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MSFS Global AI Ship Traffic FSX, P3D and MSFS2020

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Wondering if there has been any updates for FS2020? Any way I can help with something?
No, updates yet... working on it but there are several issues to be solved...
  • conversion... everything can already display, but while a quick fix conversion can be done in minutes, there are many files needing more attention in order to show correctly and I will only do a partial conversion in the first place
  • hard decks... no hard decks so far and no helis or jets on the aircraft carriers
  • light maps... a whole different story in MSFS, so the first version will only be a simple conversion and no emissive lights
  • effects... displaying but the wake is flat and not following the waves and smokes and spray is very "thin" compared to FSX and P3D giving a lot of effects to correct
  • routes... displaying, but some strange things happens with confusion of textures, so if two sister ships with different texture folders and paints but similar texture names are on the same route, the sim might show incorrectly two ships with the same paint or correctly the two sisters with each their paint... ships seems to appear a bit randomly...
However, I'm positive this will end out extremely nicely sometime in the near future...

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Arctic Princess in the English Channel - apart from the wake the sea is much more real than in FSX or P3D

And to make things more fun I got a good challenge from the Danish shipping line DFDS... they have provided documentation for modelling their entire fleet and AIS data for global positioning of the ships in real time :D Hopefully this can be done once the other challenges above are solved... So far the DFDS fleet will be added according to their official schedules on their routes in the Mediterranean, the English Channel, the North Sea, and the Baltic Sea, but if AI planes can be added according flight tracking then we should also get ships in...

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Above DFDS Ark Dania passing the three wind mills on the Northern tip of Fanø, Denmark last Sunday afternoon and below same ship, same spot, and same time in MSFS... the weather was a bit nicer online, but actually the sun was also cutting through the clouds in real life moments before I took the above picture....
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Dear KL791 I am really delighted with the possibility that Henrik Nielsen´ships will be also playable in MSFS2020. I hope it is available as soon as possible.
 
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Dear KL791 I am really delighted with the possibility that Henrik Nielsen´ships will be also playable in MSFS2020. I hope it is available as soon as possible.

Thanks :D

We will get there... Here another DFDS ship doing its' maiden voyage in MSFS and below it is real life counter part during sea trials...

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Looking very much forward to this. I already have the old package in MSFS and that one is adding a lot to the immersion even though lots of routes and ships are missing from the Baltics. Making the ships go according to online AIS data from something like VesselFinder would be absolutely fantastic.
 
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Is it at all possible to add routes to the fsx-version when using it in MSFS? I have tried, but not succeeded.

I made a route (Turku, Finland to Stockholm, Sweden) in Google Earth, gave it a five-digit number that I think is unique and saved it as KML. Then I disassembled one of the BGL files in scenery/world/Scenery using AIBTC, replaced the coordinates in the KLM-file with the new ones from my route and changed the number and filename accordingly. Also changed the boat names to AI_Gabriella and AI_Cinderella in the Boats file and adjusted the Plan file with the new number and appropriate schedule times (in GMT times). Then compiled the new BGL using AIBTC. Finally, I re-built the layout.json to get the new file included in it. Started the sim. Gabriella appeared at the end point of the route for a short while when I adjusted the time close to the start time in the schedule, but then it just disappeared, and haven't been seen since... I can find neither ship along that route. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong, or is it just not possible to do it this way? I attach the files I have produced if someone wants to study them.
 

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Is it at all possible to add routes to the fsx-version when using it in MSFS? I have tried, but not succeeded.

I made a route (Turku, Finland to Stockholm, Sweden) in Google Earth, gave it a five-digit number that I think is unique and saved it as KML. Then I disassembled one of the BGL files in scenery/world/Scenery using AIBTC, replaced the coordinates in the KLM-file with the new ones from my route and changed the number and filename accordingly. Also changed the boat names to AI_Gabriella and AI_Cinderella in the Boats file and adjusted the Plan file with the new number and appropriate schedule times (in GMT times). Then compiled the new BGL using AIBTC. Finally, I re-built the layout.json to get the new file included in it. Started the sim. Gabriella appeared at the end point of the route for a short while when I adjusted the time close to the start time in the schedule, but then it just disappeared, and haven't been seen since... I can find neither ship along that route. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong, or is it just not possible to do it this way? I attach the files I have produced if someone wants to study them.
I can't see you did anything wrong, the file looks fine, and the fact the ferry appeared shows that also the part taking it into MSFS worked... Problem is that the MSFS 2020 AI part is not very stable and the models do disappear in front of your eyes from time to time, and sometimes they don't show up, or a random ship from the same folder shows up - this is part of the reason we have not released an update yet. There are too many loose ends yet to be solved.
 
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Fine, then I know that I am on the right track at least. I will try to add some more, shorter routes in this area. Can the same boat be used simultaneously in different locations?
 
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Fine, then I know that I am on the right track at least. I will try to add some more, shorter routes in this area. Can the same boat be used simultaneously in different locations?
yes, you can use it many times without problems... at least in P3D and FSX... it seems to be the same in MSFS, but no guarantees....:rolleyes:
 
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Good evening. A question to KL791, when do you expect to release a version of "Global AI ships" to MSFS2020? Thanks in advance
 
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I have managed to add a few working routes now and also one new ship model that I have made. One more question - is it possible to make a route where the ship does not turn around but just travels forth and back between two points (a road ferry)?
 
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I have managed to add a few working routes now and also one new ship model that I have made. One more question - is it possible to make a route where the ship does not turn around but just travels forth and back between two points (a road ferry)?
I suppose you have a double ended ferry which does not need to turn around, however that is not possible - even using the command FERRY in the plan the ferry will back out to the first node on the route and then turn around.
 
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A late Merry Christmas to all... Today starts Beta Testing not of anything for MSFS but a complete set of around 200 ships from the sixities and routes across the world including e.g. New York, Miami, Havana, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Le Havre, Brest, Southampton for P3D and FSX...

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SS Canberra in New York

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Queen Mary by Erwin Welker in New York

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German Navy ships by Erwin Welker near Kiel

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A tug near Le Havre

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Hydrofoils between Copenhagen and Malmo

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The beta test of the classic package continues... You can probably guess where...

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Fantastic!! Anything around VHHX...lol....have a new scenery and stunning..... There are some freeware ali501 is good freeware but the Redwing VHHX MSFS is nice..

BobM.
 
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