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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2008, 11:08:10 PM »
A couple of corrections

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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2008, 11:22:39 AM »
Here's the Excel spreadsheet I'm now using.  This will take an existing countries.dat file from Kinetic Basestation, and convert it into a D008.DAT file.  Instructions are on the first sheet.  This is NOT for the inexperienced to use, it required expertise in using MS Excel.

I've really only developed this for my own use, but thought it was worth sharing in case it's of use to anyone else.

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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2008, 12:12:55 PM »
You may wish to save it in another format other than Excel 2007, as only 2007 can open .xlsx files.
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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2008, 12:32:50 PM »
You may wish to save it in another format other than Excel 2007, as only 2007 can open .xlsx files.
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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2008, 10:34:17 PM »
If you want to resize a batch of flags in one go try using Fastone it is brilliant and free.

http://www.faststone.org/

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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2008, 10:15:50 AM »
Here's the Excel spreadsheet I'm now using.  This will take an existing countries.dat file from Kinetic Basestation, and convert it into a D008.DAT file.  Instructions are on the first sheet.  This is NOT for the inexperienced to use, it required expertise in using MS Excel.

I've really only developed this for my own use, but thought it was worth sharing in case it's of use to anyone else.

Crikey tarbat, that's flippin' clever!  You're much better with Excel than I am, but I can follow what's happening.

I've put your D008.bat and flags into the laptop to try.  I'm running at a less than ideal location and without Internet to RadarBox at present, but it all looks good :-)

Thanks

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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2008, 10:10:29 AM »
I've tidied up some of the flags, and standardised on a 16x11 size for all.  Two files attached:
1. flags.zip.  Contains the D008.dat file, and a folder of Flags
2. flagshtml.zip.  Contains a web page to display the flags so you can see what they look like.

Various sources for the images used, including http://www.flags.net/ and http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/Kinetic/Kinetic_Utilities.htm and of course the flags already included in ARB as standard.


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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2008, 10:47:06 AM »
tarbat,for the slower ones (me) what do I actually have to do to use these.
If I download flags.zip, do I enter that in my D008.dat or just replace the one that I have already.
Thanks for your help

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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2008, 10:54:41 AM »
tarbat,for the slower ones (me) what do I actually have to do to use these.
If I download flags.zip, do I enter that in my D008.dat or just replace the one that I have already.
Thanks for your help

b744,

All you need to do is to shut down RB, unzip the flags into:

Program Files/Airnav Systems/AirNav RadarBox 2007/Data/Flags

Make sure that they really do go into the Flags directory, not a folder in that directory - as they are set up to unzip to flags_files.

and replace your D008.dat file with the one tarbat has prepared (back up your existing D008.dat file in case you want to revert to this).  The D008.dat file is in:

Program Files/Airnav Systems/AirNav RadarBox 2007/Data

The run RB again and you should be in business :-)

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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2008, 11:01:45 AM »
thanks...will give it a go.

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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2008, 11:46:11 AM »
works a treat. Thanks for all the hard work
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Re: Displaying Military Flags in Aircraft Lists
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2008, 08:57:54 PM »
With RadarBox 2008, the 2 character limitation for Flag names has been removed.  See the small section of my D0008.dat file below showing how this can help.  The flag name can now be something easy to read such as APACHE.bmp or 51SQN.bmp.  Of course, you will need the bmp's saved in your Data/Flags directory.

See this link for some excellent flags http://www.sbsflags.co.uk/

They need resizing to 16 x 11 for RadarBox which does distort them a bit, but they still look good.

APACHE,APACHE AH1 ZJ229,010000111100001001111010
APACHE,APACHE AH1 ZJ230,010000111100001001111011
APACHE,APACHE AH1 ZJ231,010000111100001001111100
APACHE,APACHE AH1 ZJ232,010000111100001001111101
APACHE,APACHE AH1 ZJ233,010000111100001001111110
51SQN,51SQN XV249,010000111100000100111001
51SQN,51SQN XW665,010000111100000100110111
FAAM,METMAN G-LUXE,010000000000100000011010
TZ,United Republic of Tanzania,000010000000------------
US,United States,1010--------------------
UnitedStates_Mil,US Mil 5,101011011111011111001---
UnitedStates_Mil,US Mil 4,10101101111101111101----
UnitedStates_Mil,US Mil 3,1010110111110111111-----
UnitedStates_Mil,US Mil 2,1010110111111-----------
UnitedStates_Mil,US Mil 1,1010111-----------------
81FW,A-10 79-0207,101011100001100100110111
81FW,A-10 80-0281,101011100001100110101111
81FW,A-10 81-0945,101011100001100110110111
81FW,A-10 81-0951,101011100001100110111101
81FW,A-10 81-0952,101011100001100110111110
81FW,A-10 81-0954,101011100001100111000000
81FW,A-10 81-0956,101011100001100111000010
81FW,A-10 81-0962,101011100001100111000111
81FW,A-10 81-0963,101011100001100111001000
81FW,A-10 81-0978,101011100001100111010101
81FW,A-10 81-0984,101011100001100111011011
81FW,A-10 81-0985,101011100001100111011100
81FW,A-10 81-0988,101011100001100111011101
81FW,A-10 81-0991,101011100001100111100000
81FW,A-10 82-0649,101011100001100111101010
81FW,A-10 82-0650,101011100001100111101011
81FW,A-10 82-0654,101011100001100111101111
81FW,A-10 82-0656,101011100001100111110000
81FW,A-10 81-0966,101100011001100111001011
AF1,US PRES 98-0001,101011011111111010110111
AF1,US PRES 98-0002,101011011111111010111000
AF1,US PRES 99-0003,101011011111111010111001
AF1,US PRES 99-0004,101011011111111010111010
AF1,US PRES 82-8000,101011011111110111111000
AF1,US PRES 92-9000,101011011111110111111001
AF1,US PRES 73-1676,101011011111111010110011
AF1,US PRES 73-1677,101011011111111010110100
AF1,US PRES 74-0787,101011011111111010110101
AF1,US PRES 75-0125,101011011111111010110110
AF1,US PRES 86-0403,101011011111110111100100
UY,Uruguay,111010010000------------
UZ,Uzbekistan,01010000011111----------
VU,Vanuatu,11001001000000----------
VE,Venezuela,000011011---------------