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couldn't see flame effect

Postby tea » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:33 am

running on Windows 10, FG version 3.4
graphics card GeForce GTX 960M
download Vostok-1 model

I'm a beginner of FG, the problem is when I execute an auto launch of the model, I can't see the exhaust flame effect but only the gray bounding box, like the picture below:

I see the model uses the " Aircraft/Generic/Effects/Thruster/" file, but the program I downloaded at first didn't have the Thruster folder, so I copied that from the newest version ( FG 2017.2.1 ). But the effect just don't show up.

What am I missing?

Great thanks if anyone can give a clue. :)
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Re: couldn't see flame effect

Postby bugman » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:56 am


If you mix different versions of FligthGear files like that, then you should expect effects as grey/black/flashing-multi-colour boxes. If you would like to use the newest Vostok version, you really need to use the newest FlightGear version. See the caution box at:

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Re: couldn't see flame effect  

Postby Necolatis » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:48 pm

You need these files from a new FG too:


And you need to have ALS switched on.
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Re: couldn't see flame effect

Postby Thorsten » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:56 pm

Actually there'll be more off with the recent Vostok - it relies also on the space shader family. I'm not sure if it also uses shared Nasal code beyond Earthview...

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Re: couldn't see flame effect

Postby tea » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:07 am

Thank you all! :D :D I'm making my own model and just take Vostok as an example. Now it works on my model.

Best wishes
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