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Repainting aircraft: Using Adobe Photoshop Elements

NW06 Guest

Hi, I am new to repainting aircraft and was wondering if you can help me. I have downloaded blank templates for the aircraft I am attempting to repaint and have edited them using Adobe Photoshop elements. I have then flattened the edited templates and saved them with the same file name but in .bmp file format. I have then copied the edited templates to a textures file in the aircrafts file, and altered the aircrafts .cfg file to include this new variation. However when I select this variation, flight sim 2004 does not like it and closes again. This only happens once the template has been modified.

Any ideas to what i am doing wrong?

Nick

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RadarMan Chief Captain

I split you off from the other thread because it's not polite to hijack someone elses thread.

Radar

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Dave Copeland (davec) Captain

NW06 wrote:

Hi, I am new to repainting aircraft and was wondering if you can help me. I have downloaded blank templates for the aircraft I am attempting to repaint and have edited them using Adobe Photoshop elements. I have then flattened the edited templates and saved them with the same file name but in .bmp file format. I have then copied the edited templates to a textures file in the aircrafts file, and altered the aircrafts .cfg file to include this new variation. However when I select this variation, flight sim 2004 does not like it and closes again. This only happens once the template has been modified.

Any ideas to what i am doing wrong?

Nick

Could be several reasons and without having a very detailed description of the process you are carrying out, it is difficult to help you.
A start would be
1. Include a print out of the Fltsim sections of your aircraft configuration file, in your next post.

2.Do you use DxtBmp.exe to save your texture files as extended bit maps?

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hinch Chief Captain

you need dxtbmp (a free download, search on google) to save in the correct bmp format. there are quite a few! flight sim likes 32bit (888) and DXT3 - both include alpha layers and use the full array of colours.

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