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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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Well guyz,

 

first of all we should be grateful having people like Emanuel, wasting countless hours to provide a nice flying- experience for us.....

 

As always there are people who criticize others, not doing anything on their own, just consuming without any respect for the work of others! I highly recommand you to spend at least a little degree of humility or- the other option- just try to do it yourself and do it BETTER! ;)

 

And now I got one thing I found out:

 

(please have a closer look at the screenshot attached to this post)

 

Maybe anyone got an idea what I did wrong?!? I followed the instructions (yes I have read the readme and started flying ;) ), anything looks outstanding awesome- but this little part produces a bug in my cockpit...

 

The problem occurs only when interior lights are turned "on".

 

Have a good time thanks a lot in advance!

 

Cheers!

 

FantaVi3r

 

 

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Hi,

 

thank you for your kind words!
 

The issue you experience looks like a conflicting file to me. Do you notice any other places in your cockpit the lighting does not match with the background of the panel?
I guess somewhere a pedestal lighting file matching the old cockpit slipped in with your repaint.

Check the repaints folder to see if there are any pedestal files in there and try to delete them as applicable.

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Hello

can somebody send to my e-mail.

manolinp12@gmail.com

the original files of 

AIRBUSX_V2_VC_PEDESTALLOWER_C.dds 

and

AIRBUSX_V2_VC_PEDESTALLOWER_L.dds

that is in

[FSX/P3D mainfolder]\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus A320_A321 Base\Texture_Fallback_A320

 

because this texture don`t work for me and I dont have backup for this two files.

Please.

Regards from Mexico city

 

 

 

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On 12/8/2016 at 10:22 AM, Emanuel Hagen said:

Can you help me? it is necessary to change the airbus lights in the Airbus configurator to dark lights?

 

 

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5 hours ago, GunzOfShots said:

Hi where are the files to download it? 

 

Well...  scroll up to the top of the post, and look at the right side of the screen.  Please let me know if you still have trouble finding it.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, DaveCT2003 said:

 

Well...  scroll up to the top of the post, and look at the right side of the screen.  Please let me know if you still have trouble finding it.

 

 

 

Hahah well it wasn't there 

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4 hours ago, GunzOfShots said:

Hahah well it wasn't there 

 

Really?  Interesting.  Maybe the screen shot below will help?

 

Screenshot - 12_2_2016 , 9_29_15 AM.png

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Just now, DaveCT2003 said:

 

Really?  Interesting.  Maybe the screen shot below will help?

 

Screenshot - 12_2_2016 , 9_29_15 AM.png

Yh i know when i first went on the forum it wasn't there!! 

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I'm sure that is not normal. So it seems something went wrong here. I also did experience problems and are using the default textures now again. I will give it another try if the 2048 textures are included with the A320 installer.

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1 minute ago, Meyerflyer said:

I'm sure that is not normal. So it seems something went wrong here. I also did experience problems and are using the default textures now again. I will give it another try if the 2048 textures are included with the A320 installer.

Solved using "Dark Textures" in configurator!

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:D

Really, good work - will be amazing if you follow the 5 (!) installaation steps. Thanks, a lot.

 

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Virtual Cockpit textures won't affect your frames except when loading them, after that they are static (don't change) such as the textures of the world around you.  As Frank pointed out, they will only affect your VAS.

 

 

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On 1/13/2017 at 3:48 PM, The Dude said:

Yes, it works in FSX and really looks nice. Will be an option on future AS bus releases. 

Hi,

It really works nice with FSX, if the exact installation procedure is followed. Thanks to Emanuel for the great work done!

I have a question anyhow. All the panels when switched (I mean F9, F10, etc.) are coming with low zoom and have to be zoomed in before seeing them clearly. Is there any general zoom setting, which can apply to all views?

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On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2016 at 4:29 AM, Emanuel Hagen said:

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).

you are saying it wrong. bad english

 

delete all files CONTAINING the word "mainpanel". including means delete all the files along with those  named mainpanel.... nobody caught on that for all that time?

 

fantastic work btw.  thanks for making these and shame on AS for not putting the effort to release it with proper textures.

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