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Hey everyone!

 

So I have an aircraft whose strobe lights as well as beacon lights I absolutely LOVE - i.e. I want the same strobes on all of my other aircraft. Is there a way to "copy" these lights (lights themselves as well as strobe/flash pattern/frequency) to other aircraft? Well I know there is a way, actually, but what I am asking is HOW this is done?

 

While we are at it, if this is done correctly, I'd like to be able to modify the beacon flash rate - where is this done? I say this because the beacon flash frequency on this aircraft is very similar to a strobe: four fast flashes with pauses in between. I'd like to see a single or double flash with a pause if possible.

 

Also, the same aircraft happens to have ground light reflection effects (the strobe lights flashing at night show up on the ground - the beacon on the bottom of the aircraft does the same thing). Is this tied into the aircraft model itself or is this something I can transfer to other aircraft as well?

 

And on top of all that, is there a quick way to copy this aircraft's landing lights over to others?

 

I guess it's kind of obvious that I love this bird's lighting system  ^_^

 

Many thanks for any help!

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I don't know the answer to your questions, but you would be more likely to get a useful answer if you tell us the sim you are flying and the specific aircraft you like.

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Just open aircraft.cfg and look at "lights" section. Copy name of effect you like and paste it to other aircraft cfg file.

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Thats what I was looking at - while this puts me in the right direction, could I get more detail as to what parts of that section control what aspects of the light? For example:

 

 

[LIGHTS]
//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing
light.0 =  4,  -1.9, 0.0, 1.9, fx_vclightalawc

 

How do I work with this to modify the flash pattern if I wanted to? Does this determine the location of the light as well or is the location of the lights determined elsewhere?

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Just tried it - did not have any effect on strobes or beacons of other aircraft ("//"-ed out the aircraft's Lights section and copy/pasted the Waco's in - lights stayed the same).

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Maybe it's under some other section like smokes or something like that. Different developers use different methods. So the main thing is to locate right effect name (fx_abcdefg for example) and to transfer it to other's aircraft correct place. The numbers are just coordinates, do not touch that unless you want to move light position. 

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Frequency of flashing is set IN the .fx file(s) themselves, which are nothing more nor less than simple ASCII text files with an .fx extension.

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