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Afterburner Effect For Dino's Latest F-14 Tomcat

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Hi Guys,  can somebody point me to a working afterburner effect for Dino Cattaneo's awesome (awesome) F-14 Tomcat?   I know there is one for earlier versions, but I couldnt get it to work on this latest build.

 

Anybody got any recommendations?

 

Thanks
Eric

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These are the effects that are used in my F-14 Tomcat.  They reside in the [lights] section.

 

 fx_F14_Burn1 ,       
 fx_F14_Burn2 ,          
 fx_F14_Burnerflame ,    
 fx_F14_Burn1 ,          
 fx_F14_Burn2 ,          
 fx_F14_Burnerflame ,    
 fx_F14_Blueflame ,      
 fx_F14_Blueflame

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Hmm.  I have the very latest version of the F-14D installed and this is whats in the lights section of my aircraft.cfg  These are apparently default values.    Do you recall where you got the effects you have and if they work with this very latest build?    Frankly I am a little surprised Dino didnt include AB effects with the aircraft.  The F-14 has fairly spectacular burners. 

 

[LIGHTS]
//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing
//Lights encoded into MDL file
light.1 = 10,  -13.50,  0.00,   4.00, fx_f14d_vclight_dino
light.2 = 10,  -19.00,  0.00,   4.00, fx_f14d_vclight_dino
light.3 = 6, -15.00, 0.00, -1.20, fx_landing
 
The effects section looks like this:
 
[EFFECTS]
wake=fx_wake
water=fx_spray
dirt=fx_tchdrt
concrete=fx_sparks
touchdown=fx_tchdwn_m, 1
EngineFire=fx_engfire_f18
vaportrail_l= fx_dummy // blocks FSX wingtip vapor
vaportrail_r= fx_dummy // blocks FSX wingtip vapor

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Yep, I tested those.   They dont work on Dino's latest model.   Dino has the lights hard coded into the mdl file.   I am really looking for a true effects file.

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Where can I find this "Latest file"?  Is it freeware or payware?

 

Never mind, I found it.

 

Looks like he is using textures instead of effects.  If you look in the Texture

 

folder, the first few deal with afterburner.  Now I noticed something strange, at

 

least with me,  in the aircraft.cfg  under [TurbineEngineData] the line

 

Afterburner_Available=5.  I always thought that was either 1 or 0 for yes and no.

 

Try changing it to 1 and see if you get "Flame On" at 85% N1.

 

I guess the Afterburner=5 is for a 5 stage afterburner.  Sorry, another guess

 

gone wrong!

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You are right.  There are a lot of AB related textures.   I did change the Afterburner_Available = 5 to 1.  No difference.   I am wondering if this is a bug now.

 

Eric

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The answer to this is that there are AB textures and an effect built into the model.  You have to have your throttle sensitivity set above 100 to get the AB to engage properly though.   Change this in the settings portion of FSX itself.  

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