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Shylock
April 24th, 2009, 01:24
Anybody interested in doing a El Centro NAF for FSX? I had been trying my hand at it for some time now but its a no go. I have pretty good pics of the air field if anybody wants to give this a go. We will be willing to pay a fee for detailed FPS friendly scenery. Hit me up here or at FSXBlueAngel7@gmail.com

We tried using John Stinstrom El Centro scenery for FS 2004 and hoped it would convert over smooth to FSX but no such luck. We would go from 25 FPS to 4 FPS when we got on heading to the airfield. Great detail but no work for us. We had contacted him about doing one for FSX but he doesn't do FSX.

crashaz
April 29th, 2009, 20:07
Might be able to help ya out Shylock... drop me a PM.

Shylock
May 7th, 2009, 16:42
PM sent. Thanks

Shylock
May 15th, 2009, 10:04
Impretty far along in my attemp at this project and as of last night finished stage 3. Now just trying to figure out how to recompile the MDL's into one single BGL

crashaz
May 18th, 2009, 21:56
I got ya there... I sent ya a PM.

In the meantime... you should have a look at this to create your MDL libraries..

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/fsdevdownloads.php

Look for Library Creator XML v 2.0.2 :wavey:

Shylock
May 19th, 2009, 02:58
Yep I figured it all out with the help of Jim Dhaenens and John Stinstrom. I am now just having one problem with some textures and a Alpha channel. Everything else came out right but this one is killing me. Here are some pics if they work.

In the pic with the aircraft shelter you'll see the Alpha problem as what is all black is supposed to be clear. Also figured whats a base without a flag. A empty one if you ask me.

Snuffy
May 19th, 2009, 04:58
Not bad, in fact ... quite good!! :ernae:

Shylock
May 19th, 2009, 11:10
Anybody good with creating AI Traffic flights? I would like to create traffic of some Navy and Marine corps F-18's doing touch and go's and maybe some arrivals from other places.

crashaz
May 19th, 2009, 19:31
cant help ya with the AI Traffic... might have found a tool.

http://www.world-of-ai.com/installer.html

figures I don't have my FSX SDK installed... doing so tonight... but there is something in the Materials that needs to be set.

Snuffy
May 21st, 2009, 06:21
Not to hijack this thread ... but ummm Crashaz ... did ya ever figure out how to get that nice shiney grass off my bomb stores? :)

Shylock
May 21st, 2009, 13:38
No worries Snuffy. I really wish I can get rid of the crash patches in and around the airfield. El Centro is all sand and this project is near completion so I don't feel like downloading 30 other programs and learning all that over again and delaying this project further. Anybody know how to change the scenery like that? In the pic attached everything you see green is what I am trying to get rid of.

I know its in default FSX scenery.

crashaz
May 21st, 2009, 22:10
Not to hijack this thread ... but ummm Crashaz ... did ya ever figure out how to get that nice shiney grass off my bomb stores? :)


Ya know as a matter of fact I did. LOL... thanks for reminding me.

crashaz
May 21st, 2009, 22:11
No worries Snuffy. I really wish I can get rid of the crash patches in and around the airfield. El Centro is all sand and this project is near completion so I don't feel like downloading 30 other programs and learning all that over again and delaying this project further. Anybody know how to change the scenery like that? In the pic attached everything you see green is what I am trying to get rid of.

I know its in default FSX scenery.


LOL... yep another tool... SBuilderX.


Might want to ship the scenery to me so I know the exact place and size to lay down the poly of sand.

Shylock
May 28th, 2009, 04:46
Just finished up building the very longggg gas pipe that runs along side the closed runway next to 30. I am putting the read me together for now and this will be uploaded to our site sometime tonight. Here are some pics.

Special thanks to Jim Dhaenens for his help and guidance and to John Stinstrom for sending me his source files to recompile them for use in FSX. He did such a awesome job for his scenery in FS2004 I felt it was a shame it didn't work in FSX so I kept with his main hangars.

Now the pics.....

Shylock
May 28th, 2009, 04:49
And heres one more of the boys testing it at practice last night. I liked this screen shot because in a lot of videos and pics of the 1st Blues show at El Centro you see this view a lot.

crashaz
May 29th, 2009, 20:43
Nice work!:ernae:

Shylock
May 30th, 2009, 03:16
Thanks. I built a loud speaker like you see at an airshow but the darn texture for the face wont show up like it does in Design studios arrrgg lol. I built that and some hay bails like you see off of runway 30. Doesn't look so great up close but when your coming looks good enough. I did it for the fellas over at Airshowbuzz and built my own show center trailer rather then the default one we use.

Shylock
June 5th, 2009, 11:07
Finaly completed the scenery. http://www.fsxblueangels.com/downloadsNAFElCentro.html

Meshman
June 5th, 2009, 18:38
Congrats on the release! Once upon a time, I hauled a load of explosives out of El Centro going up to Twentynine Palms. Had to wait for my proper escort vehicle, as the runway was "active" that day and it was part of the route to the loading site. :USA-flag:

crashaz
June 7th, 2009, 11:09
Great news! Welcome to the world of groundpounders. :wavey: