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Water, water, everywhere

Alellulia! After what seems weeks of trying to put the river at my hometown airport that FSX doesn't have, I finally have water via Google Earth and FSXKML. Trouble is it's everywhere. The house I grew up in 3 miles away is ruined...virtually that is.

I had read in a thread somewhere that GE6 doesn't put out kml like GE5, so I got rid of 6.2 and installed 5.2. No luck. Went back to 6.2 and tried PreFSXKml. No luck. I won't go into the other problems (like a tif file not found that I could find ) and other indecipherable - at least for me - error messages.

Somehow though, I managed to get Google Earth 6.2 talking to FSXKML and in turn FSX. And boy do I have water now! I'm thrilled!

Now to my questions....Somewhere in the process several days ago I lost all my polys for the other stuff around the airport that I remember. And that's okay, now that I've made a breakthrough I can redo those. But in trying to get just something through, I redid the river path alone, tagged it Legacy_LandWaterMask_Water_NoFlatten, processed it, and I've got water that ripples and everything. I didn't bother with elevations, or slopes, or...even making a polygon of the river. I just wanted something to work.

What to do now? Go back to GE and draw a meandering snake-like poly? Set vertex elevations below FSX elevations to achieve some high banks and low banks for realism? Still use the "Legacy_LandWaterMask_Water_NoFlatten" tag? And lastly, the water in those mountains is not Caribbean blue, not muddy but not blue. Can I fix that?

Thanks...you guys are great I luv ya...(even though I tend to be leery of geniuses).