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  1. The glTF format seems to be indeed the the new format for all the Microsoft 3D products. According to MS statement: " Microsoft announced that they will be using glTF 2.0 as the 3D asset format across their product line, including Paint 3D...etc." So, the old .mdl format seems to be obsolete also. Now to support the existing FSX addon products, may be a model converter mdl to glTF will be part of the MSFS pack ? Very interesting to see how the new SDK will look like.
  2. Well, I can generate with Blender by exporting a file in Collada.dae format and using MCX converter from Arno to generate an mdl file which can be used in FSX for an .bgl file for a scenery. However this is not possible for an aircraft model. Also no animation is supported with this workaround. I don't think that a glTIF file will help. To support a aircraft model you need to interface the XML.def functions in FSX or the potential equivalent in MSFS. By now I have not seen any answer from ASOBO in this regard.
  3. My simple question regarding Blender is this: Will the new MSFS provide a Gamepack for Blender or a toolset for Blender which allows the use of Blender to develop models for aircraft, and the scenery. Or will GMAX still be the the toot for it ??
  4. Works to SignIn into Inside. The forum is something else. It is still not open for the public to add posts.
  5. May be this additional info to the above from Heimi may helpful. First of all the procedure from Heimis post works fine for me. 1. The first step to go to XBOX and Sign In and Sign Out is essential. With this Sign In you have activated your MS account password. Be aware you cannot readout this PSWD anywhere in your system. It is strictly protected by Microsoft !! You just need to know it, and if you forgot it or use a wrong PSWD your Sign In will fail for your FS2020 insider site. 2. Now go to you FS2020 insider home page and select Sign In . Your MS account data are auto generated in your pop up window. You do not need to type in anything. Just continue BUT DO NOT click the auto SignIn box. That works. If it fails, you need to reset your Microsoft account and start now again with the new account, and with the same procedure above. On XBOX you will get the info on how to reset your MS account. Hope this helps in addition. Dietmar
  6. I fully agree !!! This is a mandatory requirement in my opinion. At least GMAX should still be supported via the GAMEPACK or a equivalent. In case of Blender the corresponding tool set to adapt to FS2020 should be part of the new SDK also.
  7. Weather radar. That is a good one !!!
  8. OK, you are correct Bill ! I had something different in my mind and mixed it up. So skip item 7. Dietmar
  9. Here some more items on my wish list : 5. It should be possible to add NAV aids ( ILS,ADF,DME VOR ) for moving AI boats traffic ( Keyword: Carrier OPS ) by the developer. Along with the route plan for the AI object. Should be possible for addon ships also. 6. The current AI boat traffic is in conflict with the airport ground AI traffic. On my boats radar gauge I see boats and airport AI ground traffic. Needs just to be fixed I think. 7. To add a virtual cockpit ( VC ) to any standard model or addon model independently of the aircraft model. A entry in the aircraft.cfg should remove the current VC and allow to insert a different VC without affecting the aircraft model. 8. A Sim recorder function as a SDK tool would be very nice. It should be possible by the developer to add the recorded situation into the current flight in order to generate a formation flight of a number of aircraft ( military flight show for example ) . 9. Keep XML as a developer program language and also the ACE tool please ! 10. Keep GMAX supported or provide an equivalent tool as part of a new SDK. That's it from my end.
  10. 4. For images not only bmp formats should be supported. Formats being developed with vector graphics tools should be supported also. Dietmar
  11. Hi, I am a freeware developer an this is what I want to see on the new Sim: 1. AI air traffic: I like to make a flight plan for dedicated AI aircraft like any other selected FS aircraft in the Sim. This flight plan entries should be inserted in the FLT file also, same as the flight plan for the normal aircraft, so they are activated as soon as the flight is started by the sim. 2. AI boats traffic: Same function for dedicated ships like a carrier for example. 3. Droppable objects like external tanks or weapons should never be part of the FLT file !! To get them activated a normal gauge button should be used.
  12. Hi Jim, thanks for your explanations. Will test it now: 1. I opened the Youtube site. 2. I clicked on Embed. 3. I copied the link ( which is the one below ) 4. I Clicked on the AVSIM Link icon and inserted the link info I copied under my item 3. above. That is the link below. Now it should work . I hope !!! http://<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gL__q1ajjC0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Dietmar Sorry, seems not to work. May be I copied the complete text Youtube provided me in the Embed field. So will now just copy the link info here and see what happens. https://www.youtube.com/embed/gL__q1ajjC0 Will it work now ? Dietmar Jim, It works and the video will played if I click on the link. So far so good, but I still do not see the video picture on my post like on the others. Where is the trick ???????????? Dietmar
  13. https://youtu.be/gL__q1ajjC0 This link should will work. The video will show you a Typhoon Eurofighter in a Mission with the US in the Middlke East. I still do not know on how to insert a video in this forum section to show me a pic as it does on the other posts. May be somebody can teach me how It works. Dietmar
  14. Bob, it will restore not your own files but all your entries in the registry, so you are back on a system at that point where the checkpoint has been taken. And you can switch back to your current system if you want. Regarding a image save, you may need a tool like Norton Ghost or ....... ? There are other tools too to provide this function. I think it is mandatory for our FSX hobby to do a complete image save from time to time. I know people doing it at least every 4 weeks. Others every week. It takes just 20 to 40 minutes. In this case you can easy fall back to your saved system with everything. Dietmar
  15. Hi Bob, why not checking your Windows checkpoint/restart list ? If you have a checkpoint from a couple of days ago, just give it a try and fall back. And you should have a complete image save from your system for this kind of situations. Have you ? Even if it is 4 weeks old it it may be better to fall back to that as going with a re-install of FSX etc.. Who knows what else is corrupted. Dietmar
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