ResViewer for Flight Unlimited III

ResViewer lets you view and modify the resources of Flight Unlimited III

noncommercial FU3 support page - just to keep FU3 flying !

Handling of the AI plane resources MODELS.RES

File 1 to 249 are bitmap textures used by the AI planes. The bitmaps may not exceed 256x256 using 256 colors defined by the palette located in file 639, the last file inside MODELS.RES. From file 250 to 538 there are 288 3D models stored in .bin format. A models can use from 1 or up to 4 3D models in different resolutions and with gear up and down. Small planes with fixed gears will need just 1 model. Large model as the Boeing 747 will use 4 models. After the 3D models there are 80 files one for each AI plane definition.
There are enough 3D models for the 80 AI planes. If each takes 4 models then we will run out models after 72 definitions but there are many planes using just 3, 2 or even 1 3D model so 288 will be enough.
The model selection is done by entering the Resource_ID for the model with gear down and a bit deeper the Resource_ID of the model with gear up. For more models you must use the flags 20, 40 ... and the models must directly follow the Resource_ID of the gear down model, mostly built in low polygon count for a better frame rate then you will see this reduced models just as large dots inside the game



Next is a text section for 18 preselected AI plane. This text is used in the aircraft selection screen of the game.
The number of 18 is hard coded and more files of lenght 7 bytes will not be accepted by FU3.



To modify the text of title or description just select the plane by the combo box and modify the text by delete, insert or overwrite the current text. Repeat for each plane you want to apply changes and don't move to another file in the tree-view or you loose the change you did, so when finished then save the modification for all planes at once. This will take some time.



The 18 files at 7 bytes will define which model is used for the AI description screen.
The only usable entry here is the Resource_ID of the 20 byte model pointer you want see there.


The 80 Plane definitions of the original LG models.res file
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1389 01,1101,1100,1500, 40,20 B747 Air Plastique     4 models 250,251,252,253
1390 02,1105,1104,1500, 40,20 B747 Excalibur         4 models 254,255,256,257
1391 03,1109,1108,1500, 40,20 B747 Aeroflop          4 models 258,259,260,261
1392 04,1113,1112,1500, 40,20 B747 Ignited Airlines  4 models 262,263,264,265
1393 05,1117,1116,1500, 40,20 B747 Looking Glass     4 models 266,267,268,269
1394 06,1121,1120,1500, 40,20 B747 Paradise          4 models 270,271,272,273
1395 07,1125,1124,1500, 40,20 B747 Paradox           4 models 274,275,276,277
1396 08,1129,1128,1500, 40,20 B747 Peerless          4 models 278,279,280,281
1397 09,1133,1132,1500, 40,20 B747 Phoenix           4 models 282,283,284,285

1398 10,1137,1136,1500, 40,20 B737 Air Plastique     4 models 286,287,288,289
1399 11,1141,1140,1500,107,20 B737 Excalibur         4 models 290,291,292,293
1400 12,1145,1144,1500,107,20 B737 Aeroflop          4 models 294,295,296,297
1401 13,1149,1148,1500,107,20 B737 Ignited Airlines  4 models 298,299,300,301
1402 14,1153,1152,1500,107,20 B737 Looking Glass     4 models 302,303,304,305
1403 15,1157,1156,1500,107,20 B737 Paradise          4 models 306,307,308,309
1404 16,1161,1160,1500,107,20 B737 Paradox           4 models 310,311,312,313
1405 17,1165,1164,1500,107,20 B737 Peerless          4 models 314,315,316,317
1406 18,1169,1168,1500,107,20 B737 Phoenix           4 models 318,319,320,321

1407 19,1173,1172,1500, 40,20 B757 Air Plastique     4 models 322,323,324,325
1408 20,1177,1176,1500, 40,20 B757 Excalibur         4 models 326,327,328,329
1409 21,1181,1180,1500, 40,20 B757 Aeroflop          4 models 330,331,332,333
1410 22,1185,1184,1500, 40,20 B757 Ignited Airlines  4 models 334,335,336,337
1411 23,1189,1188,1500, 40,20 B757 Looking Glass     4 models 338,339,340,341
1412 24,1193,1192,1500, 40,20 B757 Paradise          4 models 342,343,344,345
1413 25,1197,1196,1500, 40,20 B757 Paradox           4 models 346,347,348,349
1414 26,1201,1200,1500, 40,20 B757 Peerless          4 models 350,351,352,353
1415 27,1205,1204,1500, 40,20 B757 Phoenix           4 models 354,355,356,357

1416 28,1209,1208,1500,107,20 B777 Air Plastique     4 models 358,359,360,361
1417 29,1213,1212,1500,107,20 B777 Excalibur         4 models 362,363,364,365
1418 30,1217,1216,1500,107,20 B777 Aeroflop          4 models 366,367,368,369
1419 31,1221,1220,1500,107,20 B777 Ignited Airlines  4 models 370,371,372,373
1420 32,1225,1224,1500,107,20 B777 Looking Glass     4 models 374,375,376,377
1421 33,1229,1228,1500,107,20 B777 Paradise          4 models 378,379,380,381
1422 34,1233,1232,1500,107,20 B777 Paradox           4 models 382,383,384,385
1423 35,1237,1236,1500,107,20 B777 Peerless          4 models 386,387,388,389
1424 36,1241,1240,1500,107,20 B777 Phoenix           4 models 390,391,392,393

1425 37,1245,1244,1500,107,20 DC10 Air Plastique     4 models 394,395,396,397
1426 38,1249,1248,1500,107,20 DC10 Excalibur         4 models 398,399,400,401
1427 39,1253,1252,1500,107,20 DC10 Aeroflop          4 models 402,403,404,405
1428 40,1257,1256,1500,107,20 DC10 Ignited Airlines  4 models 406,407,408,409
1429 41,1261,1260,1500,107,20 DC10 Looking Glass     4 models 410,411,412,413
1430 42,1265,1264,1500,107,20 DC10 Paradise          4 models 414,415,416,417
1431 43,1269,1268,1500,107,20 DC10 Paradox           4 models 418,419,420,421
1432 44,1273,1272,1500,107,20 DC10 Peerless          4 models 422,423,424,425
1433 45,1277,1276,1500,107,20 DC10 Phoenix           4 models 426,427,428,429

1434 46,1281,1280,1500, 40,FF MD88 Air Plastique     4 models 430,431,432,433
1435 47,1285,1284,1500, 20,FF MD88 Excalibur         4 models 434,435,436,437
1436 48,1289,1288,1500, 20,FF MD88 Aeroflop          4 models 438,439,440,441
1437 49,1293,1292,1500, 20,FF MD88 Ignited Airlines  4 models 442,443,444,445
1438 50,1297,1296,1500, 20,FF MD88 Looking Glass     4 models 446,447,448,449
1439 51,1301,1300,1500, 20,FF MD88 Paradise          4 models 450,451,452,453
1440 52,1305,1304,1500, 20,FF MD88 Paradox           4 models 454,455,456,457
1441 53,1309,1308,1500, 20,FF MD88 Peerless          4 models 458,459,460,461
1442 54,1313,1312,1500, 20,FF MD88 Phoenix           4 models 462,463,464,465

1443 55,1317,1316,1500, 40,20 Concorde               4 models 466,467,468,469
1444 56,1321,1320,1500, 40,20 Galaxy                 4 models 470,471,472,473
1445 57,1325,1324,1500, 40,20 Hercules               4 models 474,475,476,477
1446 58,1329,1328,1500, 40,20 A10                    4 models 478,479,480,481
1447 59,1333,1332,1500, 40,20 F16                    4 models 482,483,484,485
1448 60,1337,1336,1500, 40,20 F18                    4 models 486,487,488,489 488/489 exchanged !
1449 61,1341,1340,1500, 40,20 F22                    4 models 490,491,492,493

1450 62,1345,1344,1500, FF,FF SR71                   2 models 494,495
1451 63,1346,0000,1500, FF,FF Chinook                1 models 496
1452 64,1347,0000,1500, 40,FF Trainer                2 models 497,498         Gear Up/down exchanged
1453 65,1350,1349,1500, 40,FF Arrow                  3 models 499,500,501
1454 66,1353,1352,1500, 40,FF P51d                   3 models 502,503,504
1455 67,1356,1355,1500, 40,FF Baron                  3 models 505,506,507
1456 68,1359,1358,1500, 40,FF Beaver                 3 models 508,509,510

1457 69,1376,1375,1500, 40,20 Starship               4 models 525,526,527,528
1458 70,1380,1379,1500, 40,20 Learjet red            4 models 529,530,531,532
1459 71,1384,1383,1500, FF,FF Learjet green          2 models 533,534
1460 72,1385,0000,1500, FF,FF Baloon                 1 models 535
1461 73,1386,0000,1500, FF,FF Zepelin                1 models 536
1462 74,1387,0000,1500, FF,FF UFO                    1 models 537
1463 75,1388,0000,1500, FF,FF Chopper                1 models 538

1464 76,1362,1361,1500, 40,FF Citation               3 models 511,512,513
1465 77,1370,1369,1500, 40,FF Mooney                 3 models 519,520,521
1466 78,1364,0000,1500, 40,FF Focker 3D              2 models 514,515
1467 79,1367,1366,1500, 40,FF Renegade               3 models 516,517,518
1468 80,1373,1372,1500, 40,FF Glider                 3 models 522,523,524

The 18 Descriptions
Seq.       Textpointer        Modelpointer
00,        00,2200,01,        1402,B737
01,        02,2200,01,        1390,B747
02,        04,2200,01,        1407,B757
03,        06,2200,01,        1418,B777
04,        08,2200,01,        1428,DC10
05,        10,2200,01,        1439,MD88
06,        12,2200,01,        1443,Concorde
07,        14,2200,01,        1459,Learjet
08,        16,2200,01,        1446,A10
09,        18,2200,01,        1447,F16
10,        20,2200,01,        1448,F18
11,        22,2200,01,        1449,F22
12,        24,2200,01,        1450,SR71
13,        26,2200,01,        1445,C130
14,        28,2200,01,        1444,C5 Galaxy
15,        30,2200,01,        1451,Chinook
16,        32,2200,01,        1457,Starship
17,        34,2200,01,        1458,Citation


under construction last update 15.Dec.2010

Information: André Meystre
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