End of year special

There’s been a lot of interest in my site recently, mainly because of Orbx’s release of their first North Island airport scenery. This means that simmers are looking for other New Zealand airports, so to make it easier for all these visitors to actually purchase something, I’ve discounted the two…

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Real NZ and FTX NZ

This is still the most common question regarding my ‘Real New Zealand’ and Godzone scenery — how does it work with Orbx/FTX NZ? As FTX NZ is a popular choice for local simmers, I aim for 100% compatibility for all current and upcoming ‘Real New Zealand’ releases. This currently includes…

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Aerofly FS2 ‘cultivation’ video

Here’s another look at Aerofly FS2, note that this does not represent any actual work-in-progress, it is just an experiment. IPACS have said that cultivation is in the early stages of development, and will get some significant work done on it, but in the meantime it does give a glimpse…

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Aerofly FS2 cultivation

In Aerofly FS2, ‘cultivation’ can be thought of as similar to autogen in FSX/P3D. I have mentioned before — in glowing terms — the autogen development tool Scenproc, by Arno at FSDeveloper.com. Using Scenproc, it is possible to import GIS data files, such as those supplied by LINZ, and convert…

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Catching my breath

Just a quick look at what’s happening in the local sim scene, during a very hectic time. The biggest news is that the Godzone Kickstarter fundraising project has reached the ‘activation’ target, which means that the multi-sim project will go ahead. You can still make a pledge until the 20th…

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The Kickstarter fundraising campaign: Day 1

We’re 22 hours into this now, it’s alive, and doing well. The interest has been heartwarming, and I’m a lot more confident than I was yesterday. I’ve been very pleased with the help I’ve had to promote this, some nice coverage which I wasn’t expecting. The feedback I’m getting can…

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Godzone and Kickstarter fundraising

Shortly, I will begin a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to continue development, including evaluating and producing scenery for some of the new simulators which have enlivened the flightsim community recently. Many of you will know that there’s been a real change in the flightsim market over the last 5…

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The promised Real NZ Dunedin Winter patch

This very small patch fixes the broken Seasons.bgl file which messed up the appearance of the coastal water in winter. Everyone who owns Real NZ Dunedin, except those who bought it from my store since 1st May 2017, should run the patch before winter sets in! It also removes the…

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Development diary: comparing X-plane and Prepar3d

One of the non-technical factors which will determine whether there’s ever a ‘Real New Zealand’ scenery for X-plane is simply whether or not X-plane can represent the ‘real’ New Zealand. Since I’ve only been using X-plane for a few days, I am a real beginner regarding what X-plane can actually…

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Development diary: some X-plane tests

I have planned to look at all the ‘new’ simulators, with a view to creating some New Zealand scenery, starting with converting existing Real New Zealand and Godzone scenery. However this could take a while to figure out, and I’m not sure yet what I’m likely to end up releasing.…

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So, what’s Godzone’s plans for the new sims?

There are two parts to this, first, what I’ll be supporting in the future, but initially what existing stuff will be converted. I’ve always stated that I’ll support the ‘current’ choice of simulator, aimed mainly at New Zealanders. In the past, this has been easier, as we’ve had only one…

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Alps/Southern Lakes update preview

Right now, the flightsim world is poised for some long-awaited steps forward in the available simulators. At the end of this week, Flight Simulator World (FSW) will be available in ‘early access’, and there are some rumours that the next Prepar3d may be imminent. We’ve recently seen the updated X-plane…

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NZDN landing video

Ok, it took a while but I don't think that Dunedin is getting a summer this year, just a whole bunch of wet, cross-windy days...

 

How does Real NZ Dunedin work with FTX NZSI?

EDIT: This post is rather ‘dry’, I may have been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the world news this week, and on rereading it this morning I think that my mood might have affected the presentation… As a cheerier counterpoint, Mallard over the FTX forum has posted some screenshots of…

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