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Offline rmk2112

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Lightmaps... Do I need them??
« on: May 29, 2010, 09:02:07 AM »
Hi all,

Since I don't fly virtual night flights, can I remove the lightmaps?. Would this give me a performance increase or just save hard drive space?

Thanks in advance  :)

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Re: Lightmaps... Do I need them??
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 01:52:05 AM »
As you don't fly nights, I'd say it's just going to save space. However what you could do is put a lightmap for each aircraft type in your main FS texture folder. Only put a lightmap in your aircraft's texture folder if it is a special. i.e. a different window layout.
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Re: Lightmaps.. Do I need them??
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 08:25:16 PM »
So no increase in performance, but spaced on drive. Thanks for the clarification, much appreciated
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Re: Lightmaps... Do I need them??
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 09:34:47 PM »
I would be careful about removing textures that are required by any model file. As mentioned above, unless you are really hurting for space, I wouldn't. If you must, due to space issues, make a plain black light-map that is small 128x128 and just name it the same as the light-map file you want to replace.

But that is a really complex solution for a non-problem.
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