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More PNW Ferry Scenery

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 2 comments

Here’s the balance of Larry’s current work.  He’s also going to include a nifty pilotable Zodiac so you can zip around the terminals.  All shots in Prepar3d.

Penelakut

Penelakut

Penelakut

Penelakut

North Pender

North Pender

North Pender

North Pender

Long Harbour

Long Harbour

Long Harbour

Long Harbour

Fulford Harbour

Fulford Harbour

Fulford Harbour

Fulford Harbour

Long Harbour

Long Harbour

Crofton

Crofton

Crofton

Crofton

Crofton

Crofton

Vesuvius

Vesuvius

Vesuvius

Vesuvius

Crofton

Crofton

Vesuvius

Vesuvius

Thetis Island

Thetis Island

Thetis Island

Thetis Island

Penelalkut

Penelakut

Stealing Larry’s Thunder

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 1 comment

… well some of it.  Here are some shots at Chemainus ferry terminal of Larry Robinson‘s not yet released PNW Ferry System, featuring the MV Tenaka and Pacific Explorer tug.  Note in the third shot the default ferry for comparison.  This freeware work (still not finalized, for example there no effects in the below), which includes all terminals on Saltspring, will nicely complement SaltspringPlus.

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

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Larry vs. Default

Larry vs. Default

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

MV Tenaka

Pacific Explorer at Chemainus

Pacific Explorer at Chemainus

Tenaka at Chemainus

Tenaka at Chemainus

Git yer upgrade here!

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Leave a comment

More than one third of the folks who purchased VictoriaPlus V8 PNW directly from my website between May and August have not taken advantage of the free upgrade available to SP1 at FSS.  Log in using the same email address you used for your Paypal purchase and select VictoriaPlus for purchase, you’ll find the price is $0.00.

Working on Saltspring

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 2 comments

I’ve been working on Ganges again, redoing it in much more detail.  It’ll be a while before there will be screenshots.  I also have images for CMBH (Mt. Belcher): that’ll be a nifty destination.  In respect of Don Arney’s privacy the model will be fictitious.

Some fiddly bits in VictoriaPlus V8 PNW in Prepar3d

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 Leave a comment

A user reviews VictoriaPlus V8 PNW

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 2 comments

Sam Jay has kindly posted his impressions of VictoriaPlus.

New toy

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 Leave a comment

I finally replaced my dying laptop, and decided in one swoop to also move flight simulator testing to a newer laptop.  I chose the Lenovo Y50 from Newegg, which I’m quite happy with.  Specs:

  • Windows 8.1 – a joke of a user interface, which I’ve bypassed by using Classic Shell.  No wonder Mac visitors to my website have gone from 5% to 15%!
  • 2.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4700HQ
  • WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GB [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB)
  • 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GTX-860M 2GB (Maxwell)
  • 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) display

So I can run P3D at last (although I don’t like the washed out colours much and I can’t adjust sat/gamma/contrast on the NVidia card to correct this), but it’s good for testing so I am content.  At least I was once I convinced P3D not to use the lousy integrated graphics using the NVidia control panel.

One of my big issues for testing was FSX load time which is now down to  11 seconds to get to the sandbox, and 86 seconds to load a complicated area like VictoriaPlus.  These were both several minutes on my old rig.

I’m still slowly migrating applications.

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