SE3, referred to as Random Lights after shot out, is a SECTOREFFECTOR which causes shading to change randomly once a light texture is damaged, making the broken lights appear to be flickering.
Mappers can create an SE3 by placing a SECTOREFFECTOR into their map and editing its properties in 2D Mode.
|Lotag||3||Use ALT+T in 2D Mode to set the Lotag value. Set it to 3.|
|Hitag||Link||Use ALT+H in 2D Mode to set the Hitag value, this must match the hitag of either a sector or a wall with a breakable light texture.|
|Shade||On Shade||Use '+S in 3D Mode to edit the sprite's shade. This will be the shade of the sector whilst the lights are ON before they are shot.|
|Palette||Off Palette||Use ALT+P in 3D Mode to set the palette, this will be the palette of the sector when the lights are OFF and will remain this way.|
|Hitag||Link||Use H in 2D Mode the sector's hitag, ALT+H to edit a wall's hitag or use '+H in 3D mode. This must match the SECTOREFFECTOR hitag.|
|Palette||On Palette||Use F7 in 2D Mode to edit the sector's properties and F8 to edit each wall or use ALT+P in 3D mode. This will be the palette the sector displays when the light is ON.
Note how this is the reverse of the behavior of the shade.
|Shade||Off Shade||Use F7 in 2D Mode to edit the sector's properties and F8 to edit each wall or use ALT+S in 3D mode. This will be the shade value for the sector as it appears when the light is OFF.
The shade of the floor will also be used for the ceiling and the value of the firstwall will be used for all walls in the sector.
- Lights will not always flash after the player destroys them, in this case, the lights just appear to be off.
- You can use this effect with SE12 (Light Switch), at least, until the lights are destroyed.
- The effect can be used with walls, though you may have to experiment a little to make it work the way you want it to. Generally it only works with Two-Sided Non-Masked walls. It can work with a masked wall that has it's Hitscan bit set (Press H in 3D Mode) but the light texture will not break.
- The SE3 does not have to be in the same sector as the light texture.