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Search light effect


Hey all,

I'm looking for ideas to simulate a search light on a BSG Raptor for Diaspora.  I don't want to use a primary weapons slot but I was toying around with the idea of using a beam weapon.  What I really would like is an independent "search light" that could be turned on or off by the player and have a beam that lights up a narrow cone in front of the player ship.  Limiting the range to say...500 meters.

Any thoughts?

The scripting API currently does not have access to the lighting system of FSO but you could create a script that continuously creates a short lived weapon to illuminate the surrounding area. A beam requires a turret or a weapon bank but a single weapon bolt can be created without any of that.


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