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Re: Current Projects

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:39 pm
by Neocon
Is it just me or is it up-side-down?

I always made each runway with lines and lights as its own scenery file so I could center it at 0,0,0 and do all the symmetrical parts of each runway easily, then moved each completed runway and rotated it onto the background image to do the taxi stuff.

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:39 pm
by Barr
Patrick31337 wrote:Is it just me or is it up-side-down?

I always made each runway with lines and lights as its own scenery file so I could center it at 0,0,0 and do all the symmetrical parts of each runway easily, then moved each completed runway and rotated it onto the background image to do the taxi stuff.
No it's just the satellite image that's upside down.


As for the markings, well runway markings are easy. The taxiways will be a real pain when I get to them...

I just zoom in, take my ruler and measure the distances from the runway edge and/or the grid lines.

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:18 am
by Neocon
Yes. I'm making another version of Hawaii...sort of.

I'm making a "lighter" version of Hawaii[PMNV] that won't have as many gradiations and hopefully the ground won't be as buggy. I actually started with the start positions in place and am putting the airports in the exact locations as Hawaii[PMNV] so in theory people can simply replace that map with this one and hopefully have fewer problems with it. The actual airports are identical to the originals, I'm just importing them. What I'm making that is new is the actual ground polygons and elevation grids. So far Oahu and Kauai look good.

EDIT: No screenshots yet. Not really anything to show.

-- Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:18 pm --

UPDATE:
I actually added a couple of small air strips that weren't in Hawaii[PMNV].
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Re: Current Projects

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:45 pm
by David
Nice work Patrick, Cannot wait to fly on it when you finish it!

One of my major current project is to make a new simplified Canary Islands map based on suggestions from the previous version which has just hit over 1000 downloads on YSU. 8-)

The new version (currently a work in progress) looses some of the detail from the taxiway markings and signs, but makes up for it in other areas to give better frame rates and more fun flying.

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More detail such as urban centers, fields and roads have been added on the islands themselves to break up the colour.

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More ground objects (mainly stock) have been added to add another dimension to the map and make sight-seeing more fun!

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A view from above, showing the coastlines around the islands with inspiration from the excellent PMNV Hawaii map created by Patrick. Note, most of the islands to left are nearly finished and those to the right have not yet been completed.

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New runway and airport lighting added to make night flying possible.

Again, it currently is a work in progress, so it is nowhere near completion. But il update you again when the map is nearly completed.

Thanks,
~David

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:37 am
by Krux
Making an Red Bull X2010 (AKA Red Bull X1).
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Re: Current Projects

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 7:27 am
by Alpha Star
WOAH, that's amazing... Nice work!

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 7:53 am
by Barr
Dave J wrote:Nice work Patrick, Cannot wait to fly on it when you finish it!

One of my major current project is to make a new simplified Canary Islands map based on suggestions from the previous version which has just hit over 1000 downloads on YSU. 8-)

The new version (currently a work in progress) looses some of the detail from the taxiway markings and signs, but makes up for it in other areas to give better frame rates and more fun flying.

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More detail such as urban centers, fields and roads have been added on the islands themselves to break up the colour.

Image
More ground objects (mainly stock) have been added to add another dimension to the map and make sight-seeing more fun!

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A view from above, showing the coastlines around the islands with inspiration from the excellent PMNV Hawaii map created by Patrick. Note, most of the islands to left are nearly finished and those to the right have not yet been completed.

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New runway and airport lighting added to make night flying possible.

Again, it currently is a work in progress, so it is nowhere near completion. But il update you again when the map is nearly completed.

Thanks,
~David
Very nice!

That runway sure looks "aproachable" now!

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:00 pm
by David
Very nice!

That runway sure looks "aproachable" now!
You saw the opportunity for that pun and you took it. Well done to you sir! :D
Thanks for the kind words, Barracuz

Edit: also nice car Ace Combat Colonel, how fast does it go?

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 5:20 am
by Krux
Dave J wrote:
Very nice!

That runway sure looks "aproachable" now!
You saw the opportunity for that pun and you took it. Well done to you sir! :D
Thanks for the kind words, Barracuz

Edit: also nice car Ace Combat Colonel, how fast does it go?
I'm still setting up the dat, but i'm planning to go 300 up with it.

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 1:13 am
by decaff_42
Revisiting the Tu-95 Bear. Got this created in a little under 24 hours. A day off certainly is nice.

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Re: Current Projects

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 2:30 am
by Neocon
That looks nice. One of the more interesting planes out there.

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I replaced my Hawaii[PMNV] .fld with my new Hawaii map and opened Hazard's server. It worked well, and the ground objects are pretty well aligned.

Can anything be done to stop the ground color from showing through elevation grids at great distances? I wasn't going to put ground-colored polygons under the elevation grids to save resources, but now I think I need to anyway. :?

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:43 pm
by tigershark
wow everyone all your been amazing. loving it.
more typhoon. 56sqn and 74sqn from raf
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Re: Current Projects

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:16 am
by Neocon
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- I have Hawaii as the center of the map. All original Hawaii[PMNV] start positions are included, but I've added apron start positions to most or all of the airports.
- Project Rowe is there with most of its original start positions imported and moved the the correct places.
- Southern California is included, of course, with all of its original start positions in their proper places.
- I've still got to import the SOPA (Guam) map.
- The scaling is about 1/4 scale, but it is really impossible to determine the exact scale

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:19 am
by decaff_42
woah...I imagine that Gunny would love to add his Kodiak to this to get a pacific ocean map... :o

What is that Island chain on the top left?

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:27 am
by Neocon
The top left is Project Rowe, which is part of Gunny's Kodiak map that I made.

My concern with adding Kodiak is that the frame rates with the Kodiak map are similar to what I'm getting on this map without Kodiak and I'm worried that adding the extra weight would make it not work.

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:47 am
by Gunny
Not to worry Pat its not an issue my friend.Just happy to see you at it again.BTW I did credit you for the project Rowe section of Kodiak and thanks for the loan. :D :D

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:27 pm
by Barr
Patrick31337 wrote:The top left is Project Rowe, which is part of Gunny's Kodiak map that I made.

My concern with adding Kodiak is that the frame rates with the Kodiak map are similar to what I'm getting on this map without Kodiak and I'm worried that adding the extra weight would make it not work.
Nice job! I'm guessing that Lax is about 300nm from Hawaii....

But didn't you use the child sceneries tool? Shouldn't it help with the fps on especially large maps like megadodo?

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Patrick31337 wrote:The top left is Project Rowe, which is part of Gunny's Kodiak map that I made.

My concern with adding Kodiak is that the frame rates with the Kodiak map are similar to what I'm getting on this map without Kodiak and I'm worried that adding the extra weight would make it not work.
Nice job! I'm guessing that Lax is about 300nm from Hawaii....

But didn't you use the child sceneries tool? Shouldn't it help with the fps on especially large maps like megadodo?

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:41 pm
by Neocon
The fps over water is fine, but around SoCal is awful. 8Fps! I'm going to get rid of it and do what I did with Hawaii. SoCal 2 is coming soon. :(

Re: Current Projects

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:42 pm
by tigershark
that a shame Patrick. I hope you can sort it out. Maybe you have to many ground objects or elevation grids.

part 2 of my typhoon. I only got 5 more to do.
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Re: Current Projects

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 4:42 am
by Neocon
I re-did SoCal to standards similar to how I've redone Hawaii. The result is slightly better frame rates. In HawaiitoSocal I get 8 fps at HNL. In my map I'm getting 14 fps. Someone with a decent video card is going to be fine, I think.

-- Tue May 06, 2014 9:34 pm --

I switched over to the 2009 version to add Guam and SeaTac. It is 1400 KM from Guam to Honolulu, so about 860 miles. Another 711 miles from Honolulu to LA, 744 miles to Cold Bay, and 775 miles to Seatle. It's 286 miles from LA to Seatle. To put that all in perspective, it's about 325 miles from Hilo to Lihue. [edited with more-exact distances]
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