A Spark of Genius (or Madness…you choose)

Tonight while quietly sitting on the couch I had a great idea about using another PC in my ‘virtual ship’ setup… This second PC would be a surrogate for Canterbury when I arrived at a location and deployed the RHIB. This would mean that the surrogate would take on the identity of Canterbury while I […]

From the Arctic to the Med’; Adventures of HMNZS Canterbury

After the recent PC re-shuffle, and the major ManCave redevelopment, Canterbury has been busy sailing the Northern seas. She has been as far North as North Cape, and Murmansk in Russia, and now has made the trek South to the Mediterranean where she is enjoying much nicer weather.I thought I’d post some screenshots of the […]

F421 on an ‘Arctic Patrol’

Canterbury is on her way North into the Arctic Ocean.. After yet another PC Upgrade and shuffle-around F421 is now running on a nice new PC, and is heading North from Scotland, into the Arctic Sea via Norway. I’m enjoying having ‘my’ ship up and running again, and having it on the big screen in […]

F421 in Bridge Command

A little light reading tonight, and some fiddling around with models, and I now have Canterbury sailing around in Bridge Command. With a little messing around I should be able to use the same model in MSFS, DCS and now Bridge Command… as I stated in my last post, ‘It’s an addiction’ 🙂

It’s an addiction!

Since getting interested in Bridge Command, I have started messing with it…. it ships with a basic scenery of Santa Catalina Island, which looks ok, but really needed some textures to make it look better… a quick edit with some photo imagery, and it looks lots better. Here we are steaming along the Northern side […]

Great Ship Simulator

During some googling around looking for some radar display images I stumbled on to the “Bridge Command” website, and found a neat ship sim. The biggest surprise was that this sim has an external Radar display, Multiple-PC display, and the ability to talk to a Chart plotter via NMEA data. And whats more; it’s free, […]

Changing the Guard

In (yet another) PC shuffle, Canterbury has been returned to port, and has been replaced on patrol by Wellington.  The reason for this is predominantly one of economics;  Canterbury runs on a full-on gaming PC, whereas Wellington is running on a reasonably low-spec laptop, which uses a whole lot less power.Wellington will now be my […]

A weekend of Development and Testing

After the development work on TACOPS over the past few weeks, it was time to put it all to the test.  Nathan and I fired up all three sims, plus the Tactical-Commanders station, Canterbury and a Navy RHIB.  The testing plan involved flying and sailing all the assets into the same location, and testing radar […]

Spring Time Means Spring Cleaning

A quiet, Spring weekend and I finally got had the time to have a bit of a clean-out in the ManCave.  I got some old, redundant PC’s out of the way, moved CAMALUS (my main server) into it’s proper place in the PC ‘stack’, and even vacuumed the carpet! Anyone who has visited lately will […]

A kick in the RHIB’s?

A quick and dirty conversion of some 3D models, then a rough and ready merge with Hama’s speedboat…. I have 3 usable visual models to work with, the one in the screenshots is the most like those I have seen in RNZN photos.  I need to research more, and add some paint to the basic […]