• kelticheart's Avatar
    Today, 03:17
    Me, too! Cheers! KH....;-)
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    Today, 03:15
    Yes, running CFS2 in a window instead of full-screen.....ridiculous! :barf: Windows 8, or even 8.1 :rocket: Cheers! KH :ernaehrung004:
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    Today, 03:12
    :triumphant::encouragement::encouragement: Cheers! KH :ernaehrung004:
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  • kelticheart's Avatar
    Today, 03:00
    You are welcome! I can see why others commented so positively the flight behaviour of these FW190A's and F's. I only had the time to install this one for the prop texture work and I was immediately surprised by her responsiveness to flight controls without being a beast to handle. She matches all of what I read and the documentaries I saw about the radial-engined FW190, very manoeuvrable and a joy to fly, a tribute to Kurt Tank's aircraft building art. If you happened to read Cdr. Tom Blackburn account of WWII VF-17 combat tours in the Pacific, you'll probably recognise the comment, as he states that aircraft manufacture is more a matter of art than simple calculations. As you can see from the post below, the full disc version is almost ready. I already started laying down the...
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  • Rami's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01
    UncleTgt, Not only is your work outstandingly good, it is also often timely. These will be a great addition to Talon's AVG campaign. Well done! :very_drunk:
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    Yesterday, 04:11
    Good morning, Believe it or not, I'm still plugging away on scenery. After the campaign goes into beta testing, I may think about releasing a separate package just for those who want the new city and town GSL scenery. So far, I have completed... France - Montjean-sur-Loire, La Possonnière, Coulommiers, Commercy, Montargis, Gien, Tours, Moulins, Charlons-Sur-Marne, Poitiers, Sully-sur-Loire, Saint Quentin, Péronne, and Corbie. Germany - Rheine and Salzwedel.
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  • kelticheart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:17
    I somehow missed this thread. I agree fully with you, Rami. Had Patton remained at his command post here, the Italian campaign would have ended in the first half of 1944. Perhaps even before D-Day in Normandy. This in turn would have saved thousands of civilian lives, because the SS would have not had the time to fight the partisans and do the reprisal massacres they carried out. Had Roma been seized by the Allies when the opportunity was there, the killing of 300+ people at the Fosse Ardeatine stone quarry out of Roma would have not taken place. Neither the other massacres, which took place about a year later in the Appennini mountains not too far from where I live, at S. Anna di Stazzema first and Marzabotto near Bologna later, would have happened. There would have not been the...
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    Yesterday, 01:56
    Thank you Morton! These are the usual works of art you spoiled all of us with over the years! The caramel-coloured light grey skin is a touch of perfection, depicting the extra anti-corrosion measure taken by Imperial Japanese Navy by covering all embarked planes with a clear coat of varnish which gave an amber, caramel-like colour hue. :applause: :applause: :applause: As a matter of fact, in spite of the fact I used the stock livery for some of my repaint works on Zeros and Vals involved in the Pearl Harbour attack, they were not historically correct. I read later in a Japanese webpage, whose link I can post later on, about this practice. Some static model websites even state that the original Mitsubishi and Nakajima factory-applied colour, analysed from wrecks remnants found in...
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    Yesterday, 00:01
    Hi Captain Kurt! Thank you for keeping my attention level high! I am testing on both models, because I want to keep some historical fine repaints I found a while ago, uploaded by ChrisN for the FS9 conversion of the CFS2 model. I'll definitely keep the skin pictured above, of an A-8 aircraft flown by "Pipps" Priller. Take a look at the mz/Dedalus' F-8 I/SG4 attached below, she's using the very same texture file, with all the new parts I painted over the Easter w-end. The prop disc animation is working flawlessly and the spinner animation with its spiral painted on is also fine. The VC gunsight also displays correctly. A while ago I mistakenly uploaded a prop disc texture for an Akemi bird where I had deleted the gunsight out of the alpha texture while working on it. I'll try to...
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  • Morton's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 13:43
    Ok Gaucho, I won't stretch this too far, but I must say i dont agree with you. You may present the math calculations of the panel line width or the rivet size on a CFS2 model etc etc as much as you like. You may be right. And you are free to paint the Zero by simply dropping a white color onto the texture and claim the panel lines and rivets and details are all there. You just cant see them! But I would not care to download it. These models and textures are not real life. It's actually very simple to me. If it looks good, it's right. It's called artistic freedom. Beside that, photos of surviving Zeros in mint condition clearly shows a lot of panel lines from distance. Then think about a tired ww2 Zero with oil leakage, rust and panels not exactly flush anymore. This is not a...
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  • Rami's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 05:17
    John, That's always the last thing you want to do. Try going back and troubleshooting things to make sure that you put everything where you supposed to be.
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  • Rami's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 04:48
    John, I have no idea. I have it in every single one of my installs and it works fine.
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  • Rami's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 03:09
    Alpha_1, 1) Are you still having problems with the Bf-109g? 2) What objects are you missing? :dizzy:
    5 replies | 143 view(s)
  • Rami's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 03:08
    John, Good morning...I have the missing tree posted as an attachment in this thread: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?85820-Missing-file
    13 replies | 335 view(s)
  • Rami's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 03:03
    Yankee Clipper, 1) Yes, many of us are still involved in CFS2, there's a ton of stuff out there, and our happy band continues to chug along. 2) To answer your question, I'll introduce you to Jaxon's website: http://www.michael-reimer.com/CFS2/CFS2_Tips.html I'm sure others will chime in throughout the day...
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  • Morton's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 16:02
    I actually "revealed" this little idea years ago here at SOH. Yes , sure they are computer generated. Because many of them are based on and reworked from snapshots of 3D VCs! From all kind of sims actually. And agree, a good 2D cockpit is much better, at least in a combatsim like CFS2, than a crappy 3D VC. But traditionally CFS2 panels were just flat dull instrument holders. So why not mix the best of two worlds, the 2D bitmap's capability for details and the VC's perspective and sense of cockpit "space". Also, there is an enormous amount of pictures and resources on the net. The rest is a mix of tidious combining the bits and pieces and careful handpainting. About the "out of proportion perspective errors", I'm not sure I totally agree with you on that matter, but again, it's maybe...
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  • Morton's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 13:58
    Hey, good observation mate. But I really didn't know. I'll remember next time :stung: Yes why not Gaucho_59. I', sure a lot of simmers would like your version too. Generally cleaned up texture and panel bitmaps works better in sims. For example, photos transferred to models unprosessed mostly looks terrible. Me, I always try to keep my textures as close to the real thing as possible, especially regarding colortones. But the digital tools today make endless possibilities. It's all a matter of personal taste. M:encouragement:rton
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  • Talon's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 11:17
    cfs2 enhanced textures expansion UT by Uncle Tgt. I also use all the Rhumba Mesh.
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  • Rami's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 05:12
    Nick, Great work on this repaint, my friend.
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