Posts by Jetjockey10

    Flight simulator is about flight, and flying aircraft in AFS2 cannot be compared with other sims. AFS2 is leaps and bounds ahead of its competitors.

    Now, as for the eye candy, that takes time to build. We all need a little patience and let the developers do their thing.

    I suggest flying AFS2 in VR, it's an amazing experience.

    and to really blow you away, try flying AFS2 in VR with the new Orbx Palm Springs scenery.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Be sure to fly west toward Los Angeles and toward the San Gorgonio Pass area. There are some great new scenery just as the improved area runs out. There are some really nice mountain scenes both north and south.


    pI especially like the Morongo Casino and Resort hotel complex. The coverage seems to stop in the shadow of the Banning airport. hmmm Maybe we can fsCP and ScenPro a small addition here.


    The large non- descript building with the undeveloped parking lot and the hundred or two tractor-trailer rigs is the Nestle Waters bottled water plant on the Morongo Indian reservation.


    Be sure to check out the dinosaurs - tell 'em Large Marge sent you.


    Even the rest areas are finished off. Near the Whitewater split on the Christopher Columbus highway.


    Regards,

    Ray








    Is the aerial tramway animated?


    Regards,

    Ray

    I love all the details!


    A pity the people is not playing animations. I really like those ones at Innsbruck. :)

    The sweeper is animated and the radar antenna. A bus or truck drives by near the tower, the Chevy Tahoe. We might find the guy walking the dog someplace in the scenery. I really enjoyed the butterflies in the PNW scenery. I also liked the tractor mowing the grass at one of the airports in PNW.


    Animated Marshals should be easy enough ( I could be a technical advisor, but Jarrad already knows a lot of Marshalls) ;), also the gas pump guy and the two old coats chatting would be nice. Remember the guy reading the newspaper.


    Of course, the couple chatting at the Cessna out in the desert could be added easy enough.


    hmmm, I have to go flying now and see if I can find the wind turbines.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Wind Farms - wind turbines - animated wind turbines


    hmmm. I am totally befuddled as to why the wind turbines in the Palm Spring Scenery are not animated. I remember reading that Orbx stated they had figured out how to add something less than a gazillion animated wind turbines to their Southern California scenery pack a few years ago.


    San Gorgonio Pass alone has 4,000 active wind turbines and just off the end of the runway at Palm Springs are a few thousand. :(


    Jarrad must have a compelling reason for the still born blades in this hot new scenery for AFS2, I am anxious to hear that reason.


    Regards,

    Ray



    I'm guessing, but maybe the spinning wind turbines will be an option that can be turned on and off with a checkmark in the box. This might help the mid powered systems and also keep those with 1080 ti equipped pc happy also.


    I read through the User Guide and found not one word about wind turbines, which has to be strange since just the name Palm Springs is normally associated with Golf Courses and Wind Farms. :/


    Regards,

    Ray

    Some good reading from the KPSP User Guide . . .



    I added two more Parking Locations - the front and back of the Aviation Museum. If you want the tsc code, pm me.


    We have some automotive animation near the tower along with the rotating radar antenna across the way. The sweeper is hard at work along with a lot of new faces. Checkout the golf car driver at the museum. There are probably a ton of rotating wind turbines down or up the valley.


    Good to see elevated helipads starting to show up. Must be a good sign. This will be a great place to use the developer camera, for sure.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Just use the developer camera, Ctrl-F8 then W or S keys to go forwards or back in the direction you're looking.


    Confusingly, to met at least, Ctrl-F8 or Esc does not exit the developer camera. You need to go back to an "in-plane" camera (number keys), then press Esc.


    Also looking forward to buying this and flying when I get time this week. :)

    Thanks Nick,


    The Developers Camera is certainly better than nothing, but the controls sure could use some work. I can't seem to move away from my starting point - meaning I can move around with the hat key and W and move back with the S key but I can't move to another location. I go to an inplane (pilots seat) location and tap ESC and it takes me out of the flight sim. duh.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Ray I thought you solved the blank panel by upgrading to Win 10?
    --Rich

    Maybe I did and just haven't used it recently. My pc totally died so I robbed it of the SSDs and moved my i8700 1080 ti over to my desk. I don't think I even hooked up the Multi-panel but I will check. Thanks for reminding me.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Nice touch Ken. I will add this to Chris' ver 5 that I am currently using. If you come across some code to find more residential houses please let me know. Some areas like South and West Florida are loaded with all the goodies, but Central, East and North are very sparse on the residential houses, although the commercial buildings seem to be present as expected. Lots of trees, woods, wetlands, etc. in all areas.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Many thanks! So i guess i will have to wait.

    I do not expect anyone to be working on the Switch Panel or any of the panels for some period of time - it is just not on the list. For some reason, there is just no interest in these things at IPACS. I use the gear handle and 3 greens and I use the Multi-Panel but the display is totally blank so you can't monitor to the flight or provide AP inputs from the panel. I use the flap switch on the Multi panel. I think the Radio and Transponder works.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Quick download, super easy install w/ FTX Central. Flying 5 minutes from purchase. nice.

    Heavy duty cultivation. Lots to explore. Wish we had the R-22 available.

    Thanks Jarrad.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Hey Jarrad,


    Could you look into adding Orbx BOB to AFS2? It sure would be nice to be able to walk around Palm Springs and checkout all the new items in great detail. I am especially enjoying the mini aircraft museum displays.


    Regards,

    Ray

    I noticed the ground radar is animated as I taxied to the WWII museum, along with several volunteers and guests. nice.


    Regards,

    Ray

    No, the real ones , mast bumping has been knocking them out of the sky . Department of Conservation are no longer allowed to use them .

    In NZ 8 or 9 total incidents with 300 helios. In the U.S. they have had 8 or 9 incidents with 2700 helios. Most experts think is has to do with pilots and training, not the Robinsons. Makes for good reading - those sensational articles.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Orbx's Palm Springs Intl is like a whole new DLC being added. There is so much premium area being added and so very many custom quality items to see and do. Huge new playground for the R-22 for sure. 8o


    Thanks Jarrad,


    Regards,

    Ray Marshall

    Just about everything you see in this screenshot (except my special Learjet) will be upgraded with the Orbx Palm Springs Intl for AFS2. Wow.


    Regards,

    Ray



    I guess the OSM data varies greatly from location to location. It appears to me that South Florida is loaded with cultivation data and also the west coast of Florida but the central and east coast is sorely lacking in residential data. Just having the trees (forests) and commercial buildings adds a lot to the view.

    puzzling that cities like Daytona Beach is almost totally void of any houses. I wonder where all those retired folks are living? ;)


    Thanks guys for digging into this for me. I wish I knew more about how to read and understand the ScenPro codes.


    Chris, can you tell me which line(s) calls for just plain old residential houses? The returns or results seem to be out of whack with reality. I may run the Tampa/St. Pete area again just to see how many houses are placed.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Need help to solve a simple problem - I can't seem to get any residential houses to appear in my cultivated area along the central Florida east coast. I have checked from Vero Beach to Jacksonville in towns like Titusville, Daytona Beach, etc. I have plenty of commercial buildings and trees but practically no houses.


    Could someone test a small area for me and see if is missing OSM data or something I am doing or no doing correctly. w 81 deg n 29


    Thanks.


    Regards,

    Ray




    Chris,


    Thank you so very much for your specialized talents and willingness to work with us novices. I do so very much appreciate it.


    No to the size of the OSM area, I have tested it down to a square mile or two with no changes in the house density. I agree that OSM data is very spotty, I have that around where I live also. I would think Titusville Florida would be up to date with good data but, who knows.


    East Center Florida where it land juts out to the East is Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center. That is the area I am working in today. -80 w 29 deg will get you in the neighborhood.


    Regards,

    Ray






    What we need is for someone with the time and means to set up a site that does number one above. I am now reasonably convinced that Bing doesn't mind us sharing their scenery in our projects if it is for free. Now we need a sugar daddy!


    I did all of the US and Western Europe to my own satisfaction. It took me months of almost full time computer time and editing, and it can't be shared because of my source material. We can't expect everyone to do the same.

    It may be time to try to bring Kenneth back into the fold. He has some super connections to folks with storage capacity for flight sims.


    Regards,

    Ray

    .Using the SplitGrid command already allows scenProc to process the multiple grids simultaneously. This is already enabled in my template. I also noticed a low CPU and memory usage with scenProc even when it is working hard, unlike GeoConvert. This is probably something you should ask Arno the creator of scenProc.


    The lines you have indicated are only for large residential buildings, which usually means residential high rise. Further up your screen shot I see that you have created 2364 single level houses and 918 double level houses. So it seems to be working as expected.

    Chris,

    Thanks for taking a look at this. but, tke a look at the screenshots. 98% of the houses are not cultivated. The first two areas that I made around Ft. Meyers and Tampa are absolutely loaded with houses. Here there are bare any at all. I have something not working correctly someplace.


    Regards,

    Ray