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Determining 32 bit textures?

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Hi all-Is there a way to determine if a particular aircraft is using 32 bit textures? I have a couple of aircraft that have that 'pause on loading' issue and am wondering if it's because of hi-res textures.Thanks.Mark

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Have a look inside the a/c texture folder and see if there are any BMPs that are around 4 megabyte each. If so, these are 32 bit textures. I reduce all my a/c textures from 32 bit to DXT3 textures . Much easier on my system and I can't see any difference in quality.Barry

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newtie,I'll add that basically if you can see thumbnails or previews of the textures in your texture folder (assuming WinXP) rather than just seeing your default icon for a .bmp file, you can assume the textures are 32 bit. DXT3 textures won't display an actual thumbnail, just the icon. Also, if you try to open a DXT3 in Windows Picture & Fax Viewer, you'll get a "Drawing Failed" error.I convert all of my textures too. It helps a lot.Jim

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