This is Version 3.0 of the Global AI Ship Traffic Ultra. More than 400 new ships have been added since the last version bringing the number of unique ship models close to 900 and the number of ships including repaints close to 1800. The route coverage has been expanded increasing traffic density though the focus is as usual to have diverse ship traffic according to what you could see in each region. To reduce the load on computer systems, the ship routes have in this version been included as separate regional packages, so you only need to install the routes in the area where you intend to fly. Also, the ship models have been prepared to work with a future Real Time Version of the project under development.
Among the new models in this version are several new cruise ships, and different types of fishing boats complementing the existing fleet of regional fishing vessels from around the world. Also, the increasing number of ultra-large container ships is reflected with new models and the fleet of oil and gas tankers expanded, and a number of ferries have been included in particular in the Pacific North West and in North Europe.
More than a hundred ferry routes are covered with their specific ferries, and you will find naval exercises with Navy ships from most regions. Watch a full-scale NATO landing exercise on the West Coast of the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark or the Brazilian or Chinese navies doing the same in their respective areas.
Watch the departure of a Tall Ship race from Saint-Malo, Kiel, or Sandefjord or an around-the-world sail race departing from Gothenburg... Go looking for Maersk Alabama in the exact spot she was attacked by pirates on the coast of Somalia as later depicted in the movie Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks. More than 40.000 ship movements ensure that the sea is no longer empty.
Models and textures by Erwin Welker, Jean-Pierre Fillion, Knud Kristoffersen, Martin Rueedi, Larry Robinson, Dexter, Milton Shupe, Manfred Siedler, Bernardo Barroso, Paul Donnelly, Finn Kristoffer, Didier ‘‘Lagaffe’’ Puentes, Andrew Thomsen, Kevair, Robystar, Antonio Diaz, Sebastien Viale, Alberto Garcia, Cxema, Pascal Dumat, Rick Keller, Lazarus Starkweather, Dave Garwood, Darren Lane, Jan de Jong, Henrik Nielsen, and more.
By Henrik Nielsen. Uploaded with his permission.
File name: ai-boats-ships-ai-msfs.zip
Before installation please remove all old versions of Global AI Ship Traffic / GAIST.
To install please unzip and drop the included files in your Community folder. You must as a minimum have the folder GAIST Ultra, which contains all ships, and one route package installed, but you can choose to have one or several route packages installed depending on where you fly. Ensure your traffic settings for Ships and Ferries are 5-10% to avoid conflicts with other AI ship traffic including default.
The route packages are
Gaist-Africa-Routes – including routes covering Africa's East and West Coast
Gaist-Mediterranean-Routes - including routes covering the Mediterranean Sea, the North Coast of Africa, and the Black Sea
Gaist-Euwest-Routes - including routes covering Western Europe from Gibraltar to Arkhangelsk
Gaist-IndianOcean-Routes - including routes covering from Suez Channel through the Red Sea and over the Arabian Gulf to India's East Coast
Gaist-Asia-Routes - including routes covering East Asian waters from Malacca Strait to Japan
Gaist-Latam-Routes - including routes covering Latin American coasts
Gaist-NorthAmericaCaribbean-Routes - including routes covering the Caribbean Sea, Mexican Gulf, and US and Canadian East and West Coast
Gaist-AustraliaOceania-Routes - including routes covering Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania
Some longer routes pass from one region to another so you might see more traffic by having neighboring packages installed.