P3D v4 Oakland International Airport

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I'm nearing completion of my first-ever airport, which has largely been neglected by flight sim developers, namely Oakland. I'm developing it for P3D v4 and v3 and most likely also FSX. I've finished all the buildings, the ground poly and the ADE layout. What's left is adding details like trees, cargo containers and parked cars, plus fixing a few bugs and testing it. I hope to release it very soon.

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Well done! I live the only a few miles next to Oakland Airport and this looks great! Finally someone is doing this airport. Any word on if it will have sode or GSX L2 compatibility for jetways?
 
#7
Thanks all!

The airport is progressing nicely, but it's little details and behind-the-scenes stuff, so nothing new to show off yet.

It won't include moving jetways, as that's still a bit too advanced for me. However, the jetways are in their own separate bgl file for those that want to disable them and add their own.
 
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Thanks all!

The airport is progressing nicely, but it's little details and behind-the-scenes stuff, so nothing new to show off yet.

It won't include moving jetways, as that's still a bit too advanced for me. However, the jetways are in their own separate bgl file for those that want to disable them and add their own.
Alright. No problem at all. As long as I can disable them so I can use GSX Level 2 for them I'm fine :) Are you planning on it being out before summer? Also thanks so much again for making this airport. Literally after all of these years no one has made a very good quality one and finally someone will.
 
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Alright. No problem at all. As long as I can disable them so I can use GSX Level 2 for them I'm fine :) Are you planning on it being out before summer? Also thanks so much again for making this airport. Literally after all of these years no one has made a very good quality one and finally someone will.
I appreciate the encouraging words, I sincerely hope people will like it. It won't be FlyTampa quality (nor FlyTampa pricing) since this is my first-ever airport, but I've poured my heart and soul into it over the past 2 years. It works really well on my system, including solid framerates even with high graphics and full AI.

I definitely expect to release it before summer, but I also know from experience that making airports takes longer than expected :)
 
#12
Very nice job! About time, I've been waiting for a high-quality OAK scenery for a decade now, very much has been ignored by the FS dev community.

Wanted to make sure that the South Field control tower was demolished three years ago that was located on top of the Terminal 1 security checkpoint area. The last developer who did a lower quality OAK scenery last year made a mistake of including it.

Are you going to be including the Swissport jet fuel tanks located near Neil Armstrong Way? Would be nice if you can incorporate cars, curbside sidewalks, concrete dividers, airport signages, and lightning poles in the main airport lots and roadways.
 
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Very nice job! About time, I've been waiting for a high-quality OAK scenery for a decade now, very much has been ignored by the FS dev community.

Wanted to make sure that the South Field control tower was demolished three years ago that was located on top of the Terminal 1 security checkpoint area. The last developer who did a lower quality OAK scenery last year made a mistake of including it.

Are you going to be including the Swissport jet fuel tanks located near Neil Armstrong Way? Would be nice if you can incorporate cars, curbside sidewalks, concrete dividers, airport signages, and lightning poles in the main airport lots and roadways.
Hello and sorry for the late reply! The south tower is indeed gone, and the small tower near the solar arrays has been reduced to a concrete stub just like in real life.

The big fuel tanks are included, as are a ton of parked cars in the parking lots and on the northern apron to resemble real life as much as possible (all of these can be disabled by those that wish). Unfortunately I have only included a few of the other curbside details that you mentioned because my priority has been on airside details and buildings. While I love adding additional details, it always pushes back the release by weeks or months, so I could keep going forever :) Right now the priority is to finish the airport and release it, and then I might add more peripheral details in future updates.
 
#14
Hey. Will the scenery still be out before summer? I see that Summer starts in just a week. I have a flight out of Oakland I'm hoping to replicate that is funnily enough on the first day of summer :cool:
 
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Hey. Will the scenery still be out before summer? I see that Summer starts in just a week. I have a flight out of Oakland I'm hoping to replicate that is funnily enough on the first day of summer :cool:
Hello! I'm very jealous that you get to fly out of Okaland :D Unfortunately it won't be ready for your trip, but I am planning to send it to the beta testers next week (finally!) and post some new screenshots here. At this point I'm just fixing small bugs and errors. I'm also finishing the night textures which fortunately is a pretty quick and easy process. Have gotten up very early these past several weeks to work on the airport for a few hours each day before my day job. Almost there! :stirthepo
 
#16
It's starting to look like Christmas...

I just need to do a little bit of final testing on my own before sending it off to the beta testers. Hopefully they won't find too many bugs so I can release it before the end of summer:duck:

As you can see there's no dynamic lighting yet, simply because I don't yet know how to do it (and because I needed 2D lighting for the P3Dv3 version anyways). Nevertheless I've tried to make the lighting look as realistic as possible, and once I've released the airport I'm planning to look up how to make dynamic lighting and include it in a future update (for free of course).

Also, the cargo pallets, static vehicles, 3D grass and jetways can be disabled for those that need the extra computer power or wish to add third-party moving jetways. Luckily I'm getting good framerates even on my laptop, so hopefully performance won't be an issue (fingers crossed).

Feedback welcome!

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