FSX Steam edition is out

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s only U$5 for the next 36 hours, 80% off.  It’s FSX Gold edition with a few bug fixes.  Many questions are posed and answered at Steam and AVSIM.

Cheap way to get a cloud backup copy.

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Tsawwassen terminal almost done

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 3 comments

Larry’s work leaves me speechless!  Still more work to be done…also featured: Queen of Cumberland, Spirit of Vancouver Island and for old-time’s sake, the Queen of Nanaimo.  Those vessels are incomplete in these screenshots.  Note that the terminal is designed to work best with VancouverPlus, but it is not necessary.  ORBX FTX PNW is required if you don’t have VancouverPlus.

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Tsawwassen Terminal

Ganges – Kanaka Wharf

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 2 comments

I restarted Ganges.  Twice.  I just was not getting the quality I wanted.  These images are very early, lots of detail to do and refinements to add, but I thought a few screenshots were in order.  These are in FSX with texture_load_max=4096 in fsx.cfg.  Will be part of SaltspringPlus.

Ganges - Kanaka Wharf

Ganges – Kanaka Wharf

Ganges - Kanaka Wharf

Ganges – Kanaka Wharf

Ganges - Coast Guard Station

Ganges – Coast Guard Station

Ganges - Fever Tree

Ganges – Fever Tree

A fun trip for Christmas

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 Leave a comment

To visit my son’s family in Maple Ridge I plan to fly CYWH (Victoria Harbour, modelled in VictoriaPlus) to CAJ8 (Pitt Meadows, modelled in VancouverPlus, adjacent to CYPK) with Harbour Air.

On floatplanes previously I’ve flown CYWH to CAM9 (Vancouver Sea Island), CYHC (Vancouver Harbour) and CAE5 (Whistler), as well as a tour out of Ketchikan (5KE)

Categories: Aviation - Real world

Saturna and Sturdies Bay

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 1 comment

I believe with these Larry has completed all the minor terminals in the BC Southern Gulf Islands.  The big ones (Swartz Bay, Tsawwaasen, Departure Bay, Duke Point) lurk.

Saturna

Saturna

Saturna

Saturna

Saturna

Saturna

Saturna

Saturna

Sturdies Bay, Galiano

Sturdies Bay, Galiano

Sturdies Bay, Galiano

Sturdies Bay, Galiano

Sturdies Bay, Galiano

Sturdies Bay, Galiano

Sturdies Bay, Galiano

Sturdies Bay, Galiano

 

Gabriola Island Terminal

Friday, November 14th, 2014 1 comment

Larry’s Gabriola Island Terminal is off the production line…

Gabriola Island Terminal

Gabriola Island Terminal

Gabriola Island Terminal

Gabriola Island Terminal

Gabriola Island Terminal

Gabriola Island Terminal

Silver lining

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 Leave a comment

My development computer wouldn’t boot the other day, and after some poking around I found that the boot drive was dead as a doorknob.  A boat anchor (for a small boat).  Data is on another drive so is fine, but I hate to put more $ into this ancient computer, first built in 2006 for nearly $5k, upgraded in 2008 for nearly $2k.  And everything runs fine on my new Lenovo laptop (i7, 4700HQ, 8Gb SSD, 1TB HDD, 16Gb RAM), but it lacks the large area of my desktop monitors, and the comfort of working at a desk.

So I found this 256Gb SSD (not the fastest of drives, but it’ll do, Donkey) for $110 with free shipping, should arrive next week and teach that old dog new tricks.  Bad news is that I need to reinstall Vista on it.  Ew.

Categories: Technical
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