That's one way of dealing with problems. My reply to his showing a shot of Gatwick was to ask him to say what Bristol looks like, on his system. My request seems to have fallen off his forum. Perhaps it's global warming and it's vapourised in the heat.
I don't pull that stunt and my rubbish is Freeware. Gerry Winskill Gerry Winskill wrote:
I use the [DISPLAY] lines in FSX, having origina;lly learned of them from you, for FS9. But there are two problems with the GS lighting.It isn't affected by the settings, whereas all other designers works and Default are. GS admits he uses a different system and blames MS because his system doesn't work. This is twaddele and inexcuseable, since he designed the four Xtreme fields for FSX. His updates don't change them because he says it can't be done. I'd have thought he only needed to substitute the Default method but don't know enough to be confident of that. His "excuse" is that he just puts in a point of light and has no control over how FSX treats it.The second problem is that the excessive size of the Bristol lights isn't shared with the other three, so there must be something different about this set. Someone mentioned that he was using THTG, so GS thought that was playing a part but hadn't seen the kit. In my post I mentioned that I used THTG but still had the problem, in single screen mode.His reply, this morning, is to show a shot of what he sees at Gatwick, not commenting on Bristol, which is the one I drew to his attention. I've asked him for a shot of Bristol.Gerry Winskill bones wrote: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 - notrealising that the same bitmap is used for runway lights and several otherobjects. Flight Environment had four or five options for changing this bitmapsintensity and I think the same is also available in ASV6. Failing that therewas also an FS9.cfg hack which I think many of us used. My hack was: [DISPLAY] UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=18 TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=400 RUNWAY_LIGHTS_SURFACE_SCALAR=0.30 //scales edge, center,end,touchdown,runways RUNWAY_LIGHTS_VASI_SCALAR=0.70 // scales VASI lights) les 4 enligner RUNWAY_LIGHTS_APPROACH_SCALAR=0.70 // scales approach light bars RUNWAY_LIGHTS_STROBE_SCALAR=0.70 //scales RAILs and ODALs) bones -----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 effect. 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