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External Lighting Modification
Sep 21st, 2022 at 7:18am
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The external lights were lacking.. I've made several mods ages ago and decided to share them.

Lots of testing was done to be sure the taxi / landing lights are modelled well enough so that they illuminate objects at the proper distances.

https://youtu.be/t3BbbEskbZY

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>All lights
     >Reflections will be barely visible during the day, you should not be seeing bright lights on the ground during the day

>Beacons
     >Bottom beacon has a more pronounced reflection on the engines and ground
     >Both beacon lights are smaller and got rid of that annoying huge beacon effect
     >Beacons are timed more accurately, approx once every 1.33 seconds
     
>Strobes
     >Made them slightly bigger
     >They now flash realistically on the ground
     >FLASH NO LONGER GOES THROUGH THE WINGLET AND DOESN'T SHINE ON THE WING!! (Sorry very happy about this stupidity being gone)
     >Strobes are timed more accurately, approx once every 1.33 seconds
     
>Nose Lights
     >Taxi light should be a wide bulb that illuminates a wider angle, they're supposed to help you see when you taxi...
     >Landing light is a narrower but intense bulb
     
>Wing Lights
     >I used 2 separate effects for both wings to illuminate the front of the engine and that last couple of slats like IRL
     >Made them slightly more yellow
     
>White Position Lights
     >Adjusted the color to be slighly more yellow
     >They now reflect on the ground slightly brighter
     >Now reflect beautifully on the winglets
     
>Red/Green Position Lights
     >Made them smaller

  
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Re: External Lighting Modification
Reply #1 - Sep 21st, 2022 at 7:20am
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CS_Effects_Mod.zip ( 12 KB | 37 Downloads )
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Reply #2 - Sep 21st, 2022 at 7:37pm
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Correction: Use this link or attachment to download.

drive.google.com/file/d/1-eS6HcmWwQ0qKoGVWXHiKt16jybbwz92
  

CS_Effects_Mod_001.zip ( 11 KB | 33 Downloads )
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Re: External Lighting Modification
Reply #3 - Sep 23rd, 2022 at 1:32pm
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Just great you're doing this.

Just yesterday I tried, changing the content for the 73 classic landing light effect files with the one of the default C130 makes landing lights illuminate the ground again.

I wish Captainsim would release updated light effect files for all it's aircraft to work in P3D5.

Dan
  

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Reply #4 - Sep 25th, 2022 at 9:00pm
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Very nice. Thanks for doing the mod.

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Reply #5 - Oct 31st, 2022 at 7:05am
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Thanks Alex, I will give it y try. On the CS757 the exterior lights seems OK except the wing tip flashing lights. I get a black box texture all around. Seems to be a display setting issue. Any idea ?
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 31st, 2022 at 7:08am
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Can't download your mod file Drive says it is in your bin
  
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Reply #7 - Oct 31st, 2022 at 11:14pm
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fowler wrote on Oct 31st, 2022 at 7:08am:
Can't download your mod file Drive says it is in your bin


I've decided to move this project into the whole sound project. Link is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NumBVXJMZ1kuMMfDeeTBefFicOpPi3LV
  
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Reply #8 - Nov 15th, 2022 at 3:39pm
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fowler wrote on Oct 31st, 2022 at 7:05am:
Thanks Alex, I will give it y try. On the CS757 the exterior lights seems OK except the wing tip flashing lights. I get a black box texture all around. Seems to be a display setting issue. Any idea ?


This is actually an issue with no sis graphics I believe. A driver update was done and this should be fixed.
  
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Reply #9 - Nov 15th, 2022 at 3:39pm
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Typo, it’s nvidia graphics driver issue.
  
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Reply #10 - Dec 10th, 2022 at 1:34pm
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Thanks Alex - I appreciate your feedback
  
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Reply #11 - Dec 18th, 2022 at 6:36pm
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My drivers are up to date yet the strobe lights and beacon flashes are just black missing textures.  Sad
  
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Reply #12 - Dec 22nd, 2022 at 2:05am
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FlyWithTomas wrote on Dec 18th, 2022 at 6:36pm:
My drivers are up to date yet the strobe lights and beacon flashes are just black missing textures.  Sad


Send me an e-mail. It's in the instructions.
  
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Reply #13 - Jan 19th, 2023 at 1:42am
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Sooooo. What is the cure for the black rectangles that show where the strobe lights should be?  I just purchased the 757 III yesterday.  My Nvidia drivers are up-to-date.  Will the mods within the 'CS_Effects_Mod.zip' fix this problem; the readme therein does not specifically state that it will.
Thanks for any assistance and best regards,
Walter
  
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Reply #14 - Jan 20th, 2023 at 6:08am
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FNLU99 wrote on Jan 19th, 2023 at 1:42am:
Sooooo. What is the cure for the black rectangles that show where the strobe lights should be?  I just purchased the 757 III yesterday.  My Nvidia drivers are up-to-date.  Will the mods within the 'CS_Effects_Mod.zip' fix this problem; the readme therein does not specifically state that it will.
Thanks for any assistance and best regards,
Walter


I have no idea what the black spot issue is; definitely reach out to CS. My pack doesn't change the textures of the lights so I haven't a clue whether or not it'll fix that issue.
  
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