A reminder about New Zealand currency…

The Godzone Store shows prices in New Zealand dollars, which differ from other dollars:) If you are concerned about the actual price in your currency, then you can use an online currency conversion tool to check it — I use the Windows 10 ‘XE Currency’ app from the Windows Store.…

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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...

 

Are your jetways showing at NZDN?

A couple of very nice screenshot posts covering NZDN have shown that some users don’t have SODE installed, so they don’t see the jetways, flags or windsocks. Since SODE is automatically installed with Real NZ Dunedin, then it’s likely that this is one of these reasons: The installer didn’t do…

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Planning ahead to 2017

I did say that I wasn’t going to make any announcements or promises for next year, at least until things become a bit clearer, as far as the future of New Zealand scenery goes. But it’s no secret that I plan to release a new Real NZ Wellington next up,…

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If I was to sum up 2016 in one word…

‘Erratic’, maybe. It seemed at times, both personally and globally, that things were on the brink of disaster, and then I’d see a complete turn-around to save the day, followed by yet another disaster. However I’ve given up trying to understand the rest of the world, so I’ll just concentrate on…

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Taieri landing video

Here it is, it has become a 'thing' with new releases, a quick landing video from the pilot's point of view. This is today's real world weather, via AS16 and ASCA, a blustery south easterly, but I guess that's Taieri...

Best watched through at YouTube at 1080p, this has a lot more compression than I like, but my ADSL uploads take so long, I'll take the drop in quality over not being able to do any work for a couple of hours. I think it's Windows 10 which has made my uploads a lot more unforgiving -- it actually reports 'no internet connection' during the entire upload! Damn you, Windows 10...

Just some more info for those who view it here rather than on YouTube... This is Prepar3d v3, Alabeo's C172RG Cutlass, using Active Sky 2016 and ASCA for the weather depiction. I am a better scenery developer than a pilot, so don't judge me.

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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Real New Zealand Dunedin released

This has been available for a couple of days now, so here’s the official release announcement:) This will hopefully be the first of many airport-centred scenery releases, although a typical ‘Real New Zealand’ scenery will always include a photoscenery which extends well beyond the airport boundaries. That’s the way I…

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Out the window at NZDN…

Real NZ Dunedin includes a few SODE*-controlled elements, such as windsocks and flags, plus the airbridges at NZDN. There are two airbridges, and hopefully both will be able to dock with your aircraft, although the other one (not shown) is not quite sorted yet, so it might not make it into the final release. This is a rough version at the moment.

I haven't really modelled the terminal interior, just enough to let you look through the window from the tarmac. Since I never fly jets, I had to grab the default 737 from FSX, hence the random livery:)

*SODE is Sim Object Display Engine, a great addon by Jeffrey Stähli, which gives the sim back some of the things we lost in FSX, like conditional scenery. His jetway control system overcomes the issues with the default (Ctrl-J) jetways.

Still on track for release next month, subject to everything surviving testing.

Scenery contract work — winter is coming!

One of the less-publicised aspects of Godzone is the occasional contract work I undertake, mainly for those running commercial/training simulators based on FSX/Prepar3d, throughout New Zealand (and sometimes beyond.) Some of this work is based on an hourly rate, but the most affordable is what used to be called the…

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