The ORBX Southern Alaska scenery for FSX and P3D is now available. The title is a bit of a misnomer as the product includes the southern Yukon and a chunk of northwest British Columbia as well. Click here for details and download link. Enjoy!
Folks, more screenshots for Southern Alaska (SAK) are available, and more will be, on the ORBX Preview forum. Drop by often.
And for more info on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad, drop by Boerries Burkhardt’s excellent fan site.
Here are some shots from the areas I contributed to for this project. These are still beta and not final.
I’ve been making contributions to the new ORBX Southern Alaska project and before too long should be able to post screenshots. My bits have included the Skagway-Carcross corridor, including:
• Skagway cruiseship terminal
• Skagway floatplane base. (7K2)
• Temsco helicopter terminal
• Skagway airport (PAGY)
• White Pass & Yukon train model
• Glacier Station
• Fraser Station
• Bennett Station
• Carcross airport (CFA4)
• Carcross floatplane base (CEB7)
• Carcross town centre including custom buildings and bridges and seasonal objects
• Venus mine site (this one you have to find!)
Got lots of help from Chris Clack, Neil Hill, Alex Goff, Tim Harris and of course Holger Sandmann.
Release date has not been announced, but watch the ORBX site for details.
Bill Womack nicely summarizes the new Tongass release on his blog. Drop by and take a look. It’s spectactular!
One of the more interesting challenges in upgrading Misty Fjords to FSX (at least for me!) is going to be modelling Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT). It has sloping runways and taxiways, which are not supported by FSX. So we’ll have to figure out how to fudge or approximate it. I can guarantee right now that the representation won’t be perfect. Courtesy of Sidney Schwartz, here’s what we’re up against. Yes indeed, the runway level is at the top of the tower, with the taxiways ramping up to the runway.
Bill Womack and I have decided not to proceed with CYVR, Vancouver International Airport for FSX, for a variety of reasons. In my case, I want to focus on smaller projects, as well as other non-FS work. Bill gives his view in this post. Bill will keep working on Tongass Fjords, Emma X and other eagerly awaited goodies, while I’ll be heads down for the next few months on Misty Fjords for FSX.
Somewhere in 2008, the Glacier Bay team, led by Holger, will also upgrade that product for FSX.