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by Firebird
22 Jun 2024, 08:31
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK. I believe that I have returned everything to a state of equilibrium. Pack 1 and pack 2 have been replaced with all mdls having a top LOD of 200, hopefully. If you have any models that have an opaque canopy then please re-download the pack and replace the models. If there are any that are still o...
by Firebird
21 Jun 2024, 19:44
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK I tried reducing the top LODs to 150 and then 175. The result was the same. I left it at 200 and it canopy is fine - checked in game. So I think that my feeling is correct. I think that I have no option but to go back to the original releases with a top LOD of 200. I think John that you are just ...
by Firebird
21 Jun 2024, 19:26
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK, what I think is the issue is that like light effects the shine does not work at the low LOD numbers. I think that this is why when I reduced the LODs the reflectivity is lost. It effectively is not needed. So even though I was able to force it back again transparency is lost. Simply renaming the...
by Firebird
21 Jun 2024, 18:00
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

I have a theory.
Remember that I have said that after altering the LODs down that the canopy shine was lost. I then had to re-import and add back the shine and export again.

I think that is the problem. I have sent you some test mdls. Can you tell me what you see?
by Firebird
21 Jun 2024, 17:45
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK let me do some testing. It might be that the LOD 100 models will not show reflectivity.
by Firebird
21 Jun 2024, 14:47
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK. I can't see a problem. However, I have recompiled the 4x mdls used in pack 1. I then re-added the reflective canopy back onto 4x mdls and recompiled again. I have replaced the pack1 i the download hangar. So John, can you clear out your previous pack and tests completely and re-download and inst...
by Firebird
21 Jun 2024, 13:12
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

I will recheck the mdls. I didn't see anything about canopies so i apologize. The thing is that with FS9 you can have opacity or you can have reflectivity. You can't have both. People wanted reflectivity so reflectivity is what is produced. They worked fine until I altered them to your preferred LOD...
by Firebird
21 Jun 2024, 05:53
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK the second pack has been uploaded.

Now onto the third.
by Firebird
20 Jun 2024, 16:04
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

Thanks. What I found out is that apart from doing all the mdl conversions making the LOD changes means re-compiling each one again. Then as a knock-on effect that change means that the reflective canopy gets wiped out and so I have to re-apply that and re-compile again. The whole MCX experience has ...
by Firebird
20 Jun 2024, 08:40
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK this is what has occurred in the last week. John has tested the smaller LOD numbers models and he reports that they work better for him. Now nobody else has reported any issues and Johns specs were low enough that it might be that nobody else has found any issues. So, rather than re-issue the pac...
by Firebird
18 Jun 2024, 17:31
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Avsim
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Avsim

Well if you use the portable version of any browser it is dead easy to clean up afterwards if not successful.
by Firebird
16 Jun 2024, 07:41
Forum: General Projects
Topic: RAF Gütersloh P3D restarted
Replies: 81
Views: 4029

Re: RAF Gütersloh P3D restarted

It is a shame but I am sure that it was not a decision taken lightly.
by Firebird
15 Jun 2024, 18:37
Forum: JEAI
Topic: FSDS Bassett
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: FSDS Bassett

If I remember rightly When they stopped supporting it they release a key for everyone to use.
by Firebird
10 Jun 2024, 17:07
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

From what I believe, and somebody with better knowledge than me will correct, is that the LOD switch occurs according to the number of pixels of the object on screen. So the lower the LOD number the less obvious the changes but there will be a knock-on effect on processing as the complete version of...
by Firebird
09 Jun 2024, 13:43
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

John, I have decided that the best way to ensure that any testing you do is accurate is to convert all of the mdls in the pack. This way you can't be fooled by thinking that an mdl was/wasn't converted. So as I make the pack up for you I would like to know what your FS9 screen resolution is at the m...
by Firebird
08 Jun 2024, 14:57
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK. I will put the conversion project back on hold. I will create something for you to test and let you know when I have done it, assuming that makemdl lets me rename the LODs lower. As for the testing i really don't have a schedule as such. I know that you have an issue with the current release, I ...
by Firebird
08 Jun 2024, 13:47
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

JT, Thanks for the title=title= thing. I have already amended it and loaded it up again to save anybody that does not already have it having to make the amendment. Now on the LODs. This was an area that I spent a lot of time checking this and that and various testing. The outcome is this. The origin...
by Firebird
07 Jun 2024, 16:10
Forum: Camo repaints ltd
Topic: MAIW_WSMG F-16's
Replies: 256
Views: 8748

Re: MAIW_WSMG F-16's

OK after a lot of trials and errors I am comfortable with releasing the first FS9 conversion pack. Of course this will mean that a couple of dozen issues will be found this weekend alone. :D I decided to go away from mirroring the releases that Kev has used purely because I have the advantage of a l...
by Firebird
02 Jun 2024, 14:49
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: AI Traffic FP creation question - why override ETA?
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: AI Traffic FP creation question - why override ETA?

I will stick with AIFP here as this is what the query is based upon. There are basically two ways to program a flightplan. Use a specific time to arrive or use a journey time. If you are using a timetable, i.e. airline schedule, then a lot of people use the arrival time preceded with a '@'. What thi...
by Firebird
31 May 2024, 16:06
Forum: MAIW Website/Forum Support
Topic: Download section alive again
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Download section alive again

I have checked and do see an upload form, Greg. So It might be group permissions.