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General Discussion / Re: Al Pelletier still around
« on: February 17, 2020, 06:25:58 PM »
Welcome HOME...we call it RETURN to Misty Moorings for a good reason. :-) Folks wander off to wherever, but then they come home again, glad to hear you are feeling well. Let us know if you need a hand.


Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Getting started with Doug's Hawaii
« on: January 28, 2020, 05:40:40 PM »
Lots of work being done on this. I'll be splitting Doug’s Hawaii off to be a stand-alone page separate from RTMM. Glad you enjoy it, it is a nice break from RTMM.


Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Getting started with Doug's Hawaii
« on: January 05, 2020, 12:41:40 PM »
Hi ... the web page is out of date. I'm actually working on Doug's Hawaii at the moment, trying to make it simpler and work with all the variations that keep changing around it. Since your post, I've added the following to the web page which will help folks in the interim until I can get everything straightened away. The FTX Airports package from ORBX handles SOME of the airports, but not all. So it can get confusing in that you may have more than one bgl for an airport. I'm trying to get all of that straightened out as of this writing. Generally, I use the FTX and then turn the bgl "off" for any airport in Hawaii that FTX covers. Again, confusing, but working on it.

UPDATE NOTAM (01.04.2020)

This package is being updated extensively. There are so many possible packages and combinations for this that it makes it difficult to come up with a formula for making all of it work together. For now, you do not need the Pilots Mesh that is suggested in the instructions below. I would also not worry about the George Kehoe Airports. The Honolulu XG is not needed. If you have the money for it, the ORBX Honolulu Cityscape is a great addition and works with this package. You will need the Hawaii Photoreal and I would recommend giving them a donation so you can get the PLUS version. If you are using ORBX Honolulu Cityscape, then DO NOT install the OAHU package with Hawaii Photoreal, ORBX handles the whole island of Oahu. I will be giving more updates soon. You will need the RTMM Libraries that you can find on our "LIBRARIES" page... those handle all of the objects that are included with the scenery locations. More updates on this will come soon. For now, disregard the installation section below. All of the MFC tours are still good and work fine. The "Doug's Hawaii" package below (05.09.2017) is working fine for now. I would also recommend the free FTX airport package from ORBX. They do a fine job on the Hawaii Airports that they cover.

Summary: Doug's Hawaii 05.09.2017 is the latest. Pilots Mesh is no longer needed. ORBX Honolulu Cityscape is recommended but not necessary. The Hawaii Tours package works fine. You may want to download and use the FREE FTX Airports package from ORBX. Hawaii Photoreal is needed and their PLUS version (by donation) is recommended.

Screenshots / Re: Ho Ho Ho... Tis The Season!
« on: December 20, 2019, 07:39:10 PM »
Merry Christmas Robert...your best video yet...beautiful!


NOTAMs and NEWs / Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« on: December 18, 2019, 10:27:57 AM »
BWEP North Slope and BWEP Airports

The North Slope has been completed!!! Brad made it all the way from Valdez to Deadhorse and to Point McIntyre (beyond). So the pipeline is now complete.  The North Shore area around the northern waters is amazing, pumping stations, oil rigs and a new AK11 (Point McIntyre) airport, complete with special heliport for the oil rigs and special night lighting for year-around operations.

This has been a huge project and has literally taken a couple of years to complete. I'm sure there will be some small adjustments here and there, but "The North Slope" and the updated "BWEP Airports" packages are now ready for download. 

The screenshot is of AK1I, the Northern Executive Headquarters for BWEP. In the background you can see the pumping stations, docking facilities and (look closely) MANY oil rigs out in the water. This shot was taken on 12/18/2019 - so the "lighting" is for Winter/Day! (Don't forget to "click" on the picture to enlarge it).

Website Discussion / Re: 404 error on gates of the arctic
« on: December 07, 2019, 09:25:09 AM »
Thank you, should be fixed now.


NOTAMs and NEWs / Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« on: December 06, 2019, 08:52:04 PM »
BWEP Updates -

These should be re-downloaded as changes have been made:

The Interior - pipe misalignment has been fixed... Cursed Hills airport was taken out of this pipeline segment and put into the BWEP airports (so they are now all together)
Dalton Highway - pipe misalignment has been fixed
Gates of the Arctic - pip misalignment has been fixed
BWEP Airports - season switcher has been added, approach lighting is now available on all airports for bad weather ... Cursed Hills is now part of the BWEP airport package, it was formerly in "The Interior" pipeline segment. Readme First texts were updated to reflect changes.

NOTAMs and NEWs / Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« on: December 04, 2019, 01:22:30 PM »
BWEP Changes and Additions

1. BWEP Airports has been split on the server so each (Package A and B) has its own maintenance folder. Also, these new downloads have the latest changes that have been made.

2. BWEP Southern Alaska Package A and B - These were also split on the server, now each with its own maintenance log. There have been changes in the packages, so be sure you have the latest version.

3. BWEP Dalton Highway - has some modifications in it near Prospect Creek, this is a new folder.

4. Gates of the Arctic - NEW ADDITION!!!  You can now download Brad's new Gates of the Arctic pipeline segment. This is an amazingly complex segment going over some rough terrain. Airports along the route (as with all segments) have been updated and even created. (Those are all in the new BWEP Airports Packages (A or B).  When you fly this section, you really begin to FEEL the magnitude of the Alaska Pipeline. Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, Years ... extreme terrain and extreme weather conditions ... you begin to wonder how men could even begin to create and finish such a huge project.  (It also says something for the creator of this ... Brad Allen ... who meticulously placed EACH pipeline segment ... perfectly aligned, for miles and miles). In real life, it is difficult to grasp the size of the project, but even in the virtual life of BWEP, you will have the same awe for the completion of such a segment.  Great Job, Brad!

General Discussion / Re: MSFS is alive
« on: November 27, 2019, 04:46:32 PM »
We are hijacking the thread here, but could an AI routine be ”triggered” by proximity as sounds can be? I'm thinking medical dispatches and arriving vehicles when you get to the dock...hmmm?

Website Discussion / Re: ORBX links outdated
« on: November 21, 2019, 07:22:56 AM »
Jan, I will work on this this afternoon. Thank you.


Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Misplaced Ferry or Ferry Accident ?
« on: November 19, 2019, 08:07:09 AM »
Different platform but same ferries, same drunk drivers, same problems. :-)

Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Misplaced Ferry or Ferry Accident ?
« on: November 18, 2019, 08:40:21 AM »
The ferry drivers up there are a little reckless. These are AI ferries put in by ORBX...nothing we can control. Dex is correct, that's the best way to get rid if them. I fly by them and just think they need more training and fly-on. :-)

Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: Missing downloads?
« on: November 06, 2019, 11:17:55 AM »
That is the last (linkage) page we have yet to refresh for the 2019 Refresh of the site. First we had to make sure all of the linkages were working correctly on the scenery page ... almost done there. Many links changed as we refreshed things (combining scenery locations, etc). Now we will start at the top of the GoTo Table and be checking all of those links.

Thank you

UPDATE: The table at the bottom has now been refreshed so all of th links should be ok. (11.06.2019)

Screenshots / Re: Trick or Treat...tis the season!
« on: October 26, 2019, 08:50:37 AM »
That was really fun!


General Discussion / Re: MSFS is alive
« on: October 07, 2019, 07:57:01 AM »
Another review with a little more information, especially about addons.


The NDA was interesting, if they think what happens on an open forum will be a secret, with everybody posting elsewhere under different names, they are crazy...and “they” are Microsoft...and are not crazy. I wonder if that is more a marketing tease than a legal notice. We will be careful here that there are no copy/pastes from their insider forum, but ideas most likely will show up here ... especially if it has to do with something that affects RTMM.

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