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FSL Spotlights - anyone tried them yet?

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I see that FSLabs have released their FSL Spotlights product as a try-before-you-buy... has anyone tried it yet? It looks promising... (I am waiting for their A320-X as well).

 

 

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They posted some screenshots to Facebook, it looks absolutely incredible personally.

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I created an account and downloaded the beta.  I'll give it a try as it looks like a useful tool for aircraft without adequate vc lighting.

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I bought this addon, it's a brilliant tool for addons without proper vc lighting B)

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Do they use FX files or is this some custom 3d model that is added to an aircraft?

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I bought this as well - it's amazing! It also works for any aircraft (even if they have vc lighting already). It seems the lights are not textures but they use some new technique with true 3d lights - no FX added or custom models... and the best part? no FPS drop either for me!

Seems some of their beta testers have created initialization files for various add-on aircraft already! (PDMG NGX etc) - they're in the FSL Spotlights forum...

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I was a beta tester for a long time, and I must say that it is remarkable. Here are some previews of the various cockpit configurations I created. 

 

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Just got it today and I'll do a little video run through over the next couple of days so you can see. I personally haven't really got the patience to fiddle around with all the creation tools myself but as said there are some pretty decent templates already knocking around if you just want to plug and play. Seemingly no frame rate loss either.

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I see. Thanks for answering my question. I just read on FSLabs website about this and it indicates than you can purchase a license thru the program with no mention of price hence my question.

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I tried this produced out today in the PMDG NG, the night lighting in that aircraft is not good, the textures have a cross hatch grain over them.

 

FSLSpotlights is breath taking, I sat looking at the screen and said out loud.....WoW! 

 

No FPS hit at all and you can make it just how you like.

 

At night the PMDG NG VC looks a lot better than even in P3D. A hell of a lot better.

 

There is one big down side at the moment it's fsx only. But am truly thinking of doing night flights in FSX as its that good. Yes it really is.

 

Have a look if you still have FSX installed, the trail only works at Athens airport. Have a good play and ask FSL to get the P3D version out asap. It would be a must buy for me.

 

http://www.flightsimlabs.com/index.php/spotlights-2/

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That IS impressive.  Too bad no P3D support yet.  Thanks for the tip though!

 

-Jim

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Why are they not indicating the price anywhere?

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You cannot even download the Beta version without first registering, and now 20 minutes later still haven't gotten a promised 'auto-confirmation' email...

 

Licensing terms and costs are supposedly in the beta package: "License purchase available in product."

 

NOTA BENE: Even though I never did get a 'auto-confirmation' email, Lefteris was kind enough to manually confirm me and I was able to download the demo package. I do intend to buy this if only to wish I were clever enough to figure out how to do it myself...

 

...but since I know my skills aren't that good, I'll enjoy another's genius!  :dance:

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I got the email within seconds but the install aborts giving an error stating "An error occurred trying to rename a file in destination directory".

 

I tried default path and C: root path (installed as admin).

 

Hmm..

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Installed fine for me. 

 

@tamsini :  You might check the following release note from FSLabs.  If your registry isn't pointing to the correct folder, you will get the error you mentioned.  Flight1 has a registry correcting program for free that can take care of the error.

 

The release note says:

 

This installer will search for your Flight Simulator X installation as it
is reported by the registry on your machine.  If you have moved your
Flight Simulator X installation, or if you deleted it and re-installed
in a new location without updating the registry on your computer, you
may be told by this installer that it cannot find your MSFS installation.

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This looks very nice.

Apparently it is $19.

 

Can somebody confirm.

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No up front price information makes me have questions. Why hide the price? Makes no sense.

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Since it's not a P3D product, why not move this to the FSX forum?

 

 

Vic

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Thanks for the heads up. Still run FSX and got this.  Fantastic product. Definite buy when it comes to P3D.

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No up front price information makes me have questions. Why hide the price? Makes no sense.

Apparently you can buy it from within the app but that's why I'm not installing it lol.

Had a huge issue with smartCARS for FSX and took me good 30 minutes to find every registry input because when you pressed uninstall it was downloading the installer and reinstalling it again.

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