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Hey all.I can't seem to get reflective textures to work on my system. I've played around withe T&L settings, number of lights, etc., none seem to work. Here is my (relevant) system specs:Celeron 566256MB SDRAMVoodoo5 5500 PCIAny ideas? Thanks a lot.Pete

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I think this is how I do it:1. Find imagetool.exe, mine's in a sub folder: fs2002/gmax/flightsim/gamepacks/flightsimRun imagetool.exe and go File/open - and browse to the texture folder of your chosen FS2k2 aircraft - if there is a file with a _t at the end of the file name (eg. C172_T.bmp) - open that file. Then go to Image/Alpha channel and click invert - save the change.Do this for all of the aircraft and all of their texture folders, and all of the files with a _t at the end of the file name.2. Go to your display.cfg (in your fs2k2 main folder) and change the entry for the Voodoo 5 to this:;----------------------------------------------------------------------; 3dFX Voodoo 5;----------------------------------------------------------------------[0000121a:00000009]DXTn=1MultiTexture=1TexGen=13. Start the sim and go to settings/display and make sure all check boxes are checked under hardware - mipmapping, T&L, antialiasing etc.4. Go to the aircraft tab in display settings and make sure reflections are checked.Tiresome yes - but essential to enjoy reflective textures with the V5.With a V5/5500 AGP this gives me chrome reflections and delightful sunset water reflections as well. If you find an aircraft (usually a third party) that displays excessive chrome effects, go back to those textures and reverse them again.(TIP: If you use 3dfx tools, do to 3dfx advanced features, and set level of detail bias (LOD) to +2 and maximum buffered frames to 2. Use 2x anti-aliasing. Set max frame rate at 17 - this gives me silky smooth graphics.)Good LuckPH

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Wonder if this will work:[a href=http://homepage.ntlworld.com/philip.hawkey/screenshots.htm] src=cessna_t.jpg" width="250" height="25[/a]

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it works great! thanks a lot.

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there is one small problem though, it seems that now ALL of the planes have the chrome effect, and to tell ya the truth, a chromed cessna looks kind of silly :) is there anyway of just chroming certain aircraft? thanks

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You have to use imagetool on the Cessna also. For some reason the V5 does the FS2002 alpha channels inverted, never quite understood why.

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ya know, forget the chromes, its too much of a pain, im getting a new comp in about a month and a half, and its got a geforce4 and a p4 2.5ghz, so everything should be fine then, thanks to all who helped out

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