Alpi1 V4: hi-quality photoreal scenery ready for download!

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Alpi1 V4: hi-quality photoreal scenery ready for download!

Postby Tellurico » Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:53 am

Hi all!

The wonderful job by Bluangel56 is finally done and ready for download on www.postfrontal.com !!!

A few snapshots:

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This is the area covered by the scenery:

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Some say that photo-images based sceneries are not so good when you are under 300 meters... this can be a point, but I guarantee that this scenery (the ortophoto images used are very higher than Silent Wings sat ones, for example) used for instruction in our real life soaring club is very precious!
Our "fresh" pilots, network-flying with an expert pilot, can now learn places, lakes and mountains in the briefing room like never before, and all having fun flying with Condor!

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The job done by Bluangel56 (a very expert paraglider pilot who flew all over the Alps in more than 15 years) on the thermals map was very accurate, turning this job also useful to learn where to go and look for the right thermal in real life.

When images were not available (some areas outside Italy), a blend of rendered and hand-painted textures were used.

The scenery and some extras (a CUP file with airports for external GPS devices, enhanced tree textures and other stuff) can be downloaded directly from this link:
www.postfrontal.com/condor/index_ENG.php
Donations to the author are very welcome! :wink:
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Postby GregNuspel » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:29 am

Looks good, when will the 'how to' tutorial be available :D
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Postby Fransois » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:31 am

Looks very very nice :roll: :o :shock: 8) . I'm downloading allready :wink:
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Postby Freebird » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:32 am

Just given this a quick go & I think it looks stunning, close up its very similar to 'normal' Condor scenery but in the distance .. wow!
Heres a couple of shots from the cockpit.. straight from the screenshots folder.
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Postby MarkS » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:30 am

I transferred the whole folder to Landscapes , and the scenery is working but the airports and buildings are not showing up , just a tug and windsock , at least in the two airports I tried.

Anybody can suggest a fix ?

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Postby habo » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:51 am

Looks good to me so far.
I think the resolution could be higher to see more details.
Visual improvement is inevitable for Condor. Especially in flat areas where you can't navigate by mountains.

Can't wait for a tutorial !!!
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Postby Tellurico » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:40 am

MarkS wrote:I transferred the whole folder to Landscapes , and the scenery is working but the airports and buildings are not showing up , just a tug and windsock , at least in the two airports I tried.

Anybody can suggest a fix ?

Mark


Mark are you sure you have Condor updated to 1.0.9?

Thank you guys from me and Bluangel! I will try to get some secret from him and prepare a little "how-to" tutorial :D
I know that the most difficult part is to get the right ortophoto or sat maps by the way...
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Postby Kappe » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:43 am

SUPERLATIVE scenery!!!!!

Thank you Blueangel and Tellurico!!!!!!!


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Postby mosquito » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:43 am

i tried Alpi V3 few days ago and i didn't like it, but V4 really looks nice! Downloading it now.

by the way, nice server :D 660KB/s :P

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Postby Tellurico » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:47 am

mosquito wrote:i tried Alpi V3 few days ago and i didn't like it, but V4 really looks nice! Downloading it now.

by the way, nice server :D 660KB/s :P


Yes, the evolution from V3 to V4 was amazing! :shock:
The server is a pure italian linux stallion :D
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Postby mosquito » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:48 am

Tellurico wrote:
mosquito wrote:i tried Alpi V3 few days ago and i didn't like it, but V4 really looks nice! Downloading it now.

by the way, nice server :D 660KB/s :P


Yes, the evolution from V3 to V4 was amazing! :shock:
The server is a pure italian linux stallion :D
perfect, the download should be finished at the same time as my coffee downstairs is ready :lol:

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Postby MarkS » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:09 am

Tellurico wrote:Mark are you sure you have Condor updated to 1.0.9?


Yes, I have Patch 9,

I tried a third airfield and could see a 1 3D building on it but no strip. Is it true then that a few of the airfield have just a windsock and nothing else ?

This scenery looks very nice from 1000m :) I feel somehow that, given so much of the flatlands is covered in heavy population of houses in the aerial photos, that the 'real' world has somehow entered our little Condor fantasy world .

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Postby mosquito » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:57 am

a screenshot;)

what i do not like about the scenery, are the areas rendered by normal condor technique and then fitted into the sat-pictures
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Postby Tellurico » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:23 am

MarkS wrote:
Tellurico wrote:Mark are you sure you have Condor updated to 1.0.9?


Yes, I have Patch 9,

I tried a third airfield and could see a 1 3D building on it but no strip. Is it true then that a few of the airfield have just a windsock and nothing else ?

This scenery looks very nice from 1000m :) I feel somehow that, given so much of the flatlands is covered in heavy population of houses in the aerial photos, that the 'real' world has somehow entered our little Condor fantasy world .

Mark

Can you please post a screenshot of an airfield?

Mosquito, I know, that's the hard part of the job.
If anybody know where to find good (freely usable) ortophoto or sat images of France and Switzerland I think it could be possible to have a "100% photoreal" V5 quite soon... :wink:
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Postby Pierre.v.d.Elshout » Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:27 pm

From high altitude: Nice
From low altitude:...no comment

I have to say that I just like the non-photorealistic landscapes more, because they look far more professional. Just my 2 Cnt's

We're are the sattelite images from?
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