West Germany 3 RELEASED!

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West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by Maddin91 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:48 pm

Hey folks,

after two years of work, I'm really proud to finally release West Germany 3, the successor of West Germany 2 (for Condor V1).
It's by file size the biggest scenery ever made for Condor and covers almost entire Germany.


:arrow: BASIC DATA:
  • 690*460 km of (West) Germany, starting from the Netherlands border (6° longitude) towards closely before Berlin and reaching from the Northern Sea until closely before the Bodensee
  • 20*30 = 600 tiles (maximum CST naturally supports)
  • "Hybrid" ultra-high resolution textures (mix of satellite imagery and handcrafted forests and water areas based on OSM Data), resolution up to 16k (1.406m/px).
  • Three different texture resolutions: SD, HD and UHD. UHD consumes 200GB of disk space!
  • 102 of more than 600 airports selectable for takeoff - more to come through patches. All have markings so they can be seen from further distance.
  • Accurate thermal map
  • Accurate forest placing

:arrow: INSTALLATION
  1. You need to download the main package, which includes all files but textures. Those are also the files required for server hosting.
  2. Extract the archive into the ..\Condor2\Landscapes\ folder, so you have ..\Condor2\Landscapes\WestGermany3\*files&folders*
  3. Select the texture resolution you want to use: UHD, HD, or SD. Download the respective texture file(s).
  4. Extract the texture archives the same way as in step 2.
  5. After extracting all texture files, check in ..\Condor2\Landscapes\WestGermany3\Textures\ that you have 9600 files in there.
  6. Done! You're good to go and have some fun now!
==> Condor Club is also an option to download the scenery using either the same technique as above or using CondorUpdater.


:arrow: PERFORMANCE, HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS & TROUBLESHOOTING
  • UHD textures should only be used on good computers, which have some decent graphics hardware. Also, a 64-bit operating system is required.
  • HD-Textures are good on medium gaming machines. They are the same resolution as ArcAlpin - if this is running well, then WestGermany3 will aswell.
  • SD textures are recommended for laptops or older computers.
  • Should you experience out-of-memory bluescreens, reduce the visibility distance by a bit or reduce texture resolution (use Textures Reducer from Condor Club. This is quicker than downloading a new texture package).
  • Should Condor freeze and close to the desktop, your harddrive is not quick enough for UHD textures. Use a quicker harddrive.
Minimum requirements for UHD Textures:
  • 8GB of RAM.
  • Internal harddrive or external harddrive connected with USB 3.0 or better.

:arrow: DOWNLOAD
Download is available via the following four sources:
:arrow: WELCOME COMPETITION
There will be a welcome (quarantine) competition starting Monday throughout the quarantine time, to make your life at home a little bit more exciting. More information soon in the Multiplayer forum and on Condor Club.


Feel free to give me some feedback, the more the better. I hope to improve the scenery through future patches or upgrades.
I'll also look into airport modeling now, and I will start with my home field and the area around it.

Best regards,
Martin

PS: I already received messages that people want to contribute to a project like this. So I created the option to donate:
DONATE // SPENDEN

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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by Daniel Promper » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:35 pm

Vielen Dank!

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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by Crakob » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:08 pm

the new mirroe does not work. ???
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Post by splyces » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:22 pm

Crakob wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:08 pm
the new mirroe does not work. ???
Please check out the Torrent folder on Google Drive.
Sysadmin of dvaec.de.

Free Condor Server hosting: cloud.dvaec.de
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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by Crakob » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:08 pm

Maybe I’m too old ;)

How do I find the folder on g drive ..

Thanks

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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by Crakob » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:21 pm

Super

Herzlichen Dank
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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by TST » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:29 pm

Toll! Herzlichen Dank für die enorme Arbeit.

Ich habe die Dateien mit 1fichier heruntergeladen. Nun habe ich aber leider Probleme beim entpacken.

Wenn ich z.B. das Main Verzeichnis entpacken will, kommt die Fehlermeldung
"Zugriff verweigert. Can not create output directory: C:\Program Files\Condor2\Landscapes\Westgermany3_main\"

Was mache ich falsch?

Danke!

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Post by Maddin91 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:21 am

Am einfachsten ist es, wenn du alle 7z Dateien in den Landscapes Ordner legst, und dann alle markieren und Rechtsklick -> Hier entpacken. Dann wird alles entpackt, sowohl die main, als auch die Textur-Dateien.
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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by BeCol » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:04 pm

Moin,
sehr schöne Arbeit, Danke dafür! in der UHD-Auflösung kann ich jetzt wunderbar über meinem Wohnort fliegen und erkenne jede Strasse.
Ein kleines Problem: Der Flugplatz Hamburg-Boberg ist in meiner Scenery (UHD)mit Bäumen übersäht, dadurch setze ich mein Flugzeug schon beim Start gegen einen Baum! Gibt es dafür eine Lösung?

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Post by Maddin91 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:18 pm

Moin. Jo, war schonbekannt und ist schon behoben. Kommt dann im ersten Patch! :)
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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by Khainapha61 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:16 am

Hi Martin
Great job. Download with CC Eu just managed the main file. With C updater starts working but with the speed would need a week. :oops:
I did it with Google Drive amazing speed up to13.5 MB/s 116 Mb/s. (Finally Google takes PayPal).
I did HD for UHD my PC would burn. :evil:
Works very well. Any plan to add airport objects like AA2 or CC or Matamata?
I and many others would love it. Oberpfaffenhofen in Bavaria would be a good ad on.
Thanks for the job well done.
Many regards K.
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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by Habichtmann » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:36 am

Hi Martin,
thank you for your effort and the awesome result :D
Herzliche Grüße aus Lindlar,
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Re: West Germany 3 RELEASED!

Post by Samuel.Staiger » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:39 pm

Vielen Dank für die Scenery. Sieht in UHD wirklich geil aus. Merklich besser als die ArcAlpin2. Das einzige was ich etwas schade finde ist das der unter teil vom Schwarzwald nicht abgebildet wird und somit auch nicht mein Heimflugplatz aber sonst super arbeit.

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