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  1. phillroath

    panel texture went blurry after reinstall...

    Long time back, many had this issue and the answer was NOT intuitive. Look at your DISPLAY settings and set as shown in the attachment and see if that helps.Phill
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    Display surges

    I had something like that and then (after reading on the forums) went to my nVidea control center and forced VSYNC to on and it fixed it. Simple to try and beats complete re-installs. :-lol Phill
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    Airspeed Indicator Problem

    You've probably already done this, but everytime I had those exact symptoms, Pitot Heat solved it. In some cases the acft switch did not seem to work, so I use the keyboard.Pitot Heat = Shift HOf course that's the default settings, did you reasign any controls?Phill
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    Having VC Lights Day AND Night

    >Will this method work on the instrument panel in the Grumman>Goose? I like to fly this plane but the gauges are very hard>to see unless it is nighttime.>>DonYes - just tried it for C172, DC3, and Goose. The Goose was interesting because it did not help like the others until I moved the vclight to the eye viewpoint and it works great there. In the attached file are the aircraft.cfg changes for all three aircraft.PhillEdit to emphasize - when night lights become active, turn off these lights ("i" key) or it's too bright!
  5. Just thought I'd pass along a method I came up with concerning VC lights. Probably many have already done this, so if this is old news just ignore. Since XPack (with SP2) the VC lights section was commented out which means during the daylight the gauges can be very hard to read. But if you add them back in, then at night everything is super bright and hard to see outside. I wanted both and here's what I did.I added a smoke section in the aircraft.cfg and pointed that to the vclight fx file. Attached is an image of the added smoke section just above the lights section. Note the lights are still commented out, but now during the day, pressing the "i" key turns on the lights. Then at dusk when the night textures come out and it's too bright, hit the "i" key again and they're back to normal. The attached image is of the default 737 and I've also done it on the Maule. Note there is no light number under smoke, only the x-y-z locations. Obviously, this only works on aircraft that do not use the smoke section.Phillhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/184805.jpg
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    Night lighting textures help

    I know this is too late to help you, there is a utility called FS_TRU in the downloads section. The TRU stands for Texture Replacement Utility and always makes backups so you can restore the original. Nice utility and I've used it several times and have had occasion to restore the originals.For future reference, you might want to get this.Phillhttp://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID...util&DLID=95916
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    can you live without the VC?

    I feel the same. The change for me came with my purchase of the Shockwave Solo P-51 (in FS9). Since then, I reject acft without a VC. My two favorites right now are the Realair SF260 and the Acceleration F-18.PhillEdit to add P-51 was in FS9.
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    moving in VC

    Along with the other response you got, Shift-F10 brings up the knee board and one of the options shows all the keyboard actions. No pausing the sim or anything, just open and scroll to the section you're interested in.Phill
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    Aircraft with no VC

    2D view bitmaps do not display in FSX. To get a cockpit view, the model needs a VC. I don't fly anything now that does not have a quality VC (e.g. - RealAir SF260 or Acceleration FA-18).Phill
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    What DOES work with SP2?

    >>2) add-ons made with the FSX SDK work properly. The RealAir>SF260, LevelD 767 and PMDG 744X are all examples, as well as>Ultimate Terrain X works. Some are a mixed-bag, such as>MyTraffic X, with some of the AI planes being FS9 planes.>Add to this list the Shockwave Curtiss P-40 works for me under XP and DX9 with FSX Acceleration/SP2.Phill
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    No Install with SP2

    Just a wild guess, but the registry may be messed up and Flight 1 has a free download for that. Go here (second link down).http://www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=libraryIf it doesn't help, no harm done.Phill
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    A Blur problem in FSX

    Under Graphics there is a setting Global Textures that will cause your aircraft to do exactly what I see in your picture. Here is a link to a thread that shows the fix (if that is the problem)...http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...20772&mode=fullPhill
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    Changing default zoom in VC

    Also keep in mind there are two camera.cfg files. The one in the FSX root directory is like a template and each computer user gets their own copy. Not at home so can't give the actual directory, but when I got the correct camera.cfg it worked great.Phill
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    Can't Swap Radio Frequencies

    Open the aircraft.cfg and make sure the radios have standby. In the example below, all four radios have standby and only NAV2 had glide slope.// Radio Type=availiable, standby frequency, has glide slopeCom.1=1, 1 Com.2=1, 1 Nav.1=1, 1, 1 Nav.2=1, 1, 0 Without standby, the swap freq will not work.If this is not it, then I have no ideas for you.Phill
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    Is this new?

    Yes - the aircraft shadows fade with more cloud cover. Not sure of the extent but I have seen it and when there were no shadows, forced weather to clear and had them back.This since installing Acceleration.Phill