• huub vink's Avatar
    Today, 01:12
    Great! I do fly a lot of Axis aircraft in the FSX desert. The A2A Bf109, the old GC Bf110E (beta), The Classics hangar FW190, just to name a few. FSaddons has a nice Storch which fits very fine in the desert and Manuele Villa's Italian aircraft work quite nice in FSX. So I'm really looking forward to your scenery! Huub
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    Yesterday, 06:36
    Its a very small market and it takes an awful lot of time to make a model, therefore I think it is nearly impossible to make a living of it. Perhaps that companies which are specialised in GA aircraft like Alabeo and Carenado can make some profit as I expect GA aircraft are the best selling product The average time needed to complete a model is more than a year (both freeware as payware) and apart from the person who makes the actual model,you often have somebody for the textures, somebody for the sounds, somebody for the flightmodel and somebody to program the xml files......... Huub
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:59
    Beautiful pictures ferry, thanks for sharing! Cheers, Huub
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 30th, 2014, 15:18
    Heal quickly Ed...prayers for ya! Ted
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 30th, 2014, 09:01
    Some unedited shots made during beta-testing
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 30th, 2014, 03:53
    Hi Lawman, Personally I think Bazz is actually quite right in his opinion that pirates won't buy the products they illegally download. There is nothing really black or completely white, so there surely be exceptions. I can fully understand the frustration from payware designers when their products end up in the illegal circuit, but I think the economical crisis and current price development contribute much more to disappointing sales than piracy does. In general I don't think people buy more because other people steal less...... Development costs rise because models become much more complex. However for me models have become far too complex already. In my CFS1 and CFS2 day I could jump in an aircraft and immediately chase the enemy. Now I have to study the complete manual before I...
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 30th, 2014, 02:07
    I only a agree partially. In general what payware designers want, is a refund for the costs they make. The more complex a model becomes, the costs for documentation, visits, required software etc. will rise. Also the amount of hours needed to make the model will rise. As an example: In general a FSX model is much more complex than an FS9 model. Take for instance the textures. In FS9 more or less just a texture and an alpha layer. In FSX a spec map, a bump map and the actual texture an all which their own alpha layers. And textures are just one of the more simple things. Nevertheless it is remains a balance between the costs made and the refund expected. I'm currently trying to help Dutchcheeseblend to finish his Fokker D-XXI. He has been working nearly daily on this model for more...
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 29th, 2014, 16:32
    When I read a thread like this I wonder how many still remember the CFS1 and CFS2 day when everybody contributed to his abilities and knowledge. People still regarded flight simmimg and developing for flight simulators a hobby. Netwings and simviation were filled with freeware and you could fly nearly any aircraft you wanted. Over the years I've seen a lot of freeware designers gong into payware and rapidly becoming frustrated about disappointing sales, unsatisfied paying customers, the product ending up on a pirate site and colleague designers who are ruining the market as this colleague is designing exactly the same model as they are. Were we just naive or really happier in those day? Just a thought............. Huub
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 28th, 2014, 23:49
    As I prefer to fly with the classic cockpit I have both versions installed. The texture layout is slightly different and some small part ore in a different position. But the V2 textures fit on the V1 version without any real problems. The textures for the V1 version might not fit as there is a small change in the nose of the model. The main reason I have the V2 version installed is to simply to test textures. Cheers, Huub
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 28th, 2014, 11:58
    Great work Manuele! :applause: :applause: :applause: Cheers, Huub
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 28th, 2014, 11:56
    I know John's Mustangs quite well and it always amazes me how lights these ultra detailed aircraft are on frame rates. You really keep amazing me John! :applause: :applause: :applause: Huub
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  • gosd's Avatar
    August 28th, 2014, 11:54
    These aircrafts are needed in the following BOF missions from dewoitine: -"dr_po6311_N-303" for missions 1939-09-09 MS4069 GC I-3 and 1939-10-29 Reco(Po-63.11) GR 2-14 -"dr_po6311_C-865" for mission 1940-05-10 Reco GR I-22 -"!dr_po637" for mission 1939-10-01 Reco Po637 GR I-52 -"dr-po6311_N-814" for mission 1940-05-31 Dunkerque Reco GR I-14 forgot to mention the "dr-po6311_N-814".
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  • gosd's Avatar
    August 28th, 2014, 09:32
    Looking for the following aircrafts: dr_po637, dr_po6311_N-303, dr_po6311_C-865.
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 28th, 2014, 09:04
    That is sad news Jan. It is one of the not so nice things of internet. Years ago I lost contact with Michel Migaud in a similar way, so I think I understand how you must feel. When I decided to help Dutchcheeseblend with his Fokker D-XXI project, one of the first things we did was exchange phone numbers and addresses. I really hope Hansi will surface in the near future. Cheers, Huub
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  • huub vink's Avatar
    August 28th, 2014, 06:10
    Wow Tom! and I thought my internet was slow............... :very_drunk: :biggrin-new:
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    August 27th, 2014, 22:03
    What's your poly count like John? It's got to be over 100K by now?
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    August 27th, 2014, 09:33
    The Berlin descriptions reminded me of a Polish political joke from the Soviet era: Where is the finest view in all Warsaw? From the Palace of Culture. Why from there? Because from there you cannot see the Palace of Culture. You probably had to be there, then... Good shots, Bjoern!
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