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Japan world update scenery enhancement (no google imagery and no performance impact)

Current Version 2.0 by DOR RAGER
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Version 2.0
Initial Release October 06, 2020
Last Updated November 30, 2020
File Size 205.95 KB
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#Real-Life #Nature #Sightseeing Japan Exclusive
Build version 1.0 Japan world update scenery enhancement build notes:
Have so far fixed dark lines on river entrances for the whole south side of Japan from east to west..
-Fixed dark lines on river entrances.
-uncovered some hidden features will uncover more in future.
-added some cargo ships at various ports.
-added water to some rivers that were missing water more to do though.
-excluded water on most bridges in the tokyo bay area so far.
This is build 1 is far from finished and will be a huge ongoing update, please be patient as only myself working on it.
I don't see this add-on having any extra impact on performance of MSFS.

Build 1.5 notes:
-have fixed more dark lines at river entrances along the rest of the south coast of mainland Japan and up and around the west coast and started the north side.-added some cargo ships and couple of oil cargo ships.-Uncovered more hidden features under the water.-fixed more rivers with missing water.-fixed some areas along the coast with missing water.-fixed some terrain height issues.

Build 1.6: Made my way round the north west of mainland Japan:
-Fixed more dark lines at river entrances.
-added water to some rivers.
-removed water covering scenery.
-uncovered more hidden objects under the water.
-added more solar panels.
-added water along the coast to cover areas missing water.

Build 1.8:
-added around 30 missing windmills.-Fixed more black marking in river entrances.-uncovered more hidden features.-added a couple of appropriate ships.-fixed some water issue's along beaches.Almost completed the first pass around mainland japan.
To install this add-on download the zip file and unzip into the flight sims community folder easy as that.
If you install any 3rd party japan add-ons in future you may need to order my add-on below them in the content.xml folder. to do this follow this file path below: 
go to drive c > users > your username > app data > local > Packages > Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe >
local cache > double left click the content.xml folder and open with notepad.
When in the content xml just make sure my Japan add-on is below any other japan content so their update doesn't overide my edits unless you intend to then it doesn't matter.
This is what you need to copy and paste below other Japan add-ons:
Build 2.0:
-Fixed the last of the river mouth dark patches.
-removed water covering features.
-added water to fix coastline edges.
-added some ships when appropriate.
-added some water to a couple of rivers where it was missing.
-completed first pass round mainland japan.

  

(DO NOT EDIT ANYTHING IN THIS FILE just copy and paste and make sure all lines line up)
I will add I think but not certain that the sim re-writes the content.xml folder at every start up.
(I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE HOWEVER UNLIKELY IT IS SHOULD YOU MESS ANYTHING UP IN THE content.xml folder.) 

Make sure to click follow when downloading so that you will be notified when a new update is released.
There is a donate button if anyone wants to reward me for my work, but will never be compulsory and no pressure to donate.

Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 2.0 November 30, 2020

    -Fixed the last of the river mouth dark patches.
    -removed water covering features.
    -added water to fix coastline edges.
    -added some ships when appropriate.
    -added some water to a couple of rivers where it was missing.
    -completed first pass round mainland japan.

  • Version 1.9 November 15, 2020

    -fixed more black marks across river entrances.
    -removed water covering terrain
    -removed water hiding features underwater.
    -added water to several rivers and lakes that was missing
    -fixed some terrain height issue's.

    Next update 2.0 should finish the first pass round the main island of japan.

  • Version 1.8 November 11, 2020

    -added around 30 missing windmills.
    -Fixed more black marking in river entrances.
    -uncovered more hidden features.
    -added a couple of appropriate ships.
    -fixed some water issue's along beaches.

    Almost completed the first pass around mainland japan.

  • Version 1.7 November 04, 2020

    Made my way around most of the north side of the main island of Japan now.
    -Fixed loads more black lines across river entrances.
    -added a cargo ship.
    -uncovered lots of objects and terrain hidden under the water.
    -fixed water masking along edge of pert of the north cost of japan.
    -fixed some terrain height issue's




Pretty empty over here.

22 Comments
  • TechPenant
    17 day(s) ago
    Nice Work ! thx
  • Goochie
    2 month(s) ago
    Thank you for this. I don't know Japan so the more detail the better as I am enjoying looking around.
  • transbaconist
    2 month(s) ago
    Such dedication! Thanks so much, it really looks great!
  • Fakull
    5 month(s) ago
    "completed first pass round mainland japan."
    Great job!! Only 6999 islands to go 😊
    • dlmoRAGEgaming
      5 month(s) ago
      Imagine how many hours it would take to fix the coastline of every coastal country in the world. I must have spent possibly 100 hours so far, but atleast 50+.
  • takuma
    5 month(s) ago
    ありがとうございます
  • dogsfo
    5 month(s) ago
    You should send Asobo a bill for all of this though something tells me your not done. This stuff is so beyond me but nobody likes water that acts like ground. Thank you so much for all you've done on this !
    • dlmoRAGEgaming
      5 month(s) ago
      Yeah nowhere near done buddy this will take many passes fixing many issue's so many rivers missing water and terrain hidden by water. I picked a select few to uncover just to show what my add-on is for. This will take months to complete.
  • scott8wt334
    5 month(s) ago
    Thanks for the update to Japan!
  • Fakull
    6 month(s) ago
    Appreciate your hard work! Thanks very much!
    • dlmoRAGEgaming
      6 month(s) ago
      Thanks for the feedback this will be a long term add-on that will get better and better with time.
      Still plenty of things to add and fix.
  • alexluccho
    6 month(s) ago
    Great work! it is possibile in SDK improve the quality of water mask? With more transparent water from Orthophoto?
    • dlmoRAGEgaming
      6 month(s) ago
      Hi ya thanks glad you like. In regards to the water mask it's currently not possible to adjust water transparency you can only totally remove the water over those areas. If you look at the pics on my Riverthames add-on you will see what I have done with the water there.
      I wish it was possible just to highlight the area of water and move a slider to adjust water transparency.
    • alexluccho
      6 month(s) ago
      This thing I proposed to Asobo! Hopefully it will implement .... but I think it will be a long time given the many bugs they have!
  • ProlandsAscot
    6 month(s) ago
    This is awesome, as good as the legendary Thames update. These kind of fixes should have been really included in official Japan update. It may not seem like much but for an island country surrounded by water, these seemingly small water fixes make a lot of difference. Harbors and river outlets are much more interesting areas to explore now. One tip - I assume that a lot of us here will already have other Japan addons installed - please outline the procedure to remove conflict with your mod in the description. Bear in mind we may all not be tech savvy here. Also a question. Which area did you focus so far the most? So i can know where to explore first.
    • dlmoRAGEgaming
      6 month(s) ago
      Hi ya thanks for the rating and your feedback. You can check out the about this file box for the areas I have worked on. But so far I have fixed the dark lines for the whole south side of japan from the east end to the west. I haven't finished those areas yet mainly concentrating on fixing the dark lines at river entrances and uncovering some large hidden objects in the water around the whole coast of Japan. Next pass i will then start making sure all rivers have water in them as lots are missing it and start uncovering more and more hidden features in the water. I will add more info for ordering the content.xml folder in the about this file section. I think this is only necessary with official marketplace add-ons as they are given priority over community add-ons.
  • scott8wt334
    7 month(s) ago
    Thanks for making Japan even better in MSFS2020. If able, pls add 'Buymeacoffee' and I'll shout you a mocha!
    • dlmoRAGEgaming
      7 month(s) ago
      Thanks once my other add-on that is nearly finished is finished not much left to do, I will be putting all my efforts into this add-on.

      Have just set up a buymeacoffee account if you do donate it is much appreciated. Enjoy the add-on I also have other add-ons out there. Highly recommend my riverthames add-on.
  • dlmoRAGEgaming
    7 month(s) ago
    Thanks matey also appreciate the rating. I have to finish another add-on first but that should be finished in the next few days then I will resume work on this japan update.

    I will fix the whole north side of Japans river entrances for the next update. Then I will start uncovering hidden items and add water to rivers that are missing it.


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