I'm a complete newbie with textures in flight simulator. I've been playing the flight simulator games for ten years, I've created my own textures for other games for the last three, but I've never done any editing with FSX.
I think the main thing I want to be able to do is add gate numbers for the main airports I use - Heathrow, Gatwick, Nice, Dubai, LA and Lanzarote. I don't know exactly how airport textures work - are they individually editable for each airport, ie. would I be able to paint on the gate numbers on the taxiways and aprons for each airport, or is there just a universal "airport taxiway" texture would that affect every airport?
Also, I haven't taken a look inside the folder. Do I need extra programs like unpacking or conversion tools, or can I just go in and edit the textures there and then?
Sorry for making you sigh with reluctance and boredom with this post which has probably been asked a million times before, I just want to be able to find my gate! Thanks.