IMPORTANT UPDATE TO FIX PINK TEXTURE ISSUE:
Hey guys, the latest update to the Ops Center(OC) necessitated to accommodate folks buying the plane in the MSFS Marketplace, broke some user-created liveries, including this one.
I’ve tried to re-export the PTP but are having new issues with OC, so here is a fix for now for those of you experiencing the PINK TEXTURES issue.
1. CLOSE MSFS before starting!
2. Navigate to your MSFS Community folder, and find the (new) pmdg-aircraft-dc6-liveries folder.
3. In there, navigate to SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG DC-6A US NAVY VR53 (N131594 - 1999)
In that folder you’ll find the texture.cfg file. This is a text file you can open with notepad, please do so
4. Replace the “Fallback” items with the ones below, so your whole texture.cfg should look like this when done:
5. Restart MSFS and select the aircraft, and the pink textures will be gone. This has been confirmed to fix this issue.
As a Navy Veteran who worked in Naval Avaition, I had to paint a Navy version of this beautiful bird! I'm now sharing it with the community for everyone's enjoyment.
I foucs on details and add items you may not notice unless you look closley, including when the props are not spinning! :)
I think you'll see alot of these details in the preview screenshots that I've attached...including...
- Authentic VR53 logos on the fuse, exactly as depicted in photo on the web I found of this exact aircraft. This was tough to find as its very old and as far as my reseach can estimate...there was only one good pic of it. I also added the logo to the yoke hub.
- Highly detailed wing textures. I found a great photo of the top of the wing from a sister ship in VR53...the anti-skid pattern, USA logo (Stars and Bars) on the left wing and aircraft number are exacly as shown in the photo.
- Added custom oil filler caps to the engines, exactly as they are on many close-up photos I have from a simmer who used to work at Everts and climbed on the wings many times.
- A few screens of the nose clearly shows all the extra details I've added, including all the markings, proper dullnes of the radome and the anti-glare shield, and of course some fading. I even painted (black) and faded the lower ADF antenna cover, which is made of fiberglass and fades fast (I know, I've painted and installed many of them in my career!)
- I spent a lot of time on the props, you'll see accurate, faded and chipped paint on them, including the serial numbers on the hub of the blade, and Hamilton-Standard logos. Even the blades in motion (the blurred textures) have the correct colors, which is often missed.
Hope you guys enjoy taking her on adventures and take some time to do a pre-flight walk around and see all the detail I've put into this paint.
This file is in the native PMDG PTP format for best compatibility and installation ease. Please do not ask me to convert it to a drag-n-drop format as this can introduce issues when MSFS or PMDG issues an update.
If you are having issues with the PMDG Operations Center, I highly recommend you submit a ticket in their support fourms as issues with it can also suggest other underlying issues that will impact your PMDG products!
1. Unzip the downloaded file to any directory (suggest a download folder you've created or you My Documents folder, do not extract directly to the MSFS Community folder!)
2. Open the PMDG Operations Center that comes with your copy of the PMDG DC-6
3. Select Aircraft and Liveries from the menu at the top of the application
4. At the bottom of the window, click Install from PTP file
5. Select the folder/file you downloaded the livery from.
You can be in MSFS when doing this, however you'll need to exit and restart MSFS for the livery to be available.