John Glanville

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  1. John Glanville

    Removal of uploads

    Joined today ( an hour ago ) and proceeded to downvote some of my old posts . At least I WAS a productive member for some years but that is how it is - Todays news is tomorrows wrapping for your fish and chips . John
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    Downvoting old posts AGAIN

    I recently open this topic : It seems that someone else ( or the same person ) has downvoted the original post ( from 2010 ) for a second time . What can be the reason to DISAGREE with a preview of ( what at the time was ) a " Work in Progress " . Will I get at least a response from this individual as to why they did so ?? It is not possible to react to the original post ( or the post linked above ) as this was locked some time ago and the livery in question was made for the AirbusX ( and is STILL available on a well known flightsim site ) . John Glanville
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    Is this some kind of joke ?

    We'll just wait and see then ( not holding my breath though ) . John
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    Is this some kind of joke ?

    Thanks for the quick reply and result but I was hoping atleast to hear why this person uploaded this livery in the first place as it is already included in the product - let alone the way it was " packaged ". I contacted DetCord ( who is the co-authour of these American liveries ) but due to the time difference have only just received his reply . As he is no longer a member here he has asked me to remind everyone that these liveries were made with the permission of American Airlines regarding logo's , colours etc. and under a strict NDA - so anyone altering or uploading them without permission could find themselves facing some legal issues - these are DetCord's words - and I believe that he is referring to American themselves regarding any such legal action . John Glanville
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    Is this some kind of joke ?

    Dave , The proof is in the product . By comparing each texture sheet ( by overlaying them ) you will see they are an exact match pixel for pixel . That someone makes a " similar " livery of an airline is one thing but there are ALWAYS going to be small differences , with this " download " there are none , each texture sheet is the same . I really don't want to have to search the file library for anymore of these uploads but not having much choice in the matter as it stands . One example is the MID section where I added text to a red / white stripe ( made entirely by myself - so I know what is written there ) which is also present in the download linked in my post . Another is the striping in the TAIL section is also exactly the same . I also " corrected " a misalignment in the windows - also present . There are several more instances that I will not mention here . I am just about to go to work and will prepare ( if needed ) a complete file where these textures are overlayed so that you can see for yourself . John Glanville
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    Is this some kind of joke ?

    I came across this " download " and all I can say is that I am very disappointed that someone would upload a livery that is not their own work . Why it is packaged as separate texture sheets ( without a [fltsim=XX] entry ) is puzzling to say the least . The livery in question N911UY is even included in the product and was made by DetCord and myself - so proof enough that it is our work by simply comparing each texture sheet - there were " improvements " made that are not in the paint kit . Hopefully this will be removed in the near future . Maybe it's time to appoint a Livery Manager would could check before allowing such " uploads " to be made . John Glanville
  7. Just had a notification that " someone reacted to a post " , so followed the link to discover that someone downvoted the post ( from 2010 !! ) , as I cannot reply to this individual ( and have no idea who or why ) or reply in the thread itself I will start this topic in the hope that this person will at least tell me why he downvoted it in the first place . Topic in question : John Glanville
  8. John Glanville

    Livery Making Problem

    You have " Generate MIP MAPS " ticked , simply untick .
  9. @ Darryl The point i am trying to make is that the " problem " is not the paint kit as you seem to think but the painter of whatever livery you are commenting on . It is very simple to tone down the level of dirt on any part of the fuselage you want , or leave the dirt as the maker of the paint kit made it . I stand by my statement that there are very few " spotless " Busses around , they all have some level of dirt on them - in the air they make money - on the ground they cost money , it's as simple as that . John
  10. @ Darryl It isn't a " single " layer at all , there is a group ( of layers ) in the paint kit named " Dirt " where most can be found ( but not all ) . As far as " clean " or " dirty " is concerned , the only clean Busses you will find are either just being delivered or just returned from a major maitenance check . How would I know ? By looking at literally thousands of photo's during the time I painted them , that's how . If you want to see dirty Busses , check out Spring Airlines , the ones I made received complaints about how dirty they were though I toned it down as even I found it too dirty . John
  11. John Glanville

    Stall Warning Does not Work

    And then still expect help ??
  12. John Glanville

    Airbus livery issue

    @Ake , Relieved to note that it is not my repaint , as for it not being " rocket science " no one is infallible - painters included , mistakes can be made . DetCord started to make the liveries for SAS with the full co-operation of SAS regarding colours and logo's but due to his illness was unable to continue , so I ended up painting the entire SAS Airbus fleet ( with the correct names ) . As seen here : Unfortunately , Aerosoft in their wisdom chose to remove these paints ( without DetCord or myself asking them to do so ) which is their right , so they are no longer here to be downloaded . In answer to your ( next ) question , they are not available elsewhere either as I do not have the time ( or inclination ) to create the neccessary readme files and screenshots to upload to a site such as AVSIM and due to the hack and later server crashes I have to wonder how long it would be before I would have to re-upload everything there too ( already had to do that 3 times ) . John Glanville
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    Paint Kit of the a320

    Of course it's possible to create a " blank " aircraft with the paint kit . By going to the section marked " Livery specific paint ... " and switching off ( unticking ) the layers you don't want to see you end up with an aircraft in the base colour and start to make your paint from there .
  14. This morning I received a couple of notifications that " someone " had reacted to a post of mine concerning liveries that were made some time ago . The topic : was buried on page 8 of the tweaking section and the last reaction was posted May 21 2016 . The " someone " decided to downvote these posts possibly because of the fact that these liveries are no longer available even though as I have made perfectly clear in the past , this was not a decision I wanted to make in the first place . Aerosoft decided to remove my American & SAS repaints all by themselves , DetCord or myself NEVER asked for this to be done and in fact ignored the PM I sent regarding this . I have often been contacted via PM by others asking for certain liveries to be made available but will no longer be doing this if this kind of reaction is going to be the norm . One of the " reactions " was regarding Virgin America , in this topic : I made a full public apology to the VA , improved the textures and added the two new A321's in their fleet . I later contacted the virtual airline and instructed them to download all of the liveries and host them on their own site with my permission , I have no idea if they did so but I gave them several days to achieve this . As I am not the only person who has spent time making liveries for the Airbus series ( at no cost to the forum members here ) , I can only suggest that you could post in the painters forum asking for the livery to be made , or if you were one of the people who " donated " to Holgi's new PC you could ask him ( and have every right to do so ) although he hasn't uploaded anything Airbus related since May 2016 . John
  15. What happen to the Aer Lingus A319?


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      John Glanville

      Sorry to disappoint you but my liveries are no longer available . It was not a decision I took lightly with some 240 liveries and almost 100000 downloads . I was simply " underwhelmed " by the support I received not just from Aerosoft but also the very forum members who ( seemed to have ) agreed with the actions taken by Aerosoft .


      I recently opened this topic :



      This later turned out to be a misunderstanding on my part . I remedied this by apologising to the person concerned in the open forum ( instead of privately ) and also uploaded reworked textures and an additional 2 new liveries .

      If you take the time to read this thread you will see that other issues came to light that only made everything worse . Aerosoft decided to remove two of the most popular airline livery sets ( American - one of which had more than 13500 downloads for just one registration and SAS - the entire Airbus fleet ) made by DetCord and myself without even asking our permission to do so . Simply put , if I was planning to remove my paints why would I be uploading improved liveries and additional paints .

      I was at the time active in the forum still making liveries by request including entire fleets and read the posts on a daily basis but now I see no reason for " contributing " anything here unless an apology is given ( not just to myself ) and that all painters are given the recognition and status they deserve ( instead of just one ) .


      Before being able to reply to the topic above it was locked so I started this thread :



      Even after stating that I had no intention of removing any repaints ( and expecting that the American and SAS liveries would be re-installed on the server ) , it seems that a small minority took it upon themselves to start downvoting every post I made for whatever reason without being brave enough to actually tell me what they " disagreed " with . Even now ( one month later , these posts are still being downvoted ) . I was however disappointed to discover that no one chose to comment in a positive manner or show any support as to what happened . It seems that people are thinking I only painted the Bus for " free stuff " , the only problem with that is I never asked for ( or was offered ) anything from Aerosoft for my repaints even though the American A321 ( N911UY ) is included in the product but Aerosoft " forgot " to include our names in the manual and we received absolutely nothing for it , although others have ( in the past ) received free copies for pointing out spelling / grammatical errors in the manuals or simply uploading a video . This made it perfectly clear that my input in the last 7 years wasn't worth that much ( if anything at all ) .

      This attitude led me to the conclusion that my only option was to remove ALL of my liveries ( some 240 ) myself as no one from the Aerosoft staff chose to make any kind of a reply to my posts and have in fact ignored them . With the sheer number of repaints involved I have no plans to upload anywhere else at this time due to the amount of work this would entail .


      You could post in the painters forum asking for the livery to be made , or if you were one of the people who " donated " to Holgi's new PC you could ask him ( and have every right to do so ) although he hasn't uploaded anything Airbus related since May 2016 .


      I could have just replied " NO " to your post but I feel it is important that you understand that it was definitely NOT my decision to remove anything in the first place , the " MISunderstanding " is all Aerosoft's doing , not mine .