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  1. I am trying to place the LHD4. I can create the KML file, and can successfully do all the remaining steps in Shipyard V2 that are called out in the Manual (V.2), BUT - when I save my new title (in the Aerosoft_ship\Scenery folder), the final screen is replaced with the previous screen. When I try to "X' out of that screen, I get a "not responding" alert, and I have to escape by using my task manager. No new File is found in the Shipyard 2 folder. What am I doing wrong?? I am using FSX acceleration and Win7 (64 bit). Bill
  2. I would like to use my cruiser as an AI model to accompany my aircraft carrier. I see the Valley.mdl (in Aerosoft ship \ Model folder) and the sim.cfg file. Can this model be used as the basis of an AI? Best regards, Bill
  3. Addendum to my previous answer: All I am asking for is that the current scenery .bgl that contains the cruise ship (and the passenger terminal) be modified to not include these items. Then include these items as unique seperate .bgl's. That way anyone desiring an earlier era version can remove those unique .bgl's and replace them with any other terminal or ship of their own choice. The developer does not have to make a new terminal or cruise ship - just provide the capability to have the existing one removable. That can not be that much work. I will still pay (again) as much as the original purchase price. I think that you would be surprised how many customers might prefer to fly from an older Gibraltar. Best regards, Bill
  4. Oliver, I am willing to pay as much as Aerosoft feels is necessary for the modifications. If they would like to release a new dedicated "Reto" version for an earlier era, I'll pay the same price again that the existing modern Gibraltar cost. Bill
  5. I really enjoy the superb Gibraltar, but for me, there are a couple of improvements that would have made it even better (as well as more flexible). The two improvements concern the brand new passenger terminal and the modern cruise ship. Both of these items firmly date the scenery in the present day. I would very much like to fly older period aircraft from Gibraltar, and if those two items had been modeled as seperate .bgl files, I could have simply removed them and replaced them with a terminal and Royal Navy ship more appropriate to an earlier era. Would that give me a perfect Retro Gibraltar? Perhaps not - but it would be one that was VERY acceptable. Please consider this modification. It would require very little work by Aerosoft, and would result ia a much more adaptable scenery. Best regards, Bill
  6. Hi Shaun, Unfortunately, when I do that I get a notification: "couldn't find Microsoft Flight Simulator". I have even tried to put a "Flight Simulator 9" folder into my "Program Files" folder, along with "Aircraft, Gauges and Effects" folders inside the Flight Simulator folder. I get the same notification. Is there no way to install this .exe into temporary folder? Bill
  7. I am about to install the (Fs2004)Starfighter F-104 using the provided.exe. I need to know if I will have the option to select where to make the installation, as 64 bit programs need to install in Programs (x86). I really want to install into a temporary folder - will I be allowed to do that? An additional reason is that I want to use the TF-104 in FSX. I do not have the ability to install into Fs2004 unless I reinstall that entire program. Bill
  8. I did go ahead and install the Catalina into my FSX SP1 system (in spite of the installer warning not to do so). I have a perfect Catalina in SP1. The warning is totally unnecessary!
  9. I was installing the new FSX Catalina, and just before the last button I got a notice that "If you do not have either SP2 or Acceleration installed - GET OUT NOW". I use FSX SP1 by choice, and have no problems with any other native FSX airplanes (I have a lot of them). But - I can't ignore a warning like that! OK, so I'll manually install to a temporary folder and then distribute the PBY, and see what it looks like. BUT - the installer will NOT allow me to install to any other folder other than into the FSX root folder (but then I'll get the warning not to install without SP2 or Acceleration). I did not see any advisory not to buy the PBY if I used SP1 (perhaps I missed something?). So what will happen if I do install the PBY into FSX SP1? Will it harm my SP1 FSX? Will the PBY just not have some features like bump mapping? Will I not have any glass textures? Why the warning? Please advise. At the minute I have a PBY that I dare not install. Bill
  10. Hi Mathijs, I recommend that you Beta Test the new PBY-5A version using Jim Dhaenens superb freeware NAS Pensacola (KNPA) scenery, or any other scenery that has a ramp down into the water. Go the the PBY hangars and ramp at the other side of the scenery and watch the default FSX Grumman G21 Goose taxi down the ramp and into the water. The new PBY should be able to transition from land to water equally well - otherwise you have a contact point problem. I really looking forward to the release. Bill
  11. Mathijs: Will the "Eye Ball" nose turret be the only one modeled? The reason I ask is that I saw shots of military paint schemes that should have the "Standard" nose turret? I believe that the "Eye Ball" turret was not introduced until the late PBY-5A's. I'm eagerly awaiting release. Bill
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