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Project Lifts - Chairlifts, Gondolas and Cablecars of the entire World

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If you like my work, or consider this payware quality, please consider a donation

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=6X6HBDTFMSFD2

 

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PROJECT LIFTS
...something more on the top of the mountains...

 


With this add-on I’m trying to add a long-awaited feature that MSFS in actually missing
Basically, all cable cars, gondolas and chair lift, and also those strange mixed-lifts in the World's Nothern Emisphere, 
Other countries will come, with your kind help :D

The project started as a nice addition to my Trento Mattarello (LIDT) Airport scenery, if haven’t downloaded it yet, this is the link:


https://it.flightsim.to/file/12026/lidt-trento-mattarello-aeroporto-g-caproni


There are some ski resorts in the nearby (well, in Italy we have lots!), and I thought it could be a nice idea taking off with the nice helis we now have and do some aerial work in lifts! After some tinkering, I thought it would have been a long work adding every lift manually, so I wrote myself an “automatic” tool to create the needed scenery placement files.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ASKING, THANKS!:

FEAUTURING:


- Cable cars, gondolas and chairlifts and the respective cables

 - Drag lits (skilifts, t-bars, j-bars and platter), without cables (not enough clearence from terrain)

- Custom chairs, gondolas and cable cars cabin models, with some variations, chair type should be the correct one according to data source available, otherwise I’m throwing a random one

- Custom pylons and stations models (more variation will come, this is the easy part!)

- Night illumination on the ski slopes where appropriate

- Full PBR texturing, optimized fully custom 3d models with lods

- the package includes a special scenery with the full Skyway cable car experience, more info here:

https://flightsim.to/file/21922/skyway-mont-blanc-the-full-experience

 

Covering The whole World!!

(A map of all the lifts represented can be found here)

http://projectlifts.altervista.org/released.html

 


KEEP IN MIND:
The only way to place cable and cabins in the right position is having the precise altitude of the pylons and station.
At the moment I have no way to obtain altitude directly from MSFS, so I have to take it from a different source. I have tried using Bing elevation data, Google elevation Data, SRTM1 and ODP1, they are all good but no one match closely the msfs mesh.
If you look closely, you will find a lot of pylons soaked into the ground or floating a few centimeters above. The same will happen to the cables that should be attached to the stations (i can attach the cable to the station but this will lead to floating/buried stations, not the pleasant) .
If you don’t like them, you can download the version without cables (and pylons snapped to ground) here:

https://it.flightsim.to/file/22152/project-lifts-no-cable-version

 

Anyway, you are not supposed to fly that near to cables…..aren’t you?

 

 

                

WILLING TO HELP OR IMPROVE THE PROJECT? CONTINUE READING!

Using the public available openstreemap data, I added all stations and pylons of the lifts, and, of course, the cables!

Unfortunately, openstreemap data is not complete, or worse, is not perfect. Therefore, in order to obtain a plausible rendition I’ve to edit myself. Tons on data! There are thousands of pylons in the world, holy crap!

This could be the reasons why MSFS is waiting to add such data, too much manual work to do (and it is unlikely that they can manage pylon placing with AI)

 

There’s a lot of work to do, and, if you are interested, YOU can help as well. 

How? Become a openstreemap editor?

It is very simple:

YOUTUBE TUTORIAL:

https://youtu.be/5aV2rkJ5HfA

 

-          Sign in to openstreetmap.org https://www.openstreetmap.org/

-          Click on edit -> edit with ID-Editor

-          Zoom in an area that need attention

-          Select some background satellite imagery, you can choose among a handful.

-          Start adding pylons! Click on the lift path, click again where you want the pylon to be placed, click the newly added point and mark it as a pylon. Repeat until the end of the lift

-          Save your work, that’s it

- PLEASE RESPECT OTHER MAPPERS WORK, if you are not sure on what you are doing, ask for help!

I will be adding pylons as well, and will update the package every now and then. Minor upgrades will be n.n.x version, major upgrade will be n.x.n version

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WANT TO HELP?

A LITTLE TUTORIAL FOR YOU:

YOUTUBE TUTORIAL:

https://youtu.be/5aV2rkJ5HfA

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Special thanks to: 

OpenstreetMap.org and all the mappers

Gpsvisualizer.com for providing a WONDERFUL tool to get elevation data

Overpassturbo for data extraction

 

REVIEWS:

great review from CLUMSY https://youtu.be/kI3s5qhs9-Y

nice video from  VIRTUAL AIRLINE PILOT https://youtu.be/p8nQZ6gUu5o

MSFS ADDONS review https://msfsaddons.com/2021/10/26/project-lifts-is-a-must-have-add-on-that-adds-cable-cars-gondolas-and-chair-lifts-to-msfs/

 

FLIGHT NEWS 24 review https://flightnews24.de/2021/10/29/msfs-freifahrt-fuer-seilbahnen-gondeln-und-sessellifte/

 

 

 

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Ginete

14 day(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

Thank You!

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golfbravo

28 day(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

For several months now, I have been regularly downloading the files you made available to us to embellish MSFS.

Even if it is perfectible, we must encourage the authors who do an enormous work for free for our pleasure.

That's why today I made a happy new year gift to Mamu 😉)

I think the gondolas close to London City Airport don't lift up, to it's rather spectacular height, but rather just stays right above sea level. Is this an issue made by conflicting add-ons I have, or is it expected to render like this due to some limitations with this add-on?

Hi, truly loving this mod, genuinely given me so proper scares in VR when I haven’t been paying attention. One question, I have Orbx London landmarks and there is a clash with the sky gondola near EGLC airport, is there a way for me to remove this conflict? Many thanks

Hello,

please make your Scenery corrected for Köln City.

Make please a file for Users he has installed Köln City and your Great Scenery.

I cant to do this at next Time, i have another big Projekt a Pipe!!

Thx a lot

Uli 057 / Flydata

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Bing

3 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

Hallo und herzlichen Dank für Dein Engagement den MSFS stetig zu verbessern.

Ich habe ein kleines Problem in Köln.

Deine Lifts/Gondeln über die Zoobrücke (Sailrailway over the Zoobridge) werden ebenso (auch) dargestellt, wie die Gondeln aus der Köln-City (Cologne-City) Datei von uli057, wenn diese Datei installiert ist. Eine Änderung der Scenery-Reihenfolge hat nicht geholfen.

Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, diese Lifts/Gondeln von uli057 bei Nutzung Deiner Datei zu excludieren (bzw. Deine Gondeln/Sailrailway in Köln/Cologne zu excludieren)!?.

Beste Grüße

Bing

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jimbobro

5 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

Unbelievable! Makes Helo flying in the mountains so much more realistic... I've flown over many of my old skiing haunts and I must say that the lifts are pretty accurate... A must if you love mountain flying...

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Flusikussi

5 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

In Cologne the lifts are to low.

Stuttering since SU9. Without no Problems. Really a pity, since the mod was very nice..

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Roi1862

9 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

This a great addon ! since SU9 where we all trying to reduce stuttering, i found in the console while on dev mode the following error while its loading this addon: Invalid script (command not found - perhaps a space is missing or there's an extra space?): ";"

There hundred of these occurrences. Do you think something is changed SU9 ?

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flusiflo

10 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

makes so much more immersion to the sim. thanks

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akbruins

10 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

Great work! Thank you for this addon; I fly in the mountains a lot and I consider this a must-have! The lack of these ski lifts in the base game was always something that bugged me and hurt immersion.

My local ski resorts in the northeastern US all look great! Noticed some lifts on approach to LOWI in the CRJ as well. Great stuff!

World Update 8 duplicated your lift in the Canary Island. Also, did you create the delightfully animated Vizcaya Bridge (cable car-like ferry) in Bilboa, Spain? Microsoft duplicated that bridge/lift too.

Still a GREAT package, can't imagine flying without it!

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The_LAW__tOot

10 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

I really enjoy this mod, it's a must have 😍

Is it possible that you had the same wires collision properties thats available on your "Powerlines and Solar Farms".

As an Heli Simer, it would make me reconsider my flying skills 😂

And also on the "Powerlines and Solar Farms" mod, is it possible to had collisions to the Aerial marker balls wires.

As of right now, I can pass throught them, is it on purpose ?

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flusiflo

11 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

is this SU8 compatible? WU8 next week is right around the corner.

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Scotty

11 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

Flew from LOIR in Austria and saw your Cable cars.Shouldn't they be moving?

Just a question !

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ScarsStitches

11 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

Does this have a hit on FPS in any slight tiny way, shape or form? Thank you!

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indus2

11 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

One of the best. Thanks for your hard work.

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flavio1

12 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

Fantastico progetto, complimenti davvero. Io sono (saltuariamente) un OSM mapper, sarò ben felice di contribuire alla mappatura dei piloni. In primis verificherò gli impianti della mia zona che conosco bene per poi passare a altre zone, hai idea di quali zone coprire?

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Steeler

12 month(s) ago / Thanked by mamu82

I just love this addon, thank you so much! I just checked out the "deadly ski lift of death" in St. Luc (Valais, Switzerland, south of Sierre) where I have been recently on ski holidays - and it exists as well (and which happens to be Switzerland's longest "platter lift" - made of pure metal, which you feel "to the bones" even the next day 😉

I have written some "review" about it here:

https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/project-lifts-i-am-ecstatic/498777

Hope you get some ecstatic crowds with skis 😊




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  • Version 0.8.1 February 08, 2022

    - added world's Southern Emisphere and China , basically now all the World is covered
    check map http://projectlifts.altervista.org/released.html for details
    - updated Europe lifts data
    - draglifts filled with pylons (where no data is availble pylon are positioned at equal distance)
    - minor fixes

  • Version 0.7 October 11, 2021

    - completely reworked
    - new files structure
    - added North America and Japan
    - added cabins for the cable cars
    - added draglifts
    - now ski slopes will shine at night (added illumination where appropriate)
    - objects with lods for optimization
    - remove default pylons at courchevel
    - removed trees under the lifts (still there under cable cars as it should be)
    - added dedicated website for your exploration http://projectlifts.altervista.org/

  • Launched May 19, 2021

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