Proper headlight flash for endurance cars

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  1. Nicolas Hillebrand

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    So far we only had turning the headlights on and off again, but since we are even getting modern top notch LMP2 and GTE cars, I think it would be a cool feature to have the proper flash for the GT3/GTE/LMP cars in the game.



    It's not visible that well from the inside view, but it's a huge brightness difference in the mirrors of other cars or generally the exterior of the car
     
  2. Daniele Vidimari

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    +1!
    Also as it is now, is easy to forgot to turning them on after some flashes, and to get an instant DQ. When i race in the night i always flash with a huge amount of fear lol.
     
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    I assign a standard keyboard key on the rF2 controls page to headlights.

    I then map an off wheel controller button to this keyboard press. This gives me a headlights on/off switch.

    Then I map one of the wheel buttons to a recorded sequence of key presses that give a dash dash dot dot pattern of headlight flashes. This means the headlights always return to the state that I chose originally, plus I can edit the sequence to comply with the rules of whatever series I am racing in and not worry about penalties or game DQs.
     
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    That's cool! Are you using an app to do this?
     
  5. Will Mazeo

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    I did that too long ago with G-Hotkey, problem is that if there is any skipped frame at the time the script runs the light may not go back to the state it was when you used it
     
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    I've used Logitech and Saitek profilers.
    I make sure to use scripts that use timed key presses and pauses rather than instantaneous key press actions - this makes the sequence very reliable and is far more practical for editing the command and making sure it does what you intended. I think I used one profiler in the past that was very sketchy unless key press timings were used so have got into the habit.
     
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    Even if timed, if the game has a micro freeze that does not register the key imput it wont work, it's bad at night, better flash manually.
    Anyway OP is asking for a real flash, with or without scripts we dont have a real flash now, in real life they dont turn off the lights for that.
     
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    I'm using xpadder.

    its working perfect no problems at al
     
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    If your server admin set the track to not require headlights this would not be a problem.

    But +1 for headlight flash
     
  10. Florian Dubiel

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    It's a bit of unbelievable that rFactor2 has no headlights flash. I mean it's a racing Sim right? Instead of a headlight flash we have a horn and a music player. One might think that this is the future of European truck simulator we are talking here about rFactor2 lol this game will never be finished
     
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    I hope you're right.
    The day that will be finished, will be dead.
     
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    Blame ISI for the half arsed product. Not 397.

    I'd also like a "flash left" and "flash right" option so the lapper can announce his intentions of which way he's going to go. I've seen many endurance streams where miscommunication results in a smash.
     
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    Wouldn't call it half arsed, more like rF2 was a tech demo just like rF1 and in these aspects they fullfill their tasks perfectly.
    I also heard ISI tried to operate without going into debt, that plays a big part in development I guess. Cant blame its owner for trying that, in the end we easily move to the next game, the dude would stay with a debt.
     
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    @The Iron Wolf 's shared memory includes the headlight state so it would be fairly easy to write a program that, having flashed the headlights, checked that they were back to the prior state.
     
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    would also be nice if the dash/buttons/wheel lit up when the headlights were on..
     
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    +1.

    This is a little feature i would love to have in the game. Especially within the new shader updates. Lightning brings way more immersion to a game, imho.
     
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