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  1. Andras - I don't think I've ever taken the time to thank you and you need to be thanked so -- Thank you! I'm very positive that it isn't even possible to fly X plane these days without enjoying your contributions. I really doubt that many of us newcomers know the half of it. so...thanks.
  2. I knew Orbx had flooding in some of their Australia work but I didn't know it was an FSX default thing. I thought they did came up with it. Cactus - your story reminds me of a time when our plane had mechanical problems and a very large jet came in and picked us up 'as strays' as you say ( I like that ). It was the largest plane I had and have been on. I thought it was an L-1011 but apparently it was the DC whatever that looks just like it. and Ill bet that champagne had something to do with you not remembering the flight. I can (used to be able to) drink an entire bottle of bourbon but one small drink of champagne and I feel far too gone. its weird stuff.
  3. I wonder if maybe they discovered that some aspect of the FSX core engine was incompatible with their vision and it forced them to stop. or maybe the owner(s) of DTG got an offer to sell what they had done so far. Im waiting for June 9th and hoping for really good news.
  4. did you add the #endif? Im using 11.20.
  5. This appears to be a good time for me to ask what to use other than Notepad because with Xplane I am always hearing about simple text file edits when all of my XP text files are massive run on sentences with little to no formatting. I'd like to use a default Windows program if possible. Thanks, Jean-Luc. EDIT: found it but Id still like a usable text file reader (preferable included with Windows) PPS: is there a dummies guide to shader code somewhere. I spent some time with MSDN and HLSL but I simply don't know enough of the functions or the overall flow of the code to grasp it. I have moderate C familiarity. C++ drove me nuts. With shader code there doesn't seem to be a 'main'.
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    An Old Man's Lament..

    I had a guy in a neurologist's waiting room get very irritated with me for saying 'usta'. He had been in an accident and had a part of his brain removed many years before. We were having a pleasant conversation till then. chit chat...'usta'... "I want to kill people who say usta"....hmmmm.... P.S.: this moderately old man's lament is that so many around me seem to not know substance from appearance...heart/spirit versus the covering...the man who says yes but then does not versus the man who says no but then does. Those who worship must worship in Truth and Spirit (action and thought).
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    just tried WED and I'm confused...

    I should have just watched Janov's videos and ignored the ones directly linked to at the xplane site. I now see the buildings and such.
  8. I installed WED 1.6 a few days ago so I could hopefully update an airport that I visit sometimes. The airport is KJKA Jack Edwards in Alabama and the last time I had checked in the sim, it was not very much decorated/updated. So I installed WED and followed the first few setup videos. I followed the instructions to import airport.dat and pick my airport and I spent some time trying to familiarize myself with basic WED buttons/functions/tools/controls. After feeling like I was starting to see how to proceed, I wanted to see how what I saw in WED looked in the sim because I didn't remember so many taxiways and parking spaces. So I loaded XP11.20 (which is where I loaded apt.dat from) and looked at KJKA and I saw that it now has all kinds of little decorations...there are buildings and parked planes and even flags near the tower. What has me so confused is that the buildings and the parked planes and the flags and all the paved areas other than the immediate runways and taxiways - none of that stuff shows in WED. So I installed the latest WED (1.7) and repeated the whole process and I have the same situation. How can I modify an airport if WED doesn't show me EVERYTHING that is already there? Or do I have something set wrong? or did I load the wrong airport.dat? I chose KJKA because its fairly small and simple and out of the way for me. The airport I really want to improve is KPNS and then maybe some larger airports in the Norfolk VA area. I have to learn first though. thanks in advance.
  9. Thank you , Janov. that will help anyone else with this question. Most of those softkeys only recently started working (v11.11 I guess)
  10. nevermind. now the info is there. v11.11
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    Farewell FSW

    I'm surprised and saddened by this news. I was expecting a breakthrough of progress at any moment...not a complete and total shutdown. I had hopes.
  12. I try to avoid cold and snow. I keep hoping to find a thunderstorm or good solid rainy conditions but so far no luck. Ill keep flying I guess.
  13. Has anyone seen any rainy/stormy conditions with dark clouds in Dynamic weather v1? All of my flights seem to have somewhere between broken and clear sky and Ive only seen two levels of clouds one time. The clouds look good but I miss the rain and darker clouds.