Columbia River Ships

Author Rudi_Jaeger
Description Welcome to the mighty Columbia River, and my first publicly released scenery for Flight Simulator (FSX). As a native of Southwest Washington, I traveled many times along the Columbia, mostly from Portland to Astoria, and the salmon fishing port of Ilwaco. I've long since moved away due to military service, but my memories of the river are simply not complete without the image of large freighters, and small fishing boats occupying the vistas along it's course. That's what inspired this little project, and I'm pleased to share it with you.

Columbia River Ships is an enhancement for the superb Orbx/FTX Pacific Northwest Scenery (payware), including the FTX KPDX Portland Cityscape (freeware). It uses only the default FSX objects, so does not require any additional libraries. Although, due to the use of FSX default libraries, it is not an entirely accurate depiction of the region's actual structures and geometry. Rather this is intended as an 'atmospheric' enhancement to add some life to the Columbia River.

Despite the limitations of the default libraries, satellite imagery was used as a reference whenever practical, to assist with the location of certain features such as light houses, ports, and marinas. The location of the Columbia River light ship and adjacent museum in Astoria, Oregon, is a good example of this; even though the light ship is actually a default fishing trawler, the color and size are similar, so at a distance it's a good representation of the real thing. Please note that all ships are stationary; although they look right at home, even when viewed away from the docks and navigating the river.

Included in the 'Documentation' folder are screenshots depicting 'before and after' views of the affected scenery. There are also diagrams showing the placement of additional objects. Installation is easy, and instructions are included in the readme.

I hope everyone will enjoy this little enhancement; especially those who are familiar with the region and may have been missing a few things.

Please Note: This work is for your personal use and enjoyment, and is not intended for redistribution or profit, either in whole or in part. My work shall remain exclusive to Axis & Allies Paintworks unless I have stated otherwise. I have provided this work to you 'free of charge'; all I ask in return is that you respect my 'copyrights'. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via PM. Thank You.
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Date Sunday 18 March 2012 - 09:08:16
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