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the re-birth of fu3 resulting in a few questions

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i'm a huge fan of fu3 and have played it on and off for years until one of my scenery disks was somehow scratched... disaster!when i heard sold out were re-releasing it i was simply over the moon.my new copy is now up and running on a new system and the results are spectacular. i've tried to get into fs9 many a time but would always give up after a couple of days. fu3 has that certain - je ne sais quoi - 'feel' about it, which the technically superior ms sims somehow lack. anyway, let's not get bogged down...i've got a couple of questions:fu3 is running perfectly (between 38 and 64 fps) on my new system with all the settings, filters, FSAA etc. maxed out but there is an annoying grey line just down from where the cockpit borders the view outside in the F2 and F3 views. can this be solved or is it something to do with the age of the game? i'm running an ati sapphire radeon 9800prosecondly, i seem to remember messing around with the fu3.cfg file a great deal - mainly to get the sky looking more realistic. does anyone have a 'final' version they are willing to put in the file library?thirdly, is there a way of getting hold of the uk scenery?and finally - a minor issue - is there a way of upgrading the default 'rain hitting the cockipt' sound while flying through clouds in the jet? the sound itself is fine: it is just the way it loops repetetively. after about a minute it starts to do your head in!great work to all those concerned - glad to see fu3 is still going strong!

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George,Do you have broadband ? I used Gideon Pertzov's Cockpit Designer utility to get rid of those annoying lines in each of the default aircraft cockpits. If you would like me to zip them up and send them to your e-mail address (one at a time), please contact me at the following address:-Christopher dot Low at btinternet dot comI can also send you a copy of my flt3.cfg file. This includes upgraded weather effects (for rain, snow, haze, storms etc).Chris Low.

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You can replace the rain sound:http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=9610I don't know if its better or not, - its the one I use and I've forgotten what the old one sounds like!To install, you need Gideon's resviewer:http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=4829To improve the Seattle colour palette, try this:http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=47232Here is the original commented flt3.cfg file:http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=17358I hope to release a new improved version soon. This version though will randomly select from 5 different haze settings each time you fly. My current version is probably better, and is set for Seattle, but I hope you have the right plane and weather files or it may not work (see zip attachment).RobD.

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thanks for all the help - everything is now up and running perfectly once again. in consideration of soldout's recent release, would it be a good idea to compile a list of these essential files (with links to the library) that headlines the forum?

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That is currently "under construction", George. Take a look at the thread titled "Unpinned Trial of Guide to Newbies" a bit lower in this forum. After Rob Driscoll makes a few adjustments to it, it will be pinned at the top of the forum. Then it will be updated by Tom Wunder or I as needed and eventually should have everything desired.[table][tr][td valign=top]http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif[/td][td valign=center]Bob "FlyBert" StilesAVSIM Moderator[/b][/td][/tr][/table]"Don't stall on me, I have to soar!"~Richard Harvey, 1/21/2003

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