John Venema has made it pretty clear that photoreal scenery of the UK is prohibitively expensive and that we won't be getting UK scenery from Orbx (and therefore presumably from anyone) for a good loooong while. So, it looks like us UK folk need to roll our own. With that in mind could I encourage IPACS to give a final push to making Goeconvert as simple, automated and bullet proof as possible? The focus seems to have shifted to cultivation but we're now dependent on this tool/process. I'm reasonably progressed on the learning curve but others are behind. Please:
- Include the Geconvert helper as part of a best practice workflow, or write your own if you don't want to be dependent on a 3rd party
- Max out the error reporting in simple language so we don't need to guess and test as to why certain areas come out blurry or have other problems
- When the time is right facilitate the sharing of cultivation files and 3d scenery elements
One other thought is that if we're now dependent on Geoconvert then a smaller simple download that includes all of what is needed and none of what isn't would be useful for people who need to get into this for the first time.
If you can't give us UK scenery please make it easier for us to make our own. The folks in Norway are in the same boat.
Thank you... and thank you for Colorado and tireless debugging and everything else you're doing during your 29 hour days.
P.S. I put this in General rather than Geconvert as it needs general visibility