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SDL Edit v212 for use with FSDS & Aircraft Animator. Allows complex additions & movements.This version of SDL editor contains additions and corrections to the older version. For the additions and corrections read the read me in the SDL Editor folder after the new program has been installed. The example "Stick" plane file and the textures are in the tutorial files in the SDL Edit folder. If you have a project in progress I would suggest you follow the instructions below The new version has added new variables to the sdledit.cfg file. To save your old macros. 1 - open your old sdledit.cfg file. scroll down to the [AIRCRAFT] section of the file. 2- copy all your created macros and paste them in a separate file. They are all the macros that have the (xxx) following the macro name such as (Wheel) (Custom) etc. Copy and save the motions.dat file to a safe location. Now Uninstall the old SDL Editor version. Go back and Delete the SDL Editor folder.Delete the tutorials also as new ones will be added to the SDL. By Mike Crosthwaite. 3.1MB
Aircraft Animator (AA) Motion Sequence Table By Felix J Rodriguez - html page.
AirEd is the original configurable '.AIR' file Flight dynamics editor. For FS2004, FS2002, FS98, CFS and FS2k. This new version (1.42) adds a couple of handy features for program startup, as well as an FS2k specific data type and ini file entries. By William Roth. 225K
FS200* Extended-Bitmap Editing Utility: Bmp2000 - Utility to allow the editing of the Extended-Format Bitmaps supplied with Combat Flight Simulator and FS2000. Edit Images and Sub-Images in your favourite Paint Program. Create Extended-Format Bitmaps from ordinary Images (most formats). Supports all FS2000 bitmap types - 8/16/32 bit. Added features for creating problem-free replacement Ground textures, for the batch-conversion of multiple images, subimage smoothing, enhanced transparency editing and more. By Martin Wright. 537K
REPTUTOR V2.0 Tutorial document describing how to repaint aircraft for MS Flight Simulator 98. Updates material in REPTUTR1 (which was for FS95 only) using newer tools. Document is in MS Word 6 format (REPTUTR2.DOC). By Iain Murray, 1

Paint Shop Pro Shareware paint package & is quite useable. Ideal for preparing screen shots & Painting textures, etc.

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Airdesign 1. The function of this program, is to calculate the basic aircraft design parameters, of both Gliders and Powered Aircraft, that will determine the flight characteristics of the finished aircraft. File size 39385. R Buhr
Polygon Viewer: Here's a little utility that allows one to search for polygons in MDL files. It only seems to work on aircraft created with FSFS. It requires Visual Basic 4.0 driver files, It also requires a monitor set for 1024x768 or higher resolution. To make use of it, you need to be familiar with hex editing. As a result, it's really for dedicated hackers and hexers. Chuck Dome. 13K
Show - Image Viewer and Converter. Show is a general purpose image viewing and converting program. All main image types supported plus the added advantage, for FS/CFS users, of reading and writing the R8 Texture Format. Convert direct from jpeg (or any supported format) to R8 with good quality remapping and automatic resizing to 256x256. Convert R8 to bmp or any other format for editing. Browse folders of images. Print images via WYSIWYG dialog with mouse placing/sizing. Image adjustment features. By Martin Wright.. File size 646359
Bear Metal Panel Texture Images: Enclosed are two JPG images: One - aircraft side Two - Engine Side These images can be used with Control 2000/Control 2000 ME & paint programs to be pasted over other aircraft images when editing. these images respresent a bare metal texture after pasting you could add details such as doors, windows etc. Regards Garry J. Smith. 97K
BGL2MDL 1.0 A program that converts BGL files into FS98 MDL files. Originally designed for SCASM programmers who want to add moving parts to aircraft but it will work with any BGL file. By Paul Surgeon. 118K
Source2Bgl Source2Mdl is a program that compiles a Scasm source code to and mdl (model) file. It bypasses all hexediting on bgl/mdl files. Very usefull when adding night light effects to aircraft. This program was made by Marco Rensen. 142K

Night Light Effects For FS200* V1.2 This tutorial includes a detailed discription of the procedure and example/lesson for adding night light effects to FS 2000 Aircraft. Requires M98toBgl V3.40, Scasm 2.39 and Source2mdl. Compatibility with FS Night Light Creator unknown, for it was released after the completion of this version. This tutorial was made by Marco Rensen. 680K

FRHED.ZIP : What is frhed? Welcome to the "Free Hex Editor", abbreviated with "frhed". Frhed is a free binary file editor for 32-Bit Windows platforms, like Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT. 291K

IrfanView is a fast FREEWARE image viewer/converter for Win9x/NT and Windows 2000. Supported file formats: AIF, ANI/CUR, ASF, AU/SND, AVI, BMP/DIB, CAM (Casio), CLP, Dicom/ACR, DJVU, EMF/WMF, EPS, FlashPix (FPX), G3, GIF, ICO/ICL/EXE/DLL, IFF/LBM, IMG (GEM), JPG/JPEG, KDC, LDF, LWF, MED, MID/RMI, MOV, MP3, MPG/MPEG, PBM/PGM/PPM, PCX/DCX, PhotoCD, PNG, PSD, PSP, RAS/SUN, RealAudio (RA), RLE, SFF, SFW, SGI/RGB, SWF (Flash/Shockwave), TGA, TIF/TIFF, WAV, WBMP, XBM, XPM. Author: Irfan Skiljan. 623K

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Utilities and Miscellaneous - Aluminum textures. These textures ae designed to look as close as possible to Aluminum under different conditions, five included. Use them when making aluminum parts, but they work in FS200* only! By Erick Cantu. 16K
Aircraft animator sequence creator Created by Colin Norwood in Excel 28-06-2001. 5K
Pixia 2.3b for Win 9x/NT. This is the English version of a famous Japanese free painting and retouch software for full color graphic, with mask, layer functions. Use your own customized brush tips and even use an image file as a brush tip to create unique effects..... 3MB

DXTBmp - 16 bit Texture Manipulator Updated program for the creation, conversion, compression of the 16/32 bit Texture formats used by CFS2, FS2000, FS2002 & FS2004 Uses nVidia codecs for converting Images to 444-4, 555-1, 565, 888-8 DXT1 and DXT3 formats. Allows the editing of 16/32 bit textures in any Paint program. Reads all default CFS2/FS2000/FS2002/4 formats except 8 bit (use Bmp2000 or BmpExt for them). Separate editing of Alpha channels. Good quality mipping. Preview all Mips. Convert most image formats. Import/Export Targa 32 bit images with Alpha. Import DDS. By Martin Wright. 541K

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Rifles_Of_War_For_Gmax If you want to add weapons to your Gmax design but don't have the skills or resources to make one, then here is your chance. This *.zip file contains 3 different rifle models in Gmax format. However, these are not scaled (but it doesn't matter right now). I have other project of these weapons underway. Images were obtained from the internet and the models were made by me. Jessy Corrales. 127K
CFS3 Aircraft, Vehicle, and Building Software Development Kit (SDK) The Aircraft and Vehicle SDK 1.0 is now available!
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight Software Development Kits
AD-2000. Aircraft Designer 2002 v1.2 LT. AD2K2 is a tool dedicated to the designers of aircraft for Flight Simulator 2002™, Combat Flight Simulator 2™ and later version of Flight Simulator. Attention: this completely functional freeware version (password FREE-WARE) is only for private use and gives no possibility of access to a technical support. The only available help is in the tutorial file and ONLY in the tutorial file (included).. Copyright Hervé Devred/A.C.T. publishing/Michel Melchior. Download 4.4MB
MDLC MDL Converter .Version beta117 MDLC is a program to convert scenery files for the Microsoft Flight Simulator and Combat Flight Simulator. The letters "MDLC" are the abbreviated form of MDL Converter. It is not allowed to include MDLC in commercial products without a written permission. Ivan Hsu. 179K
FS2002/FS2004 FSTransparency. FSTransparency is a free program that creates MS FlightSim-style transparent textures from any image for custom smoke and water effects as well as aircraft components. The program supports three modes of determining alpha values: color masks, luminance, and color proximity. The results can be scaled to any texture size and a custom color palette can be applied to create impressive effects from even grayscale images. Requires .NET Framework (free download at www.microsoft.com). By Larry Lewis. 24K
SPB to XML Utility -spb2xml . SPB means SimPropBinary. It is a proprietary file format introduced in Microsoft Flight Simulator X. It is a generic data format that store various kind of informations and can be compiled from different XML files. Files in SPB are read quicker by the simulator than XML files, so when performance is an issue files can be compiled to SPB. SPB is used in place of XML in some parts of the simulator: - Missions - Autogen description - Dialogs localisation - Living World configuration - Gauges (unused) If you look at propdefs files (in the propdefs subdirectory of FSX), you will see all currently supported types. 12K

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