RTMM A.I. Shipping Projects

Welcome to the RTMM A.I. Shipping Projects
Updated 06.24.2014

Return To Misty Moorings (RTMM) is proud to bring you the Return To Misty Moorings AI Shipping Project (RTMMAISP) Version 2.0. It is called V2.0 since it combines the original set of 4 RTMM shipping packages (PNWAISP v1.1, PFJAISP v1.0, TFAISP v1.0 and SAKAISP v1.0) while also adding P3D support along with FSX. If you use FSX and already have the 4 packages noted above then you do not require this newly combined package. However, if you are new to RTMM or now use or plan to use P3D, then this package is for you.

STORYLINE
This combined package is an extensive AI shipping enhancement project for the areas of coverage where RTMM operates. Conceived by Brad Allen but made possible by the combined talents of Dexter Thomas, Jan de Jong and Henrik Nielsen, RTMMAISP v2.0 will add many ships to the ORBX Southern Alaska (SAK), ORBX Pacific Fjords (PFJ) and ORBX Pacific Northwest PNW) Regions as well as to the area covered by the FSAddon Tongass Fjords X (TFX) software package. You'll see moving cargo ships in action as well as several static vessels all along the< Pacific Coastline as well as throughout the inside passage. Very large supertankers arrive and depart the busy Valdez Marine Terminal. Cruise ships visit inside Glacier Bay and move passengers up into the Anchorage passageways as well as through the Behm Canal and many other areas. All around and inside the narrow fjords and larger bodies of water in this wonderful area, you'll find some type of seagoing vessels at work. You will even see a few "Tribute" ships to honor Dex, JJ and some of RTMM's friends

You'll see custom ships that Jan repainted and models from Henrik as well as default FSX and other great looking vessels. Dex has put together about 370 different traffic routes (tracks) that will populate the larger bodies of water throughout the area. This package also highlights a couple of bonus features up in the Skagway and Anchorage area.

There are two active ships that pull away from the mooring point and then depart the Skagway docks. You will see an AI Floatplane doing Touch 'N Go's along the Skagway harbor front. There's also an active ship departing from the Anchorage harbor on a regular basis. So not only will you see ships traveling up and down the various waterways, but you will see a few operating very close to shore giving this entire package a special touch.

Rod Jackson

Automatic Download for all four areas for FSX and/or Prepar3D

NOTAM - THIS PACKAGE IS NOT COMPATABLE WITH FS9 OBJECTS LIKE THOSE IN WORLD OF AI (WOAI).

 

Automated Shipping Addition for FSX or P3D:
by Rod Jackson, Brad Allen, Jan de Jong, Henrik Nielsen, and Dex Thomas
.

[Beautiful] User Guide and Instructions HERE - By Rod Jackson

  • In this user guide you will find maps of all the routes, installation instructions and background information on the entire project.

There are four maritime areas in RTMM, (1) Tongass X, (2) Pacific Fjords PFJ, (3) Pacific Northwest PNW, and (4) Southern Alaska SAK. Clicking on the button to the left will download the zip file containing the installer that installs all four areas. It will work for FSX and for P3D, you just must follow the instructions carefully as they appear on the screen.

  • Users who already have all four shipping packages installed do not need v2.0 since it is just a repackaging of the original individual AI Shipping Project releases plus an installer that works for both FSX and P3D.
  • If you have one or two areas installed, but not all of them, you can still use this installer, it will put in the tracks and the ships will be there for all areas.
  • You can use this installer for either Prepar3D or FSX. The program asks you for the root file for the program, once you enter that, the installer puts all four maritime areas into your program.

NOTAM 1: Object Flow During automatic installation, the installer will ask if you want to turn off (disable) an ORBX Object Flow file that only exists to show a static cruise ship in the docks at PAGY from May through October.  If you choose to turn it off (choose number 1),  you will then be able to see the AI Banzai bulk carrier ship depart the Skagway docks on a regular basis.  If you choose number 2, then the installer will disable the AI Banzai bulk carrier departure from the Skagway docks and leave the seasonal appearance of the ORBX static cruise ship in place.  The option on is solely up to you. This is covered in the user's guide.

NOTAM 2: Possible Object Flow Error: The file "PAGY_ObjectFlow_SAK.xml" may not be disabled properly by the Shipping Pacakge installer since ORBX is dynamically changing the name of the Skagway cruise ship object flow file from PAGY_ObjectFlow_SAK.xml to PAGY_ObjectFlow.xml. So if a user Enters "1" during the RTMM AI Shipping Package installation to automatically turn off the ORBX Object Flow .xml file so the animated Banzai container ship can be seen instead of the static cruise ship, then, once the installer is finished, the user needs to go to the ". . .FSX or P3D\FTX_NA\FTX_NA_SAK05_SCENERY\scenery\" directory and manually put an ".off" after the .xml so it looks like this:

    • "PAGY_ObjectFlow.xml.off"
    • Just for reference the "Banzai" traffic file is called:
    • Traffic_SKAG.bgl
    • This file and can be disabled with the same technique if the user wishes to manually re-enable the static cruise ship by removing the ".off" from the "PAGY_ObjectFlow.xml.off" file and adding .off to the Traffic_SKAG.bgl file.

NOTAM 3: Installation check: At noon local time at PAPG, I take off on runway 4 and just to the left once over water you can see a cruise ship, then if you continue left down that waterway there will be a tanker coming towards you…that is definitive proof that the shipping in that area is operating.

1. Tongass Fjords AI Shipping Project:

The Tongass Fjords AI Shipping Project, (TFAISP) was our first of four major AI shipping enhancement projects for the areas of coverage we do. Over 70 individual shipping tracks have been added to the larger bodies of water in the Tongass Fjords Region. The shipping track routes were made with Google Earth. Several customized shipping objects have been created exclusively for this project by Jan de Jong.

You'll see custom ships that "JJ" repainted and used for this project as well as default FSX and other models. Dex has put together many new traffic routes (tracks) that will populate the larger bodies of water throughout the area. With this enhancement, you will see numbers of cruise ships, various cargo, container and other commercial shipping vessels bringing tourists and goods to the area.

2. Pacific Fjords AI Shipping Project :

This is the second part of several extensive AI shipping enhancement projects for the areas of coverage we do. 128 individual shipping tracks have been to the larger bodies of water in the Pacific Fjords Region. The shipping track routes were made with Google Earth. Many customized shipping objects have been created exclusively for this project by Jan de Jong.

You'll see custom ships that Jan repainted and used for this project as well as default FSX and other models. Dex has put together many new traffic routes (tracks) that will populate the larger bodies of water throughout the area. With this enhancement, you will see numerous cruise ships, various cargo, container and other commercial shipping vessels bringing tourists and goods to the area.

3. Pacific Northwest AI Shipping Project

The third part of the project was the Pacific Northwest AI Shipping Project (PNWAISP). 102 individual shipping tracks have been added to the larger bodies of water in the Pacific Northwest Region. The shipping track routes were made with Google Earth. Many customized shipping objects have been created exclusively for this project by Jan de Jong. The PNWAISP Northern Region Tracks are broken down into 7 numbered sub-diagrams (listed and detailed in user's guide). In each of the sub-diagrams, the tracks shown feature AI vessels navigating those local waters. Sometimes the vessels will be stopped and sometimes on the move....a bit like real life.

4. Southern Alaska AI Shipping Project

This is the fourth part of the four part AI shipping enhancement project for the areas of coverage we do. 65 individual shipping tracks have been added to the larger bodies of water in the Southern Alaska Region. The shipping track routes were made with Google Earth. Many customized shipping objects have been created exclusively for this project by Jan de Jong.

You'll see moving cargo ships in action as well as several static vessels all along the Pacific Coastline. Very large supertankers arrive and depart the busy Valdez Marine Terminal. Cruise ships visit inside Glacier Bay and move passengers up into the Anchorage passageways. All around and inside the narrow fjords and larger bodies of water in this wonderful region, you'll find some type of seagoing vessels at work.

NOTAM - Prepar3D Users Only - Wake Effects Update - 06.27.2014

Click on the button to the left to download an update to the Marine Shipping Package. This is an "effect" folder. Copy the effects and paste them into your "effects" folder for your flight simulator .. overwrite if asked. This fixes some of the red wakes that were reported.

NOTAM - FOR PREPAR3D V3.1 - Version 3.1 ONLY ONLY ONLY

If you are running P3D Version 3.1, and are using the ULTRA water setting, you may show an "elevated" wake. First make a copy of your effects folder, always good to have before making changes. Copy the FX files in this zip folder to your Effects (always make a backup copy first). This adds the "Ground Decal=1" statement right under "Ground Normal=1" and above "Shade=1". This solves that problem.

Bella Coola Marine - by Dex Thomas (Added Dec 6, 2012)

This enhancement will make the Bella Coola shoreline come alive with several shipping objects.
Look for several ferry's and a couple of fishing boats that will come and go during the day.

This package also adds additional textures to the Tongass Fjords vessels, AI_Vessel_TF_Matanuska_FSX and AI_Vessel_TF_Fishing_Boat_FSX. The vessels "Pride of Prince Rupert", the "Canadian 1", and the "CCGS Neocaligus"
are used in this package.

 

Whittier Norwegian Sun Glacier track for RTMM AI Shipping  - by Dex Thomas (Added Sep 12, 2015)

Click on the button to the left to download a file to modify the Norwegian Sun track out of Whittier to tour some of the glaciers for the "tourists".

Norwegian Sun Glacier Track

A.I. Shipping Project - Vessel Identification Guide

Here is a visual list of all the vessels in the RTMM AI Shipping Project. When you see a ship as you fly over the areas involved, drop down and take a closer look. Can you identify the ship? If you enjoy checklists, one is available to download below this table so you can check off the vessels you have found.

[Click on (R) for Real Life Information on the Ship, (F) for Fictional Storyline, (S) for Screenshot]
Click on button below for vessel type.


Cargo

Cosco-Dalian
(R)
(S)

CSCL-Kingston
(R) (S)

OOCL-Belgium
(R)
(S)

Virginia Bridge
(R)
(S)
Doug Linn
(S)
cv Jeff Greene
(S)
cv Xavier Carre'
(S)
Claudia
(S)
cv Brad Allen
(S)
Guy "Spud" Maricich
(S)
Klaus Troeppner
(S)
Savannah River
(S)
Sea Train II
(S)
Cap San Augustin
(S)
Holger Sandmann
(S)
Francois Dumas
(S)
cv Rod Jackson
(S)
cv Paul Bunyan
(S)
Goliath Cement
(S)
Nissan Daichi
(S)
Thatcher Cargo
(S)
cv Maersk Olympus
(S)
Kazuko Christian
(S)
Emma Maersk
(S)
Jenny Maersk
(S)
Estelle Maersk
(S)
Cosco Nakusa
(S)
Helen Maersk
(S)
Teo Torriante
(S)
Yashin Manuchi
(S)
Mol Magnificence
(S)
Hanjin Washington
(S)

Sofia
(S)

Cosco Vancouver
(S)

Horizon Pacific
(S)


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Cruise Ships

Norwegian Jade
(R)
(S)

Norwegian Star
(R)
(S)

Millennium
(R)
(S)
Misty Adventure
(S)
Misty Star
(S)
Alaskan Wind
(S)
Dawn Princess
(S)
Veendam
(S)
Voyager of the Seas
(S)
Volendam
(S)
Summit
(S)
Misty Spirit
(S)
JJ Tongass Pride
(S)
MV Constellation
(S)
Norwegian Sun
(S)
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Ferry

Northern Expedition
(R) (S)

Queen of Prince Rupert Classic
(R) (S)

Queen Prince Rupert Vintage
(R) (S)

Black Ball's Coho
(R)
(S)
Lahaina Princess
(S)
Matanuska
(S)
LeConte
(S)
Ketchikan
(S)
Robert Abernathy
(S)
Maui Princess
(S)
mv Issaquah
(S)
 
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Fishing Boats
Evolution
(S)

Belina
(R)
(S)

Canadian 1
(S)

Orca Chief
(S)

Heidi Sue
(S)

Kayleigh Ann
(S)
Zetuesemce
(S)
Lake Bay
(S)
Miss Muffin
(S)
Orca
(S)
Rita
(S)
Avian
(S)
Handie
(S)
Jacques Alluchon
(S)
Nina Irene
(S)
One Eye
(S)
Suzanne Marie
(S)
 
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Police & Military

The Enforcer
(F)
(S)

CCGS Ship Vancouver
(R)
(S)

AST Churchill Patrol
(F) (S)

CCGS Victoria
(F) (S)

CCGS Neocaligus
(R)
(S)
USCGC Anacapa
(S)
USCGC Nancy Allen
(S)
SSN Columbia
(S)
USS Cowpens
(S)
USS George Washington
(S)
USS Lassen
(S)
USS Shiloh
(S)
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Tankers

Mattea
(R)
(S)

British Progress
(R) (S)

Polar Resolution
(R)
(S)
VLCC Dexter Thomas
(S)

Exxon Long Beach
(R)
(S)
VLCC Dan Linn
(S)
Carbon River
(S)

Hellespont Fairfax
(R) (S)
Sloven
(S)
Coselle LPG
(S)

Houston
(S)
cc Astoria
(S)
COSCO Guangzhou
(S)
cv Portland
(S)
Origin Gas LPG
(S)
Weedy's Gas Works
(S)
cc Chris Losh
(S)
vlcc Bill Womack
(S)
Hellespont Oceania
(S)
Esso Madrid
(S)
Thorsten Haardquist
(S)
Roxanne Rose
(S)
Shizukana
(S)
Toby Gaugh
(S)
Dorothy Sheetz
(S)
Mary Jane Houghton
(S)
Vera Keith
(S)
Yakima
(S)
Ship Name
(S)
Ship Name
(S)
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Yachts, Tugs, Misc.
Nina's Pride
(S)
Tugboat Little Stinker
(S)
Tugboat Logger One
(S)
Wood Barge One
(S)
Calypso III
(S)
hv Hazel Houghton
(S)
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Tidal Charts for RTMM
RTMM AI Spotters Guide Checklist
For those of you keeping track of the ships they spot at RTMM, here is a handy checklist you can use. There are many more vessels on this page than are on the checklist. Only Vessels you will see that area laready atted to RTMM are on the checklist.
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