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FSX "Very Light Scenerys" and patches for Africa

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Whoever is interested in virtual aviation inside/above Africa might already know me for my Addis Ababa Scenery (which is finished and downloadable at www.whitedotsim.de.tl) and my upcoming Dar Es Salaam Airport scenery. Despite of those "full" scenerys I am also developing very vast scenerys for other airports all over Africa which I think are important to have "somehow"; but either hard to find any good sources about or not important enough for me personally to invest a lot of efforts and time. Still FS-Africa is in the need of those airports so I decided to make those "very-light-scenerys". Features I include are:

-> Accurate Afcad
-> (More or less roughly) modeled airport buildings + surroundings
-> fast & simple night textures
-> Stock objects placed "with sence" to bring a more vivid feeling to the airports

NOT INCLUDED:

-> Custom Ground Polys
-> Satellite Background
-> Fancy Modeling & Textures
-> Many other things you get from advanced scenerys

So this might sound bad, but its better than nothing, and to create those very-light-scenerys I only need a few days, so they will come more or less frequently, whilest "real" scenerys will take me months. So take these as a "Gap-Filler", not as true scenerys, and you'll be happy ;) Of course as always all is freeware.

All my scenerys can be found via my website "www.whitedotsim.de.tl". I will post extra-replies for every VL-Scenery inside this topic as well, starting from now on. If you are interested in this project PLEASE COMMENT your opinion! Would be nice to have some feedback!
 
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Togo - Lomé International Airport - DXXX/LFW

Important airport in West Africa, focus city for Ethiopian Airlines and hub of "ASky". Biggest airport of Togo.
The scenery includes all Terminal buildings, the Towers and some other facilities modeled by hand, an accurate afcad-file and some hand-placed trees, cars and other objects.


Download here, same procedure as with every scenery. Detailed installation hints can be found on my website.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2fhgl40unr9usex/DXXX2014LIGHT.rar?dl=1
 
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Gambia - Banjul International Airport - GBYD FS9 to FSX portover/patch

There was a nice scenery for Banjul available in the good old FS9-days, here is a simple patch to use it in FSX:

1. Download the original scenery here: http://www.sunudiv.com/fs-africa/telechargements/Banjul International.zip
2. Create a folder called "GBYDfsx" or any similar name. Open the downloaded .zip file, look for the two folders "scenery" and "texture" and move them to your newly created folder.
3. Open "scenery" and delete the following files: AF2_GBYD.bgl ; BJL vegetation.bgl
4. Download this file and move it into "scenery": https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmmpcgyytsjx8k6/GBYD_afcad.BGL
5. Move everything to your FSXMainfolder/Addon Scenery and activate it like usual. You should have a very simple but FSX-compatible scenery for Banjul now ;)
 

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Pic for Lomé (from the homepage):
Lomee_zps83d7d1f2.jpg~original





I like lightweight sceneries and do not use much beyond improved AFX files. It keeps resource use down and fits the simplistic approach of a of a flight simulator much better.
 
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I really like your idea for upgraded African airports. I'm working on African airports myself, with similar approach as yours. Currently I'm working on Mauritanian airports. As I'm new to whole scenery creation scene I try to keep it simple. It's always better than default.
Do you have any good resources on African airports? It's really hard to find charts and photos of them. Mostly I have to guess how it should look like.

Good luck with your projects.
 
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Mostly I work with a combination of my own photos (of course only for the very few airports I have been too yet), photos by friends and from the net. Another nice source to get "a feeling" for the airport is youtube videos as they most likely show you more of the airport surroundings than photos do (the "uninteresting" parts of an airport are shown as well while photos to be found on google most likely show nothing more but the terminal).

And I personally choose the airports I want to remake from the material that is avaiable for those airports ;)

For charts I use Jeppesen but you need to pay (very expensive :S) for an account there. I am simply glad to have good relations with real life pilots who provide me the charts I need ;)

But nice to hear someone else is doing something inside fs-Africa ^^.
 
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I applaud your effort on the monumental task. I am on a one man crusade to update the smaller airports of India, fleshing out the green rectangles with a solo tower to something a little more substantial. I wish you the best.
 
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Very good looking!;) Thanks for your work.

In case you accept requests, what about Maputo FQMA and/or Lusaka FLKK? I can send you photos from Maputo.

Cheers!;)
 
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;)

LIA2_zps6b28f8d0.jpg~original


Maputo is on the list of airports I am interested in as well, but not highest priority. But if you have a lot of photos it might get easier so it would be a possibility for me as well. PN me everything you have ;)
 
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Hi Magnus
very good work and nice sceneries ! We only want to tell you, in the last 10 months we are working on the Mombasa HKMO airport and the developement is on a quite good status (80% of the scenery is done and release is previewed inside the end of this year). The scenery will be released first for FS9 but - it can be - an FSX version too. We tell you this only for information and to avoid working on the same scenery in two in the same time.
 
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Of course I am aware of your work on HKMO ;) I appreciate it! Looking forward to Mombasa. FSX version is highly demanded (by me =D)!
 
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I got the permession to use a friends photoscenery for completeing my own scenery of Lusaka, so i merged my existing model and afcad with his afcad/photo-work.
I think for a "light scenery" the outcome isn't too bad. Only nighttextures missing ;) What do you think?


FLKK06_zpsc639fe3b.jpg~original


FLKK05_zpsa6f0227d.jpg~original


FLKK04_zps9164e89f.jpg~original
 
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Magnus, keep it going mate!

Looking forward to Lusaka and really fired up to see your UB, Mongolia scenery. Been there a handful of times and man, it is really missing in FSX/P3D. These are all going to be great contributions!
 
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Comores Islands - Moroni - FMCH/HAH

Next destination in Africa that is finished as a "Very Light Scenery": Moroni International Airport, main airport for the Comores Islands.
Included: Handmodeled Buildings, updated afcad, handplaced airport objects.

The use of flightport's library (just google for it or look at my website whitedotsim.de.tl) will enhance it a little bit ;)

Not included: fancy stuff.

Enjoy ;)

Download:
http://ul.to/osv5rh1z

Edit: 2 Screens for you ;)

hah2etuit.jpg


hah-2014-dec-31-001boudk.jpg
 
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