Am loving MSF2020 so far. Congrats to the dev team.
It’s the little things which make the world feel more ‘alive’ that really carry the sim for me. To that end, wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a bit more offshore boat traffic. Could pull live data from a place like Marine Traffic, and model some basic low poly cargo ships, tankers etc on top. This would especially bring places like Singapore, which looks so odd without ships at anchor, to life.
I think maybe a quarter of the ships would do, but I’m voting for it.
I currently have 100% Marine Traffic set in MSFS. I’ve seen 2 or 3 ships in Gibraltar, and 2 ships south of Singapore (plus one or two at places I can’t remember), on my continuous trip from Norway to the island of Java. And that includes a trip around the whole coast of the African continent.
I’m not complaining, as the scenery is insane, but wouldn’t hurt to have some more ships and leisure boats in the game.
Not tryin to be a ■■■■■■ but its actually through vhf. Its called AIS. The more you know lol. And last I knew marine traffic specificly wasnt free for the app. im sure there are other providers but the one i used crashed so i dont use it anymore.
oh yeah as far as navy ships gonits case by case basis. sometimes they have it on sometimes they dont. its always scary when a fast cutter flys by in the dark with no ais and and wont answer the radio
This is very interesting and I’d like to see it. I highly doubt we’ll see it natively in this sim but it does look hopeful for possible 3rd party devs. Providing of course that they would be able to get the rights to use the data for commercial use. Free things aren’t free for commercial use most of the time and sometimes not allowed at all, thus the agreements from 3rd parties for the airacs and weather in MSFS.
In any case, easy upvote for me. If nothing else maybe it will catch the eye of a 3rd party developer to jump on possible easy money!
Flying North up the coast of Scotland earlier and the North Sea off Aberdeen without a mass of rig support vessels looks so strange. Same with the airport and no queue of rig support helicopters waiting to land, although they’d have nowhere to go as offshore platforms mostly don’t appear in the MSFS it seems.
Already a regular user of Marie Traffic so some sort of tie in would be great. Generic types of vessel would be fine.