Some Wiki updates

I have added some additional information to the FSDeveloper Wiki. Update of the information on the FSX MDL format. This is mainly what I figured out while adding support for animations to ModelConverterX. Added an article to explain the different DXT compressions that can be used for textures. I would be happy to receive any […]

The animation puzzle

This evening I continued with the FSX MDL reader for ModelConverterX. With the LODs done, my next challenge was to read the transformations correctly as well, as some objects now show displaced parts. This was easier said than done, as understanding the way transformations are assigned, also means understanding how the animations work. Luckily, after […]

Video on the Wiki?

With the increasing amount of video tutotials becoming availalble on the FSDeveloper site and because they are just very useful to explain things, I have been looking at a way to integrate them in the Wiki. So let’s say to be able to play them inside the Wiki as an embedded video. The extensions for […]

New Wiki frontpage

Tonight the new Wiki front page for the FSDeveloper Wiki went live. I hope this new page makes it easier for users of the Wiki to find the content they are interested in. You will find more categories, that relate to certain addon development related tasks, like terrain design or panel and gauge design. Also […]

ModelConverterX manual

Updating the manual is usually not my favourite part of making tools, so sometimes that seems to lag a bit behind the release of new tool versions. But I just found the time to update the ModelConverterX manual on the Wiki. I have mainly updated the part about the capabilities of the different readers and […]

Hey, is that a manual?

I think almost any programmer will tell you the same, writing the manual or documentation for some work he has done (or is doing) is not the most fun part. So usually that part lacks a bit behind the program being made. For me that is also the case. Especially for the tools that are […]

(Almost) time for a manual

I have just released an updated version of ModelConverterX, check out the thread on the forum to see all changes. This time mainy improvements in the reading functionality and some small new features. The bigger new features that are planned have not been implemented yet. Hopefully I can add some in the next release. Another […]

Wiki getting alive

Over the last few weeks the FSDeveloper Wiki had become more and more alive. I am very happy to see that more people have started to add and edit the content of the Wiki. So be sure to check the Wiki now and then, as a lot of useful development related information is being collected […]

FsDeveloper down this weekend

Part of this weekend the FsDeveloper site will be down. That is because we are going to move it to another server and also improve the site in other aspects. For example a better Wiki integration and an easier navigation menu are on the todo list. So don’t panic when you can’t reach the site […]