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New paint and music... I'm wondering if anyone is attempting to add some scenery or planes yet.

 

anyone..anyone..ferris?

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I fiddle with a bunch of things, but most of them are for fun at this point.  Not sure how much will actually make it to final products.  My progress so far includes:

 

- Adding DEM (it is the same format as FSX)

- Basic conversion of FSX MDLs to Flight Models

- Basic conversion of FSX MDL material and textures

- Converting FSX OBX placements to Flight OBX placements

- Changing the map to show the whole world (but everything other than Hawaii and Alaska show up as water since there is no art for it)

 

I'm currently working on converting FSX aircraft to Flight.  So far I have a large portion of the model and animations converted, and some of the physics, but I still have a long way to go.

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Cool, hope to see something like that. Haven't made any repaints lately, been busy. I take it that if a addon has the correct formats and a ID, then stuck in the DLC folder it works.

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I'm currently working on converting FSX aircraft to Flight. So far I have a large portion of the model and animations converted, and some of the physics, but I still have a long way to go.

 

This is great to hear.  There would be a bunch of happy SIM pilots out there if you could pull this off!  Thanks so much for your efforts.

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Same here. Thank you for your efforts. Especially to convert FSX aircraft to Flight. If you pull this off I will very gladly purchase aircraft from you. If you place an autopilot that functions in any aircraft I will be so grateful I will give you hundreds. If you pull it off for a C172 I would give you more than that. I'm Frieakin serious! I spent over $8000 getting my setup the way I want it and don't mind spending more to put your efforts on the crowning top.

 

I (and all of us) am so grateful to have a guy like you trying to help Flight fans get the most of it.

 

Moe 

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I fiddle with a bunch of things, but most of them are for fun at this point.  Not sure how much will actually make it to final products.  My progress so far includes:

 

- Adding DEM (it is the same format as FSX)

- Basic conversion of FSX MDLs to Flight Models

- Basic conversion of FSX MDL material and textures

- Converting FSX OBX placements to Flight OBX placements

- Changing the map to show the whole world (but everything other than Hawaii and Alaska show up as water since there is no art for it)

 

I'm currently working on converting FSX aircraft to Flight.  So far I have a large portion of the model and animations converted, and some of the physics, but I still have a long way to go.

AWESOME!

 

I knew somebody had to be working on it.

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for any thing you can do stonelance.

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The FSX default planes would be a great place to start.

And maybe without the rigged brakes on the 747?

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I don't think it will be possible to convert any jets, and\or turbo props since Flight doesn't have any code to simulate those.

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Glad to see your trying with the bug smashers though. Just a question. Do you think you will be able to or looking at getting autopilot to work? Perhaps with the Saitek multi panel if the lack of auto pilot controls are in the cockpit. Also as a Cessna fan I am wondering if your efforts are on the 172? I have $ to reward your efforts. Like to see you be rewarded. Need a beta tester?

 

Thanks again

Moe

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I don't think it will be possible to convert any jets, and\or turbo props since Flight doesn't have any code to simulate those.

Dang!

There goes my Turbo Otter.

But I'm sure that whatever you are able to bring over will be wildly appreciated!

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The thing is, knowing something can be done is half the battle.

Dang!

There goes my Turbo Otter.

But I'm sure that whatever you are able to bring over will be wildly appreciated!

The thing is, knowing something can be done is half the battle. Perhaps once the first cracks in the wall are made, the path can be opened to other possibilities....

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I don't really know how autopilot works, so I'm not sure.  I do believe that it may be possible to override the player's controls to program an autopilot, but I haven't tried.

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Just to know that someone (you :)) is working to put some more pistons in MSF is a smile on my face !

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Stonelance my hats off to you. Your making this sim better for all of us.

 

Moe

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Stonelance my hats off to you. Your making this sim better for all of us.

 

Moe

Seconded

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I will third that as well!

 

Steve

 

number four and very thankful

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Ditto on the appreciation for the addon efforts.  And I echo the sentiment about paying for addons.  Besides recognizing the value of creators' time it may be an incentive for more people to work on new stuff, which benefits all of us.

 

I've spent thousands of dollars on FSX, X-Plane, RC flight sims, computers and related equipment.  I got deep into tweaking, painting, exploring, etc. and after all of that I've learned that I'm really just a casual flight simmer.  I don't have enough free time to get serious about it, but I want to have a realistic experience.  I got MS Flight when it first launched and have since come full circle back to it.  It's a perfect mix of simplicity and sophistication.  And I can fly using my XPS 12 notebook using an Xbox gamepad, so it is very portable.

 

I'm loving the tool kit and repaints.  MS Flight isn't open architecture like FSX, but I suspect that if someone figures out how to add aircraft and how to utilize program variables we will see a lot of creative people doing projects to keep things interesting.

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Over at SOH, looks like someone is developing a SeaBee for MS Flight.

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That would be really great! Count me in. We need a capable water bird.

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Over at SOH, looks like someone is developing a SeaBee for MS Flight.

Very interesting on a number of levels......

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