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    Hi,
    Can anyone help me with this problem, not all buildings are affected, but a number of my favorite older structures including houses are. Thanks in advance for any advice given.

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    Yeah there are flickering lights. The cause is due to there being two different meshes with one for the daytime and the other for nighttime being very close to each other. The problem with meshes being in what is called the same space, is the video card gets confused and attempts to draw them both at the same time but it can't so the meshes flicker in between each other. The issue is called z-buffer fighting.

    This same issue occurs if you were to overlap a road spline or other spline on top of another absolutely flat. With roads and other splines, we can fix that easily by lifting up the top-most spline a tiny smidge off the surface of the other. Unfortunately with fixed objects such as a building, this is impossible due to the two plains being hard-coded into position.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks John,
    So basically there is nothing I can do about it?
    Ian

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    Not unless you can get hold of the original meshes, with permission, and make the necessary modifications or convince the creator of the objects to update them. Or use another building.


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    Last night I started up a Route and this morning when I looked in on things, it was the middle of the night and most everything was dark. Doing a flyover in my Lear, I noticed a workers building on my ore mine with what looked like bright lights flashing on and off. I sent a team to investigate.

    They reported back that the ore guys were throwing a orgy party with a lot of drinking and flashing of white lasers and other things I can't mention here. Management has decided to allow the Friday night parties to continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecco View Post
    Last night I started up a Route and this morning when I looked in on things, it was the middle of the night and most everything was dark. Doing a flyover in my Lear, I noticed a workers building on my ore mine with what looked like bright lights flashing on and off. I sent a team to investigate.

    They reported back that the ore guys were throwing a orgy party with a lot of drinking and flashing of white lasers and other things I can't mention here. Management has decided to allow the Friday night parties to continue.
    I wonder if they called Lamppost Linda.
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    I just pretend that they are welding, or watching a movie
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    True story.

    One late night, returning to my quonset hut in Korea, there were bright lights and images showing in one of the windows. As I got closer the images resolved into moving images of very naked women. When I got inside, I discovered that some guys had hung a sheet on the wall, partially over a window, to act as a movie screen for porn movies. They didn't realize it was visible to anyone walking by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecco View Post
    True story.

    One late night, returning to my quonset hut in Korea, there were bright lights and images showing in one of the windows. As I got closer the images resolved into moving images of very naked women. When I got inside, I discovered that some guys had hung a sheet on the wall, partially over a window, to act as a movie screen for porn movies. They didn't realize it was visible to anyone walking by.
    My neighbor did that for his brother's bachelor party! His wife was miffed at him and wouldn't let us watch because we were too young. She came over and took us out for ice cream. I wanted to stay and watch though!
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