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RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« on: January 05, 2019, 10:27:22 AM »
RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign

This is a thread where we can discuss the Refresh 2019 campaign at RTMM. One continuing comment we always had from our recently departed friend, Spud, was that we were creating fine new things, but were not paying enough attention to the older scenery locations with very outdated readme text instructions, etc. Spud asked if we could please go back and do proper housekeeping on many of the older locations.  So what we are doing, is basically a response to Spud's request and an addition to his legacy at RTMM.

Some new, but focus on the older locations this year

Of course we will still be having a "new" location for you as we build them, that effort will never stop at RTMM. But what you will see is a great deal of activity on updating or "refreshing" the older scenery locations. Many will be brought up-to-date technically with some of the things we have learned since they were first built ... Season Switcher, ground polygon manipulations, new library objects, etc. We will also be doing a complete review on each of the installation "readme" texts for these to make sure they are not discussing "old" libraries, or "old" ways of installing the locations. The "readme" texts will all be brought up to date.

What you will See

What you will notice first are the changes happening on the scenery page. This is where we are keeping track of our own progress, but also sharing it with you.  When we have "refreshed" a scenery you will see the 2019 Refresh logo in the upper right hand corner. With it will be either a red exclamation mark or a green check mark. The Red mark tells you that to have the latest scenery files for the location, you must redownload and reinstall the scenery. The green mark tells you we have cleaned up the "readme" but we HAVE NOT altered the scenery files. This means the locations does not need a re-download (unless you want the updated readme). Clicking on the Refresh 2019 ICON will bring up a pop-up PDF that explains the process.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER ... when you are replacing any RTMM scenery location with an update ... DO NOT OVERWRITE ... first DELETE the old location folder then add the new one. We are being careful with the Scenery folder name so that, most of the time, if you just replace the folder, your scenery library will see no change. Where we have to change the name of the location, it will be so indicated with the little red exclamation point below the zip button.

No technical problems if you DO NOT update (refresh)

You will not have any technical problems with any of the locations if you decided NOT to update or refresh your scenery folder. The old scenery will work just fine. However, you will not be seeing the latest/best for what a refreshed location can offer. Many of these are now being updated with Season Switcher files that makes the location change its look based on the season. (See Season Switcher under "S" on the FAQ page).

If a location name changes...

If a location name changes, and you take out the old one and put in a new one, when you start up your sim it will say the location cannot be found and gives you the chance to unload it. Do that. When the sim starts, go in and delete that scenery area, then add the one with the new name and you'll be all set.  I'm purposely repeating here ...We do not change a location name often, and when we do, you are notified of it with the little red exclamation mark under the zip button.

Your Help is appreciated

We are basically coming down the list alphabetically. We are not updating EVERY scenery location. If you see a location that you feel needs attention because of old/outdated installation instructions, or actual problems with the scenery ... let us know in this thread. We will move that location to the top of our list and work on it "out of order". This way, as you fly the locations and install new ones, you can keep an eagle eye out for us to help us with this Refresh 2019 effort.

The thread is now YOURs for discussion . . . . .



« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 10:34:08 AM by Doug »

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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 01:06:58 PM »
Thank you Doug. This lay's out our plan nicely. Let's see if the folks can help out with their input too! Misty's is our place so let's all help out with some of the necessary housekeeping chores!!

Brad

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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 01:48:22 PM »
Very good start of the year, thank you, Doug!!
From what I can see, Bowser Lake and Burnett Inlet cabins point to version 1 zips. Can you pls check the links? Thanks!
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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 02:46:04 PM »
Yes, fixed them. Thank you. That's the kind of thing that really helps us. Spud was our "eyes" on all of those kinds of things ... talk about missing someone with a project like this going on! So keep an eye out for us.

Another thing I'll mention here, for those who don't know, if you want to check out a location quickly after you re-load (refresh) it, you can always use the sim's "map" feature and put in the latitude and longitude listed for the "start" for that location (on the scenery page). You can quickly "be there" to check it out.  But it is a lot more fun flying to it.

Thanks again for the sharp eyes!
Doug

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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 02:59:24 PM »
Full listing of the RTMM 2019 refreshed/updated scenery here:

http://forum.mistymoorings.com/index.php?topic=4251.0

(Link updated)

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« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 11:56:27 AM by nbrich1 »
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 04:25:07 PM »
 8) Thanks guys, we all appreciate it. Somewhere, Spud is smiling...
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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 08:51:02 AM »
I get an error when I click on the link below.



Full listing of the RTMM 2019 refreshed/updated scenery here:

http://forum.mistymoorings.com/index.php?topic=4251.msg36688#msg36688



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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 09:29:44 AM »
The link works fine for me.   :-\  What does the error say?  ???

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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 09:36:39 AM »
The link "works" but:

An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.
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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2019, 10:54:48 AM »
The message is located under the NOTAMS and News section, if you open that up.  Can you guys that are getting errors go directly to the thread (and open it)?   :-\

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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 12:26:01 PM »
yes.

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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 04:34:27 AM »
What can you see there when pressing the given link?
http://forum.mistymoorings.com/index.php?topic=4251.msg36688#msg36688

As already reported I only see this:
An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.
Many greetings
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Re: RTMM's "Refresh 2019" campaign
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 05:14:53 AM »
What can you see there when pressing the given link?
http://forum.mistymoorings.com/index.php?topic=4251.msg36688#msg36688

As already reported I only see this:
An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.

Yes, Dieter.  I know.  I was asking if you could view the thread "directly" if you just went there without using the link.  BBQSteve says yes.  What about you?  The thread is not missing, so must be "off limits" somehow.  Could an antivirus program cause this issue?   :-\  ???

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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 08:10:06 AM »
Yes I do view the thread "directly".
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 08:18:17 AM »
Ok, so something has an issue with that link.  Strange.  I am using Chrome for my browser, and no issues here.  No third party AV on my system.  I am using Windows Defender.  (fyi)

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