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  1. FlyPIA

    Is there a current source for the Adam Howe guides for FSDS?

    Thanks everyone! I got what I was looking for.
  2. FlyPIA

    Is there a current source for the Adam Howe guides for FSDS?

    I think its an issue with the Microsoft Edge browser.
  3. FlyPIA

    Is there a current source for the Adam Howe guides for FSDS?

    I tried it. Got rerouted to blackbody and got a nuisance virus that locked my laptop up. Told me Windows found a virus and had blocked my computer. Wouldn't let me do anything. I had seen it before from a NR2003 link. So I had to do a hard boot and it went away. So I won't be going there...
  4. FlyPIA

    Is there a current source for the Adam Howe guides for FSDS?

    Unfortunately it appears that site is no more.
  5. FlyPIA

    Is there a current source for the Adam Howe guides for FSDS?

    Hi Bill, I'm late coming to the Develop arena so it figures I would buy products from a company that is out of business. :)
  6. FlyPIA

    Is there a current source for the Adam Howe guides for FSDS?

    Hi Johnman, I do have FSDS 3.5.1 and so far I like it. But I am a novice and would like to have reference material for it. Hence my search for Adam's guides. I have gone to Simmarket but they provide a download link to Abacus. So it's really not available. I was hoping someone here...
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    Is there a current source for the Adam Howe guides for FSDS?

    I wanted to get a set but the Abacus website won't come up and they don't appear on FSPilotShop. I did find a site that listed them but the link for them there was to Abacus.
  8. FlyPIA

    Starting point for Paintkit

    I think I have the texturing worked out now. I also completely remodeled the aircraft and I like it much better. I was way more accurate the 2nd go around. I also got the wing root added though I'm not totally satisfied with it. I'm now going to move on to animations. Thank you for your...
  9. FlyPIA

    Starting point for Paintkit

    Yeah, I figured that out. Little by little its making more sense to me. It dawned on me that every texture folder for the base craft has BMP files with the same name. That way once the parts are mapped in FSDS the texture for the parts can be found no matter what the livery is. I've...
  10. FlyPIA

    Starting point for Paintkit

    It must be a good tool. A lot of you guys use it.
  11. FlyPIA

    Starting point for Paintkit

    OK, I think the light came on. I can make a layered palette now. And it will be pretty easy. FSDS also has a Make Texture Template button. So far my plane consists of ALL tubes. So I was using the WRAPPED option. When I tried to create a template, it didn't look anything like the part...
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    Starting point for Paintkit

    So I can assign textures from within FSDS. That's fairly simple really. You select a part, click on textures, select how you want to apply the texture - top, bottom, left, right, front, back or wrapper. You then add the texture you want to use and click ok on a couple of closing screens...
  13. FlyPIA

    Starting point for Paintkit

    My understanding was to use the 3 view to cut out parts and use them for positioning on the blank palette. Is that correct?
  14. FlyPIA

    Starting point for Paintkit

    Thanks guys! You both helped some lights come on. 1) It appears I need to be more particular about the images I use as backdrops. Since this is my first plane, I pretty much went into "practice" mode and used the first 3 view image I came across. I didn't stretch the images but I did scale...
  15. FlyPIA

    Starting point for Paintkit

    This is where I'm at so far...……...
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