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    May 28th, 2016, 22:07
    A couple more.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 28th, 2016, 05:21
    Upload the file to a different site like Photobucket, and then when you reference the URL uncheck the Retrieve File for Local Storage option.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 28th, 2016, 03:00
    I just looked and my install of CFS3 does not have either of those entries when I press the Z key.
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    May 27th, 2016, 03:25
    My Current Desktop Background 2Lt Frank Luke Jr.
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  • gecko's Avatar
    May 26th, 2016, 19:15
    Got a welcome surprise at work a couple days ago when I heard the unmistakable sound of two large radials approaching at high speed. I looked up from my project out the open hanger door just in time to see Historic Flight Foundation's F7F flash by at about 200 kts in a nearly 90 degree bank with the wingtip held what looked like only inches above the runway. By the time I had scrambled outside along with everyone else in earshot he was already at 2,000ft, dipping his wing into another 90 degree bank and was gone. We tried calling him on the radio to get him to come back and do it again, but he had already changed frequencies. Sorry, it was too fast for a picture, but it made my week. Here's the plane: http://historicflight.org/hf/collection/tigercat/
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 25th, 2016, 17:28
    I believe the water gushing out of the broken water tower was part of MAW, and I had never noticed it before either.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 25th, 2016, 02:44
    I agree. There are a lot of answers to technical questions sprinkled throughout these pages.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 24th, 2016, 17:19
    More MAW goodness.
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  • gecko's Avatar
    May 24th, 2016, 08:07
    I use imageshack to host the photos and just post the links here. It's free, it allows you to post your screenshots in full resolution, and it doesn't load SOH down with a bunch of attachments.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 24th, 2016, 03:25
    A little low level mayhem.. (MAW Scenery)
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  • gecko's Avatar
    May 23rd, 2016, 20:23
    A couple of one my favorite aircraft in one of my favorite skins. Spitfire VB returning from a scrap over France, Summer 1941.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 23rd, 2016, 18:54
    It looks like they are.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 21st, 2016, 08:55
    Here' my older 15:4 aspect ratio of 3840 x 1024 for comparison.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 21st, 2016, 08:40
    Testing out the 21:9 aspect ratio of my new 3440 x 1440, 100 mHz, G-Sync Monitor. Feet Wet The extra height is nicer when you're in the cockpit than my 3840 x 1024 three monitor set-up was, and not having the bezels breaking up the view is more immersive, but I do miss the extra bit of peripheral vision it provided when checking six. CFS3 seems to run about the same even though the pixel count went up by 25%.
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    May 20th, 2016, 03:09
    http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4259997/SweetFX_for_WOFF_1-2-3_Mod#Post4259997
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 20th, 2016, 03:00
    AnKor's Shaders can be used without making any other changes, but it can lead to some things not looking the way you like. If you press the 0 key on the number pad it toggles on and off in game so you can see the differences. I use a tool called JSGME to manage my mods, and that includes AnKor's shaders. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=98607 This allows me to quickly turn it on and off by removing it completely without the risk of corrupting my install. For SweetFX you have to find a copy of the older version (1.5.1) as I have not found any way to make version 2.0 work with CFS3 as it's now part of Reshade, and that kills AnKor's Shaders. I use a tool called FlightFX that makes managment very easy once you figure out the install process.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 17:32
    This needs a :bump: so it doesn't get lost.
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 16:32
    Here's the inspiration
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  • MajorMagee's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 03:21
    Basically I had to redraw the *_t.dds files again, but I was able to take a few shortcuts. In Photoshop I first deselected the areas I wanted to preserve like the markings, and nose art. Then I used the levels function to clip the low and high end of the brightness range. This had the effect of reducing the contrast to a fairly narrow range. I then used brightness adjustments to get the shade right, and colorizing to set the tint. In this case a 5% saturated blue grey. Next I redrew the panel lines with a slightly darker grey, and then applied an overall 2% monochromatic noise filter. Now the textures looked like panels of uniformly tarnished aluminum with the original markings intact. Then I addressed the *_r.dds files. These were a bit easier to deal with because they were...
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