|Jun 24 , 2009
Ok guys... I really apologize for the extreme delay in Version 2! I've had so much happen in my life that it's been impossible to focus on most other things. As I type this, the Version 2 installer is being compiled. This will take all night.
ANNOUNCING VERSION 2 CLOSED BETA TESTING!!
Now before I release Version 2, I'm looking for 10 people who have installed Version 1, and 5 people who have not installed anything.... to test Version 2. I've tried something new and I want to make sure everything works fine-- and I want to gauge the FPS increase across the board (which I know won't be as good as Version 1, because this release contains higher quality textures).
Those interested should not have REX, FEX, or any third party textures installed. Additionally, participants must understand and accept the slight possibility the beta version 2 may mess up FSX, resulting in the need to re-install FSX.
Those who participate will need to give me constand feedback over the course of a week keeping me up to date with their FPS over dense areas, texture quality, and any glitches. If none are found, Version 2 will be released at the end of the closed beta testing (one week after we start testing).
Interested? Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org - WM
|May 15, 2009
||I've been working 13 hour days for the last couple weeks, and had no time to work on Version 2. I have now converted all textures to DXT3, all I have to do is create the installer, which I plan to run Saturday Night! SO... VERSION 2 WILL BE RELEASED THIS WEEKEND, BY SUNDAY MAY 17TH!
On a side note, my sympathies go out to Tom Allensworth of AVSIM.net as his site was taken down by hackers. He calls it a total loss. But rest assured, it will be back up and better than ever. I will continue to post updates here of AVSIM as well. This makes me want to get the new community up and running! Estimated time until I start working on that is about July 4th. - WM
|April 9, 2009
||Ok... I know I said March for the version 2. I've had many people asking where it's at. Over the course of the last two months, my wife and I had a baby (which has been taking up a lot of time), and I've had to reinstall Windows 3 times. Finally I just ordered a new computer that will be here in about a week.
When I get the new computer, I'll install FSX, and begin making version 2! We're looking at an April 30th release date!!!!! - WM
|Jan 31, 2009
||Due to the popularity of this installer program, I am considering starting a new FS site (I know, I know, there's already like a million sites out there). I'm still doing some brainstorming but I think it will be formed as an FS community, with (legal) file sharing (no payware).
Currently, I'm working on a web program for a customer. Once I'm done with that, I'll be starting work on the new site. Keep checking back here for more updates! It should be fun! - WM
|Jan 28, 2009
||Version 2 of the FSX Texture Conversion Installer is planned for release sometime in early March 2009! It will include DXT3 textures. This will not provide as much of a performance increase, but it will offer better detail than the DXT1 textures (for those who think the DXT1 textures in this release remove too much detail).
It will also include the default (original) jetway textures, because there have been reports the converted jetway textures look slightly distorted. - WM
|Jan 20, 2009
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|I want to thank Steve (SSSCLimitedTrademark) for his instructions on how to do this. It's his work, I just did it on my machine and bottled it up!
Depending on what kind of system you have-- you may see anywhere from a 5fps - 20 fps increase in FSX. I personally seen an average increase of about 18 fps.
These files are DXT1 versions of the default FSX terrain files. Quality is barely affected (I can't notice a difference).
Some people have reported a jetway distortion but I haven't noticed that.
IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FOLDERS BEFORE RUNNING THIS:
FSX\Scenery\ General, AFRI, ASIA, AUST, EURE, EURW, NAMC, NAME, NAMW, OCEN, and SAME.