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Port Alberni Scenery
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Lars
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Port Alberni Scenery Reply with quote

With more and more people joining I think it's about time we show them the really nice parts of the island Wink

The Scenery is still far from being finished, but it's definitively playable and we could start looking for bugs Smile

You can get it here:
Edit http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=41000 , http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=44120

You will also need my ExtraObjects library which you can get on avsim.com.
If you have installed Ken's Nanaimo scenery you have it already!
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All right! Downloading now...

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a quick spin arround the new version - it's wonderful! Irvin's coast line work is great, Sproat lake looks fantastic. I noticed that you got rid of the cliff next to the airport. Did you alter the mesh? I also noticed that you got the trees out of the river (that may have been a problem with my mesh). The other thing I noticed is the frame rates actually seem better with this version.

The only suggestion I have a this point is the Mars bombers. In real life when they are sitting in the water, they lean over onto one side, resting one pontoon in the water. Would it be possible to do that?
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this is not just an update.
I completely redid CBS8 and tried to optimize things where I could.

Seeing where you can squeeze out a few more fps and reducing the stutters took much longer than the actual building.
Ask Irvin's hair! Laughing

About the cliff:
The default airport in FS was off about 100m to the south. The airport is now at it's correct position and that must have smoothed out the mesh.
Also I leveled the terrain with ground2k4 and not with FSSC which seems to make quite a difference.

I should be able to get the Mars planes right by raising and rolling them it's just a lot of trial and error .
Thanks for pointing it out!
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the Mars bombers are at rest, one pontoon is in the water and the other is quite high up in the air. A couple years back, we went boating on Sproat lake. The guy who was driving took us under the raised pontoon at full speed - scared the crap out of us! He'd done it lots of times, so he knew there was enough clearance.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like fun Smile

I know what you mean. I have seen it on pictures. But the model I have isn't too accurate and by default it just sits there in the water as you have seen.
I'll have to play around with the converter a bit to make it look better.
It means I have to raise it out of the water a bit to tilt it without sinking one pontoon Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't really matter that much - I just noticed it because I've been there. They still look great, right down to the Timber West logos.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes! It does matter! Smile

I really appreciate your comments!

It's just the problem that the models aren't perfect. The pontoons are too low so when the plane is in the water so are both pontoons. In real they are higher so they don't touch the water until the plane looses balance and leans on one of them Smile

To get the effect I lifted the plane up and rotated it 3 degrees.
Not perfect but it gives the idea Smile

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a lot better, and you're right the model does have the pontoons too low.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a pic showing what they look like at rest in the water:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/213726/L/
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for doing this Lars, but I don't have a clue how to install it. Do you have a "read me" note on where to put everything?
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lars, putting it in right now...Daryl, unzip it to a temp location with use folders checked, it'll split into 4 folders- scenery,texture, ZZZA Floatplane Aviat Husky and ZZZA Vessel Gar Wood Custom Cruiser. You create a new folder naming it whatever you like, I chose just Port Alberni , put the scenery and texture folders in there and then put the Port Alberni folder into C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\Addon Scenery making sure to use your drive letter(mine is CSmile Then you start FS9 and go to scenery library, and add the Port Alberni scenery - close FS and restart it is now in there. The other two folders are aircraft and you can drop them directly into your FS9 aircraft folder if you want to fly the Aviat Husky you'll need to assign panel and sounds to it. Let me know if you have any trouble.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alan. Will do the install tonight. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for answering that Alan!

Unfortunately the scenery has a bug that makes FS crash once in a while and I just can't find out what causes it Sad
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem Lars, have done two successful flights from Port Alberni and no FS crash yet Lars...I'm having a little trouble with the scenery objects and if I don't figure it out will post a screen to get your opinion on what I've missed (forgotten or put in wrong folder) Shocked
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