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    Conroe, Texas
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    Aviation, Flight Simming, Drawing

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  1. Hello all, In January of this year, I had finally saved up enough spare change to afford something on the low end of a much better yoke for my flight simming: The ACE flight yoke. I did my research on the company, and I had heard both positive and negative things, but it seemed all in all to be legitimate (if slower than advertised to deliver the product) and it was the only such product I could find that I could afford. I had been talking with the company through their primary means of contact, Facebook, for several months asking questions and seeing what was possible. They had been very responsive and helpful in their answers. I finally made the commitment, asked for a 747 style yoke, I transferred the money to them (about $500 USD), and they sent me an invoice with everything I specified and told me the lead time was two weeks. It is now mid-way through November, and in this time my numerous attempts to contact the company have almost universally gone unanswered. Emails, addresses that don't exist, no Facebook response, and in the last year their website has been taken down too. Almost as soon as I paid, I stopped receiving answers to my questions. The last correspondence I had was in August IIRC, they belayed to me that they were having trouble with the shipments of some components that were necessary and were considering offering me only a PARTIAL refund. They never specified how much this refund would be, and my immediate response to their message has since gone unanswered as well. I had heard this was a legit company, however, I am feeling sincerely and utterly duped. I paid through an online transfer service, not PayPal, so I can't get my money back by force it seems. I am completely disappointed and out a significant amount of money that I could use towards much better things at this stage of my life. Is there anything at all I can do here?
  2. That last one is now my desktop background. Looks like you're using PTA - Would you care to share your settings? This looks incredible.
  3. Hi Victor, I have not tried your sky set either. I will do so! If you could make me a set, I would be forever appreciative!! If I may say on a personal request, if you so kindly choose to create one for me, my biggest point of contention with sky textures is the bright horizons and the fact that they stay relatively the same color from high altitude. The real sky darkens significantly as you fly higher, and I sorely miss that in P3D. Thanks a billion!
  4. Didn't know about those. Will certainly try them later after I finish this next flight! Thanks for the pointers.
  5. Hi all, In more recent months, I've been slowly moving from oldie goldie FS9 to P3D 3.3. Although I'll miss a lot of my FS9 addons, I have to say P3D is an absolute blast, and with things like PTA and the NGX, flight sim has never looked so real. Except for one thing, that I just can't seem to get right... Sky textures. For a while, I tried REX 4 for my sky textures. The day time textures were... alright, at best, not hugely realistic to what I've ever seen anywhere in the world, but the sunrise and sunset textures were largely attrocious, of the sets I tried. Sure, they look good or create interesting screenshots, but they are far from realistic in any sense, especially at altitude. At least, that was the case with every single set I tried (not all, but certainly I tried the majority before giving up on it...) So then I went on to freeware solutions... I don't yet have the money for the new AS so unfortunately I cannot try that one. I first tried the old FSX set 'Sky Textures for use with ENB' which I had used long ago many times. However, while sunrise and sunset were "better", they still weren't realistic, and the day time was even worse than in REX. So then I moved on to HDEv2, which has so far been the best I can find, but it still not satisfying me... The majority issue is all the day time sets I can find include a rather bright horizon, almost white or grey in colour all the way up many degrees in the sky, 30 or 40. Sunrise and sunset just don't look like real sunrise and sunset... Some pics of what I'm shooting for below, anything like these would be brilliant, or if someone knows how to make your own sky textures, I'd be glad to learn how
  6. Hey friends, I would like to assure you all that the new 3D lights are still being worked on. I've been trying to enlist the help of someone from FSDeveloper as I have run into a roadblock and neither I or Sascha have been able to figure out the problem. They are still very much in development and I (hope) to have them out in the near future. Sorry for the long wait friends. Chris
  7. Should definitely recieve a sticky or notice status. Many people might also have this issue.
  8. Chris341

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    17, 05/08/1998 and quite proud of how much I know about flight sim and its history
  9. It works without any problems with GEPro, as for FE it will replace the sky textures and other elements, but the clouds will stay the same.
  10. Wow! I'm glad you think so highly of me trying to do something to help I'll do my best! Creating custom light colors wouldn't be a problem, just a matter of making my own textures for the lights instead of using the standard halo.bmp and a bit more work on Sascha's part to get them placed. Personally I don't mind a bit to make my own textures, it's a simple process, it's up to Sascha to include multiple colored lights. Thanks for the support, I won't let you down ^_^ Chris
  11. Hi Harald, This is because, if I had to guess, the objects used currently are 1. Not given any LODs 2. Using more than one polygon to begin with The current lights seem to use a fully detailed pole, which uses a lot of polygons and therefore causes massive drops over even mid sized cities. The object I'm planning to make will only be one polygon, only one side will ever be rendered and it will always face the user, and use the same halo.bmp effect. It will look exactly the same, but with much much better performance. Chris
  12. I use it already, have yet to find anything better
  13. Hi Sascha, You have a PM from me. I'd like to pride myself in thinking I'm an experience flightsim 3D modeller, I could easily get you an object Chris
  14. Bit of an old topic but, Am I the only one that finds that the autogen lights vastly decrease performance, despite reducing my halo.bmp to an almost ridiculously small size? Chris
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