This is quite a minor thing, but annoying nonetheless. When looking for light sources to introduce in a base, all I can find is campfires and chemlights... nothing else that I can see. It becomes rather frustrating when you are handcrafting a base yourself somewhere in the open and you have to rely on flashlights and NVGs for looking around, making it feel preety miserable
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1- Look for light sources for your base
2- Stick to a shitton of fireplaces :(
Im just saying here that I have checked many times, but, knowing this is Arma after all, Im sure someone will tell me how to put some lights.
This happens after 2 hours of pointless searching ;_;
Agree it should be much easier to place lights in the editor. Here is teh solution:
Create a Game logic called lampspot_1 (and so on)and then insert this in the init
lamp = createVehicle ["Land_LampHalogen_F", getPos lampspot_1,, 1, "CAN_COLLIDE"]; lamp setdir 120;
You can also use "Land_LampStreet_F" for street lights.
I always wondered about a reason why they removed it.
Maybe there's a limit to light sources or something like that.
Especially the old searchlights are missing, new lighting but nothing usable to show it off.
Search lights/spot lights, different kinds of street lights, construction lights, smaller lamps for indoors. That kind of stuff would really help out on mission making to have them easily accessible on the editor like for example the chemlights and flares are right now.
I don't believe that is why they removed them, i don't believe a mission maker would purposefully use enough lights to cause the overlapping issue to occur. When i used the lights nothing bad came of it. I agree, they need to bring back the lamps section, and if there are overlapping issues, which i'm sure there are, it can be worked on whilst allowing mission makers the room to use them wisely.
after discussion with the development team, we decided not to add lamps back in the editor for various reasons (mostly performance-demanding issues).
However, you can still add them via script.
You can find lamps here:
Thank you for your feedback and sorry for inconveniences.