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Just did a night landing, The taxi, landing lites were on but there wasn't any illumination on the ground. I went to FSX settings to make sure that it was selected and it was. I tried going thru thru FMC to see if it was a selection in one of the options, but could not find any. Did I miss something? Anyone else having this issue?

 

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In FSX settings make sure you have "Landing light illuminate ground" checked and the "Special effects detail" slider is all the way to the right.

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This report is odd to me.  I did two night landings last night,and the lights not only worked but I thought they were extremely nice. Landing lights, wing lights and strobes all illuminated the ground nicely.

 

I wonder if this is a scenery problem, and would recommend you try another aircraft with the same airport/ and roughly the same hour. To my knowledge they're few and far between, but there are some sceneries out there that no aircraft can illuminate the ground.  I think at least some of them are FS9 ports, but don't hold me to that.

 

I hope this proves useful.

 

 

Dave

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There is an option to enable ground illumination. I think you have to drill down in to the simulation option on the FMC. I don't spend enough time in the VC.

 

Pete Mac Paint

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No guys this is not the in game setting. I can attest to this issue as well. My first flight was a night landing and my lights were cutting in and out as I moved around the aircraft. Zoom levels also affected it, I believe. I haven't had time to open a support ticket yet. I want to reproduce the problem.

 

 

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Hey Rich,

 

What do you mean "the fmc has to be turned on"? I think I went thru the whole fmc when I got to the gate. Is there an option in the fmc menu, where?

 

Gnacino

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yes there is I am at work so you will have to dig or do a search here as it has been discussed, thanks.

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yes there is I am at work so you will have to dig or do a search here as it has been discussed, thanks.

 

The only one that's in there is for the lights illuminating during dusk/dawn, from what I recall.  In the middle of the night, this should not be an issue.

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 Mine works but they iluminated the ground kind of dim. I can see the nose gear light turning while taxing.

 

Chemanuel

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My taxi and landing lights illuminate the ground infront of me but the strobes dont seem to be visible from the VC. In Exterior shots they show up.

Anybody else have this happen?

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Anybody else have this happen?

 

Ever notice how far ahead of the wings you are in the 777?

 

This isn't the NGX...

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Ever notice how far ahead of the wings you are in the 777?

 

This isn't the NGX...

... Yes I noticed. I moved the EZDOK camera all the way outside the VC and looked back.

I remember reading in the introduction or somewhere that the strobes are visible from the VC.

 

I'm talking about seeing the strobe flash off the ground. Not the actual light itself on the wingtip.

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I remember reading in the introduction or somewhere that the strobes are visible from the VC.

 

In the NGX manual, maybe.  In the 777 Intro, strobes is mentioned only once, and it only says they're correctly timed.

 

 

 


I'm talking about seeing the strobe flash off the ground. Not the actual light itself on the wingtip.

 

Yes, I know.  Again, you're way too far ahead of the wing to see any of that.

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Well ok. I guess it was in a dream I had lol. Thanks kyle

 

haha - I don't blame you.  I'm losing track of what thread is about what about now, so I'm having the same...just not about strobe lights.

 

Welcome!

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The only thing I have noticed was on a flight I made this morning that started at dawn.

 

When I would turn on the cockpit flood lights while the taxi and or landing lights were on the ground would no longer be illuminated.  But once I turned the cockpit flood lights back off the ground would again be illuminated by taxi and or landing lights.

 

In the intro it mentions that "cockpit flood lights to function in the daytime... may cause visual artifacts due to the specifics of the lighting technique used"

 

Not sure if this is one of the "artifacts" it could be referring and what Kyle had mentioned?

 

 

The only one that's in there is for the lights illuminating during dusk/dawn, from what I recall.  In the middle of the night, this should not be an issue.

 

 

 

I have yet to see if the same thing occurs during night.

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Hi Nick and everyone,

 

The same thing is also happening with me with the strobe lights effect on the ground from the VC view. I'm sure I read somewhere people mentioning how nice they were but this is not happening with me and spent hours trying to figure out why and tried almost everything, thinking it might also be an EZCA issue. Can anyone actually see wings if you move all the way outside the cockpit walls? And what about strobe reflection on the ground from the VC, anyone?

 

It is also mentioned in the product page features:

"Exterior Lighting - 3D volumetric exterior lighting that lights up the FS scenery. You can even see the flash from the strobe lights when looking out the cockpit side windows. Improved over what was in the PMDG 737NGX."

 

Please help! Thanks!

 

Marc

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Has there been any suggestions for this issue?  Now in winter, if you fly out of Amsterdam at 520PM is very dark, and the aircraft still sees it as dusk, hence, no lights at night. 

 

Happens with the NGX and 777.  I tried disabling the flood light option during day, but no difference. 

 

Also, I have the lights illuminate ground option checked. anyway...

 

Thanks!

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The issue is Low memory, High VAS Usage. After long Flight doesn't matter your turn on all lights on the time to land the lights wont illuminate the ground, if change view you will not find but sometimes on 2d cockpit view you may find light is illuminated but dimmed. So i guest must be issue with memory usage to high after long flight. 

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Hello

 

The solution is to download FSX service pack 1, install it, then restart the computer, then download FSX service pack 2, and install it.

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Hello guys,

 

I have following problem with ground illuminate lights. In spot view, when I increase distance view on the plane, ground illuminates extinguish. I have fresh installation FSX:SE and addons on Windows 10.

 

Lucas

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