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Any program to add light lights to aircraft that do not have them?


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I once had such a program, long ago, and added all types of lights to a/c that did not have them.


Does anyone know of one such program--I need to add lights to some CFS2 a/c I have converted for fs9.


I cannot remember the name of the program I once had...



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You can add external lights via the aircraft.cfg file:



//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing

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,


The first number defines the type of light (thus which switch activates it), the next three numbers are the 3D coordinates of the light (lateral, longitudinal, vertical), the "fx_xxxx" calls the effects file for the light.


A simple method is to copy the lighting section from a similar size airplane (that example is a Baron 58) to the cfg of your airplane; go to spot view with lights on and note their positions, alt+tab out and edit the cfg, alt+tab back to the sim and reload the plane (set a key command for this), note the new positions ...repeat until satisfied.


You can easily create custom lights also, the fx file is plain txt; copy a similar fx file, rename it, and edit the parameters; you can change size, color, brightness, strobe rate, etc.). The effects sdk covers this in detail.

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