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by harkonnen
Thu May 26, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: No panel gauges, followed the instructions
Replies: 24
Views: 6403

Re: No panel gauges, followed the instructions

Hiya. My two cents worth on the last small question; As far as I know, FS cannot call up what is not within it's folder when it comes to gauges. If it's something that seems new to you, if it was not installed into the gauges folder by you, then it must already be there by default, or by luck from a...
by harkonnen
Tue May 24, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: Speed brake question
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Speed brake question

Most excellent, it's a riot to tweak eh? (Especially when you finally get it right. :wink: )

I do use the spoilers on airliners every so often on approach - just tap 'em on and off quickly for the desired effect, but it's a pretty mickey mouse method.
by harkonnen
Sat May 21, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: Speed brake question
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Speed brake question

Thanks for the link, I've got to get that one then. Is airbrake and speedbrake and spoilers all the same thing? :?
by harkonnen
Thu May 19, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: Speed brake question
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Speed brake question

The version of airED that I scooped lets you open up the .AIR files and explore and change most everything, and you get to save the changes. I haven't even had a look at a basic .cfg file to see where there might be spoiler effectiveness, etc. entries. I'm super-busy lately, but I'll look into it an...
by harkonnen
Wed May 18, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

I'd love to see some WASP video. I had a laugh at the one where you came off of flaps too fast during a vertical take off and bounced it off the runway with all the sparks. =D> 8) :lol: I want to make one with the WASP once I've got a decent PC, I've got the music picked out and it's storyboarded in...
by harkonnen
Wed May 18, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

Spent a few more nights noodling around and really only managed to beat this thing up a bit more - got a few more rips and tears and blasts onto 'er. Poor ol' thing, full of holes and scorched skin. :twisted: :twisted: I'm liking the way most everything looks, it looks pretty real on the runway and ...
by harkonnen
Mon May 16, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

RD - no dust for you - stick with the JD and ice cream for instant gratification, we need you sharp. :lol: :wink: Jaeg, good idea, I'll try to get extra creative with the packaging and representation. Maybe it'll lend a little authenticity to kind of label and illustrate the drive and weapons system...
by harkonnen
Mon May 16, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: Its file name is f14da106.zip
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Its file name is f14da106.zip

If you don't have Steve Hinson's F-14 Tomcat, you should find it and get the latest revision version downloaded and flying. Guaranteed Tomcat heaven. Search and be sure to have RD's afterburners installed and get all the paints. Steve passed away several years ago and is sorely missed, there's a cus...
by harkonnen
Thu May 12, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

As usual, my flawless memory and fighter jet savvy has me calling an F-14 Tomcat an F-18. Yup, I was hoping for permission to try your F-14 reheat on the Hammerhawk, thanks bud - she's worthy. As for the shuttle, there's really just some folder cleanup and packaging to do on 'er, I'll fit it in shor...
by harkonnen
Thu May 12, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

Here's some shots of my shuttle with mucho flamo via RD's 'batburners'. Will post some teasers of the Hammerhawk as well in a bit... :mrgreen: http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o462/hark2131/keep1-1.jpg http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o462/hark2131/keep3-1.jpg http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/...
by harkonnen
Wed May 11, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

I'll have to post a few glimpses of this thing soon then, I'm getting close to the lights/points/flight dynamics/packaging part of the project, the textures are finally done 'cept for a few tweaks. Took care of a few misaligned images and minor mistakes today and I'm on top of the few niggling model...
by harkonnen
Wed May 11, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: Speed brake question
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Speed brake question

You should be able to find a freewae version of 'AIRed'. It allows you to go in and edit .AIR files and save the changes. Assuming there's no entry for spoiler effectiveness in the aircraft .cfg file, I would imagine there's an entry somewhere in that .AIR file. I'll pop in and have a look a little ...
by harkonnen
Sun May 08, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Re organize aircrafts
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Re organize aircrafts

From what I understand you need to have the correct manufacturer name listed in the aircraft .cfg file found within your aircraft folder. If an add-on author frigs up the name or whatever, FS does not know to put your Cessna's with your Cessna's, it just looks for the manufacturer text entry in the ...
by harkonnen
Thu May 05, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

Wow, still working on this thing. Busy having a life so it's slowed down lately, but I'm down to final texture tweaking - I thought this whole thing was getting silly with the hours put in and then realized that there were still monstrous hours left to go before she'd be ready, so I've stayed with i...
by harkonnen
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: How I got a BIG increase in frame rates
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: How I got a BIG increase in frame rates

Bookmarked so I can experiment when I get FSX and a real PC, thanks for the post Radioman, that sounds promising.
by harkonnen
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: New forum version and layout
Replies: 29
Views: 7942

Re: New forum version and layout

I seem to only have 'Prosilver' as an option in the drop-down for 'My Board Style'.
+ Any chance I could get back to not having to log in each time?

Thanks if you are able to help. :mrgreen:
by harkonnen
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: New forum version and layout
Replies: 29
Views: 7942

Re: New forum version and layout

'Tis ugleeeee.
by harkonnen
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: REFERENCE GUIDE TO FSX.CFG TWEAKS
Replies: 14
Views: 9919

Re: REFERENCE GUIDE TO FSX.CFG TWEAKS

Thanks bud - bookmarked. I'll be needing this once I get a PC that doesn't choke at even the thought of running FSX.
by harkonnen
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

*Rubs eyes* Slowly but surely gettin' there. Doesn't look like much, but this is one of about 10 maps for the main body. I'll probably beat it up some more, then comes matching them all up for consistency. *Rolls bleary eyes* http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o462/hark2131/fsscr1111.jpg http://i343...
by harkonnen
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

Still texturing. Went nuts last night finally applying weathering galore in Photoshop. I'm limited in my Phoptoshop chops, I only know how to do certain things, but it seems to be going reasonably well. Trial and error basically, and being smart enough not to collapse the .PSD's into .BMP's, thinkin...
by harkonnen
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: my hometown airport
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: my hometown airport

Ahh Grasshopper, you have done well. Seriously - that's *beep* nice! Makes flying into that airport two hundred times more satisfying eh? The fun and satisfaction factor makes all those times of banging your head off the desk worth it, eh? Once again, hats off on the learning curve, and a 'real' air...
by harkonnen
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

I imagine (okay, I know) that it can be a little disheartening, even frustrating to put forth consistent effort that is only met with lukewarm, if much of any, response or interest. I respect your decision to concentrate your efforts and time and care to more immediate, and particularly productive a...
by harkonnen
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Downloading and Installing Add Ons
Replies: 24
Views: 8992

Re: Downloading and Installing Add Ons

Is your add-on made for FSX? Sometimes it gets tricky when trying FS9 native aircraft, but there are often easy workarounds by the sounds ofit. Not an old gauge in your aircraft crashing FSX? (It's apparently another common problem, if the author's used older gauges in a panel used in FSX - crashara...
by harkonnen
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Air Training Corps (UK)
Replies: 81
Views: 21181

Re: Air Training Corps (UK)

So good to hear Brain Licker, enjoy.
by harkonnen
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

I'm shootin' for this year... :oops: I'm getting a little anxious. Hope to see this thing really wrapping up soon. Once these maps are finalized, it's FUN time - seeing what they look like on the fighter, I have high hopes this time, no 'settling'. It NEEDS to be in the skies... it NEEDS to be on yo...
by harkonnen
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

Wow, I keep thinking - "Alright, almost done working up bitmaps for this thing, then I find 6 things I've set aside for later work, then each of those things turns into 3 or 4 layers and a rework of each layer. It's really fun, and I'm having great results (I think), but I've gotten a little nuts ov...
by harkonnen
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

Holee, got deep into creating textures over the weekend, and every spare minute. I'm coming up with some decent stuff, but boy it gets cumbersome and slow working stuff up in 3 different image editors. The ideas keep coming, and the ol' mouse is just a smokin', and I think I've got workable maps, we...
by harkonnen
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

Right on - finally all animations are done except the canopy, and that's a breeze. (Watch me do it backwards :roll: ) I was messing around between Photoshop, Paint and Pixia, and mostly accidentally came up with really cool textures for some damage to a side panel, and the guts underneath. Well, I'm...
by harkonnen
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: HammerHawk W.I.P.
Replies: 134
Views: 10536

Re: HammerHawk W.I.P.

Ended up re-texturing the main gear, finally animated it properly. Silly time it of this time, getting the animations just so, again and again, just to find some part of the gear hit or looked like it went through the fuselage, outside the gearbay, or the friggin gear part would show up in the rear ...
by harkonnen
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: Weird AI
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Weird AI

See. It's getting to be more like 'Hark's World Of Faster And Higher Than Normal' all the time. :P