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It is possible to install a reduced part of UK-South. Robert's big zip file is the first starting point but there is a lot to do before you can transform this add on to a working FU3 region. You must follow the task list below very carefully don't try to shortcut or simplify ! once you have downloaded FU3_UKS_2006.zip from http://lundbykrat.com/FU3/FU3.htm1. open the zip file and check on error (key: shift t) to be sure to have a valid zip file.2. select a disk drive with enough free space, 2 gigabytes are OK for the test, 16 gigabytes are for the full set !3. unzip the full archive into the disk drive e.g. F:\ for the F-drive. You get now a folder named FU3_UKS_2006 with a lot of sub folders. 4. This is now your new UKS game folder !5. from your original FU3 game folder copy to FU3_UKS_2006 folder the folder PLNPILE and the following 19 filesAUTORUN.INFblackout.binengtrans.dllflbookmk.datfled.exefled.hlpflight3.exeflt3.cfgIMPLODE.DLLjoykeys.cfgLGVID.AXlicense.txtMAGNIFY.BMPMainStart.wavMSVCRT40.DLLPANEL.EXEsndresv.hsplash.dibtarget.cur6. open the folder ENGPILE ( or GERPILE if you own the German version of FU3) and copy the missing 14 res files from your original game folder. Do not overwrite models.res that are there from the zip. This are:CREDITS.RESPANELS.RESRADVNTUR.RESRBLKBOX.RESRFBO.RESRFLTPLAN.RESRLOGBOOK.RESRMAINMEN.RESRMODVIEW.RESRNOTEPAD.RESROPTIONS.RESRQFMENU.RESRRADIO.RESRWEATHER.RESdelete the file resreg.res this is not needed there !Now there must been 15 files in this folder.From the \GENPILE folder of your original game copy GENSNDS.RESRBANNER.RES RESFLED.RESSKY.RESSTARS.RESLIGHTS.RESPLYRSNDS.RESto the \FU3_UKS_2006\GENPILE of your new game. This files are missing from the large zip.7. now change to the F:\FU3_UKS_2006\REGIONS\UK-South\GEOS folder and unzip the GeoTiles.zip into the same folder, then delete the GeoTiles.zip to save space. You just need geotiles.tag (265 MB) the .tga files are just examples on how to make a flat airfield. You can delete the 4 .tga files if you want.8. Now to the last big thing - the texture mapsdownload following files from AVSIM library:http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=13350 londondevkit.ziphttp://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=22977 level57maker.zip9. Now open folder F:\FU3_UKS_2006\REGIONS\UK-South and create a new folder, name it to MAPS. Open the new MAPS folder and insert from the londondevkit.zip the files L1asap.bin L2asap.binL3asap.binL4asap.binafter the copy, rename the 4 files by replacing ASAP with BRAS this is a must because of the changed base point of the region to west of Scilly Islands. Finally you haveL1BRAS.bin L2BRAS.binL3BRAS.binL4BRAS.binNow copy again from londondevkit.zip the filestga2bin.exetilindex.binl3blank.binl4blank.binl5blank.binl6blank.binl7blank.bincompress.binalso create a new folder inside /MAPS with the name NLIGHTS. It must be there even empty - there are no night light for UKS.now execute tga2bin.exe this will generate a faking texture set as replacement for the start. The texture is misplaced, but don't worry about - you can correct this by renaming the files if you want, using the same rule as above.AS migrate to BR , AT to BS ... horizontalyAP migrate to AS , AQ to AT ... verticallyyou don't need to do this - the texture is even ugly ;-)If you want to do the work then rename all 389 level 4 files, dont rename the level 5, 6 or 7.Now you can delete tga2bin.exe.10. Take your first flight in the UK :-)Without any changes to the config file you will be in a Baron at Biggin Hill Airport.http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/UK01.jpg Start from the next runway and fly to the north. All is blue - don't worry about.http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/UK02.jpg After about 5 minutes you will see London in the far - try to land at London City Airport, caution of traffic on the left side of runway 28 !http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/UK03.jpg You don't see the ground because the texture is misplaced and not registered in the map-index. We will do this now for the next flight.From level57maker.zip copy Level57Maker.exe into the MAPS folder.Execute Level57Maker.exe.Select the region UK-South, let the palette choice to SanFran and click on 'Generate bin'Now take your second flight, start from London City Airport - and you will see the first texture :-)http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/UK04.jpg Sure, a lot is still missing, but this is a first step to it :-) 11. Now we will insert more textureDownload from AVSIM Library:http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=14599 uk_AQAQ.ziphttp://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=14602 uk_ASAP.ziphttp://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=14692 uk_ARAQ.ziphttp://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=17522 arap.zipUnzip uk_AQAQ.zip into any Workfolder and rename the File AQAQ.jtg to BPAT.jtgExecute MegaTileLoader.exe and enter bpat as name, click Generate bin.So you get L0BPAT.bin, L1BPAT.bin, L2BPAT.bin, L3BPAT.bin and L4BPAT.bin,move this 5 files into your /MAPS folderThen do the same with the next 3 zips:uk_ASAP.zip rename file from ASAP.jtg to BRAS.jtg ,this will overwrite the old texture with a better one.uk_ARAQ.zip rename files from ARAQ.jtg to BQAT.jtg this gives you a new tile with Elstree Aerodrome areaarap.zip rename files from ARAP.jtg to BQAS.jtg and this is central London on the way to Heatrow ! As last important step rerun Level57Maker.exe to reset the index for the new tiles. Select the region UK-South don't change other settings and click on Generate bin. Now you have 4 quality texture tiles (of a known total of about 640)Enjoy this small set around London. To have a texture status map rerun Level57Maker.exe Select the region UK-South and click on "a level 5 map picture only" then click on cancel to close.http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/UKL5MAP.jpg L5MAP.TGA will show the current region with the 4 correct tiles and the misplaced ugly one to the left.Have fun with this first part - more areas in a next session :-)Meanwhile you can install my Elstree packhttp://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=106901 elstree.zipInstall as explained in the readme but caution the /region folder should be /regionshttp://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/UK05.jpg :( Andre

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Well, no feedback until now but I hope one ore more has tried this with success :-)Now it's time for a next step to get a better UK_South. I have found in an old backup of 2002 a file that can help.A tga2bin version that will build the UK_South place holder texture in level 4 quality and the missing high definition blank water tiles also. I just uploaded to AVSIM this afternoon and the library manager was very quick - thanks a lot :-)so you can download it here: http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=132048after installation of the files from the zip Biggin Hill will look as this herehttp://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/afterupd.jpgjust as reminder - before update it's looks like this http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/beforeupd.jpggood luck and merry Christmas :( Andre

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Andre,Yesterday I installed UK south using your instructions and it works fine (given the limited tile set)Thanks so farRegards,Jan

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Hi Jan,Thanks for your feedback.There will be more tiles to download and insert into the maps folder on an easy way.Description will follow soon :-) :( Andre

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After you done the steps proposed in the previous posts it's time now to upgrade your region to a larger set.Go back to the page where you loaded the first primary zip: http://lundbykrat.com/FU3/FU3.htmLook on the top of the page in the megatile section and download the 10 zips, about 80Megabytes each.To unzip you need the name of the region in uppercase FU???S. Unzip all files into the maps folder of the region and let overwrite for all. Megatiles:bhba-bhbf.zip 70,071 Kbbiba-bibf.zip 72,545 Kbbjba-bjbf.zip 72,394 Kbbkba-bkbf.zip 73,289 Kbbmaz-bmbf.zip 85,023 Kbblaz-blbf.zip 87,821 Kbbnaz-bnbf.zip 77,877 Kbboaz-bobf.zip 75,825 Kbbpay-bpbf.zip 82,978 Kbbqay-bqbf.zip 85,169 KbDO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GEOTILES FILE - YOUR CURRENT VERSION IS BETTER !!!!!GeoTilesUK_V2.zip 95,387 KbAs last step run Level57Maker.exe from the /maps folder of the UKS_Region.Select UK_South as region and click on the button Generate bin.contact me if you have problem doing this steps.Now your region will have 68 new tiles in the northern area.Unfortunately there are few or even no airports built there.http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/R73Tiles.jpgManchester, Woodford and Sheffield airport are inside this area beginning a bit north of Birmingham airport and going to the top north of the current area, then continue in mirroring tiles.Tatenhill, Derby, East Midlands and Nottingham are located in the center of the area.RAF Cosford is just inside at the southern border of this area.Ternhill is just out of the area starting a bit more to the east.Leicester is in the South-East corner of the area.All this airports are labelled, but unfinished, they need to be flatten, dried from water on the runway and to becomes defined runways, taxiways and parking spots and 3D buildings of cause.So there is still a lot to do, if you will :-) ... and - no I am not working on this part of the game.The next step will be a tutorial to demonstrate how you can select, define and build a tile of your choice for this region. :( Andre

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A last Insert of down loaded tiles:Again start from http://lundbykrat.com/FU3/FU3.htmDownload the 3 files at the bottom of the page named:UKS_BG 153,583 KbUKS_BH 150,205 KbUKS_BI 141,492 KbThis 3 large zips of about 150MB will add more northern tiles to your game (114 tiles total). Unzip the content of this 3 zips to your /maps folder in the UK_South region.The top north tile of the elevation geos is BIBV; this with a region set to 64 x 64 tiles.Your current version is at 64 x 32 tiles. to benefit of the next 3 northern tile rows you must set your region to the new size in the file region.cfg located in the UK_South folder. Elevation is still done for the full size so there is no change required at GEOS.Locate this 3 lines in the region.cfg file using the notepad editor of windows.;-> Regionsize in Megatiles unitsreg_width 64reg_height 32Now just change 32 of the reg_height to 64save and closeYou will need the version 1.7 of Level57Maker to continue. Take it from AVSIM:and unzip it into the /maps folder of the UK_South region, replacing the current one. Now run it and select UK_Total and click on button Generate bin. (do not change the other settings)http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/R114Tiles.jpgThere are no more down loadable tiles as far than I know.The next step will be a tutorial to demonstrate how you can select, define and build a tile of your choice for this region.Batting Eyelashes.gif Andre

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Andre.I Have Tried to Install UKS But I Cannot find numerous files ( Blackout.BIN, Joykeys.cfg, MainStart.wavand Splash.dib ). How do you get these files as it is quite annoying when the game cuts out when I Attempt to Fly!

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Andre.I Have Tried to Install UKS But I Cannot find numerous files ( Blackout.BIN, Joykeys.cfg, MainStart.wavand Splash.dib ). How do you get these files as it is quite annoying when the game cuts out when I Attempt to Fly!
Hi,You will find all this files inside your original FU3 installation.Good luckAndr

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Hello,i tried to "install" the UK Scenery using the tutorial on the first page. But i have a problem:I have the german version of FU3 so i copied everything from the GERPILE folder. When i tried to start the FU3-UK version, FU3 was not able to start and told me "missing PANELS.RES". So i renamed the folder ENGPILE to GERPILE and everything was fine, FU3 started. Then i was able to select an airfield from the map. But when i started the flight, FU3 always crashed with the error:"ERROR: ResOpenResFile: can't open file: resreg.res"This occured during the loading screen when it says something like "FLIGHT MODEL", in german it means. "SPEICHER FLUGMODELL".Well... i searched for the resreg.res file in the original FU3 folder. It was found twice: One file in the REGIONS/SANFRAN/GERPILE and the other one in REGIONS/SEATTLE/GERPILE folder. But the UK version of fu3 only has REGIONS/Uk-South/Engpile folder with the resreg.res file in it. So i also copied that engpile folder and called it GERPILE. If i start a flight now, the loading screen occurs again and the loading seems okay but then the whole program crashes "and must be shut down". I was following the tutorial to install the UK version very careful but it does not work :( Can anybody help me?Perhaps this could be the problem: The tutorial tells me to copy the following files from the original FU3 folder to the UK folder:AUTORUN.INFblackout.binengtrans.dllflbookmk.datfled.exefled.hlpflight3.exeflt3.cfgIMPLODE.DLLjoykeys.cfgLGVID.AXlicense.txtMAGNIFY.BMPMainStart.wavMSVCRT40.DLLPANEL.EXEsndresv.hsplash.dibtarget.curThe following files which should be copied do not exist in my original FU3 folder (and i installed it just yesterday):blackout.binflbookmk.datjoykeys.cfgMainStart.wavOr can the problem occur because i installed the german patch for my original FU3?Please help, would really appreciate it!ThxChris

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Hi Chris,The German version of FU3 is ok, do not insert engpile and gerpile in the game, just rename during the installation of the UK kit each engpile into gerpile.look to the flt3.cfg file too it must have the lines no_splash language gerAfter installation of FU2/FU3 take a flight at Seattle to have a first start of the game. This will create some files and then you will see the missed files.good luckAndre

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