I am seeking some clarification on specifically how to add higher res airport areas and airports to user generated scenery areas

  • Specifically,


    I have some large areas (100 nm x 50 nm) at dl level 2 at 9 - 14 processed resolution. I would now like to add a 10 sq mi area around an airport to have a better view during takeoffs and approaches. If I defined the 10 sq mi area as dl level 1 or maybe even dl level 0 do I need to process this area at 9 - 14 also, or should I only make level 14 for this smaller area? Suggestions?


    Now I want to use this same area with the large area (100 nm x 50 nm) at dl level 2 , 9 - 14 with the 10 nm insert at dl level 1 or 0 and some high resolution, but I wish to improve just the airport proper to an even higher resolution. This would be just the edge to edge of the airport runways. What would I do for the best balance in resolution for landing and taxiing and performance in the sim? Maybe dl level -1 then process at what level, 15 maybe?


    Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.


    Regards,

    Ray

    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • Did you get a sufficient answer to this.


    I know how I do it and it seems to work fine.


    Let me know if you still need help

    Yes, please tell me more. I am still learning.


    Regards,

    Ray

    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • I will do up a video tutorial after work.


    BTW, Fixed up the issues with CYQM, funny part is that Moncton sign on the Tower is fine inside 3ds Max but upside down in the game, I simply flipped the bmp file vertically and it fixed it in the game YET it is still right side up in 3ds Max.


    I also redid the center lines and I believe they look better now.


    I also added one object to downtown Moncton for testing. The Aliant Tower.


    I have also made almost all of New Brunswick with FSET textures at level 9 with level 13 around airports and in the cities.

  • Most excellent. Looking forward to the video.


    That Bell Aliant Tower is rather unique and should stand out. I am using FSET level 1 9 - 14 for a 15 x 20 nm rectangle (4 areas) around CYQM. 952 MB for the scenery files.


    I made a much larger area for Greenwood at dl 2, 9 - 14 resolution that includes Saint John across Fundy Bay. The problem is the size of the files for the 15 areas. 7.1 GB for St. John and Greenwood.


    Regards,

    Ray

    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • Yes, that is more practical. So far, the size of the scenery files has not slowed down the sim so until there is some sort of impact on performance I am going for the higher resolution. I have some really large areas in the US at DL 2 or 3, 11 - 13 with the cites at dl 1.


    Here is the HD area for Moncton that I am using.


    Regards,

    Ray


    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • I agree, my problem is that on my machine, the helper program gives me a BSOD on higher resolution jobs.

  • hmmm. I have never used the helper program. Meanwhile, I decided to look in at the McEwen Airport, 4 miles NW of YQM. Although is only has 3,000 feet of asphalt there is room for another 1000 feet on the East end of rwy 26. Two hangars there with a golf course literally across the street. No facilities for transits. Kathy McEwen was quite surprised to see a Lear 45 taxi up to her backyard at the edge of the airport.


    She is big into motorcycles but also talks about lobsters and steaks. Great hot tub for casual conversation. I am considering making a bid to buy the little strip and start a jet charter based there. You know, bring up 3 or 4 rich dudes for some local hunting or fishing, or just a quiet get away. I have to find suitable lodging and some guides and boat charters.


    I added CCG4 McEwen to the AF2 airports. Maybe we can overlay a 4,000 foot runway just for fun.


    Regards,

    Ray


    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • :)

  • OK. Thanks to Rodeo's 4,000 foot curve able runway, CCG4 McEwen now has an 1,000 extension and is a little wider. A couple of 3d hangars and a small ramp and we will be open for business. 8o


    Regards,

    Ray


    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • Heck, we get to take advantage of the local cultivation. Nice.

    The tutorial should be ready shortly


    https://youtu.be/pL6AmaGVzYc


    Question: When and where do I name the scenery project?


    Regards,

    Ray

    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • Next question. Do I start GeoHelper first, then start FSET? Nothing was copied over to GeoHelper on my first try. Snap to FS2 level 9 grid is greyed out.


    Should Create raw images have a checkmark in the box? Should Create mark images have a checkmark in the box?


    Regards,

    Ray

    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • 1) I start both at the same time.

    2) Uncheck 2 decimal places , that should UNGREY FS2 Level 9

    3) Make sure when you PASTE the coords into helper that all the numbers are green, otherwise your draw polygon isn't big enough

    4) I leave it checked.

    5) I leave mask images checked as well