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Any way to increase gamma in just the VC?

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Often times on some models it's too dark in the VC--can't read gauges etc. Yet, in the default Lear for example you can turn on panel lights and the whole VC brightens, even during daylight. Any way to do that to other aircraft?Noel

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Greetings Noel!That can be done wuite easily. Open the aircraft.cfg and look for the section "lights". You'll find something there like the following: light.0 = 3, -6.60, -19.29, 0.79, fx_navred ,light.1 = 3, -6.60, 19.29, 0.79, fx_navgre ,light.2 = 3, -25.33, 0.00, 0.72, fx_navwhi ,light.3 = 2, -6.43, -19.29, 0.79, fx_strobe ,light.4 = 2, -6.43, 19.29, 0.79, fx_strobe ,light.5 = 1, -23.98, 0.00, 6.47, fx_beacon ,light.6 = 2, -7.80, 0.00, -1.60, fx_strobe ,light.7 = 4, -7.80, 0.00, 2.70, fx_vclight,In this particular random case the last light, marked fx_vclight, is the one we need. Some aircraft have two or even three, but that doesn't matter. You just have to ADD one (or two). Take care that the numberingn remains consecutive, so renumber if necessary, while bearing in mind that the second number (the 4 in "light.7 = 4") should remain the same, because it indicates the kind of ligth, in this case VC. Of course your new vc lights should be in somewhat different positions than the other(s), which can be done by slightly altering and some experimenting with the values like above -7.80 0.00 and 2.70. You may (or may not) have to shove your "hardware accellerated lights" slider in FS a bit higher, in order to accommodate for the additional lights.Have fun!Jaap Verduijn.

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Many thanks for that Jaap. Very kind of you to take the time to explain this. I will try it very soon :()Do you know which variable affects brightness? . . .light.7 = 4, -7.80, 0.00, 2.70, fx_vclight //which variable affects brightness?Thanks JaapNoel

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light.7 = 4, -7.80, 0.00, 2.70, fx_vclightAll those control the x,y,and z coordinates of the light. Nothing to do with brightness.To actually alter the brightness of the lights, you'll have to go and open up the fx_vclight.fx file in your effects folder with notepad and edit the line that looks like Color End=46, 22, 19, 0The first three numbers are RGB values. I don't know what the fourth number does. You can use something like MSPaint to find an rgb value if you want to change colors, but if you just want to keep the same color (default reddish), but brighter, increase the first three numbers by by a percentage until you hit something you like.Note that this will change the VC light brightness for all your cockpits that use this .fx file. You can do what Jaap says if all you want to do is increase the light for that one cockpit.Using Jaap's example, light.0 = 3, -6.60, -19.29, 0.79, fx_navred ,light.1 = 3, -6.60, 19.29, 0.79, fx_navgre ,light.2 = 3, -25.33, 0.00, 0.72, fx_navwhi ,light.3 = 2, -6.43, -19.29, 0.79, fx_strobe ,light.4 = 2, -6.43, 19.29, 0.79, fx_strobe ,light.5 = 1, -23.98, 0.00, 6.47, fx_beacon ,light.6 = 2, -7.80, 0.00, -1.60, fx_strobe ,light.7 = 4, -7.80, 0.00, 2.70, fx_vclight,go into your aircraft.cfg file Look for the type 4 light, as those are usually the interior lights.I would add the line, "light.8 = 4, -7.80, 0.00, 2.70, fx_vclight" to that section. This will create two lights at the same position, making it twice? as bright. Need it even brighter, add another line, but have it prefaced with light.9, and so on.

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