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    Exterior lights

    Hello everybody,

    is it correct, that only landing lights are implemented at this model? Last night i did a night flieght and after landing switching from landing to taxi light *poff* everything was dark in front of me. Even switching left or right alone was not functional.
    I´m, asking, because in Skalarki_IO and JL-softwareoverhead the functions are implemented. Does anyone know, if its correct, that the lights are missing or how i can fix this?

    Regards Henrik

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    Re: Exterior lights

    Hi,

    I'm not too sure about which exact lights are implemented. But the taxi lights, strobes and landing lights at least should be there.
    Make sure you have the effects file copied in the FS effects folder (these files are copied by my soft in the folder of the aircraft addon in FS, they should also be copied in the effects folder but it may have failed...)
    Do you use FSX or FS9?

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    Re: Exterior lights

    In P3Dv2.2
    For me nosewheel light (low/high beam) as well as Runway turnoff are missing.
    Beacon, strobe, wing & tail lights as well as logo light works.

    /Stephen
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    Re: Exterior lights

    Hi,

    yes i can confirm, after recopying the files to effects, NW light and RWY turn is missing, Landing switch puts left and right to ON, even when only one side is selected.
    Sim is P3D v2.3

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    Re: Exterior lights

    Hi,
    Has anyone ever tried to do with shockwave 3D Lights Redux lighting?
    Would be interesting if anyone has tried this. My attempts have been up to now not been so successful.
    regards
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    Re: Exterior lights

    Hi Karl,

    I have actually some Shockwave lights manually added in aircraft.cfg and they are working (PA320, Jeehell FMGS and P3D v2.3). But Shockwave effects are pretty old and some reflections aren't perfect on the aircraft. The "Shockwave halo" is present, really nice with taxi and landing lights. I didn't add the Shockwave gauge in any panel, I don't know what this gauge was for.

    I think there should be newer effects, much more precise and optimized for P3D, but I didn't search a lot ... Only one problem with light section of aircraft.cfg : it can't have more than 18 lines of effects. It seems to be a limitation since a long time (Fs9 or FsX). If anyone knows how to bypass this, I'm interested !

    I'll try to post some pictures if you wish to have a look.

    Regards,
    Frederic

    (sorry for my english ...)

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    Re: Exterior lights

    As promised, here are come pictures.

    All lights off (can't switch cabin off, unfortunately)
    Speaking about the EasyJet, not the Cessna
    Capture01.jpg

    Logo on (with lights on horizontal stab)
    I'd like it to be brighter, but I don't understand how effects are made or can be modified ...
    You can see an incorrect shadow near stab.
    Capture02.jpg

    Wings on
    Capture03.jpg

    Cockpit on (linked with the reading light in my cockpit !)
    Capture04.jpg

    Beacon on (with beautiful reflections on engines and gear). Upper and lower beacon are not synchronized.
    Capture05.jpg

    Nav lights on
    Capture06.jpg

    Strobes on (not synchronized, as beacon)
    Capture07.jpg

    Taxi light on (Shockwave)
    Capture08.jpg

    Capture09.jpg

    To be continued on next post
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    Re: Exterior lights

    Landing lights on (Shockwave)
    Capture11.jpg

    Capture10.jpg

    And in flight, just before landing ...
    Capture12.jpg

    Capture13.jpg

    Capture14.jpg

    On ground with GSX ...
    Capture15.jpg

    Capture16.jpg

    Capture17.jpg

    Capture18.jpg

    Hope you'll like this custom lightning ...

    Regards,

    Frederic

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    Re: Exterior lights

    Hi Frederic !

    This looks much better than before from the normal lighting. It would also be interesting if inside of the cockpit has a better illumination of the taxiways and runnways? Please can you send me the txt file for this Shockwave lights or give me a hint where I can find this?
    Thanks
    Karl

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    Re: Exterior lights

    Hi Karl,

    Here is the Lights section of my Aircraft.cfg.

    [Lights]
    //Type 1 Bcn 2 Strb 3 Nav 4 Ckpt 5 Ldg 6 Taxi 7 Reco 8 Wing 9 Logo 10 Cabin 11 General 12 HeadLight 13 Brake


    // Beacon
    light.0=1, 6.8, 0.00, -5.80, fx_beaconh,
    light.1=1, 3.83, 0.00, 8.47, fx_shockwave_beaconb,


    // Strobes
    light.2=2, -69.20, 0.00, 3.70, fx_strobeh,
    light.3=2, -13.95, -55.25, 2.45, fx_strobecartresseisA36,
    light.4=2, -13.95, 55.25, 2.45, fx_strobecartresseisA36,


    // Nav lights
    light.5=3, -13.90, -55.25, 2.45, fx_navredm,
    light.6=3, -13.90, 55.25, 2.45, fx_navgrem,
    light.7=3, -69.20, 0.00, 3.70, fx_shockwave_navwhi_nl,


    // Cockpit
    light.8=4, 45.827, 0.00, 3.50, fx_vclight,


    // Landing lights
    light.9=5, 11.570000, -10.48, -5.81, fx_PAland,
    light.10=5, 1.000, -7.0, -4.00, fx_shockwave_landing_light_narrow,
    light.11=5, 11.570000, 10.48, -5.81, fx_PAland,
    light.12=5, 1.000, 7.0, -4.00, fx_shockwave_landing_light_narrow,


    // Taxi lights
    light.13=6, 38.000, 0.00, -7.0, fx_shockwave_landing_light_narrow,


    // Wings
    light.14= 8, 10.0, 15.31, 0.0, fx_airbusx_wing_dual,
    light.15= 8, 10.0, -15.31, 0.0, fx_airbusx_wing_dual,


    // Logo
    light.16=9, -61.65, 11.85, 5.70, fx_vclighth_dual,
    light.17=9, -61.65, -11.60, 5.70, fx_vclighth_dual,

    Effects are named "_dual" when I tried to improve them by modifying manually the fx file, unsuccessfully ... So, the _dual files are the original ones, without "_dual" in the name.

    Shockwave lights are "narrow" because shadows are not rendered correctly. The brighter the light is, the worse the shadow is.

    Another problem occurs : sometimes, the cockpit or logo light starts flashing (!) when I start the beacon ... Don't know why, switching them off then on stops their flashing.

    If you find a way to bright the logo and cockpit lights, please tell me ... (for the cockpit, the fx_vclighth should be fine)

    I also investigate for making the AirbusX taxi and landing lights working on the ifdg model (illumination of ground is much more realistic) but at this time, I don't see how it's possible.

    Regards,

    Frederic

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