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Brisbane airport freeware scenery available now

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Hello FlightsimmersFinally got around to converting my old VOZ FS9 models for Brisbane to an FSX version. I've updated a few things (there's been some changes to the airport lately) as well as added a bunch of new models.Ground textures are photoreal 1m per pixel with 30cm per pixel for the GA, domestic, international and logistics aprons with 20cm per pixel for the ground poly runways.The main criteria for this airport is being fast so I've left out a lot of landside stuff. On my 3.14Ghz e8500 I get a 10% reduction in framerates over the default airport which is enough to allow me to fly my LevelD 767 in without having everything grind to a halt.Download (about 114MB in size) from here:http://aussiex.org/f...ports-brisbane/or here:http://www.antsairpl...risbaneV101.exeIf someone would like to add it to the AVSIM file library (or any other free file library) feel free to do so.Here's some screenies so you know what it looks like.973bris1.jpg383bris2.jpg996bris3.jpg497bris4.jpg

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Looks like a really fast alternative to the payware at Brisbane which, depending on the settings, really can eat a lot of CPU power.Great idea and quality, Anthony. Worth a try. Thanks.

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Thanks Anthony, it looks top notch. I appreciate you taking the time to convert it for FSX.

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And it works with Orbx AU SP4?
Probably. I can't remember if I have SP3 or SP4.

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Looks awesome Anthony! Any shot this update could be ported back to the FS9 version. :Big Grin:My frame rates are awesome in that sim! :(

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Looks awesome Anthony! Any shot this update could be ported back to the FS9 version. Big Grin.gifMy frame rates are awesome in that sim! Just Kidding.gif
Someone is working on it.

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Wow Anthony that looks great!!!!Like many have said before, this looks like a great alternative to the ORBX version which I already own. I can get a solid 25 to 30 FPS in the ORBX version, but I have to turn the majority of items off in the control panel. I dont mind that so much, but I also have to turn off the ground polys which is one of the best parts of the airport. As soon as I enable the ground polys the performance goes down the tube. I will be downloading your version tomorrow morning and trying it out for sure. If it performs as good as it looks my ORBX YBBN is going in to the recycle bin.BTW, I must ask, do you have or plan on doing an FSX version of YMML as well? Same thing kind of applies to the ORBX one and it doesn't even have ground polys.Thanks for the hard work on YBBN, I am sure a lot of people are going to be VERY happy with this alternative to the ORBX version.

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Wow! I think I might uninstall OrbX's YBBN for this, since my performance there is nothing short of terrible.

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Finally got a chance to give this a shot today and I must say, well done Anthony!!Performance is great with not a whole lot of visual difference from the ORBX version. I would definitely recommend the freeware version for anyone who struggles with performance with the ORBX version. Now I can only wish that Anthony can do a YSSY and a YMML to go along wiht it :-)

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Thank you very much for this Anthony.I just installed the airport, and the frame rates are incredible! Visually the airport is great too. It all blends perfectly with FTX Australia. I don't think I'll be using Orbx YBBN again. Please consider doing this for YSSY, YMML, YPAD too! I'd even pay for those if they performed and looked the way your YBBN does.Regards,Justin

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Geez, I went through the images and thought I was looking at real photos. What a nice job!!!!Bob

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Before I make a mess of things, before installing this should I set my FTX Central to Default or to AU?

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Before I make a mess of things, before installing this should I set my FTX Central to Default or to AU?
Set the control panel to Default FSX then after you install it set it back to AU. Its a good idea to set it to Default anytime you install anything not made by ORBX.Just make sure if you have the ORBX YBBN installed you either uninstall it first or disable it in the scenery.cfg, otherwise have to of the same scenery installed could cause some conflict even if the free one is in a higher layer than the default one.

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Thanks Sean! The only time I have questions about such is when I install "OZx" materials. I'm so easily con-flustered.

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Thanks Sean! The only time I have questions about such is when I install "OZx" materials. I'm so easily con-flustered.
No problem. Yeah it's easy to get confused with when to set the control panel to Default or PNW/AU. Typically anything made by them whether its scenery or updates they want the control panel to be set to AU or PNW when you install it, however there have been instances where one of their updates actually called for the control panel to be set to Default prior to install. Now anytime I install anything by them I read the install notes 2 times to be sure.If I recall correctly on the OZx stuff I set the control panel to Default, then turn it back to AU/PNW when I am done. However you have to set the insertion points for OZx in the ORBX control panel otherwise it wont show up.Plus its not a bad idea to use a duplicate ADE/AFCAD scanner like the free one from Scruffyduck to turn off the duplicate ADE and .cvx files that are created after installing OZx. The first time I installed OZx NA and went for a fly I got a crash that I suspect was due to all the duplicate ADE files that I had. In addition since I own KORS, I had an ADE file for another airport on the island that came with the KORS package, plus the ADE file for the same airport that came with the PNW, plus a third ADE file for the same airport that came with OZx NA. Essentially 3 ADE files for one airport on Orcas Island. Once I turned off the lower priority ADE files I haven't had a crash in the PNW since.

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Plus its not a bad idea to use a duplicate ADE/AFCAD scanner like the free one from Scruffyduck to turn off the duplicate ADE and .cvx files that are created after installing OZx. The first time I installed OZx NA and went for a fly I got a crash that I suspect was due to all the duplicate ADE files that I had. In addition since I own KORS, I had an ADE file for another airport on the island that came with the KORS package, plus the ADE file for the same airport that came with the PNW, plus a third ADE file for the same airport that came with OZx NA. Essentially 3 ADE files for one airport on Orcas Island. Once I turned off the lower priority ADE files I haven't had a crash in the PNW since.
Yep, great advice! I have Airport Scanner and use it... but every so often I forget to... and that's when I get weird taxi instructions from VoxATC... or FS Captain wants me to park in a place that's now behind a stream. :(

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Great job, Anthony!I truly appreciate your hard work. The airport and surrounding area looks and runs fantastically.I did notice a couple of bugs, though, that you may want to address in any possible future patch: (I included the airport so that you could get a bearing on the locations of the bugs.)Thanks again!bug2ve.jpgbug1dt.jpg

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Hi FenricIt's always better to be safe than sorry (I once had to reinstall all my ORBX region packs but forgot to turn off the Control panel between each region pack which rightly stuffed up my FSX system, not a happy camper). But in the case of my Brisbane you can freely install it while ORBX AU is active (I make no changes to any default files or anything of ORBX). But on the other hand, I can't argue with cmpbellsjc's advice to turn off ORBX whenever you install anything new. Good advice and reduces the risk of a messed up FSX system.Now, as for YSSY, YMML, YPAD, YPTH etc... As the old saying goes, many hands make light work :)Hi FlyandFightLooks like you don't have ORBX so I guess the boat and dock are default FSX items. Didn't do much testing on default FSX. If you have ADE you should be able to load the airport file (which includes all the excludes) and add a couple of little exclude library objects boxes over the boat and dock.

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Anthony,Many thanks for the work you've put into this and your other sceneries! The install went smooth as silk and I just made a little shuffle flight down from YCDR and had my first non-CTD landing at YBBN in well over 6 months. Not only that, but my FPS counter stayed in the crooked number range on final, hitting well into the 30s at the gate - all surrounded by Virgin Blues and Jet2s.:(

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Now, as for YSSY, YMML, YPAD, YPTH etc... As the old saying goes, many hands make light work :)
I take it that is not a "No"! Big%20Grin.gif If my hands could assist, I would help.Any hints about which could be next?Once again, thanks so much for your work.Regards,Justin

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Performance is excellent. It's in a different league performance wise to the Orbx version.Visually, as you can see from the pics, it is very good too.If you struggle with Orbx YBBN, in my opinion using Ant's version is a no brainer.Regards,Justin

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Anyone tried this yet? How is the performance.
I take it you didn't read mine and Fenric's remarks?It runs great!!! Much better than the ORBX version while not sacraficing a lot of detail.
Now, as for YSSY, YMML, YPAD, YPTH etc... As the old saying goes, many hands make light work :)
I admit I wasn't familiar with that saying so I had to look it up to be sure I understood what I though it meant, but I take that as meaning that you are planning on doing it with the help of others?I have all your other AU aiports and will surely use YMML and YSSY if you make them.For me personally, I prefer a slightly less detailed airport like the YBBN that you did but is completely usable and doesn't kill FPS like the ORBX versions do. I appreciate all the work they put into YBBN and YMML, but if its not very usable without turning all the features off to get good performance then it's not really of any use to me. I dont mind some repeating textures if it means 30 FPS compared to 15 FPS.Thanks for all the hard work!

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For me personally, I prefer a slightly less detailed airport like the YBBN that you did but is completely usable and doesn't kill FPS like the ORBX versions do. I appreciate all the work they put into YBBN and YMML, but if its not very usable without turning all the features off to get good performance then it's not really of any use to me. I dont mind some repeating textures if it means 30 FPS compared to 15 FPS.
Make that two of us!It's refreshing to see a developer who prioritises maximum FPS, while at the same time making a very good looking airport. And it's free!!!!!I can't wait to see what else Ant comes up with.Regards,Justin

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