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Early beta preview pack V0.01 of new AI planes is here

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Hello FU3 friends,as stated before in my "AI status thread" I would like if some of you give me an feedback if that is OK what we are doing here...I just uploaded a first early beta software package to my homepage:http://ansgar.avermeyer.bei.t-online.de/be...1Models_RES.exe(pls. notice that there are underlines! and no spaces in the gaps of the filename!)The file is packed as exe-file to have an maximum high compression for it. The models.res is more then 12MByte filesize and is reduced to approx. 1,4MByte as exe-file now!Pls. extract it to any temporary directory and read the attached readme.txt carefully before installing it.I

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Ansgar,Hi you asked for feedback on the new AI models in your beta version.Here goes,The new trainer is great! The arrow I couldn't tell much difference.The new Concorde paint job is really nice and the model looks fine to me.once in a while a trainer will be shown but the model is a helicopter with the rotors not movind,the engine sounds from the trainer.this can be seen from a number of different airports. I installed the new AI enhancement package from the AVSIM library.I used the quick install.just to let you know what's in there. I only have Chris Lows Airports 3 package installed as far as scenery addons so far.the new paint jobs look really good especially the Ryans Air.the LGA two hundred says Phoenix on the side.the fokker looks really nice but sounds like a helo.and ctrl-l shows it as outlaw one.the Windhawk paint job is really terrific and the model looks really great.the ignited airlines red paint scheme is great as well.the citation jet looks the same to me hexagon engines and all.this one needs some work.thank you so much for your work on these AI planes I'm really looking forward to the next versions! Oh by the way I didn't notice a significant change in the frame rates,and I'm currently running a LOW end system. dell 266 with ati rage pro 2 mb video :-jumpy :-wave Ralph B

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Hi Ansgar,Im a bit whery of doun lowding .exe files, but yours was a OK, nice and simpl.A good way of doing it.I dont use the airports much, in fact I avoied the big ones likeSea-Tac all to gether.So I not notis wether or not theres any diferans in frame rate.Its always a bit low at places like that."Is it acceptable ?"Yes.Well it woudent do for us all to be the same, would it ?But your AI enhansment is not compleetly wasted on me, I do likeveriaety and the odd serprise.Thank you very much, its apreesheeated.By the way, would it posibl to use the stemme model in fled ?wheels up or doun, or bowth ?glidernut.:-wave

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Hi Ansgar:Your package is fantastic!!. I could give a large list of positive comments but accepting the fact that it is a Beta version, let me list some of my findings, requiring a revision. 1. Shoppers appear with "Trainer Three Uniform Kilo" labels.2. Extended front wheel of Arrow appears separated from fuselage. A small separation is also shown in some of the larger aircraft.3. In frontal view F5 for some Heavies (i.e.Phoenix and Airplastic etc.) the wings, elevator and rudder surfaces appear very thin.4. Renegade elevator and Trainer rudder surfaces not finished.5. In 747 when looking from behind the outside engines appear (uncomfortably) bigger than the inside ones.6. Beechjet engines not detailed, and wing's leading edge is flat square, this also for Arrow, and Mustang elevator.7. The addition of VIPER ONE (the flying saucer), should be included as an option, in case someone (me) may not want it in the active runways.8. Airplastic Airways plane appear with Lufthansa tail.9. Underneath of Arrow's wings appear with fuel caps and non-slippery step-in surface.10. Helicopters moving on runways overtake (crash) other AI planes.Thanks SO MUCH for this work. The quality of FU3 simulation is raised even more.Regards, Polov

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Hi together,very fine that you like the new possibilities, and it seems that the framerate hit is acceptable. Pls. notice, that the framerate is only dropping harder if there are plenty of B747

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Ansgar,I'm really looking forward to your finished package. Don't get rid of the AI Beechjet, but do add a detailed Starship ! Also, I wouldn't worry too much about reduced framerates. In short, if your framerates are getting too low........then buy a more powerful PC ! :-lolChris Low,ENGLAND.

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My opinion is :B 747 Phoenix is best.:-cool Excalibur could be more coloured.I'm using Jokke's aimodel and I'd like to have second Cessna ( or other plane ) insted of Chinook.When I press ctrl+l I can see :LGA ... & Phoenix textured planePhoenix ... & Ignited textured planeParadox ... & Excalibur textured planeso the textures must be at incorrect places ( ? )I'm very glad of your work.B.Adamski

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Hello Bogdan,Yep! The Phoenix outfit needed a bit of my time. ;-)Especially the round contour at the rudder, because this is the same for more then only one plane.You

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Ansgar,YES! make a Ryan Air B747-400! thats an outstanding paint scheme! :-wave Ralph B

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Ansgar,Ryanair do NOT have 747's ! To be honest, I would LOVE to see your 747-400 in the British Airways colour scheme. This would be more realistic, since BA really do have 747-400's.One other point here. Since you will not be able to provide all of the fictional airlines in FU3 for each plane, it would probably be a good idea to spread these airlines out between the new detailed airliners. I think that you have three for the 737, so a different selection for each of the 747, 757, 777, DC10 and MD88 aircraft would be great. Oh, and might I suggest replacing the MD88 with a high detail version of the better looking MD87 ? Since this is a bit shorter than the MD88, it looks rather better.Best Wishes,Chris Low,ENGLAND.737 Ryanair, Lufthansa747 British Airways, Lufthansa757 JMC Air, American Trans Air777 Delta, British AirwaysDC10 Northwest, CondorMD87 Scandinavian, DeltaConcorde British Airways, Air France

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Hi Chris,OK, one YES, one No to Ryan-Air for the B747. It seems we need some more meanings on this to decide... ;-)Chris I planned 5 liveries for each (the old ones have 9 each). So you can make your list longer...and looooooooooonger :DSure we can make all planetypes having different liveries to each other. But this makes the things not easier for us (or better me). We need to change then also all the sounds and callsigns around if we want to be correct. It

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Ansgar,I included the suggestions for real liveries on the basis that you would be including two for each plane. Another CRACKING livery for the 747-400 would be Virgin Atlantic's new colour scheme. I have just seen a 747-200 this Saturday at Manchester Airport, and it looked very impressive.Concorde should be restricted to British Airways and Air France colours. It really wouldn't look right in anything else.Another suggestion for the 757-200 would be the superb looking American Airlines Astrojet colours (far better than AA's existing colour scheme).Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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My opinion is that even if you make KLM or other liveries, you could add small original name like Paradox, Peerles etc for correct sound groups. Sorry, but I'm not glad that you don't make MD 88. It's my favorite plane ( with B 747 ). For me it's not long. I like this plane in FS very much.B. Adamski

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Hi Chris,I agree the Virgin-livery is very nice and has an great red/white contrast, so we take it for our B747-400 instead RyanAir!The Concorde scheme-no discussion about that, I agree! ;-)The B757 AA-AstroJet I didn

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Ansgar,I am pretty sure that someone could provide you with the Astrojet colour scheme. It's almost certain that this particular livery will have been used on an FS2000 or FS2002 aircraft.Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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Bogdan,The MD87 wouldn't look that much different from the MD88. It's the same TYPE of aircraft, so it should still look great.Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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Hi Bogdan,no problem for me to change it to MD-88. It

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Bogdan,Adding to this, I personally would have preferred a slightly smaller version of the 737 than the -800 (probably the -700), but Ansgar has already developed the former.Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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Hi All,If you are using Ansgar's beta pack you can probably get rid off the choppers by using "fltdnsty.dat" files from the series "A" with it. You won't have two Cessnas then, but we probably can make two of them in the final version, I am negotiating for the texture space for them... ;-)If the Fokker sounds like Chopper I suspect that the "tertsnds.res" is not correctly replaced while installing the enhancements, check that out. This shouldn't have anything to do with Ansgar's beta, as far as I know.Other fixes, if needed after fully developed HQ "models.res", I will try to figure out so they can be included to the actual release too. Enjoy this beta, I think the 737 with new livery is awesome!Regards,Jokke

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So I don't know why you want MD 87, if both are great. Ok, you like what you like & I what I like.B.Adamski

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I don't care about it, because I can't see the difference.B. Adamski

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I don't change my mind. I'll take what you'll do, BUT I PREFER MD 88.B.Adamski

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Bogdan,I don't want to upset anyone here, so maybe Ansgar should just develop a high detail version of the MD88. As for both being great, I was just trying to be nice ! I still prefer the MD87, since the fuselage length and wingspan of this aircraft seem to be more compatible. I have never been a fan of stretching airliners to the point where the wings look tiny in comparison.Anyway, the MD88 is fine by me.Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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And I don't want to upset. I only told what I like. MD 88 look maybe a little strange, but I like it very much & it's my favorite plane in FS because of it better model.B.Adamski

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I'm not trying to start an argument here Bogdan, but I CAN tell the difference between each type of 737. The -700 is the "medium size" version of the "Next Generation" series of 737's, and probably would have looked better (in my opinion). However, I wouldn't expect Ansgar to change this now !Filming airliners at Manchester Airport and elsewhere has given me the ability to distinguish most versions of each airliner type.Best Wishes,Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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