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So, I was thinking about areas I would like to visit if/when it becomes possible to add FSX scenery to flight, and it occurred to me that St Maarten would be perfect!!

 

Where would you like to fly?

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My first task, Devon, once I get obligations to Steve and Dick out of the way, is to start converting my Caribbean projects, i.e. Virgins, Leeward, Windward, Cayman Islands, then move on from there.

 

Flying in Hawai'i and Alaska has been very enjoyable, but they are not my part of the world.

 

Best regards.

Luis

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My first task, Devon, once I get obligations to Steve and Dick out of the way, is to start converting my Caribbean projects, i.e. Virgins, Leeward, Windward, Cayman Islands, then move on from there.

 

Flying in Hawai'i and Alaska has been very enjoyable, but they are not my part of the world.

 

Best regards.

Luis

That will be wonderful, Luis. I've been to the Caribbean a couple of times and the islands have always been one of my favorite locales. Looking forward to your additions.

 

Too bad I don't know anything about how to convert scenery or I would help too.

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I wish they had done the northeast US in Flight quality, say from Boston to Washington DC.

 

I was thinking along similar lines. Offhand, I can think of only a few spots in FSX that would also be showcases in FLIGHT as well. St. Maarten was definitely one of them.

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Too bad I don't know anything about how to convert scenery or I would help too.

 

     I'll probably look into adding that onto the guide!


     It's quite a long process but a converter is essential. Flight uses .bgl files but they are modified from FSX so you can't view them in TmfViewer. You can import airports into Flight, but that's about it at the moment.

     Steve, has certainly got this working, but needs to be finalized.

 

The tools are still in beta mode, so only selected developers are able to test. As far as I know Dick, Brandon and Orion are the three who are testing and keeping Steve's spirits high!  :lol:

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According to Steve, the conversion of all the scenery files resulted into more than 6.5 GB so everything is possible to be converted (at once) and installed. However, it may take some tweaking to adjust some errors.

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The conversion for FSX content can be done all in one ( preferred ) or as parts. It converts airports, vectors, landclass, autogen, objects, mesh.... There are a few things missing, like extruded bridges. And there are some glitches in airport backgrounds and types of autogen. But for the most part, it's pretty complete. No photoreal yet, I believe (the format for that has changed).

 

Steve's put a lot of time into it. Maybe more time than he wanted to put into it. ;)

 

Dick

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Maybe Northwest U.S.? it would be cool  to be able  to add ORBX scenery in.

 

I'm actually more interested in frame-rates. How would Flight handle New York, for instance? 

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Dick, some new screenshots would be nice if you fellows could squeeze that in to your busy schedules sometime.

 

Thanks, and thanks for the continued hard work you guys are doing trying to get this scenery conversion tool ready for use!

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I'm actually more interested in frame-rates. How would Flight handle New York, for instance? 

You're right. My computer can't handle much more thatn Flight on low settings, so I'm worried about that too.

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I've been on vacation and working a lot so I have not had time to work on anything.  I still have a backlog of issues to fix from the latest releases, but after that I plan on going back to the scenery conversion.  I should have time off in a week or two, so you should see some bug fixes at the end of the month, but I wouldn't be surprised if conversion is not ready until the end of December.  I may just release it unfinished and iterate on it afterwards if it takes too long.

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Orion, thanks for the new screenie (where is that, BTW?).

 

Steve, another thank you for your hard work on the Flight tools. If I could vote, I'd say release the scenery conversion tool even if it still has a few bugs and then release bug fixes as you're able to get to them. I wouldn't complain, understanding that there may be a few issues here and there, and that they will be fixed as time allows.

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You don't recognize the jet blast warning sign and the hotel off of runway 10? :P Princess Juliana (TNCM), of course!

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Yup. And I like the Flight-style trees. Once you see waving trees, its hard to go back! :-)

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You don't recognize the jet blast warning sign and the hotel off of runway 10? :P Princess Juliana (TNCM), of course!

 

I do now; been a while since I flew there. Thanks for the shot, and it looks great!

 

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