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One of our problems has been solved with the latest SDK

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I am quoting below a message posted in another NewsGroup, by Hans-Guenther Schnell:

Problem is solved now for FS2002 aircrafts! MS MDL Format SDK gave us the location of the "radius_size" in the .mdl file.(Byte No 28, FS2002 (GMax ) Aircrafts begin with RIFF!) I patched Mike Stones L1011 and A320 mdls and now they go no more to gates which are to small. This are the limits for each (unchanged) parking type: Type Feet Meter Meter Hex for MDL patchRamp GA small 32,8 9,997 0ARamp GA Medium 45,9 13,990 0ERamp GA Large 59,1 18,014 12Ramp Cargo 108,3 33,010 21 Ramp Mil Cargo 144,4 44,013 2CRamp Mil Combat 85,3 25,999 1AGate Heavy 190,3 58,003 3AGate medium 124,7 38,008 26Gate small 101,7 30,998 1FDock GA 65,6 19,995 14 Unsolved is the Problem for Non-FS2002 aircrafts, e.g. Boeing C-17 III or ProMX_2 A380. I hope we find it out too Hans-Guenther Schnell
RegardsStamatis

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Stamatis,That's great news. Any idea on how one would patch the mdl? I assume one would use GMAX for GMAX aircraft?Matt Zagoren

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I use a hex editor like fxedit.exe by "software by design"regardsHans-Guenther Schnell

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Thanks, that's great news.I certainly wish that we can find it for non-GMAX aircraft. I can tell you that the aircraft I make in FSDS all end up with a radius of 52.5 feet (to the nearest tenth of a foot), which is equal to 16 meters (almost exactly - 16.001), which is 10 hex.Hopefully you hackers can search for 10 and find it!!Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://members.aol.com/tgfltsim/index.htmlAlcoHauler Locomotive Page: http://members.aol.com/alcohauler/home/alcohaul.htmlFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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Is there a way for the common man to edit this or dose it require programming skills? I opened up mike stones l1011 mdl and I had no idea what to do. Either way this is very exciting information.JeffDetroit, MI USAGO WINGS!!!(as in NHL, not The Discovery Channel)

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Hi Tom,thanks for your reply,I have got it and it worked for the Pro_MX 2 A380 and a A340 LH:record 16 (10hex) Offset 168 (A8hex) !!!But (there is always a but), the C-17 III has another offset and structure (but the C-17 worked correct anyway)regardsHans-Guenther

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Is it anyway someone can explain a little more? I have UltraEdit32, but have no clue what to actually look for.ThX

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Thats great news....now maybe someone can make a program to assist us "common" people...and we can start to have cargo planes go to where they are supposed to.

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AI Traffic Mover V1.1 allows you to change the radius easily. You can even duplicate your model for that specific aircraft. So othervariations will still use the original model.A public Beta will be available soon.RegardsThomas

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Hello Thomas,will the radius tweaking be usable as a standalone function? Would be great!ckfly

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Nope... It's included in my new Aircraft Editor. So you have to download the complete tool.Thomas

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I downloaded your program and read through most of the information but I don't see anything that refers to how to change this radius size.Could you please explain how it is done?Thank you.

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I was talking about the new V1.1 and not the current V1.0. V1.1 will be available soon as a public beta.Thomas

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Thomas has a great program and he keeps making better.....Thats good to hear that an easy edit will be included in Thomas's next update.Thanks...and keep up the great work.

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I'll try my best. :)BTW: Does anyone know the radius offset of other model formats (not GMAX)? I would like to allow also modifications of non GMAX models.ThanksThomas

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Thanks Thomas.This is very kind of you to release thoses great addons.this will be very usefull to have some aircraft go at some predefined places.But we need to standardize those radius so that we can use someone else Afcad developpments with our own planes. (namely P Airports ones...:-)) Greetings Minos

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I believe that Hans gave the answer in post #5 above.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://members.aol.com/tgfltsim/index.htmlAlcoHauler Locomotive Page: http://members.aol.com/alcohauler/home/alcohaul.htmlFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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