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With all this talk of the great lakes, I sure don't want to be around the Edmond Fitzgerald with my chopper...

LOL

 

-Stampee

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Very cool indeed. But is a one-in-all-installer possible or am I missing something?

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A one-in-all installer would be great, and with boxes where you can tick or untick which areas you wanna have installed.

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I installed only the mandatory packages so far, thanks a lot for your effort!

 

Since i am mostly flying around Italy, is there another package you would suggest that is going to increase the ship traffic around italian harbours?

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With all this talk of the great lakes, I sure don't want to be around the Edmond Fitzgerald with my chopper...

LOL

 

-Stampee

You don't have to worry....it's hundred's of feet below you....air, and water.   Just don't add your chopper to the mix....  :wacko:

Very cool indeed. But is a one-in-all-installer possible or am I missing something?

It's easy...just go the first post, by the O.P.   There you will find all the files associated to date, with this A.I. Ships project.  He has placed the list exactly as you should install the links, from the first (top), to the last (bottom). In each .zip file, you find a READMEFIRST file, with all the install instructions for that .zip.  Do that....and in about 45-60 minutes, give or take a coffee-sip, you should have it all installed. The directions are VERY easy to follow.  Just take your time, and if you have P3D, also place each link (from top to bottom in the O.P.) also into that sim.  After each full install of these files (top  to bottom), I suggest you fire up the sims you placed them into, and let it take you to the runway or airport. Don't do anything more....close the sim, so it will write to all the scenery files. Then fire it up once more and enjoy yourself. I suggest for a first rubber-neck flight, that you take a chopper from Oakland, California, out over the San Francisco Bay..and then out over the Golden Gate Bridge, into the open Pacific Ocean. BOY...are you in for some eye candy.  Hover low over each model, and enjoy the detail of the each of them. Then, (if you have the flying skill...:)   ) land on a tanker coming towards the Golden Gate, and shut the rotors down.  Enjoy the hitch-hike right under the Golden Gate. What a blast...for your first A.I. Ship view-fest.  You, my friend, are good to go...and the seas become alive....

 

Set your Ships and Ferries slider to 10% (This is recommended by the O.P. and will garner you all the ship routes and models, without any FSX/P3D stock models and fake routes as well).

 

Once more...thanks to the O.P. and the entire 'crew' responsible for this   This is wonderful!

 

Uh...SO looking forward to seeing action finally, after all these years, upon the entire Seaway from the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, at the Atlantic Ocean, to ports-of-call, as far north, as to Lake Superior.  My gawd...that would be so great to see.....(crossing fingers...).

 

Ses

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Regards to Italy... I know the traffic is a little low at least on the Adriatic side... If you have all the packages installed then there are two options... Do your own routes with AIBTC - it is not that complicated and you can decompile one of my files and use as base file - if you chose a weekly route you will immediately be able have 42 ships on one single route and then you almost just have to trace a 2350 miles long path in Google Earth change a few file names and compile - it isn't that difficult and there is a decent instruction for AIBTC. Or you can wait - I might add a bit more in a future route update. That would not take me ten minutes... 

 

Regards to installers... I have no experience with installers and will not venture into that... If somebody with strong skills in doing installers read this, then I am open to collaborate - but first after the last package is published. For the moment you will have to live with the fact that it takes maybe an hour to download and install everything, but it is free...


And Ses; thanks for your support - that merits that we do at least one extra ship for the Great Lakes... :lol:

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Regards to the Great Lakes - I will give it a thought - I found a couple of potential models, so it could maybe become part of the next update if time allows.

I would enjoy this too! I'm living in Duluth, MN now and we love to watch the ships come and go - many international as well

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And Ses; thanks for your support - that merits that we do at least one extra ship for the Great Lakes...

 

 

" Henrik, may you live ten thousand years....,in health...and RICH!"    :Applause:

 

Ses

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Henrik, do you have any experience with X-Plane and know if it's possible to convert the AI ship traffic to that platform?

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I have no experience with X-Plane but I know some of my models have been converted to Vehicle Simulator with out problems and I guess they can also be converted to X-Plane - but observe that the mdl files are of different origin - some of the designers use Blender, some 3DS Max and I use GMAX - so it might differ from model to model. And please before experimenting read the copyright notice! Not all the authors want to see their models altered.

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I almost jumped out of my pants seeing Hurtigruten steaming toward the port in Ålesund, Norway today :). Really bringing life to the sim. Many thanks!

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Regards to Italy... I know the traffic is a little low at least on the Adriatic side... If you have all the packages installed then there are two options... Do your own routes with AIBTC - it is not that complicated and you can decompile one of my files and use as base file - if you chose a weekly route you will immediately be able have 42 ships on one single route and then you almost just have to trace a 2350 miles long path in Google Earth change a few file names and compile - it isn't that difficult and there is a decent instruction for AIBTC. Or you can wait - I might add a bit more in a future route update. That would not take me ten minutes... 

 

 

Silly me, i had ICE traffic activated which used fs9 traffic files so ships were not showing up yet xD I only saw the default ones around Rotterdam and they were part of the scenery :)

 

Now everything is fixed and the amount of ship, at least around the main ports seems nice enough :) So take your time ^_^ There is no hurry

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I hope I installed this right. I did install each of the packs except for the p3d one. However many times when adding effects I had to overwrite quite a number of files. Is that supposed to happen? Anyway after all the installing was done I did see a ton of ships so that was awesome!!! Great job on that!! 

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Remember, these installers have to stand on their own (except for the patches), so they might have the same files as others in that list. I think that's why one should install them in the order listed in the first thread. That way, any older versions of duplicate files will get overwritten with the newest version.

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Remember, these installers have to stand on their own (except for the patches), so they might have the same files as others in that list. I think that's why one should install them in the order listed in the first thread. That way, any older versions of duplicate files will get overwritten with the newest version.

That's the way that I figured Hendrik wanted it to go...as this project is/was a progression. evolving over time.

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Once again thanks for supporting me in the support forum - long day at work so not chance to respond, but yes - it is correct that there is a lot of overwriting - when I did the first routes I only had 63 ships of a limited number of types - now I redo these routes with a much more diverse set of ships and more individually adjusted to the areas so the traffic becomes more real.

 

Below one of the ships which are new on the routes in South America - the Cap San Nicolas - the largest containership to serve South American ports at the moment.

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and traffic near Buenos Aires

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Just want to be certain about something. I downloaded only the files with the triple asterisks, plus the p3d specific file. Is that correct?

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Just want to be certain about something. I downloaded only the files with the triple asterisks, plus the p3d specific file. Is that correct?

 

Yep. I did the same and everything is good :) And don't worry if some files are overwritten when you extract those archives

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With regards to the Great Lakes, there is a LOT more traffic in the summer months, especially on Lake Michigan.  Marinetraffic.com makes it look pretty slow currently.  A lot of the harbors ice over this time of year.  Last year, almost all of Lake Superior froze over.  Thanks a million for considering the Great Lakes.

 

Regards,

Rob

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I was actually wondering about that - also because I did not see any foreign ships at all when I looked at marinetraffic.com the other day, but I did find pictures of ocean going ships in e.g. Burns Harbor - to be able to add some of the ocean going ship types eases the development of routes and creates more variety.

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With regards to the Great Lakes, there is a LOT more traffic in the summer months, especially on Lake Michigan.  Marinetraffic.com makes it look pretty slow currently.  A lot of the harbors ice over this time of year.  Last year, almost all of Lake Superior froze over.  Thanks a million for considering the Great Lakes.

 

Regards,

Rob

Just wanted to add to the "pressure" for the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway joining the Atlantic and NA East coast.

 

Great work and much appreciated indeed!

 

Rick

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Absolutely no pressure needed on the next expansion to this! I am still exploring and taking pics of all the ship traffic and have yet to see it all!

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Fantastic, thanks so much for this great addon, rebuilding my system and this will be a great addition...

 

Cheers

Martin

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I was actually wondering about that - also because I did not see any foreign ships at all when I looked at marinetraffic.com the other day, but I did find pictures of ocean going ships in e.g. Burns Harbor - to be able to add some of the ocean going ship types eases the development of routes and creates more variety.

Part of the seaway close to ships in winter. Some still navigate up to montreal but each year In january, february, I witnesses ships stuck in the ice that had to be rescued by coast guard icebreaker in front of Quebec.

 

http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/pdf/navigation/notice20141119.pdf

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