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RXP XP12 Enhancer

This mod is improving visuals with a few settings changes from default, adding little enhancements to the X-Plane 12 visual experience, and it is particularly focusing on exposure, tonemapping, white balance, sky and atmosphere, volumetric clouds and night lighting. It is only changing...

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Now updated for XP12.09!

This script is enhancing the X-Plane 12 visual experience and provides a set of options which are carrefuly selected and adjusted for their direct and visible changes. The main goal is to achieve a more realistic rendition inside and out, while at the same time trying to correct some of the most glaring limitations of X-Plane 12 rendering engine. This script is only modifying a few datarefs at runtime in order to improve, among other things, the following: exposure, tone mapping, white balance, sky, atmosphere, volumetric clouds and night lighting. 

The script also handles mettering and auto-exposure in order to try reaching a better balance between brights and darks when in-cockpit, to get closer to the sunny 16 rule when outside, to maintain a consistent level of exposure whether zooming the view, or to maintain a natural change of exposure when looking from darker to brighter places. 

Note: The script requires XP12 v12.06+ and only changes private art datarefs. These datarefs are subject to change between versions and are meant primarily for the sole use of LR. This script might therefore not work entirely as expected with future XP12 versions.


1) Download and install the latest FlyWithLua

2) Copy the lua script to the FlyWithLua scripts folder:



The script offers a settings window which can show up automatically when the script loads, otherwise in using either this menu or command:

    Menu:    FlyWithLua > FlyWithLua Macros > RealityXP X-Plane 12 Enhancer...
    Command: 'RXP/Utility/Enhancer/toggle_window'


This mod also includes a set of XP12 loader background images shot in 4K.

This mod is released under the MIT license.

Special thanks to Q8Pilot for his review.

Special thanks to Furax84 for his review in French (with before/after comparisons)



How to Fix Dark Cockpits and Overexposed Sky in X-Plane 12 by X-Crafts

How to Fix the Dark Cockpit in X-Plane 12 | RXP XP12 Enhancer (video)

X-Plane 12 FlyJSim Q4XP KHVN — Night Flight with RXP XP12 Enhancement (video)

IXEG 737 | LIMF - LIEE | X-Plane 12 Time-lapse | RXP XP12 Enhancer (video)

XPD: No more Dark Cockpits in XP12 (video)

Х-plane 12 | Графічні налаштування X-plane 12 | Якісне зображення та високий фремрейт | FlyHomе (video)

[ Tuto X-Plane 12 ] Améliorez la lumière avec RXP XP12 Enhancer (video)


Please make sure to read additional informations in the included readme.txt

Note: screenshots hosted on may appear darker. They're all included in the add-on package for off-line review.

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Első kiadás
May 23, 2023
Utolsó frissítés
4 day(s) ago — 1.9.2



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  • Updated to version 1.9.2

  • Updated to version 1.9.1

  • Updated to version 1.9.0

  • Updated to version 1.8.0

  • Updated to version 1.7.3

  • Updated to version 1.7.2

  • Initial File Release


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This script is a game changer right now.


I get a very blueisch taint in the cockpit whe using RXP XP12 Enhancer, can this be corrected ?


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8 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

this is a perfect solution for XP12!! Amaazing!!



14 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

Many thanks! Wonderful.

For some reason, this script goes straight into the quarantine folder. I followed the install instructions so not sure why.



15 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

I've used previous versions last summer and loved it. Then tried some other visual mods. Coming back to this latest version, whenever I load the script my Xplane goes very overexposed. Any idea what's going on with it?



21 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

What else can I say about this addon other than that it is Excellent !!

My most sincere congratulations to the developer and thanks a lot for sharing it with us !!



23 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

Wow game changer indeed! It’s amazing that you can manage to not let the menu pop up and by tweaking to your liking by default rather than doing it prior to every flight.



24 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

Thank you for this excellent script which indeed makes great improvements to my XP12 experience.

Just one issue encountered with when I set "auto_show_wnd      = false ," in order to stop the window showing automatically, it causes my XP12 to display just a full white screen. As soon as I change the setting back to 'true' everything works just fine, but of course I have to close the script window manually.

Any thoughts what might be causing this?





24 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

Just one more addon everyone will really need and love. For me it escpecially caused to get a real pleasure of flying Thranda's Daher Kodiak, which PFD/MFD panel looked terrible while looking down the cockpit. But all of planes look now much better. Thank you very much!



24 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

Great plug in but unfortately it clashes with another plug in called ITC Lights which I prefer as I can increase airport lights brightness with it.



24 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

This script works like a champ, thank you so very much!



25 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

Thank you



25 day(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

This script is a game changer right now.



1 month(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

Beautiful, Thank you!



2 month(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky




2 month(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

Excellent addon! thanks!

Only one question, I recently updated my xp12 but the mod keeps saying xplane version is new and might cause issues on the mod, however everything seems to be working fine, any ideas why or what can affect having the latest xp 12 version? thanks.



2 month(s) ago / Megköszönte CptLucky

This is an awesome addon!!! X-plane looks so much better now! Would it be possible to make a plugin that would reduce airport ground vehicle traffic? I hate seeing so many vehicles just running into each other.

Thanks again for this addon!!!!!

One simple question. How to know the plugin script is being used?

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  • Version 1.9.2 February 22, 2024

    - New: The settings persist between sessions (saved to companion file rxp-xp12-enhancer.ini).
    - New: Detailed information and explanations added to all of the settings tooltips.
    - Enhanced: few override values changes and adjustments.

  • Version 1.9.1 February 11, 2024

    - New: Added an option to configure the script whether using RXP or default 1000_lights_close.png (see: override_lights_sheet).
    - New: Added a splash reminder when the script is disabled.
    - Fixed: Compatibility when using other FWL scripts.
    - Fixed: Some datarefs where not properly overriden nor restored causing too bright/blue cockpits sometimes.

    NB: Make sure to also read the updated readme.txt for additional installation and configuration options.

  • Version 1.9.0 January 14, 2024

    - New: Compatible with XP12.09
    - New: Extend Cascaded Shadow Maps range with minimal fps loss, works best with XP12 Shadows HIGH or ULTRA (see: override_shadows).
    - Enhanced: 3D Rain drops and streaks on the windshield.

  • Version 1.8.0 December 15, 2023

    - New: Compatible with XP12.08
    - New: Added a new default Water/Ocean style (see: override_water_style)
    - New: Night Vision with automatic gain control (AGC) to dynamically and automatically adjust the intensity.
    - New: Cube maps refreshing at least once when changing views and/or any of these settings: exposure, global illumination and ambient light auto-update.
    - Enhanced: nerf the moon intensity in day light for more realisitic rendering at higher atmosphere altitudes and in space.

  • Version 1.7.3 November 05, 2023

    - New: Override Global Illumination option to enhance both interior cockpit luminosity and overall color balance.
    - Enhanced: Better performance when using Ambient Light Auto-Update (when also using Global Illumination).
    - New: Default script setting 'override_contrast_range' to widen the possible contrast range to [0 to 1] (earlier versions was [0 to 0.5]).
    - Enhanced: Contrast Override now uses up to full contrast (tonemap blend 0.0) instead of XP12 default (0.2).
    - Updated: New screenshots added.

  • Version 1.7.2 October 04, 2023

    - Fixed: Lower performance introduced with 1.7.1 (missing code).

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