Airbus A320 & A321 2048px HD Virtual Cockpit 1.0.0

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This is my 2048px Virtual Cockpit for the Aerosoft Airbus A320 & A321.

 

Included are high resolution textures for the pedestal, overhead, FCU, fuses (both, overhead and the back side of the flight deck) and photorealistic buttons and switches made right from photos taken on the real deal.

 

Additional VAS usage is at around 100-150mb in Prepar3Dv3.3.

There is no noticable impact on the performance on my or any of the beta testers computers.

 

Painting this took me around 150 working hours plus the countless hours of all the people who helped me with a tremendous effort.

Special thanks go out to Holgi for helping me on some parts of the floor and backwall and Frank for taking all the pictures necessary to realise a job like this!

Without you guys this would not have been possible!

 

This is the 2048px version of this repaint, a 4096px version will follow soon!
You will hardly notice a difference though ;)

 

Due to the enormous effort that went into this (over a month full time work plus countless evenings fiddling around with files and the quirks of our beloved flight simulators) I would apprechiate if you could donate a few € or $ if you like the paint!

>>Please Donate if you like this<<

(Unfortunately only a German link is possible, however just enter the amount, click login to paypal and then you'll be redirection to your language for the rest of the process :))

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Installation Instructions (read this... really!)

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  1. Backup the content of the folder [FSX/P3D mainfolder]\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus A320_A321 Base.
  2. Unzip the file into a temporary location.
  3. Paste the content of the folder A320A321 into [FSX/P3D mainfolder]\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus A320_A321 Base.
    Make sure the content of the three subfolders gets integrated and you should be asked to overwrite 39 files in total. Make sure to overwrite the old files, otherwise this paint will not show correctly.
  4. [Important] Delete all files including the word MAINPANEL in the texture.xxx [where xxx stands for the respective name of the livery] folders within the [FSX/P3D]\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus A32x CFM/IAE folders.
    This is important since FSX will pick files from those folders over those from the fallback folders.
    [Important] Repeat this step each time you install a new livery since liveries come with their own MAINPANEL files, which however are in the default resolution. See the limitations below.
  5. Ensure the Texture_Max_Load in your FSX.cfg/Prepar3D.cfg is set to at least 2048, better 4096.

 

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Known limitations

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  • The aircrafts registration will no longer show.
    This is unavoidable since the registration is saved in the mainpanel file which I had to alter. Thus you need to delete the mainpanel file in which the registration of the aircraft is saved.
    Please ask your repainter to supply you with a version of my mainpanel file including the registration of the aircraft.
    Painters are explicitly allowed to modify the mainpanel files supplied in this package to add the registration of the aircraft and upload them to this forums.
  • Only the dark night lighting version was possible.
    Do not use the Airbus Configurator to change between the bright and dark lighting options! These are not compatible with this repaint.

 

 

Final words:
I hope you will have as much fun flying with my repaint than I had painting it.

 

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...you really read all the way down here here? Stop reading and go flying!
 

 




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One question. if you say thay we must delete the files containing mainpanel in a texture.xxx, we the creators of textures of many aircraft repaints we can't work on them and we could not put the selcal code and registration in these archives "AIRBUSX_V2_VC_MAINPANEL".

But it is a good job

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I'm finding it hard to understand item 4 in the installation about deleting ALL the files in texture.xxx and reference to mainpanel. Are the files in the aircraft livery textures, if you delete all - how do you get the livery?

 

Can you make the install instructions a bit clearer or maybe show some images on how to do it please.

 

Steve S

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Hello Steve,

 

please read the instructions once again, they say " Delete all files including the word MAINPANEL", not Delete all files in [...] and reference to mainpanel.

You are supposed to delete all files in the texture.xxx folder that include the word MAINPANEL (should be two files).

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I have read in many times, call me stupid, I still don't get it..to me delete all files means just that, or should it read delete mainpanel VC files, - a little bit of clarity would help. Can I just leave these files, I just don't understand what I'm supposed to do, even after reading the instructions countless times. As requested, an image or desktop capture of what is to be deleted would be helpful.

 

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I have deleted all the textures including the MAINPANEL word, after installing this cockpit texture my cockpit is blur and the main panel is black.

Any help?

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On 6/27/2016 at 5:25 PM, Theodore123 said:

I have deleted all the textures including the MAINPANEL word, after installing this cockpit texture my cockpit is blur and the main panel is black.

Any help?

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Fixed, just kept all MAINPANEL files and working well :)

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On 12.7.2016 at 3:46 AM, AviationAficionado said:

Stupid thing doesn't even work.

 

Stupid thing works fine unless you're too stupid to install... but don't expect me to help you with the installation if you can't even write useful comments.

 

36 minutes ago, Joe Flyer said:

Tried to reinstall, followed instructions, still with the same result as the above images. Ideas?

 

Please do as I asked in my post from the 28th and I'm sure we can fix this. :)

 

On 28.6.2016 at 5:59 PM, Emanuel Hagen said:

Guys for support please post in the Airbus forums and PM me the links to your threads, else I might miss your requests.

 

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21 hours ago, AviationAficionado said:

I don't appreciate your implication, but regardless it simply doesn't work. Waste of time and thumbs down. 

 

Of the 2903 people who downloaded this paint for 2902 it is running fine, but fine, you have made your mindset and no one will force you to use my textures.
As I have no intention to fiddle with people who can't even post in a nice tone I am kindly asking you to refrain from posting here now.

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On 7/16/2016 at 0:42 PM, Emanuel Hagen said:

 

Of the 2903 people who downloaded this paint for 2902 it is running fine, but fine, you have made your mindset and no one will force you to use my textures.
As I have no intention to fiddle with people who can't even post in a nice tone I am kindly asking you to refrain from posting here now.

Well whilst you continue with that (albeit completely absurd) mindset, I will continue to rant over how this product fails to work properly, and am completley justified in doing so. 

It is a product YOU made, and one that DOESN'T work for me. I haven't an idea why I can't even get the tiniest bit of help with rectifying the issue despite being bombarded with insults. 

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It is not a product at all, you did not pay a single cent to me.

It is something I developed in my free time which is released as freeware.

 

You did not even donate. I do not care whether it does not work for you, I owe you nothing.

You have no rights to use my project and I'm the last one who will help you getting it to work seeing how you treat me.

I'll give you an outage from here now.

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15 hours ago, AviationAficionado said:

Well whilst you continue with that (albeit completely absurd) mindset, I will continue to rant over how this product fails to work properly, and am completley justified in doing so. 

It is a product YOU made, and one that DOESN'T work for me. I haven't an idea why I can't even get the tiniest bit of help with rectifying the issue despite being bombarded with insults. 

 

 

You did start off with a somewhat adversarial approach, your first post was literally "Stupid thing doesn't even work".  People seldom react well to having their work insulted, especially when it's almost certainly not their work's fault it's not working correctly for you, given the number of users who haven't had a problem.
 

You may wish to try a more cordial approach.  You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.

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Unfortunately not, the paintkit is too limited (well, there is no paintkit for the VC at all).

 

I can only suggest using Flight Sim Labs' Spotlights, with these you can add any light you want!

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