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Light dissapear at 100m
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when you are more than 100 m away from a light source, it disappears


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
Steps To Reproduce

drop any flash ligjt, chemlight, any light source
go 100m away and the light disappears

Additional Information

the light is distorted when you walk between those 100 m

Event Timeline

Vitdom added a subscriber: Vitdom.Nov 7 2019, 8:37 PM

Lights are acting really crazy. Light something behind a wall and stand on the opposite side. If you turn away from the wall, the light will shine through the wall.

Twillis added a subscriber: Twillis.Nov 8 2019, 2:45 AM

I've also had similar issues. Being next to a fire and it appears dark...turn around and theres light, but only in 1 direction.

Lex added a subscriber: Lex.EditedNov 8 2019, 3:09 PM

@Radamantyz @VitdomHi, It is necessary to clarify - what type of fire reproduces the lighting is not right. I can confirm this for a fire in a barrel. When a fire in a barrel, and barrel to frame review (or close behind him) - the lighting of the fire is not working.
A fire on the earth "wood + paper" reproduces the light is good and it can be seen from a long distance.
I have not tested, and does not know how to play the light from other types of fire.

Radamantyz added a comment.EditedNov 22 2019, 5:12 PM

@Lex Light disappear at 100m+ already tested with, flashlight, Glow Sticks, road flare, Gas Lamp

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Geez changed the task status from New to Acknowledged.May 20 2020, 1:53 PM
JerryK added a subscriber: JerryK.Apr 12 2021, 2:52 PM

2 screenshots taken from a same place, one while looking at a glowstick on the ground normally, and the second one while "zooming in" with eyes.
While "zooming in", light seems to disappear, can affect gameplay a lot during night time (happens with scopes too, in general any kind of zooming should cause it).

Ron added a subscriber: Ron.Jan 12 2022, 9:24 PM

Hello Geez. Share information, is there work on solving problems with light sources?
This is a very relevant issue for a night game, players do not want to leave the servers at night, but this behavior of light causes a lot of negative emotions (((
Thank you for your attention.

SPOQSI added a subscriber: SPOQSI.Jan 12 2022, 9:37 PM

Yes, it is very important to know! It bothers me that the players who use the light in the sight are lost. Do it in no time!

Up. This is terrible bug, need to fix

Geez merged a task: Restricted Maniphest Task.Sep 19 2022, 1:42 PM
Geez added a subscriber: ScrappyMcNuggs.

2019... Please tell me this is finally getting fixed in 1.19

clod999 added a subscriber: Geez.Jul 3 2023, 12:38 PM

This is due to the fact that objects that emit light disappear from the network bubble. If you increase the bubble distance for objects, it works as expected (the light is visible). This is described here:

The parameter:
networkRangeNear = 150; // network bubble distance for spawn (despawn +10%) of near inventory items objects, set in meters, default value if not set is 150

Why 150? Objects that emit light should be drawn much further.
@Geez Can you ask the developer about this?