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Fix for Unrealistic Strobes and Beacons Flashing?

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I enjoy flying the Feelthere ERJ_V2 however the rapid flashing of strobes and beacons is unrealistic.  Has anyone come up with a fix?  I checked the Feelthere website and it appears that the flashing is part of the model and can't be changed.  I thought that perhaps some resourceful simmer may have fixed the problem or at least made some improvement.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks!

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I use a freeware program called Flusifix that adjusts beacon and strobe flashes to be more

 

of an intermittent flash as opposed to a synchronized flashing of them together.  I know

 

it helped the default and 3rd party freeware aircraft and may help your payware one.

 

 

http://www.wolfgang-picheta.de/

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I found the program you suggested. My biggest concern is that the change will affect ALL my payware aircraft and perhaps not allow me to go easily back to my previous setup. Since the ERJ is the only culprit right know I may wait to see if others jump in here and offer a solution. I am looking at this program closely since it may be useful in some other areas.

 

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I use a freeware program called Flusifix that adjusts beacon and strobe flashes to be more

 

of an intermittent flash as opposed to a synchronized flashing of them together.  I know

 

it helped the default and 3rd party freeware aircraft and may help your payware one.

 

 

http://www.wolfgang-picheta.de/

 

Couldn't get it to fix PMDG 777. I must have missed something.

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Couldn't get it to fix PMDG 777. I must have missed something.

No question that the FT ERJV2 external lighting has problems, but what is it about the PMDG beacons and/or strobes were you trying to fix?

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No question that the FT ERJV2 external lighting has problems, but what is it about the PMDG beacons and/or strobes were you trying to fix?

 

After watching some videos of 777s, those darn things are in sync.  :blush:

 

I also noticed that the "Beacon" and "Nav" lights are considerably brighter in real life, gonna have to mod them with Shockwave. I still contend the "Logo" light is too dark on the PMDG. :Whistle:  

 

Speaking of unrealistic lights, in DX 10 my UT2 AI aircraft lights still float above the aircraft, even noticed it on GSX Service Vehicles.  :blink: Will it ever end?

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"I enjoy flying the Feelthere ERJ_V2 however the rapid flashing of strobes and beacons is unrealistic."

 

Also strobes flashing inside some of their cockpits ..!

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I think I just realized you can't change the 'Wingtip" lighting because of "Wing Flex".  :mad:

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Hello.

It is a method to tune down the rapid flashing strobes.

 

Have a go at changing the emitter properties of the fx file pointed to in your aircraft.cfg file eg.

 [lights]
 light.1 = 3, 40.40, 0, 10.55, fx_beaconh
 light.2 = 3, 12.00, 0, -11.00, fx_beaconb
 light.3 = 3, -102.6, 0.0, 1.75, fx_navwhih
 light.4 = 2, -102.9, 0.0, 5.65, fx_strobeh

 GoTo ..\effects\fx_strobeh.fx

 Open it in notepad and change this value:

 [Library Effect]
 Lifetime=5
 Version=2.00
 Radius=-1
 Priority=0

 [Properties]

 [Emitter.0]
 Lifetime=0.00, 0.00
 Delay=0.00, 0.00
 Bounce=0.00
 No Interpolate=1
 Rate=0.50, 0.50 <-----------------------Change this
 X Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
 Y Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00
 etc.

 Make all emitter sub codes the same there could be any number of them according to the complexity.

 

Lars Peter.

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"I enjoy flying the Feelthere ERJ_V2 however the rapid flashing of strobes and beacons is unrealistic."

 

Also strobes flashing inside some of their cockpits ..!

The flashing inside the cockpits is a known problem.  There used to be a fix posted on the FeelThere forums, but then the forums were up( ordown)graded and many useful user posts seemed to disappear. Unfortunately I uninstalled the AC so no longer have the fix, but you might try posting in that forum and see what crops up

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Hello.

It is a method to tune down the rapid flashing strobes.

 

Have a go at changing the emitter properties of the fx file pointed to in your aircraft.cfg file eg.

 [lights]

 light.1 = 3, 40.40, 0, 10.55, fx_beaconh

 light.2 = 3, 12.00, 0, -11.00, fx_beaconb

 light.3 = 3, -102.6, 0.0, 1.75, fx_navwhih

 light.4 = 2, -102.9, 0.0, 5.65, fx_strobeh

 GoTo ..\effects\fx_strobeh.fx

 Open it in notepad and change this value:

 [Library Effect]

 Lifetime=5

 Version=2.00

 Radius=-1

 Priority=0

 [Properties]

 [Emitter.0]

 Lifetime=0.00, 0.00

 Delay=0.00, 0.00

 Bounce=0.00

 No Interpolate=1

 Rate=0.50, 0.50 <-----------------------Change this

 X Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00

 Y Emitter Velocity=0.00, 0.00

 etc.

 Make all emitter sub codes the same there could be any number of them according to the complexity.

 

Lars Peter.

 

Thank you Lars your suggestion worked for me! :) I fixed the strobes and beacon lights to a much more realistic flashing rate.

Anyone trying to fix their ERJ_V2 lights, please use the method Lars outlines above.

 

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The flashing inside the cockpits is a known problem.  There used to be a fix posted on the FeelThere forums, but then the forums were up( ordown)graded and many useful user posts seemed to disappear. Unfortunately I uninstalled the AC so no longer have the fix, but you might try posting in that forum and see what crops up

 

Yes, there are workarounds for some models in FS9 and FSX (FeelThere-Flashing-VC-beacon-tests).

 

As far as I know these two are still bad in FS9:

EMB-175 BAD  - Is a fix available?

EMB-195 BAD -  Is a fix available?

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Yes, there are workarounds for some models in FS9 and FSX (FeelThere-Flashing-VC-beacon-tests).

 

As far as I know these two are still bad in FS9:

EMB-175 BAD  - Is a fix available?

EMB-195 BAD -  Is a fix available?

 

I have not flown the FS9 birds for some time, but I don't recall any issues from memory.  You might want to check Feelthere forum.  Hopefully someone might chime in here.

 

Good luck!

 

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I'm having a similar problem. When using Vladimir Gonchar's FSX version ("Touch O' Texas") of the Shupe/Thomas Beech 18 freeware aircraft, the beacon light creates flashes in the cockpit also. This is quite annoying in flight so I have to turn the beacon light off always. Does anyone know if this can be fixed as well so the light doesn't flash inside of the cockpit?

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I'm having a similar problem. When using Vladimir Gonchar's FSX version ("Touch O' Texas") of the Shupe/Thomas Beech 18 freeware aircraft, the beacon light creates flashes in the cockpit also. This is quite annoying in flight so I have to turn the beacon light off always. Does anyone know if this can be fixed as well so the light doesn't flash inside of the cockpit?

I think Premier Aircraft Design came up with a beacon effect for their aircraft that does not produce a flash inside the cabin.  You might try downloading one of their more recent aircraft and trying their beacon effect.

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stans: Thanks for the tip! With a little bit of digging, I found a couple of articles [1] [2] that informed my inexperienced self how to replace that beacon light. I already had an instance of the PAD beacon light in my effects folder from a prior freeware aircraft download, and I simply replaced all instances of 'fx_beacon.fx' in the Beech 18 aircraft.cfg file with ''fx_PADbeaconh.fx' instead.

 

It worked like a charm! The light isn't flashing in the cockpit anymore but is flashing on the outside of the aircraft. I haven't caught any glitches with this yet. The only thing I noticed is that the wings also get a soft light outside of the aircraft when the beacon is turned on. I'm not sure if that's normal, but it doesn't bother me at all. I'll post here if I run into any other problems (but I don't expect I will).

 

Thanks again!

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