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  1. TrackIR sold. Gunfighter, mount and grips are still available. I wish to propose an interesting discount to those who want the whole lot (Gunfighter + MCG + KG12 + UCM).
  2. VKB gear and TrackIR devices are still for sale! The Flying Carpet, well... it still isn't!
  3. Dear all, I'm selling my flight simulation equipment. Here I will be as brief as possible. For any additional detail please PM me. So, here it is: VKB: Gunfighter Mk.III + MCG Pro grip (RU labels): EUR 330 UCM Short Set: EUR 90 KG 12 Grip: EUR 45 [SOLD]T-Rudder Pedals Mk.IV[SOLD] The GF Mk.III was fully upgraded from a Mk.II (Rev.B) on January 2019, with the exclusion of "Space" cams, which I did not require. The Mk.II (Rev.B) was bought in February 2018. Other: [SOLD]Thrustmaster TWCS Throttle: EUR 45[SOLD] [SOLD]TrackIR 5 and TrackClip PRO: EUR 100[SOLD] [SOLD]UTC Mk II led tracker: EUR 45[SOLD] All these devices have been used sporadically since February 2018. The only exception is the TrackIR sensor, which is a bit older (2016) but functions perfectly. All devices have been kept with great care. VKB devices are like new. Shipping from Italy; shipping costs will be calculated ad hoc. EU strongly preferred. Persian carpet not included!
  4. I AM! (Cockpit textures look great in that shot, seem way better than BoS'!)
  5. I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand your question correctly. For useful knowledge on how the Alpha channel works here, start from https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/15420-custom-alpha-channel-tutorial-for-gimp-advanced-skinners/ The cockpit gauges you see here were a very simple test, where I just "painted" over the instrument. Regarding Deferred Shading and cockpit gauges I don't expect any changes to existing textures. Thank you Nick for the kind words but I suspended the work I was doing on the Folgore, as I encountered too many limitations (tools and time), at least for the moment. I had been messing the sweet Folgore around even before unGTP and Mods On were adopted for the now "old" BoS. The version I released was a simple test that used some of that old work, combined with simple attempts at upscaling. Some cockpits' textures are a bit less welcoming towards AI softwares... I've got around 10 GBs of research and WIP material that are still sitting there... sigh.
  6. I'm sure the work you made so far was pretty time-consuming, but don't forget about the Specular map (or what you see stored in the Alpha channel). In my opinion, that's where every detail stands out when the cockpit is lit, and I find it as important as the "textures" themselves. Good luck!
  7. These solutions have been around and freely accessible for years, announcing that you've incorporated them seems... just not so serious.
  8. I guess asking here won't hurt: I've got a bit of an issue with my Gunfighter base, bought in January 2018. Always used normally, no accidents whatsoever but last week, all of a sudden, the device stopped working. I opened it up for a few checks and I found a severed wire from one of the 4-pin connectors. The pin itself had remained inside the connector, and the wire was "cut" just before the pin, seemingly by itself. The same issue had been reported by other users on VKB forums and I expect to be provided with a replacement cable, but in the meantime (haven't received any reply so far neither from the official AliExpress VKB Store from where I bought it, nor from VKB Support) I'd like to ask if there's anywhere online I could find the cable and order it by myself. I cannot fix it because I have no tools whatsoever (I imagine I'd at least have to open/clear the pin, peel the wire and crimp it). Thanks in advance for any assistance!
  9. Is anyone aware of what would precisely be the German equivalent of a regional geoportal or a national institution/archive that collected and published historical aerial photographs?
  10. I see. That's precisely what I meant with case by case, as some places show different trends, even opposite.
  11. Generally (although this should be examined case by case) forested areas have been reduced dramatically due to the growth of cities, industrialisation and decrease of agricultural activity. The landscape you look at now can be barely recognizable even 25-50 years ago. Actual data can be good for approximating the forest's species but for understanding their size historical aerial photos are the way to go. Same goes for representing cities and the countryside.
  12. Quick question: I'm encountering a strange issue with the MiG-3 cockpit template released by Jason. Specifically, the front instrument panel isn't the same size (it's slightly larger) than the one present in the game's own texture (extracted from the .gtp archives). As a result, the holes for some gauges don't match the 3D model. Has anyone encountered similar issues? Edit: confirming the wireframe layer (and the provided cockpit template) doesn't match the 3D model for the front instrument panel on the MiG-3.
  13. Bad day, Arthur? Head to the official FC thread, you'll find more answers already there. You could also check this review: https://stormbirds.blog/2019/11/18/flying-circus-vol-1-full-review/
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