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General Discussion / Re: Hi, I'm new! (introduce yourself here)
« on: February 03, 2012, 12:12:52 AM »
Hi Brad,

Thanks for the welcome.  Nice post on the Ketchikan Harbor area in the ORBX forums. 

Rod   

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Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Coming Soon......Ketchikan Harbor
« on: February 02, 2012, 04:49:15 PM »
The Ketchikan Harbor scenery is on final and has been approved by the RTMM staff for landing.  Just waiting for the scenery to be uploaded to the library.......

Rod

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Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Coming Soon......Ketchikan Harbor
« on: February 01, 2012, 04:43:54 PM »

,,,,With my poor old system I can't run the ORBX/PAKT w/SP1 scenery as I'm almost at a slide show at PAKT now but for those that can from what I have seen of this addon it will be excellent. 

Oops, meant to comment that Ketchikan Harbor was designed to minimize frame rate loss.  For those that are able to run PAKT with SP1, Eagle Air is the only area where I added significant structures to the harbor edge.  I did not stretch structures up and down the whole harbor coast edge to keep the frame rate hit down.  I did spread out structures in the town to make the whole coastal area from south of PAKT to downtown Ketchikan look a bit more uniform in the level of buildings/trees etc.

Rod

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Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Coming Soon......Ketchikan Harbor
« on: February 01, 2012, 04:29:31 PM »
Soon, Soon, Soon!

Rod

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General Discussion / Re: Hi, I'm new! (introduce yourself here)
« on: February 01, 2012, 04:28:22 PM »
Thanks, Rob and Klaus for the welcome.

Rod

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Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Coming Soon......Ketchikan Harbor
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:24:54 AM »
Rod,
Just another question, have you looked on the Home page of the site and read the Help Wanted section?  Click on the RULES TO FOLLOW link for submissions information as we have certain protocols that have to be met for the scenery to be accepted for download and it is best to understand what a package need to have before finalizing the scenery you want to share.

 8)
Hi Spud,

Yes, Brad Allen has been guiding me.  Thanks for making sure.

Rod

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Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Coming Soon......Ketchikan Harbor
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:19:32 AM »
Rod,
I have seen your screen shots on the ORBX forums and it looks superb to say the least.  You say you have added some autogen to the area, was this due to the lack thereof due to the PFJ birds addon problem?  Have you deactivated or somehow overcome that anomaly now?
With my poor old system I can't run the ORBX/PAKT w/SP1 scenery as I'm almost at a slide show at PAKT now but for those that can from what I have seen of this addon it will be excellent.  How does this fit in with the ferry AI traffic being worked on by others?
Oh yeah, welcome aboard mate I think you'll find a nice comfortable home away from home in the bush here.

 8)

I disabled the Birds in PFJ and then just added some additional autogen to help it look better.

Don't know of any interference with the AI ferry traffic .....one of my testers is involved with the AI Ferry Traffic and he said there was no conflict that he knew of.

Stiletto2

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Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Coming Soon......Ketchikan Harbor
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:39:16 PM »
Hi all,

For those of you who were hoping for some extra detail and a a little denser set of buildings and trees up the harbor coast from downtown Ketchikan than ORBX's superb PAKT (SP1) provides, Ketchikan Harbor can help fill that need.

If you were looking for some place to go after landing your floatplane at 5KE, Eagle Air tour and charter service might be the place to dock.   

Ketchikan Harbor adds over 300 objects to the Ketchikan Harbor area...just enough to improve the look but not so much that frame rates are crushed. 

Ketchikan Harbor should be submitted to RTMM for finalization very, very soon.

Stay tuned....

Rod 

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Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: New problem for PFJ scenery
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:28:45 PM »
Hi All,

While I was working on a new Ketchikan Harbor scenery addon for ORBX PAKT (SP1), I discovered this problem and posted it on the ORBX boards.  I don't think David has seen it yet.  When he developed his Birds in PFJ addon he actually designed some special autogen supression to help frame rates but made sure it didn't suppress any of the ORBX PFJ scenery. 

Unfortunately, he did not anticpate what would happend when ORBX finally got around to adding Airport scenery like PAKT.  I am sure he will develop a fix when he has time. Because of that special design, the suppression of the PAKT autogen takes place even if the PAKT.bgl in David's addon is disabled. So, until David gets to it, any ORBX PAKT users will have to disable the whole Birds in PFJ scenery.

Rod 

 

Rod

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General Discussion / Re: Hi, I'm new! (introduce yourself here)
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:19:19 PM »
Hi,

My name is Rod  "Stiletto2" Jackson.  I have been flight simming for many years and really enjoy bush flying.  In addition, I have developed a little FSX scenery here and there and, years ago, was active in improving scenery for Falcon 4.0.

Right now I am finishing up a project that will be submitted to RTMM and will feature one of the first scenery addons to an ORBX Airport product. 

After the release of the wonderfully done ORBX PAKT and Service Pack 1, I still felt there was room for additional scenic detail along Ketchikan Harbor.   I was especially focused on  the area of Ketchikan just northwest of the cruise ship docks where Tongass Ave swings away from Water Street and heads up the harbor coast.  There you will find numerous float plane docks/businesses involved with floatplane transportation etc.

I got a real good look at it in 2010 since that is where the Coral Princess was docked and I was staring out from the stern and looking down at all the activity on these little docks.  ORBX PAKT (SP1) does not detail any of this along the harbor coast.  So, I decided to add a fictitious floatplane tour and transport service named Eagle Air to that area.   Before I knew it, I created pilings/boardwalks and multiple buildings around Eagle Air to try and capture what I had seen when I was there. 

I also felt the autogen in that area was a little thin so I filled in some of that and before long had added objects from downtown Ketchikan all the way northwest to The Plaza Shopping Center area.

So after adding over 300 objects to the Ketchikan Harbor area, I am just about ready to submit the Ketchikan Harbor scenery addon for PAKT (SP1) to RTMM for final review.

If you have been looking for more detail in that area, this scenery addon may be for you.  And what fun it is to take some of those tourists off the cruise ship, pick them up at Eagle Air and fly them out to places like Dan's Hideway, Thorne Bay Island Retreat and even Misty's Place.

Stay Tuned......

Rod

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