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#Real-Life #Nature #Sightseeing #Buildings Iceland

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01/20/21 VERSION 1.7.0: SEA LIFE

This update adds animated orcas in locations where they would be found in real life! They can be found by looking for the POI markers in north and north-west Iceland. More animals will be added and animations refined after I gauge feedback from this update. Every costal city has had objects added to bring life to the country's ports. Check out the second screenshot for a peek!

All model attributions are available in the download file.

This addon currently contains around 1000 landscape fixes, 185 unique structures around Reykjavik and other areas of Iceland, and brings tree coverage to within a few percent of real life. The tree coverage fixes were based on a map that shows tree coverage of the country. The structures cover iconic and VFR landmarks such as Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa, and the DC3 crash site along with many other buildings within Reykjavik and the rest of Iceland to bring it to life. More fixes and structures will be added with every update! 

Current list of structures includes the following and more: Reykjavík Cathedral, Harpa concert hall, Brautarholtskirkja, and the dc3 crash site, Hallgrímskirkja, Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík, Landakotskirkja, The National Hospital, Reykjavik junior college, The House Cabinet, Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús, Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Hljómskálinn, the theater at Vonarstræti 3, and the old school at Laekjargata 14, City Hall, harbor lighthouses, Perlan, Police HQ, pond bridge,Höfðatorg, Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, the National Center for Cultural Heritage,Hofdi, the National Museum of Iceland, Gamla Bio, the National Library, the Volcano Museum in Stykkishólmur, and the Hellissandur longwave radio mast.

To download, just extract the folder into your community folder!

 

CURRENT UPDATE INFORMATION

01/20/21 1.7.0:

This update adds animated orcas in locations where they would be found in real life! They can be found by looking for the POI markers in north and north-west Iceland. More animals will be added and animations refined after I gauge feedback from this update. Every costal city has had objects added to bring life to the country's ports.

PREVIOUS UPDATE INFORMATION

01/12/21 1.6.2:

This update fixes some mesh conflicts from the newest update (Hverfjall crater interior and the runway at BIRE), removes redundant fixes that are no longer needed with the newest game version, and adjusted other landscape fixes to better fit with the new default mesh.

12/31/20 1.6.1:

This small update fixes a few more issues from the last version.Some clipping issues in Reykjavi­k, fixes a new water spike that showed up by the airport in Akureyri, fixes the missing ATC towers in BIRK, and fixes some of the incompatible text symbols in the POI markers.

11/30/20 1.6.0:

Hey everyone, sorry for the long delay. Past few months have been busy!

This update adds the following 10 lighthouses with working lights: Grota Lighthouse, Skarðsfjara Lighthouse, Reykjanes Lighthouse, Hrollaugseyjar Lighthouse, Garðskagi Lighthouse, Rif Lighthouse, Stokksnes Lighthouse, Akranes Lighthouse, Knarraros Lighthouse, Gjögur Lighthouse.

Along with a fix for Hverfjall crater interior, updated terrain changes to meld with heightmap updates from the US Update, further improvements to tree coverage and landscape fixes, and POI markers for all of the lighthouses and other unique structures around Iceland.

9/30/20 1.5.2:

This update fixes the issue of all Iceland Overhaul custom buildings turning white after installing MSFS patch 1.9.3.0.

9/15/20 1.5:

This update adds 47 buildings, mainly around Laugavegur Street, working lighting to the harbor lighthouses, a night texture for Hallgrimskirkja, and fixes the volcanoes on Vestmannaeyjar (proper height mapping for the rest of the island is planned for the future).

9/12/20 1.4

This update adds 86 buildings to fill out the Centre and Hlemmur neighborhoods of Reykjavik, and Árbær Open Air Museum. It also adds 4 guyed radio masts with working night lighting to their real world locations in Iceland. One being the tallest structure in Western Europe at 412 meters; the Hellissandur longwave radio mast. The new addon file name is “baddweapon-scenery-icelandoverhaul-v1-4”

9/7/20 1.3:

This update adds 24 structures and fixed an issue with the top of Hallgrímskirkja.The buildings include: City Hall, harbor lighthouses, Perlan, Police HQ, pond bridge,Höfðatorg, Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, the National Center for Cultural Heritage,Hofdi, the National Museum of Iceland, Gamla Bio, the National Library, and the Volcano Museum in Stykkishólmur. The new addon name is “baddweapon-scenery-icelandoverhaul-v1-3” and all model attributions are available in the download file. Previous update information moved to a comment in the thread to de-clutter the main post. The next update will take a bit longer than usual but will contain much more content! Old patch notes can be found in the comments.

9/4/20 1.2:

This update adds 12 buildings based on recommendations from the community, adds some life to the harbor, and fixes a few more landscape issues. The buildings added are: Hallgrímskirkja, Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík, Landakotskirkja, The National Hospital, Reykjavik junior college, The House Cabinet, Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús, Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Hljómskálinn, the theater at Vonarstræti 3, and the old school at Laekjargata 14. The new addon name is “baddweapon-scenery-icelandoverhaul-v1-2” and all model attributions are available in the download file.

8/31/20 1.1:

Started adding buildings and points of interest. First 4 locations added are: Reykjavík Cathedral, Harpa concert hall, Brautarholtskirkja, and the dc3 crash site. Further buildings will be added based on community feedback and recommendations. Continued fixing of landscapes and waterways. The new addon name is “baddweapon-scenery-icelandoverhaul-v1-1” and all model attributions are available in the download file.

8/29/20 1.0:

Changed the name of the project to better represent it’s goal going into the future. Download from the same link; the new addon name is “baddweapon-scenery-icelandoverhaul-v1”. Another pass done based on community feedback for the following areas: Seydisfjordur and surrounding areas and Jokulsarlon and surrounding areas. Landscape issues such as steep hills where they shouldn’t be and excessive rolling hills have been cleaned up in most high traffic areas.

8/27/20 0.9:

Did a much more detailed pass over problem areas brought up by the community. Namely the West Fjords and Reykjavik. Total number of fixed areas is close to a 1000 now.

8/26/20 0.8:

Brought tree coverage even closer to reality and fixed more problem areas. Along with some areas that were pointed out by the community. Re-download from the same link and just replace the previous version of it in your community folder!

71 Comments
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    armageddon51
    January 22, 2021

    Just a though. I am in admiration of the amount of work you have put in this pack. Assuming you are an Icelander, is it because of those long long nights in Iceland ?

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 22, 2021
    Haha from the US actually! Just lots of free time after work :)
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    Photosbykev
    January 21, 2021

    Great work :) just a minor elevation glitch noted 5.8Nm on a bearing of 247 degrees from BIHN (one for your todo list :)

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 21, 2021
    Thanks for pointing it out!
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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 21, 2021
    Got it fixed for the next update :)
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    Photosbykev replied
    January 22, 2021
    thank you for the positive response :) Is there any possibility that the animated wildlife will form part of a public use library in the future? I'm currently building a number of seaplane bases and the addition of animated Orcas would take them to a new level. Kev
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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 22, 2021
    I'll try and give it a shot once I've fleshed out the animations and tried out some more animals!
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    Photosbykev replied
    January 23, 2021
    thank you so much :)
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    armageddon51
    January 21, 2021

    That's really a fun idea, sea life. However I have flown a bit but I cannot find the orcas or the markers beside Reykjavick POIs. I love to fly over Iceland but can you please provide a lat,long for them ? Tx

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 21, 2021
    If you zoom in on the world map before you start a flight, you should see the POI's in the bay north of Reykjavik and south of the Western Fjords! They are hard to find otherwise.

    I can add lat/long in a bit!
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    armageddon51 replied
    January 21, 2021
    Ok got the little guys with your explanation. Thanks. So funny. I don't think there is anything like that in the sim (Orca). I don't know if you want to improve them but I am 100% for it. They are all synchronized a bit too much. I don't think they are going anywhere also. A real challenge will be to have splashes make by them. Ok here it is : about a whale !!!
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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 22, 2021
    Yeah I thought placing them at different times would change the timing but it seems to reset. For the next update I'm fixing that! It'll be an easy fix. The splashes would be near impossible with how the sdk is right now!
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    Leonida5s
    January 21, 2021

    takk fyri, this mod just keeps on giving!

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    imb12
    January 12, 2021

    Thank you for the update!

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    armageddon51
    January 12, 2021

    Wow, this is magnificent. Incredible work. I didn't know much about Iceland but it is one of the most beautiful country in the world. Astonishing the variety in landforms and color. I fly and fly there and never get bored. You are doing a wonderful job. Please keep at it, its much appreciated. I don't know but may be the Iceland government can pitch in some money because you are doing a superb touristic promotion for them.

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 12, 2021
    Thanks!

    Haha one can dream, this has definitely been a fun side project to work on!
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    Gerardgeek
    January 10, 2021

    ... amazing work ... thank you ... currently touring Iceland with the C152 and C208 ... lovely country with stunning views and some difficult approaches ... I noticed there is no airport in MSFS for Grímsey BIGR ... any plans to add missing airports?

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 12, 2021
    I'm planning on doing some light airport fixes but may add missing ones soon as well!
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    Gerardgeek replied
    January 12, 2021
    You are a star - thank you for doing such a great job of a wonderful country.
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    BostonElf
    January 09, 2021

    A must have ! I love Iceland ! Greetings from Brønnøysund Norway, and thank you for your extraordinary contribution !

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 12, 2021
    You're welcome! Hope it makes your flights better :)
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    MBDL93
    January 09, 2021

    Saw the spike on BIAR Akureyri Airport yesterday and found this today. Thanks alot!

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 12, 2021
    Glad to help :)
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    Taint
    January 07, 2021

    Hello! Thanks very much for the work done on this, I love flying around Iceland and this mod has made it a much more enjoyable and relaxing experience.

    I wanted to highlight also that Reykhólar Airport (RHA/BIRE) appears to be suffering from some mesh errors that make the runway steep at the far end.

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 12, 2021
    Thanks for pointing it out! I may try to do an update with light airport fixes for now!
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    ocenglishman
    January 04, 2021

    Thank you for this amazing work!

    My first flight after purchase was jumping into a Cessna at BIRK. My first reaction was "Nooo what have they done to Perlan and Harpa?" (and the Heathrow-style control tower!). Now thanks to you they look great.

    Second gripe was all the trees around... in this mostly barren country (if you get lost in an Icelandic forest just stand up). No more; sterling work!

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    January 12, 2021
    Glad you like the changes!
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    slait
    December 31, 2020

    So, it looks like the file size of 1.6.1 is less than half of the 1.6.0 release. Does 1.6.1 contain everything on its own, or do we install it over the top of the 1.6.0 release? Curious why it is so much smaller in size.

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    Baddweapon replied Author
    December 31, 2020
    No you just need the new version!
    I'm not sure what caused the file size change.
    All the content is the same.

    It may have been something from one of the SDK updates as when I compiled the new version it was half the file size with all the same content.


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