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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Would a Pioneering flight sim be appreciated in FS-WWI? Reply with quote

greetings..

When I was with Richthofen's Skies I was making a pioneering mod that was going to be dovetailed into the original 1914 British Expeditionary Forces offline module. It was to include much of Southern England and Northern France with the player being an active participant in a sort of "Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines" mod with races, cross Channel and cross country flights, and general goofing around in extremely unreliable, underpowered rickety old kites.

I even had a bit of a skill progression worked out in the Scenarios, but because TW didn't have active offline AI aircraft it was somewhat limited to you stooging around by yourself.

Since FS is mainly a Combat Flight sim and my concept is a bit competitive but not combative would you folks still be interested in flying old crates for the fun aspect of it?

I've been talking to Argon about importing my fairly numerous pre WWI kites into the game, I've even thought of creating a new terrain of Southern England, including Sussex, Kent, Greater London, and maybe Southern Midlands and parts east.

What say you gents?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely! We even have racing pylons we can use. Happy I've always wanted a "Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines" aspect to this sim. There is a Dover terrain that's a scaled down version of its real life counterpart. And to really top it all off, we can arm the gents flying these old kites in-game with a revolver and a couple of flares.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was also thinking of the "Balloons and Blunderbusses, at Dawn!" aspect.. Laugh

I've already got a Brooklands, banked clay and brick race way 3D terrain I made for RS

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds really fun!

I once had an idea that a crimson skies type of thing, but base it on existing sdoe stuff, like B-17s with sherman tank turrents, P-38s with rocket boosters, villians with uber planes, ect...

but alas I have not the skills required

also some barnstorming type missions for the Jennie would be cool Smile

EDIT: and I always wanted to see the wright flyer in SDOE Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Wright Flyer would be so cool!! Toothless Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acquiring the height data for a 3D mesh is now very easy. I have pulled NASA's 90m SRTM data for all of Britain and northern France for use in BoB2, and I now have 30m Aster data, though I haven't yet worked through the process of unpacking it. I remember attempting to use OP Studio to edit SDOE terrain and giving up, as the process was utterly impenetrable, and ran at glacial speed on my machine. Modding BoB2 was a picnic by comparison.

The basics of SDOE terrain are pretty simple: the tiles are square, and laid directly with no mask. One could start with an existing large terrain, like Wake, and paint it for a full scale northern europe. It's pretty easy to mod the textures, as they are just image files sitting in the corresponding parfile. It's altering the mesh that I couldn't decypher. And I gather that planting and editing airfields is another epic headache...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be Terry-Thomas. I say, bang on Toothless Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Thomas, now we're going to need the Shuttleworth AVRO tripe.. Poke Tounge

I've got a number of AVRO's among my models, but the big tripe was a bit daunting. Wow, well I'll say that this is a tentative positive. I'm already gearing-up to start importing my monoplanes, something about OPS needing the 3D parts centered?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, always a pain! Unless you import over an existing OL file, inwhich case the imported mesh uses the position of the old mesh.

I haven't touched the Caudron yet... Still at work on the R.E.8 pit.

Did you want me to start next with the early kites, or on to the F.E.4?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's your call, I'd like to see the FE4 in game. I can muddle around with the Caudron "N".
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking about muddling through..Shocked #Mad Cool Confused

It's not like it is without a certain charm or has no pitfalls, and I can also say it is never boring..








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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's coming alive! Wink

We will get there. I love the model by the way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes "Alive" as in "It's Alive!" "It's Alive!"

All I need now is some flunky made of various human parts named Igor who has a habit of saying "Yeth Marthter!" and has an ability with test tubes and lightning.

Thanks! The Caudron N is a neat early bird, it's Rene Caudron's design, a bit more sensible compared to the overtly strutty and tail boom infested G series' the Caudron brothers made.

It was intended to go as fast as it could on a meager 35 hp Anzani "Y". Sort of similar the early Nieuport Monoplanes with the Chalmer 2 cylinder engines.

What hath the Demoiselle wrought! More little sputtering microlight pioneers.

Don't get me wrong, I like the other Caudrons, I'm making a G-I for a possible addition to a Pau training scenario.

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Demoiselle and an Antoinette would be sweet. Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm getting somewhere, although I'm having a bit of trouble with the fuselage being the parent and not aligning with all the other bits.




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