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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    January 25th, 2015, 21:16
    Willy, change the C-64's folder's name by putting an underscore at the front, and then see if those missing four paints start working. If they do, you have a title line conflict with another aircraft folder. The Sim reads aircraft.cfg's in order, and if there's two titles that match, it keeps the first and ignores the rest.
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    January 25th, 2015, 21:09
    I may have to pick that one up - just to see the hangar I worked in almost 30 years ago!
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    January 15th, 2015, 16:35
    Any time! :wavey:
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    January 13th, 2015, 12:49
    Without FSUIPC, there's no communication between the Sim and outside applications such as add-on weather - even if they're located inside the FS9 installation. Look for "FSUIPC 3.999z9" over at Pete Dowson's Page. Run the installer to get the unregistered free version, which should be all you need. You can pay for a registration license to unlock more advanced features, but they're usually not required for situations like this.
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    January 13th, 2015, 12:29
    Do you have FSUIPC installed?
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    January 13th, 2015, 12:27
    If I remember right, FS2002 models didn't have Dynamic Shine, which is part of the model and not dependent on the alpha reflections in the paint. I suspect that's what was updated here.
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    January 10th, 2015, 14:59
    I should have thought of this sooner... There may also be electrical issues as well. If you have electric gyros, but no electrical system to drive them, you still won't get anywhere. Since virtually all of the planes I add AP to are piston-pushers, I prefer to set up everything as all electric. I like to copy the electrical section from the C182 to provide the needed power, then set all my gyros up as electric too. In face, I set my direction indicator as type 3 ("electro-mag slaved") so that I don't have to constantly compensate for gyro drift. Then, I also copy the autopilot and radios section from the same C182 to work with my special com-nav popup panel, which is used to replace whatever is in place for the existing radio panel: Background_color=128,128,128 //Only black shows...
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    January 9th, 2015, 18:03
    If the airfield is closed and abandoned, then in all likelihood, FS won't put it in - unless Jeppesen has data on it. The only abandoned strips I've ever seen in FS are in the US, and probably a third of those are in Hawaii.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    January 9th, 2015, 17:47
    There are also heading and attitude indicator settings that need to be specified in the aircraft.cfg in order for any autopilot to work. Here's an html file copied from a thread that was lost two or three forum server crashes back. To this day, I still refer back to the info in it when I want to add a modern AP. Most, if not all of the links are now dead, but the info in the thread itself is still good.
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    January 6th, 2015, 20:16
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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    January 6th, 2015, 20:07
    In your fs9.cfg, look for the situation= line. If that entry is blank, then the Sim is hard-coded to look for the FLTSIM.FLT in the ..\Flight Simulator 9\Flights\other folder. If the cfg entry is blank and the flight is missing, then you will get an error message and the Sim will close. If there is an entry in the situation line, but that entry points to a flight that for whatever reason can't be loaded (missing, corrupt, whatever), then you'll get a message that the flight file can't be loaded and that it will then try to load the default (FLTSIM.FLT) flight as mentioned above.
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    January 2nd, 2015, 17:21
    Tom Clayton replied to a thread at rest in The NewsHawks
    I let Google have a look at the pic and found the photographer's website (below) and a few other pages that confirm that the wreck is somewhere in southern Turkey. http://maviphoto.com/ http://www.divephotoguide.com/user/ricobesserdich/gallery/wrecks-15/photo/19797/
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    January 2nd, 2015, 17:14
    If you think you might like P3D, but aren't quite sure if you want to take the plunge, there's the option of paying $9.95 US for a one month, non-recurring "Developer" license. If you don't like it, you're not out much cash, and if you do like it, then you can pay for a permanent license. I've been meaning to do this myself, but I never have the time when I think about it. I want to do it when I have a couple of hours to d/l the installer and then actually sit and fly a little bit.
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  • Quicksand's Avatar
    January 2nd, 2015, 10:34
    John, thank you for sharing these paints. As always, your talent amazes me. You continually raise the bar with each new repaint... Many thanks, my friend. :applause:
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  • Quicksand's Avatar
    January 2nd, 2015, 10:24
    Contribution on the way. I will try to donate more soon. Long live Sim Outhouse. It truly is an irreplaceable site...
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