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  1. I have converted all of my repaints for use/install with the new Livery Manager (V2.0).  Is there a chance the site administrators could create a new section/subform in the downloads section specifically for repaints using the new Livery Manager?  This way we can have separation from legacy livery manager repaints without requiring a complete search throughout the original threads or excessive workload for the site admins.   

     

    Secondly, I converted a bunch of my favorite repaints, originally created for the Airbus Extended by Holgi for use with Livery Manager 2.0.  Would it be ethical for me to release these repaints in the above mentioned section provided credit was given to the original author?

  2. On 10/19/2019 at 4:08 PM, Michael Levin said:

    Could someone make a new Delta Airlines A320 repaint for the A320 professional? (I know there's one for the Airbus X, but it doesn't display properly for the A320 professional for me.)

     

    Michael, I have modified Holgi's original repaint to make it work with Professional.  I haven't been able to get in contact with Holgi in order to get permission so release it.  PM me and I can give you a beta repaint.  

  3. For the people who are having problems with P3D shutting down, random CTD with the new Airbus 1.3.0 update, I ran into the same issues, but have  found the solution.  During the course of P3D 4.X development, I have been updating the Client and Content from my initial purchase of the 4.1 version to 4.5.  Once I updated to 4.5, and installed 1.3 version of the Airbus narrow bodies, Pmdg NGXu I started having random CTDs.  Removing such planes and returning to 4.4 was fix.  After consultation with Lockheed Martin's Prepar3d forums, I was instructed to delete my shaders folder, P3D.cfg and update my Nvidia drivers.  Apparently, P3D 4.5 Hotfix 2 has several changes under the hood that make it incompatible with the older shader files and cfg.  Aircraft like the AS Bus 1.3 and NGXu that are complied using the 4.5 SDK make these incompatibilities worse and cause stability issues.  Older aircraft compiled with the P3d 4.0 SDK show none of these issues/instabilities.            

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  4. 6 hours ago, MartinM said:

    It does not only affect flightsimmers. There is a lot more. I got my Antivirus license purchased through them too

     

    This just brings another argument into the equation.  Software DRM never really stops piracy; a quick Google search with show a number of salacious websites with cracks/fixes etc to circumvent said DRM.  The DRM simply punishes end users.  Worse, some unethical developers use the DRM to force users off older software so that they are required to purchase new software at full price. 

     

    Also, as the Aerosoft Team have testified, DRM systems cost money to implement and support.  That extra cost in built into the software's retail price.  If a DRM add $10/Euro to the final price, wouldn't it be better for the developer to leave out said DRM and sell the product for a lower price.  The sales volume would increase while reducing the need for additional support resources.  Perhaps, this might allow such developer to focus on adding addition features to a said product or more frequent updates as opposed to fielding emails for failed/exhausted activations.

     

    Finally, here is a real life example of software in the business world.  Honeywell Aviation Company has been providing us new DVD disks to allow us to upload a new software package for the Honeywell Primus Epic Avionics suite used in the Embraer E-175/195 series aircraft.  While speaking to the Honeywell Representative, I asked him what DRM is contained on his disk.  He chuckled and replied, "None, those measures never accomplish anything."  Wise words indeed.  

            

  5. If anybody hasn't been informed, eSellerate will shutting down their servers.  Initially, original software downloads will be effected.  Eventually, the deactivation and activation portion of said such DRM will be shut down.  This brings up a very important issue for end users.  When eSellerate was initially used as a DRM, software companies took pains to inform users that they would never loose access to their content since eSellerate was a long term reliable software company.  Fast forward now, if your initial software developer hasn't changed over to the new licensing system, or worse is out of business, you will loose access.

     

    This gives me time to thank Aerosoft for not currently using this system.  It is so refreshing to see a software publisher treating us consumers with respect instead of presuming we are all criminals out to pirate their IP.             

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  6. On 8/4/2017 at 8:06 AM, Stefan Hoffmann said:

    Here is the "master painkit" for all three sections together. Use the colored squares as calibrators to insert the large pieces into the smaller final textures. The squares must be located cleanly in the upper left corner of each texture map, without any gap. The the texture sits correct in the "local texture sheet" (3 of 3).

    ASCRJ700_TRIPLE_TEMPLATE.psd

     

    Stef:  

     

    Could you build a Master Template for the CRJ-900 as well?  Also, could you build a layered master template for the tail so that we could see what the completed tail will look like before laying into the PSD?  

  7. On 2/18/2018 at 1:58 AM, Jetwings32 said:

     

    CaptKornDog, in order to do a repaint like that, a painter would need a really good painting for us to work from.  Here is a really good example:

     

    https://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-m1rws/products/4447/images/8866/G2UAL402__87335.1504813557.900.600.jpg?c=2

     

    The reason is that the tail as well as the three strip combo is very hard to create from scratch.  But if I have a high resolution image like that, I can use the image as transparency and lay it onto the flat model. 

     

    Sorry wrong quote, I meant Capt Korn Dog who is requesting the old blue tulip United Paint Scheme.

  8. On 9/26/2016 at 1:36 PM, PatrickZ said:

     

    Then maybe you should try the QualityWings 757. It's a little old, but still very good. QualityWings is an excellent developer, they currently got the 787 Dreamliner and the 737-300/400/500 in the pipeline and those are looking fantastic! In the meanwhile they even updated the 757 and the BAE-146 (their oldest product for FSX) a couple of times.

     

    The other payware 757 out there is Captain Sim. Also a very good choice, but I think when it comes to system depth QualityWings is better.

     

    I have the Captains Sim 757.  It is ok, but has some issues, more like unfinished flaws.  I can use it in P3D, but it is struly not 100% P3D compatible.  I have considered the QW 757, but their webpages says that P3D supported.  I tried to read their support forums for P3D compatibility, but they locked for non-QW 757 owners.  

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