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Question (wet jetwash and what to expect from AI)

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hello!

 

I've just bought PrecipitFX for my Level-D 767 and managed to try it. I could see wheel effects in rain and wingtip vortices but no engine jet wash. I peeked in the aircraft.cfg and noticed it doesn't even have an effects entry (but perhaps it's not required). Is there something obvious that I am missing? I haven't yet tried it with a default aircraft.

 

I am running FSX in DX10, I converted all effects after PrecipitFX installation in DX10fixer.

 

Also, what new effects should I expect to see in AI? Wheel effects, jetwash as well or only contrails?

 

Thank you very much for any help.

 

Alex


Rui Laureano

Lisboa, Portugal

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Hi Alex,

 

You can add the following at the end of the aircraft.cfg:

 

[EFFECTS]

 

Run the PrecipitFX Install Utility again and the effects should install on the aircraft.

 

Let me know if that worked for you!


Keven Menard 
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Thank you for you reply!

 

I was also following the other thread about the installer issues. I've installed the new version .4 and the effects are now showing in my Level-D 767 (and I really liked it).

 

 

But the effects don't seem to be showing in the sim for AI aircrat. I loaded a situation that works for the level-d 767 (miami, early morning, raining weather), but I dont see any spray effects while they taxi or take off...

 

I read here that having the AI aicraft outside of the simobjects/airplanes folder would make precipitFX unable to find them so I moved the JustFlight360 aicraft to the airplanes folder and I confirmed that they have the effects installed in their aircraft.cfg files.

 

Is there something I could check to make this work?

 

I am testing in DX9 and have the effects slide fully right.


Rui Laureano

Lisboa, Portugal

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Thank you for you reply!

 

I was also following the other thread about the installer issues. I've installed the new version .4 and the effects are now showing in my Level-D 767 (and I really liked it).

 

 

But the effects don't seem to be showing in the sim for AI aircrat. I loaded a situation that works for the level-d 767 (miami, early morning, raining weather), but I dont see any spray effects while they taxi or take off...

 

I read here that having the AI aicraft outside of the simobjects/airplanes folder would make precipitFX unable to find them so I moved the JustFlight360 aicraft to the airplanes folder and I confirmed that they have the effects installed in their aircraft.cfg files.

 

Is there something I could check to make this work?

 

I am testing in DX9 and have the effects slide fully right.

 

Effects that are working on AI are the following:

  • Contrails
  • Brake smoke

Water blasts and vortices aren't available on AI.


Keven Menard 
Creative Director, //42
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Ah, that explains it :). It's unfortunate, it would raise bad weather taxiing to a whole other level.

 

I can confirm brake smoke is working, contrails should be working too, so everything seems to be ok on my install. I am going to switch to DX10 next and test.

 

Thanks!


Rui Laureano

Lisboa, Portugal

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Ah, that explains it :). It's unfortunate, it would raise bad weather taxiing to a whole other level.

 

I can confirm brake smoke is working, contrails should be working too, so everything seems to be ok on my install. I am going to switch to DX10 next and test.

 

Thanks!

 

We know it would be cool, but that's as far as we can go with a 15$ product ;)

The future might hold something very interesting.

 

Enjoy the product!


Keven Menard 
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