Downloads - Circumnavigation - Past Ages and Bygone Times - 2020

Intro.
Copied from Downloads Maritime Section 3 which was completed games.

I started on the circumnavigation of the UK originally on these forums and methinks that I the way I will continue. So no I won’t post in completed section further and will continue on the work in progress pages. Frequent changes are due to several reasons especially after closing my web site, complications with windows 10, the removal of the original game engine, and several other reasons I won’t go into.

Routes will have versions and all will be available from the Blender Artists page, all under 5 megabyte zip including textures. Route size about 10 to 40 km. All past ages and bygone times. sail and some steamships possibly. All free.
Many of the routes will be very basic initially but based on srtm2 maps. Probably have to use the displace function greyscale map as even the original script altered and had to change to greyscale.

All routes will be 2.79b. There will be no 2.8 routes. All routes will be embedded, so people outside of these forums will need to download 2.79b from the archives.

Details will also be in the zip file. All the previous routes will be used but altered and adapted as necessary.

https://download.blender.org/release/
My routes will now be posted at a leisurely rate.

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dumfriesscotland29072020.zip (3.0 MB)

Not for commercial use.
Use all the routes strictly at your own risk.

Annan Scotland
a02annanpreset29072020.zip (2.6 MB)

Not for commercial use.
Use all the routes strictly at your own risk.

wasd for sloop
keys, 1, 2, 3 to start the preset movement.
Refer to readme in the zip.

The Solway Firth is fed by two main rivers further upstream. The river Eden has Rockcliffe but due to the rocky river-bed is does not have a harbour.
If we start to follow the coast along the English side. There was Fishergate renamed Port Carlisle. I included these routes previously a while ago but there is only a remnant of the old harbour showing in the mud.

Quote from my previous route.
The next area of interest is further downriver to where Port Carlisle was built about 1819 at the mouth of the river Eden. Just the remnants can be seen in the online maps, protruding out of the mud. It was known originally as Fishergate before Port Carlisle was built, connecting to Carlisle with a new canal along which the sailing vessels were towed. Hower the canal was eventually filled in and replaced by a railway line. I have not included this area as I have no idea what the old dock and harbour originally looked like.

So we will move on to Silloth next.

Silloth.
Not for commercial use.
Use all the routes strictly at your own risk.
a03silloth30072020.zip (3.1 MB)
Steamships - preset routes keys 1 and 2 to start the vessel movements.
Probably be either steam ships or sailing vessels in the routes from now on. It depends on the docks and harbours and their size.

a04 Maryport
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Use strictly at your own risk.

a04maryport30072020.zip (4.1 MB)

key 1 opens dock gates and starts the cargo vessel on route for second dock.
It pauses for a little while in middle of dock.

a05 Maryport version 2 (‘towing’)
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Not for commercial use.

a05maryport31072020.zip (3.5 MB)

key 1 starts the cargo ship movement.
key 2 start the ‘towing’ manoeuver.
Roaming camera home/end/ arrow keys

Next working along the Solway Firth 3 different docks in the one route.
a06 Workington - Harrington - Whitehaven.
Use strictly at your own risk.
Not for commercial use.
6 steamships to start movements with keys, 1,2,3,4,5,6
Roaming camera home/end/arrow-keys.

a06workington31072020.zip (3.9 MB)

Whitehaven brings us to the beginning of the Solway Firth and Mount St Bees. Working south around the coast of England and most routes will now be sail. Perhaps I can expand the sailing vessels.

It is important for me to keep below 5 meg. zip file including textures to enable these routes to be made available for download. Again my thanks to the Management of Blender Artists. B

Ravenglass
We have now left the Solway Firth along the coast to Ravenglass.
This is mainly pretend but the terrain is based on srtm2.
Back to sail c1800. There is no harbour.
Use strictly at your own risk.
Not for commercial use.

a07ravenglass01082020.zip (4.4 MB)

a08barrow04082020.zip (4.8 MB)

Barrow-in-Furness
Basic route layout before the huge shipyards and docks were built.
Use the route strictly at your own risk.
Not for commercial use.

Drivable sloop wasd
Drivable sailing-flat tfgh
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Millom is one side of the map and Piel Island the other side.
Finally added the jib-sail back to the two mast schooner but the two Piel island vessels are static ‘floating’.

a09 Ulverston canal and Morecambe Bay.
One drivable schooner now including headsail. ijkl
Use entirely at your own risk.
Not for commercial use.

a09morecambe05082020.zip (4.8 MB)

Maybe next era from about 1837 onwards and very small routes of docks, ports, harbours, only. Steam ships so they won’t be drivable ‘sailable’. Preset routes over very small distances. B

A lot depends when a dock was built, and size of dock gates. If old is there still enough remaining to try and create it, or has it all sunk into the mud with just a little above water. The opposite for the modern docks and the huge size of the ships as the decades roll on by.

So far most of the docks I have created are about right. The ideal though is the small old docks for the schooners, etc. As I have built both types of docks and used sail and steam ships. I think the best option, is now not (drivable) but small preset routes within docks of a few sailing vessels. Maximum route time about 10 minutes to fit my interests. Quays will be built with small section of quayside and no longer extruded. B

Just been reading the battleship thread. The thread was huge in length and I got lost when posting. Certainly enough material there to partly recreate some real life battleship battles and a background of any part or the world shoreline etc could be easily recreated or naval bases could be created. B

Route a10 Hesham - Might be available in the future.
Route a11Glasson Dock - Might be available in the future.

Route a12 Fleetwood -A few corrections made.
2 scenarios detailed in readme.a12fleetwood16082020.zip (4.4 MB)

Use entirely at your own risk.
Not for commercial use.

River Ribble might remake later.
A single huge dock was built late 1890s possibly biggest in UK and the course of the river Ribble altered near Preston.

Next will be Liverpool docks c1800. Already made but some alterations needed.

Maybe keep it very basic and fill in the blanks from time to time of the missing maritime routes, or updating, etc. For now will concentrate on Liverpool and Mersey.

I am not making any further screenshots as enough already made on the various pages!

The easiest option maybe is go through the basic routes already made about 40 to 50, see if they load OK without missing textures, etc. Then start to fill in the 100 or so blanks, using the displace greyscale function as the script seems the have vanished from the archived 2.79b, that I previously used for srtm2 satellite data.

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a13 Liverpool and river Mersey sail.
4 drivable ,sloop wasd, sailing-flat tfgh, schooner no jib sail ijkl, with jib zxcv
Not for commercial use.
Use strictly at your own risk.

a13liverpool24072020.zip (5.0 MB)

Basic full Isle of Man next version 01

Basic full Isle of Man version 1.
Use strictly at your own risk
Not for commercial use.
Single drivable schooner with jib sail.
a14iom01ver19082020.zip (3.5 MB)

Use keys ijkl for the schooner. 2 main and jib.
Roaming camera home/end/arrow keys
Single texture on Island rock and grass…
Version 2 still leaves me one and half meg to keep below 5 meg.
Might do the same with the river Ribble to fill that gap up, very flat.

a12 Ribble

a12ribble20082020.zip (3.3 MB)
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Not for commercial use.

Basic River Ribble. version 1.
Single drivable schooner with mainsails and jib.
Before the very large single dock at Preston was built.

Next on the Agenda I will have another look at a10and a11. Heysham and Glasson docks. Glasson is the main dock to consider as regards ‘age of sail’.

Regarding Liverpool docks I can’t change the era from age of sail, as by about 1830 it had doubled in size from about one and half miles to 3 miles. this would require an entirely different dock layout map to work over.

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a11 Grasson very basic ver 01 without dock, etc
drivable sloop wasd
Made with greyscale height map. 3DEM and srtm2.
a11glasson23082020ver01.zip (2.6 MB)
Use strictly at your own risk.
Not for commercial use