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cheezyflier Captain

i recently tried to use david copely's updated lightning for FSX. i kept getting a guage error for a guage i couldn't find. (lear_45.spoiler)
i un-installed it because it was making my resolution go all loopy in free flight. do any of you know where i might find a nice freeware lightning for FSX?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Well you could start by telling us where you got the loopy one from so we won't run around in circles Very Happy

I just want to mention it again, the same aircraft can be quite different due to it having been hacked and modified and uploaded to some shoddy library.

Meanwhile, if you want the lear_45.spoiler gauge, I'll upload it for you -- strange that you don't have it Cool

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cheezyflier Captain

i got the model and the update file from simviation. it had the guage, but it kept telling me that it was created for FS98 and was not supported. then when i clicked ok, (the only option) and went into free flight, that's when things went bad. the model itself was the "factory fresh" P-38.
i didn't try the "triple play" package that i have on FS-9.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

cheezyflier wrote:

i got the model and the update file from simviation. it had the guage, but it kept telling me that it was created for FS98 and was not supported. then when i clicked ok, (the only option) and went into free flight, that's when things went bad. the model itself was the "factory fresh" P-38.
i didn't try the "triple play" package that i have on FS-9.

You're doing my head in cf Very Happy

Ok, the update is by Roger Mole I take it. I don't understand why when loading the a/c it would be looking for the 'lear' gauge. I searched every single panel.cfg in RM's update package for a reference to that gauge but - nada.

Yesterday I couldn't even find David Copley's site (figuring that going to the source would be a good place to start) ... but I've found it now, in case you want to have a look: http://www.kazoku.org/xp-38n/
So on this page he says: "As for FSX updates, I've decided to put those on indefinite hold. There's too much work to do for little gain. So I'm sticking with FS2004 for a while, as far as making models."

On David Copley's 'Models' page: http://www.kazoku.org/xp-38n/model/index.htm he actually refers to Roger Mole's update:
"* For those who have attempted to use my models in FSX, I want to mention several problems, all known issues with running FS9 models in FSX:

1) panel window and gauge problems
2) blurred prop textures are rendered behind clouds (exterior view only)
3) scenery behind canopy glass is messed up / missing
4) 'un-textured' parts are all black
5) emissive parts don't shine (eg, non-fx lights)
6) no landing lights (somewhat fixed by FSX SP1)

With my permission, Roger Mole has released a package that helps with issues related to #1 (panels and gauges). Download from SOH."

So the only possible solution I can think of now is that you make sure you've put the CAB file (2Eng_Switches.cab) in its right place - just copy and paste into the gauges folder should do. I'm assuming though that you've already done that...

ROFL I just reached enlightenment!!!

I kept looking at the Info.txt instead of the ReadMe.txt Shocked

Did you see this?

Update Contents and Procedure
=============================

You must first install David's aircraft into your FSX folders using whichever method you choose (main Simobjects\Aircraft folder, your own Aircraft folder etc). THERE IS ONE PROVISO TO THIS. DO NOT PLACE THE ORIGINAL RSTART1 AND RSTART2 GAUGES IN YOUR MAIN FSX GAUGES FOLDER!!

I have no idea how if at all the 'RSTART1 AND RSTART2 GAUGES' relate to the 'Lear' gauge - but we might as well go by the book.

You could also try to place the .cab file into the panel folder of the P-38 instead of the FSX/Gauges directory.

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cheezyflier Captain

deleting the original start guages is has something to do with some sort of problem where the originals would not spin the engine fast enough to start so they made new ones, which are part of the update.

as far as the lear gauge goes, it's not looking for for it, it is telling me the guage is from FS98 and no longer supported. i was the one looking for it, so i could un-install just the gauge.

but either way, all the way back when i started coming here, you schooled me then about reading the "read me" file before doing anything, a lesson i never forgot. it has served me well. i did spot the thing about the known issues, but was hoping i could get past them. sooner or later someone will make a nice one for FSX but i suppose i will have to wait untill then.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

cheezyflier wrote:

.. sooner or later someone will make a nice one for FSX but i suppose i will have to wait untill then.

There is one available from Aeroplane Heaven:

http://www.aeroplaneheaven.com/ Cool

(Why do I have the feeling that your eyes are fixed on the Lancaster?!?)

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cheezyflier Captain

Tailhook wrote:

cheezyflier wrote:

.. sooner or later someone will make a nice one for FSX but i suppose i will have to wait untill then.

There is one available from Aeroplane Heaven:

http://www.aeroplaneheaven.com/ Cool

(Why do I have the feeling that your eyes are fixed on the Lancaster?!?)

the aeroplane heaven one is payware Sad
as far as me finding the lancaster attractive, well, ray charles coulda seen that one comin! it's pretty sweet lookin. my wife is going to hate it when i actually begin working. i'll be buying add-ons left and right.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

I was well aware that it's payware when I gave you the link to look at... always thought you were rich Very Happy

But here's a way out of your dilemma: Before you actually begin working, get your wife to pay for the add-ons -- just tell her she can't have it both ways. Cool

I found a snippet regarding the APH P-38 yesterday (have lost it in the meantime Embarassed ) which explained that Copley's P-38 was actually used to some extend. Textures and sounds had been changed, a VC (3D) panel added and the 2D panel left out with the exception of a small PFD on the bottom of the screen. They also added different guns and tanks.

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Use the numeral pad on the right of the keaorybd. Left arrow to look left wing..right arrow to look right wing..and so on. You might have to turn the num lock off, I can't remeber. There ya go! Happy flying

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wow, this thread has been here a long time!
i ended up going with the sky unlimited p38. i should say, it's a great model.
i never did get the lancaster. since then, i've gone G/A

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