After loong time I got my hands on FGFS etc. (Watch Lemony Snickett’s: A series of unfortunate events A movie. The ‘etc’ was inspired by Jim Carrey’s ‘something something something’ statement. )
I added EGL to the bangalore scenery. Its pretty close to the VOBG runway (09 – end). Bizzare that I actually put it only when it has become my ‘previous’ office. I remember making an attempt to put in the Residency road office but too much detail blew my interest. By the time I got it to some shape it looked like some fancy hotel (on similar lines as the hotel that looks like a basket).
I pulled it out, if you are thinking about where the plane went after I took the second screen shot.
PUB in Bangalore
Untar the archive publdg.tgz into the scenery tile directory
e070n10/e077n12/ (of course you should download the
e070n10 scenery and append the first line of the publdg.stg file to
4217276.stg file in the same directory. The Bangalore airport (VOBG) spec found in the SouthInd.apt file.
Its after quite a quiet period that I tried Flightgear (except once while checking the GeForce muscle when I got the new squarehead). So much has changed; Lot to unlearn and learn about the data file(s) (which has grown to 84 MB from the ~30 MB a couple of years ago). Things I noticed are:
- Shadows are present.
- I grepped for VOBG in the airport file; No meridians (the file is normalized, I guess).
- The setting and rising sun still sux (I guess I’ve got some ideas on that one).
I also visited X-Plane site and sorta felt sorry about it. They have beautiful rendering of the landscape. An enviable amount of detail in the terrain texture (
*sob* when would I see that in Flightgear). Browsing through the flight-sim pages I also reached LO-MAC site. Another drool piece for me (
*sigh* when would somebody make a combat-sim out of flightgear engine).
Watched Shawshank Redemption after its being in the movie hit list for (quite) some time. Moderately tickling, I would say. I had too much of an anticipation getting it (mostly from my friends’ comments).