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    Argh. I can't wait until I have my computer built properly. Working with this old workhorse is killing me. I truly want to try this, and many other addons I have missed out on.

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    I am really enjoying this scenery, thanks to all involved so far.:salute::salute::salute:

    The aircraft I am using are the AF F4u Corsair, Paul's "Bad Duck" and the CAC Boomerang,
    they all fit well with this scenery and also I have installed Captain Sim Weapons for FSX.

    I will try and upload some photo's over the weekend.


    Bruce

  3. #128
    @ Bruce: interesting note about the weapons pack. Does it work with the scenery?


    A second update is out soon.
    I'm reworking the Russell Islands (codename "Knucklehead") now with making all airfields photoreal and started with the Pavuvu Cub strip as it was in 1943. Bob Hope had one of his shows here and flew in with a L-4.
    There's not much else that can land on this short and a bit dangerous dirt strip than a L-4. Ideal terrain for Mike's version of it.

    Ahh, by the way, the latest download links for the scenery are in my signature!





    My scenery development galleries:
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    Solomon 1943 V2 Open beta download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...on-1943-V2.zip
    Solomon 1943 V2 update 2013-02-05 download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...2013-02-05.zip


    Current Project: DHC-4 / C-7a Caribou by Tailored Radials
    Dev-Gallery at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qjdtcoxeg...bAG-2V4Ja?dl=0

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    [QUOTE=roger-wilco-66;783001]@ Bruce: interesting note about the weapons pack. Does it work with the scenery?

    Hi roger-wilco-66,

    Have tried guns and rockets so far, they rockets explode when they hit the ground scenery
    or anything else but you won't see ships or boats sinking as a result. The guns are the same,
    you can see splashes in the water or impact on land. I think you will be able to shoot down
    A1 aircraft with guns, rockets as you can in default FSX.

    I will try a few more flights and let you know how it goes.

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    Wow! Astounding Mark

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    [QUOTE=Bruce Thompson;783010]
    Quote Originally Posted by roger-wilco-66 View Post
    @ Bruce: interesting note about the weapons pack. Does it work with the scenery?

    Hi roger-wilco-66,

    Have tried guns and rockets so far, they rockets explode when they hit the ground scenery
    or anything else but you won't see ships or boats sinking as a result. The guns are the same,
    you can see splashes in the water or impact on land. I think you will be able to shoot down
    A1 aircraft with guns, rockets as you can in default FSX.

    I will try a few more flights and let you know how it goes.
    I think I'll have a look into that. Sounds interesting. Can you see land scenery objects explode when you hit them, like houses or vehicles? Does CS-WP have dumb bombs and torpedos?
    Technically, static scenery like ships or others could be difficult to alter in sceneries, because the weapon application must change the scenery on the fly. In order to show weapon effects on scenery objects they must be exchanged. That's why many of the scenery objects in Solomon 1943 have damaged counterparts in the libraries. I left that possibility open for future developments.

    AI is something else, another layer in the system and dynamic by nature.

    Interesting question, though.

    Cheers,
    Mark
    My scenery development galleries:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x0skkam7xu8zz8r/DFwnonB1nH

    Solomon 1943 V2 Open beta download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...on-1943-V2.zip
    Solomon 1943 V2 update 2013-02-05 download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...2013-02-05.zip


    Current Project: DHC-4 / C-7a Caribou by Tailored Radials
    Dev-Gallery at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qjdtcoxeg...bAG-2V4Ja?dl=0

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    [QUOTE=roger-wilco-66;783143]
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Thompson View Post

    I think I'll have a look into that. Sounds interesting. Can you see land scenery objects explode when you hit them, like houses or vehicles? Does CS-WP have dump bombs and torpedos?
    Technically, static scenery like ships or others could be difficult to alter in sceneries, because the weapon application must change the scenery on the fly. In order to show weapon effects on scenery objects they must be exchanged. That's why many of the scenery objects in Solomon 1943 have damaged counterparts in the libraries. I left that possibility open for future developments.

    AI is something else, another layer in the system and dynamic by nature.

    Interesting question, though.

    Cheers,
    Mark

    Mark you see the explosion but buildings and scenery are not affected. A1 aircraft explode and vanish which looks great.

    Bruce.

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    select airport

    Mark, love your scenery and thanks for your work in putting this together I am still not able to access all the 1943 Solomon airfields in "select airport" box in FSX. Never had this problem in V.1. Seems like 1st half of your airport list is not showing up in box eg. Munda, Henderson, Rennell, Segi, Buka, Ballale etc. Even typing in airport name or ID does not work.

    Any ideas any one?

    Thanks

    Sam

  11. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by sambt View Post
    Mark, love your scenery and thanks for your work in putting this together I am still not able to access all the 1943 Solomon airfields in "select airport" box in FSX. Never had this problem in V.1. Seems like 1st half of your airport list is not showing up in box eg. Munda, Henderson, Rennell, Segi, Buka, Ballale etc. Even typing in airport name or ID does not work.

    Any ideas any one?

    Thanks

    Sam
    They all show up for me in the select airport list:
    Munda - AGGM
    Henderson - AGGH
    Rennell - AGGR
    Seghe - AGGS
    Buka - AYBK
    Ballale - AGGE

    You must have something wrong on your install. Best regards, Bob.

  12. #137
    Hi,

    I checked and they are all there. Note: all Airports with the "State/Province" entry "Solomon 1943" are additions to the default scenery. Not all airfields in the list are visible in the scenery. If they were not active in 1943, I made them dissapear. A complete list is in the projects documentation.

    Cheers,
    Mark


    My scenery development galleries:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x0skkam7xu8zz8r/DFwnonB1nH

    Solomon 1943 V2 Open beta download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...on-1943-V2.zip
    Solomon 1943 V2 update 2013-02-05 download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...2013-02-05.zip


    Current Project: DHC-4 / C-7a Caribou by Tailored Radials
    Dev-Gallery at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qjdtcoxeg...bAG-2V4Ja?dl=0

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    hey mark??
    Somewhere down the road, could you add some sea ports like at Hull island?? Or, can someone?? Would be nice to have my boat in the water instead of skewing.. ..
    Thanks..
    Pam




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    Hull Island, is this at Kiribati?

    I could, but it would have to wait until the Russell airfields are done.



    Cheers,
    Mark
    My scenery development galleries:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x0skkam7xu8zz8r/DFwnonB1nH

    Solomon 1943 V2 Open beta download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...on-1943-V2.zip
    Solomon 1943 V2 update 2013-02-05 download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...2013-02-05.zip


    Current Project: DHC-4 / C-7a Caribou by Tailored Radials
    Dev-Gallery at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qjdtcoxeg...bAG-2V4Ja?dl=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by warchild View Post
    hey mark??
    Somewhere down the road, could you add some sea ports like at Hull island?? Or, can someone?? Would be nice to have my boat in the water instead of skewing.. ..
    Thanks..
    Pam



    How do like the boat, Pam? I'm teetering on the edge of getting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odie View Post
    How do like the boat, Pam? I'm teetering on the edge of getting it.
    Welll, i'm really biased. You see, JFK was the only real life hero i ever had, so i'm kinda soft on pt boats if ya know what i mean ( would date one if it had legs ).
    the visual model is outstanding. i couldnt be more pleased.. the dynamics are immature and well, kinda weird, but, i'm already working on it.. needless to say, boats dont fly so theres a learning curve, but the stuff that needs fixing isnt too great at all.. if your interested go ahead and download it because i'm not climbing out of this thing for some time. Its awesome and a lot of fun.. I should have everything fixed up within a couple days ( i'm impatient ::lol:: ).

    @Mark..
    Hull island is located bout half a mile north-west of rendova island in the solomons. it was the base for a PT squadron, and home to the PT-109.

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    @ Pam: Ah, I didn't know it was called Hull Island. As far as I know the Navy PT boat base at Rendova harbour was called "Todd City". I made a small PT Boat base there in the scenery, but it looks fictional due to the lack of photo reference.

    I would make an accurate photoreal scenery for it if I had any photos how it looked like back then. If anyone has some, let me know!

    That PT boat from Deltasim is great. Makes you look at the scenery from a whole new perspective, and it's a blast do drive!

    Cheers,
    Mark
    My scenery development galleries:
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    Solomon 1943 V2 Open beta download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...on-1943-V2.zip
    Solomon 1943 V2 update 2013-02-05 download: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/download...2013-02-05.zip


    Current Project: DHC-4 / C-7a Caribou by Tailored Radials
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    i honestly dont remember seeing where it was called hull island, but it stuck in my head for some unexplainable reason. todd city was definitely the bases name though.. Would be great having it in fsx .. no hurry though.. I have an airfield on the south side of rendova and can slew into the lagoon for now

    I'm loving that boat, and the experience of seeing the scenery up close.. it has a few issues on my machine, but nothing insurmountable.. and its hella fun to drive..

    Let me get to looking up some photo reference for you :0

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    i thought perhaps youd like to see your own work from another perspective.. beautiful work.. i'd like to live here..

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    Awesome ! :-)
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    Pam, I think I found the area that you are interested in having a water start point, and made a simple AFCAD which will start you in the centre of the channel. Although it's an AFCAD2 (FS9), I have made start points in Halifax Harbour, Ramsey Lake, Sudbury, the Manicouagan Crater and in "The Slot" using the program. I use FSX Accel though, so not sure about P3D. Anyways, if you'd like a copy, just send me your email addy in a pm, and I'll get it to you.

    All the best,
    Terry

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    @Terry
    Your awesome. I spent all day and most of yesterday and last night driving around the slot and was amazed at how far it was from Rendova. I thought I'd visit all of Marks scenery areas by boat ::lol:;. Even taking the shortcut around Gizzo it took a couple hours just to get to the slot. It would have taken a lot longer though if i had to go around the bottom of New Georgia island. The place looks so small on a map, but really its huge. the slot is easily as big as lake michigan and could be a sea itself.
    the channel around Gizzo is narrow and gets even smaller at the air base. its in a naturally defence-able location that would have been hell to overthrow. in fact, the more time i spend down on the water, the more i come to appreciate what the soldiers who fought there on either side, had to go through. And it helps me to appreciate the huge challenge this must be for Mark as well.. Honiara is 385 miles south east of rendova. I didnt even make it to bouganville.
    Since i'm using the P3D mesh in fsx with the solomons meshes laid on top, not everything lines up quite right, but its still beautiful..
    I discovered that the engines thought they were turbo props and i had to go and try and convince them they were really Packard Allison engines. So now they're throwing a tantrum and dont want to start. I'll get them running though.. probably forgot to replace the jet A with avgas..

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    Quote Originally Posted by warchild View Post
    @Terry
    Your awesome. I spent all day and most of yesterday and last night driving around the slot and was amazed at how far it was from Rendova. I thought I'd visit all of Marks scenery areas by boat ::lol:;. Even taking the shortcut around Gizzo it took a couple hours just to get to the slot. It would have taken a lot longer though if i had to go around the bottom of New Georgia island. The place looks so small on a map, but really its huge. the slot is easily as big as lake michigan and could be a sea itself.
    the channel around Gizzo is narrow and gets even smaller at the air base. its in a naturally defence-able location that would have been hell to overthrow. in fact, the more time i spend down on the water, the more i come to appreciate what the soldiers who fought there on either side, had to go through. And it helps me to appreciate the huge challenge this must be for Mark as well.. Honiara is 385 miles south east of rendova. I didnt even make it to bouganville.
    Since i'm using the P3D mesh in fsx with the solomons meshes laid on top, not everything lines up quite right, but its still beautiful..
    I discovered that the engines thought they were turbo props and i had to go and try and convince them they were really Packard Allison engines. So now they're throwing a tantrum and dont want to start. I'll get them running though.. probably forgot to replace the jet A with avgas..
    Hey Pam, I once owned and lived aboard, for some years, the UK version of your famed and beautiful PT boats;-) She was what we often refer to as an MTB or motor torbedo boat during the final years of the war. She was also used by the British Coastal Command too. Sadly, the beautiful Rolls Royce engines had been removed and replaced by thumping great diesels. You'd have loved it!!!
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    Even with thumping great diesels in there i'd still love it. MTBs had a style and personality all their own and the cantankerousness of those diesels would give it an almost endearing nature.. Sounds like what you had was a home, which is so much more special than a boat ..

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    hit and RUN!!!!

    I gotta admit. i wasnt expecting this at bouganville. took me by surprise and gave me a bit of a start. I took pictures when i could. it got pretty intense.. Love it ..

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