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So while looking into any possible improvements, updates, and the general future of this plugin, I came across this post, as well as a few others like it:

Hey guys!!

I updated MV to 1.6.1 finally (I was using a much older version for a while) and now it seems terry lighting seems to lag a lot now whereas on the old version it didn't lag. If I turn off terry lighting the game runs smooth and now with terrax I lose 10 frames a second now... anyone run into this issue?
Is this still a common problem people have with this plugin? I ask because I've been using it in my project and it runs perfectly at 60fps in both windowed and F4-fullscreen, but I work on a pretty solid machine so it's hard to tell. If this is an issue for older systems, I should probably look at a replacement, but before I deal with a change of that magnitude, I wanted to be absolutely certain.

So if you see this and use this plugin, does it lag for you in fullscreen as others are claiming, or is it fine?
 

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Hopefully an easy one, but I'm noticing something erratic.
I have Reset Switches set to "No" in the plugin and Kill Switch set to "No".
I have one event in a cave set to this: Light 1500 #FFFFFF
If I have an transfer event take me to another map (like a cut scene) then return me back to the cave in the same spot, it's pitch black.
What happened? (Note if I exit the cave, and re-enter all my lights are back and and fuctional)

Update: Sorry, this had nothing to do with the plugin. Had to Move my FadeIn event to the correct spot!
 
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hello, everyone
i have a problem with terrax lighting plugin. i have a town at night in my game, and plugin works amazingly there. but the problem is with the inside of the houses of that town. if i put player starting position on the map of a house inside, when i start the game, map looks as it should with the plugin. but if i put that i have to go through the town map to go into the house, lights and everything in the house becomes barely visible, it is all very 'pale', almost like the default map. it does not happen if i go from a map that does not use the plugin to the house map, and whereever i move, nothing of the sort happens so the town map. i am sorry if this message is too long, i just wanted to explain as good as possible, so i can hopefully find a solution.
thanks in advance, sorry if weird
 

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I might be missing something, but how do you turn off flashlights on events? I saw in the instructions that you could put flashlights on them, but it's odd. It's in the notes. You can't modify that.
 

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Is this plugin broken? For hours I've been trying to turn off lights with no success. If I add a number at the end of the light as per the help file (ie: Light 150 #FFFFFF 1) the light doesn't even work. I'm watching video tutorials and I don't get the same result.

Edit:
Got it, the kill switch in the option must not be set to a letter...
 
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Since I've dug into this plugin rather extensively, let's see if I can pull off being hopefully-not-dead-Terrax's personal helpdesk lady today!

hello, everyone
i have a problem with terrax lighting plugin. i have a town at night in my game, and plugin works amazingly there. but the problem is with the inside of the houses of that town. if i put player starting position on the map of a house inside, when i start the game, map looks as it should with the plugin. but if i put that i have to go through the town map to go into the house, lights and everything in the house becomes barely visible, it is all very 'pale', almost like the default map. it does not happen if i go from a map that does not use the plugin to the house map, and whereever i move, nothing of the sort happens so the town map. i am sorry if this message is too long, i just wanted to explain as good as possible, so i can hopefully find a solution.
thanks in advance, sorry if weird
I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Are you saying the rooms only "darken" if you start the character in them, not if they transition to them?

I might be missing something, but how do you turn off flashlights on events? I saw in the instructions that you could put flashlights on them, but it's odd. It's in the notes. You can't modify that.
You'll have to use the kill switch feature. Set it to something like "D" then switch the event's "D" switch on to turn it off. Probably.

Is this plugin broken? For hours I've been trying to turn off lights with no success. If I add a number at the end of the light as per the help file (ie: Light 150 #FFFFFF 1) the light doesn't even work. I'm watching video tutorials and I don't get the same result.

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Got it, the kill switch in the option must not be set to a letter...
Kill switch is a letter, but I'm pretty sure it's case sensitive. Try using "D" instead of "d" and see if that works.

As for the light ID thing, that seems pretty much broken.

I am considering switching to this plugin as I have found out that Khas Advanced Lighting has a compatibility issue with Yanfly's Options core.
Can anyone give me a heads up if this Plugin has the same or no issue with the said plugin?
Best thing to do is try it out and see. Be aware that Terrax seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, so this plugin isn't updated anymore even though it generally does what it's supposed to despite a few bugs.
 

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Since I've dug into this plugin rather extensively, let's see if I can pull off being hopefully-not-dead-Terrax's personal helpdesk lady today!


I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Are you saying the rooms only "darken" if you start the character in them, not if they transition to them?

yes and no. like, rooms do darken when i come from another map, but way less. basically, imagine if you used relatively dark colour for background (but not in a plugin command tint way, i used that trick from driftwood gaming's video where you use weak light, usually of a bit darker colour too, with big range, like 500 or something, to get a subtle background colour) and b50 lights for, well, lights. and when you start the game in that room, it looks great. when you start the game from another map, it is like you used way paler colour for background and like, idk, b10 lights or something. i hope that makes more sense. if it is of any help, i did use the tint for the outside part of the city

so... i am sorry if this is even more confusing now, i am just trying to explain it the best i can :( thank you for being a kind person and wanting to help
 
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Best thing to do is try it out and see. Be aware that Terrax seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, so this plugin isn't updated anymore even though it generally does what it's supposed to despite a few bugs.

Tried it, so far no incompatibilities with Yanfly Options Core.
 

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Best thing to do is try it out and see. Be aware that Terrax seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, so this plugin isn't updated anymore even though it generally does what it's supposed to despite a few bugs.
Well Khas too isn't active for a while.
 

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help, I enabled region block but it seems there is a small 1pixel gap between each tile.
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Edit: another problem, I've enabled region block and placed the regions atop of walls, only problem is the flashlight seems to go through still.
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yes and no. like, rooms do darken when i come from another map, but way less. basically, imagine if you used relatively dark colour for background (but not in a plugin command tint way, i used that trick from driftwood gaming's video where you use weak light, usually of a bit darker colour too, with big range, like 500 or something, to get a subtle background colour) and b50 lights for, well, lights. and when you start the game in that room, it looks great. when you start the game from another map, it is like you used way paler colour for background and like, idk, b10 lights or something. i hope that makes more sense. if it is of any help, i did use the tint for the outside part of the city

so... i am sorry if this is even more confusing now, i am just trying to explain it the best i can :( thank you for being a kind person and wanting to help
The tint from other maps is probably interfering. Are you using MV's in-house tint system, or Terrax's tint command? You should be using Terrax's command. Either way, I find it best to set tints for every map (I just stick an autorun + self-delete event in the upper left corner of every map for this) to make sure nothing is carrying over from another map.

help, I enabled region block but it seems there is a small 1pixel gap between each tile.

Edit: another problem, I've enabled region block and placed the regions atop of walls, only problem is the flashlight seems to go through still.
1. Make sure you're not using some other plugin that changes tile sizes or other graphics scaling in some way. I can't reproduce this.

2. RegionBlock only prevents light from being rendered on that specific tile. It won't stop light from penetrating the block to reach unblocked tiles, unfortunately.

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Tried it, so far no incompatibilities with Yanfly Options Core.
Yanfly's Options Core only seems to work with certain plugins, but honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. Disabling the lighting effects really kills any mood you're trying to set, and on top of that, can actually be used to cheese any challenges you have based around lighting (such as a small circle to make exploration trickier). There is a way to add options to Yanfly's Options Core, but it's kind of tricky and I haven't bothered to learn it. (I prefer the in-house options menu, personally)

Well Khas too isn't active for a while.
Hmm, I'll have to think about this.
 

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Hi all. Im new with the RPG Maker MV and wondering how to run the plugin I've played the demo but didn't understand anything. I've made an a event and write the Light "250 #FFFFFF" but when I start my game first goes the intro and next the map where my character is transfered but the map is normal. There is no shadows or dakness. If it can some pic or something how to do it it could be helpful. I didn't use many plugins only these.
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Hi all. Im new with the RPG Maker MV and wondering how to run the plugin I've played the demo but didn't understand anything. I've made an a event and write the Light "250 #FFFFFF" but when I start my game first goes the intro and next the map where my character is transfered but the map is normal. There is no shadows or dakness. If it can some pic or something how to do it it could be helpful. I didn't use many plugins only these.
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When you transfer into the next map, make sure that there is also at least one event with "Light" on it's note field. That will serve as the activation.
It got me thinking for hours also why there isn't any light/darkness despite the plugin being turned on, making sure there was Light 250 #FFFFFF, etc.

I am also new with using this plugin btw. (started a few days ago)
 
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When you transfer into the next map, make sure that there is also at least one event with "Light" on it's note field. That will serve as the activation.
It got me thinking for hours also why there isn't any light/darkness despite the plugin being turned on, making sure there was Light 250 #FFFFFF, etc.

I am also new with using this plugin btw. (started a few days ago)

Like this?
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because it's not working. I've did maybe something wrong again.
 

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Then it might be a plugin incompatibility issue, There can be many reasons why it's not doing as it should.

I suggest you turn off your other plugins and only keep Terrax lighting on to see if it works. Then turn them on one by one to see if anything breaks.
 

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Then it might be a plugin incompatibility issue, There can be many reasons why it's not doing as it should.

I suggest you turn off your other plugins and only keep Terrax lighting on to see if it works. Then turn them on one by one to see if anything breaks.

It's the Bind Pictures To Map plugin. What I can do to prevent that beause when I put it above the TerraxLighting it's shows this.
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How to fix that? Any ideas?
 

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It's the Bind Pictures To Map plugin. What I can do to prevent that beause when I put it above the TerraxLighting it's shows this.
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How to fix that? Any ideas?
I've looked into that plugin and it is almost four years old since it was last updated, wouldn't be surprised if it has issues with the current 1.6.1 version of MV, which I assume you are using? Anyway, I suggest you find an alternative to that plugin because it'll cause problems in the future for you if you keep using it knowing it causes conflict with your other plugins.

I for one had issues with Khas' Advanced Lighting plugin conflicting with Yanfly's Options Core. I used if for months but found out it had issues with the options core.

It led me to seek out an alternative plugin such in this thread since I couldn't give up on the options core since I've had other plugins dependent on it. Khas hasn't updated his plugin in a while, and it was also causing several errors on startup for my deployed games. "Cannot read property Blend modes of undefined" some people were having it, some not.

Save yourself the trouble.
 
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The tint from other maps is probably interfering. Are you using MV's in-house tint system, or Terrax's tint command? You should be using Terrax's command. Either way, I find it best to set tints for every map (I just stick an autorun + self-delete event in the upper left corner of every map for this) to make sure nothing is carrying over from another map.

thank you! that seems to be it. i did not realize that tint from one map could transfer to others, especially cause i used terrax command for tint, so i did not expect anything to cause me troubles. thanks a lot, you solved me quite an annoying problem. you are awesome ^_^
 

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I don't know if anyone asked about this yet in the 63 pages so far, but is there an easy way to change the colour of the darkness? I'd like to use the terrax lighting in outdoor areas as well where the darkness would be replaced with mist, so the colour would be white instead of black.

Of course since I'd need both darkness and mist in the game, I'd also need a way to switch between the 2, not just change the parameter in the code for good.
 

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