Updated files for the FSX Carrier Ops SCENERY will be located in the TeamsSpeak SCENERY UPDATES room; BROWSER folder.
Left click room to highlight, right click and open Browser. Highlight file and press green arrow to download.
UPDATES Since 9/27/12 Version :
FSX CARRIER OPS SCENERY 9/27/12 Current scenery is listed in the Session Addons / Required and Scenery Tabs.
Please ... take the time to review the readme text files included in all downloads for installation and other important information.
===== A couple of quick notes =====
-- We are always making minor improvements/adjustments to some of the airports within in the main scenery and will supply the necessary updated "bgl" files for these changes... when they are made. This may include "approved" new airports, etc. These are normally available in the TEAMSPEAK "Scenery Updates" room -- browser. You will normally simply put the new BGL(s) in the FSX CARRIER OPS SCENERY/scenery folder.. to update.
-- For future reference: You can install any "NEW" complete scenery area folder... while you are in FSX. However, IF, you are updating and existing area (see above note)... say a new bgl file... to an existing folder... you will need to EXIT FSX... add the new file to the appropriate folder.. then re-start FSX. It will then UPDATE your scenery upon restarting.
-- The "FSX Carrier Ops Scenery" file is our main scenery containing both airports, Nav Aid reference and addition scenery object folders for the FSX CARRIER OPS SESSION. Includes the master scenery file, along with a few other main scenery object files needed to see/use within the main scenery. There are additional scenery files we also use. See the "Session Addons/ Scenery" tab.
== INCLUDES ==
FSX Carrier Ops Scenery - Master Scenery and Nav Aids for our session.
IFLOS Trailers - Used for "land based" trap practice.
Large Hangers - Includes a few hangers w/frequency controlled opening doors.
Rio Animated Hangers - Larger hanger w/frequency controlled opening door.
Small Hangers - Various smaller hangers.
MCDMil - Modern military objects. NOTE: widely used, may cause FPS Drop due to being FS9 Scenery.
Rio Water Fireworks - Custom Fireworks for the Rio Area. Primarily only used around July 4th.
NEW USERS INSTALLATION
A) COPY THE "NOBRIEF.HTM" INTO THE FSX "UIRES" FOLDER. OVERWRITE THE EXISTING FILE. THIS IS A POPUP WHICH CAN BE USED WHILE FLYING... UNDER THE "AIRCRAFT/KNEEBOARD/BRIEFING" TAB. THIS WILL SUPPLY YOU WITH ALL THE NECESSARY NAV AIDS FOR THE AREA.
B) Copy EACH COMPLETE FOLDER into FSX/ADDON SCENERY FOLDER and activate EACH within FSX SCENERY.
For those of you that have NEVER installed any custom scenery.. you simply need to copy EACH COMPLETE FOLDER... into.... FSX/ADDON SCENERY FOLDER.
You will then need to start FSX and "activate" the scenery by using your "SCENERY SETTINGS LIBRARY". Simply use the "add area" tab for each new folder added.
IMPORTANT IF, you have Vista or Win7... there is a special way to activate scenery in FSX.
1) Click "ADD AREA"
2) Next screen: find and click on the "addon Scenery" folder.
3) Find the "FSX Carrier Ops Scenery" FOLDER and Left Click "ONE TIME". Folder NAME will turn blue.
4) Click "OK", in the lower right corner.
5) Next Screen: You will see a "scenery" and "texture" folder... DOUBLE LEFT CLICK ANYWHERE in the open area below the folders. Screen will return back to the "Settings- Scenery Library" screen. You should now see the FSX Carrier Ops Scenery listed and it will have a "blue" check mark in the box on the left.
6) Repeat process for any additional folder(s) you need to activate.
7) When fished adding the new areas.... click "OK" and FSX will "rebuild" your newly added scenery.
NOTE the NEW main folder name.... has now changed to "FSX Carrier Ops Scenery".
COPY AND ACTIVATE ANY NEW FOLDER(S) AS NEEDED.
COPY AND REPLACE THE "NOBRIEF.HTM" IN THE FSX/UIRES FOLDER.
IMPORTANT YOU MUST REMOVE/DEACTIVATE THE OLDER "FSX CARRIER OPS" FOLDER FROM THE FSX SCENERY LIBRARY.
REFERENCE (Kneeboard popup)
-- NEW AI TRAFFIC FILE --
For those of you that appear to need company to fly in the session and do not hang around... this option has been made available. All our custom airports now have complete taxi and parking assignments to facilitate the new RIO TRAFFIC AI file. This file will let you see "military" AI Traffic in the "free flight" single player mode. To primarily see only military traffic... set your AI Traffic settings to 1%.
AI Traffic : KC-135, OV-10 Bronco, F-8F Bearcat, L-19 Birddog, P-3C Orion, F-4 Phantom, E2-C Hawkeye, and F-18's (New 2012 FSXBA)
Traffic may vary, depending on the aircraft you have installed on your PC.
Of course, it would be nice if you would fly "in the session"... even IF alone... It doesn't take long before someone else will join in. Be a "leader" not a follower.
-- RIO AIRPORTS.PLN --
IF, you want a pre made flight plan to all the major airports/carriers for this scenery, here you are.
Simply copy the RIO AIRPORTS.PLN into your.... C:/(user name)/documents/Flight Simulator X Files FOLDER.
To load... go to the FSX top menu .... "FLIGHTS" ... "FLIGHT PLANNER"... select "load flight plan" and click OK. You can then either select.. start at airport.. or simply leave as is. This will then make the waypoints available to you in your HSI and/or GPS... depending on the aircraft.
SPAWNING ON DECK
You now have the capability to spawn on deck of any of the carriers or LHD's.
Of course, you must already have your carrier/LHD's in the water.
You simply use the World.. Go to Airport... and enter the airport id... I.E. CV68 .. or LHD6.
At the bottom of that menu you will see "choose starting position/runway". Select the down arrow... choose your spot.... and Click OK.
(NOTE: an FSX issue.. a lot of times it will "fly" you off the deck... simply re-click the World.. Go to Airport.. and click OK. Walla.. yer back in your spot)
IF... you are not aware of this feature... you can of course... do the same for parking spots at any of the airports.
***** EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ****
One of the reasons I am doing this is to help make sure we are all using the same scenery. This will not only help you with a small increase in FPS .. but... will help clean out any possible installation problems of our previous scenery areas.
YOU MUST !!!!.. remove ALL existing RIO AREA RELATED scenery folders from the /ADDON SCENERY folder... to avoid duplicates. IMPORTANT: This DOES NOT INCLUDE... Large Hangers, MCDIL, Subic Bay, or any of the Vietnam scenery.
If you want backups you should create a new folder OUTSIDE of the addon scenery folder. Example.. make a new folder called BACKUP RIO Scenery folder.... somewhere else on you PC... then simply "Cut" out the existing addon scenery folders and "paste" them into your new folder.
** ALSO IMPORTANT ** IF you have the folder VIETNAM WAR in your addon scenery folder...
DELETE ANY REFERENCE TO CV59. (this is now NV59 in the new folder)
ONE MORE FINAL THING: I have also noted there are several other existing 3rd party scenery files out there that may have either the CV68 or CV69 included in them. You MAY or MAY NOT have these installed on your PC. This is worth checking, as these WILL conflict with our scenery files for these carriers.
There is a USNVT scenery that I am aware of. You may need to "uncheck" this scenery file in your Scenery Settings... IF... you find a conflict while flying in our session... visa verse .. when using their scenery.
copyright notice - These files are existing "freeware" within the FSX community and will follow the appropriate guidelines as supplied by the author.