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      Falcon BMS Server Update: New Minimum Connection Bandwidth Requirement - Increased to 2048   12/10/2017

      As of December 10th 2017, the Required Minimum Connection Bandwidth for all clients is now forced to 2048.  In addition, the former config entry denying potential P2P connection types has been removed.  Both of these changes are due to reports of increased server and client multiplayer stability, and we are hoping to see the same improvements here as well.  Please report anything unusual while playing in the coming week so we can asses the benefits of this change.  Thank you!


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Everything posted by Static

  1. oh good one
  2. Making some Harrier Tail art . This is an actual paint from the VMA-513 Squadron. I need to skew it on a layer and get it all in the right position to lay onto the skin file. I am also going to "Dirty" up the Harrier a bit more and work on all the rivets and lines on it.
  3. Yeah the masking helps big time. Looking forward to seeing the final product. I have not done this i quite a while either and need to brush up on some skills. Making skins at a lot of fun and when you see the final flying around it is very rewarding. The guys over on BMS forums are helpful with all the posting they have done on these topics. Pretty much everything has been answered at some time. It is just a matter of finding that magic post you need the information from.
  4. what skins are those ? Semler?
  5. I use GIMP - Yes you can use photoshop and highly recommend that. I had to get a DDS file plugin. I use layers a lot. I am going to go over the entire jet and make a new skin with all the lines and rivets - But for now I am just going to do my tail artwork and put it onto the Generic BMS skin. I don't want to take somebody else work and overwrite it. BMS is fine (LOL) I do have templates for every F16 Jet made by RedDog. It makes doing art Work on them WAY EASIER as there are layers for everything. You can turn on and off bird slicers in the layers and the reinforcement plates on the later model F16 - Quite amazing skin templates.
  6. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1F6C5xmuOg6EAuP9Hr17pdelFGY3aGt4q see if you can get the files out of there =---- i never did the google drive thing yet these are the skins you OVERWRITE in the Objects floders ---- 36 37 38 and 39 are the tails ----- the rest are the entire jet... MASSIVE Upgrade to that jet ,,,,,, 12 files total. Check out my skin in the last pic --- i added the bombs from the pic below to it--- and all the numbers for the 4 jets are areal planes----- Thanks to RED DOG For the Template
  7. get with me on team speak later so you are not running around chasing your tail ... I can make life a lot easier for you on this topic.... there are little things you need to know... #1 how you going to open up a dds file and layer it? What software are you going to use? What compression for the output files? Ill chat with ya see ya data/terrdata/objects/KoreaObj data/terrdata/objects/KoreaObj_HiRes <---- BMS looks in here if you have HI RES Checked in the setup -----BUT It ALSO LOOKS in the first OBJ folder i said above most of your work will go in the low res folder...... im going to give you my skins from my block 30s....... take a look at them and the dds files ok? #1 Copy BOTH of Your Korea Objects folders. email me and ill send you the files for the block 30 F16s from Selfridge ANG base in Michigan. They are sweet but not used much as they are a very old block plane. But they are on our server. If you install this skin and fly that plane this skin will be on it. callsignstatic@gmail.com
  8. there is 1 file right now... i am working on making a layered file ... but here is the full .DDS File it is in your Korea objects folder ... 1075 and along with 1076 <------- Copy these and safe guard them b4 editing them ) ALSO they are in you Korea Hi RES Folder - There are 2 sets of plane skins (mentioned above 1075 1076) (SOMETIMES) You need to learn about the dif sizes - I have not done this in a while but ill be back on it in 24 hours they are basically double in size... Look up my tailart on the BMS forums... I made 4 tails for the F-16s that flew out of my home town a long time ago... that took me 2-3 weeks to learn to do that... it was not easy.... nothing is in a straight line and a straight line meets on another side of the grid ... you will see... that pitch fork is in 3 places on my f16 tail art -- and comes out perfect on the model I can already see this harrier is skewed beyond belief in the dds file - it does not match real life angles - going to be tricky to get it going... and i have no idea where the rudder is in the DDS file lol......
  9. Skin lessons 101 Skins are only viewable to yourself. We use F16 CM50 as an example. If I overwrite the skin file for the F16CM50 - every CM50 in the sim will have that skin on it. (it is a personal preference and will show up in MY screen shots.) If I run a flight of 4 F16 CM50s and you are my wing and I take a screen shot your plane will show up as the skin i have for plane #2 EVEN if You have a different skin. It is local files and they do not propagate across systems. That being said---- nothing shows up on servers in respect to the visual changes you have made. AND b4 you do any type of skin improvements or alterations make sure you backup the correct directories to revert if something goes crazy. There are integrity checks on the server and look into your DAT files (they dont care about skins) but once you start modding be aware of this and backup all files necessary.
  10. Sorry Geek I jumped to conclusions that day you and I were on the server. I did not see anybody on the server for days and I was pretty much on it for 4 days at least 6 hours a day. I fly Harriers out of that base constantly and never saw a F-16 get fragged out of there by the server ever. When I did see it, I jumped to the conclusion you were fragging the flights. Sorry again. Sorry for the disruption pilots... ~Static
  11. Hey Rotblut.... You are texting to Kavlenko but it is coming to me... lol ... but yeah I will help ya out also. Talk with Semler about getting your flight stick setup and hit me up if ya got any questions.

    1. =VG= Rotblut

      =VG= Rotblut

      Thanks, I come back to you as soon as I loose my Steel Ocean addiction (for the Moment) ;)


  12. Hello Semler. BMS is down. Tried to get on at 9am EST and no joy. Retried at 11am - Same

  13. I'll be flying all night tonight look me up on The VG server and TS ------ Want to learn jump in - Want to lead - Jump in
  14. Where is Brain? making music?
  15. 1-airsource to ram 2- Battery on 3- Fuel - Master Fuel switch Up (yellow white left side) and fuel pump switch up (below the master) 4-JFS - Click once and engine will spool up to 20% 5-Nozzles to 40 degrees 6- wait for engine spooling 7- Hit idle detent button 8- Generator On Switch up after engine spools up to 70% - Set Air source to dump (right click 1 time - switch will come back 1 spot) see #1 8.1 -clear errors and load data cartridge 9- Turn lights on - Turn Hud Bright up - INS Align 10- Coms on right panel - 1 click to set it on PRESET (your presets for coms) - and the other knob to the right 2 clicks to set BOTH 11- Click UFC Down switch (right side below the Coms switches in Step 10) - you got coms on now - set Com1 and 2 Volumes up on the front UFC panel (push the white buttons to change UHF or VHF radio preset or to enter a frequency) 12- Under left MFD - Right and Left Hard points power on - FCR FCC and SMS tun on- 13- Align INS switch after align is complete and flashing ready - Turn on countermeasures program TAXI
  16. Lets go fly Kav

    1. =VG= Kavelenko

      =VG= Kavelenko

      Sure Static how about we meet up on the server either Monday night or Tuesday night. My wife works night shift those nights so I usually stay awake all night. We're about 11 hours ahead of Zulu time.

  17. Howdy
  18. Harrier fans are going to love this....... Harrier AV-8B Click Link for Harrier NATOP manual..... https://info.publicintelligence.net/AV-8B-000.pdf
  19. i have no idea how realistic it is - i can say this though ---- if you ever see a Harrier land in front of (You Wont) it is nothing short of a miracle that the engineers could do this. there are 4 nozzles the 2 front nozzles are cold air and the two aft are hot
  20. found this great article on the TACAN system. Props go out to United Operations Group for this. I like the explanation of setting up yardstick. Do you guys set it the same way? I fly a lot of lone wolf missions and as of late and flying the Harrier quite a bit. I have not set up air to air TACAN in quite a while. http://www.unitedoperations.net/wiki/TACAN
  21. Getting old Dude

  22. Nice Score Lads! I missed this one
  23. Okay I did not have time to listen to it all. Damn some of that sounds real good Brain! I downloaded it and will take a listen to the tracks tomorrow. Cheers. You may be happy to know I christened my brand new head phones with your song "Fones are Phunny" you better copy right that one b4 a Evil Disco band steels it.