Bob Familton

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  1. I am pleased to report that Roy Chaffin is back home again after suffering two falls and neck/back surgeries. He is on the road to recovery. I hope all will wish and pray for his speedy recovery. He is unable at this time to answer any e-mails or calls. Bob.
  2. I am running FSX Acceleration on WIN7. As far as I can see I have installed all the files in the right place. I have the two.dll files installed and have modified my panel folder and panel.cfg for the Aircreation. I have modified the dll.xml to add the two dll's as follows: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?> <SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0"> <Descr>Launch</Descr> <Filename>dll.xml</Filename> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad> <Launch.Addon> <Name>viva.dll</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Viva FS Module\viva.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Addon Manager</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>bglmanx.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Instant Scenery</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Instant Scenery 3\InstantSceneryFSX.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Object Placement Tool</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Mission Creation Kit\object_placement.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Traffic Toolbox</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Traffic Toolbox SDK\traffictoolbox.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Visual Effects Tool</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Special Effects SDK\visualfxtool.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Helicopter AutoPilot</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>.\HAPX.DLL</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>A2A Feel</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Path>Modules\A2A_Feel.dll</Path> <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName> <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>AccuFeelMenu</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>Modules\AccuFeelMenu.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>FSUIPC 4</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Path>Modules\FSUIPC4.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>XMLTools</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>XMLTools.dll</Path> <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName> <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>HttpX</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>Modules\HttpX.dll</Path> <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName> <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName> </Launch.Addon> </SimBase.Document> When I start FSX and run the EarthProxy.exe I get the Start and Open KML and I click on Start and Open KML Files and FSX shows a small black rectangle in the upper left of the screen. The Google Earth scenery does not show. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Bob.
  3. Bob Familton

    Video Card Help Please

    Thanks Guys. I appreciate the help. I do not plan on going to a 64 bit program. How does the 1050 4 Gb compare to my existing 589 3 Gb card for FSX. I get good FPS with my 580. Do I need a 1060 as one reply mentions. Bob.
  4. I have a GTX-580 Classified Ultra video card. The cooling fan has quit. My temps go up to well over 65 Deg. C. The fan is supposed to come on but it does not. I have used an air can and it is free to turn. I don't know if it is the fan motor or the driver. I see the fan can be removed and replaced. The fan motor is on E-Bay for about $25 plus shipping. Would it be worth trying to repair it or get a new GTX-1050 4 Gb card at $270. Has anyone used the GTX-1050 4 Gb card on FSX. If so how does it work. Thanks, Bob.
  5. Bob Familton

    Health Report for Roy Chaffin-Flight Simulator Contributor

    Here is an update direct from Roy: "Roy's Progress Report, 9th Nov - neck broken 13th Nov - neck surgically rebuilt 15th Dec - moved from hospital to rehabilitation centre 27th Dec - Now I am restricted to lying on my back in bed all day. I can sit for only two hours each day because my neck cannot yet support my head any longer than that. My neck and my hands are very painful. All of the above needs massive doses of painkillers. Currently my hands do not work properly. I hope to progress more in the New Year I wish you all a Happy New Year Roy" He thanks all that have posted on this thread. Bob.
  6. Bob Familton

    Norden Bombsight for FSX

    Hi. OK. Thanks. I'll look for it. Bob.
  7. Bob Familton

    Norden Bombsight for FSX

    I made a camera definition too look down at 45° ahead. I cannot get it to show in FSX. Here is my camera definition: Why won't it show up? I plan to open the bombsight window when I have the view ahead. [CameraDefinition.004] Title = View Looking Down Guid = {8BD44C77-54DA-4ac9-A128-8B24A4AA6566} Origin = Center SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel SnapPbhReturn = False PanPbhAdjust = Swivel PanPbhReturn = False Track = None ShowAxis = No AllowZoom = TRUE InitialZoom = 0.6 SmoothZoomTime = 2.0 ZoomPanScalar = 1.0 ShowWeather = Yes XyzAdjust = True ShowLensFlare=FALSE Category = Cockpit MomentumEffect = No PitchPanRate=20 HeadingPanRate=60 InitialXyz= 0.0, -4.0, 0.0 InitialPbh= -45, 0, 0 Thanks, Bob.
  8. I am trying to create a Norden Bombsight for my own use. I have a bmp of the bombsight. It has an open area with the crosshairs. The problem is that the view around the crosshairs is forward and not down. I have tried to get a down or semi down view with no success. I saw a bombsight for CFS2 but it did not have any way to look down. It would be great if I could find a gauge to put on the bombsight to allow various look down angles. Any help sure would be appreciated. Some time back someone told how to put a bmp in a CameraDefinition but I can't find it now. Bob.
  9. Bob Familton

    Health Report for Roy Chaffin-Flight Simulator Contributor

    I have an update on Roy's condition. Roy's wife has been very moved and proud of all the comments the flight sim community have made. She passed them on to Roy and he says a big thank you to everyone who is rooting for him. Roy is making progress - he was helped to a chair today and was able to sit for over an hour without pain. A big step forward. He will be moved to another facility called a Rehab Centre when he is fit enough. His wife has been told he might have to be there for 6 weeks before he can come home, but hopefully would be able to do so sooner. Thanks for all your kind comments, Bob.
  10. Bob Familton

    Health Report for Roy Chaffin-Flight Simulator Contributor

    Thanks to you all for the kind thoughts. I have received many replies from the other FS Forums as well.I am passing them on to Dinah, his wife, as I get them. I am sure Roy will appreciate the thoughts. Bob.
  11. It is with deep sorrow I have to report of the deteriorating health condition of Roy Chaffin, my good friend. Roy has been a great contributor to the Flight Simulator community. He has released packages for Combat Flight Simulator 2 and FS2002 all the way up to P3D He has been suffering with Parkinson's Disease for some time. Three weeks ago Roy had a fall. He went to get up off a chair (one of those office chairs on wheels). It went one way, he went the other. He fell on his back with his head hitting the door jamb behind him and was not really with it. Paramedics took him to a local hospital in an ambulance where he was x-rayed and they announced he had broken two vertebrae in his neck. They were unable to treat him and sent him to a major London hospital where spinal surgeons operated and inserted metal plates to support the neck. The good news is that the spinal chord was not breached and he is not paralyzed. The surgeon said the operation was a complete success. He has gradually recovered from the operation although still very sore, stiff and weak from having to lay still for three weeks without sitting or standing. He is being moved to a local private hospital where a regime of physiotherapy will begin - although he says he just wants a reasonable quality of life. Roy is an Internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and is known for his unique style, combining photographic detail with an artistic portrayal. The results are dramatic, each animal painting seeming to acquire a living quality. His paintings and limited edition prints are collected by people around the world. You can view some of his work at www.roychaffin.com. You can click on the link http://www.roychaffin.com/rcs-panels.html to view his Flight Simulation addons. He has worked with world famous Siegfried &Roy and Tippi Hedron's Shambala Preserve. I hope your thoughts and prayers will be with him for his successful recovery, as I will. Roy has authorized me to post this. Bob.
  12. Bob Familton

    Why isn't KXLL in FSX airport listing?

    It's under 1N9 (Allentown Queen City Airport) not KXLL. Bob.
  13. Bob Familton

    Animated Beacon in FSX

    The above xml code works. Can any expert tell me why the above xml code works please. I do not see how it works as it does not have any GUID number in it. Is a beacon hard coded into FSX and the word Civiliain, or as I understand the word Military will give a military beacon. Thanks, Bob.
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    Animated Beacon in FSX

    Here is an xml to place just the rotating beacon anywhere on top of any structure. Set the lat/lon, and altitude to suit your application. <?xml version="1.0"?> <FSData version="9.0" xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance' xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="bglcomp.xsd" > <SceneryObject lat="41.39070771" lon="-70.61203847" alt="16.5" pitch="0" bank="0" heading="0" altitudeIsAgl="TRUE" imageComplexity="NORMAL"> <Beacon type="CIVILIAN" baseType="AIRPORT" /> </SceneryObject> </FSData> Bob.