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Great work, justin...you are the greatest...btw, did you ever get that grad degree you were working on a few years ago...and if so, what are you doing now, besides giving away such great scenery additions...:-)sherm

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Quick...quick...there's no time! Somebody hurry and fetch the payware police. We can't have renegades like this running rampant advertising free downloads like this!

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Very nice, The first version I was not too impressed with the Hagerstown Maryland Scenery and was going to reinstall fslandclass scenery. This version is a great improvement and a keeper.

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It now seems that part of Washington National is in the water or part of the Potomac. Anybody else notice this?

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HI Weave,Yep. I inadvertently uploaded a file that didn't include my latest edits. As well I flooded the Bahamas.All fixed now. Simply download and install again and everything should be as it's supposed to be.Thanks, and sorry for my carelessness . . .Justinhttp://www.fsgenesis.com

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Just another example of quality payware developers selling themselves out to the freeware crowd... if we get much more of this, payware will be dead!!

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No need for apologies, after all its FREEWARE. Thanks for the response and for the excellent landclass scenery.Regards,Weave

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Thanks Justin. Your generosity in supplying these landclass files is greatly appreciated. I can finally fly the east coast with some sense of reality (and they look great with your mesh scenery). I'm really looking forward to see what your method of file building directly from USGS data makes the North West look like (where I have some expertise in creating landclass files). Keep up the great work.

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Don't worry, payware will never be dead. There is a tremendous amount of money to be made.And I just followed the link listed and found all kinds of payware. In fact, almost all payware. Its like a store giving free candy to get you in to buy.So who cares anymore!!!!! dek

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Hi Justin,Your land class is sensational. For the first time in months, I'm spending more time flying and less time downloading.I was surprised to see that the city of Montreal is missing (downtown skyscrapers arise out of farmland), but the rest of Canada has looked great so far.Thanks for making this excellent work available for free.

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HI JohnI'm looking for some good source data for the rest of Quebec. When I find it, I'll add it. Meanwhile, I'll have a look at Montreal and see what I can do with the data I have.Thanks for the report.(I thought Ottawa and Toronto turned out real well for the first time through, though.)Justin

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Justin...I am glad to see that someone has FINALLY "stepped up to the plate" on this and centralized a place for quality US (and possibly other) landclass data. This "centralization" by somebody has been long overdue, and a great business opportunity I might add.Without naming names, I recommended exactly what you are doing (via this forum), to another entrepreneur right after landclass in FS was first discovered. It was clearly an important part of the FS future. Too bad (for me) I'm retired, and beyond all this. (a gentle way of saying I'm too damned old !) I hope you can ultimately find a way to standardize and simplify input generation from ANYONE who wants to contribute to the on-going project. And this "standardization" might take the form of a freeware program that provides an easy to use graphical interface to landclass maping, while generating file output in the form that you want it in.I would personally find it a great deal of fun to provide data for the area around Crystal River, Florida, if this were the case.This is going to get exciting !!!Good Luck...Bob (Lecanto, Fl)AMD, Athlon XP, 1800+MSI, K7T266 XP ProPC 2100 DDR, 1024 MBXP, Home Edition Elsa GLadiac 920, GF3/64Mb andPNY, Verto nVidia TNT 2-M64/32WD, 100 MB, 7200, Ultra 100Sound Blaster, Audigy MP3+CH Prod, VPP Yoke - Sound CardCH Prod, Pedals - Sound Card

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HI Bob,I don't have it posted on my web site yet, but I'm working on a detailed form feeding a database for local end-user input. It will work essentially using lat/long coords, and text descriptions of revisions.Once the project moves into phase 2, I'll take these local user reports and incorporate them into subsequent revisions, which should be released on a more or less regular and frequent schedule.Until I have the input form and mechanism in place, anyone can use landclass@fsgenesis.com to submit your informal reports, which will be incorporated into the Phase 1 betas.ThanksJustin

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HI Sherm,Well, the grad degree is on hold right now. FSGenesis takes up 15-18 hous a day as it is, so not sure when I'd find the time for studying and writing. I plan on pursuing it again at a later time, after my business plan reaches it's goal and I can cut back on it's time requirements.Justin

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HI Dek, >In fact, almost all payware. >Well, actually I have 40-some freeware products listed and about a dozen payware products . . .You're welcome to all the free candy you can eat. And, if you want to buy some, too, you can. But you're not required to buy, of course.Justin

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Hey Justin,As you can see I live in the Bahamas, does this landclass adjustment affect the Bahamas in any way? Or does this include the Bahamas as well?If it does great I'm gonna dload it tonight!!ThanksJasonhttp://www.forefrontgrp.com/jayssig.jpg"There is an art . . . to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss!"

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HI Jason,Well, the original Beta 2a file I posted made it all look like a 15-foot storm surge hit the islands. The Beta 2a I posted last night put things back to normal.The currently posted version will have no effect on the Bahamas at all to my knowledge.Does the default Bajamas landclass leave something to be deisred? If so, let me know and I can dig up some data and add it to the next release.ThanksJustinFSG

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Hi Justin, didn't mean to pick on you! I apologize. dekAnd thanks for the freeware you have provided over the years!

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HI Dek,No problem. :-)And, you're welcome. Even though I am a commercial developer now, I still like to give something back once in a while. It's good for the soul.ThanksJustinFSG

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Hi Justin. D/L the file yesterday 13th. The picture showned during installation process suggest that the covering extend to about 50N lat. across major part of Ontario and Quebec.I checked this to be correct for Ontario but, for Quebec, I haven't found any LC replacement over MSFS original except for a margimal band of few miles along the Ottawa river (Quebec/Ontario border). To the south, again the new LC seams to stop right along US/Quebec border. I don't see any problem with Montreal as there is no change at all in this area.Am I correct saying this?. Otherwise, this new LC covering looks real great over some US and Ontario territoried I checked. I particulary love the presence of all the small towns and villages which gives the whole experience a more living face. Also real nice for low and slow VFR night flying :-)Thanks for this superb addon. Hope I will find some fix for Quebec as it is the place I know best because that is.... where I live!!Hugo

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HI Hugo,Yes, there is just small portion of Quebec covered at the moment. But I'm looking for some good data to use. When I find it I'll be adding a greater protion of Quebec.Thanks for your commentsJustinFSG

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Thanks for the fast reply Justin. Shurely will be on the look for it :-) It's a much more pleasant experience when one can relate to known landmarks like towns and villages. Hugo

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Justin -First of all, nice job on the Landclass so far. I have installed it and have certainly enjoyed it. I had LC installed from Michigan down to Colorado, which Cas Stephens created, so the added US coverage is nice to see (literally and figuratively). :-)However, I have a couple of questions for you regarding the beta:1) Have you or anyone else noticed the loss of waves on inland lakes when using LC addons? I noticed this using Cas' LC in Michigan, although when I fly in states without addon LC, I have the waves. Last night, while flying in Florida (using your beta LC), I noticed that the inland lakes did not have the waves, while the gulf coast did. Any ideas why?2) Without trying to run afoul of the rules concering commercial developers, can you tell me how much you intend to charge for the completed US LC and any updates?Regards,http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jsnyder99/sigs/name.jpg

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