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FSDS to have DXT support very soon

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Rumor has it that the next update release of FSDS will have full DXT texture support. This will eliminate the need for two sets of textures: One for developing and one the actual sim. You will be able to apply and view DXT textures in FSDS. Look for it very soon. I believe it will be free for existing FSDS 2.x users. Also, look for a few other cool enhancements. Davewww.daviator.com

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I'm wondering if the landing light/effects bug is going to be addressed. It'd be great if we could get FSDS 2 in full compliance with the SDK...-John

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I agree John. That would almost need to be a required fix. Almost... ;)Just dreaming for a moment, it would be really wonderful if we could have a key frame animation viewer in FSDS2 similar to whats in ****. (gg)Dee Waldron (HJG)

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>I'm wondering if the landing light/effects bug is going to be>addressed. It'd be great if we could get FSDS 2 in full>compliance with the SDK...It is fixed, along with a few other things... :)The Premier I now has LL visible from both 2d and 3d views, as well as backlighted gauges in the VC. :)BillAVSIM OmbudsmanFounder and Director,Creative Recycling of Aircraft Partshttp://catholic-hymns.com/frbill/FS2002/images/fartslogo.jpg

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Bill,does your tutorial work for this tweak to FSDS or are there a few extra steps?Brian

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>Bill,>>does your tutorial work for this tweak to FSDS or are there a>few extra steps?Brian, the end result of the technique is the same, but obviously the precise steps within FSDS2 are different than GMax. To be more specific, it simply involves ticking off the box in FSDS2 when you assign the $dummy diffuse texture name that it also has "Lightmap with Alpha" instead of just "Lightmap." The end resilt is that the name is listed in the box as "$dummy,A" instead of "$dummy" or "$dummy,L"This can be a bit misleading to the unwary, since the effect is genereated by the master channel of the .bmp file, which may or MAY NOT have an Alpha channel! :)But, I'm certainly not complaining, as Louis worked diligently - and I might add swiftly! to find and squash the bug preventing this from working! From my initial report of the problem to the fix took just shy of one week... Try getting that kind of response and support from Discreet... :)I've asked Bob Hayes - the modeler of the Premier I from Eaglesoft DG - to collaborate with me in revising the existing tutorial to include the FDSD2 specific steps.BillAVSIM OmbudsmanFounder and Director,Creative Recycling of Aircraft Partshttp://catholic-hymns.com/frbill/FS2002/images/fartslogo.jpg

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