Lamp Problems

First of all, I’d just like to say hello to everyone. I’ve lurked for a while, but didn’t really have a big need to register until now.

Now, on to my problems. Whenever I spawn a lamp, I cannot change the color or get the effects to work. The lamp itself changes colors, but not the actual light. I’ve searched for a while for a solution, but none of the threads I found really help that much.

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce FX 5200.
RAM: 768 MB
Operating System: Windows 7
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 1.46 GHz

If any other specs are needed, just name them.
Thank you in advance.

I think you need your shading effects to be set to high. Something which, given you’re using a computer with similar specs as one I used in about 2002, you won’t be able to do.


seriously 760mb ram, 1.46ghz processor and geforce fx 5200

what the hell man that’s pretty much exactly the same

I see.
Well, that’s unfortunate. Thank you though. I appreciate it.

Edit: Quick question now that I think about it. Will the fact that my shading effects can’t go to high mess up anything else?

It means the flashlight (which uses the same shader as the lamp tool) won’t cast dynamic shadows but that’s about it.

there’s another fix for this…

Changing DX levels for this

I see. I’ll try this. Thanks. :slight_smile:

Edit: Tried it just a minute ago. Sadly, it didn’t work. Oh well.