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Author Topic: Create New Worlds II  (Read 6017 times)

June 02, 2014, 10:48:34 PM
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Hi I wonder if there is any tutorial that explains how to create a new world / scenario, I would like to collaborate with the project creating new worlds / scenarios for the simulator. Follow the instructions in the previous post but I do not understand how to generate the ground with the program L3DT. Thanks

June 05, 2014, 08:19:36 AM
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Hi, apologies for the delay in replying, I have been very busy recently.

I will try and create a simple step by step tutorial showing how to load a height map and create the world model. Are you interested in simulating a real area, or would you like to create a new virtual training area?

June 05, 2014, 12:43:11 PM
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Hello thank you very much for the reply, I'm interested in both. I try to create a world model of the Argentine coast, but if you create a simple step by step tutorial i could work on both types of world model.

I think its a very good idea to create a simulator open source code, Congratulations. I'm not an expert programmer, but I'm at your disposal to help.

If you want I can translate to Spanish the project documentation.

June 08, 2014, 12:36:38 AM
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Argentine cost good idea! For Argentine waters their are sea charts available in BSB format! I think to focus on parts of the world and areas where their is sea charts available on-line that works whit OpenCPN! For more info on that issue http://opencpn.org/ocpn/chart_sources and http://opencpn.org/ocpn/chart_formats
I'm interested in areas like pacific ocean that US NOAA and Land Information New Zealand has good available coverage for.
Brazilian and Argentine areas. Inland-water ways in Germany. The vector charts for Netherlands is interesting.
Can flightgear world scenery be a good inspiration? Bridge command need more detailed water depth information.

June 10, 2014, 07:36:13 PM
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I am currently in the process of putting together a tutorial, using L3DT to create a new world area, and then importing into Bridge Command. I will try to have this ready next week.

Thanks for your offer of help with translation. This may be very useful, as I am currently developing the next version of Bridge Command, and I hope to set this up to allow translation more easily.
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June 12, 2014, 12:10:51 AM
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Thank you very much, I have all the cartography of the Argentine coast in BSB (free) format.

Regarding the translations there is no objection I have some files of the program tutorial 4.6 already translated. But I love to work with the new version.

Thank you.

June 18, 2014, 02:35:14 PM
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I have put together a simple tutorial describing how to create a new world area with L3DT, and use it in Bridge Command. This is available at http://www.bridgecommand.co.uk/data/_uploaded/file/Developing%20a%20new%20world%20area.pdf. Please let me know if you have any questions or notice any mistakes.
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June 19, 2014, 12:30:59 PM
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Thank you very much, very good job, is very well explained, I will implement it and if I have questions I write. As I discuss'm translating all project documentation in Spanish, I hope this approach the Hispanic community to the project.

July 06, 2014, 06:32:52 PM
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Fantastic tutorial mate! I'll work on a location and hopefully have it running soon.  Will let you know how I go.

August 18, 2015, 09:17:40 PM
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I am developing world models based on the "not for navigation" instructional charts commonly used in nautical colleges (which are cheaply available).  Can anyone suggest where I could upload these to when they are ready ?