[jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 22:47:43 +0100

Aye, verily, so mote it be ... Amen

V Rev MikeB

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul
Reynolds
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 10:43 PM
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO
> 
> Thou shalt agree with thyne prophet Summons or thou shalt be 
> ex-communicated. That thyne prophet has profitted from thee 
> is irrelevant, apparently.  I suspect that there are a few 
> JHB'ers who will heed the warning and not follow the FSX 
> scriptures of the said guru.
> 
> Paul
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry
Winskill
> Sent: 15 August 2007 21:53
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO
> 
> 
> 
> 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 - not realising that the same bitmap is used for 
> runway lights 
> >> and several other objects.
> >>
> >> 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:
> >>
> >> [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
> >>>>
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