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According to the developers site, PNW being released 28Feb.
Yep I saw that. In fact, I'm almost sure I saw a post about that here a couple of hours ago...Cheers,Noel.

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Fantastic news!!!! I can't think of another FS release that I've been more excited about!!!

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I hope that the DVD purchase comes with the download version too.Highly unlikely, but I do want to collect the DVD versions. This means I might have to wait until April to see PNW on my system.

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I just looked at the screenies at the the Flightsim Store of the PNW package. Like the AU series (which I use during all my OZ flights) totally beyond belief. The Orbix team does the best scenery work available today, IM (not so) HO.

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Great stuff on the horizon, no doubt! :(
Tim, I was going to ask. Did you guys scrap the idea of cloud shadows?

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Yeah baby!No doubt about it, I'm doing a doing a clean install of FSX, loading up this PNW puppy, FEX, and just about nothing else, and settling in with a few beer.I can't imagine I'll be flying anywhere else for a while. Espescially since 90% of my flying is already in the PNW area.This is fun. I can't remember the last time people were looking forward to a release like this. I guess the next Big One will be ORBX Alaska complete with pizzed off grizzly bears attacking Cessnas on the runway. I would imagine that would sell a copy or two. :(

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Most of their PNW screenies look pretty good, but some seem to dark.And this one is kind of yucky - http://www.flightsimstore.com/popup_image....10&type=jpg
Yeah, the trees look gross. But I think it was mentioned that those were not the final textures.Obviously PNW won't be perfect, but I'm sure it's going to be at least very good and a lot of fun. Plus, knowing ORBX, their will be some nice free stuff added on well.

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Obviously PNW won't be perfect, but I'm sure it's going to be at least very good and a lot of fun. Plus, knowing ORBX, their will be some nice free stuff added on well.
The only big improvement I could think of that they left out is a more proper name for the product. It should be more alphabetically arranged as Canada Blue plus USA (CB&U) don't you think? LOL :( Ordered mine already and trying to excercise patience and damper enthusiasm without much success.

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Most of their PNW screenies look pretty good, but some seem to dark.And this one is kind of yucky - http://www.flightsimstore.com/popup_image....10&type=jpg
As I sit here looking out the view from my window at a forested landscape on Vancouver Island in the PNW, with clearcuts.....it looks remarkably similar, except the real world may in fact be a bit darker, certainly the ground textures themselves are a bit darker. The trees - well, I would not expect that that photo will represent the shape textures and exact colour showing up in the sim.cheers.

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Yeah baby!No doubt about it, I'm doing a doing a clean install of FSX, loading up this PNW puppy, FEX, and just about nothing else, and settling in with a few beer.I can't imagine I'll be flying anywhere else for a while. Espescially since 90% of my flying is already in the PNW area.This is fun. I can't remember the last time people were looking forward to a release like this. I guess the next Big One will be ORBX Alaska complete with pizzed off grizzly bears attacking Cessnas on the runway. I would imagine that would sell a copy or two. :(
I'm with you! I think that the 3D flying may be eye popping beautiful. This may cause me to get back into scenery enhancements again.

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Just exactly what area is this going to cover, I looked on the FTX website and could not see a detailed list or map of the covered area.The Pacific NW is a big place, in my opinion it covers at the least Oregon, Washington and Idaho.Regards,Rod

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Just exactly what area is this going to cover, I looked on the FTX website and could not see a detailed list or map of the covered area.The Pacific NW is a big place, in my opinion it covers at the least Oregon, Washington and Idaho.Regards,Rod
Heres the info you want plus a link to a GE KML file http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?topic=15897.0Edit: Beaten by badaboom....

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Just exactly what area is this going to cover, I looked on the FTX website and could not see a detailed list or map of the covered area.The Pacific NW is a big place, in my opinion it covers at the least Oregon, Washington and Idaho.Regards,Rod
There is a coverage map on the FTX PNW product page.From that it states the coverage area is 250,000 sq km comprised of large parts of Oregon ,Washington and British Columbia. It reaches from north of Vancouver Island to southern Oregon and inland to just east of the crest of the cascade mountains. The FTX forum also says the download version will be available from 28 Feb (I wonder if that is australian time?) with the DVD version available "by the end of March".

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Screenshots show placeholder trees based on illustration (similar to how FSX default are done). This week we're adding the new photoreal trees made by Bill Womack, which look the business.

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You must indeed be blind :( It's right in front of your eyes as soon as you click the link...Here's the pic of the coverage area: http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?ac....0;attach=14799Here's the .kmz for Google Earth: http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?ac....0;attach=14798
Thanks and actually I was confusing the Great Northwest with the Pacific Northwest so Idaho would not be included.Rod

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