Tab Content
  • Jafo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:24
    Once I get back from my infatuation with the F105 panel reworking....am still refining a LOT of it....and some of that will benefit the 8 as well...;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 31st, 2014, 14:10
    Jafo replied to a thread Good Bye XP ! in FSX General Discussion
    Win8 is a horse designed by a committee....aka...a camel. It has a lower overhead thanks to the stripping out of some of the aesthetics of 7 so it'll run faster on older software... The speed of booting is FAKED. The desktop simply loads earlier in the boot process to give the impression. If you can't stand the GUI ....not many can....hence heads rolling at MS, go look at Stardock's Start8 and Modernmix ....and you'll have rid of the clunkiness of the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none interface. SD has been improving the Windows GUI for decades....and invariably gets it right. Stability? ....for most humans it'll be fine....for me...I can break anything....and often do...on ANY OS....but my personal fave is still 7 ....and I've used them all...;)
    27 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 29th, 2014, 17:45
    I recently had the 'fatal error' and 'restarting' popups....in an existing install ..... and curiously it was while revising my 2D panel for the AS F105 ....the system was OK in the VC....and OK in external view...but switching 'F10' to the 2D caused FSX to crash. I was about to reverse-engineer EVERYTHING I'd done over the past few days until the crash was resolved...so the first step was to copy/paste the entire F105 folder to a backup. While doing that the file manager spat a dummy....the copy stalled on one single image file that I'd recently reworked .... simply an 'off state' to a switch .... which returned a CRC checksum error....in other words the MOST inoccuous thing was killing the whole proggy. Replacing that one bmp was enough to cure what was a dramatic 'crash'...
    39 replies | 1169 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 27th, 2014, 13:51
    X65F .... no moving parts ...;)
    15 replies | 505 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 25th, 2014, 20:30
    Triple 8 bitmaps are the way to go whilst creating as they are NOT a lossy-compression. If you work instead with saved...and resaved DDS, no matter what resolution...you WILL introduce artifacts and a much inferior end result. Rule 'should' be....work on the big files until you finish...then convert to DDS ...not a batch converter. If you later want to alter...modify...go back to the triple 8 ....finish....reconvert to DDS...and overwrite. A 4096x4096 triple 8 will be something like 65 MEG ....and the converted file in DDS will be about 16 - a quarter the size ...;)
    17 replies | 502 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 21st, 2014, 18:05
    Took several days to get the Annun looking 'right' .... clearly I have Ice issues and my C of G is off . I started doing this cockpit in 2010.....here's how it started.... ....kinda why it took so long....;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 21st, 2014, 06:26
    Again with the distractions.....just redid all 20 Annunciator lights for the Thud....trying to get them to 'match' the true functions..... more xml ....gee I hate xml....;) It'd be OK if it wasn't so 'trial-and-error' ...;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 19th, 2014, 21:35
    Jafo replied to a thread Tri-motor DC-3 in FSX General Discussion
    Not as yet....although I did it a few years ago...I kinda moved on to other stuff and never got around to doing anything about it.... probably because I was hoping to find a model that exactly matched this particular DC3....it's the closest I had as it has the right looking carbie intakes on top of the engines...;)
    15 replies | 789 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 19th, 2014, 17:18
    Jafo replied to a thread Tri-motor DC-3 in FSX General Discussion
    Here's what I'm flying in in September.... A little 'bigger' than this one...but last time I went I did a paint to match. Here it is outside of its Hangar 6 It's ex-RAAF and one of the 'youngest' airframes still around...;)
    15 replies | 789 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 19th, 2014, 05:44
    Jafo replied to a thread Tri-motor DC-3 in FSX General Discussion
    I have to concur. Fortunately the Gooney Bird I'll be on next month wasn't bashed to death with the ugly stick....;)
    15 replies | 789 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 04:52
    It's about a quarter to three....;)
    8 replies | 479 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 15th, 2014, 17:41
    Kinda wish they didn't formate quite so closely.... I still remember the XB 70 mid-air.
    12 replies | 864 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 14th, 2014, 13:50
    You know....I suppose I 'should'....afterall, I currently own 2 cars ....one's a SAAB 2007 9.3 V6 Aero convertible and the other's a '91 9000 Turbo ....;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 12th, 2014, 07:53
    Still off on a tangent.... This is for the olde 105 FS2004 AS....I was making it look like a 'B'...about 5 years ago...to do T'birds and Prototype paints...and needed a panel to suit....dug it out again to improve.... ....so primitive compared with the 'D' ....;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 10th, 2014, 06:39
    The default VC has details that would remain at odds with the style of Panel I setup for the 2D. The latter is a blank canvas whilst the former is constrained by the modelling. The method used to create the VC in the first place dictates potential successes of any mods....but I'll be giving it a bit of a go...;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 9th, 2014, 16:51
    Fiddling with the F8 panel gave me new ideas re my Thud one....so I've been on a new tangent redoing bits of its ribbon gauges...removing the last of the 'digital numbers'....and instead barrels all the way...;) Part of the reasoning was that to date all of the modding had been technically on a single-layer panel image bitmap....and now it's been 'split' to be a psp file of 22 layers ...so much easier to alter and improve on...;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 3rd, 2014, 07:00
    Took out the hud and added a sight....got a bit dark so I turned the maplight on....;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 3rd, 2014, 05:42
    Yes....ah, the good old days....;) Original panel had one so I left it in cos it looked 'trendy'...;) Before I up this revision I'll pop in the gunsight reticle I've used in the other panels....keep the purists onside...;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 3rd, 2014, 05:37
    Power gain may not suit...;)
    17 replies | 716 view(s)
  • Jafo's Avatar
    August 2nd, 2014, 20:56
    Frank, yep, it's the Alphasim F8. By the time I rework it to widescreen it ends up a 'little different'. Just about done with the 2D panel...although I'd never found a decent photo of the canopy side rails in the Thud to put into the AS 105 ...so likewise these ones look skungy . It's the only bit of my 105 I'm not happy with. Anyway...with the Crusader...I have a correctly located pitch trim indicator...some hud glass...gear lever and tailhook sw....flap indicator where the edge-droop indicator would be.... Next step is to see what I can do to make the VC look like the 2D...;)
    18 replies | 975 view(s)
More Activity

1 Visitor Messages

  1. View Conversation
    /me wonders if you use Second Life!
    David
Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 1 of 1
About Jafo

Basic Information

Age
59

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
756
Posts Per Day
0.66
Last Post
AS F8 Crusader panel Yesterday 14:24
Visitor Messages
Total Messages
1
Most Recent Message
July 21st, 2013 10:56
General Information
Last Activity
Today 05:37
Current Activity
Viewing Thread RCAF repaints for Warwick Carter T-6 Texan?
Join Date
July 7th, 2011
Referrals
1

1 Friend

  1. freddielaker2 freddielaker2 is offline

    New Member

    freddielaker2
Showing Friends 1 to 1 of 1