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FSX Glacier Park Fishing Trip Mission

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MissionGlacier Park Fishing Trip. Fly your Grumman Goose 'Fishing Edition' (included) to Lake McDonald in beautiful Glacier National Park and do some fishing for lake trout and perch. Fly back to Glacier Park International (KFCA) to drop off your fish. Features a full tabbed briefing with charts, kneeboard, extra scenery, theme music, a reward, and a special 'random' factor that means the mission is never the same twice. Fly this mission with friends and have fishing contests and poker hands for even more fun. By Mike Lanza.

Glacier Park Fishing Trip Mission.

Glacier Park Fishing Trip Mission.

* This zip file is for FSX use only - it will not work in FS9.

SETTINGS NOTES:

- Make sure your 'Airport vehicle density' slider is turned up to Low or higher under 'Traffic Settings.'.

- Make sure your 'Show captions' box is checked under 'General Settings.'

Installation:

1. Unzip the file into a temporary folder. This will create 3 folders: Missions, Rewards, & SimObjects.

2. In the 'Missions' folder there will be a sub-folder called 'The Good Life.' Copy or move the folder inside the 'The Good Life' folder called 'Glacier_Park' into your Missions/The Good Life folder in your FSX directory.

3. Inside the 'Rewards' folder is a file called 'glacier_park.RWD.' Copy or move this file to the 'Rewards' folder in your FSX directory.

4. In the 'SimObjects' folder is a sub-folder called 'Airplanes.' Copy or move the folder inside the 'Airplanes' folder called 'Grumman_Goose_G21A_Fish' to your simobjects/airplanes folder in your FSX directory.

5. Start FSX and go to Missions. The Mission will appear in 'The Good Life' Mission category as "Glacier Park Fishing Trip" as a 'Beginner' mission. Choose the mission and click the 'Go To Briefing' button.

6. PLEASE read the briefing carefully as it expains exactly how the fishing mission works. When you are ready, simply click the 'Fly' button and the mission will begin. You will hear an introduction right away and this will indicate that the mission is working.

Author: Mike Lanza

Glacier Park Fishing Trip Mission.

Glacier Park Fishing Trip Mission.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Readme.txt01.18.092.63 kB
The Good Life01.18.090 B
Glacier_Park01.18.090 B
Charts.htm01.18.09944 B
Charts_Tab.htm05.03.085.43 kB
Details.htm01.18.091.63 kB
Details_Tab.htm05.03.085.43 kB
Glacier Park Fishing Trip.FLT02.08.0810.00 kB
Glacier Park Fishing Trip.WX02.08.08151.70 kB
Glacier.htm01.18.094.71 kB
GlacierPark.spb01.18.0948.06 kB
images01.18.090 B
Charts_01.jpg02.08.08191.36 kB
Charts_02.jpg01.18.0968.33 kB
Overview_01.jpg02.11.086.88 kB
mission_complete.bmp02.11.0887.15 kB
mission_incomplete.bmp02.11.0887.15 kB
Overview.htm01.18.094.80 kB
Overview_Tab.htm02.08.085.43 kB
sound01.18.090 B
20th_century_fox.wav07.23.03133.76 kB
ahcrap.wav07.04.013.84 kB
cat.wav02.11.0854.56 kB
fishingreel.wav08.18.0617.19 kB
h2ojump.wav08.18.0664.29 kB
intro.wav10.02.0768.55 kB
reelgo.wav08.18.0631.17 kB
glacier_park.RWD02.12.0813.26 kB
Airplanes01.18.090 B
Grumman_Goose_G21A_Fish01.18.090 B
aircraft.cfg02.11.0822.19 kB
Grumman_Goose_G21A.air09.04.067.31 kB
GrummanGooseG21A_check.htm07.28.0649.94 kB
GrummanGooseG21A_ref.htm06.19.063.51 kB
model01.18.090 B
model.cfg02.18.08119 B
panel01.18.090 B
panel.BackupXGaugeWizard.cfg08.03.069.19 kB
PANEL.CFG02.18.089.35 kB
panel.XGaugeWizard.cfg10.01.079.31 kB
sound01.18.090 B
SOUND.CFG02.08.0840 B
sound_backup.CFG02.08.0840 B
soundai01.18.090 B
SOUNDai.CFG02.08.0842 B
Texture.FISH01.18.090 B
Fresnel_Ramp.dds10.01.07640 B
grumman_goose_g21a_4_C.dds02.09.081.33 MB
grumman_goose_g21a_4_night_C.dds09.04.06682.79 kB
Grumman_Goose_G21A1_T.dds02.09.081.33 MB
Grumman_Goose_G21A1_T_spec.dds02.09.081.33 MB
Grumman_Goose_G21A2_T.dds02.09.08341.48 kB
Grumman_Goose_G21A2_T_spec.dds02.09.08341.48 kB
Prop_Goose.dds10.01.07341.46 kB
texture.cfg02.18.08159 B
thumbnail.jpg02.09.0810.19 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Rating

This file has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5 with a total of 3 votes and 6 review comments.

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Editorial

Sometimes, getting a mission that is actually fun can be tough work. Many missions follow generic and dour scripts, with repetition becoming a problem quickly. Sometimes, though, you come across something a bit more engaging. When I heard of this fishing trip mission for FSX, my interest was peaked.

Having always been impressed by the work of Mike Lanza in the past, this was one I wanted to try out.

So, I downloaded the mod and decided to give it a go. What did I think?

Installation

I found that the installation was the hardest and least enjoyable part of the process. Although it installs fairly easily, I had a bit of trouble getting it to feel right. Simply unzip the file into a temporary location, resulting in three folders being created – Missions, Rewards and SimObjects.

Then, make your way over to our Missions, Rewards and Airplanes folders in your official FSX folder. Depending on the version of FSX you are using and personal preference, the location will change. You simply copy in the corresponding files into the folders that it’s supposed to read.

It’s that simple to install this mod – but how does it perform? Is it fun?

Usage

Yes, yes it is. Simply start off by go to your Missions selection in FSX. Choose the mission titled ‘Glacier Park Fishing Trip’ under ‘The Good Life’ and start it up. Once it starts, you are introduced to the parameters of the mission and your aircraft.

The aim here is simple, then. You are to pick up a Grumman Goose aircraft, and fly off to Lake McDonald in the Glacier National Park. One there, you have to do some trout and perch fishing. It’s easy enough to follow through with the request, before taking off again to drop off the fish at the Glacier Park International airport.

To do this you get a full and clear briefing to help you understand every step. You also get access to new scenery, fresh theme music, and a ‘random’ factor that can change the parameters of the mission numerous times. As such, this can be a good mission to engage with if you want to have some fishing contests with friends – it’s available for use online.

I was really impressed in the past with Mike Lanza and this is no different. The mission is tranquil, it’s pretty engaging and a lot of fun to take part in. if you want a new FSX mission that moves away from the dour norm, this is definitely worth your time. 

Adam McEnroe

About Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.

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Eric RoweWed, 19 Apr 2017 00:03:44 GMT

Exactly the same problem as Jack...I don't think the program initiates as per the instructions, so no start up music or sounds, also no messages in kneeboard. Great to fly around in Glacier park though.

edmeisterMon, 30 Jan 2017 08:57:42 GMT

I got the mission and plane to load ok, but the plane has no guages. What did I do wrong. Any help would be appreciated. Thank in advance. edmeister

LincWed, 11 Jan 2017 02:18:17 GMT

I agree with Jack above. I can't find any fishing spots. I've stuck close to shore, gone to the middle of the lake, zig zagged from shore to shore, and nothing. This sounds like a great mission, but I'm tired of using my floatplane as a glorified bass boat.

Can we at least get a hint as to where/how to find the fish?

MarkTue, 03 Nov 2015 14:32:03 GMT

What a fun mission. Worked flawlessly in Steam. This will be one I go back and fly a few times. Starting to like the float planes.

Jack WalleighTue, 25 Feb 2014 20:50:32 GMT

Had difficulties finding where to fish in Lake McDonald. Tried dozens of spots in the lake never heard the fishing reel casting out sound (Sound Files copied into correct FSX sub-folder) or splash sounds (?) Nor received any above mentioned text messages. Also don't know whether to shut down engines or not after coming to a stop on the lake; tried both ways. Anyone have success with this simple mission ?

Pro Memberjonnieb57Sun, 08 Jul 2012 13:52:10 GMT

Basically a nicely set up scenario. I give it a 3.5 stars actually. Very good idea, but like real fishing, you spend a lot of time here doing nothing. Speeding up to x8 works, over that not (regarding fish catching and filling up/dropping off your fish). A superb seaplane is included - first-class model in and out. A good one to practice take offs and landings, mixed sea and land.

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