tonywob

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Here are some early preview shots of my latest region project, New Zealand. This region has everything, mountains, fjords, lakes, cities, volcanoes, beaches and challenging scenic approaches. Gateway authors have also been busy updating airports and Auckland NZAA is currently being worked on.

 

New Plymouth
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Hastings
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Napier
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Somewhere around Tauranga national park
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Wellington
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The scenery includes accurately placed vegetation, roads, buildings, POIs (Windfarms, etc) all with a custom-made theme. The scenery also includes colour-adjusted photoimagery (as long as I can find somewhere to host it).

 

So far I'm working on the North Island before moving onto the South. The overlay scenery already covers the entire country, but the photoimagery is more challenging because of differences in the colours of the LINZ (Land Information New Zealand) photoimagery. For people who don't like photoimagery, the overlay can sit on top of AlpilotX's NZ Pro mesh.

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Great preview, I really love New Zealand so I'll follow this project very closely!

Thank you very much Tony!!!

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No, it's just whatever is currently in 10.50 with generated buildings on it

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Hi Tony,

 

X-Plane is only my 2nd sim, but a NZ scenery may by you will certainly find its way onto my SSD.

 

Great decision, NZ is a wonderful country indeed,.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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Thank you Tony, for doing my home country. Look forward to the SI.

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Never been there yet, but a dear friend moved to Tauranga. Looking forward to this one. Great work as usual from Tony. 

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Awesome project! I'm an ex-pat Kiwi from the South Island's west coast (Greymouth), can't wait to see the "mainland" in this product. I still get down there every year to see my mother (90 this year!)

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X-Plane is looking better and better. Well done, Tony - I hope I can upgrade my notebook to something better just to run X-Plane better...

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Tony, this is yet another fantastic scenery from Your side on the horizon for X-Plane here!

Thank You very much for all Your hard and continuous work!

Very much looking forward to this one!

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Looks amazing. NZ is already pretty good with AlpilotX's mesh, but if Tony can apply his talent here then it'll be that much better. Thank you for your continued work! :smile:

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Wow.... that looks amazing. I'm on a self-imposed break from evening gaming / simming (I have some work deadlines to meet), but when I fire it all up again, I know where I'll be looking at flying!

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Here are a few more shots. I've added in some improved landuse data and colour blended a few more tiles on the North Island.

 

Rotorua

Alabeo_R66_1.jpg

Taupo
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Farmland around Martinborough (East of Wellington)
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And now some from the South Island

 

Approaching Queenstown ( I noticed the default airport here is off and needs aligning so hopefully someone will fix this on the gateway)
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Milford Sound (The gateway airport here has been done very nicely)
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Southern Alps
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Try landing here :-)
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Farmland east of Te Anau
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Sunset over Nelson
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N.B. These are running on my laptop and I have the third to highest texture settings. The textures are much sharper on higher settings, so for people with better computers than me (ie. Almost everyone), the settings can be cranked up.

 

As it stands at the moment, most of the north Island up to Auckland will have corrected photo textures and some parts of the South Island (The quality is somewhat mixed using the LINZ imagery). However, for people wanting better coverage and textures there, they can generate their own using Ortho4XP and Google (I can't as I wouldn't be allowed to distribute them)

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Tony you are brilliant !

 

You should open up shop and start charging. Maybe hire a few employees.

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Tony you are brilliant !

 

You should open up shop and start charging. Maybe hire a few employees.

 

+1

I fully second that!

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Hey that looks very cool!

 

I've also done the ortho4xp tiles but cannot seem to get the roads and houses etc. to show on top of them.

 

Can you tell me how you did that?

 

Thanks!

 

Rino (Hamilton)

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Awesome Tony- I'm an ex-pat Kiwi (South Island = "mainland" ), thanks for doing this. I still get back every year to see my aging mother. Great country...

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