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    #31
    Adjusting the Illumination and the falloff exponent does not work with original files for some reason. In my latest iteration I have changed only the Start and End Color Alpha value which did the trick. I will post that later once I am in front of the computer.
    Last edited by Mad_X; 05Dec2020, 09:25.
    [email protected] Pletsch

    Postnigs with typnig errors since 1984

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      #32
      Originally posted by Mad_X View Post
      Adjusting the Illumination and the falloff exponent does not work with original files for some reason. In my latest iteration I have changed only the Start and End Color Alpha value which did the trick. I will post that later once I am in front of the computer.
      Thank you. I love flying at dusk and the lack of lights is off putting.

      Has anyone tried //44 737 Immersion V2? It appears to enhance the landing, taxi and runway turnoff lights amongst other things.

      Im not sure if Im allowed to post links on here to other vendors, its available from Orbx Store.

      Regards

      Chris Ibbotson

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        #33
        I changed the values of those files to my liking, okay? does not create problems for the sim?
        Luca Toscani

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        • Mad_X
          Mad_X commented
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          Keep a backup of the old files but these are just effect files. They do not influence the sim apart from, if set up incorrectly, will make the light look ****.

        #34
        The easiest way to fix tie taxi, landing and runway turnoff light is the following modification:

        Locate the following files in you p3dv5 effects folder and make a backup, just in case.

        2020-12-05 20_20_14-Window.jpg

        Go to [ParticleAttributes.0] in the respective file.

        Look for the following lines:
        Code:
        Color Start=0, 0, 0, 0
        Color End=205, 205, 250, 50
        These define the color of the light (first 3 digits as RGB) and the last is the alpha.

        Edit as follows (the example is for the LED taxi lights but the same process does apply for the normal lights). Basically you copy the bottom one to the top one.

        Code:
        Color Start=205, 205, 250, 67
        Color End=205, 205, 250, 170
        The important part are the alpha values (I don't know if the RGB values for the Color Start are necessary but it works for me).

        You are good to go now.

        If you want to customize further you can change the
        Code:
        Falloff Exponent=1.80
        Intensity Day=0.00
        Intensity Night=100.00
        Note, that this is unofficial modification, so if issues appear use your backup files. Only if it persists after that, you should contact support because than the changes would not be the cause.
        [email protected] Pletsch

        Postnigs with typnig errors since 1984

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          #35
          Originally posted by Mad_X View Post
          The easiest way to fix tie taxi, landing and runway turnoff light is the following modification:

          Locate the following files in you p3dv5 effects folder and make a backup, just in case.

          2020-12-05 20_20_14-Window.jpg

          Go to [ParticleAttributes.0] in the respective file.

          Look for the following lines:
          Code:
          Color Start=0, 0, 0, 0
          Color End=205, 205, 250, 50
          These define the color of the light (first 3 digits as RGB) and the last is the alpha.

          Edit as follows (the example is for the LED taxi lights but the same process does apply for the normal lights). Basically you copy the bottom one to the top one.

          Code:
          Color Start=205, 205, 250, 67
          Color End=205, 205, 250, 170
          The important part are the alpha values (I don't know if the RGB values for the Color Start are necessary but it works for me).

          You are good to go now.

          If you want to customize further you can change the
          Code:
          Falloff Exponent=1.80
          Intensity Day=0.00
          Intensity Night=100.00
          Note, that this is unofficial modification, so if issues appear use your backup files. Only if it persists after that, you should contact support because than the changes would not be the cause.
          Thanks for that. Do we also need to adjust [ParticleAttributes.1] in the fx files? Can I ask what the alpha value means and how why you used 67 and 170 in the above example? Does a lower start value and higher end value create the appearane of the lights getting brighter when you switch them on?

          Regards

          Chris Ibbotson

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          • Mad_X
            Mad_X commented
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            no you don't. It seems like the particles 1 is for the light that illuminate the plane. only particles 0.

            The 67 and 170 is for the lights to work in general. I have not figured out why this is the case, by the lights are working for me which is my priority until PMDG decides to support their paying customers with a 3 minute fix.
            Last edited by Mad_X; 06Dec2020, 00:13.

          #36
          Originally posted by Mad_X View Post
          The easiest way to fix tie taxi, landing and runway turnoff light is the following modification:

          Locate the following files in you p3dv5 effects folder and make a backup, just in case.

          2020-12-05 20_20_14-Window.jpg

          Go to [ParticleAttributes.0] in the respective file.

          Look for the following lines:
          Code:
          Color Start=0, 0, 0, 0
          Color End=205, 205, 250, 50
          These define the color of the light (first 3 digits as RGB) and the last is the alpha.

          Edit as follows (the example is for the LED taxi lights but the same process does apply for the normal lights). Basically you copy the bottom one to the top one.

          Code:
          Color Start=205, 205, 250, 67
          Color End=205, 205, 250, 170
          The important part are the alpha values (I don't know if the RGB values for the Color Start are necessary but it works for me).

          You are good to go now.

          If you want to customize further you can change the
          Code:
          Falloff Exponent=1.80
          Intensity Day=0.00
          Intensity Night=100.00
          Note, that this is unofficial modification, so if issues appear use your backup files. Only if it persists after that, you should contact support because than the changes would not be the cause.
          Done! aaand...Fixed!

          Thank you very much Matthias.

          Richard Portier


          MAXIMUS VI FORMULA|Intel® Core i7-4770K [email protected] x8|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti 11Gb|M16Gb DDR3|Windows 10 PRO 64|P3Dv5.1HF|AFS2|TrackIr5|Saitek ProFlight Yoke + Quadrant + Rudder Pedal|Thrustmaster Warthog A10|

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            #37
            Oops, sorry wrong thread.
            Last edited by MattS; 07Dec2020, 12:15.
            Matt Smith

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              #38
              Thank you for this.

              Now my 747 landing lights are usable!

              But the noticeable effect is that the FPS are slashed in half.


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              Last edited by jmrtlara; 11Dec2020, 10:47.
              Best regards,
              Romano Lara

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                #39
                Originally posted by jmrtlara View Post
                Thank you for this.

                Now my 747 landing lights are usable!

                But the noticeable effect is that the FPS are slashed in half.


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                No wonder just looking at the shot I can see that you have exaggerated turn it down a bit
                Duarte Vieira

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                • Mad_X
                  Mad_X commented
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                  Yep, that is overdone. To bright and the falloff should be steeper.

                  My experience is the brighter the light, the bigger the impact FPS (subjective observation).

                #40
                Adjusted.

                switched also from 4x SSAA to 8x MSAA and got rid of the performance hit.

                I can look forward to some night flying now
                Best regards,
                Romano Lara

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                  #41
                  Still a bit confused. Should Start and End values end with 67 and 170?
                  Bob Zolto

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                  • DDowns
                    DDowns commented
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                    That is what I used Bob with good results.

                  • Bob_Z
                    Bob_Z commented
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                    Thanks, i'll give it a try.

                  #42
                  I can't thank you guys enough for cracking the code--so to speak. Finally, I can see where I'm going!
                  Gabe Pfeiffer

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                    #43
                    Can someone help me out with changing the light brightness. When I attempt to save the changes I am prompted that I don't have administrative rights to the file. How do I gain those rights into those files?
                    Thanks


                    Ken Thompson
                    Last edited by kenthom; 13Dec2020, 02:10.
                    Ken Thompson

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                    • Michaellowl
                      Michaellowl commented
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                      Open the editor with admin rights and after open the files you need to change.

                      Michael Eder

                    #44
                    Just a fun side note... I did a night flight in the 777 today and the landing and taxi lights worked 10x better than in the NGXu or QOTS. And the 777 hasn't seen an update in more than *two years*.
                    Alex Pugh

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                      #45
                      Originally posted by AirBadger View Post
                      Just a fun side note... I did a night flight in the 777 today and the landing and taxi lights worked 10x better than in the NGXu or QOTS. And the 777 hasn't seen an update in more than *two years*.
                      It also doesn't have dynamic lighting, either.
                      Captain Kevin

                      Kevin Yang

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                        #46
                        Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
                        It also doesn't have dynamic lighting, either.
                        Yes, it does. In P3D V4 onward it has dynamic external lighting.
                        Alex Pugh

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                          #47
                          Nevermind got it sorted.
                          Last edited by B777ER; 19Dec2020, 20:28.
                          Eric Fisher

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                            #48
                            Hello,

                            I have the same problem and I hope that PMDG solves the problem soon.
                            J. Adolfo Medina

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                            • trening
                              trening commented
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                              Hi, same problem here too.
                              R
                              Thor H Paulsen

                            #49
                            Originally posted by jmrtlara View Post
                            Thank you for this.

                            Now my 747 landing lights are usable!

                            But the noticeable effect is that the FPS are slashed in half.


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                            Helio sir... what fx files you used tô change lights on 747?

                            Leandro Manducci - SBSP Prepar3D v5

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                              #50
                              Originally posted by Manducci View Post

                              Helio sir... what fx files you used tô change lights on 747?
                              Look at the post #26 in this topic. It works!

                              Richard Portier
                              MAXIMUS VI FORMULA|Intel® Core i7-4770K [email protected] x8|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti 11Gb|M16Gb DDR3|Windows 10 PRO 64|P3Dv5.1HF|AFS2|TrackIr5|Saitek ProFlight Yoke + Quadrant + Rudder Pedal|Thrustmaster Warthog A10|

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