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  1. I can’t imagine those textures being much of a performance hit, but I will be the first to say that I’m no expert, so that could very well be true! If it was an option, though, whether you wanted to have them or not then there is a potential problem solved. The PMDG 777 has them since those are the kind of seats that are seen on the 777. With the EFB planned to being imported over there, I’m sure PMDG will find a way for performance to be just fine.
  2. Interesting. Ive sat in a sheepskin seat and it was quite comfy! Maybe it is an optional thing, but I just haven't seen any pictures yet of a 747-8 without them.
  3. Dear PMDG staff, I love the new Boeing 747-8. It is a visual wonder and it has been very exciting learning all the new features such as the EFB! I do have one observation, though. It seems that the seats in the flight deck are still carried from the 747-400 and are not the "newer" style, sheep skin seats that seem to be installed on this plane. All the pictures that I have seen of a Boeing 747-8 flight deck seem to have these kind of seats. It's nit-picky I know, and in the grand scheme of things not a huge deal, but if visual accuracy is the end goal then I was wondering if this could be something incorporated in an update? The seats look very similar to what is on the Boeing 777, so I am not sure how hard it would be, or if it would be even possible, to migrate those seat textures from the 777 to the 747-8. Would it be possible to create an option to switch between these newer style seats and the old style, non-sheep skin seats in the PMDG options? If this is all not feasible then that's fine too, but it was just something that I noticed. Again, thank you all for the hard work in bringing this plane to life! Joel
  4. Interesting. I was definitely surprised for it not to be on this plane. PMDG can you confirm this? Yea I love chaseplane but never thought about using it to help me taxi! Might have to give it a go if I start having too many problems with the mains cutting into the grass, but so far so good!
  5. I always assumed that the Boeing 747-8 had taxi cameras like the Boeing 777-300ER. Is this the case? I haven't been able to find it with the PMDG 747-8 so I'm thinking this was very likely my misunderstanding. I'm surprised that Boeing didn't offer it, being that this is such a large, and very long, airplane. In any case, I'm up to the challenge of learning to taxi this beast without the aid of one if need be 😉
  6. All I can say is this is going to be another absolute winner from the PMDG team. Thank you for all you do guys!! Robert, just wondering, will there be an option to switch the seats to a newer style with sheepskin? It looks like at least Lufthansa has them on their 747-8s per pictures online. As a dispatcher and having ridden up front in the flight deck, I can say those sheepskin seats are quite comfy 😉 I am really looking forward to this release! Joel
  7. Hello, Just wondering will we be able to get an assumed temperature for reduced thrust on the performance page section of the EFB?
  8. Hello, New to P3D and noticed that with the "Enable Force Feedback" option checked I am still not getting any of those effects on my joystick such as feeling the bumps when taxiing. I have a Logitech Force3dPro and the force is still there, just not any of the effects. The joystick is from circa 2005 so it is older software as far as the installer goes, so do not know if that could be an issue (it works fine in p3d in every other way though). Did my forces checks when installing the joystick and everything worked. Any thought? Anyone else having the same issue? (if so maybe its a software issue that needs to be fixed in P3D). Thanks, Joel
  9. GOT IT TO WORK!! Seems like my problem was not with my folders or .cfg file but the fact that I was searching for the plane the wrong way in ut2. I was trying to find the model by working through the ut2 selection column and not the FSX selection column. I had watched a tutorial video on youtube and it seemed to be done this way. Thank you AnkH for the detailed explanation on how to find the model in ut2! Thank you everyone for chiming in and trying to help...its much appreciated! If I have any more trouble in the future I'll know where to ask
  10. Thanks for all the help guys!. Can't try this out tonight but should have enough time to try again in a day or two and see where it gets me. I'll let you know where I get and if I still have issues I will try to post screenshots.
  11. For further clarification these are what the first couple of lines look like in the .cfg folder: [fltsim.0] title=AI B738W VOZ sim=FAIB_7378 model=winglets texture=VOZ atc_airline=VIRGIN atc_parking_codes=VOZ atc_parking_types=GATE ui_manufacturer=Boeing ui_type=B737-800W ui_variation=Virgin Australia description=Standard [General] atc_type=BOEING atc_model=B738 editable=0 performance= Category = airplane The lines under the fltsim.0 heading is what I copied and pasted from the texture readme.
  12. Well, still can't figure this out. Don't know why it has to be so difficult because it should be simple, but its not :/ I'm just trying to get some Virgin Australia repaints in the sim. Went to FAIB which I had tried before with no luck, and again downloaded the model. I'm going to explain exactly what I did because maybe I'm missing a minor step. This time I don't even see the model in the ut2 repaints. I downloaded a compressed file called FAIB7378V13. Inside this were a couple of folders. I went to the fsx folder and inside that was a folder titled FAIB_737_800_W. Since I knew I was going to get a repaint for winglets, I copied this into my ut2 folder. I then downloaded the repaint. There was a readme inside this download that talked about how inside the texture folder you will find textures for FSX-DXT5 and FS9-DXT3. Now it doesn't seem so cut and dry when I open this texture folder because what I see in the texture.VOZ folder is a folder titled fs9 and then two texture files by themselves. I'm guessing these two texture files are the ones for FSX? Kind of confusing. Anyways I copied those two texture files and put them into a new folder that I titled texture.VOZ. I then pasted this into the FAIB_737_800_W folder. I then went to change the .cfg file that came with this model and followed just what the readme in the repaint download told me to do. I copied the fltsim.x entry that came with the repaint readme and pasted it into the .cfg folder. The .cfg folder had no previous entries, just a note at the very top that said paste flightsim entries here. So that is what I did, and I renamed the entry fltsim.0. When I went to the ut2 repaint area and selected the 737-800w and Virgin Australia, I didn't even see the FAIB model in the dropdown options. Last night, when I did this I remember seeing the model but not the repaint in the variants dropdown box. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Disclaimer: I'm not super well-versed in repaints, changing .cfg entries, and manipulating folders around. I would say I'm an average joe at this. I've looked at some how to stuff but I feel that some things are briefly mentioned that for a person like me may need a bit more explaining and emphasis. Hopefully from the steps I described above someone can figure out what might be the issue, because I know there are a lot of well-versed people on here Thanks again for helping this newbie out!
  13. Hello all, I'm sure there are some ut2 users on here so here is my problem. I'm wanting to add some repaints to UT2, and even though I believe to be following all the directions, these said repaints are not showing up. For example, I download opensky's 737-800w base model and paste into my ut2 aircraft folder. I also download the specific 737-800 model that the repaint needs and paste it into this base model folder. Then I download the repaint that I want and paste the texture file into this same base model folder. I copy the texture cfg and paste it into the aircraft cfg folder and do everything that the readme file says. Open up ut2 and try to add the repaint, but the only thing I see is the base model livery but no specific repaints. So I'm seeing the model but not the repaint for that model. I'm scratching my head on this one because it should work. Any ideas what the problem may be?
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