Hello,

Nearly 50% of the new rendering engine is now funded by your donations, as Amazon vouchers, donations through Paypal and commodity contributions. This is a great encouragement for me to develop this project further and to provide the community with more and better maps – my best thanks!
About 500 € I spent from my own money and the project taking shape.

Well, I suppose it’s of interested what happened with the money so far:


My intention was to set up this weekend a “light version” of the rendermachine, well …, the CPU cooler is such a monster that it is impossible to retrofit later the additional 16GB of RAM (to the full 32GB).
So it will be right from the start, the “almost-final” Version with full RAmg, the large SSD will be ordered too on Sunday evening (no matter how the donation account looks) and next weekend, 16th-17th March the reworking of the programs / Scripts to the 64bit system will be started.
What is still missing is an external backup drive and an internal for the subtasks – here for now an old Scorpio Blue will do the job for a while.

What will be done the new machine:
– Germany and France is one planned as a complete map, the Germany map most lilely as a combined cycle/hike.
– USA including Alaska / Canada with more provinces / Africa / Asia Updates
– As a vision: Russia, China, etc. ..

Best regards,
Christian

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