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G'day gents,


I've run into a bit of a problem with the TDS 787. I've never really been able to get it installed into FSX properly, until I came across this download -


It installs perfectly, runs perfectly, and I haven't experienced any major issues. However, I do have one problem, and that being the fact that some of the exterior lights are missing and or not working. Oddly enough though, they do appear to be functional in the prevew window as pictured below.




When FSX is actually launched is another story. Any insight or help would be greatly appreciated.



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Your aircraft.cfg probably calls for fx_ light effect files that you didn't get with the package is all. You could try to open the aircraft.cfg of that plane and another plane that does have working lights, then search for the [LIGHTS] section and copy the end part of each line to replace the effect in the broken downloaded plane. For instance, this is from my SMS MD-11:


//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing
light.1 = 1, 11.30, 0.00, 12.20, fx_beaconb ,  <-This "fx_beaconb" part is what I mean to replace from a working aircraft.cfg file
light.2 = 1, 11.30, 0.00, 12.20, fx_beaconb ,  <-These are stock FSX effects files, could be yours are named something different
light.3 = 1, -38.00, 0.00, -8.00, fx_beaconh , <-Don't change any of the numbers or you may have lights floating in space
light.4 = 1, -38.00, 0.00, -8.00, fx_beaconh ,
light.5 = 5, 28.48, 9.94,  1.78, fx_navwhi ,
light.6 = 5, 28.48,-9.94,  1.78, fx_navwhi ,
light.7 = 5, 30.48, 9.36, -1.32, fx_navwhi ,
light.8 = 5, 30.48,-9.36, -1.32, fx_navwhi ,
light.9=  4,  91.30,    -1.15,  1.05, fx_vclighth1,
light.10= 4,  89.80,    -0.15,  4.55, fx_vclight

Hope this helps.



I also downloaded the plane to check it out for myself and I see there is a folder called "effects" that has two files:




You should copy or move these files to your FSX/Effects folder.

Sorry for the multiple replies.


This is from the aircraft.cfg of that 787. Notice that if you don't have the Opensky lights or the shockwave add-on, you won't have lights so you will need to replace those filenames with lights you do have from another bird. (I don't have them either).


//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing, 6=Taxi
light.0 = 5, 7.7, -27, -1, Opensky_wing_light,    //Winglight
light.1 = 5, 7.7, 27,  -1, Opensky_wing_light,    //Winglight
light.2 = 3, 54.787, 0, -8.5, tdsnose_gearwell
light.3 = 3, 54.787, 0, -8.5, fx_Shockwave_beaconb
light.4 = 5, 10, -11, -4, fx_Shockwave_landing_light,    //shockwave light
light.5 = 5, 10,  11, -4, fx_Shockwave_landing_light,    //shockwave light
light.6 = 6, 56.5,  0.5, -10, fx_shockwave_landing_light_narrow_down, // Taxi Shockwave Light
light.7 = 6, 56.5, -0.5, -10, fx_shockwave_landing_light_narrow_down, // Taxi Shockwave Light

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