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countries.dat + 24 bit - a variation!

Postby Mark Coles » October 24th, 2006, 7:44 pm

Hi there,

thanks to everyone for their help last week understanding how to convert hex codes into bits, I took it in a different direction.
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hope this shows alright, first time posting a screen shot

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Postby Woodsie » October 24th, 2006, 7:46 pm

Pic working fine here and I like what im seeing!

Good job dude, very creative :lol:

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Postby Mark Coles » October 24th, 2006, 7:48 pm

yeah some of the logos need work but it was just to see what would happen, always liked those airport arrival sites that had the logos beside each flight

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Postby bones » October 25th, 2006, 2:54 am

So how big has your countries.dat file become to get that lot in?

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Postby bumpy » October 26th, 2006, 2:01 pm

I'm liking that approach Mark, very nice.

Any chance of uploading the .jpg's once you are happy ?

Cheers.

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Postby Mark Coles » November 5th, 2006, 10:05 am

a recent screen shot, happier with logos

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Postby Mark Coles » January 11th, 2007, 4:01 pm

Hi there,

have finally got round to putting a folder together of 'how to' info for replacing country flags in the list with airline logos, including a spread sheet that converts hex codes to 24 bit and then puts together lines ready to paste straight into the countries.dat file, and a folder of 39 logo bitmaps so far. Anyone interested can e-mail me at cdn.mark@virgin.net

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Postby Mark Coles » February 4th, 2007, 10:08 pm

Hi again,

Have been re-working my countries.dat file (apologies to those still waiting to hear from me), I've actually started over using the full capability of the 24 bits and have come up with some stunning results as far as space saving
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Of the 3787 total aircraft, 700 are from US carriers and obviously there's no savings can be made there so the total excluding these is a 68% savings overall. Some of these are complete fleets, some are just parts, as depending where you live, for example, I've only included the Alitalia 'big stuff' cuz that's all I see, everybody's list will be different.
I've combined the SN Brussels/Virgin Express fleets and the Hapag-LLoyd/Hapagfly fleets with their new logos, see the examples below.

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As before, anyone interested can pm or e-mail me

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Postby Mark Coles » February 13th, 2007, 11:57 pm

Hi there,

have put together an easy-to-do set of lines and logos for 27 UK carriers, which can be pasted straight into your countries.dat file and your bmpflags folder, which will give you instant logos for the following:
Astreus
Atlantic
BAC Express
BMI
BMI baby
British Airways
Channel Express
DHL
Eastern Awys
Easyjet
European
Excel
First Choice
Flightline
Flybe
Flyjet
FR Aviation
Globespan
GSS
Jet2
Monarch
My Travel
Scot Awys
Thomas Cook
Thomsonfly
Titan
Virgin

This will show logos for well over 800 aircraft using just 487 lines, anybody interested can pm or e-mail me

Later,

Mark


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