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[SOLVED]: Sun Ray FX can see through ship
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Apologies for having this issue included in the list but it would be better to know how to fix this problem.

When I tilt the ship and point my bottom hull directly to the light source or the sun, the light Ray effect can be seen passing through to the top hull of the ship or even looking forward it passes through to the back of the ship.

Is there a way to fix this ?

Thank you.

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Posted on: 11/6 13:18

Edited by wasabitoy on 2017/11/11 17:36:19
Edited by wasabitoy on 2017/11/12 2:35:19
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broken sur?

Posted on: 11/6 15:38
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I see. Okay will try to fix the sur.

BTW, what are the differences between SUR and Hitboxes ? Or are they both the same ?

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thats mostly the same eventhough FL surs can contain ship shape and shield for hit and collision detection

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What do you mean by "mostly" ? Can you please elaborate more. Thank you.

BTW, I did a test and deleted the SUR file from the folder of the ship. Then when in-game it still have collision and shields ? So I was wondering why does it still have shields and collisions even though I removed or deleted the SUR from the folder... hmmm... ??? Any thoughts on this ?

I fixed the SUR and it does still have the SUN RAY effect passing through the hull... I followed the tutorial made by Skotty. -obj-sur converter.

Thanks for your time.

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With mostly I mean that FL surs also contain information that is used to calculate targeting.
To be honest I dont want to explain that any futher since I expect that this can be used as cheat.


If you still get hits then maybe you deleted the wrong file or something remained in memory (which i honestly doubt) or you receive damage from the surs of the mounted equipment.

Posted on: 11/7 17:46
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If you can look at my account or if does not show it at all, that I am not part of any servers or joined on playing online. I did not know that SUR or HitBoxes can be use as a cheat online but my purpose here is to mod for the single player story campaign. And also I know that servers have anticheat enabled, which it will know if someone edited/modified or tampered the files they will immediately be banned or cannot access online if their game does not meet the required files that was made for the server. Right ?

If this cannot be discuss here can you please PM me about SUR and HitBoxes. Thank you.

I cannot be mistaken of the file that I just removed because I checked it before removing or deleting it and I know that I am on the right folder. And also there were no equipment installed.

As for the SUN RAY, the effect is still passing through the hull... I followed the tutorial made by Skotty.'s obj-sur converter.

Thank you.

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Posted on: 11/7 21:12
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How about you upload your .cmp and your .sur file so that others can have a look. I am not even sure whether FL uses the .sur file for the visual effect. Have you tested with other ships whether the problem occurs?

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I of course did not expect your question to be related to cheating but since the early days of FL I have the habit not to discuss anything in public that could lead to cheats. You never know who is reading it and how might make use of such information.
Next to that do I believe that this specific information is not very useful for you and your problem with the sun rays.

Like Schmackbolzen said, you could upload the files so others can take a look at them.
Ive created hundreds of surs over the years and multiple times I have seen what you described with the Fx when I was checking how 3d models look like in the game before I created the surs for them.


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Alright I understand if that's the case then I will look for another way to fix the issue.

Thanks both of you.

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Posted on: 11/8 15:57
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Solved it !!! lmao

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Posted on: 11/11 17:35
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Don't be that guy, wasabitoy, at least explain what you did.

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Yes, of course. lmao !

What I did was I used UTFeditor and opened the .cmp file to rearrange the libraries, compounds and vmeshrefs of what should be on the top just like using Illustrator or PS layering.

It is not about the SUR... I guess ? maybe ? cause I fixed the sur many times before I did the utf editor.

Maybe do both and Profit!!!

Done...

Thx

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Posted on: 11/12 2:25

Edited by wasabitoy on 2017/11/12 2:37:06
Edited by wasabitoy on 2017/11/12 8:00:52
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