FsDeveloper.com is live!

After a day of hard working, [Nick] and I have gotten FsDeveloper.com running. So please come over and have a look at this new community site for FS addon developers. We will use the next few days to check if all features are running correctly and to iron out small problems, and after that we will announce this new site more widely.  


The last week [Nick] and I have been quite busy in getting our idea for a bigger community going. For those of you who missed the previous posts where we talked about this, let me start with a short explanation of the idea. The plan is to create a community for FS addon developers, it should be a place where they can discuss their (technical) issues with other developers. So the main focus is that it is for developers only, no normal users blaming you that you modelled that aircraft nose a few milimeters wrong or that your building is … Continue reading FsDeveloper

Do forums grow?

Lately [Nick] has been trying to hijack the SceneryDesign.org forums and today I finally gave in to him. So you can expect some changes to the forum in the near future. And of course Nick has no evil intentions with the forums, so you don't have to be afraid of it. Now more seriously, as you probably know, we are both MVPs for Flight Simulator. And we would like to encourage discussion about addon development for Flight Simulator. So therefore we want to stimulate a community where addon designers can discuss all their problems. The SceneryDesign.org forums already provide that … Continue reading Do forums grow?

What is an AFCAD file?

Some time ago I blogged about the confusion that exists about SCASM BGL files and this time I want to discuss a similar naming confusing. It is about AFCAD files. On forums it is very common that you hear people talking about the AFCAD files they have made for their scenery. And I have already seen posts of people who tested the FsX demo and reported that their Fs9 AFCAD files still seemed to work fine. But wait, I think we are missing something here. AFCAD files are nothing else than BGL files made according to the Fs2004 XML format … Continue reading What is an AFCAD file?

A new skin

As you can see I changed the skin that is used at the blog. As the software running this blog has been updated recently, the skin suddenly showed tags, instead of the posting categories. I really did not like how that looked, so that is why I am giving this one a try. I only need to figure out how to replace that silhouette at the top with a slightly more interesting image…

Another LiveMeeting

After the success of the first SceneryDesign.org LiveMeeting, we have now scheduled a second one. Where the first LiveMeeting was a short of online-video-tutorial-demonstration of the MDL Tweaker II tool, this second meeting will go a little more deeply into the techniques of scenery design. The subject will be how you can use XML for your 3D object design. So we will discuss things like how to place a MDL object using XML code or how to make an object library with the XML code. But the meeting will not only consist of boring source code and XML files (although … Continue reading Another LiveMeeting