X-15/file/computer help?

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by dhanners, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. dhanners

    dhanners Member

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    Some months ago, I was casting about trying to find a good card model of the X-15. Someone sent me one (can't recall who sent it) and I downloaded the folder with six files in it and stuck it in the big model folder on the desktop of my Mac. I don't think I tried opening it at the time.

    So now I go to open it since I want to build an X-15 and for some reason I can't, or I'm not smart enough to figure out how to open it. The files in question are:

    X-15.x -- When I try to open it, I get a box saying "no default application" and then it tells me I should pick something to open it with. But I have no idea what it wants. (I'm still learning this computer stuff....)

    X-15.mqo -- When I try opening this one, my computer attempts to import it to iphoto, but then it tells me it can't open it because the file is unrecognizable or something like that.

    X-15.par -- When I try opening this one, I get a box saying "convert file from" and then it gives me a bunch of choices, but again, I have no earthly idea what it means or what I'm supposed to do.

    All I want is a good card model of the X-15. I've already got the Fiddlers' Green offering, but I was told this other one is pretty decent. If I could just open it....
  2. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

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    It sounds like you have 3D modelling software files (not paper/card models).

    X-15.MQO is a Metasequoia 3D scene
    X-15.PAR is a Solid Edge model file
    X-15.X is a Microsoft Direct3D Object (binary or text)

    If you do not have Metasequoia on your computer you are going to have a problem.

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  3. Felixdk

    Felixdk New Member

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    Are you sure that it's a card model? Those look like file formats that are associated with an RC simulator called Flying-Model-Simulator. The homepage is here http://n.ethz.ch/student/mmoeller/fms/index_e.html. Those file formats are used by the airplane models that you can fly. Also included usually is a .bmp or .jpg and a .wav file. It's an excellent free simulator and people create models for it using Metasequoia (.mqo file) to build the 3D model.
  4. dhanners

    dhanners Member

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    Actually, I'm not sure it's a card model, now that you mention it.

    So that raises the question -- does anyone out there know of a good X-15 card model?
  5. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    No, the link is not active, though it IS listed on his site...pity...maybe if he's listening he might re-activate the link? Please?:grin:

    Cheers!
    Jim
  6. Ashrunner

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    I have NOBI's X-15 and have his blessing to spread it around.

    If you need or want it, PM me with a good email for you and I'll get it out to you as soon as I can.