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  1. HawkDsl

    Is REX Sky Force 3D worth it (for me, personally)?

    AS16 is by far the best WX program for weather... I've tried all the REX stuff, and the only combo that was any good was Overdrive. I've dumped all REX and use AS16 with their ASCA (cloud art), paired with Envtex. I think this combo achieves what RSF3D was trying to get at, without the performance hit that REX has. With Global Dynamic weather selected in AS16, everything is completely automatic, and is pretty darn close to actual weather and sky colors. The clouds that ASN and Envtex produce are as good, or better then what I've seen from REX.
  2. HawkDsl

    Modifying the FDE

    That is correct, I kinda flubbed it in the explanation.
  3. HawkDsl

    Modifying the FDE

    That's not the FDE, that's the .CFG file. The guts of the FDE is in the .AIR file. It requires a reader program to see and change. (AirEd.exe/freeware)
  4. HawkDsl

    Poor sounds and flight model?

    Yea, sorry.. C421 was the set I was talking about... An even better freeware set can be had by dloading the Milton D18S over at SimOuthouse... that's the sound set I'm using with this one (engines only). The dload is the entire plane, but the sound set can be copy/pasted without installing the Milton plane. AreoZone is not bad.. not great.. but usually better then stock version. I'm sure they'll have one in no time. Pretty cheap at 12 USD.
  5. HawkDsl

    Poor sounds and flight model?

    The freeware set is mine.. It's a bit old, and i have far better knowledge on the workings of the FSX sound system these days... but it will be better then the one that came with it.. holy smokes! They did so well on the C421 (minus sound of course). Kinda wonder if they just wanted to get rid of this project.. throw it at the wall and see if it sticks. I bought the AreoZone set at sim market.. if you go this route, just use the engine sounds, and use Carenados other sounds like wind and systems.
  6. HawkDsl

    Bug List

    WOW.. man they blew it on this one... little things that should have been easy to catch well before release. the Wobble pump thing is hilarious. I thought that was a landing gear pump. Sounds are not bad... just the wrong type and not even close to the real thing! There are several free sound sets for the D18 that are way.. so much way.. better then the stock version. I still dig it though. after they do the usual patch, maybe it'll be a winner. (and I have already sent my probs to Carenado. All of you should do the same. the more they get early, the more they will fix.!!)
  7. HawkDsl

    Bug List

    1.) Pop up AP trim wheel works backwards with MClicks, but works correctly with MWheel. 2.) Fuel Warning lights (No pressure?) stay on all the time.
  8. HawkDsl

    First impressions

    I like the plane.. not too slow.. but the sound is just terrible... so I'm working on a remix with the Alabeo sounds. If you know a little about sound files, everyone should get a free editor to "normalize" all the inside engine sounds (any file without an "X" in the name) to about 80%. Alabeo's sound files are clipping 100% gain, and that is just noise. Watch this video for real sound. Pay attention to the pilot as he reduces the props. I'll post my version when complete. We can't get this with the stock Alabeo sound set, but at least the prop reduction can be more accurate.
  9. That in the aircraft.cfg, Alabeo gave the C195 a 9 cylinder engine. If it's a jake, then it should be a 7 cylinder engine... right? Hawk.
  10. Yes, I mean to say, TG wont work in FSX.
  11. HawkDsl

    Milviz DH3 otter

    I'm having throttle/mixture/prop issues, so for me it's unusable (Saik. Pro Throttles for twin set up. FSXA/Win7). I'm asking for a refund. There is no passenger area modeled also. The sounds are OK, but a little home studio remixing would be advised. The textures are decent, but not as good as others. It has a real radial engine start up procedure that has to be followed, and you have to manage the engine correctly... Something I really enjoy.. but there are some who don't read the manual, and, well, you know. The "outside views" don't seem to work correctly with 1.8 version of EZDok... but then again, I spent 2 minutes actually flying it, and two days trying to work out my throttle/mixture/prop problems. 40 bucks is not allot of money in the first world, but it would be nice if it actually worked. So to sum up; 1.) You may have to configure multi hardware systems, add on software , and install Microsoft C++ from multiple years... and it may or may not work 2.) It's a Cockpit only model. Video makers who include pax views.... SOL. I am extremely disappointed. I was about to invest heavily in some Alaska scenery for my float plane phase of simming.. now I will have to look elsewhere for an AC. The irony is, I have three Milviz planes, and only the free one works. (P38)
  12. Not for FSX. If the plane is ever really finished, at least Milviz can brag about how long it took to build... "/deep movie preview voice; In a world of King Air's, only ONE took 10 years to complete..." I gave up on Milviz.. I have three Milviz planes.. only the free one works. (Ka350i, Otter, P38)
  13. I just installed REX, and have to say... the weather engine is disappointing. Thanks to OP for the info. Maybe the next Active Sky can crush it with better clouds and colors.. runing just one program instead of three seems better (and cheaper).
  14. HawkDsl

    FDE Input - Good - Bad - or - Ugly ?

    SOUND- It can be done right with constant V props.. everyone uses the wrong coding.