=0.00, 0.00  
z offset=0.00, 0.00
effect.0=fx_appryel1, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
And this the effect:
Code:
[Library Effect]
Lifetime=5
Version=1.00

[Emitter.0]
Lifetime=0.50, 0.50
Delay=0.00, 0.00
Bounce=0.00
No Interpolate=1
Rate=1.00, 1.00
X Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Y Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Z Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Drag=0.00, 0.00
X Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Y Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Z Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
X Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Y Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Z Rotation=0.00, 0.00
X Offset=0.00, 0.00
Y Offset=0.00, 0.00
Z Offset=0.00, 0.00

[Particle.0]
Lifetime=0.00, 0.00
Type=19
X Scale=0.75, 0.75
Y Scale=0.75, 0.75
Z Scale=0.00, 0.00
X Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Y Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Z Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Drag=0.00, 0.00
Color Rate=0.00, 0.00
X Offset=0.00, 0.00
Y Offset=0.00, 0.00
Z Offset=0.00, 0.00
Fade In=0.00, 0.00
Fade Out=0.00, 0.00
Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Static=1
Face=1, 1, 1

[ParticleAttributes.0]
Blend Mode=2
Texture=fx_2.bmp
Bounce=0.00
Color Start=125, 110, 40, 100
Color End=125, 110, 40, 0
Jitter Distance=0.00
Jitter Time=0.00
uv1=0.00, 0.00
uv2=0.50, 0.50
X Scale Goal=0.00
Y Scale Goal=0.00
Z Scale Goal=0.00
Extrude Length=0.00
Extrude Pitch Max=0.00
Extrude Heading Max=0.00

[Emitter.1]
Lifetime=0.50, 0.50
Delay=0.00, 0.00
Bounce=0.00
No Interpolate=1
Rate=1.00, 1.00
X Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Y Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Z Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Drag=0.00, 0.00
X Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Y Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Z Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
X Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Y Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Z Rotation=0.00, 0.00
X Offset=0.00, 0.00
Y Offset=0.00, 0.00
Z Offset=0.00, 0.00

[Particle.1]
Lifetime=0.00, 0.00
Type=19
X Scale=0.70, 0.70
Y Scale=0.70, 0.70
Z Scale=0.00, 0.00
X Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Y Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Z Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Drag=0.00, 0.00
Color Rate=0.00, 0.00
X Offset=0.00, 0.00
Y Offset=0.00, 0.00
Z Offset=0.00, 0.00
Fade In=0.00, 0.00
Fade Out=0.00, 0.00
Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Static=1
Face=1, 1, 1

[ParticleAttributes.1]
Blend Mode=2
Texture=fx_2.bmp
Bounce=0.00
Color Start=125, 110, 40, 255
Color End=125, 110, 40, 0
Jitter Distance=0.00
Jitter Time=0.00
uv1=0.00, 0.00
uv2=0.50, 0.50
X Scale Goal=0.00
Y Scale Goal=0.00
Z Scale Goal=0.00
Extrude Length=0.00
Extrude Pitch Max=0.00
Extrude Heading Max=0.00

[Emitter.2]
Lifetime=0.50, 0.50
Delay=0.00, 0.00
Bounce=0.00
No Interpolate=1
Rate=1.00, 1.00
X Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Y Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Z Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Drag=0.00, 0.00
X Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Y Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
Z Particle Velocity=0.00, 0.00
X Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Y Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Z Rotation=0.00, 0.00
X Offset=0.00, 0.00
Y Offset=0.00, 0.00
Z Offset=0.00, 0.00

[Particle.2]
Lifetime=0.00, 0.00
Type=19
X Scale=0.50, 0.50
Y Scale=0.50, 0.50
Z Scale=0.00, 0.00
X Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Y Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Z Scale Rate=0.00, 0.00
Drag=0.00, 0.00
Color Rate=0.00, 0.00
X Offset=0.00, 0.00
Y Offset=0.00, 0.00
Z Offset=0.00, 0.00
Fade In=0.00, 0.00
Fade Out=0.00, 0.00
Rotation=0.00, 0.00
Static=1
Face=1, 1, 1

[ParticleAttributes.2]
Blend Mode=2
Texture=fx_2.bmp
Bounce=0.00
Color Start=255, 220, 80, 255
Color End=255, 220, 80, 0
Jitter Distance=0.00
Jitter Time=0.00
uv1=0.00, 0.00
uv2=0.50, 0.50
X Scale Goal=0.00
Y Scale Goal=0.00
Z Scale Goal=0.00
Extrude Length=0.00
Extrude Pitch Max=0.00
Extrude Heading Max=0.00
Can anybody explain that behaviour and help me with that?

Thx in advance
 
Nobody?

Because i can only gues and test but at the moment i know there must be something hardcoded in the FSX to make the landing light "grow". Oh and its possible that some dont know what im talking about, i dont mean the ground wash of the landing light, i mean the glare.
Am i right with the hardecoded landing light?

So i want to talk about 2 other things that i have problems with at the moment.

A. My approach lights dont show up when i spawn at night (+dusk or dawn, i have to change switch to dusk or dawn (or night when i didnt spawn at night) to get them working. How can i fix that?

B. In the tutorial you can read that the controller or emitter workaround is NEEDED, because if not used the effect will not show up when flying to the airport (cause model spawns but no a/c near so effect not). But effects like the fx_lightObsRedSteady and fx_landing (and maybe others) show up, regardless what you do, without any controller or emitter lifetime at 0.
Is this also an result of any hardcoded stuff?
 
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