Try assigning notepad to open up those files....if you need to open them.
Just create a new folder on your desk top or wherever.
Then just drag and drop (copy) those files.
It's the samething as extracting them.
Some Zip folder has it in a folder already...so just
drag out the entire folder.
FMS will be able to read .par files from anywhere.
You just have to make sure the .wav file (sound) .bmp (model's skin)
are in the same folder.... and UNZIP
You don't need a _prv file (preview)..that's the little picture you see while
trying to load a model or scneries.
This is what's in a models folder.
a .par file (models parimeters)..this is what makes it fly.
a .X file or .maq (3d mesh)
a wav. file (sound)
Images files (model's texture) as many as the aurther wants
a _prv file (preview)
maybe a text file..(instructions and maybe notes of names for credits)
In order to make the sceneries working FMS that you get from RC-SIM.
You have to convert the all of the images...jpg files into .bmp.
The instructions are in French or German.
If you load the Ratty sceney (terragen images)...it's in ENGLISH
bascailly when you create a differnt scenery..it's the same as
just switch out the skin or color scheme of a model. it's not
A skybox is a model
I've been thinking about Cleaveiw ..if i decide to upgrade,
it would be mostly Cleaview becuase i can convert FMS models
into CV...However I'm not posistive if I have to purchase a software
to convert the models. I'll probably need sometype of 3D software
if i want moveable controls..but do need it just to transfer the models ?
As some of you might notice I converted all of the clearview sceneries in my FMS already..and I can tranfer my Photolistic
sceneries into CV. I've just figure out how to do clift or slops
for panorama type of sceneries.
I also notice clearveiw has been updating the versions like crazy
lately..so I can apreciate the work he's doing. The latest version
dose some strange things to my Vista thou.
I load a new version hoping that black flashing line would disappear.
One of the reason why i like FMS ..will there's models up the
wazoo and I know how to make photolictic sceneries up the wazoo.
So all those high price sim defferently dosen't warrant me paying
a bounch of money and possiblity of having to up grade a vedio card too.
i would like to evauate clearview a little more. I know there's a line
of the perimeter of the skybox...I'm not sure if it's my vedio card
runing the JAVA. But it's hard with only a little bit of time.
Why would i up grade to CV ?? For the smoke and bells ..
I don't belive FMS engine is powerful enough to do that.
At the moment...with my set up or CV in my PC set up.
I rather not have smoke than to see black lines.
keep in mind..just six months ago..i didn't even know how to
un zip a zip folder.
I'm still leanrding.
My graphic in my FMS .lol I made it in 5 mins or less
the panorama just uploaded today. I only use 1024x 1024size images
for the skybox.
Here's what's in a model's folder.
My window gives abreviatons of what they are.
a par file will look like this...This is how you also adjust the model's
perimeter...the way it flys or feels to ya..
example: if you increase the thrust..it'll make the model fly faster
or increase the max speed of the model.
This one is in english , so you can kind of grasp it.
This .par example is in Greek.lol..but notice the numbers on the left are
set up just the same as the .par in english.
So when you see one like this. just make a screen capture like i did
so you'll know what you're adjusting.