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    -Everything you know about upcoming Flight Sim from Microsoft-

    WSL is Windows Subsystem for Linux. Sort of a containerized Linux emulation layer, then you can pick one or more Linux user-space distro's to run on top of it (Debian, SUSE, Ubuntu etc). It's mainly just for bash command line though, but you can run a Windows X server and use Linux GUI apps as well.
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    -Everything you know about upcoming Flight Sim from Microsoft-

    Have you tried WSL? I just thought I'd ask since I always found dual boot to be a pain.
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    Setting Origin in System Unit Setup (3DSMax)

    For what it's worth the system unit scale setting is mentioned in New Aircraft Procedures of the Modeling SDK: http://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/sdk/modeling/3ds_max/modeling/new_aircraft_procedures.html#Setting%20Units%20of%20Measurement Thanks to the title this section is often ignored by scenery...
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    Setting Origin in System Unit Setup (3DSMax)

    Gmax user here, but I think it's the same. Origin slider is just a calculator to show you the measurement resolution at the set system unit scale and a given distance from origin. Moving the slider doesn't affect anything, it's just informational. The SDK mandates 1m unit scale, presumably...
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    Static Aircraft based on AI-Model

    For compatibility questions I'd ask in the SAMM forum: https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/forums/static-aircraft-model-maker.114/ The user manual doesn't mention anything older than Win7.
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    Looking At Making My First FSX Aircraft Addon

    I don't know much about using Blender but a few things I could point you at: 1. Check out the Blender forum here: https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/forums/blender.136/. There is a Blender2FSX toolkit for exporting your Blender model to FSX. Note the toolkit doesn't yet support Blender 2.8. 2...
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    Static Aircraft based on AI-Model

    There's a tool called SAMM that does this: http://stuff4fs.com/newpage.asp?Folder=SAMM
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    Looking for paintkit of Ivan Jurcaga's MiG-21MF

    Glad I could help dig it up. I didn't really know about this airplane but looks like it's worth checking out. :)
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    Looking for paintkit of Ivan Jurcaga's MiG-21MF

    There appears to be a paintkit included with this repaint: https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fsxacrp&DLID=182157
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    GPS Glide Slope approach

    LPV approaches have vertical guidance and use GPS/WAAS. Not supported in default GPS but the RealityXP GPS supported flying coupled LPV approaches, I believe the Flight1 GPS addons do as well. AFAIK they are not considered to be "precision" approaches so you don't get ILS minimums.
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    FSX:SE Removing winglets

    I think the only 744 without winglets is the 400D variant? Maybe you can find an exterior model of 400D (FAIB maybe?) and make an aircraft.cfg entry that calls up the different exterior model. Not that rebuilding all those animations (including the skin/bones for the wings) wouldn't be loads of...
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    Gmax Maxscript error (FSX: SE)

    Now I'm wondering if you really do need to install the SDK service packs. Is there a MaxUtils.gup file in your FSX gamepack plugins folder?
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    FSX Trying To Make A Photorealistic Scenery Of Ikaria Island

    Here's some more info on materials from the SDK: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/microsoft-esp/cc526971(v%3dmsdn.10) It's better to look at this in the SDK docs on your computer because the document is supposed to let you click on the menus to see what different material...
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    FSX Trying To Make A Photorealistic Scenery Of Ikaria Island

    Nice progress! I haven't used Sketchup in years but I would make the tower go straight up, then scale up the top part horizontally, my guess is that would angle out the window part. To make windows, I assume what you want is to make them transparent? To do so you need to set up a different...
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    FSX Trying To Make A Photorealistic Scenery Of Ikaria Island

    Hope you have fun with it. You also mentioned making realistic runways (and presumably taxiways/aprons). This is commonly done using Ground Polygons. There is a Ground Polygon editor built into ADE, or you can make them using 3D modeling software (such as Sketchup or Max) and convert to ground...
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