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Postby TwistTornado » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:47 pm

How do I get higher quality airports into my game? I am using TerraSync and the airport that I usually spawn at (KORD O'hare International) is only a basic, 3D shape with no detail whatsoever. How can I get detailed airports and animated jetways and such?
I'm running FlightGear on a macOS Mojave, and am running the latest stable release of FlightGear. I also have an AMD Radeon Pro 555 if that matters.
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Re: Airports

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:37 am

someone would need to develop the buildings around the area... it is possible that the OSM scenery will fill it in a lot for you IF your machine can handle OSM and all its buildings... you can try it in the in-sim F10->Rendering->Rendering options settings... right hand side, i think... there's a drop for buildings where you can select OSM... i cannot check my install at the moment to give better instructions...
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Re: Airports

Postby Johan G » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:28 am

Pretty much all airport buildings in FlightGear have been added manually to the airports that have them. Problem is that there are about 20000 airports in the world.

What you could relatively easily do is add generic buildings using the UFO, but best of course would be modeling the airport buildings in for example Blender and add those.
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