Adding Airport name to runways

#1
As the title says.
I have an airport I am working on, In the RW the airport has its name in white on the runway.
Could someone here explain how I, would add the name using ADEX.....
Thank you.
 

gadgets

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#2
Create a 24-bit .bmp with the airport name in white on a black background. The long dimension will probably have to be 512 or 1024 if it is to look good up close. The shorter dimension can be whatever power of 2 works. Create a second .bmp (same size) of uniform color - whatever color you want the name to be. Use ADE_GP gp_Signs_White texture as a guide.

Then, with ImageTool or DXTbmp, load the first .bmp as the alpha channel and the second as the main texture. Save as DXT3 for FS9 or DXT 5 for anything else.

Save the DXT texture in ADE_GP Textures folder and the 24-bit alpha .bmp in the Textures_dpy folder. Also, add a new entry to Texture_Def.txt as detailed in the ADE_GP user manual.

Now, open your airport with ADE, create a rectangular ground poly of the necessary size and shape where you want the name displayed. ADE will take you to the ADE_GP editor. Assign your new texture to the ground poly and drag the four vertices so that they surround the name on the ADE_GP display. Click OK.

Compile your airport. You're done!

Don
 
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