Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Baiern Alpenjager v1.62 update

Changes and fixes:
- vehicle should flip much less now;
- listener issue fixed;
- "unflip" action now acts properly;
- number of other minor fixes.


GEMC, 2016.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

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If you want to ask something, contact GEMC personnel in SL.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Platypus Typ 707 release


Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/GEMC-Platypus-Typ-707/9610127
Manual: http://sl-gemc.blogspot.com/2016/07/platypus-typ-707-manual.html
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FlyinTails%20Airfield/153/204/26

Platypus Typ 707 manual

Common features.
1.
Fuel - this vehicle is equipped with GFS fuel system. It uses REGULAR FUEL. It has one fuel tank, accessible from the right side. Fuel capacity is 13.2 gallons(50 liter).
Fuel cap location.
2. Electricity - this vehicle is equipped with battery and electricity consumption system. Battery is located on right side of the engine compartment in the back of the car. It supports all GEMC batteries types, so you can choose your favorite. OEM battery for this vehicle provide 40Ah output.(see Batteries and electrical devices policy update for details).

3. Gearbox - Platypus Typ 707 is equipped with manual sequential gearbox. You can switch between positions with E/C or PgUp/PgDn buttons.
Gearbox positions:
Transmission locked - vehicle physics off;
R - Reverse;
N - Neutral;
1st - 1st gear;
...
4th - 4th gear(highest).

4. Starting sequence - this vehicle is equipped with realistic startup procedure. Click key on the dashboard once to switch on ignition, and then click+hold to crank up starter. Depending on car's conditions, startup time may vary.

5. Other way of starting car up is clicking and holding a button on GEMC UniHUD v2(manual).
And last way is to use gesture(in this case you just have to press a combo of buttons once, and wait for the car to start up).

Custom features.
6. Dashboard controls - dashboard controls are explained on the picture below.
Dashboard controls.
7. Water drive - turns props on and off. When props are engaged, there will be a bright red signal lamp glowing above your gauges. This function can be triggered by clicking water drive shifter in the car, or WATER DRIVE button on the UniHUD. When engaged, press your brakes button(S or Arrow Down) to switch props direction. Turn water drive off as soon as you're out of the water.

8. Hand Throttle - basically a cruise control/hands-free, you engage it, and you can do your thing while sailing. Works only on water. Can be triggered by both dashboard switch and UniHUD button.

9. Choke - slightly increases rpm with according engine sound, has no gameplay effect.

10. Bilge Pump - turning it on will force out all the water collected in the bilge compartment during your water travel. Can be triggered by both dashboard switch and UniHUD button. Has no effect on gameplay.

11. Lighter/12v outlet - depressed lighter will come out in approx. 10 seconds. Has no effect on gameplay. Enabling tablet removes the lighter(tablet cord is plugged in there instead).

12. Soft Top - can be lifted or folded down by using according UniHUD button, or by clicking soft top and holding mouse button for approx. 1 second before releasing it.

13. Clocks adjustment - click the tiny pin on clocks hub to advance your clocks by 1hr.

Other functions.
14. HUD - This car is utilizing second generation of GEMC UniHUD, which means dynamic controls layout and simple operation. Below there's an image of layouts for both driver and passenger.

15. Occupants and animations - this car provides room for 4 occupants, 2 in the front, and 2 in the back.
 Passengers in the back can get up and sit on top of folded soft top, by using special button on their UniHUDs.
 By default, front occupants are getting in the vehicle by climbing over the sides. To make them enter in a conventional way, slightly lift up front windows, or lift up the soft top.
Passengers eject is accessible from GEMC UniHUD, and provides eject through dialog menu.
HUD layout for driver/passengers.
16. Customizing - this car is using HUD for customizing. Click the car for menu, then click "Customize..." button to get the "Platypus Typ 707 Custom HUD". Wear it; to use it, you have to face the car, or sit inside it. Once you click the HUD, it will try to connect to the car. Once connection is established, you will be presented with "Platypus Typ 707 Custom HUD: New key recorded!" message.
 The HUD features numbers of custom parts such as additional exterior detail, interior addons, luggage, and more.
This car can be painted by using the palette built in the Custom HUD. Also it has 16 pre-made liveries and can use custom ones as well. Custom liveries stack up in Custom HUD, so you can cycle through them, or delete them by clicking a trash bin button.
 Before applying your custom livery, make sure to paint the car to the color that goes well with your livery, as the metal parts on the car's inside will not recieve your livery texture, but stay painted instead. A and A2 buttons on palette control coloring of license plate and boat registration number.
 The Custom HUD also has an option to change specular map on the car or pick an old-style shine effect, as well as set up a custom normal map for the car exterior, or remove current one(additional maps provided in same .psd file with livery template).
Platypus Typ 707 body textures template(4096x4096 original, 103MB)
Platypus Typ 707 body textures template(1024x1024 compressed, 11MB)


GEMC, 2016.   

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Detroit Milestone v1.2 update

Changes and fixes:
- UniHUD v2.21+ support added;
- shaking front wheels fixed;
- ground detection revised; 
- camera resets after region crossing now;
- negative offset choices added to "cinematic" camera;
- top speed increased to approx. 107 mph(with supercharger);
- all textures reuploaded with proper sampling, materials optimized;
- gear shift sound added;
- decal transparency control added;
- materials control tab added to Custom HUD;
- liveries pool added to Custom HUD;
- you can have 2 Detective beacons enabled simultaneously;
- clicking the buttons doesn't make you "grab" the car now;
- "unflip" action now acts properly;
- horn updated;
- normal/specular maps added to livery .psd;
- number of other minor fixes.


GEMC, 2016.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Coventry Type 10 v1.6 update

Changes and fixes:
- multiple HUD communication issues fixed, UniHUD is updated to v2.21, can be retrieved from the vehicle;
- shaking front wheels fixed for good;
- ground detection revised; 
- handbrake signal light fixed;
- trip meter fixed(resets on re-entry);
- camera resets after region crossing now;
- negative offset choices added to "cinematic" camera;
- custom specular maps for moving windows added;
- multiple visual improvements for exterior and interior;
- materials control tab added to Custom HUD;
- link to default normal map added to online manual; 
- liveries pool added to Custom HUD;
- number of other minor fixes.


GEMC, 2016.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Minamoto Sky-series busses 2016 update

Changes and fixes:
03.26.2016(2):
- actual version for Minamoto Sky Traveller is 1.62 now;
- actual version for Minamoto Sky Messenger is 1.12 now;
- camera positions fixed;
- some other minor fixes.

03.26.2016(1):
- menu fix.

03.25.2016 
- multiple HUD communication issues fixed, UniHUD is updated to v2.21, can be retrieved from the vehicle;
- ground detection revised;
- shaking front wheels fixed;
- Wipers stalk switch access bug fixed;
- passengers seats changing bug fixed on Sky Traveller RHD;
- passenger animation fixed on Sky Mesenger RHD;
- camera resets after region crossing now;
- negative offset choices added to "cinematic" camera;
- automatic shifting down can be turned on and off now("Vehicle" - "Auto-shift", is on by default);
- minor cosmetic changes applied to interiors;
- materials control tab added to Custom HUD;
- link to default normal maps added to online manual; 
- liveries pool added(stored within vehicle);
- cleaning bottle and rag added(click cleaning bottle near driver's seat when enabled);
- drinks added to fridge(open the fridge and click the drinks space when enabled);
- number of other minor fixes.

 
GEMC, 2016. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Baiern Alpenjager v1.6+ update

Changes and fixes:
03.09.2016 v1.61
- towing ability restored.

03.08.2016 v1.6
- multiple HUD communication issues fixed, UniHUD is updated to v2.21, can be retrieved from the vehicle;
- memory-related issues adressed(likely);
- shaking front wheels fixed for good;
- camera resets after region crossing now;
- negative offset choices added to "cinematic" camera;
- driver's get in+belt attach sequence improved;
- custom specular maps for moving windows added;
- interior controls illumination improved;
- Automatic lights fixed;
- minor cosmetic changes applied to the interior;
- materials control tab added to Custom HUD;
- link to default normal map added to online manual; 
- liveries pool added to Custom HUD;
- number of other minor fixes.


GEMC, 2016.

Detroit Pacific v1.12 update

Changes and fixes:
- multiple HUD communication issues fixed, UniHUD is updated to v2.21, can be retrieved from the vehicle;
- shaking front wheels fixed for good;
- camera resets after region crossing now;
- negative offset choices added to "cinematic" camera;
- front door now reports if there's no air in the system to open it;
- number of other minor fixes.


GEMC, 2016.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Detroit Pacific v1.1 update

Okay, first update, here's the list of fixes and changes:

- HUD automatically connects now when entering as a driver;
-  Physics shape has been changed, so bus should act better at pumps;
- v1.0 paint can(purchased before 02.26.2016) support added;
- Backfire sounds restored;
- Fog lights lamp doesn't come up anymore if fog lights are disabled;
- Ground detection revised, bus should stuck on things less now;
- License plates size changed to 1:2 ratio(h:w) - bus livery .psds updated, factory liveries updated(requires getting a new Custom HUD from bus). Users of old .psds or Custom HUDs may notice slight ambient occlusion offset on bus' tailgate.


GEMC, 2016.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Detroit Pacific release

Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/GEMC-Detroit-Pacific/8604429
Manual: http://sl-gemc.blogspot.com/2016/02/detroit-pacific-manual.html
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FlyinTails%20Airfield/232/216/22

JG 1500 Charging unit v1.8 update

 There are some changes we'd like to tell you about.

1. Now, in order to operate it, you have to rotate it so its back wall points towards the vehicle you want to charge(similar to previous versions), but instead of just connecting on click, you will be presented with a menu. This menu has two options: "Connect/Disconnect"(depending on context), and "Access"(shown for owner only), that allows you to change access mode to one of three levels: "Owner", "Same group", and "Anyone". This way you can have other persons operate this charging unit.
 For the "guest" operator, only "Connect/Disconnect" option will be shown in the menu.
The charger can be also disconnected at any given point of time by the owner of the vehicle it's currently connected to. In this case, the owner of the vehicle will be presented with "Disconnect" option in the menu. Once disconnected, vehicle owner can no longer operate it(unless the charging unit's access mode allows it). 

2. Gmund Stuttgart Ferdinand support disabled for now(incompatible with vehicle's code). Please use batteries instead(Gmund Stuttgart Ferdinand doesn't have "battery replacement cooldown", so batteries can be replaced any time). 

3. Detroit Pacific support added.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Detroit Pacific manual

Common features.
1.
Fuel - this vehicle is equipped with GFS fuel system. It uses DIESEL FUEL. It has one fuel tank, accessible from the right side. Fuel capacity is 170 gallons(643 litre).

2. Electricity - this vehicle is equipped with two batteries and electricity consumption system. Batteries are located in a separate compartment on the right side of a bus. It supports all GEMC batteries types, so you can choose your favorite ones. OEM batteries for this vehicle provide 80Ah output.(see Batteries and electrical devices policy update for details).
Batteries and fuel compartments.
 3. Gearbox - Detroit Pacific is equipped with automatic gearbox. You can switch between positions with E/C or PgUp/PgDn buttons.
Gearbox positions:
P - parking;
R - Reverse;
N - Neutral;
D - Drive;
3 - 3rd gear;
2 - 2nd gear;
1 - 1st gear. 

4. Starting sequence - this vehicle is equipped with realistic startup procedure. Click "Master Control" switch on the dashboard or in engine compartment, and then click+hold "Engine start" button t ostart the engine. Depending on vehicle's conditions, startup time may vary.

5. Other way of starting the bus is clicking and holding a button on GEMC UniHUD v2(manual).
And last way is to use gesture(in this case you just have to press a combo of buttons once, and wait for car to start up).

Custom features.
6. All controls are labeled, so they are self explaining, however there are two functions we'd like to explain a bit broader.
Wipers - this bus is equipped with pantograph wipers with individual controls located on the right side of dashboard. Wipers can be stopped on both sides of a windshield;
Fast idle - increased compressor power when idle in price of higher fuel consumption;
Steplight and chimes - activites stepwell lighting and "Emergency" buttons.
Emergency/parking brake - its valve knob is located behind gear selector;
Wig-wag lights switch - shows up only when wig-wags enabled via Custom HUD.
Dashboard controls.
7. Air pressure and air-operated devices -  this bus is equipped with number of air-operated devices including air brakes(both service and parking/emergency), air horn, and a door lock. When any of these are operated, air pressure in the system drops a little, and when it goes below 30psi, the air compressor engages and starts refilling air tanks. Driver will also be presented with a buzzer sound and a warning light on dashboard, so they are aware that future operations of air devices may cause complete air drain. Once air pressure rises above 100psi, the light goes off.
 - When the air pressure is low, brakes have harder time releasing, so you may experience slower acceleration after braking, and when pressure drops further, brakes may nearly lock.
 - When there's no air pressure in the system, front door's lock can't be disengaged, so in order to open a door you'll have to depress a button on the front pannel of a bus(below the windshield), or in case you're inside, you have to click a lever labeled "Ent. door lock overrule", located to the right from dashboard, otherwise you will be presented by "No air." message.
 - When there's no air in the system, air horn can't be operated.
 - Every time you use emergency/parking brake, the pressure drops significantly.

8. Lavatory - this bus is equipped with a compact lavatory unit. It features a flush toilet and a sink. Lavatory occupant can change poses by using GEMC UniHUD v2+(layout image later in the article). Lavatory illumination turns on when lavatory door is closed and locked. Occupant can flush a toilet by clicking flush switch and turn a sink on and off by clicking sink valve. Lavatory also features an emergency signal button located on the front wall of the compartment. Depress it to alert driver with a buzzer sound and a signal lamp on dashboard.

9. Prisoner transport - interior of this bus can be transformed to be used as a prisoner transport. In this case it will have total of 39 seats - 4 regular seats for guards located in front of a bus, and 35 utility benches for prisoners in the back. Prisoner area is separated into two compartments by steel dividers with grate-covered windows. Divider doors can be locked and unlocked by clicking the handle. In prisoner transport version, lavatory door is replaced with a non-lockable curtain.

Other functions.
10. HUD - This bus is utilizing second generation of GEMC UniHUD, which means dynamic controls layout and simple operation. Below there's an image of layouts for various roles within bus.

11. Passengers - this bus is equipped with unique passengers system, allowing you to carry up to 47 passengers in same time depending on interior configuration. There are only 11 hardcoded seats, but, if extra passengers will manage to sit on the bus, they will be placed in proper seats as well. There's also an additional passenger position located in lavatory. Passengers can recieve a copy of UniHUD 2+ from vehicle. It allows regular passengers to change their seats, and lavatory passenger can change their pose upon lavatory equipment.
Passengers eject is accessible from GEMC UniHUD, and provides eject through dialog menu.
HUD layout for driver/passenger/lavatory occupant.
12. Customizing - this bus is using HUD for customizing. Click the bus for menu, then click "Customize..." button to get the "Detroit Pacific Custom HUD". There are some important security changes in vehicle code, so unlike Custom HUDs of previous vehicles, to use this one you have to face the bus, or sit inside it. Once you click a HUD, it will try to connect to the bus. Once connection is established, you will be presented with "Detroit Pacific Custom HUD: New key recorded!" message.
The HUD features numbers of custom parts such as additional exterior detail, driver's area addons, luggage, and much more.
This bus doesn't have "painting" ability, but it has 16 pre-made liveries and can use custom ones as well. Custom liveries stack up in Custom HUD, so you can cycle through them, or delete them by clicking a trash bin button.
The Custom HUD also has an option to change specular map on a bus or pick an old-style shine effect, as well as set up a custom normal map for the bus exterior, or remove current one(normal maps provided in same .psd file with livery template).
Detroit Pacific body textures template(4096x4096 original, 179MB)
Detroit Pacific body textures template(1024x1024 compressed, 14.8MB)


GEMC, 2016. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

UniHUD update(coming soon)

Okay, in a week or so there will be a new vehicle, and updated version of UniHUD by the version of 2.2.

Here's a list of changes since v2.0(there were some other changes in v2.1 and 2.v11, but we didn't release update notes):

v2.1:
- You can scale it up and down with edit tool, it will preserve the "folded" position;
- You can upload your tracks via notecard -  just put your sounds UUIDs in a notecard line by line without any extra spaces, or commas or whatever, and drag that notecard onto the UniHUD;

v2.2:
- Guest drivers are now able to control vehicle from outside+ there's no more mess if there are multiple vehicles owned by a same person being operated in any of guest modes;
- Guest drivers have to connect their HUD to the vehicle first to be able to operate it from outside. To do so, they have to click vehicle, and either click "Access" button, or go to "Vehicle", and click "Connect HUD" button, it' all the same. Also they can sit as a driver first, and it will connect HUD automatically;
- Passenger layout changes back to Driver's after standing up from passenger seat(provided your HUD was connected to this vehicle before);
- Owner is unable to trigger indicators and other stuff when changing passenger's seat when on a bus;
- "Help Page" option on HUD now brings up vehicle manual page link(via llInstantMessage());
- Guest drivers can play tracks recorded to their own HUDs now;
- HUD odometer removed, replaced with persistent "Unflip" and "Bad roads fix" buttons.

Current vehicles will be updated to fully support new HUD version shortly(sorta). Until that, please keep using v2.0/2.1/2.11 with them.


GEMC, 2016.