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Happy 2016!

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If you are reading this, congratulations, you made it through 2015! It’s a new year, and we’ve got some good stuff on track here at iBY. First up will be our Heron’s Nest scenery, your own private island off the coast of Maine. We’re in the final stages of beta testing right now, and expect a release in the next few days. All you’ll need to do to get it is sign up for our mailing list using the box to the right of this post. If you’re already on the list, expect a download link really soon. If you haven’t signed up yet, make that your New Year’s resolution!

We hope you have a good new year, wherever your adventures take you!

If you are reading this, congratulations, you made it through 2015! It’s a new year, and we’ve got some good stuff on track here at iBY. First up will be our Heron’s Nest scenery, your own private island off the coast of Maine. We’re in the final stages of beta testing right now, and expect [...]

Filed Under: Announcements, FSX, FSX Scenery, Heron’s Nest, My FS Products, New England Scenery, Uncategorized

Beta Testers Wanted

In the last Heron’s Nest update, I said all that was left was to add a staircase from the top of the island leading down to the float hangar. So, here you go…

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With that out of the way, it’s time to move on to testing. I’m looking for about 5 testers to check out the Heron’s Nest, but also for general testing on my other upcoming projects. Ideal testers would:

  • Own more than one version of the sim – targets include the original FSX/Acceleration, FSX Steam Edition, and Prepar3D v2.
  • Have previous testing experience, especially on projects I’ve been involved in.
  • Take testing seriously, but be willing to have a little fun with it, too.

If this sounds like you, drop me a comment below so we can talk. If you don’t meet the above criteria, but feel you’d be a great tester anyway, let me know that as well.

Either way, we’re nearly there!

In the last Heron’s Nest update, I said all that was left was to add a staircase from the top of the island leading down to the float hangar. So, here you go… With that out of the way, it’s time to move on to testing. I’m looking for about 5 testers to check out [...]

Filed Under: 3D Graphics, Announcements, Bush Flying, Flight Simulator, FSX, FSX Scenery, FSX SP2, Heron’s Nest, Hundred Dollar Burger airports, New England Scenery, Prepar3d V2

Heron’s Nest: The Latest

Amidst the flood of paying work lately (and mind you, I’m not complaining), I’ve managed to squeeze in a few hours here and there to push the Heron’s Nest towards completion. There were two things left on my mental list that had to be checked off before I could move to final testing and installer: adding some more ground interest around the house, and putting in a steel staircase descending the hill to the float dock. Happily, item one is now complete. Here are a couple of shots of the cottage now that it’s been filled in with all vegetation and a flagstone walkway.

hn_house_front hn_house_back hn_house_night

Item two, the steel staircase, is modeled, and I’m working on finishing the texturing for it. I’ll post shots once it’s ready.

Amidst the flood of paying work lately (and mind you, I’m not complaining), I’ve managed to squeeze in a few hours here and there to push the Heron’s Nest towards completion. There were two things left on my mental list that had to be checked off before I could move to final testing and installer: [...]

Filed Under: 3D Graphics, Announcements, Flight Simulator, Freeware, FSX, FSX Scenery, FSX SP2, Heron’s Nest, Hundred Dollar Burger airports, New England Scenery

Heron’s Nest Update

Here we are, smack-dab in the middle of July. If you signed up for the mailing list in the hope of receiving the Heron’s Nest scenery right about now, you’re probably wondering where it is. When I made the announcement about it, it looked like the scenery was just about ready for final testing. Then I tried it on some other versions of the sim, and discovered that I had to rebuild all the coastlines for the many islands around this one in order to preserve the shape of this one. It’s a long story, but the sort of head-on-desk moment that scenery development is made of. I have the coastlines rebuilt and looking mostly fine now, but I’ve discovered that the far end of the HN runway is now falling off into the sea instead of perching high on the cliff above, which means more terrain sculpting to try and put it back where it was. Did I mention I hate terrain sculpting?

Anyway, that’s where we stand. Sometimes it’s the little details at the end of a project that toss it all into disarray. I’m still aiming to release this month, but the middle is looking increasingly undoable. Bear with me, please. We’re nearly there!

Here we are, smack-dab in the middle of July. If you signed up for the mailing list in the hope of receiving the Heron’s Nest scenery right about now, you’re probably wondering where it is. When I made the announcement about it, it looked like the scenery was just about ready for final testing. Then [...]

Filed Under: 3D Graphics, Announcements, Bush Flying, Heron’s Nest