In case you haven't already tried them, the ArrCab aircraft carrier sceneries in ACcvAll3.zip will indeed work in FS2004. (there will be a version of Flight Deck III for FS2004 which will include the ArrestorCables utility for FS2004 - those who plan on purchasing this package will be interested in this posting because ArrCab is .dat file driven and its .dat file includes cable catch zone definitions for not only the FD3 carriers but also the ArrCab carriers from ACcvAll3.zip - the more carriers the merrier, hence this posting)
The problematic boat continues to be the CVN-74 in Washington. In FS2004 it's got that familiar "water bulge" problem.
The mitigation while flying in FS2002 was to refresh the scenery by popping into and out of the scenery library, which in FS2002 forced the scenery to refresh.
Because FS2004 doesn't do that while flying (any changes to the scenery library only take place after FS2004 is exited and restarted), it at first appeared that the CVN-74 in Washington was going to be permanently useless in FS2004.
I've just spent hours and hours again trying to fix that carrier and have learned something important to users.
The bad news is that I could not figure out how to fix whatever is causing the "water bulge" problem in the first place, but the good news is that I've discovered what appears to be an equivalent "refresh scenery" mitigation for FS2004.
If while flying you approach an ArrCab carrier and it's on a water bulge (most likely the one in Washington - I haven't seen this on any of the other boats), then do the following:
-- go to Options > Settings > Display (keystrokes ALT+O then S then D), and shift your "Terrain Mesh Complexity" slider by plus or minus one or more values
From what I can tell this has exactly the same effect as the FS2002 "refresh scenery" mitigation, and it seems to be faster, too.
The water bulge should be gone and your aircraft carrier visual scenery should then be "synchronized" with its landable surfaces.
Beware of jet blasts, jet intakes, props and rotors,
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