I was hoping to upload a new version of RAF Raydon today, completely recreated from scratch on top of an official aerodrome reference plan and with almost everything in the right place, to the right drawing number (there are a few simple replacements, but nothing massively critical…) – then FSX decided that it wasn’t going to play any more. Continue reading “Well… Bother.”
Following the printing of my reply to a previous letter in the latest issue of PC Pilot (thanks for the full page, PCP editorial crew! 🙂 ), I’ve received a handful of comments and responses that people would, indeed, like it if I attempted to port my sceneries across to X-Plane 11. Without being an excuse or a begging post, this is intended to make it clear what the situation between myself and XP11 is and what can or will be done.
Not one of mine, this time, but there’s a new scenery now available to download for the WW2 collection: RAF Matching Green (USAAF Station 161) by Ian Elliot.
Home to the 391st Bombardment Group’s B-26 Marauders, a model for which is coming along nicely by Milton Shupe and associates, Ian’s scenery for Matching uses all the libraries available here and can be downloaded from the file library at Sim-Outhouse (free login required).
You can find the discussion thread for Ian’s scenery at the SOH forums here and the B-26 thread can be found here.
It’s a question that’s been asked a number of times by people, seeing as it’s been months and or years since I was actively releasing/updating stuff, so this blog post is an attempt to explain where things are and what’s happening with my scenery.
It’s been promised for a long time. It’s been planned for even longer and there actually was one a while ago, but it vanished into a folder somewhere and never re-appeared… So after a significant amount of kicking, cajoling and deleting the old file that was blocking me seeing it, here’s a whole shiny new Google Earth file showing the locations of almost, but not quite all, of my scenery files in the “All-in-One” download.
Sorry folks. It’s not out of choice that I’m not updating the site or publishing new pages or updates, it’s simply down to the fact that life ain’t a whole lot of fun right now.
For those who don’t know (and are vaguely interested – otherwise, you might want to skip to the next article!), I’m currently unable to work due to back muscle spasms which wrench half my upper body around, usually when I least want it to. This post isn’t intended a whinge or moan, it’s just intending to explain the lack of progress a little. Continue reading “Long time no update… Again”
It went a bit quiet again, but once more it was actually for a reasonable reason… Mainly that my health took another nosedive, as it tends to. I’m on a double dose of one of my medicines for a while.
Anyway, I haven’t been completely idle, it’s just taken me lot longer to do things and one of the things that’s had some fixes and a lick of paint is the FlaK38 “Flakvierling” that sits on most of my Luftwaffe airfields.
I’ve finally got around to creating new pages for two existing airfields – one of which had a page on the old site, the other one didn’t and has just been packaged up for the first time on its own. The two pages are RAF Middle Wallop (Historical RAF) and “Al Bardi” Airfield (Historical Luftwaffe, Fictional)
They can be found via the menu at the top of the website.
Here’s something I haven’t done for a while… It’s a whole new scenery at version 1.0!
To go with the release of the new Aeroplane Heaven Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib, I said I’d give it somewhere to fly from… to which Aeroplane Heaven very graciously supplied me with the model to fly out of it. I’ve actually made two and am working on a third, the first of which is B.7 Advance Landing Ground, at Martragny in Calvedos, France.
Things seem to have been quiet around here again and yes, they sort of have. I say “sort of” because there’s actually been progress on a number of things, but none of them have been really in a condition to show.
What I have completed is some trucks, but not for MSFS this time. I’m really not sure that the bright pink would count as good camo even in the desert, with these! They’re Euro Truck Simulator 2 skins for “Knebworth Trucking“, the entirely made up logistics company of Matt Peddlesden, whose Twitch streams are well worth a watch if you get chance. Still, it makes a change to actually complete something and, for once, these things actually work in the sim!
The truck skins are for specific people, but the trailers will hopefully be on Steam Workshop soon(tm).
Oh yeah. The post title? Blame Sandra Boynton and Fountains of Wayne…