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Megadodo Maps

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:43 am
by Midnight Rambler
So I've been wondering,

How does the Megadodo map work? I've been looking at the .fld and this is what it says:
FIELD
GND 1 15 140
SKY 23 106 189

FLD
FIL atsugi.fld
POS 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
END

FLD
FIL hawaii.fld
POS 100000.00 0.00 250000.00 0 0 0
END

FLD
FIL tohoku.fld
POS -300000.00 0.00 150000.00 0 0 0
END

FLD
FIL aomori.fld
POS 15000.00 0.00 -200000.00 0 0 0
END

FLD
FIL crescent.fld
POS -100000.00 0.00 150000.00 0 0 0
END

FLD
FIL newta.fld
POS 200000.00 0.00 -200000.00 0 0 0
END

FLD
FIL naha.fld
POS 250000.00 0.00 -150000.00 0 0 0
END
Is it really as simple as adding any .fld name of a map and putting the position co-ordinate in? If it is, theoretically could we have large 'cross-ocean' flights?

(For those who don't know the map: link)

I'm doing some experimentation with it but thought it would be good to ask here and see if anyone knows any information about it.

Re: Megadodo Maps

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:57 am
by Crazypilot
Actually I think he just did what your saying.

Re: Megadodo Maps

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:39 am
by NavyGator
I too am wondering about over-seas flights, but can you really just plug-in file names into the thing without having some sort of .STP file arranged for it also, along with cross-translating coordinates from the original (smaller)map to the new (much larger) one. It's kind-of mind-blowing. Oh, BTW, do the coordinates given correspond to miles, nauts., kilometers or something else entirely?

Re: Megadodo Maps

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:16 am
by Crazypilot
If more maps can be made like this then VA's will get even bigger and there will actually be a point in using autopilot and climbibng high.

Re: Megadodo Maps

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:55 am
by Honey Badger
To answer your last question: meters. And the lack of stp's is interesting.

Edit: have you ever thought about [KZS]_It's_a_small_world and [KZS]_It's_a_medium_world? Both are world maps on a smaller scale. Big enough to an hour long 747 flight or more.

Re: Megadodo Maps

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:11 pm
by DavideV
aragorn15 wrote:To answer your last question: meters. And the lack of stp's is interesting.

Edit: have you ever thought about [KZS]_It's_a_small_world and [KZS]_It's_a_medium_world? Both are world maps on a smaller scale. Big enough to an hour long 747 flight or more.
You can get a 3-hours flight in Hawaii too, you just have to choose a slower aircraft ;)

Re: Megadodo Maps

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:15 pm
by halberdier25
I maintain my demand for a map of my room à la de_rats

Re: Megadodo Maps

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:50 pm
by waspe414
Fascinating. Never knew this was possible.

Re: Megadodo Maps

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:09 am
by Midnight Rambler
Ok, turns out there is a separate .stp file with the megadodo maps.
It also turns out that any map can be used, in the .fld file (first post) where it has the position (POS numbers) of the map.

Simply add these numbers to the STP position numbers in the .stp file and the start position is in the correct position, in relation to the map.

Also, it is best if the stock maps are used as everyone has them installed.