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Driving With The Lights On

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Dazmaniac, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Dazmaniac

    Dazmaniac

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    Chaps,

    Just in case some may have missed it in the release notes.......

    Enabling procedural headlights will cause your car's headlights (and only yours), to be generated procedurally using a shader, so that bumps affect the light cone somewhat. This is an experimental feature, but it is a neat effect. It's not quite done yet, but it is cool already.

    In the renderer.ini file, ProceduralHeadlights are set to 0 by default. By changing the value to 1 (and then saving the file) will enable the feature referred to above.

    Only a small tweak, but a worthwhile one IMO.

    :cool:
     
  2. George Pilkington

    George Pilkington

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    so I have to go in and alter something deep in the pc Daz....? Your / They are having a girraffe mate... not going to flip about with any of that...
    Thanks tho
    George
     
  3. Will Marquez

    Will Marquez

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    Good find Daz. The renderer.ini file is located in your My Documents/iRacing folder, just in case you didn't know George. Just tested this out now. And I think I like the headlights with ProceduralHeadlights set to 1 (enabled). Like iRacing has stated that it is a experimental feature, but have noticed when I do go over bumps on track that the lights do move just like they would in real life. Although with it enabled I was staring at the lights more than the track, probably not a good thing while driving Sebring in the dark lol. If you do not like this setting all you have to do is change it back to 0 (default) and save the file again.
     
  4. Dazmaniac

    Dazmaniac

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    Deep in the PC?

    Its a text file in your iRacing folder. It requires going no deeper than where you go to put car setups or paint jobs, lol.

    Go to Documents and then open the iRacing folder. You will see the folders for Setups, Paint, Replay, Cache and Lapfiles. Below these you should see a selection of .ini files.

    Open the renderer.ini file (usually with notepad) and you will see a number of initialisation commands. All you need to do is find the ProceduralHeadlights command (should be the third one down) and change the 0 to a 1 and then save the file.

    Next time you fire up iRacing, you will have the headlight feature enabled.

    Surely that ain't too difficult, lol.

    :wink:
     
  5. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

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    OMG. What a feature. Its simply amazing. This feature also lights the cockpit if a car is behind you and when going under the bridges, the light gets to the cockpit aswell. Speechless
     
  6. William Nowell

    William Nowell

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    Yeah that's pretty nice, thanks for the tip!
     
  7. George Pilkington

    George Pilkington

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    Will & Daz, thanks for the 'how to' Guys. I am very unsure about messing about with the pc as you may have gathered... then it keeps working for me. : )
    But, after your advice I will give that a go.
    Cheers
    George
     
  8. George Pilkington

    George Pilkington

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    Your right Daz, it was not too difficult. Yahoo!
    George
     
  9. Onno Naber

    Onno Naber

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    Thanks for the tip Daz :good:,
    (small tip from my side,turn of the lights in the room,you can almost smell the rubber, :wink:lol)
     
  10. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
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    I've been driving with all lights in the room turned off for 3 hours tonight, it was simply amazing!
    A bit disappointing when the sun comes uo and you realize you are in your Playseat instead of being in a C6.R :eek: :-(
     
  11. Conath86

    Conath86

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    Kevin, you mentioned sun coming out- in-game or in-real?:) I mean is there night/day transition?
     
  12. Onno Naber

    Onno Naber

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    No I don t think so