• Tom Clayton's Avatar
    September 18th, 2014, 16:38
    I've never tried this, but in the effect file (open with Notepad), look in the properties section and change the cockpit= and virtualcockpit= entries to 0 (zero).
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    September 17th, 2014, 17:12
    I found the F9F Panther over at Flightsim: http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?do=search&fsec=0&fname=ahpant04.zip
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    September 13th, 2014, 12:33
    There's several of their performances on YT. I've even seen one where one of the members goofed up. He had to drop for ten right there on the spot!
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    September 13th, 2014, 12:30
    Not yet - I've barely had time to keep up with the forum for the last few days - much less fire up the Sim...:banghead:
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    September 13th, 2014, 12:27
    It's actually a good idea to move the gauge cab of each of the fs9 vintage planes into the main gauges folder. That will allow other planes to make use of them without having to have several copies scattered around.
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    September 10th, 2014, 17:13
    I think the best way to go with mesh is freeware. Use Flightsim's advanced search and select the FS9 Scenery category, use the keyword mesh, and sort by downloads. Also search for anything with the name Justin Tyme attached to it.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    September 10th, 2014, 16:28
    My guess is that the .ori filetype suffix is short for "original," renamed by an auto-installer that placed replacements for the stock files. The likely scenario would be to script the renaming of the original files prior to inserting the replacements. Without renaming the originals, the replacements would simply overwrite the originals, causing them to be lost if the addon was ever removed - in which case, the user would have to dig into the install CD's in order to find the missing files (something this forum has seen many times). That script could just as easily have used the .bak suffix, which might have made more sense to many users.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    September 9th, 2014, 16:07
    "Common Systems" is more about ease and low cost of maintenance. The Comet/Nimrod platform may well be a stable platform, but I'm sure the cost of spares has been and will continue to rise due to lack of originals and the cost of manufacturing new parts at such a low volume. On the other hand, any major western airport worth the cost of its runway paint will have plenty of Boeing 737 spares ready in case there's a problem.
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  • b24_witchcraft's Avatar
    September 8th, 2014, 12:38
    Wow - great news to hear. Those are some sweet previews too! Look forward to flying these upcoming T-6s. :jump::jump:
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    September 6th, 2014, 08:23
    Only slightly off-topic, but has anyone seen a paintkit for the 415? I see the one for the 215 radial bird, but not the t-prop.
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  • luckydog's Avatar
    September 1st, 2014, 18:42
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 31st, 2014, 17:23
    HideInfoText=1 Put the above red line into your fs9.cfg and you will no longer have any of the red messages at the top or bottom of the screen, such as zoom levels or view titles at the top right, or any of the Paused, Brakes, etc. at the bottom. The downside comes if you're like me, and like to use the information provided by Shift+Z, since that is also disabled.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 29th, 2014, 15:30
    That's the same link I tried before and never got anything - but this time it worked. Go figure...:dizzy:
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 28th, 2014, 17:46
    I'd love to try it out, but all I can get from Mediafire is popup ads. :banghead:
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 27th, 2014, 15:28
    Microsoft's Imagetool.exe can be used with a batch file in order to process an entire folder. You mentioned being careful - one of the possible options is to have the program work recursively and dig into subfolders. The problem with this is that if you do this in the root of and aircraft folder, you'll get the benefit of processing all texture folders at once, but if you leave the panel folder in place and convert the bitmaps there to DXT, you'll render those useless. Edit: Didn't read the last post...
    9 replies | 441 view(s)
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