FlightNight 16th May: Ascension Island Activity Day

12 May 2020 13:39 - 16 May 2020 14:32 #46549 by Algernon


Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is still some weeks away, so this Saturday, FGUK is heading down south of the Line to frolick in the equatorial waters off Ascension Island, where it's currently in the high 20s centigrade. As usual, there'll be an MP carrier for the choppers and fast jets, plus a couple of activities to test your skills against other participants.

Anything from our hangar is welcome; anything else, please provide a link in good time. Even if your choice of aircraft is non-FGUK but was on last weeks list, please still provide a link in this thread. And of course, you can switch steeds at any time.

RAF Ascension Island (Wideawake Field) is ICAO FHAW. Please assemble on the ramp at 2000 BST (that's 1900 Zulu/GMT/UTC).

Links
AI Scenario: tinyurl.com/fguk-asc

Pre-Flight
Make sure the AI scenario is downloaded and placed in your FG AI folder.

Either start FlightGear with the scenario "FGUK Ascension Island" or select it once in game from AI > Traffic and Scenario Settings

Once you're in the sim, take a look at the MP Carrier (callsign FGUK-CG) to make sure the model has loaded, then open Multiplayer > MPCarrier Selection and select FGUK-CG.

You'll also need to be running the built-in FlightGear USS Nimitz scenario ( "Carrier CVN-68 - USS Nimitz (KSFO)" ) but that should happen automatically. Make sure by checking AI > Traffic and Scenario Settings.
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12 May 2020 16:19 #46562 by J Maverick 16
Our C Hornet and Richard's Tomcat: github.com/Zaretto/fg-aircraft/archive/develop.zip
Mav

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16 May 2020 08:43 #46626 by Algernon
There will be a scenario to download for this flight, link should be up shortly - I'll also provide a link to the MP carrier package if you don't have it. As our website hosts have been experiencing technical issues, I'll also be making it available on our Facebook page and via a bit.ly link just in case the site goes down again.

First post will be updated with the links this afternoon.
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16 May 2020 13:09 #46637 by Algernon
First post updated with links and instructions.
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16 May 2020 14:24 #46640 by thebroons
Don't think I have nor can find the FGUK USS Nimitz scenario.
Link?

Ta muchly,

G

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16 May 2020 14:32 - 16 May 2020 14:33 #46641 by Algernon
Sorry, mate, that was a typo - it should have read "FlightGear USS Nimitz scenario", and it's the one that comes with the sim (FGROOT/AI/nimitz-scenario.xml). First post corrected.

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16 May 2020 15:09 #46642 by inexel0853
Hello

At Ascension Island and with both requested scenarios active, when trying to see the carrier I got the follwoing error message "Found no MP carrier for activated carrier AI scenario within range "

Any suggestion?

BR

F-LCAS

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16 May 2020 15:11 - 16 May 2020 15:24 #46643 by Algernon
It's probably because I'm not there with my big-ass ship yet. It'll be steaming off Ascension from about 1830Z/UTC which is 1930 London time (BST). If you can, connect to MP then (once you can see it on the MP map - click here for a close-up) to test - we can troubleshoot if need be.

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16 May 2020 18:09 #46645 by flash
I will be in the Buccaneer which is in the hangar :) I had to change some paths so it doesnt look like an unpainted airfix model ;)

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16 May 2020 18:16 #46646 by Porcius
Having trouble seeing the carrier again - anything simple I could try ?

Should I Install 2019.x.x LTS as Richard said ??

Porcy

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16 May 2020 18:47 #46647 by Porcius
Another chuffin abortion flightnight for me -

no carrier

cant see half the models even though I have them

What do I do ??

Porcy

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16 May 2020 18:49 #46648 by StuartC
lod ranges, extend them

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16 May 2020 18:52 #46649 by StuartC
I sually view the carrier in model view, then wait till it pops up as an available carrier, select it, then wait in model view till its actual model loads, then after that i dont have any problems with it.

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16 May 2020 19:05 #46650 by Porcius
They are on maximum, high, ultra what ever.

Where's the f-j3 Fury link ?

Why isn't the Merlin showing ? (is it ours ?)

Getting a bit peeved now...

Porcy

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16 May 2020 21:00 #46651 by Algernon

Porcius wrote: Getting a bit peeved now...

Welcome to FlightGear!! :)

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16 May 2020 22:06 #46652 by J Maverick 16
Switching to MP protocol "Visible to 2017+" should help as well.
The other one is just old and buggy, should really get renamed as "legacy protocol" if not removed entirely.
Mav

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Oh God, that's EGOD!

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17 May 2020 16:04 #46661 by Algernon
Porcy, just a thought - where on your computer is your FlightGear program folder?

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17 May 2020 16:53 - 17 May 2020 17:22 #46666 by Porcius
On my E: drive which is a 120Gb SSD 552/552 Mb/s read/write speed.
I have now installed 2018.3.5 LTS as Richard recommended and guess what ?

I still cant get ANY MP Carrier things to work AT ALL.

Even edited the Clemenceau .xml to park it in the Irish Sea, cant see it.

Summit must be wrong my end but I have no clue where.

Porcy

NB - the aircraft folders are on my D: drive which is the same spec as above.

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17 May 2020 18:13 #46670 by Avionyx
IIRC the carrier needs to be on the same drive, and in your main aircraft folder within data to work.

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17 May 2020 19:16 #46678 by Porcius
I have used the same setup for ages, even the last carrier night.

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