Posts by K9NSP

    Fortunately You have attracted several quality heavyweights to assist you in this endeavor. I have worked with most of them on other scenery projects and familiar with their capabilities. (Apollo/Hawaii)

    Yeah, I feel fortunate to have their help. The project would not be what it is without their help. In fact, it may have never seen the light of day without them.

    Probably the link to your new places file is not correct:

    The zip-file has still the date of August 19. and only a size of 87.7 MB instead of 484.7 MB.

    So I uploaded the new places file to the wrong location. I'm fixing that now. The date will change when the new upload is complete.

    My installed "places" folder properties show 8.27 GB and 1082 files.

    8.27 GB is the correct size for the places folder. The compressed file size is 484.7 MB. I'm uploading again, just to be sure.

    That being said, I think you have the wrong version. I uploaded the places file to the wrong location and there was no share link for it. I'm fixing that now.

    UPDATE:

    Airports and places have been updated. moxeetwo has made a number of improvements to runway surfaces at a number of airports. Files in original links were updated at the time of this posting. If you downloaded from the top post after 31 AUG 2021 at 1600 UTC, you do not need to download these files. You already have them. Links posted here are the same as the original post and are provided here for your convenience.


    Airports (25.9 MB): https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjykJezbtk5tdexIXqimlJKH0JM?e=n5G7jn

    Places (484.7 MB): https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjykJezbtk5tdtU-PXGF9_Tvp2w?e=lEZSbr


    To update, delete your existing airport and places folders and replace them with these updated folders. chrisprivExtra Trees are now included in the places cultivation folder and no longer needs to be downloaded separately. If you downloaded them previously, you can delete that folder as well.

    MISSING TREES FIX

    These trees are now included in the Beta Download. If you downloaded the Beta from the top post after 31 AUG 2021 at 1600 UTC, you do not need to download these files. You already have them.

    chrispriv Extra Trees can be downloaded here:


    Missing Trees (363.9 MB): https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjykJezbtk5tgQLF6VcRCg7sjsid?e=O8DQkJ


    Unzip to your Cultivation Folder. Just like the rest of the release, they are Beta. I flew the scenery for about an hour today with the trees installed and I didn't find any problems. But I haven't seen everything, yet.


    They will be included in future releases but can be added to the existing Beta with this patch.

    For Deep Creek I only set shrubs and no trees.


    I am working with photodetection of the trees and trying for various types of landscapes for devlopement. Certain areas, such as the mountains and valleys, work very well. Where photodetection has its limitations is in distinguishing a forest from lakes and rivers with dark green water (the same goes for the dark green circular fields). Masking the waters on a photo basis is much more efficient than cleaning them up afterwards.


    McCall is very difficult in on this point of view and required a lot of effort. But it looks pretty good now:

    The pictures look great. I'll test the trees here soon. Thanks!

    I don't see anything in the scenery package that would make me think that it's Windows only. It looks to be exactly like all other scenery packages. So, you could download just about any other free scenery pack as a test drive. Success there would indicate success for Lukla to me.

    In other news, I heavily prefer Key West (USA South Florida Pack) to Lukla. I have them all.

    Alternatively, Steam Refund Policy is pretty likely to cover you:

    https://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds/

    I think its worth staying with AFS2:

    Screenshots from the upcoming part 3 of the Hawaiian scenery: Molokai, Maui, Lanai

    The Hawaii scenery is the best of the best. I really want to spend more time in it, but I'm all wrapped up in my Idaho project full time. I should maybe take a vacation in "Hawaii" for a while...

    I also started to implement trees and enhanced bushes for certain areas, makes flying with the helicopter near ground much more fun that way. Will share them with you if you like.


    Kindest regards,

    Christophe

    I removed default trees from the area of Deep Creek because they were all wrong. I'd like to see what you've come up with. There aren't a lot of trees in the Deep Creak area IRL. Mostly just shrubs and tumbleweed.

    In other areas, default trees are completely missing, like most of the North area. And especially around McCall. If you have a way to easily add trees, I'd appreciate that very much.

    Although I have a download speed of 30 MBS, MS One-Drive appears to limit to less than 1 MBS and its taking over 6 hours to download L15-S with errors when unpacking. I have tried downloading several times and got it down to one error file and having to use it as is.

    I uploaded a fresh copy of 15S. higgy also reported problems with it. So it was likely a source file problem, not a download problem.

    I think it's not very respectful to call MSFS 2020 a video game, I don't know but it's graphics, physics, weather simulation and clouds seems just AMAZING.

    Sure, it's got great eye candy. And maybe they've fixed some of the bugs since I last tried it. But my last experience with it was indeed a video game. The flight physics just didn't add up to what was marketed. And no helicopters.

    I'm a pilot IRL, and I can tell you that MSFS is just too easy. Therefore, it's a video game. Not a real sim.


    As for your contributions, you do what you can to make it better. But honestly, all I hear is how happy you are with the other options. You should think about that and proceed accordingly.

    Although I have a download speed of 30 MBS, MS One-Drive appears to limit to less than 1 MBS and its taking over 6 hours to download L15-S with errors when unpacking. I have tried downloading several times and got it down to one error file and having to use it as is.

    15N is up. Let me know how that goes for you. It's possible 15S has errors in the source file.

    I've been contemplating a physical media distribution. It would not be free since there would be costs and labor involved. But maybe when it's 100% done that would be the way to go. Is anyone interested in this being a paid scenery pack distributed on physical media?