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    I used a program called 'msfslegacyimporter' to convert some older aircraft, and I tweaked some of the textures, especially the windows with 'modelconverterX'. I'm not sure where I found both programs, but I'm sure google can help there.
    Some models convert beautifully, without any apparent problems, other don't convert at all, and some are halfway.
    Problems are often instruments that do not convert, opaque windows, and outside textures, especially bare metal textures, that lose their shine. A few examples:
    the warbirdsim P-51B looks ok from the outside, and everything works fine
    jk9252 by JanKees Blom, on Flickr
    but the cockpit looks like this:
    jk9253 by JanKees Blom, on Flickr

    Most of Vertigo's aircraft, like this Curtiss Hawk converted just fine:
    jk4801 by JanKees Blom, on Flickr

    Flight Replicas B-24 also works fine, but no shine on the metal paints. You can probably fix that with modelconverter, but I never got round to looking into that
    jk9957 by JanKees Blom, on Flickr

    One of my favorite aircraft, the Grumman Duck also works reasonably well, and looks real good in msfs I think
    jk9036 by JanKees Blom, on Flickr

    It's a bit touch and go, some work, some don't.
    FS painter at the Hangar.
    you'll find all my repaints here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jankees View Post
    I used a program called 'msfslegacyimporter' to convert some older aircraft, and I tweaked some of the textures, especially the windows with 'modelconverterX'. I'm not sure where I found both programs, but I'm sure google can help there..
    Was able to locate the download links for both

    MSFS Legacy Importer
    https://www.nexusmods.com/microsoftf...lator/mods/117

    Model Converter X
    https://www.scenerydesign.org/modelconverterx/

    Thanks for the tip Jan. I am sure those who use MSFS 2020 would love to toy with these.

    Khalid
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    Thanks for those examples Jan. And thanks for the links Khalid. I have a favorite from FS2004 I like to try and convert.

    Rick

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