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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby sidi762 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:18 am

Hi,

Just curious, is there any plans to update the external model? It's not quite precise at this point.

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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby it0uchpods » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:25 am

I do not think so... the "official" 777 devs have disappeared for about a year now IIRC. Quite sad, there is lots of potential here.

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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby sidi762 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:49 am

it0uchpods wrote in Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:25 am:I do not think so... the "official" 777 devs have disappeared for about a year now IIRC. Quite sad, there is lots of potential here.

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I thought Issak was the new 'official' dev lol

Yeah, there is lots of potential of this plane... also 787 has a lot of them, too.

I wish someday someone could lead a team and take over the development. Maybe Issak if he wants to?

Whatever, my CDU project is waiting for the 'working example' of James Canvas CDU framework. For what I've learned so far, I think it's a nice framework and any extra work beyond that framework is useless and a waste of effort. However, I failed to make it work in this 777 and there are no any other documents I could refer of. Even the CDU in Gijs's 744 which uses the same framework is not working(FGAddon version). Any help on this is much appreciated. Other then that, I'm struggling to do the performance calculation part due to my limited time caused by my heavy school work. It's more difficult then I thought, but there is some progress still being made.

If anyone likes to make contributions to this project, please don't hesitate to contact me or just open a merge request/issue on Gitlab. Again, any help or contribution is much appreciated.

Let's make our old 'flagship' to become 'flagship' again!

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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby CaptB » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:27 pm

sidi762 wrote in Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:49 am:
it0uchpods wrote in Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:25 am:I do not think so... the "official" 777 devs have disappeared for about a year now IIRC. Quite sad, there is lots of potential here.

Josh


I thought Issak was the new 'official' dev lol

Yeah, there is lots of potential of this plane... also 787 has a lot of them, too.

I wish someday someone could lead a team and take over the development. Maybe Issak if he wants to?


Perhaps a breakdown of needed tasks in the form of a TODO list on the wiki page would make it easier to contribute?
Some systems are close enough to the B767 so the B777 might benefit from any development on my B767. The 3D model is also something I'd be willing to work on, all this however must wait since I'm pretty busy with the IDG A320 3d model and have no spare time.

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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby BEL ISAAK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:09 am

Hi there,

I 'm currently (slowly) improving the 777, mainly some systems as I don't have any experience with 3D-modelling. I agree that the exterior model could use a lot of improvement, so if anyone is willing to step in: nobody is gonna stop you! :) Next to an improved model I think some shader/effect work is welcome too, I 'm not familiar with it at all and it's far down on my 'if I find some time' list.

@CaptB: I 'll write a short TODO list of things I 'd like to improve in the (near or not so near) future, but please don't see this as a limited list: there's still tons of work until our 777 is 'finished' and I don't want to limit the efforts others are willing to make. I 'll definitly take a look at your 767 to see if we can lend a few systems :)

I know Sidi is working on an improved CDU, but the work seems indeed a bit dependent on James' and Gijs' framework: have you had contact with them, Sidi? I saw them at FSweekend but we didn't talk about it much. If I can be of any help, please ask!
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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby Gijs » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:31 am

BEL ISAAK wrote in Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:09 am:I know Sidi is working on an improved CDU, but the work seems indeed a bit dependent on James' and Gijs' framework: have you had contact with them, Sidi?

I've sent it to him yesterday ;-)
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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby BEL ISAAK » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:08 am

Hi all,

A quick heads up on the 777, because in the last couple of days a few parallel development processes have started and I want to make sure everyone is aware of this:
- legoboyvdlp has made a better lighting system and introduced ALS procedural lights (the system is ready to commit, this will normally happen tonight (CET))
- legoboyvdlp and others are currently finishing a better warning system, introducing more EICAS caution messages. Tonight we will have the GPL compliant sounds and this will be committed.
- HTlocal has added jetway support for the 777 (finally). This will be committed tonight too, after I 've reviewed the changes.
- HTlocal has started work on ground vehicles for the 777. Progress can be followed here.

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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby sidi762 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 am

That's a great progress!

HTlocal has added jetway support for the 777 (finally). This will be committed tonight too after I 've reviewed the changes.


I'm confused. I believe 777 has the support of jetway already?

I've added the support of ramp marshall a while ago in my CDU improvement fork, you may also add it into your repository by just replacing the set-xml(can't recall the details, but I believe that's all you need to do)

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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby BEL ISAAK » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:28 pm

Hi Sidi, I 'll take a look at your fork. I didn't commit anything from it yet, as I believed you were busy with the canvas framework.
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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby sidi762 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:41 am

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Screenshots with new light system and EICAS. Really nice work!
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Re: Announcing NEW Boeing 777 'Seattle' - Pre-Release

Postby legoboyvdlp » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:24 pm

At least the aircraft is visible at night now! (I didn't do the lightmaps, but increased the ambient brightness of the fuselage).

The EICAS is thanks to BombBird2001 :)
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