[RELEASE] Chunilna Cabin Strip, Alaska | Emerald Scenery Design


Welcome to Chunilna Cabin Strip, Alaska!
Chunilna Cabin Strip is an unregistered backcountry airport just 6 NM / 11 KM to the Northeast of Talkeetna, Alaska. This private airstrip features a short dirt runway. Departures and landings can be made quite easy going either direction for light aircraft, but anything past a Cub is almost entirely one way in, one way out!



This scenery has been brought to life in incredible detail, with a heavy focus on environmentals. Chunilna Cabin Strip uses almost all custom libraries with the integration of our own Emerald Object Library. Some features include: custom vegetation, 3D trees, several detailed building/shed models, custom ground textures, and environmentally dynamic features, such as butterflies, rain puddles, morel mushrooms, and VFX!

Chunilna Cabin Strip sets a new standard for what Emerald Scenery Design hopes to achieve with many backcountry airstrips to come!



Features

  • Custom ground textures.
    Colored to match the surrounding terrain.

  • 2-meter digital elevation model.
    Compatible with ORBX NA Alaska Mesh!

  • Uneven/sloped runway for that authentic backcountry experience!
    Look out for rocks!

  • Hand-placed, native vegetation.
    Weeds, Wildflowers, Shrubs/Bushes, and 3D Trees. Includes LODs for improved performance.

  • Custom airstrip buildings, cabin, and various clutter models.
    Up to 8k resolution PBR materials. Cabin includes 3D interior, window rain VFX, and environmental occlusion.

  • Reworked a large section of Chunilna Creek.
    Adjusted elevations, fixed water placement, and removed stray trees.

  • Several details along the creek.
    Includes a Campsite and a few Bears.

Environmentally-Dynamic Features

  • Butterflies – Visible from May through September. Includes 4 different Alaska native variations!

  • Morel Mushrooms – Look for Morel Mushrooms popping up around the airstrip from May to July. But keep a keen eye out, as they can be quite difficult to spot!

  • Rain Puddles – Appear only when raining.

  • VFX – Smoke and campfire VFX will appear once temperatures fall to 50F / 10C or less.


Still not convinced? Check out the trailer and get the full cinematic experience!
See one of our product pages for more screenshots!


Where can you purchase Chunilna Cabin Strip?
This scenery is currently available at the following locations for $9.99 USD:

Chunilna Cabin Strip will be coming to Marketplace in the future. No other vendors are currently planned!


Product Support
Please do not send PMs, create, or comment on threads for support! Emerald Scenery Design only offers support through our official channels: Email & Discord!

Contact Us
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Note: Proof of purchase is required for payware support!


Thank you for your interest in Chunilna Cabin Strip! Hopefully we’ll see you on the gravel bars soon!!

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Chunilna Cabin Strip | v1.0.1 Update

The first update for Chunilna Cabin Strip is now available to download from both ESD and the Flightsim.com Store.

To download the update on ESD, log into your account and visit: https://emeraldscenerydesign.com/checkout/purchase-history/
Open up your order and you will be able to download the updated package!


v1.0.1 Changelog

  • Cleaned up more stray trees along the Creek.
  • Completely reworked terraforming along the entire Creek DEM coverage area.
  • Expanded 2-meter DEM coverage area by ~4x.
  • Fixed some floating vegetation.

Chunilna Cabin Strip will also be available at flightsim.to in the next day or so!
Thank you for your support!

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Chunilna Cabin Strip | v1.0.2 Update

The second update for Chunilna Cabin Strip is now available to download from ESD, flightsim.to, and the Flightsim.com Store.

To download the update on ESD, log into your account and visit: https://emeraldscenerydesign.com/checkout/purchase-history/
Open up your order and you will be able to download the updated package!


v1.0.2 Changelog
Please remove the old version of Chunilna Cabin Strip to get rid of the leftover BGL file.

  • Added dynamic icicles along roof edges (Show at or below 32F/0C).
  • Fixed runway surface incorrectly labeled as asphalt.
  • Fixed windsock orientation.
  • Improved aerial imagery color-matching.
  • SU9 changed the way that polygons are saved and compiled. Although there is backwards compatibility so far, Chunilna Cabin Strip has been recompiled to ensure future compatibility.

Chunilna Cabin Strip and Emerald Object Library have been submitted to PC & Xbox Marketplace for testing!
Thank you for your support!

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Chunilna Cabin Strip | v1.0.3 Update

The third update for Chunilna Cabin Strip is now available to download from ESD, and flightsim.to. The Flightsim.com Store has received the update as well, and will likely have it up at some point today.

This update fixes several issues I stumbled upon in the scenery, introduces a new glass detail material, and makes an adjustment to AirportServices to make sure it was done 100% by the books for compatibility with nearby airports.

Due to the addition of camera collisions in SU9, I have had to temporarily remove collisions from the cabin model to allow the interior to be navigable. Asobo has stated that they are looking to add a new flag for camera collisions in the somewhat near future. Once this is implemented, I hope to be able to turn the collisions back on and still have it so that the cabin can be entered.

To download the update on ESD, log into your account and visit: https://emeraldscenerydesign.com/checkout/purchase-history/
Open up your order and you will be able to download the updated package!


v1.0.3 Changelog
Please remove the old version of Chunilna Cabin Strip to get rid of leftover files!

  • Added new window detail texture with flags file for improved quality.
  • Changes to AirportServices to further ensure compatibility with nearby airports.
  • Fixed glass flickering inside of the Cabin when looking through an external window.
  • Fixed icicles showing year-round on small shed near runway.
  • Fixed some floating vegetation along the runway.
  • Temporarily removed collisions from the Cabin to allow internal navigation after SU9.

Marketplace Update
Chunilna Cabin Strip and Emerald Object Library were submitted to PC & Xbox Marketplace for testing, as of v1.0.2. Chunilna v1.0.3 & EOL v22.5.16 have been pushed now, to replace the previous version. At the time of pushing the new updates, the addons were still showing an ingested status, which just means that they are on the team’s list to get to, but testing hadn’t began.

Thank you for your support and marketplace users, for your patience!

Chunilna Cabin Strip | v1.0.4 Update

This update reverts a change made to AirportServices in the last update that was causing unintended affects globally. It has been thoroughly retested and now appears to be working as intended.

To download the update on ESD, log into your account and visit: https://emeraldscenerydesign.com/checkout/purchase-history/
Open up your order and you will be able to download the updated package!


v1.0.4 Changelog
Please remove the old version of Chunilna Cabin Strip to get rid of leftover files!

  • Reverted AirportServices change, as it had unintended affects. After testing, the previous version was actually working as intended. Sorry for the hiccup, folks!

Marketplace Update
There is, unfortunately, no change in status since the last update. Both packages have yet to enter the testing phase.

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Marketplace Update
Chunilna Cabin Strip & Emerald Object Library are now available on marketplace for PC & Xbox!

I have had some common questions asked, one of which pertaining to Emerald Object Library and if it’s better to use the external version or marketplace version. For some info on that, you can check out the release article here:

If anyone has any questions on the Marketplace release of either product, post in the ESD Discord or send an email through our contact form. Both links can be found in the original post above!

Thanks for your support and patience in this release to Marketplace!

Chunilna Cabin Strip | v1.0.5 Update

This update mainly focuses on improvements to the Cabin. I have reworked how parts are grouped together to reduce drawcalls and improve performance. The PBR textures have also been overhauled, redoing detail calculations in Substance, as well as baking some additional Ambient Occlusion.

I have also added some light to the cabin interior by finally replacing that burnt-out light bulb in the lamp.

To download the update on ESD, log into your account and visit: https://emeraldscenerydesign.com/checkout/purchase-history/

Open up your order and you will be able to download the updated package! Alternatively, it can also be downloaded from the product page once logged in.


v1.0.5 Changelog

  • Added Buckets around Cabin.
  • Improved Cabin: Adjusted glass material, optimized model, fixes and improvements to PBR textures, added light and emissive to lamp.

Marketplace & Other Vendors
v1.0.5 has been sent out to flightsim.to, store.flightsim.com, and Marketplace. It should be live on the first two withing the next 48hrs (probably sooner) and on Marketplace sometime likely in the next 1-2 weeks.

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