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    Question Project Fokker Engines Disappearing

    I do not if anyone else has experienced this phenomenon, but I feel that someone might be able to help explain.

    Recently, I downloaded the Project Fokker 100 series aircraft for Fs2004. Everything loads just fine with the aircraft, the problem comes when I view the aircraft from the outside at ground level.

    The internal section of the engines seemingly dispersal but only from this point of view, same applies to the rear of the engine.

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    However, when I elevate view only a couple feet above the ground, the same part of the engine reappears as if nothing was wrong.

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    If anyone knows why or how to fix this I would greatly appreciate it.

    Regards,

    Trainx3

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    Maybe updating to v3 will help, it's still available from here:
    https://library.avsim.net/search.php...04ac&Go=Search

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    Just updated it to v3, same problem occurs, also happens in the PF 70.

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    Just moved the aircraft about in slew mode, I found out that this only occurs when the aircraft is on the ground, this immediately goes away when I am in the air.

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    I have these aircrafts too. If I zoom in, engine parts are visible (even the rotating blades).
    If I zoom out they disappear (tower view and external view)

    I cannot find a context with ground or air...

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    So is their a tweak that I could make to the aircraft.cfg file to eliminate the issue, or is it something that would require a former member of the Project Fokker team to diagnose and repair?

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    I would suspect an issue with LOD settings in the model; these control what is visible from what range, there are also settings for what is visible from various angles. If this is the case it can only be corrected by the aircraft creator as you need the uncompiled model files to edit these settings.

    LOD (level of detail) is used so a game does not have to render all detail for all objects on the screen even if they are hundreds of yards away. If the first level is set too close you will see detail popping in and out of view; if set too far you waste resources trying to render detail you will never see. (This is one reason it is inadvisable to use player aircraft for AI, a dozen such aircraft in the sky is just too much detail to render. AI aircraft use low res models and different LOD settings.)

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    So there is no way to fix this? Aside from finding a way to revive the Project Fokker Team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainx3 View Post
    So there is no way to fix this? Aside from finding a way to revive the Project Fokker Team.
    Pretty much no way to fix this batch of Fokkers. I did a search in the File Library and found a single Fokker download and tried it. All angles at all distances on the ground looked fine with no engines blending into the body. You may be able to find single, working aircraft and add repaints to them. Some Fokkers can be pretty screwed up (if you get my drift)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    Pretty much no way to fix this batch of Fokkers. I did a search in the File Library and found a single Fokker download and tried it. All angles at all distances on the ground looked fine with no engines blending into the body. You may be able to find single, working aircraft and add repaints to them. Some Fokkers can be pretty screwed up (if you get my drift)!
    True there, Would you be able to tell me the name of the file?

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