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Those shots look great, awesome job!Where can this program be found?Did a search here at avsim, but turned nothing up.Tony in Miami

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Hello Johnny.Looks fantastic.Do you have any pics from ENZV and ENHD?Godt jobbet. :)Jan

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Johnny--Could you please post a link to the Airport 7 scenery? At Flightsim.no I found norway8ap.zip (16 MB - 41 norske Flyplasser) which I'll download shortly, but it may be a changed version and not convert as well.http://www.flightsim.no/file/FS2002_-_Scen...orge/more3.html------------------------------------------------Have you or anyone else had success converting any of the Suisse 2002 series that is currently being posted here at Avsim? I tried Sion but a lot of buildings (including the big red ones) were missing. Several others I couldn't convert because Fly!2 didn't have any airfield info in the database that FSImport could find. Looks like a nice series though.-------------------------------------------------------------Maybe we could get a permanent thread at the top of the forum that keeps a list and links to all of the sceneries that convert real well.

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The first pic is from ENHD, and ENZV is already brilliantly made for Fly!II. :-)I converted it last night, but had trouble with the taxiways (haven't checked any of the other airports yet tho). Now, I had started making the taxiways myself at one point, using the taxiway editor in Fly!II. Could that have interfered with the FS2002 taxiways, or (judging from the photo) doesn't ENHD have taxiways in the FS2002 ENHD? Johnny?John IvanENHD

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Started at Bardufoss and headed north landed at the first airport I could see.Wonderful, landed smoothly on the runway and didnt use the joystick once during landingAll The BestSteve

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> Maybe we could get a permanent thread at the top of the forum that keeps a list and links to all of the sceneries that convert real well.Sure, I can put it in the FAQ page or something. If someone would be so kind as to compile a list (with download links) and send it to me I will be more than happy.[h3]Ken Salter (aka SaltyDog)[/h3]Fly! Forum ModeratorWEBSITE ONLINE!!

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OKI couldnt sleep so I repainted the flyhawk panel, but I dont know how to get it to work as yet, Im doing something wrong?Its for the Lindy's flight service flyhawkAll The BestSteve

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I don't know what steps your taking now, but obviously you've already extracted the existing Flyhawk panel and converted the PBM to a file you could edit. Then you need to save out your work into a file you can convert back to a PBM. I use an indexed TIF file where the first entry in the color table is 0,0,0. That makes the top part of the panel transparent so you can see the outside. Then use Fly! Graphics to convert the tif to a PBM like FlyhawkPnl_Lindy.PBM. You'll then have to make a copy of the Flyhawk Panel file (FLYHWK00.PNL) and rename it to something like FLYHWK00_Lindy.PNL. In this file, make sure that the PBM it refers to is FlyhawkPnl_Lindy.PBM. Make sure that the PBM and PNL file are in your pod, and it should pick up your new panel. I don't know if this is what you're doing already, but hopefully it helps a bit.

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GreatMany thanks for your help Dan, it was you who inspired me to have a go.All The BestSteve

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My livery is sure looking good, Steve. And I LOVE the panel!!-Lindy :-wave

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Dannol Hi, Ive been following along the threads concerning repaints. I just found out today that the tutorial that was up on FSTerminal is no longer available. Also due to copy rights it can't be uploaded to Avsim. I'm trying to grasp this repainting. I have all the graphic tools to work with. Problem being this. When I get done unpodding the aircraft folder of choice. I can view the files using Fly Graphics program with no problem. But all I'm finding seems to be panel images. I cant locate any of the exterior parts. When I did find one exterior view of a wing. It looked all distorted in color. I guess I need someone to break down for me what all of the different file extensions define.I'm familiar with jpeg, gif, bmp and tif extensions. Now if if someone would explain to me what pbm, pbg, raw, act, acm, aai, and pnl define. I do know that pbm, pbg, and raw are terminal reality acceptable files. Also that pnl files are the actual panel graphic that Fly2 recognizes. In order to view the pnl file it has to be converted to a pbm file then to a jpeg in to be worked with using a graphic painting program. Right? Please excuse any typos.Am I on the right track or not? Anyone else out there that wants to share input will be appreciated. TonyFlyII! ver. 2.40Directx 8.1nVidia drivers 41.09ECS K7S5A SOCKETA /DDR/ATX MB, DDR SRAM 128MB PC-2100 266MHZ MEMORY ,AMD ATHLON T-BIRD 1.2GHZ 256K FSB266 PGA , NVIDIA GEFORCE2 MX-400 64MB AGP

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Tony--It's been a long time since I have tried making anything in Fly!2, but, as I recall, the PNL file is a text file that defines the layout of all the gauges. You should be able to read and edit it with Notepad.PBM files are large graphic images used for the panel background and cockpit views and PBG are the sequences of images that are animated for the gauges and needles, etc. They all can be converted to BMP for editing.RAW and ACT pairs are used for textures and as intermediate files when converting from PBM and PBG to BMP. For example you will convert PBM to a RAW/ACT pair and then RAW to BMP.You only need to create AAI files for panels with transparent areas, to optimize them. I think there is a special conversion utility that you run on a RAW/ACT file to create this - It's called AARAW or something like that.The .480, .600 and .768 files are Panel definition files for individual screen resolutions.

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William, Thanks for the info. I think its coming clearer now. I just got my hands on a step by step tutorial as well. If I have any problems I will come back and post here. Although I will start another post with another title. But right now I'm going to try and get tickets online for the Philladelphia Eagles & Tampa Bay game this sunday. Wish me luck! :) just 3000 going up for sale online only.TonyFlyII! ver. 2.40Directx 8.1nVidia drivers 41.09ECS K7S5A SOCKETA /DDR/ATX MB, DDR SRAM 128MB PC-2100 266MHZ MEMORY ,AMD ATHLON T-BIRD 1.2GHZ 256K FSB266 PGA , NVIDIA GEFORCE2 MX-400 64MB AGP

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Hi Johnny.nice work. I am also a Fly 2 user. Can you tell me how to convert the scenery and whether it was difficult? Also what FS 2002 files you used. Thanks very much.Richard

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Sorry, I left out the most important part. If you're repainting an aircraft, you'll want to work with the TIF files. For example, for the Flyhawk it's Flyhawk.tif. Note that there is also a separate TIF file for the low and medium resolution models, when the aircraft is viewed at a distance.See you on tv at the play-off game...

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