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Hi all, I am looking to get some info on gauge and panel lighting. This was prompted after reading a post by another user on a similar subject. I am still very new to FS2002 and have not done any night flights yet. But after seeing the other post, I jumped into several of the stock aircraft that ship with FS2002 to see what type of lighting effects they had. As far as I can tell, there is a cabin light (the NAV light), but not any gauge or panel lights. I checked the documentation and went through all the key commands in the manual, but did not see anything pertaining to lights solely for the gauges. Did I miss it or is this right? Aren't gauges and panels in real aircraft back-lit? If there is no panel back-lighting in FS2002, is it possible to do it yourself using FS Panel Studio or some other utility? I did not like the NAV light at all and hate to think I may have to fly at night with that light on. Very unrealistic and low in immersion in my opinion.Any light you guys/gals can shed on this would be appreciated! (pun intended) :)Dave

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Hi Dave!This problem was solved for me by Rob Cappers, known for his work with the DC-2.Turned out to be a color setting in the panel.cfg file.Take a look at my thread at:http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboa...orum=DCForumID8I don't know a whole lot about this stuff but perhaps those figures i show there to get the results I desired will give you some meat to bite into.Good luck!Heather

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Hey Heather,Thanks for that info! That may be exactly what I need to do also. I will just have to wait til I get home tonight to try it out. Glad to see you got what you wanted! :DDave

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Excellent! Lighting is much, much better after making those changes in the cfg file! Not perfect, but some people are never happy! :DThanks Heather and Rob!!Dave

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