Jedra's Take On Taxis...
After completing all my time trials and while waiting to play in something big and Russian you're probably bored right? Well here's something to keep you going until those big nasty birds arrive in a couple of days.
Larkin Aviation have decided to tap into the burgeoning tourist trade in the Seattle area and also the desperate need for civilians to get around Seattle. They have purchased a couple of new helicopters and bought the "Dummy's Guide To Painting Your Helicopter" and have set up shop as Seattle's very first flying yellow cab company.
Whenever you feel like earning a few extra dollars for yourself, simply take a shift in one of these beasts, take people where they want to go and generally watch your career funds head in a generally upwardly mobile direction.
You can find the mission on my server by following the link below. As a bonus you will also get my Time Trial missions.
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You will find two folders in the downloaded rar;
@JedraMissions - contains the missions and all previous Time Trials
@JedraTaxis - contains 2 new liveries. One each for light and medium type helicopters. You will find them under Light [Yellow Cab] and medium [yellow cab] respectively in the editor.
Make sure that you have both or the missions will not load properly. You can either load them using the -mod switch method, or from the in-game expansion menu, or by using a thrid party thingymawotsit like Six Updater (I use this, it's very good!).
Mission - further info
This mission is a procedural mission much like the challenges that are provided with the game. It will be different every time you play it and offers a variety of challenges. At some point I will explain how I did it over in the editting thread - I am tired now though, so perhaps in a few days.
Also if you did not take the hint from before, any money you earn as a flying cabbie will be added to your campaign funds. If there is enough fist shaking and cryings of 'you rotter' about this, then I may provide a version that is just for fun!
I haven't seen anything majorly game breaking, but I have seen the following;
1. Very occaisionally a new task does not get issued. Not sure why as I haven't been able to track down the bug. The only thing you can do is re-start. You will keep any money earned from completed fares though.
2. Sometimes the drop off point is the same as the pick up point. In this case, you have just earned some very easy money! I have only just spotted this, so will fix for the next release.
As usual please feel free to critique the missions and/or post bugs and suggestions. I will myself be straddling those Russian beauties over the coming week, so I may not immediately get round to fixing any issues, but I will try!
Most of all enjoy - I had a lot of fun making this mission!