Post by NWAN Administrator on Mar 4, 2011 11:53:21 GMT 1
I haven't got round to logging in for a really long time, due to work committments, so I just wanted to let anyone that was interested know that I am still developing the scenery when I get time!
I currently have all new buildings ready for the airport and a new version of the bridges. However, I'm struggling with taxiways and aprons (just can't get them to look right in FSX!!!). I also don't get much chance to use my FSX PC to do the placement of the finished objects, as I'm spending 80% of my time out of the country (Ironically I see more of EGGP now than I've ever done before!).
Anyway, I'm going to try and get the new version of the bridges out in the next month or so, so keep watching!!!
Post by urgentemente on May 6, 2011 14:19:20 GMT 1
Ooh, the new bridge looks good Paul. I'm just starting to get back into a simming mood so I'll grab those over the weekend and take a look Which sites are they uploaded to, as the dropbox link isn't working anymore, and I'm a bit out of touch with the current sitse, avsim? thanks
Hi Paul, I've installed the bridges and they're very good. I only have 2 minor issues to point out 1. you can't fly under them (I tried and crashed!) and 2. there's a small strip of water under the bridges themselves that somehow looks different to the rest of the river in colour...I'll post a screeny shortly! Very good though, much better than the default scenery in FSX, am really looking forward to seeing what you've done with the airfield itself! K
Post by NWAN Administrator on May 10, 2011 0:57:17 GMT 1
Welcome onboard the forum.
I haven't put any ground textures with the bridges, that's why you can see the line on the water where the bridge is in the VFR scenery. As per our previous discussions, it's difficult for me to apply ground textures without infringing on my existing license with GetMapping (doesn't stop someone else from doing an upgrade texture though ;-) )!
The issue with flying under the bridge is one that's common with custom scenery. I've set the collision variable to true. Therefore, if you try and fly anywhere within the overall envelope of the bridge model you'll crash. I think you'll also crash if you try and fly close to the ends below the height of the top of the road bridge. With the airport scenery I usually switch the collision variable for anything on the approach or around the taxiways and aprons (including the terminal) to off, to avoid spurious crashes. This does of course mean that you can drive straight through them!
If you really want to fly under the bridges, you can switch off collision detection in the settings menu of FSX.
Feel free to add a link to your scenery blog to the forum. I think people would really like to see your work.