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FSX VC Rain Problem Fix


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#1 jrhoads

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:36 PM

Ok, Some of you are getting confused here.This is not to fix the animated raindrops. That went away with FSX SDK created aircraft. What this fixes is FS9 models that are ported over to FSX. SP2 created a situation where the visibility looking out of the windscreen was obscured when raining. This fixes it for those FS9 > FSX models. Go back and read my original post.Regards,Jim RhoadsFlight1

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:28 PM

Hi, Steve I have SP1 AND SP2 install but i can

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:27 PM

Chuck,If you want the VC rain animations, then do the copy from FS9.This tool is an easy solution for those that do not need the animations, or do not have FS9 installed.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:37 AM

If you still have FS9 on your computer are you better off moving the VC files from FS9 to FSX or is it better to use the Flight 1 fix.Chuck

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:58 AM

>>Now get back to flying your favorites again in FSX. :-) >>http://www.flight1so...x_vcrainfix.exe>>>Regards,>>Jim Rhoads>Flight1>Thanks great support :-)http://i5.photobucke...6/awf1/sign.jpg

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:50 AM

wow! as someone who is trying to startup his own photography business - that's what I call BRILLIANT MARKETING!ciao!Brian S

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:35 AM

Wonderful! Thanks for the early Christmas!George

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:47 PM

Rainy day, dream...comes back!!Thanks Jimi!:-beerchug

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:00 PM

Thank you Jim!- just tried it-looks and works great!http://www.mediafire...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:25 PM

Wow, that was quick! :) Great work. Thanks a lot to Flight 1 for the best support in the business.Jim

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:20 PM

EXCELLENT!! Thanks a billion Jim (and Flight1):D

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

Yes. As I explained earlier... No VC raindrops. Regards,Jim Rhoads

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:53 PM

Thank you! Just verifies the top notch support from Flight1 that's for sure. Quick question, any differences between the original FS9 bmps's and these textures visually?

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:35 PM

Thanks Jim! Works great on our stuff and we thank you for the permission to use and distribute:-)

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:10 PM

If you have been paying attention to any of the recent threads you are probably aware that SP2 has broken FS9 SDK created aircraft with respect to visibility out of the windscreen in the VC when it is raining. It will render the windscreen a solid blue turquoise color.I believe we have a remedy in the form of a utility that we have created. When you run it, it will replace the affected FSX textures with new ones (No, not the FS9 ones, they are our own) and it will back up your existing FSX textures. Restoring those textures is as easy as clicking on the "restore" button.It appears to restore visibility to FS9 > FSX aircraft and does not appear to harm the FSX SDK created aircraft in any way.You may use it, upload it, include it, whatever... but all we ask is that you give us credit. Now get back to flying your favorites again in FSX. :-) http://www.flight1so...x_vcrainfix.exeRegards,Jim RhoadsFlight1

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:18 PM

I am running Vista 64-bit and your patch didn't seem to work... I still got the solid windows in FS9 aircraft after running the utility. *Note: I tried reloading all the data after the patch was applied. It didn't work. :( Now I'm going to see if it works when I restart my PC.(I also had posted another, fresher thread on this... It disappeared from the board list without being fully resolved.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 10:10 PM

Download Joe Binka's "vcrain.zip" from right here at AVSIM, or download the original files directly from Microsoft!vcrain.zip: http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=57104-or-Support Alert: Add-on Aircraft Cockpits Opaque in the Rainhttp://www.microsoft...eintheRain.aspx

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:12 AM

Thanks, will see if it works in the morning... need to get to sleep, it is 12 AM...

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:24 AM

HELP! I installed the new textures, now I get black VC windows and blue raindrops against them!

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:16 AM

I am running Vista 64-bit

have you disabled VISTA's security feature UAC? is FS installed in the programs directory? if these two are 'true' the OS will not allow you to replace the texture files with ones that correct the FSX 'rain' bug.--

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

No, I haven't disabled UAC. FS is installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games. I just ran Flight1's patch as an Administrator.... now all I get is a fully black VC. Going to try Joe Binka's files.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 04:50 PM

Okay, I've tried his files and got the same black VC with blue raindrops... this problem is giving me a huge headache. Going to contact Microsoft Support.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:11 PM

Thanks Jim, works as advertised.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 07:05 PM

Thanks Jim, works as advertised.

You are welcome sir!

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:39 PM

Very nice... Microsoft Support keeps saying their system is not working... !!!





   
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