For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

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For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

Post by Weescotty » 04 Aug 2019, 23:21

Little glitch when using Ambient or NonRandomAmbient tags to replace Tick18 animations for FSX / P3D

You will notice in the modeldef file that each tag has 6 entries.
Ambient through to Ambient5
NonRandomAmbient through to NonRandomAmbient5

Using these when you compile for FSX causes huge issues, as FSDS parses the names incorrectly and it doesn't see them as unique names.

To get around this try either
a) Totally change the Animation Name eg Ambient becomes Pilots_Head etc
b) Change the number to a letter eg NonRandomAmbient2 becomes NonRandomAmbientB etc

This will get you the desired results.

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Post by DC1973 » 08 Aug 2019, 18:59

Great advice! I think that there's a third way also - one can change the order of the animation lines in the default.xml file of the sim to read backwards ( from 5 to 1, for instance ). Then, FSDS can parse the names correctly.
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Re: For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

Post by Flyin Illini » 14 Oct 2019, 05:35

Hello! Insanely long time everyone! I have all but quit doing repaints but I still fly a ton on steam edition. I’m looking to see if anyone has the install file for fsds3. It seems abacus shut their doors as emails have gone unanswered and the website is gone. I got a new computer and I can’t install it now due to this. I have my invoice number and registration key to finish the install. Just need the install file. PM me if anyone can share just the installer.

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Re: For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

Post by Greg » 14 Oct 2019, 06:53

I can't help you with FSDS, but it's good to see you old friend. :)

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Re: For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

Post by paul64 » 14 Oct 2019, 06:57

I'll have a look Aaron and let you know later.
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Re: For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

Post by Weescotty » 14 Oct 2019, 10:00

I have got both the 3 and the 3.1 installers.

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Post by Weescotty » 14 Oct 2019, 10:04

Mods....
I guess as long as we only make the install files available (no keys etc) we should be able to host them?

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Re: For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

Post by Weescotty » 18 Oct 2019, 02:31

OK guys,
I only had FSDS v2.24 --> 3.0 upgrade --> 3.5.1 upgrade.

Aaron needs the v3.0 FULL installer if anyone has it for him.

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Post by gavinc » 18 Oct 2019, 15:55

Aaron,
I have the full 3.53 install. PM me and I can get you a copy.

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Re: For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

Post by Firebird » 19 Oct 2019, 21:25

It seems that Aaron's quest is now complete.
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Re: For all us stubborn people still using FSDS

Post by Flyin Illini » 21 Oct 2019, 15:48

Thank you to all who helped!
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