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Head Lights

Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by Jetset-James, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Jetset-James

    Jetset-James Member

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    Hi,

    I have been playing TSW for about three months now and find the head lights to be a real bug bare of mine. I avoid night time routes because they are feeble and don’t really illuminate as I’d expect. Even in tunnels, they seem to illuminate the tunnel walls but never the track or path ahead of the train. Surely their purpose is to illuminate the immediate track ahead sufficiently so the driver can see any oncoming obstacles.

    Are there any settings that I can tinker with or is this just how the game has been set up?

    Is anyone else having this issue?
     
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  2. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    no if you watch some cab rides more nearer to now the lights don't really illuminate in front instead they are there to allow people to see the train. that's why train drivers need good eyesight.
    look at the beginning of this cab ride where the driver goes through the tunnel

    and here is a cab ride in the night on a hst

    the headlights are more so there for track maintenance personnel to see them
     
  3. Jetset-James

    Jetset-James Member

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    Thanks for the videos.

    I’m too used to having the bright glaring lights of the Airbus A330. I never realised that was the primary purpose of headlights on a train
     
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  4. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    no worries
     
  5. Trenomarcus

    Trenomarcus Well-Known Member

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    There is also a bug with TSW2020 on low shadows that brakes the headlights projection. Try setting them to medium and see if anything changes for you. In my case, I was able to enjoy a night ride once again.
     
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  6. sinnere

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    Must be a European thing. In the US train headlights are very bright and illuminate the path well. Freight locomotive headlights are especially very bright!

     
  7. Paulo_1997

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    In germany, the drivers of high-speed trains are permitted to turn off the lights at night outside the city, so they don't have to see when they hit a person!
     
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  8. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    This may seem like fun to you, but I very much doubt that the German policy "sees" it that way.
     
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  9. Paulo_1997

    Paulo_1997 Active Member

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    Of course it's not fun and I was definitely not meaning it!
    Edited my post to avoid misunderstanding
     
  10. Monder

    Monder Well-Known Member

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    But it is still a fact? They can truly do this?
     
  11. Paulo_1997

    Paulo_1997 Active Member

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    I have a reliable source for that, yes
     
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  12. Tay95

    Tay95 Well-Known Member

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    Amazing :D Love a fun fact
     
  13. metr0p0litain

    metr0p0litain Active Member

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    No, it's a signal and regulated by the "Konzernrichtlinie DS 301". It's not allowed to turn it off.
     
  14. Paulo_1997

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    Okay one of you is lying to me...
     

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