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lightning effect

Postby Unorthodox Reality » Sun May 11, 2014 12:34 pm

hi everyone i very recently bought gratuitous space battles and im enjoying it immensely however I am wondering if there is any way to turn off the flash effect in the multinari gas giant
i ask this as i have some problems with flashing lights and with the speed increased the area becomes the equivalent of staring at a strobe light
i really don't want to have to keep away from a particular area due to an effect so if anyone knows of a way to turn off the flash it would be a great help
thanks in advance
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Re: lightning effect

Postby darkstar076 » Sun May 11, 2014 1:23 pm

As there are no option to turn off the lightning we will have to disable it manually.

The How To:
Navigate to where you installed the game (for example C:\Games\Gratuitous Space Battles)
Open the data folder
Open the scenarios folder
Open the text file bg7.txt
Find and delete the following code:

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lightningintensity = 0.54
lightninginterval = 2200


Once you have saved and close the file, the Lightning for that scenario will be disabled.
Please note: if you have the Swarm DLC you will need to do the same to \swarm\data\scenarios\swarm_sk1.txt
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Re: lightning effect

Postby Unorthodox Reality » Sun May 11, 2014 3:37 pm

I tried that however everytime I try to save it says it was denied
am I doing something wrong?
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Re: lightning effect

Postby AcePalarum » Sun May 11, 2014 3:56 pm

There is actually one option that will disable the lightning. On the main screen, click the options button, then clear the checkbox next to "Gratuitous Shaders" as highlighted below:

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This will also turn off certain graphic elements of other maps, though I can't vouch for which ones. I can confirm that clearing this option shut the lightning off on my machine.
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Re: lightning effect

Postby darkstar076 » Sun May 11, 2014 4:45 pm

Unorthodox Reality wrote:I tried that however everytime I try to save it says it was denied
am I doing something wrong?

Hmm, sounds like a permissions from the installation but it matters not.
AcePalarum method is the simpler one :)

By disabling this option it will remove any coloured filters the scenario might apply as well as lightning.
(heh, learnt something new today - thanks Ace)
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Re: lightning effect

Postby Unorthodox Reality » Sun May 11, 2014 4:51 pm

thanks very much for the help guys i really appreciate it

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