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  1. 4throck

    Project Auch/Gers (LFDH) Airfield

    Never tried them! From Orbiter's SDK manual: 4.2 The Mask layer The Mask layer contains the planet water mask (for rendering specular reflection of water surfaces) and the night light texture, if applicable, in a combined 512x512 pixel DXT1 texture file (1-bit transparency). The RGB channels of...
  2. 4throck

    Project Auch/Gers (LFDH) Airfield

    Yes, that's the trick! I tried to explain it, but sometimes it's difficult to put into words! Now try this: Take your big level 14 "plate" and resize it 4X (add some fake detail just for testing). Import it on TT just as before and export. Do you get the higher resolution levels ? On my...
  3. 4throck

    Orbiter Screenshot Thread

    @jarmonik A new version would be great, but could you make R4.7 accessible somewhere? Or simply give me permission to upload it to OH as a legacy developer resource - on this case no extra work for you, and of course full credit will be given! I think it would be good to preserve all the tools...
  4. 4throck

    Project Auch/Gers (LFDH) Airfield

    Terrain Tool does that. You can control edge blending, and it generates all the needed levels, both down and up! :salute: No, you should REALLY use it, because it does blending and level splitting / merging! (y) There's a trick there, I'll explain: 1) On Terrain Tool first export the area you...
  5. 4throck

    Updates SLS Updates

    For extra perspective, look up the story about commercial TV and the 373, 441 and 576-line standards in the US around 1936-1940. The conflict between industry and regulators for approval of a single standard stalled regular broadcasts in America. It was entirely possible to build a multistandard...
  6. 4throck

    OHM Alien Vessel

    @GB you can add pictures to the addon description just like you do with any other post. You can edit the description at any time, no need to reupload ;) Addons use the same text editor as posts (because the system is fully integrated with the forum software (y) )
  7. 4throck

    Orbiter Screenshot Thread

    @N_Molson Terrain Toolkit works with an old D3D9 version (R4.7)... The real problem with Orbiter is that sort of wasted effort - if D3D9 supported whatever was needed by TerrainTool, why was it removed? And why isn't D3D9 R4.7 ( D3D9ClientR4.7-forOrbiter2016(r1335).zip ) available as a legacy...
  8. 4throck

    Triton maps published - including altimetry and topography

    Paul Schenk has published his Triton maps: https://repository.hou.usra.edu/handle/20.500.11753/1352 They might be useful to improve Triton terrain and surface in Orbiter. The global maps is 14165 x 7083; topography is 6493 x 2636. The same author has released similar datasets for other moons (...
  9. 4throck

    OHM Hermes Shuttle WIP

    @Urwumpe That stuff is way beyond me, but it would be great if you could "translate" mass/aerodynamic parameters from there. I think I modeled all of the aerodynamic surfaces as separate mesh groups ;)...
  10. 4throck

    OHM Hermes Shuttle WIP

    Yes, it was discussed as a possible part of the Kourou/Ariane addon. I'd welcome that! I don't care much about licences. My orbiter specific conditions are explained in the description: "You'll be credited as co-author on a future release. Likewise, if you complete and release it, list me...
  11. 4throck

    OHM Hermes Shuttle WIP

    In short, it's flyable but incomplete, therefore I release it under "resources" so that others might help finish it. ;)
  12. 4throck

    Hermes Shuttle WIP 1

    This is a work-in-progress implementation of ESA's Hermes Shuttle, using VesselBuilder (required). The launch vehicle is a Multistage2015 Ariane 5 (Kourou and Ariane 5 rocket required). I've added my old Man Tended Free Flyer (spacecraft3) as a possible mission target and a runway at Istres...
  13. 4throck

    OHM Hermes Shuttle WIP

    4throck submitted a new addon: Hermes Shuttle WIP - Resource files for a work-in-progress implementation of ESA's Hermes Shuttle, using VesselBuilder Read more about this addon...
  14. 4throck

    Project VesselBuilder for Orbiter

    Indeed the direct link is not working, and GitHub only downloads uncompiled code. (n) Sharing a version I have found on my machine: VesselBuilder1_PreRelease (from 2020). I think it's the latest one.
  15. 4throck

    OHM Merril C. Meigs

    You can add an image to the description the same way you add an image to a forum post ( "insert image" icon)
  16. 4throck

    OHM Dragonfly (Libellule) shuttle for Orbiter 2016, VesselBuilder version

    I had this around for a while and I'm sure there are a few bugs with animations or lights. But decided to release it because it's functional enough to land, launch and fly around ;) As this is a VesselBuilder vessel, feel free to improve it and share any new configurations here.
  17. 4throck

    News State of Orbiter Forum, Orbit Hangar Mods

    Didn't see any way of changing the category, so simply removed it and uploaded it again as "Spacecraft". Problem fixed (y) I'm still happy with the overall process, especially with the server's fast response. Very good :salute:
  18. 4throck

    Dragonfly (Libellule) shuttle for Orbiter 2016, VesselBuilder version 1

    A WIP update of the old Spacecraft.dll based addon, now implemented in VesselBuilder (required). Operation: Use Orbiter standard controls for RCS, Main, Retro and Hover engines. [ALT]+ = Toggle All Beacons [CTRL]+[L] = Toggle Next Light Emitter [SHIFT] + G ; [CTRL]+[SHIFT] + G = Landing Gear...
  19. 4throck

    OHM Dragonfly (Libellule) shuttle for Orbiter 2016, VesselBuilder version

    4throck submitted a new addon: Dragonfly (Libellule) shuttle for Orbiter 2016, VesselBuilder version - Dragonfly (Libellule) shuttle from "Once Upon a Time… Space (Il était une fois… l'Espace)" Read more about this addon...
  20. 4throck

    News State of Orbiter Forum, Orbit Hangar Mods

    Indeed I seemed to have missed marking it as "spacecraft". Uploading to the parent category doesn't make sense, so yes, you should restrict it. Is there any way I can change the category to spacecraft on my end? It not, no problem I can delete it and reupload ;-)
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