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    Scenery/infrastructure auto package installers?

    After all these years.. I just wondered. Has anyone maintained and compiled any scenery packages with the last recommended file versions? (Rhumbafloppy, Maskrider, infrastructures.. )? Just to make it a little easier to set up CFS2 from scratch.

    And then..what about f.ex. Rami's campaigns? Any autoinstallers? (Like the old RAAF campaign by Alsina/Amodea)

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    Morton,

    YES!!!! HE LIVES!!! I will respond this evening if others donít beat me to it. Kind of hard when youíre finger-typing on an iPhone.

    The legend returns...
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    YES!!!! HE LIVES!!! I will respond this evening if others donít beat me to it. Kind of hard when youíre finger-typing on an iPhone.
    Relax Rami, nothing wrong with me

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    Morton,

    While you still need the LOD mesh layers for maximum results, the auto-installers you asked about do install between 95 and 98% of what you need for any campaign set that has them. All aircraft have their panels, sounds, and weapons so you don't have to hunt them down, and all ships are included as well, aside from anything that Lindsay Watt or Tango Romeo a hand in designing.

    Since you mentioned the 75th RAAF campaign, that has been included as part of this campaign package.

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...id=44&id=19904

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...id=44&id=19905

    You can also download them from my box.net site, which has links under my signature. If you run into any bandwith issues when downloading, let me know.

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...id=1543&sort=d

    Here is the PTO install guide for scenery: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=49&id=6050

    Note: It is highly recommended that you NOT install the new Rhumba watermasks, because they will wreck havoc on airfields near the coast. Only a few specific airfields are designed to work with these new watermasks; the scenery you're installing is not among them.
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    Thanks Rami for the prescriptions . I used the CFS2 only sporadic in the last years so I'm not sure of the status of my installation. So this comes in very handy.

    To make it clear.. the different campaigns from SOH/your Box all will install most of the things needed like Maskriders bases, GSL's etc.? (except the LOD mesh/ PacTex)
    Does it mean the campaign installers will just overwrite a lot of the already installed common scenery and bases everytime?
    Last edited by Morton; October 9th, 2019 at 02:08.

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    SO good to see you again!!!

    hertzie

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    Quote Originally Posted by hertzie View Post
    SO good to see you again!!!

    hertzie
    I did never totally quit CFS2, only decided to free up some time and to stay more in the background..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morton View Post
    To make it clear.. the different campaigns from SOH/your Box all will install most of the things needed like Maskriders bases, GSL's etc.? (except the LOD mesh/ PacTex)

    Does it mean the campaign installers will just overwrite a lot of the already installed common scenery and bases every time?
    Morton,

    1) Yes.

    2) Yes, they are designed to be installed in a stand-alone install. However, if you install them to a folder on your desktop, you can integrate them into an existing install. The 75th Squadron and Papua New Guinea campaigns, for example, share almost identical scenery, because the latter is almost an extension of the other.

    One of the things to keep in mind is that I use aircraft with specific theatre-themed skins, as well as ships, so you have to watch that a/c and ship count.
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    Morton,

    1) Yes.

    2) Yes, they are designed to be installed in a stand-alone install. However, if you install them to a folder on your desktop, you can integrate them into an existing install. The 75th Squadron and Papua New Guinea campaigns, for example, share almost identical scenery, because the latter is almost an extension of the other.

    One of the things to keep in mind is that I use aircraft with specific theatre-themed skins, as well as ships, so you have to watch that a/c and ship count.

    Got it.

    Morton

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    Rami: Is your PTO guide new or is it the older one?

    Greg
    "De Oppresso Liber"

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    Question Reply...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Wolf 07 View Post
    Rami: Is your PTO guide new or is it the older one?

    Greg
    Greg,

    Ya got me. Did I made an updated one? I can't remember...
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    RAmi, a stupid question maybe, but after the campaign autointstallers I presume I have to add the new Scenery library areas and also enable the GSL's ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morton View Post
    RAmi, a stupid question maybe, but after the campaign autointstallers I presume I have to add the new Scenery library areas and also enable the GSL's ?
    Morton,

    Not stupid at all, and yes.
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    Morton,

    Not stupid at all, and yes.
    Right. Next question.. what about the ETO install. Any similar Scenery install guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morton View Post
    Right. Next question.. what about the ETO install. Any similar Scenery install guide?
    Morton,

    Yes, indeed there is!

    ETO: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=49&id=2931

    MTO: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=49&id=2932

    By the way...in the "beta" folder on my box.net site, there is a brand-new campaign set on the Battle of France and the Low Countries, (10 May - 25 May) which is waiting for the Free Flight Site transfer to be completed. All aircraft are included, including a multitude of skins. I also used some of your panels.

    There are a few missions I've had to tweak after putting together these auto-installers, but otherwise it will be a great way to re-immerse yourself. 338 missions should keep you busy well into the winter!

    https://app.box.com/s/hgihwbt0uhxdw44bz2rp7bcakaxkhb6v
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    Morton,

    Yes, indeed there is!

    ETO: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=49&id=2931

    MTO: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...tid=49&id=2932

    By the way...in the "beta" folder on my box.net site, there is a brand-new campaign set on the Battle of France and the Low Countries, (10 May - 25 May) which is waiting for the Free Flight Site transfer to be completed. All aircraft are included, including a multitude of skins. I also used some of your panels.

    There are a few missions I've had to tweak after putting together these auto-installers, but otherwise it will be a great way to re-immerse yourself. 338 missions should keep you busy well into the winter!

    https://app.box.com/s/hgihwbt0uhxdw44bz2rp7bcakaxkhb6v

    Thanks again Rami. Easier to ask you than seaching all over the place

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    To Rami (or anyone else..)

    Ramis's PTO guide states:

    Landclass And Waterclass Textures Plus AirstripsÖ.
    The new Dutch East Indies airfields by Maskrider are designed around Rhumbaís new mesh and Pactex ver.1 These are the first strips made exclusively to fit this.
    Pactex will greatly enhance the DEI scenery.
    Maskriderís DEI airfields, http://www.mask-rider.com/index.html Click on News.
    Link not working.

    At the time this document is written, Gavinc, a member of sim-outhouse forums is in the process of relocating the stock CFS2 airstrips to fit within Rhumbaís new mesh. Itís a large task! Thanks Gavinc. Check the forums for updates.
    What's the status on this?

    Xavier also has made some exceptional airstrips for the China, Burma, and Japan. Ninety eight percent of them fit well into the new mesh. Find a list of his downloads here.
    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.ph...&ammm=15&pap=1
    Link not working.


    I notice also that Maskrider has updated some scenery packages (Dutch east Indies, Gilbert islands, Formosa) in 2019 (Uploaded at SOH). There's no conflicts with campaigns or other stuff if I install the lastest versions of Maskraiders available stuff?

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    Reply...

    Morton,

    Iím on an all-day road trip to New Hampshire and Maine to explore the foliage, and wonít be back until at least dinner time.

    Hopefully Maskrider or others will answer before I get home.
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

    My campaign site: http://www.box.net/shared/0k1e1rz29h
    My missions site: http://www.box.net/shared/ueh4kazk3v
    My scenery site: http://www.box.net/shared/knb1l0ztobhs2esb14rb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morton
    Maskriderís DEI airfields, http://www.mask-rider.com/index.html Click on News.
    Link not working.
    Hiya Morton.

    That is a very old link, many many moon ago, when my domain name was mask-rider.com.

    The current domain name is mask-rider.net and the link to my home page can be found in my signature below.

    Cheers,
    MR
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    Also, Morton,

    WRT
    There's no conflicts with campaigns or other stuff if I install the lastest versions of Maskraiders available stuff?
    I couldn't tell ya for sure. Sorry.

    MR

    BTW: For some reason the forum isn't allowing me to edit my posts at the moment. When I click on "edit post" all I get is a blank, virgin window to type in. No biggie. It seems to happen from time to time.

    MR
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaskRider View Post
    Also, Morton,

    BTW: For some reason the forum isn't allowing me to edit my posts at the moment. When I click on "edit post" all I get is a blank, virgin window to type in. No biggie. It seems to happen from time to time.

    MR
    Yes, I just wondered about the same thing..

    Thanks for info though.

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    Hi Morton,

    Completely off topic, but could you tell me whether you have an active page with all you wonderful repaints available?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    Ravenna,

    Here is a link to Morton's CFS2 Downloads at SOH.

    Don't know if it's all inclusive, but it's a start.

    MR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenna View Post
    Hi Morton,

    Completely off topic, but could you tell me whether you have an active page with all you wonderful repaints available?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Check my signature at the bottom : My CFS2 files. It will take you to my Google Drive.

    Download any jpg files.

    Delete the .jpg file extension.

    Unzip the file.

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    I just want to comment on the PTO install guide by Rami.
    In the guide is says:


    1) Go to your Scenedb\World\Scenery folder.

    2)
    Delete all the .bgl files except these two files: north.bgl and south.bgl.
    Take all of the .bgl files from the four LOD5 packs and place them inside your scenedb\world\scenery folder.

    3) The next step is to install Rhumpaflappy’s new water masking files.



    However, Rami's advice is to skip Rhumba's watermasks so in this case this is wrong. So What should be deleted? All the cst4xxxx files or the pac4xxxx files or what? The guide says also "There are no flattens needed for Rhumba's new water masks". When not using them it sounds as we still need some? Is it the stock watermasks?


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