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Mars Expedition1 Mod for Vehicle simulator



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Post Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:15 pm

Mars Expedition1 Mod for Vehicle simulator

My name is Javier Fernandez, the autor of the Nimitz and SW Europe scenery for VSF, and I'd like to show you a project I've been working for several months. Mars Expedition1 is a total conversion mod that transforms Vehicle Simulator into a Mars simulator.

I chose it beacuse it has very easy and yet poweful scenery creation tools. It covers 100% of mars surface elevation with a resolution of 128 pix/deg based on NASA's Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter data. As far as I know it is the first time you can explore freely the entire Mars in a game in first person view, driving rovers, walkin in an EVA suit and many more vehicles.

I've also included some High-resoultion areas based on Mars HIRISE data from NASA. I'll be adding more high resolution areas soon.

The mod includes a series of missions that simulates a future mission to Mars and will help you understand the features of the mod. You can also add objects and vehicles in-game to the scenery to create your own bases or situations.
It has a some limitations, due to the Earth's nature of Vehicle simulator, but they do not ruin the experience.

I've been working for nearly 9 months on it and I released it last week. It's a freeware project.

You can download it here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1ae8e ... F_1.02.exe
http://www.mediafire.com/view/7gx69hn62 ... NGLISH.pdf

more info here:

Trailer here:


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Post Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:12 am

Re: Mars Expedition1 Mod for Vehicle simulator

Wow! ... just took a look at the vid ... amazing stuff ... downloading now & then I'm off to Mars :wink: :)


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Post Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:18 am

Re: Mars Expedition1 Mod for Vehicle simulator



The screenshots look realistic like Mars! Nice work on the vehicles and other models, too, you have there. :D

So much potential this VSF has, I've said for over 3 years since introduced to it.

I know that you spent much time on this, so thank you, jafergon. :D

It looks fabulous!



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Post Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:04 am

Re: Mars Expedition1 Mod for Vehicle simulator

Hi Javier,

this is a great idea. It looks really awesome and realistic.
Great work on the mod and thank you for sharing this stuff! :)



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Post Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:20 am

Re: Mars Expedition1 Mod for Vehicle simulator

You took a earth bound sim and turned it into Mars the whole planet! Made new vehicles, ground objects, missions and all textures and gave a nice PDF on how to use the add-on, you made a new sim experience out of this earth bound VSF, now that is just so cool.

Top work there Javier :D and thank you.


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