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Version 0.5.2b
Initial Release November 01, 2020
Last Updated November 27, 2021
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  • Version 0.5.2b November 27, 2021

    Region expanded to Africa and part of the Middle East.
    Added ~1700 cooling towers.
    Model AutoGenerating System which gives over 100 variants for cooling towers to make them as close to real-life as possible
    Added smoke and steam effects.
    Rewritten exclusion handling.
    Added obstacle data for 22 countries so far (Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Mauretania, Montenegro, Niger, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovenia, Togo).
    Better airport detection and hundreds of manually verified objects around them.
    Countless tweaks, upgrades, and data verifying.
    Fixed 'jumping' effects bug for all effects.

  • Version 0.4.0b April 24, 2021

    Added over 30000 chimneys! So far over 80 models, but there will be more.
    Reworked workflow and code.
    Added tv/radio towers models for a range of 170-250m height.
    Added collisions to almost all models.
    Rewritten airport detection.
    Manually reviewed all chimneys over 280 m and masts over 250 m.
    Manually reviewed all construction sites around airports.
    Added country-specific code, so no more red/white masts in the UK for example.
    Many more small fixes and tweaks.

    DATA UPDATE: 06.04.2021

  • Version 0.3.0b December 31, 2020

    Placed around 1500 radar domes and satellite dishes.
    Added around 33000 tower cranes on bigger construction sites.
    Fixes and tweaks all around. I don't remember the details.
    DATA UPDATE: 29.12.2020

  • Version 0.2.0b November 14, 2020

    Fixed LOD of some mast models. Added over 40 000 masts.
    Added 2 new models for TV towers.
    Added gray variants for TV masts.
    Added masts that were marked as "way" instead of "node" in OSM.
    Fixes and upgrades in algorithms. They should be more precise now.
    Removed all masts placed in airport areas.
    DATA UPDATE: 14.11.2020

  • Launched November 01, 2020

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

Frequently Asked

Questions? Find your solution here.

Will this be compatible with xyz scenery?

Hard to tell. But it can be. My mod is more like autogen expansion, so authors of more local sceneries have to make their mods compatible. Unfortunately, I can't do that. But it's really easy.
The author just needs to add exclusion under his custom object and then you, as a user, need to make sure We Love VFR is higher on the list in the 'Content.xml' file. You'll find that file 2 directories above your community folder. This file tells the sim in which order it should load addons.

Mast/radome/chimney in xyz is not in your mod. Can you add it?

Most likely - yes. You can add it by yourself by editing OpenStrretMaps. More detailed instructions are available at www.puffinflight.com, or report in on our discord
You can also leave me a comment with coordinates and some more details (if it's a mast or chimney try to find out how tall is it).

Why can’t I see obstacle lights from the distance? / Why there is a visible light but not on top of the antenna?

For now, MSFS SDK for lights is very limited. I can’t create a light that will have a source visible from a distance. On the other hand, I can’t remove those red, clearly visible lights that Asobo has put in place of antennas. As soon as they expand SDK, I’ll fix that.

Why do antennas look fuzzy from the distance?

That’s something in the sim graphics engine, that for now can’t be bypassed. Original sim objects act exactly the same. I try to prevent it a bit with LODs, but it won’t be perfect. Maybe the DX12 will fix it someday.

I don't like smoke effects. Can I remove them?

Sure you can. Just download the "no effects" version of this add-on,

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Delta2k5

2 day(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

Simply great to see more variety in the sim, full 5 stars!

Anyway I found one small issue at 50.83911975691717, 6.324002195468212 (Weisweiler Germany) - over there is a doubled cooling tower model (two models in nearly the same spot), maybe you could have a look? 😊

Which TAG did you use to find your mods ? The only one working is Puffin but you should add antennas, cheminey, weather station, etc.

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clumsy

4 day(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

Thank you, PuffinFlight for this great AddOn that makes MSFS so much more alive. And thank you for the always new updates that make "We Love VFR" better and better!

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bricio

4 day(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

Merci beaucoup pour cet excellent travail !!!!

When approaching Stuttgart EDDS RWY 25. The sim crashes! Fix pls

Thanks for this!!

I wondered if there is anything you can add to Dungeness power station in the UK. In real life it is some large buildings with a lighthouse next to it, in the sim there are only small buildings and no lighthouse. It is next to Lydd airport EGMD so quite a nice one to have. Thank you !

Bonjour. D'abord, un grand merci pour votre travail! On a peut être déja posé la question mais est ce que votre add-on est compatible avec 'obstacles et repères' de FRANCEVFR ?

I see, you also offer a version without effects. An idea: Would it be possible to make some smoking objects vary in amount of smoke or moment on which they throw out smoke or steam? Or do they already? On the screenshots I see some stacks do have smoke and some not.

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bstikkel

9 day(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

Wauw PuffinFlight!

What a lot of work you keep putting in your project! Awesome you created a kind of variation in the coolingtowertypes (if I understand it correctly).

And great you expand the coverage area.

Thank you very much!

Hi ! Thanks very much for update. Can you add two missing aerial in future update ? One in 47.481734, 0.806436 and the second in 47.599327, 1.133920 ?

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asaure

9 day(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

Hi, thanx for the update! Could you consider giving the Radar Dome near Berkum/Germany the correct shape? It’s a round dome. 🙂 Great work! Makes the VFR experience so much more immersive! Google Maps (50.6165623, 7.1293786)

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LegibleSphere

9 day(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

Thanks so much for your work on this, greatly appreciated. I'm wondering how this will play with the Orbx Central England POI addon?

Great work! does this now mean that any other mods we have that include power stations may now be doubled up? like i have some for the UK and a few other euro countries

Thanks a lot, hope you can add the cooling towers of Central Nuclear de Cofrentes in Valencia (Spain)

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Mick51

10 day(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

Great work. Thank you

Could you remove the antenna of Beromünster? since the airport is updated by asobo Antenna is added.

47.18960750893754, 8.175494980707134

And thanks some much for this addon, i love it!!

Please remove the antenna on the Oratoire St-Joseph Montréal, Québec, Canada

45.492030179854524, -73.61652993520555

Thanks.

André.

When are you going to add the effects already in Region 2 like smoke?

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v433

21 day(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

brilliant, thank you!

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benrb7

1 month(s) ago / Thanked by PuffinFlight

This is great, any chance of an update the have smoke like region 2. Thanks in advance.



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