smoke system

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chris (pilotbissett) Trainee

i dowloaded the smoke system for fs2002 and i dont know what to do to get the smoke system colours onto the aircraftplease can someone help me ❗ ❗ ❗ 😀

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Pro Member Chief Captain
Tailhook Chief Captain

Is this the file you're having problems with:

If not, tell us the name of the file and where you downloaded it from. Idea

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RadarMan Chief Captain

These are the full directions


Dynamic Airshow Demonstration Smoke Effects
02-12-03 version 1.0

1. Six translucent color choices:

> blue, green, orange, red, white, and yellow

2. Three AC postion choices:

> port-wing, center-fuselage, and starboard-wing

3. Dynamic rotation of smoke according to postion:

> wing vortex swirls and prop wash vectoring

4. Four built-in "Y-offset" values from AC "zero" datum:

> +1, 0, -1, -2 ft., (and -3 ft. @ center only)

5. Each effect filename is self-descriptive:

> fx_DEMO-2_cntr_YELLOW.fx = a yellow demo smoke
for center position, 2 ft below AC "zero" datum


1. The "DEMO_Effects" folder has 80 small (2KB) fx
files: the best way is to put them all into the
FS2002 "effects" folder...

2. Below is an example of the [smokesystem] section of
a typical aerobatic biplane aircraft.cfg file...

With this method you can pause FS2002 in window view,
edit the AC aircraft.cfg and save, then unpause FS,
reselect the AC and fly with a different smoke color..

This one below is set for port=red, center=white, and

//---- Adjust w/slashes & put "smoke.X" in order ----------
//----------------- Port Wing -----------------------------
smoke.0=0.0, -1.0, -9.90, fx_DEMO-2_port_RED
//smoke.0=0.0, -1.0, -9.90, fx_DEMO-2_port_WHITE
//smoke.0=0.0, -1.0, -9.90, fx_DEMO-2_port_BLUE
//smoke.0=0.0, -1.0, -9.90, fx_DEMO-2_port_GREEN
//smoke.0=0.0, -1.0, -9.90, fx_DEMO-2_port_YELLOW
//smoke.0=0.0, -1.0, -9.90, fx_DEMO-2_port_ORANGE
//--------------- Starboard Wing --------------------------
//smoke.1=0.0, -1.0, 9.90, fx_DEMO-2_starb_RED
//smoke.1=0.0, -1.0, 9.90, fx_DEMO-2_starb_WHITE
smoke.1=0.0, -1.0, 9.90, fx_DEMO-2_starb_BLUE
//smoke.1=0.0, -1.0, 9.90, fx_DEMO-2_starb_GREEN
//smoke.1=0.0, -1.0, 9.90, fx_DEMO-2_starb_YELLOW
//smoke.1=0.0, -1.0, 9.90, fx_DEMO-2_starb_ORANGE
//------------------- Center ------------------------------
//smoke.0=0.0, 0.0, 0.00, fx_DEMO-3_cntr_RED
smoke.2=0.0, 0.0, 0.00, fx_DEMO-3_cnrt_WHITE
//smoke.0=0.0, 0.0, 0.00, fx_DEMO-3_cntr_BLUE
//smoke.0=0.0, 0.0, 0.00, fx_DEMO-3_cntr_GREEN
//smoke.0=0.0, 0.0, 0.00, fx_DEMO-3_cntr_YELLOW
//smoke.0=0.0, 0.0, 0.00, fx_DEMO-3_cntr_ORANGE

3. Smoke coordinates are "Y"(doesn't work!), "Z", and "X";
"Y" coords should always be zero, others can be edited
for a particular AC...this is why "Y-offset" is used in
the effect files.

4. Below are versions from other aircraft.cfgs:

GMAX P-51 'Reno' Mustang(Orig. design by Roger L. Dial.
Flight Dynamics © Steve Small FSD. Sounds © Mike Hambly):

smoke.0=0.0, -15.0, 0.0, fx_DEMO-1_cntr_RED

Siai Marchetti SF260 (by RealAir Simulations (tm)):

smoke.0=0.0, -5.0, -13.0, fx_DEMO_port_RED
smoke.1=0.0, -5.0, 13.0, fx_DEMO_starb_BLUE
//smoke.2=0.0, -16.0, 0.0, fx_DEMO-1_cntr_WHITE

Default Extra-300:

smoke.0=0.0, -2.0, -13.0, fx_DEMO_port_RED
smoke.1=0.0, -2.0, 13.0, fx_DEMO_starb_BLUE

Default Camel:

smoke.0=0.00, -16.00, 0.00, fx_DEMO-1_cntr_RED

5. Copy any of the above to the AC aircraft.cfg to start,
then edit coordinates as required...

Other Notes:

1. The lines below can be included temporarily in the AC
[smokesystem] to help locate coordinates, as they are
visible blue lights...

This is for perfectionists like me who want the effects
to be located exactly🙂

Open the referenced fx files with Notepad to see where
the "Y-offset" is adjusted....

//smoke.1=0.0, -1.0, 9.90, fx_smoke_COORD_wing_Tester
//smoke.0=0.0, 0.0, 0.00, fx_smoke_COORD_cntr_Tester

2. For ICFX Radial Engine start-up effects users: Revised
and improved version coming soon...

Totally freeware.......

By Jan Rosenberg, aka "JR" and "I.Candymaker"

Comments are welcome!

Pro Member Chief Captain
Tailhook Chief Captain

Ok let's start with an easy one, the EXTRA300:

Open the folder DEMO_Effects.

Copy and paste the contents into the /Flight Simulator2002/Effects - folder.

Open the 'extra300' aircraft folder.

Open the aircraft.cfg file (with Notepad).

Find the [SMOKESYSTEM] section.

Make your [SMOKESYSTEM] section look exactly like this:

//smoke.0=0.00, -0.70, 1.40, fx_smoke_w//
smoke.0=0.0, -1.0, -9.90, fx_DEMO-2_port_RED
smoke.1=0.0, -1.0, 9.90, fx_DEMO-2_starb_BLUE

Close the aircraft.cfg and save changes when prompted.

Now you can load FS2002 and fly the Extra300. To activate the smoke hit <I> -- that's all. 😎

Pro Member Trainee
chris (pilotbissett) Trainee

thanks everyone that has helped me overcome my prob thx

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