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    Yesterday, 05:11
    Thanks guys, Well, this tells me that it's not a GW issue, so it must have to do with my own add on sceneries. That's important information. It seems like an exclude issue to me too, but I haven't found any excludes with suggestive file names, and I can't think of any reason why a scenery designer would exclude the city unless they were replacing it with something better. There is a SanFran bgl file in NAMW that's different in GW than the stock FS9 version, but replacing it with the stock version doesn't restore the city. I found two SF sceneries on line and tried installing them, but they don't show up. That's especially confusing because if there was an exclude file, they should show up as long as they're higher in the scenery stack, but they don't, even when they're right...
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    June 24th, 2016, 07:01
    I can't believe it's taken me a decade to notice this! I guess it shows how seldom I've flown and how rarely outside of my local area. Anyway, I put the Treasure Island scenery into GW and went for a little flight to check it out. As you may know, Treasure Island is on San Fransisco Bay, between San Fransisco and Oakland. Well, not in Golden Wings - because the city of San Fransisco is utterly absent from Golden Wings! At least from my Golden Wings. It's just not there. Gone without a trace. As if nuked to oblivion, though there weren't any nukes in the Golden Age. Where San Fransisco should be is nothing but an empty, hilly wasteland, devoid of buildings or vegetation, colored by generic textures of splotches of vegetation and bare ground. It's as if Bill Lyons' Wayback...
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    June 24th, 2016, 04:47
    Try setting the season to hard winter, covering everything with snow. As your flyable aircraft, select the skier from Bill Lyons' Classic Sportsman package. Wheeeee!!!!!!!!!! :adoration:
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    June 14th, 2016, 16:00
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FS 2004 Military skins - General Description: A skin for George Diemer's Goodyear ZNP-K blimp. This K-ship was flown by ZP-871, the Naval Air Reserve blimp squadron at NAS Oakland, California in the middle 1950s. After World War Two all of the Navy's blimps were home ported at NAS Lakehurst, as reflected by the station name painted on the lower fin. Most, probably all, Naval Reserve Air Bases had blimp squadrons, but they didn't own any blimps; they borrowed them from Lakehurst for drills. Though not the property of the reserves, blimps flown by the reserve squadrons frequently used envelopes with special Reserve markings, such as this one that was photographed over the University of California at Berkeley. To check it...
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    June 10th, 2016, 05:22
    Some time ago I had trouble running FS9 - so long ago I can't recall exactly what the trouble was - anyway, it turned out to be a viseo card driver problem. I rolled back to the previous driver and all was well again. I don't know what prompted me to roll back the driver. Maybe the problem arose right after an driver update, maybe it was a wild guess, or maybe someone here advised me. Whatever prompted it, the driver rollback solved the problem. If that turns out to be your problem, after the rollback just never update your drivers again. Since driver updates are generally meant to accommodate new games, you shouldn't miss anything by not updating unless you like to add new games.
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    June 2nd, 2016, 04:33
    ... And copy them to your GW or any other additional FS installations if you wish.
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    June 1st, 2016, 04:56
    Sweet! Love those early jets! :ernaehrung004:
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    May 31st, 2016, 04:38
    To see rivets on a real airplane you have to look awfully close! Same for panel lines. So if you can hardly see them, that's probably just about right.
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    Hi Mick. I didn't know it would be that much work to change the drone from yellow to orange, I was hoping it would be a quick change. but yes, if it is a pain I agree it isn't worth the time. I do appreciate you replying, and I do appreciate the yellow drone! Thanks! Bill
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