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Problem with landing lights - AI aircraft

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I sincerely hope somebody would be able to help me.

 

I have a problem with the landing lights on my AI aircraft. Instead of seeing a ball of light in its correct place on the model, there are two balls of light - one above the wing and one below it. The one below the wing also has a weaker intensity.

 

I never used to have this problem, but one it suddenly appeared and now I can't fix it. I suspect some add-on caused this. I went into the aircraft.cfg files of my AI aircraft, to see what effects files they use for lights, and then went and replaced all of those files with a program called "GaugeRecovery" but it didn't solve the problem.

 

Anybody perhaps know how to fix this? I could post a pic of the problem.

 

Further details: I am using FSX Gold Edition on Win7 64, the AI aircraft is all "World of AI", and I do have most popular add-ons installed (Carenado, Alabeo, PMDG, A2A etc)

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The gauge recovery program won't replace any effects files, instead it will fix any that are corrupted

 

and maybe replace any that are missing.  Post a screenshot of your situation.  Is the problem

 

with any and all AI aircraft?

 

Just so you don't feel like "The Lone Stranger"  Hiyo, Silver, Away!

 

http://forum.simflight.com/topic/76602-ai-landing-lights-weirdly-above-aircraft-with-echoes-below/

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I solved my problem, posting the solution here for the benefit of others:

 

The culprit was a modified "halo.bmp" file (its location is in the "texture" folder in your FSX root). I installed a default copy of this file and my lights are normal again!

 

It was obviously modified by some add-on.

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Yup. That file is used for all sorts of stuff, including runway lights. The double light effect you were seeing was probably a ground reflection that someone added.

 

Glad you got it fixed.

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Where do you find a default copy of the halo file? I also have been seeing the glowing ball light on aircrafts. 

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The default halo.bmp file does (IMO) create landing light FX on AI a/c that are much too big. If you search around you will find several solutions to this. Or if you PM me with your email id, I can send you a selection of modified halo.bmps, including the one that I use.

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I also want to explore using modified halo.bmp files, because I also dislike the "huge ball of light" effect it creates with AI traffic.

 

I can also post the link to the site where I got a copy of the default halo.bmp if anyone is interested? It is part of a modified halo.bmp package, they included the default one in there.

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Where do you find a default copy of the halo file? I also have been seeing the glowing ball light on aircrafts. 

 

In your backed up copy of FSX after installation and updates!

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