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    Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

    Hello Everyone,
    Could anyone help me understand the lighting section of Dick Cowen's Kits.
    I am trying to get the ditch lights to stop flashing.
    Here is the part of the *.eng file:
    #(++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ditch Lights [upper] 2/2 Lights ++++++++++++++++++++++)
    Light (
    comment( Ditch Light Front right )
    Type ( 0 )
    Conditions (
    Headlight ( 3 )
    Unit ( 2 )
    )
    Cycle ( 0 )
    FadeIn ( 0.5 )
    FadeOut ( 0.5 )
    States ( 2
    State (
    Duration ( 0.3 )
    LightColour ( ffffffff )
    Position ( -0.75 1.8 11.38 )
    Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
    Transition ( 0 )
    Radius ( 0.5 )
    )
    State (
    Duration ( 0.3 )
    LightColour ( 00000000 )
    Position ( -0.75 1.8 11.38 )
    Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
    Transition ( 0 )
    Radius ( 0.5 )
    )
    )
    )
    Light (
    comment( Ditch Light Front left )
    Type ( 0 )
    Conditions (
    Headlight ( 3 )
    Unit ( 2 )
    )
    Cycle ( 0 )
    FadeIn ( 0.5 )
    FadeOut ( 0.5 )
    States ( 2
    State (
    Duration ( 0.3 )
    LightColour ( 00000000 )
    Position ( 0.75 1.8 11.38 )
    Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
    Transition ( 0 )
    Radius ( 0.5 )
    )
    State (
    Duration ( 0.3 )
    LightColour ( ffffffff )
    Position ( 0.75 1.8 11.38 )
    Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
    Transition ( 0 )
    Radius ( 0.5 )
    )
    )
    )

    I have the TechDocs to refer to but anything I change just causes my MSTS crashes and tell Bill, when I turn on the lights to the engine.

    Any help please
    Thanks

    #2
    RE: Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

    Hello Robert,
    Light (
    comment( Ditch Light Front right )
    Type ( 0 )
    Conditions (
    Headlight ( 3 )
    Unit ( 2 )
    )
    Cycle ( 0 )
    FadeIn ( 0.5 )
    FadeOut ( 0.5 )
    States ( 1
    State (
    Duration ( 0.3 )
    LightColour ( ffffffff )
    Position ( -0.75 1.8 11.38 )
    Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
    Transition ( 0 )
    Radius ( 0.5 )
    )
    )
    )

    If you keep the part above and delete the rest of the light statement for each ditch light they will no longer flash. Just remember to alter the States parameter from 2 to 1 for each of the lights.

    Regards
    Stew aka 6330trainfan
    Albany WA Australia

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      #3
      RE: Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

      Hello Robert,
      Light (
      comment( Ditch Light Front right )
      Type ( 0 )
      Conditions (
      Headlight ( 3 )
      Unit ( 2 )
      )
      Cycle ( 0 )
      FadeIn ( 0.5 )
      FadeOut ( 0.5 )
      States ( 1
      State (
      Duration ( 0.3 )
      LightColour ( ffffffff )
      Position ( -0.75 1.8 11.38 )
      Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
      Transition ( 0 )
      Radius ( 0.5 )
      )
      )
      )

      If you keep the part above and delete the rest of the light statement for each ditch light they will no longer flash. Just remember to alter the States parameter from 2 to 1 for each of the lights.

      Regards
      Stew aka 6330trainfan
      Albany WA Australia

      Comment


        #4
        RE: Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

        Thanks for your help Stew,
        Not after the changes it helped in keeping the firemen's side lit.
        But now the engineer's side is out.
        Here is the file now:
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ditch Lights [upper] 2/2 Lights ++++++++++++++++++++++)
        Light (
        comment( Ditch Light Front right )
        Type ( 0 )
        Conditions (
        Headlight ( 3 )
        Unit ( 2 )
        )
        Cycle ( 0 )
        FadeIn ( 0.5 )
        FadeOut ( 0.5 )
        States ( 1
        State (
        Duration ( 0.3 )
        LightColour ( ffffffff )
        Position ( -0.75 1.8 11.38 )
        Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
        Transition ( 0 )
        Radius ( 0.5 )
        )
        )
        )
        Light (
        comment( Ditch Light Front left )
        Type ( 0 )
        Conditions (
        Headlight ( 3 )
        Unit ( 2 )
        )
        Cycle ( 0 )
        FadeIn ( 0.5 )
        FadeOut ( 0.5 )
        States ( 1
        State (
        Duration ( 0.3 )
        LightColour ( 00000000 )
        Position ( 0.75 1.8 11.38 )
        Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
        Transition ( 0 )
        Radius ( 0.5 )
        )
        )
        )

        I am still missing something about this, maybe it a case of my fat fingers and little keys.
        Help?
        Thanks

        Comment


          #5
          RE: Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

          Thanks for your help Stew,
          Not after the changes it helped in keeping the firemen's side lit.
          But now the engineer's side is out.
          Here is the file now:
          ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ditch Lights [upper] 2/2 Lights ++++++++++++++++++++++)
          Light (
          comment( Ditch Light Front right )
          Type ( 0 )
          Conditions (
          Headlight ( 3 )
          Unit ( 2 )
          )
          Cycle ( 0 )
          FadeIn ( 0.5 )
          FadeOut ( 0.5 )
          States ( 1
          State (
          Duration ( 0.3 )
          LightColour ( ffffffff )
          Position ( -0.75 1.8 11.38 )
          Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
          Transition ( 0 )
          Radius ( 0.5 )
          )
          )
          )
          Light (
          comment( Ditch Light Front left )
          Type ( 0 )
          Conditions (
          Headlight ( 3 )
          Unit ( 2 )
          )
          Cycle ( 0 )
          FadeIn ( 0.5 )
          FadeOut ( 0.5 )
          States ( 1
          State (
          Duration ( 0.3 )
          LightColour ( 00000000 )
          Position ( 0.75 1.8 11.38 )
          Azimuth ( 0 0.0 0.0 )
          Transition ( 0 )
          Radius ( 0.5 )
          )
          )
          )

          I am still missing something about this, maybe it a case of my fat fingers and little keys.
          Help?
          Thanks

          Comment


            #6
            RE: Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

            Hi Robert,
            It`s not the case of fat fingers and little keys :-)
            You just need to change the light colour from all 0`s to f`s like in the right hand light. Once done it should light up.
            All 0`s result in a ' black ' light, all f`s a ' white ' light and inbetween the two is any colour under the rainbow as they say.

            Regards
            Stew aka 6330trainfan
            Albany WA Australia

            Comment


              #7
              RE: Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

              Hi Robert,
              It`s not the case of fat fingers and little keys :-)
              You just need to change the light colour from all 0`s to f`s like in the right hand light. Once done it should light up.
              All 0`s result in a ' black ' light, all f`s a ' white ' light and inbetween the two is any colour under the rainbow as they say.

              Regards
              Stew aka 6330trainfan
              Albany WA Australia

              Comment


                #8
                RE: Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

                Outstanding Stew,
                That was the missing issue, even in the "Tech Docs" does it address changing the color.
                Now I can fix the flashing plow lights!
                Thank you for all your help.

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                  #9
                  RE: Help with Dick Cowen's Kits

                  Outstanding Stew,
                  That was the missing issue, even in the "Tech Docs" does it address changing the color.
                  Now I can fix the flashing plow lights!
                  Thank you for all your help.

                  Comment

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