Author Topic: ED nav lights  (Read 90 times)

Rhaedas

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ED nav lights
« on: April 12, 2017, 11:11:30 am »
So, for the entire time I've been playing ED, I've had my lights automatically on when in docking/undocking mode, because I figured the more visible the better, right? And yet recently some commentary on when people use their lights, and complaints about how bright ship lights are and not to use them near other players, I started thinking, since ships don't have any nav lights really, can I do something to simulate it while not being annoying?

Yes. And it's so simple I'm not sure why I didn't do it before.

I have a command called "strobe" that once run, repeats continuously.

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Press F7 key and hold for 0.05 seconds and release
Press F7 key and hold for 0.05 seconds and release
Pause 3 seconds

F7 is my lights. 3 seconds feels about right for time, plus doesn't get written to the log, so no spam there.

I have my request docking and launch commands call this. I have my jump and my gear down commands kill it. And using the camera, the timing of keypresses seems to be fast enough that it doesn't light up fully, but does give that flash effect that a nav strobe light would. And from inside it actually sounds like a strobe on an aircraft up close does, so you know it's on.