Posts by Buzzard2008

    Ah yes a mate of mine who has some experience with computers but not with simming said the associated bmp file will usually sit directly above the associated tif file, I think we may some how have a foot in the door here 😎 cheers guys for your help 😊

    is there any reference in either file to associate them with each other so you can identify them then delete the bmp version and keep the tif version before the convert process? Numbers? Anything? Cant you just "drag" the bmp file into gimp then return it as a tif?

    let me get this right Rodeo, if you drag an image into gimp and manipulate it, save as a tif then put it back into your images with the other untouched bmp files you should not have a duplicate? Would the computer not say,"this file already exists would you like to replace it"? So, after you've manipulated your images saved them as TIF then put them back in with the other untouched bmp files do you then use the converter?

    let me get this right Rodeo, if you drag an image into gimp and manipulate it, save as a tif then put it back into your images with the other untouched bmp files you should not have a duplicate? Would the computer not say,"this file already exists would you like to replace it"? So, after you've manipulated the chosen images saved them as TIF then put them back in with the other untouched bmp files do you then use the converter? Will it convert both TIF and BMP files all together?

    Yes!!!!! I done it!, I got some scenery of my local Area Paraparaumu into Aerofly FS2, yeah I know its not pretty, I havn't done any masking round the shoreline or Kapiti Island. I downloaded it at RES 1 so not the sharpest but hey I dont care! I can only get better at this:) thankyou Jeff for your patience and thankyou to all the IPACS team for creating these tools so we can join in. One thing I am wondering though, can you still do masking and colour adjustments after the scenery is in or does that have to be done during the process?

    Heya Jeff, Man this doesnt look so easy. I have successfully created the TFW file but am now stuck on Creating/Editing my TMC file. More the "Create" bit. In the tutorial it talks of converting the co-ordinates to decimals, The example shows the use of FSET to do this but since I selected my area I have closed FSET so how do I get the exact same area that I selected? and once I have got this information and converted to decimals where do I put this information? I dont have a TMC file which is why I'm stuck on "creating" one. I'm miss understanding the tutorial, I'm not very good at following written instructions, I'm a visual person and look forward to maybe a step by step video tutorial on how to do this in the future ?? :)


    Andy

    It seems I dont have any INF files, it just keeps coming up ERROR NO INF Files, no matter which files I put in, Im lost :) Ive gone and deleted everything including FSET so I'm just gonna start from scratch again but for what I did download I didnt think there were enough files anyway, it says in the tutorial that It would produce 6 BMP files, I only had two :)

    Ok thanx Jeff and yes I am using FSET, I wanna have a good bash at this, there's a saying, "The only stupid question is the one you don't ask", but gee, I dunno bout that lol. Is the Image file a BMP file? I have two BMP files, one is a Thumbnail so I guess that one is excluded? :) Ill get there in the end haha

    Cheers Rodeo that has worked 😎 but I used Virtual Earth as a data source and a lot of the images that I could see loading where washed out and had clouds in them so I deleted everything and used Google Earth, it loaded clear images but when I went to my working/scenery folder there were only about 6 pics of large areas near where I am but none of my town Paraparaumu New Zealand, yeah don't know what went wrong there lol, apparently Google does not work is this correct? I don't have the programs like photoshop etc to mess around with clouds and colour and even if I did I wouldn't know where to begin😊I also have 2 Googles in my ini file, I think I've messed up here somewhere along the line, hmm, maybe I should just delete everything and start again? If I delete my ini file will it build a new one?