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Old 10-18-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Visibility of Lights during bad weather and nights

I would like to start discussion about visibility of lights (size, distance) during the all 24h of the day. It is big issue mainly during bad weather, dusk, night and sunrise time. It has been long time ago, when was complaining about plane and airfield light range visibility. Since then, almost nothing happens; I know I know, many other more important stuff needed to be done. I’m glad that DCS is being improved continuously month by month, year by year. With this in mind, I would like to point out this problem of DCS, which is creating huge problems every night flight, where planes are closer than 7nm (example). I will not comment here all the problems, which lack of light visibility distance is creating to me and my friends. It would be great improvement if somebody from ED team will try to fix this.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:16 PM   #2
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Agreed, Even taxiing can be a problem around an airfield that should have plenty of light..
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:13 PM   #3
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This is a really BIG problem for us who like to do night ops.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:33 PM   #4
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i understand that a complete overhaul of night lighting is a big task, but as an interim solution could we just get the aircraft lights visible over great distance just as sprite-based lights?
i don't see how that'd be more work than just adding the sprites to the lods...
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i understand that a complete overhaul of night lighting is a big task, but as an interim solution could we just get the aircraft lights visible over great distance just as sprite-based lights?
i don't see how that'd be more work than just adding the sprites to the lods...
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more visible aircraft and airbase lights urgently needed.
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Lighting is being worked on by the team, especially night lighting.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:34 PM   #9
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Lighting is being worked on by the team, especially night lighting.
Great!
The lights in DCS are almost non existent and useless.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:38 PM   #10
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Lighting is being worked on by the team, especially night lighting.
Hey,

Most of us know, but the question "how long will this one take?" remains.

Obviously I know about the pressure, repriorization etc etc.... That's called software development.

But could ED give us a workaround until this is fixed? Maybe unrealistic and bad looking lights... But lights! Something which is looking not great but which is usable until the pretty implementation is ready?

Working on this topic is good, but if you think how long the lighting is Already in the current state, I can also understand the frustration.

Maybe a developer has a nice "1 hour idea" which could be used as a workaround for the current time

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