It’s probably worth me starting this post by saying that given the number of people who have downloaded Hunsdon or the new libraries (three whole downloads on the libraries), it’s either time for me to quit this lark, or the problem with the SSL certificate is being completely misunderstood. I’m hoping the latter, because most people really don’t know how this stuff works. Whichever, words have been passed between the ISP and us, with the result that this site will hopefully be moving to a new server.Continue reading “Moves May Be Afoot”
So… How long have I been talking about this one, fiddling with this one, tweaking it, poking at it and generally not releasing it? I’ve lost track, but it’s now here, uploaded and released. At last. One more thing that I can tick off “The List”, at least until SODE is updated and I can add all the new functionality that a bug currently prevents from working.
You can find the first airfield I’ve released using only my own object libraries (OK, apart from the fence…) here.
This release is mainly just to ensure that I’ve captured everything and not left it out, but I have uploaded new versions of both my own object libraries and my SODE object libraries, to go with the airfields that I’m finally going to release after much procrastination.Continue reading “Shhh! More Libraries!”
Silly-billy Author’s note: Yes, this page originally said that the He111H-3 was made by Aeroplane Heaven when yes, it’s Virtavia. The forthcoming AH model is a P and not out yet to use as AI for screenshots. I shall repeatedly call myself a Muppet on the reader’s and developers’ behalf.
Having seen it more times than I’d care to remember, I am more than aware that in the film Battle of Britain, they were actually Dorniers that had been spotted by the two boys standing on the muddy banks of the receded Thames. In this case, however, they really are ‘Einkels – or Heinkels – in the guise of He 111 H-3s made by Virtavia, operating out of Lille-Nord airfield in Northern France, which I have finally got sort-of-ready for release for FSX. It also works in P3D (including v4) and all the screenshots shown in this thread were taken using Orbx scenery.Continue reading “Na-ah, They’re ‘Einkels.”
Yep, I finally pushed the “Update” button this morning and the All in One downloads are finally up to date.
Yes. It’s been well over a year this time, but good grief is there a lot in there that wasn’t before.
The Bedford QLs and Morris trucks are in, the gun posts are in, the new hangars are in, there are goodness knows how many new ‘small buildings’ and Nissen huts and Nissen combos and… oh, yeah, there’s one absolutely tiny hut, the TB “Balloon Filling Hut”, an aerial… At least I think the aerial is in there. If it isn’t, it’ll be in an update, hopefully less than a year away. What else? Well, Hunsdon, for starters, in the IJP Scenery folder. It’s not complete, I haven’t done any trucks, anywhere near enough clutter or much else yet, but if you want a place to start to see a lot of what’s been added to the scenery libraries, X2HU is a pretty good place to start. Try not to crash while you’re laughing at the AA machine gunner models.
Oh, one last thing… I added the surface elements of a Battle HQ this morning (for Flippin’ Hunsdon again…) – it’s in the new “Defences” library. I’m open to suggestions as to how to improve this, as I don’t think it looks particularly good, personally. I’m not sure how I can make it look any better, though.
Download links can be found on the “All-in-One” page, here.
The Bedford QLs that I have discussed previously are now bundled together in a nice new library called “IJP_WW2_Bedford_QL” and now number 6 in variants, although if I ever add the other umpteen minor changes and a couple of new variants then this library is going to get quite big.Continue reading “Bunches of Bedfords”
… is, apparently, great for productivity. Even if I can’t give out any of the results just yet.
Last post, I showed images of a way-over-poly-budget Bedford QL and a slightly mysterious airfield which, if you zoomed in enough, you might have seen was RAF Hunsdon, from where Operation Jericho was launched. Things have moved on since then.Continue reading “Getting me angry…”
So, after a lot of poking, prodding, cajoling and peeking, it appears that ALL the internal WordPress links are already relative, rather than full, links. As a result, it appears that there’s nothing I can do to actually fix this problem. I’m passing it on to local Tech Support (also known as “Mrs. P”) to contact the domain host and ask them to remove the bleeping redirect. I don’t need this site to be SSL and their implementation of the certificate has caused hours of problems for absolutely no benefit whatsoever.
Net result: FAIL.
So I did this.
Yes, I’m aware that the field boundaries and roads don’t quite line up… I had a choice between making the airfield remains match the historical photograph or making the surrounding area match the historical photograph, so I went for the airfield option. If you take off the old photo, the airfield sits perfectly on the modern day imagery beneath it. Lens effect maybe? Not sure. Whatever. I now need to try and find a Aerodrome Reference Plan or something to place all the buildings, because while they are clearly visible on the old photo, they’re far from identifiable on it, unfortunately.
Or I could just guess!
“Please also note that you must link to images and files on your website using a relative link e.g. images/test.jpg rather than using an absolute link e.g. http://www.ianpsdarkcorner.co.uk/images/test.jpg. Using the latter will result in a security warning. “
You don’t say, webhost. You could also have asked me if I wanted this before just doing it, perhaps?
Where’s the “uncontrollable sobbing” emoticon when you need it? If anyone needs me, I’ll be deep in the innards of WordPress trying to convert every URL anywhere in my posting and page creation history. Or sitting in an even darker corner(tm!), rocking gently and hugging a Build-a-Bear borrowed from Youngest P.
OK, so it may not look that pretty, but I’ve solved the unreadable menus problem, using the “Additional CSS” tab, significant amounts of poking and prodding, plus a lot of scrolling through lists of colour names that browsers will recognise and display, then trial and error to find a combination that works.
Next up? Trying to fix the fact that certain AV programs still keep giving a “fail safe” false positive and insisting that my website is unsafe. I do actually have scenery to publish, but I have to get the site working, first!Continue reading “Transparency Solidified”