Halogen headlights fade-in/fade-out

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Do you want more realistic halogen headlights with fade-in/fade-out effect?

Yes, it would look way better
Yes, but only with an option to turn it on and off
No votes
No, I like the current look
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Halogen headlights fade-in/fade-out

#1 Post by TumiliuM » 20 Nov 2017 21:54

I would like to have a little more realistic headlights (not only headlights but every light on vehicles). And by more realistic, I mean the fade-in and fade-out effect that halogen lightbulbs tend to have when turned on or off. Currently, all vehicle lights in the game are like LED lights, where it turns on and off immediately without any fade-in or fade-out. It's a very small detail but I think it could make it look way more realistic, especially at night.

And to better understand what I'm talking about, here is a video I've found that shows it (only the beginning). On the right you can see halogen indicator lights, while on the left, you have LED indicator lights:
I would love when somone from SCS actually read this and threw it in one of the next meetings.
Thank you.
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Re: Halogen headlights fade-in/fade-out

#2 Post by LeafeonGold » 21 Nov 2017 00:08

I agree, this would be cool. Something you could do with a fade in/out option on the headlights is if you have HID Projectors (which some of the stock trucks could support as an aftermarket option (i also believe the Actors MP4 has this as a factory option? Not sure...)) and have them fade in as they warm up, but still shut off immediately, as they do already currently.

Though with regular flares, you can at least have any light they cast on the ground fade in or out by adding this to their hookup definitions:

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state_change_duration: 0.1 ((or 0.2 if that's too fast))
And it sort of emulates that. The flare itself or the lightmask isnt affected by that change though, but it's half of the effect. I hope this will be looked into whenever SCS makes another change to the lighting system (probably reworking it so that light doesn't cut through objects).
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Re: Halogen headlights fade-in/fade-out

#3 Post by Spn91 » 21 Nov 2017 01:37

I also agree with that idea.

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Re: Halogen headlights fade-in/fade-out

#4 Post by Bandit & The Snowman » 23 Nov 2017 15:51


Add a poll :)

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