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Message started by flwpheonix on 18th Aug, 2009 at 5:33am

Title: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by flwpheonix on 18th Aug, 2009 at 5:33am
Tried to send him a email, and it got sent back to me....I hope everything is ok since he is downrange... :-/

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by NWarty on 17th Sep, 2009 at 9:30pm
Nate,
I'm okay bud and just got back home a couple of weeks ago. Here's my email that you can contact me at.

bmelancon(at)comcast.net

Blake

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by Felix/FFDS on 18th Sep, 2009 at 9:08am
Welcome back.

Now, you are required to present yourself at least once a week.... daily preferably...

(and remember, *I* can check to see if you show up...)

:)

Title: Pond Racer gone poof
Post by NWarty on 5th Jan, 2010 at 1:02pm
I've had a hard time writing this as the thought still makes me sick to my stomach.

A while back, I went to update my laptop to Vista SP2. This was the Dell laptop that had all of my Pond Racer files from when I was working on it in Iraq. I decided to dustoff the Pond Racer and compile one last time to publish here. Heck, she shimmied on take-off, wasn't spectacular in the air, by no means great, but I loved her like an ugly duckling and decided to put her out in the FS world. She was a wonderful learning experience and my first complete aircraft.

Upgrading to Vista SP2 caused my Dell laptop to crash, even with system restore, I couldn't recover the files. I thought I backed up my files to my thumbdrive, but apparently didn't. After a complete re-install...I no longer have the PR files.

If anyone out there has the beta files, could you PLEASE send em' my way?

v/r
Blake


Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by Felix/FFDS on 5th Jan, 2010 at 1:37pm
e-mail sent.  not on the beta files, but a possible solution.

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by DaveNunez on 5th Jan, 2010 at 1:46pm
Hey Blake, nice to have you back safe and sound! I still have some old beta source files let me know if you need them.

BTW, been seeing the acceleration pack in the half-price books shops pretty cheap these days - I think the one in Capitol Hill has it for around $10 or so (the carrier stuff is good fun!)

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by Mark958 on 7th Jan, 2010 at 5:54am
Hi Blake.

Sorry to here about that disastrous problem you've had. It happened to me a few years ago, so you have my sympathy.
Anyway. I found the copy that I have of the Pond_Racer_Beta_1.zip. I've repaired/reinstalled my system quite a few times since I downloaded it so it took quite a search. I can send it to you if you want.

Mark

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by NWarty on 7th Jan, 2010 at 1:00pm
Mark,
Thank you so much and that would be fantastic! I can make the texture repairs easily enough. I THINK I still have the gauges, I may not, I also lost the manual, but will search for that also.

V/R
Blake

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by Mark958 on 8th Jan, 2010 at 12:16am
Hi Blake.

I have provided you with a download link to the Pond Racer Beta in a private message.

I hope this helps you get back on track to finishing her.  ;)

Mark

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by NWarty on 13th Jan, 2010 at 10:32pm
Thanks Mark, I uploaded her for publishing to both Avsim and Flightsim. It was a long and painful road  :o But glad that others can enjoy her as much as I enjoyed designing it.

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by Mark958 on 15th Jan, 2010 at 4:55am
WOW!

Fantastic Blake. I'm surprised at how quick you have recovered. I honestly thought it would take quite a while to get her up and running after what happened.  ;D

I look forward to downloading and going for a flight.

Mark

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by NWarty on 29th Apr, 2010 at 12:33pm
Some very good news guys. By accident, I was rummaging through my old vista files on my laptop and came across a folder called windows.old and voila!!! She's there along with all the textures, .fsc's, including old Bronco and Piper Warrior files. Woohoo!

Now to get FSDS 3.5 loaded up and start tinkering with FSX. I'm now fully on board with FSX as of last month with a new computer  ;D

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by Felix/FFDS on 29th Apr, 2010 at 4:17pm
Great news!!!



Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by flwpheonix on 30th Apr, 2010 at 3:42am
Great news Blake!

Title: Re: Anyone seen Blake?
Post by Mark958 on 30th Apr, 2010 at 4:02am
Glad to hear that good news Blake!

Mark

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