I’m now about ready to post the first batch of my Washington State Ferries terminals for Orbx PNW as well as three ferry models, one of which has three liveries. Here are some links to a few screen clips:
Quemes Island – Anacortes http://1drv.ms/1MKE9Dz
Fauntleroy, Vashon and Southworth: http://1drv.ms/1MKEFBx
Perhaps I can make a short video that gives a better feel.
Not having a more appropriate model for the Quemes – Anacortes ferry, I used a model of the WSF ferry Hiyu. It’s at least remotely plausible. The Quemes – Anacortes scenery is compatible with Jarad Marshall’s wonderful 74S Anacortes Airport. Thanks to Jarad for taking a look at some earlier clips.
The terminals for Fauntleroy, Vashon and Southworth are all done as large models using photoreal textures, although the image quality for the building textures is not that high. After all, they are just ferry terminals. All have night lighting, as do all the new boats.
The following boats are represented: MV Cathlamet, MV Issaquah, MV Kitsap, MV Hiyu, and the King County Water Taxi Melissa Ann which is assigned to the Downtown Seattle – Vashon route. There are custom wakes for each type of boat. (The MV Klahowya seen in a couple of the screenshots is not ready for posting yet — it will be included with a large terminal that is nearing completion.)
The interior of the hardened car deck of the Kitsap class boats is much more detailed than previous models; in some ways it’s at a higher resolution than the exterior, this because I’m finding that it’s a real kick to put Orbx BOB aboard and ride along. If you try it, shortly after the boat leaves the dock and turns around you will here the standard ‘welcome aboard the Washington State Ferries’ announcement. By the way, Orbx BOB does not have the parking brake (ctrl+period) enabled by default. If you want to try using BOB aboard the Kitsap class boats or the previously posted Jumbo Mark II boats (MV Tacoma etc.) I would suggest enabling the parking brake as follows. In the [brakes] section of BOB’s aircraft.cfg change the parking_brake= value from 0 to 1, like this:
(I’m in the process of making my own BOB-like vehicle that should be more suited for the purpose, as well as general observation. I may call it MOM, Mulitipurpose Observation Matrix, or perhaps POP, Purposed Observation Platform. MOM, POP and BOB, one happy family.)
With the addition of these boats, along with the previously posted MV Tacoma, the following routes will now be active although most of the associated terminals need fixing up before posting:
Bremerton to Seattle
Clinton to Mukilteo
Orcas Island to Friday Harbor
Friday Harbor to Sidney
Seattle to Southworth
Seattle to Bainbridge (two boats)
Edmonds to Kingston
I’ll include all of this as well as other odds and ends in the documentation.
Ps: once Orbx releases Friday Harbor via the FSS I’ll do the terminal there so it blends right in.