FSX USAF Lockheed T-33A T-Bird '57th FIS'

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USAF Lockheed T-33A T-Bird, 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. This is one of four replacement textures for Tim Conrad's T-33. Includes updated VC textures as well as external textures and uses larger textures to allow for better resolution and clarity. All textures are in the dds format now. By Ed Wells.

USAF Lockheed T-33A T-Bird in flight.

USAF Lockheed T-33A T-Bird in flight.

Updated Textures for Tim Conrad's T-33

First of all, thanks to Tim for his continuing contributions to the flight sim community. Tim continues to supply us with some of the best freeware aircraft to ever grace the virtual skies for both FS9 and FSX and I am very grateful to him and his many talents.

The textures you have downloaded are all new liveries for the T-33A in "dds" format. The main texture is 4096x4096 and the remaining textures are 2048x2048. I did this to try to improve the details inside and out and I think I was sucessful in that. The interior (VC) has been updated as much as possible with clearer graphics including the left and right consoles and the main instrument panel. It has been mentioned in the SOH forum that not all panels contained the checklist I added and while that's probably true, this is a simulation, of one type of panel and not meant to represent every single variant of the T-33. If you don't want the checklist there then get out your graphics program and do some editing on your own.

As far as frame rate hits due to the increased texture sizes, all I can tell you is that I have a very average 2 year old dual core system with an NVidia 9600GT card and I have no problems with extended loading times or lower framerates, so if you at least have something comparable to my system, there's no reason (other than your setup) why these textures should give you any trouble.

Finally, I have included all of the textures for each livery in the zip file, however the main file (t33_01.dds) is the only one that's different in each livery. . .the others (t33_02.dds, t33_03.dds and t33_glass.dds) are the same for every livery. I included all of them just in case you only downloaded one and not all four of the new liveries. I also included the four information blocks for the aircraft.cfg file for all four liveries, use whichever one(s) you need. That's about it.

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The archive 57thfighterinterceptorsq.zip has 9 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Aircraft.cfg01.20.102.88 kB
readme_1st.txt01.20.101.98 kB
t33_01.dds01.20.1016.00 MB
t33_02.dds01.18.104.00 MB
t33_03.dds01.19.104.00 MB
t33_glass.dds01.18.1032.12 kB
thumbnail.jpg01.15.1028.91 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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