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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 107
# 12
06-22-2012, 11:58 AM
Originally Posted by cusashorn View Post
According to the STO wiki:

According to mission designer Jesse Heinig the Flashlight is removed from the player due to hardware limitations. Since each player would be able to carry a dynamic light source, social areas with 30+ players could not be rendered anymore with most GPUs.
Fortunately, they added a workaround with the EV suits that makes the light itself only render for the person wearing it. Everyone else just sees the texture's glowing effect but not the light source itself.

At least, this is what I've observed in my testing. :smile: