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  1. Stone... thanks bro. Worked like a charm! :Big Grin: I un-ticked all of them and re-ticked them and now I have all of my planes back. (Whew!) I was hoping that I wouldn't have to install all of them again. Statement: 1. Norton 360 flagged this program and I couldn't install it. So I disabled it for 15 mins. and then I was able to get it installed. Now I need to figure out how to flag that program as "safe". 2. Shouldn't this be on the main Flight Tools Download page? Question... when you load Flight Tools... does it come with all of the liveries? Or does the program automatically find the ones you had installed? I was kinda noticing that. Thanks Stone for your help. :p0503: Flyin' again, :p0503: - fryer
  2. Stone... I just got done e-mailing support at flighttoolkit then I seen this post. History: 1. Perhaps I used CCcleaner a little too well. Flight started up but I was having problems with the Sign In. Once I was able to get GFWL back up again I discovered in the download section, all of them showed "Download" However, when I clicked on each button it then said installed as of yesterday's/today's date; all except for the Hawaii Pack. Then when Flight was started before I even hit "Play" it started to add all of my achievements alphabetically...lol...(well not too funny) 2. Then I went to my hanger. No addons. I was showing the new ones I added just recently and all of the others however I was getting the error code: "Failed to enable\disable addon(s). Make sure Microsoft Flight is not running. The file: 'C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\XLive\DLC\4d5308d20000002A956054769629ED9F0159D73DBF23B351F59B829\Content\FileLocator.config.backup' already exsists. 3. Restarted laptop = nogo 4. I uninstalled(using Revo Uninstaller)/reinstalled all Flight Tools; started Flgiht, no liveries. 5. Started Flight Addon Manager = same error message when trying to unclick a livery. That's where I am at so far. Any help is appreciated. Can you take me step by step on how to rename the file? I am kinda a newbie on some of this :blink: Gee tanks, -fryer
  3. I remember a loooooong time ago when I suggested that we buy the rights to Flight somehow on the Steam Flight blog... boy... did I not have all of the information. :blink: LOL. Thank you guys from the deepest part of the heart for ALL of your hard work. It is much appreciated! -fryer
  4. @MvGibbage & @Stonelance I don't wanna sound too excited...about helping you test this out on MS Flight. :p0503: I wanna test I wanna test I wanna test I wanna test.....lol :p0503: let me know a.s.a.p. how I can... Thanks, -fryer
  5. I seriously laughed when you said laugh at the problem. Thanks for the comic relief. :LMAO: Threshold is my NEW friend. :Big Grin: What I cannot believe is my stubbornness to try new things. No wonder I still have so many problems and doing this to my cpu... But also I need to work seriously on my comprehension reading skillz...lol I am starting to understand more of what you are talking about when I go back to read other posts and found that I am asking the same old questions that were posted by our other Addon Builder friends. I finally played around with it and found if I take it to "0" that you can select individual pixels (knock on wood), which is definitely what I was looking for! Luis....bro.... you are AWESOME! I also stumbled upon and found a new friend...Content Help in Gimp 2.8 :Big Grin: All you have to do is click "Help" > "Content Help" then take your mouse and click on the item buttons etc. that you are looking to know what it does...Left click once on it and it will pull up the dialogue box of exactly that thing you are wanting to know about. (Still cannot believe I didn't find that sooner...lol.) Y'know... it's kinda funny... after you work with this thing for a minute (or in my case many man hours..lol) It alllll becomes easier. Follow up questions: 1. Your circular Roundel that you added for example... Do you have to add black circles to the other textures (or even other channels)? Or when you add your Roundel, is it automatically added to the other textures (or even other channels)? 2. Quoting your previous answer "when you start getting too much in the selection, switch to another selection tool to finish your selection, such as the Lasso." I didn't get what you meant by that. Are you meaning: a.) Switch right in the middle of using the Fuzzy tool and go to the Lasso tool and finish selecting or b.) Use one tool choice over another? So far from my understanding you can only use one tool at a time (i.e. Fuzzy Tool vs. The Lasso) Gee tanks again Luis! You are appreciated more than you know...lol -fryer
  6. 06.15.2013 Luis… I please need your help again bro…or anyone for that matter…lol I have posted some pictures: (As you can see I am having problems) NOTE: All of the questions pertain to using Gimp 2.8 First…please forgive me. I have not graduated to layers yet believe it or not … but I am gonna take a stab at it this time around. I am tired I think of playing finger paints and it’s gonna hurt on this “learning curve”…lol Second, I believe I am still missing something for the Mustang repaint. I cannot find what you are talking about and even re-read your previous posts (I incorporated them into a Word document :0) First we'll tackle the "do I have everything I need to repaint the Mustang" issue. I have been selecting the following when adding a brand new livery: (sorry I didn't take the screenshots right with the checkmarks...however I put in GREEN what I am selecting) P-51_Mustang.spb (Livery) hangar_icon.png (Texture) P-51_Mustang.spb (MaterialVariation) P-51_Mustang_Exterior_1.spb (Material) P-51_Mustang_AR.dds (Texture) Fresnel_P-51_Mustang.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_N.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_S.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_FB.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_Exterior_Transparency.spb (Material) P-51_Mustang_Alpha_A.dds (Texture) Fresnel_P-51_glass.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_Alpha_S.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_Exterior_2.spb (Material) P-51_Mustang_2_AR.dds (Texture) Fresnel_P-51_Mustang.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_2_N.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_2_S.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_2_FB.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_Exterior_3.spb (Material) P-51_Mustang_3_AR.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_Exterior_4.spb (Material) P-51_Mustang_4_AR.dds (Texture) [i don’t think I should be touching this one??..lol] P-51_Mustang_Exterior_5.spb (Material) P-51_Mustang_5_AR.dds (Texture) [i don’t think I should be touching this one??..lol] P-51_Mustang_Prop_Disc.spb (Material) Prop_P-51_Mustang_A_dds (Texture) Fresnel_VehicleGlass.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_Prop_Density.spb (Material) P-51_Mustang_Prop_Sides_A.dds (Texture) Fresnel_Prop_A.dds (Texture) Am I selecting the right ones... do I need to add "all' of them?...lol I am not seeing the total of 5 examples [5 on top and 5 on bottom separated with a red line] each of the fuselage and wings that you are talking about. Next...for this example I have been “finger painting” again: In picture #1 you can see that if I was trying to paint a Bumble Bee for example I am missing where to get the labels out of the way. Picture #2 arrows are just showing much of the same... the most left arrow showing the vent (I want to save that detail) As you can see there are varying shiny textures in the background as you go from left to right. The very two right arrows are pointing to the differences. The paint by the "SX" logo looks like it needs another coat of paint...lol and does not look as good as what to the RED arrow points to. Picture #4 you can see the difference of the paint on the nose cone and the fins on the back. The fins on the back are shinier and do not have the deep rich color of the nose cone, which it is the same exact color... the shiny undercoat is what is killing the effect I want I want it to shine like my C-46 whale but not so shiny that I cant paint over it and cannot find where my error is in not finding all of the behind-the-scenes textures that affect the whole thing In Picture #3 I took this screenshot after I went in and found what you were talking about the "Extra" named layer when you open the "Channels" dialogue. However, As you can see that did not take care of anything where the cross is in the middle where the wing attaches. I have been getting to the following to try and correct the problem, however the "Upuppa", "SX" etc. are still there: P-51_Mustang_2_FB.dds (Texture). P-51_Mustang_FB.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_S.dds (Texture) P-51_Mustang_2_S.dds (Texture) In picture #5 as a BONUS... I finnnaly found out how to use the "Clone" tool...lol... I wasn't using the "CTRL" key :blink2: :Doh: As you can see... I cannot get the background to go away even still. Another question (Luis explained this before only sort of): Can you explain the "Threshold" in detail when using the "Magic Wand" or "Fuzzy Tool"? You mentioned that has a big difference in how much is selected when using this tool. Also could you try to explain the phenomenon that is occurring with me when I use the "Fuzzy Tool". Sometimes I can use it no problem when selecting one part (e.g. the circular label on the outside of the prop on the Mustang) It took time, but eventually I was able to get the whole label. 99.9% of the time I am manually selecting the "Select" and "Unselect" on the toolbar on the left. (I will try to get better using the shortcut keys...lol) However, when trying to select larger parts (e.g. an entire wing) the tool goes ballistic and selects sometimes all of the parts on the page. Of course I hit CRTL + Z if its not working out . Forgive me in advance for the long post. -fryer
  7. 32 downloads so far... I am truly humbled... very very cool thanks all of you. :im Not Worthy: :clapping: I have posted my history of my build under Air1's "Looks like Shamu to me" if anyone is interested and perhaps I can encourage anyone to paint liveries (if I can...lol...then I figure others could as well...lol) too through my experiences. And if with sufficient thrust pigs can fly as in my sig... I was thinkin' whales could too. :LMAO: Thanks, -fryer
  8. @ Luis... gee tanks bro! Makes me feel allll warm and fuzzy on da insides. :Big Grin: I was thinking that too as I was going along. I thought to myself, "Self... I think you should capitalize on that line in the middle on the plane. REALLLLY...lol 'cause there was no "pattern" for this and I had to "wing it" on my first shot. And using my inspiration from what Pandanator2 showed me on the Southwest Airlines Sea World Shamu plane. I will post my anthology on Air1's Shamu topic and I will include the photo of the airlines plane. I don't even hold a candle to your skillz...but I am working to grow up like you. But I think I have a loooooooong wait. :Whistle: @ rodger You too bro. Thanks for the input... and the hand claps. I was hoping there would be a few who might think this was just a funny repaint as well.
  9. Here she is...my pride and joy... My very first published livery...(soon to be approved by AVSIM hopefully...lol) Da Flyin' Whale! :Big Grin: :LMAO: This was a serious labor of love for my first repaint. Blood sweat and tears too... and the bloodshot eyes to prove it. :blink2: I want to thank Luis...Pandanator2...stonelance...and any others that I forgot...(I iz zleepy right now...lol) Hope that you guys enjoy. Taker 'er around the block for a while. :p0503: Now i'm gonna get me some sleep... and some fresh air after that for a while...lol. Take it easy, -fryer
  10. Gee tanks Luis... you make things look soooooo easy. :im Not Worthy: Of course the BIG RED ARROW always helps. -fryer
  11. 05/31/2013 Question.... how do you set up say 7 different liveries in one set? Step by step instructions please :Big Grin:
  12. I found out myself...lol...see the following post: http://forum.avsim.net/topic/409595-re-msf-repaint-help-and-tips/
  13. Needing some help please.... Can someone help me locate where this particular part is if you are using Gimp 2.8 ... I found it before...but now if it was a snake it would bite me...lol.... now I cannot find it... :blink2: :Doh: :t0103: Thanks, -fryer
  14. This one deserves a double :Doh: DOH! :Doh: Just givin' ya a hard time :Big Grin: And hey... I am laughing with you. :LMAO: @ Luis.. thx again bro for your expertise and keepin' us flyin'. I just wanna be done already and fly my very own painted plane that I did all by myself. (sigh)
  15. Was just wonderin' on Gimp 2.8 (By the way I learned how to use "The Lasso".. :Big Grin: what a very cool tool. :yahoo: Cuz I messed up on my C-46 project and it was just easier to copy from an unadulterated piece of plane and paste it than to try and figure out who, what, when, where, and how...lol) How in the world to you know when to quit on the "Fuzzy Tool/Magic Wand" from it changin' stuff that you do not want changed* ? :blink: Thanks, -fryer *Especially on the C-46 and P-51 Mustang... (I forgot to read Luis's take on the Mustang...gawd... he wasn't kiddin' on how much work that's gonna be.)
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