I don't know where the Aldis lives, but I have lost my Lewis gun.
Every plane that's supposed to have one doesn't...just a space where it used to be? I didn't do anything to achieve this mind....it just disappeared...
Ici...from a couple of years ago.....
Now what this proves is things can be disappeared....if that gives you hope?
That must be an optional file and shared across planes so it's a separate file from the plane.
So there must be yet another shared file someplace.
Like the Aldis sight. ( all planes that use the Aldis use this file )
Ah ha. the Aldis sight ring was supposed to be in the Aldis .dds file but
someone put it in a different file. ( the one with the glass parts etc )
The idea should have been that the aldis sight AND the aldis sight support ring
appear together when you select them in the hangar.
Why not call both files at the same time. Aldis sight.dds and Aldis support ring.dds
The weird thing is where is this other file? Why is it not in the plane folder?
Unless it's ALSO used by other planes.
Good grief, it's turtles all the way down...
Personally I think I would have put all the relevant files in the plane folder and be done with it.
Sure the folders may have gotten a bit bulky but not that much ?
Bombs and the bomb racks must be somewhere too. ???
The "add on" market must have been a hit back in the day.
Sorting out how it all works must have caused a few meetings and arguments.
Centralised versus decentralised resources. and the issues caused by both methods.
Pane A has an addon gun that is shared by others, it also needs a custom addon to fit the addon on....
But the custom addon is hidden in some other file that is not in the planes default skin folder.
Ugh. I give up!
To disappear a file you have to have an empty file adequately named.
If you can reappear the file with mods OFF then it is hidden in a mods ON mod folder.
So you could remove each mod until the files comes back... ?
There is no way you could have a file missing with mods OFF as the game unpacks the .GTP
files on the fly and loads them, ignoring the mod files.
So the file causing the problem must been inside a Mod folder.
Unless something weird has happened. But I doubt it. Hacking? I think not.
To delete the internals of the Se5a cockpit I merely made a mod with the right file.
( Se5a thingy.dds ( delete all save as .dds no alpha etc ) )
loaded it and bingo you have no stuff. Looks rather odd... no Vickers no Lewis no gauges etc.
Why am I up at this hour???
PS. But wait you say it's not visible from internal OR external view.... that is weird.