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    August 25th, 2014, 05:17
    Mick replied to a thread Poll in FS 2002/2004 General Discussion
    I strongly recommend it, though it's most impressive if you know the region well enough to be annoyed at how inaccurate the stock scenery is, so you can appreciate the upgrade. One example that hits me close to home - literally - is right here in my home town. There's a small pond in the center of town, right near my home, barely big enough to get a Super Cub in and out of, if you were a really good pilot. In the stock scenery that pond is rendered as an enormous lake that puts the whole built-up part of town under water! In FFNE the pond is accurate and the center of town is dry. You can get FFNE here: http://www.fs-freeflow.com/index.php?ind=downloads ... along with the other FREEflow sceneries. One caution: if you have Tom Constantine's Maine Small Fields and Ponds, it...
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    August 24th, 2014, 05:07
    Mick replied to a thread Poll in FS 2002/2004 General Discussion
    I don't use Ultimate Terrain. I have FREEflow New England for accurate water in the Northeast, where I live and can recognize the inaccuracies in stock FS9, and I don't care about that level of accuracy in places where I don't know the difference. (I once installed FREEflow Florida and FREEflow Bahamas, and I hardly ever flew in those areas, so I deleted them to save the load on my system.) I have FSG mesh throughout the US and selected other places in the world. So UT doesn't offer me anything I need. If I did more flying and less fiddling, and if I did more flying in more different places, I might want UT.
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    August 21st, 2014, 05:15
    Well, I'll use the Cal Classics 1962 AI scheme for civilian traffic and possibly MATS, but the real work will be the military traffic, since I'll have to do that myself. But thanks to Mike Pearson and others, I'm accumulating a great collection of AI planes that I can use. Of course, both FS54 and FS Jet Age require re-militarizing many Air Force and Navy bases that have been either completely civilianized or converted to joint civil-military use. But that's easy; it's just a matter of editing them out of the regular AI traffic files. That's all for the future though. My current project is building up Golden Wings, then this winter I'll get going on FS1954. FS Jet Age, if it happens, will come after those others are pretty well complete. (Of course, none of 'em will ever be...
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    August 21st, 2014, 05:08
    Oh yes! For FS1954 (A Half-Century of Flight) I started with the Cal Classics 1957 AI scheme and backdated it to the early fifties by replacing the turboprops with DC-3 and DC-4 variants. If I do a jet age sim I'll use their 1962 scheme with the early jetliners. I may also use Cal Classics' MATS AI scheme, though it hadn't been developed yet when I set up FS54 on my previous confuter. Of course, for other military traffic I'm on my own, since MIAW caters to the more modern era, so their planes don't fit into my sims.
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    August 18th, 2014, 12:48
    Hey Paul, It certainly looks promising! My project to rebuild Golden Wings and "FS1954" continues slowly but steadily. My original set-ups had so much AI that the sim would sometimes choke on it, so this time around I'm using a lot of static aircraft models, with just enough AI moving around to make my airports look like airports instead of museums. But with the kinds of airplanes I populate my sims with, my airports look a lot like museums anyway. Maybe when (if?) I get finished I might just set up a third sim, FS Jet Age, set around 1960, to fly ultra-modern types like the Century Series fighters in. Maybe...
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    August 18th, 2014, 05:10
    Thank you, sir ! :ernaehrung004: Wow, there's a lot to learn there ! :mixed-smiley-010:
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    August 17th, 2014, 07:24
    I read here that ModelConverterX can convert CFS2 aircraft to FS9 scenery objects. I found and downloaded ModelConverterX, but instead of an actual manual, the download provides a link to an on-line manual. Alas, the link is no good. Does anyone have either a live link to the manual, or a copy of the manual saved in some format that they could share?
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    August 5th, 2014, 05:24
    Seems like a common convention among those who speak the Romance languages. Not that Russian is a Romance language, but that's probably where the Russians picked it up from. Bi meaning two, bis meaning second, ter meaning third. Did anything get as far as quatro? Or quinto?
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Lifelong New Englander, long-ago lightplane pilot, longer-ago hang glider pilot, retired FS developer/texturer/repainter.
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