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EvanVadnai

Lights won't shine on terrain

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I've recently become obsessed with building faster and more capable rovers, mostly for use on Kerbin. I have always done testing on Kerbin in the day and have never needed to use my lights. Once I got one of them to the Mun I noticed that the lights would only light up other craft and the rover itself. This was also true on Kerbin. Below are some images for greater depth of understanding. As seen in the first and last image, the lights do not shine beams but only illuminate the rover... not that helpful.

I have tried on different craft and saves, I even reinstalled the game. Finally, no, my lights are not stuck behind a structural component.

If you have experienced this yourself or have a solution, preferably the latter, please let me know. 

-Evan

 

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I can't tell what those screenshots are showing. Are you taking a picture with a phone?(probably doesn't help that I'm on a phone right now) Why not just use F1? It stores screenshots in the screenshots folder in your KSP directory.

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Nightside, it is not snowing.

Galileo. Yes, those were taken on my phone. I forgot you can take screenshots (oops). Here are some proper images. 

The first image shows that the lights only illuminate other craft, but not the terrain. 

The second shows lights on with the terrain no brighter than before. 

The last shows lights off for comparison with the second. 

 

-Evan

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Ok, that gives a much better picture of the problem, but I have no idea what is happening. Are you sure you aren't running any mods that might be affecting the planets or lighting, such as Kopernicus or Scatterer? 

Your best bet is to have start the game up with rovers parked on the moon, replicate what you have shown here, close the game and post your log. 

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23 hours ago, Nightside said:

 Are you sure you aren't running any mods that might be affecting the planets or lighting, such as Kopernicus or Scatterer? 

Yep, No mods whatsoever. 

How do I find the logs? (file path?) I started the game, opened my save, went to tracking centre, loaded Mun rover, properly shut down game. Is that the right process?

-Evan

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