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FSX Southwest Boeing 737-800 Gold/Blue

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Type
Repaint
Download hits
11,140
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
south738.zip
File size
3.15 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 16 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 4 PRO members.

FSX Southwest Boeing 737-800. Southwest "gold" and "blue" repaints for the default B737-800 by Jon Murchison.

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The archive south738.zip has 15 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
SOUTHWEST738.jpg04.30.0881.81 kB
b737_800_1_T.dds04.22.081.00 MB
b737_800_2_T.dds04.22.081.33 MB
Fresnel_Ramp.dds09.04.06640 B
texture.cfg08.14.06137 B
thumbnail.jpg04.27.087.98 kB
b737_800_1_T.dds04.22.081.00 MB
b737_800_2_T.dds04.22.081.33 MB
Fresnel_Ramp.dds09.04.06640 B
texture.cfg08.14.06137 B
thumbnail.jpg04.27.087.70 kB
README _INSTALL.txt04.30.082.89 kB
FILE_ID.DIZ06.10.08114 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

I decided to pick up his rather interesting look for the default Boeing 737-800, created by Jon Murchison. This mod is a great little take on some rather interesting coloring options that I have to admit I’d never seen used before on an aircraft!

However, the colors look the way that I would expect them to be in real-life, with strong blending and great work to make sure the colors look realistic instead of flat like other mods can make them look. This is a great little touch and one that brings the whole image of the aircraft to life, albeit it’s a little bit tough on the eyes at first.

I would not take that away from the mod, though – it’s obviously designed to be quite eye catching and fairly unique. One thing that I found with this, though, was that the repaints shine excellently so they are designed with the ability to work within the framework of the FSX graphical limits.

This makes sure that the whole aircraft looks great from the outside, as many mods don’t interact well with the dynamic shine effect that FSX is capable of putting off. With this, though, it looks far more convincing.

I would be quite happy to use these again, although they are definitely quite sore to look at from the outside! If you are looking for something that is nice and interesting, something that takes your interest, then it’s well worth enjoying the style and format of these aircraft mods. It might not be a revolution, but it’s a nice evolution for aircraft looks. 

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

Installation of Add-on Aircraft/Scenery

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description.  For further installation help, please see our Knowledge Center for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download.

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GreogrySun, 25 Aug 2019 05:12:54 GMT

When I put text into aircraft.cfg nothing appears in FSX.

Christian LietzowWed, 09 Jan 2019 20:26:58 GMT

Im having trouble downloading this. I don't understand the second step. I copy the stuff from the read me into the cgf file and put it in numerical order and when I go into fsx, it isn't there. Can u help me please figure out this problem?

Dichuz91Wed, 26 Dec 2018 21:42:55 GMT

what gives? i download this mod, i install it according to your instructions, they show up in the plane selection but there is no southwest textures on the plane, all i get in a default white 737-800

Dave RaynorFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:22:13 GMT

Hello,

In the read me section of your download folder it says, after putting the folders in the 737-800 folders, to open the "texture.cfg." It won't open. It tells me "This file does not have a program associated with it....bla, bla. Any ideas? Thanks. DR

Idarocks
Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:57:11 GMT
owasome
GrapefruitSalad97
Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:48:43 GMT
Nice

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