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CFS3 -- Editing .cfg files

NSA Guest

I'm quite seasoned at editing the usual savegame file and even the aircraft config files, which contain variables such as aircraft weight, elevator rand, aileron range, etc... I noticed that the gun strength variable and armor variable weren't included in CFS3/aircraft/[aircraft name]/[aircraft name].cfg. I'm most interested in increasing the strength of my guns on my HO-229AV5, but beside the cfg files, I can only find .dds and .m3d files, which are not readable with wordpad, and any attempt to alter those results in full game corruption inevitably. What I need is either a program that can read .dds or .m3d files, or I need to know the trick to changing gun strength, if there is such a trick.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

NSA wrote:

I'm quite seasoned at editing the usual savegame file and even the aircraft config files, which contain variables such as aircraft weight, elevator rand, aileron range, etc... I noticed that the gun strength variable and armor variable weren't included in CFS3/aircraft/[aircraft name]/[aircraft name].cfg. I'm most interested in increasing the strength of my guns on my HO-229AV5, but beside the cfg files, I can only find .dds and .m3d files, which are not readable with wordpad, and any attempt to alter those results in full game corruption inevitably. What I need is either a program that can read .dds or .m3d files, or I need to know the trick to changing gun strength, if there is such a trick.

If those are the same .dds files MS now uses for the textures in FSX, then this page might be of interest: http://developer.nvidia.com/legacy-texture-tools

I admit though, this doesn't make any sense to me. Re the .m3d files - it's making my head spin. Here is a page that might steer you on the right course: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/

I'm groping in the dark and hoping for the best as you can gather. Sim-Outhouse and SimNetwork are good resource centers for most things CFS related. Have a look in their forums if no other solution turns up.

I take it you've tried Hex editors?

NSA Guest

Yeah, the hex editor turns up the same garbage as wordpad. It seems that the .dds and .m3d files are exclusively pertaining to textures. ...... Wait. I just stumbled onto something with the hex editor as I typed this message. There is an ".xdp" file in there which I can read with WinHex and it has the exact variables I was looking for. You saved the day. Thanks.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Bingo! Congratulations - and thanks for the reference to WinHex - had never even heard of it Cheers!

deathdevil Guest

i use the xmlword pad its like note pad u can get it for free at ms web sight Twisted Evil

xmlnotepad2007 Guest

Confused is it xml notepad 2007? that you really mean?
i can't find anything that will open .dll or .xml with windows ME or 2000, darn Crying or Very sad my xp hard drive locked up and the celron in it isn't worth fixin Crying or Very sad

hexedit Guest

does hexedit work on ME?????? says 95 and 98????

hexedit Guest

ok, wise guys, hexedit2.51 works on ME! Cool
now could you please tell me what i can use to open and edit .dll files?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

hexedit wrote:

ok, wise guys, hexedit2.51 works on ME! Cool
now could you please tell me what i can use to open and edit .dll files?

See if this is what you want.

http://www.restuner.com/tour-resourceeditor.htm

Radar

hexedit Guest

Very Happy hey,
maybe it is but do you know of any freeware ones?
thanks Very Happy

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