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Hi, In the effects file of F9 i have looked inside the file fx_smoke_w.fx could someone explain if and what i can change in these smoke file to change the smoke colors, inside this file is amongst others , [ParticleAttributes.0]Blend Mode=1Texture=fx_smoke.bmpBounce=0.00Color Start=244, 244, 247, 200Color End=249, 249, 249, 255Jitter Distance=1.00Jitter Time=5.00TempK=107.00TempRate=0.00uv1=0.00, 0.00uv2=1.00, 1.00X Scale Goal=5.00Y Scale Goal=5.00Z Scale Goal=0.00Extrude Length=40.00Extrude Pitch Max=15.00Extrude Heading Max=15.00[ParticleAttributes.1]Blend Mode=1Texture=fx_1.bmpBounce=0.00Color Start=208, 211, 211, 150Color End=228, 231, 233, 0Jitter Distance=0.20Jitter Time=1.00TempK=107.00TempRate=0.00uv1=0.50, 0.75uv2=0.75, 1.00X Scale Goal=2.00Y Scale Goal=2.00Z Scale Goal=0.00Extrude Length=0.00Extrude Pitch Max=0.00Extrude Heading Max=0.00 Thats of course this has to do with the smoke colors!! Any help would be appreciated, Cheers.

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Color Start=244, 244, 247, 200Color End=249, 249, 249, 255should be responsible for the color. IIRC the first 3 values are RGB (Red, Green, Blue) values with a range of 0-255 each. Can't remember what the last value is, transparency maybe?Try something like this which should give you red smoke,Color Start=255, 100, 100, 200Color End=255, 100, 100, 255...or this should give you blue,Color Start=100, 100, 255, 200Color End=100, 100, 255, 255...or green,Color Start=100, 255, 100, 200Color End=100, 255, 100, 255I think - and I'm not around my FS computer to test it out so I may be completely wrong :) .Also, I believe there are already effects provided for red and blue, look for fx_smoke_b.fx and fx_smoke_r.fx or something like that. There's a special effects SDK available that sheds some light on what each of the individual lines do in the .fx file.Jim

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Hi Jim, Thanks for the quick reply, Well i will play around with the numbers, its been driving me Nuts as i am trying to get black exhaust smoke but i'm not sure what the combination the numbers are, i see 225 max in each line for RGB ok but not what they would be for black, David "opa" Mashall gave me a link last week to Avsim Library for smoke there was 21 downloads but all for colors other than black!! Am i right do you know that whatever the smoke line says in the aircraft cfg file say fx_smoke_w then the smoke file in the effects folder with the name fx_smoke_w should make smoke in that aircraft, I hope i have made myself clear!! Cheers.

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helloI think though not 100% sure that if you use black ie 255,255,255Fs treats it as transparent , there is certainly no harm in trying and if you dont see any thing you can always lower the numbers by one or twoMark

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Hi, Well i will play around and see what results i get, Thanks for the help gents, Cheers.

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