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I've been trying to start a fire using xml but with no luck, I have found the (A:Engine on Fire) to see if it is on fire, but can't seem to find how to start one. Does anyone have any suggestions?Thanks, Cal Jordan.

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As far as I'm aware, there is no direct method to trigger an engine fire except via SimConnect, and that of course is limited to FSX.The (A:ENG ON FIRE:index,bool) tokens are listed as "Settable" in the "Simulation Variables" list of the SDK, but those aren't "Settable" via any known gauge techniques...There is of course a set of key_events to toggle an "Engine Falilure," but that doesn't seem to have the affect you are wanting.

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Hi,I simulate an engine fire and extinguishers with custom L:Var's, some engine parameters, a few timers, a free elec-bus (light), a nice fire-effect (fx), alarmbell-sound and then a failure.Say: too long full throttle, temp too high, oilpressure too low etc. then toggle the light, fire-effect, bell and masterwarning etc, and when you don't extinguish in time (with possible restart) then engine failure.Is some work, but fun.Jan

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Okay, I'll quit beating my head against the wall, and try the way you suggested. Thanks for the help.Cheers,Cal Jordan

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Okay, I'll quit beating my head against the wall, and try the way you suggested. Thanks for the help.Cheers,Cal Jordan
I was thinking about doing the same, but I was wondering how to set the effect. As far as I know, in this context of engine fire simulation, only the effects associated with aircraft lights can be used. Am I wrong here?The other effects, such as wake, touchdown, contrails... can not be used here.Eric

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