[jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO

  • From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 23:05:15 +0100

In FS2004 the point source lights were altered by changing the halo.bmp.
Some bright spark started it off by wanting brighter taxi lights on the
aircraft and found that making halo.bmp lighter did the trick - not
realising that the same bitmap is used for runway lights and several other

Flight Environment had four or five options for changing this bitmaps
intensity and I think the same is also available in ASV6. Failing that there
was also an FS9.cfg hack which I think many of us used. My hack was:

RUNWAY_LIGHTS_VASI_SCALAR=0.70 // scales VASI lights) les 4 enligner
RUNWAY_LIGHTS_APPROACH_SCALAR=0.70 // scales approach light bars


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 14 August 2007 22:35
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO

Back to lights at Bristol. Not only are the ground lights Huge but I've
just taxied in with two AI aircraft landing. The landing lights on bothe
were extraordinarilly larfe, almost obscuriing the aircraft. A bit of a
coincidence but I can't see how it can be a positional distortion of the

Gerry Winskill

Gerry Winskill wrote:

> Sorry I can't join you but I'm currently mid flight, from this
> afternoon's Keflavik destination to Bristol; of which more anon.
> I dithered over doing it on IVAO but, inexcusably, chickened out! I
> couldn't see a way of getting through without tangling with either ot
> the two centres; Shannon or London Centre. A  bad case of LMF!
> Preparing a flightplan in FSC produced another showstopper. No problem
> with the outbound flight but the return, just a mirror image, was
> tagged as unacceptablr by FSC ????? What with an iffy flightplan and
> fighter command protecting the skies, I've taken the cowards way and
> am a third of the way of doing it off line. Must try harder! In fact
> it's not the proceedures that I find daunting; I'm reasonably
> confident I can deal with those and with the aircraft. The offputting
> nature of my first attempt was down simply to the speed of delivery
> and distortion of that evening's Scottish control transmissions. We've
> got used to the speach mannerisms of our own group, whilst being
> relatively willing to shout out if we can't hear.
> I'm doing this return flight in the Citation, to check on FSC's TCAS.
> Using the B757 it was self triggering again, after a decent period
> without, since I reinstalled FSC. On this trip the Citation isn't
> doing it. I suspect it might be caused by aircraft that have several
> liveries and titles built in. The one not tied to the model being
> flown might be triggering the TCAS.
> Another investigation looms!
> Back to Bristol Xtreme. The lighting there is so bright that, at
> night, it excludes the runway, completely. The question has been
> raised on the UK2000 forum. The reason has been put down to a
> limitation of FSX that prevents the use of decent lighting. Bovine
> Excrita! A visit to other third party sceneries doesn't show the same
> effect. Although the FSX, Xtreme, versions of Stansted, Gatwick and
> Glasgow are bright, they are tolerably so. Therefore the problem is
> confined to Bristol and can't be blamed on MS. I tend to be put off
> visiting the UK200O forums. The posters are a bit too sycophantic for
> my tastes. I can't see the need for such gushing gratitude, for
> something for which we've all paid.
> Gerry Winskill
> bones wrote:
>> Logged on for an hour or so if anyone needs to test - or go for a
>> little flight..
>> bones
>> bones@xxxxxxx
>> http://fsaviation.net

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