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Campfire/fireplace lighting issue
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Description

The light source from campfires/fireplaces appears to float about 1 and a half meters above the flames. As a result, it looks unrealistic and the actual fire appears dimmer than normal. I noticed this started happening after the apex release. See picture in additional info.

Details

Severity
Minor
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Operating System
Windows 7
Operating System Version
Home Premium
Category
Other
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Open the editor
  1. Set the time to night.
  1. Place a burning campfire or fireplace right next to a building or other tall object (so you can see where the light source is)
  1. Preview the mission
  1. Observe the fireplace/campfire.
Additional Information

This only seems to happen with campfires and fireplaces. If a fire is placed with the "fire" effect module, the issue is not there. The issue is particularly annoying because one of my biggest missions heavily relies on campfires that you can turn off and on, and the fact that they aren't working properly is a big issue.

I turned off all my mods to make sure it wasn't a mod causing it, but the issue persisted in vanilla ArmA 3. I even had a friend test it on his game, he has the same issue.

Screenshot of the issue Here

Event Timeline

LordJakucha renamed this task from Fireplace and Campfire Lightsources Are Too High to Fireplace and Campfire Lightsources Hover In The Air.
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LordJakucha renamed this task from Fireplace and Campfire Lightsources Hover In The Air to Fireplace/campfire lightsource is incorrectly positioned .Sep 7 2016, 7:42 AM
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LordJakucha renamed this task from Fireplace/campfire lightsource is incorrectly positioned to Lights from burning campfires float in the air.Nov 16 2016, 5:15 PM
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LordJakucha renamed this task from Lights from burning campfires float in the air to Campfire/fireplace light is dim due to floating lightsource.
LordJakucha updated the task description. (Show Details)Sep 19 2017, 7:01 PM

Issue persists in version 1.76

LordJakucha renamed this task from Campfire/fireplace light is dim due to floating lightsource to Campfire/fireplace lighting issue.Oct 10 2017, 3:56 PM
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Issue persists in 1.84

Wulf changed the task status from New to Acknowledged.Sep 17 2018, 2:48 PM
Wulf added a subscriber: Wulf.Sep 20 2018, 3:16 PM

Hello.

This issue should be fixed in the next proper update of the game.

Wulf added a comment.Oct 1 2018, 1:06 PM

You can now test the fix on the Dev branch.

LordJakucha added a comment.EditedOct 22 2018, 6:43 PM

Hi @Wulf,

I tested the dev branch and the issue persists. Heres a picture

Hey @Wulf,

The issue is fixed in dev build 1.87.145166.

Thank you!

Wulf closed this task as Resolved.Nov 7 2018, 8:22 AM
Wulf claimed this task.

Seems like mi poking worked. :) Thank you for letting me know.