I found a YouTube video with instructions re how to modify the Max velocity (x 10 apparently) for the F-16 in Google Earth's Flight Simulator. The video is located here:
The video said to go to the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\res\flightsim\aircra
and open the file "f16.acf" with Notepad. The the posting date for the video is 2008 and I am running Windows 7 (and Google Earth 188.8.131.521) so I assume that time difference explains the slight difference in my directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\res\flightsim
The steps in the video are straightforward and involve changing four parameters:
V_approach = 130 —> change to 400
V_cruise = 330 —> change to 1000
P_max = 130e7 —> change to 60e9
F_max = 130e3 —> change to 200e5
After making the changes, the next step was to save the file as a replacement for f16.acf in the original directory. At first, I inadvertently attempted to save it as a .txt file and got an alert saying "Access Denied". However, even when I tried saving it in several different ways, eg:
• Save as type: All Files
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\res\flightsim
I always ended up with the "Access Denied" notice.
I saw nothing in the video mentioning this obstacle so if someone could explain how to get past it, I would appreciate it.