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  • Mick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34
    If the bgl works in FS9 you should be able to put it into any active scenery folder. If you have a folder for static objects, that should be fine. Or if you're adding it to another scenery, you should be able to just put it into that scenery's Scenery folder. Just be sure that you don't have an exclude file that covers the spot where you're trying to place the Stennis living in the same or a higher level scenery folder. If you're adding it to an existing scenery, or very close to an existing scenery, there just might be a troublesome exclude, so if you find one, just make sure your Stennis file goes into a folder that's higher in the stack. Could the bgl be incompatible in some way with Instant Scenery? I think probably not, since the bgl compiled to begin with, but you never...
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    September 20th, 2014, 06:40
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FS 2004 Skins Description: Skins for the Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 "Yellow Peril" on wheels, originally made for FS2002 by Steven Grant, updated on floats for FS9 and FSX by A.F. Scrub, and mounted on wheels by Shessi. Included are a series of repaints depicting a yellow Navy N3N-3 wearing the various styles of national insignia as they changed from 1940 to war's end, and a pre-war Coast Guard trainer. These paints work with Shessi's revised model. This archive contains a new aircraft.cfg file that corrects a glitch in the original. If you've already made the required edit in your copy, you don't need this download. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit N3N (Wheels) Paint Pack.zip The comments you...
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    September 20th, 2014, 05:09
    Nice! If you post it they will download...
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    September 20th, 2014, 04:47
    Yep, that's what happened. I changed the contents of the folder but neglected to edit the cfg file accordingly. Augh! :banghead: It's always something! I will make the substitution as you suggested. Apologies to those who've been annoyed by my error!
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    September 19th, 2014, 08:04
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FS 2004 Skins Description: Skins for the Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 "Yellow Peril" on wheels, originally made for FS2002 by Steven Grant, updated on floats for FS9 and FSX by A.F. Scrub, and mounted on wheels by Shessi. Included are a series of repaints depicting a yellow Navy N3N-3 wearing the various styles of national insignia as they changed from 1940 to war's end, and a pre-war Coast Guard trainer. These paints work with Shessi's revised model. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit N3N (Wheels) Paint Pack.zip The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.
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    September 16th, 2014, 08:38
    Oh no! :dizzy: The Coast Guard paint won't work with the modified model! The texture mapping on the rudder is different. Instead of painting the model as the colors are on the texture file, the front part of the rudder is mirrored on the rear part, making it impossible to paint the rudder stripes. Check it out: On the texture file are the standard Coast Guard verticak rudder stripes, three red and two white. But on the model the sequence is repeated. I did enough fiddling to be sure it can't be remedied by moving the colors around on the texture file. Is there any chance of getting the model mapped like the Grant and Scrub versions?
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  • Mick's Avatar
    September 16th, 2014, 06:23
    Excellent! My external textures work, but the Coast Guard paint needs the wheel image patched into the appropriate texture file, and some of the other texture files are different. So it will take a little copy and pasting, mixing and matching, and renaming before they're ready to use. I might get to that later today. I did a whole series of simple repaints back when Steven Grant first released the plane for FS2002 and I still have them, so I don't have any actual painting to do, just the fiddling I mentioned, It should be pretty quick and easy; no actual work involved. If it keeps raining I'll get it done today for sure. It the weather gets nice, it may have to wait a little while. The series includes the Coast Guard paint I wrote of in my earlier post. There's a yellow...
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    September 15th, 2014, 05:12
    Woo-HOOO !!! Is this a modification of Scrubby's N3N? Will my Coast Guard repaint work on it? I guess I'll find out later today when it shows up on the download list. If it works I'll upload my Coast Guard paint for it. I made the CG skin back when the original floatplane was released, when I expected a wheeled version to follow shortly. The Coast Guard probably never operated it's handful of N3Ns (maybe only one) on floats. This will be nice to keep in GW3 at Floyd Bennett Field, where the Coast Guard stationed a wheeled N3N for introductory flight training and screening in the immediate pre-WW2 period.
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  • Mick's Avatar
    September 14th, 2014, 04:48
    Isn't that all in the way you set up your controls in the sim, for this or any other aircraft?
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    September 13th, 2014, 05:04
    I second that motion!
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    September 11th, 2014, 06:03
    True indeed, as any of us can demonstrate. One could say the same for FSX. But all MS versions of FS are abandonware, no longer supported or developed by their publisher. What I meant is that it's been resurrected as a contemporary program, available to the general public, and not just holdovers like us. As for myself, I'll stick with FS9 (and GW3) over FSX anyway.
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    September 10th, 2014, 05:36
    Nope, this isn't an early Halloween joke. It's for real! Alas, it's FSX that's been resurrected, not FS9, but it's still kind of interesting. http://www.dovetailgames.com/news/2014/jul/9/dovetail-games-licensing-deal-with-microsoft-takes-flight (I've already posted this in the FSX forum, where I'm sure it will be of greater interest.)
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    September 10th, 2014, 05:32
    Since I'm strictly an FS9 and GW user, this doesn't mean much to me, but I thought it might be significant news to the FSX folks: http://www.dovetailgames.com/news/2014/jul/9/dovetail-games-licensing-deal-with-microsoft-takes-flight
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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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