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Flythemaddog MD80 VC Refreshed

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The Maddog MD80 is one of the best FS models ever made for both FS9 and FSX.    

 

Although the instruments and system depth are still amazing, the visual model developed back around 2007 shows its age so decided to give this classic model a modest facelift.  

 

I'll upload the texture files to sim-outhouse soon.

 

Some side-by-side of the VC:

>cleaned up texture around the pedals

>added more texture details like those found on recent models

>baked in ambient occulusion/shadows

 

Original

md_orig1.jpg

 

New texture set

md_new1.jpg

 

Original

md_orig2.jpg

 

New

md_new2.jpg

 

Orig

md_orig3.jpg

 

New

md_new3.jpg

 

Orig

md_orig4.jpg

 

New

md_new4.jpg

 

New

md_new5.jpg

 

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reworking the light map as well, getting some low level flood lights going.

 

md_nite.jpg

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I flew that thing non stop in FS9 and FSX. I would love to get it working in P3D. Those pics are really nice.


Very nice. Will try it in P3D.

If you get it working well please shoot me a pm on how you did it. I miss this aircraft and the MD11 since moving to P3D

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Great!

 

I miss this airplane on P3D too. One of the most airplanes i have enjoyed.

 

Love to know how to make it work on p3d

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I used the Estonia conversion tool while initially installing it and pointed it to the P3D installation. Initially it used to have this quirk that whenever you wanted to fly it you had to switch on the Estonia tool either way. But oddly after a while it has started to work with no tool. The main dysfunction used to be the panel switches but they work now.

 

Shez

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Yes and it seems to keep running to each new P3D version since 3.1. The one thing that does not work is the config tool which only partially loads the fuel, center tank does not get filled.

 

Shez

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Yeah the fuel loader doesn't work Weather radar doesn't either. Both livable problems. I am flying it now and LOVING IT. Thanks for the info. I had installed it back at P3D v2.5 last year and had problems.

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Good that you also got it working. Did you do the same procedure as I wrote?

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1st flight went great. 2nd flight was going great. 90 minutes in and P3D simply disappeared. Not even in the event log. After that it got worse. Wouldn't start. I simply did a system restore back to before I installed it. I'll try again another time. With or without the migration tool running it craps out.

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ok, i'm done. will upload to sim-outhouse.

 

click on images to get the full size view.

 

 

md80_1.jpg

 

md80_2.jpg

 

md80_3.jpg

 

md80_4.jpg

 

md80_5.jpg

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Just downloaded and will use in FS9. Noticed that the textures are mipmapped, which is ok for FSX I belive, but that is usually not the case for FS9.

I can of course do the resizing for the 2048x2048 ones and save without mipmaps and remove the mipmaps from the rest, but that would cause a loss in quality as the dxt3 textures will be

re-compressed.

So what I suggest is that you make an FS9 specific version, resized to 1024x1024 and without mipmaps.

I will try them with mipmaps and see what happens though :)

 

Cheers!

 

P.S. Since none of the textures have any alpha information, you can save them as DXT1 (without alpha). At least if you make an FS9 version.

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