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Hello Gang!I cannot believe that this far into the life of FSX there is not a KDFW airport addon that brings this important airport up to date. Even worse, there is no decent 777 aircraft addon for FSX. The Wilco series only offers a 777 GE engine version (useless for us America's flyers) and the Overland model is not updated to work on FSX. Meljet's and Psoky's models don't work properly on FSX either.Just venting!Dennis

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Well its not a very good engine for the commercial type flying anyway. Big, busy airports with FPS hogging cockpits simply don't work very well at all in FSX.

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I would have empathized with you if we had other US airport addons for FSX and none for DFW. Mind you, I am from DFW area and would love to have any DFW airport.I may build a tiny home airport "52F Northwest regional". I am thinking of doing it. I need to drive down there and take photos. Thats on my to do list. :)Manny

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Hey Manny!Actually, the only thing the default FSX KDFW needs is Terminal D added. I can work on building a very accurate AFCAD for it if someone adds the Terminal D bulding to it.Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullert

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>Hey Manny!>>Actually, the only thing the default FSX KDFW needs is>Terminal D added. I can work on building a very accurate>AFCAD for it if someone adds the Terminal D bulding to it.>>Sincerely,>>Dennis D. MullertAh, you were the person asking about KDFW Terminal D all this time.Do you have any *good* pictures of Terminal D? By 'good' I mean exact 90 degree angle shots of each side of the building, preferably in high detail.I'd like to see what the building looks like...RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Hey Rhett!I don't, but I happen to be in Mexico City and heading back home to Dallas tomorrow (and I have my camera with me), and since this would be an international flight, I would arrive into terminal D and a good possibility that I would land on the west side of the airport, which will provide a good spot to take the photos. I will take pictures and post here so I can send them to you. Would that work?In the mean time, here's a link to Terminal D's map and some pictures of what it looks like: http://archrecord.construction.com/project...llas/photos.aspThis is a good picture of the outside: http://www.airchive.com/airline%20pics/DFW...20TERM-EXT1.jpgHere is a very detailed picture of the outside: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1001787/L/Hope this helps and Thanks for your interest!Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullert

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Dennis, I hope you took an overcoat and snowshoes with you. It's snowing pretty hard, (for Texas). I live in Grapevine and we have about 1 inch of snow on the ground. I'm glad I was off today or I would have spent the day in a deicing bucket!

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Hey Mike - I heard!It's gonna be interesting as I took summer clothing. Snow in March - Geeeze. Hey at least the frost will kill the cricket eggs.Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullert

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You might want to check out FSDreamTeam's website. Although they have not out right said it, there is some strong speculation the KDFW will be in the works along with KJFK. Also don't forget about KORD which looks like it will be ready for release any day. As far as the 777 goes, I hear your sorrow. I can't believe a serious developer has not stepped in to fill this large gap in the market. http://www.fsdreamteam.com/forum/index.php?topic=247.0

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never noticed that... And I've got several hundred hours in the LDS 767 and other airliners in FSX...

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>Well its not a very good engine for the commercial type>flying anyway. Big, busy airports with FPS hogging cockpits>simply don't work very well at all in FSX. Gee I never noticed that either! Don't believe me, take a look at the performance of FSX in my Videos! Particularly the ones with the LDS767, PMDG 744, Captain Sim 757!! Then come back and tell me you can't fly heavies in FSX! BTW all of these are with Max scenery, and and Dense Autogen and 100% Airline traffic, using a good many WOAI packages, and some even include road traffic!!http://youtube.com/user/tf51d

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Dennis did you ever get any other pics from your recent trip thru DFW?I viewed this area in FSX. I see that the default scenery is also lacking one of the elevated train tracks too. I see I would have to make not only the terminal, but also a parking garage, and a hotel.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Hey Rhett!Unfortunatley, the pictures I posted in this thread are actually better than the ones I could take.You could probably forgo the train tracks.Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullert

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>Hey Rhett!>>Unfortunatley, the pictures I posted in this thread are>actually better than the ones I could take.>>You could probably forgo the train tracks.>>Sincerely,>>Dennis D. MullertI understand that. Often times, unless they allow you out onto the tarmac, you're not going to get good pics. And post 9/11, good luck getting them to allow you anywhere near outside there.I will get into this Terminal D and see if I can do this reasonably well. I've been wanting to do a major U.S. airport (or part of one) for some time, rather than the obscure Central American airports I've been working on. So this could be a nice change.Send me a PM with your email addr and I will let you know what's going on.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Hey Rhett!Cool man!My e-mail is Mullert@SBCGlobal.netLet me know how I can help. I can build a nice AFCAD for the whole airport once you're done with Terminal-D. Which Central American airports have you been working on????? I have been doing a lot of simming out of MGGT, MMMX, SLLP, MROC, and MPTO. Would love to see any of these enhanced.Take care and Thanks!Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullert

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The Overland 777 works in FSX, you just have to port over the config files according to David Nunez' instructions in the AVSIM library and Hex edit some of the texture files, recoloring the alpha channel to match the fuselage color, which will resolve the transparent textures on the nose above the cockpit and in the radar domes. I use a freeware program called DXTBMP. Don't ask me for the texture files though, I've only fixed one livery! I'll come back and post a screenshot.Cheers,http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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Hey Alex!Thanks for your reply!You are correct - it semi-works in FSX. I have no idea how to work with textures, so for me this is a bit of chinese. The panel also has some issues as there are some windows that appear "black" and unfortunately, there is no good 777 alternate panel for FSX that could be used. Other than that, she flies good in FSX.Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullert

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Dennis:Here is the fix for the Overland VC gauges in FSX:1. Open panel.cfg by some text editor and find "Vcockpit01" and"Vcockpit02" section.2. You can see the "Vcockpit01" and "Vcockpit02" section has a line "Background_color=0,0,0"3. Change the parameter "Background_color=0,0,0" to"Background_color=2,2,2" This treatment will fix metal VC gauge panel problem for almost all aircraft models.http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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Hey Alex!Thanks for this hint. The main problem I have is that some gauges do not show up - take a look at my attached screenshot. Also, How can I fix the forehead?????? It looks transparent.Thanks for your help!Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullert

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Check Aerosim First step 777 I have it, and its very nice... Wish there were some more repaints for it...! Anyways I posted some pic a little while back in the screen shots forum.. Take Care & Fly Safe....!

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Given the very real performance issues most of us still have with FSX and airliners, even the defaults really, at busy airports, I don't see how any of these highly detailed airports are suppsed to offer much in the way of realistic performance. I mean yes, great to look at and marvel at all of the activity, but the palpable difference in flight dynamics flying at 10 FPS vs 20+ is FPS is very real, despite some of the advice floating around in these forums that 10 FPS in FSX is an enjoyable flying experience. Not after you have tasted 20-30 FPS it is not. My experience is that FSX is a wonderful GA platform, with exceptional scenery detail possibilities and flies beautifully in less busy areas, or if you turn down the scenery detail. But that's the whole point of FSX, is the scenery detail, so we don't want to do that. I still just use FS9 for airliner flying to busy airports, which is the kind of flying I do most.My Two Cents,http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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Hello Alex!Yes, looks nice and I'm sure it flies nicely too, but they do not have aRR nor a PW version and have no plans to add those either. I am a DAL UAL, and AAL flyer and without those variants available - no dice for me.Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullert

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>>Let me know how I can help. I can build a nice AFCAD for the>whole airport once you're done with Terminal-D. Which Central>American airports have you been working on????? I have been>doing a lot of simming out of MGGT, MMMX, SLLP, MROC, and>MPTO. Would love to see any of these enhanced.>I did an AFCAD of MPTO for FSX about a year ago. It's in the file lib here, and if you're doing any serious flying to or from MPTO it is really a must-have imo. The default MPTO is quite lacking. Grant you my MPTO doesn't have any gmax objects, only Generic Buildings. But the AFCAD portions were heavily tested by me and darn realistic.Right now I am finishing up MNMG Managua Nicaragua. It is a gmax scenery so it's taken me a little longer to finish.MGGT has neat approaches. I don't know what type of flying you do, but if you use the real world approach plates, etc. you may know about the ARC/DME approach into MGGT, it to me is really fun approach to fly in a heavy.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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