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Can anyone explain me why the graphic in FLY II looks gloomy and have no life in color? I mean there is always a layer of glosery and does not have great realisme, same thing for the water, why the water look all the same color all over the world? sometime I see line in the horizon? the visibility is locked ? My installation is wrong or whats ? I need standard graphics here, IMHO FLYI still better than FLY II in many area.FLYI simersEric

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Hey, even the title alone can get you in trouble here ..Abot gloominess and strange coloring - I agree. But I guess you can either tolerate it or even like it (like most FLYII users) or simply don't use it all.Eric, isn't this N-th identical post from you ?. Something in the back of my mind tells me I have seen this before. Maybe I am wrong.Michael J.

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Wow, 1st post and he started hacking the forum already? :-lolFlyIII is out of business uh? Really? Wow! I must have missed that annoucement.

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Eric,Upgrade your Fly!II to the current patch and change your sky to one of the many great offerings in the file library. The "gloomies" have been gone a long time.

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Ummmm I think your right Michael... Kind of gives it away when they post with No Email, No Profile, and no ability to send them a private message. I swear I hear another gnat in the room. :)TonyWhy Oh .... Why cant I ????FlyII! ver. 2.30Directx 8.1nVidia drivers 28.32ECS K7S5A SOCKETA /DDR/ AUDIO/ATX MB, DDR 128MB PC-2100 266MHZ MEMORY ,AMD ATHLON T-BIRD 1.2GHZ 256K FSB266 PGA , NVIDIA GEFORCE2 MX-400 64MB 4X-AGP

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Also install Todd Klaus's 'Texture Enhancer' to improve the default terrain texture colorings!

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I did't know that FLY III was out of business ;) Henrik

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Thanks David for support me, I am new here, I download now :-jumpy

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Well, you got attention for shure, Eric....LOLAbout the gloominess I do agree. But you can fix that easily with Todd`s Texture Enchanger, and the result is like a new sim.Also, for the ocean, try Fly II VFR Ocean. If you add Jure`s clouds on top of all that & some decent scenery you will be blown out of your chair :)Check my link and you`ll see !

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Hi David,The texture enhancer is included as part of the TerraScene 2.1 installation.When you select to get the TRI textures from within Fly!, they are enhanced when they arre extracted.Colin

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I don't know what he means by "water look all the same color". Sounds like the dynamic water is turned off on his set up. If so, turn it on!

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Well I checked the link to see ...The clouds are the highlight and are quite good. The greens of the terrain are still quite gloomy which is specially visible around airports. Water has very nice texture with ripples but its color still gravitates toward this infamous "neon" look. But the worst part about water in FLY that it has no variation due to depth therefore looks `flat`. Bathymetric world water mapping is really something that adds so much to sim experience. I have been flying in the Caribbeans (in this other sim) and simply can't bring myself to fly anywhere else bacuse of spectaular water color, animation, true reef - shading, etc. One fellow from the University of Hawaii put 400 hours into this "water project" of his and results are simply astonishing.Michael J.

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Michael,I have an obsessive appetite for natural looking water in flightsims, can you please post some screenshots of the Caribbeans - or if thats too naughty, could you give me a link to said water.Kind RegardsAndy

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Andy,You can find it in Avsim library under Ed Truthan (author). Under scenery for FS2002. It is over a 20 MB download - there are 2 main downloads: effects (animation) and texture replacement. There is yet another program that is a front end GUI to manage all these goodies. If you use Ed's last name in the library search you will find all 3 components.I am like you, I am absolutely nuts about water .. and night time lighting.Michael J.

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Thanks Michael,I`ve heard good things about this addon from Han`s but never knew where to get it.Glad to see you have an appreciation for life-like water, it has always been my pet hate in flightsims, probably because I live in a country dominated by coastline. Clouds and sky are my second obsession, and I must say from what I have seen of CF3 - the clouds look amazing (just a shame I don`t like WWII combat sims).Thanks again.Andy

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Kia Ora, Andy! How's it going!! :7The water mentioned sounds good. I like doing my Hawaii<-->LA flight with the PIC AA767 so I definitely will try the water.

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Hi Preston,I observe that within this thread you ask God three times to bless America, because of that fellow left in the picture.I share my doubts with you, but I think this fourum is not the place to vent political opinions. ;)

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Michael,Bathymetric data for the ocean would be ideal of course, but it will also take more resources I guess. To me, the VFR Ocean is a great improvement and I do not ask for more. I have been sailing in the Caribbean for one year and now how nice the ocean is there. Before I installed the VFR Ocean the whole sim had a caribbean look and that was no fun at all. The North sea is VERY different...But my priorities is making Airports and trying to use Colins new tool to get the right textures at the airport. I may reinstall Fly II and run the Texture Enhancer once more, I do agree it is still a bit gloomy...Andy,I have some nice ocean pics taken outside the East coast of Canada if you want them. Just gimme a note on the mail !

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Well, he hosted it on his own site, so here is mine, and I will echo his thoughts. And that Fellow is MY President, George W. Bush. ;-)May God guide our President George W. Bush, and all those in our nation as well as all those around the world. :-)Regards,Joe :-wave.Oshkosh Pictures From 2001 (Part 1) 78 Pics in Frames with 1mb in ThumbnailsHigh speed connection Recommended:http://home.attbi.com/~flypics1/FrameSet.htm.Oshkosh Pictures From 2001 (Part 2) 106 Pics in Frames with 1.5mb in ThumbnailsHigh speed connection recommended:http://home.attbi.com/~flypics2/FrameSet.htm.Picture Gallery of My Flight in a 1945 SNJ-6 on June 1st, 2002Joliet, Illinoishttp://home.attbi.com/~jranos/FrameSet.htm.http://home.attbi.com/~jranos/mysig.jpg http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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lolI never saw it that way :)If you like something less of a "political rant", how's this This one is really old though.

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Andrew,it is clear to me that people from some countries seem so much more into flight simulation and/or development for the flight simulation. Look what your compatriots from Norway did for FS2002 - incredible collection of 41 airports, exceptionally well done, payware quality stuff and runs so well. I installed also a Stockholm airport by some Swede - great work but totally unflyable. Yet the Oslo airport, not less complex, runs so well. Norwegians and Germans are in my opinion in the forefront of flight simulation effort, perhaps followed by Brits, Greeks, Austrians and Italians. There is surprisingly little activity from France or Spain I must say. Michael J.

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Hi Michael,With regards to France, I disagree with you. There are a lot of airports, maps, and aircraft from our good friends over at ROTW.Their Socata is awesome, and their Warrior is preety darn good as well. I can't comment on the Spain stuff, as I am not aware of any, but there could be some out there.Regards,Joe.http://home.attbi.com/~jranos/mysig.jpg http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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Michael,From your remarks about France, it appears that you have never visited Simvol!There is an awesome collection of (French) stuff there for Fly!/Fly!2.Colin

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