Sunday, March 17, 2013

F-35 Lightning II updated to version 2.12 - screenshots over NAS Fallon




NOTE: IT TOOK LONGER THAN I EXPECTED TO UPLOAD THE FILES...BUT THEY SHOULD BE UP AT GOOGLE DOCS NOW, AND SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AT AVSIM AND FLIGHTSIM SOON.

In order to create the RIO PTID screen, I had to learn a thing or two I did not know on FSX mapping functions - thanks to a wonderful manual from Bob McElrath: "CustomDraw fs9gps:Map - An empirical xml guide"...  It is a really good an informative document for the FSX standard mapping and radar functions - I highly suggest you Goggle for it and read it if you want to develop this kind of features.
Of course I could not resist and implemented some changes to the MAP mode of all the F-35 models. So here is an update to the F-35, which is now upgraded to version 2.12.

Here is the list of changes:

Version 2.12
March 17th 2013
Minor fix to F-35C VFA-101 “Grim Reapers” livery
Redone code and graphics of radar/map and terrain mode of MFD for better readability. 
Terrain graphics closer to the real deal (NOTE:extremely heavy on fps – use at your own risk!)
Airborne and ground vehicles should be visible with details in map mode
Minor fix to external views pan rate
Minor adjustment to HMD superimposed graphics

So it is a minor update, but you may still want to download it from the link on the side column of this blog, in either the "full install" (about 220Mb) or "upgrade only" (about 70Mb). Upgrade also includes version 2.11, so it works with either version 2.10 or version 2.11.
I will also upload the upgrade to avsim and flightsim (although lately I had many difficulties sending file to flightsim...).

By the way, let me remind you that in the "docs" subfolder of the F-35A (in your SimObjects/Airplanes folder) there is a short user manual tha goes through all the features of the package - including the STOVL operations and limitations.

Below are some screens of the F-35B neraby NAS Fallon, Nevada. Photoreal scenery by Blue Sky Scenery (http://www.blueskyscenery.com/), airport by Jim Dhaenens (BTW my understanding is that Jim wanted his files to be removed from all repositories)








9 comments:

Steel said...

Everything is perfect but still no speed limit :/ i hope it will be fixed soon..

Grabby said...

Dino Ciao,

Still Undowloadable.

Bye Gabriele.

Dino Cattaneo said...

I had some problems uploading the file - it took longer than expected. Files from Google docs are available now.

Dino Cattaneo said...

Files have been uploaded to flightsim and avsim - should be online soon (usually it takes some hours at avsim and one day at flightsim).

SpazSinbad said...

About F-35C Control Laws Now and Possible Future + HMDS II Landing Aids
Tailored to Trap 01 Dec 2012 Frank Colucci
http://www.aviationtoday.com/av/military/Tailored-to-Trap_77964.html

Jiri said...

Dino, could you upload your Tomcat on simviation too? I think it's worth it, your old one has 80k downloads there. Also, I uploaded my repaint there and they linked it to 1.06 - which people still downloading... J.

Dino Cattaneo said...

@SpazSinbad
Thanks - very interesting read.

@Jiri - I usually do not upload to Simviation only because my files end up being there "automatically" (someone uploads them shortly)...I won't be able to do so for a day or two..so should you want to do it yourself, please proceed.

Jiri said...

OK Dino, it's uploaded. J.

Jumping Jack said...

HI HAVE F-35 V 2.42 AND I DONT KNOW I TO PUT TOPO OR TERRAIN ON MAP.... I HAVE ONLY THE BLACK MAP

HAVE A NICE DAY LUIS