Author: Sakura_Chan
Author Website: http://www.sakumods.armaholic.com

Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.02
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: A simple tweak changes that so now they show up until daylight. Just for fun I changed the flare texture as well, to a softer glow rather than the harsh streaks.

Date: 2013-08-01 20:04


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Streetlamp & Chemlight Upgrade

by
Sakura_Chan


Description:
A new version of my lighting mod is now available. It doesn't change much this time, because BIS did a better job with the lighting in the beta. Basically I just adjusted the lens flares a bit, making them fade out gently as you enter or leave the light's cast cone. I did a revamp of the chemical lights, I adjusted the color and fixed a data error that made the yellow and blue lights 10x brighter than they should be. I replaced the 3d models for them as well because their default models were missing the glow effect on their LODS.

On a side note, for the beta BIS disabled over half of the streetlights in the game. While this might seem silly, the game in its current state just can't handle multiple overlapping lights very well. A few little tweaks could get the lights working again, but it just causes slowdowns and flickering. Also, there are a ton of LOD errors with the streetlamps, you will notice that most of them are missing the light emitting parts. This results in the streetlamps looking totally dark but with a goofy lens flare just hanging there. A few if them shine only in the first LOD. The chemical lights also had this problem.


Installation:
Extract into the ArmA 3 Directory, by default this is located in:
32-Bit - C:/Program Files/Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/
64-Bit - C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/
After extraction it should look like this:
Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/@your_mod_folder_name

You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\

You'll also need to add a Launch Parameter to Steam, in order to do so right-click on ArmA 3 Alpha and click Properties and then Set Launch Options. In the window that opens enter in -mod=@your_mod_folder_name
For using multiple mods you would then do so like this:
-mod=@mod_name;@mod_name2;@mod_name3;@mod_name4;@mod_name5

Note:
You can also use -nosplash to get rid of the splash art and intro videos.


And of course you can also enable and disable community made addons and mods through the in-game Options Expansions menu if you do not want to mess with startup parameters!

When the above information still does not provide you with enough to learn how to install custom addons and mods you can always ask in our Guide On Installing Mods.


Included files:
sakunightlights.pbo


Changelog:
v1.02
- fixed an error with the full version
- included bisign and bikey

v1.01
- update for A3 beta


Forum topic:
- BI forums




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