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About dolph98

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    Albuquerque, NM
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    Music, camping and uh... flight sims.

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    I qwazy.
  1. Penz, that's what the original .dds looked like (somewhat), although it didn't look anything like that within FSX. Like I said, I tried high and low graphics settings and got only a funky cloud texture either way - does someone know a trick to make it look better or is blackening the dds the only way to 'fix' it? My night clouds suck anyway. Maybe there's a fix out there for that too.
  2. Well, you made me look. I tried at low graphics and at extreme high graphics (never minding the slideshow maxed sliders gives me) and the Milky Way only looks like a strange cloud, a blotchy and rather badly rendered cloud at that, stretching across the sky. So I did as the OP said and edited it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Actually didn't really notice it till now. Sort of like that other thread "Don't push this red button, no matter what" in today's forum. I had to look and edit it out.
  3. I wonder if it's possible to model a Synthetic Visual System (SVS)that is being developed by Honeywell Aerospace? Is it possible in FS9 or perhaps FSX to use a windowed view without the cockpit? I don't see a front view available and if it was, it would probably have weather on it still obstructing the runway, eh?http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2006/07/71495This would be a cool page to flip to on the PFD when the weather is bad.
  4. Haha, sometimes I drink a sixer or more of Bud lite and fly. Like tonight. I also don't pay attention to ground control if he doesn't let me taxi across the rwy when there is incoming traffic. Hold short? I hold it all the time...
  5. Yessir! And now, how about the future bizjet too? hehe.Do you know if it will support both FS9 and FSX? Just curious as I now am an FS9 user but have been toying with FSX now and then. Also, what about a 2D panel? Will it be widescreen or will I need to modify it for my 1900x1280 monitor? Thanks for the link. I will watch the development of this bird.dolph
  6. I wondered if anyone has built or planning to build any of the Epic aircraft? I think they are georgeous and would love to fly one. Here's a link...http://www.epicaircraft.com/home_flash.htmldolph
  7. Interesting you should say that. How come the default FS9.cfg had a number in the hundreds of thousands for TEL?Heres my config if you are interested. I run an 8600GTS 256MB and I have zero blurries at FL300 out as far as I can see.[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS.0]Mode=1920x1200x32TriLinear=1MipBias=8[DISPLAY]UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=30TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=100TextureMaxLoad=10//RUNWAY_LIGHTS_SURFACE_SCALAR=0.5//RUNWAY_LIGHTS_VASI_SCALAR=0.5//RUNWAY_LIGHTS_APPROACH_SCALAR=0.5//RUNWAY_LIGHTS_STROBE_SCALAR=0.5[TERRAIN]TERRAIN_ERROR_FACTOR=100.000000TERRAIN_MIN_DEM_AREA=10.000000TERRAIN_MAX_DEM_AREA=100.000000TERRAIN_MAX_VERTEX_LEVEL=20TERRAIN_TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=8TERRAIN_AUTOGEN_DENSITY=5TERRAIN_USE_GRADIENT_MAP=1TERRAIN_EXTENDED_TEXTURES=1TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=9.500000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=4.500000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=3
  8. Yes, there is a slight learning curve to this method. But the end certainly justifies the means in this case.You have to edit your fs9.cfg to remove the default situation before doing this. And/or you have to be careful not to hangar the jet you last flew if you saved the situation with it. Especially true if you like cold and dark startups as I do. And I already mentioned not to remove the defaults because that's what MS uses for AI for the shipped trafficxxxxxx.bgl file. It took a while for me to notice that there were no 737s in the air with me. I have so much custom traffic it didn't show up easily... dolph
  9. I used this utility and it cleaned up my AI showing on the aircraft selection menu. But to speed up loading, I moved all my unused add-on aircraft to another folder and only put the one I am going to fly in the FS9aircraft folder for each flight. I didn't move any of the default aircraft because they are used for AI. I am at the create flight screen in less than 10 seconds now and the actual flight loads in about 15 seconds. dolph
  10. I have been collecting business jets lately. I now have 20 including the Lear 45. I will eventually move on to WWI aircraft and will get tired of that (Not a whole lot of free WWI) then will graduate to WWII birds (there are some real nice ones freeware). Then maybe some weird stuff. I already have cars and motorcycles and boats (kinda dumb). Use your imagination. What we need is some animals, haha.
  11. Mesh - http://www.simviation.com/fsdterrainsrtm.htm (free)Terrain - lcus_09b6 landclass from FSG (free), NURoadsEnvironment - AEU7, AEU_mx and AEU8 (free), reality pack 1.2 (free), korbygen lite (free), a few addon airports like Deer Valley, AZ and KPHX and KABQ, ones I frequent.Weather - AS6 (purchased)dolph
  12. I wish somebody would come out with widescreen panels. I have converted most of mine to run on my 1920x1200 myself.dolph
  13. Could it be that this scenery is write-protected or hidden in some special Vista way? I have Vista and haven't seen what you describe with scenery but have had other programs do weird things and found them to be write protected. Vista is so full of "features" I can't describe it. Trying to be positive here...dolph
  14. This is a very good idea! Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!I did as Peter suggested and it works! My flightstick throttle was just collecting dust since I have a CHPro Throttle for my all of my thrust needs. I assigned it to my spoilers and it works! Variable spoilers, what a concept. One of my jets doesn't work well though, the Global Express seems to have issues so they are either up or down but the armed spoiler feature seems to work OK.Thanks again.dolph
  15. Uh, I hate to say this but I didn't get your email because my ISP blocked it as spam. When I saw your addie above it prompted me to check. So I found both of them in the mySpam online. I thank you sir!dolph
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