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FSX / FS9 Blueprint KJFK with approach lead-in lights (strobes) to the 13s.Looks good.http://www.blueprintsimulations.com/BluePrint_KJFK.html

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With FSDT's version out there, God only knows why they made this. Would have done much better IMO to do KEWR.

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Hi,I agree, not sure what the thinking was in making another KJFK since its been done by FSDT.

With FSDT's version out there, God only knows why they made this. Would have done much better IMO to do KEWR.

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Hi, I agree, not sure what the thinking was in making another KJFK since its been done by FSDT.
Plus, Blueprint doesn't come close to modeling JFK the way FSDT has done. I love flying in and out of JFK now I have their (FSDT) scenery.

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Plus, Blueprint doesn't come close to modeling JFK the way FSDT has done. I love flying in and out of JFK now I have their (FSDT) scenery.
So true....

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Many might not agree with me but I am a HUGE fan of Blueprints airports. There rendition of my home airport KDTW is superb, and so are my KLAX and KDFW. I get wonderful frames and on all their airports. I will use KJFK shortly. The only issue I have with BP is no moving jetways. Having said that their work IMHO is wonderful and so appropriate for those of us that don't have the fastest systems. When ever I had an issue with BP they responded in a day. KJFK has been a bear on frames and I hope that the BP offering solves a lot of frame problems I have experienced in other software.Bob

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They 'd have a nice niche if they did the smaller regional airports instead of these Hub airports, you'd buy their stuff just because no-one else would be likely to do it.But the KJFK decision I have to admit seems to defy logic.Regards.Ernie.

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Many might not agree with me but I am a HUGE fan of Blueprints airports. There rendition of my home airport KDTW is superb, and so are my KLAX and KDFW. I get wonderful frames and on all their airports. I will use KJFK shortly. The only issue I have with BP is no moving jetways. Having said that their work IMHO is wonderful and so appropriate for those of us that don't have the fastest systems. When ever I had an issue with BP they responded in a day. KJFK has been a bear on frames and I hope that the BP offering solves a lot of frame problems I have experienced in other software.Bob
Just be aware that they're recommending no one buy it unless they have an i5 or stronger processor (FSX version). They said this scenery is hard on fps, so it is nice that they are being upfront about that.

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Just be aware that they're recommending no one buy it unless they have an i5 or stronger processor (FSX version). They said this scenery is hard on fps, so it is nice that they are being upfront about that.
I would imagine that it's harder on FPS than the FSDT version is just because of the way they model their sceneries. The FSDT version actually gives me a lot better FPS than the default version all while looking a lot better and providing more detail.than the stock JFK.Frankly, I am surprised they did JFK since the FSDT version is so good and easy on FPS already, I'd rather they spend their time on smaller regional airports that no other developer like FSDT or FlyTampa are going to touch anyway. I would buy a KABQ, KTUS, and KOKC if they would do those since most likely no one else will thouch them.

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I'm also find myself scratching my head with some of BP's choices, like KLAX or KDFW. I can only imagine they offer these duplicate airports because they are cheaper, and many people have older systems that choke on the better payware versions. They really should broaden their (and our) horizons by tackling the oft ignored smaller fields, or airports with obsolete payware like KEWR, as mentioned above.

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When I consider default scenery with moving jetways and updated AFCAD's and sceneries against sceneries without moving jetways seems like a step backwards to me. I have promised myself that I would not purchase any more sceneries without moving jetways even if they sometimes go below ground level.

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I'm considering buying some of Blueprint's other airports such as the Latin Americas, etc as I already have the FSDT versions of what they are offering.Just a general question, how good or how recommended are their sceneries? Is it worth the buy?Thoughts/suggestions/critique, please.

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Rick,I have BluePrint's KDTW (FS9 and FSX) and KJFK (FSX).They did a great job on both.They did a great job on the lead-in lights (strobes) on KJFK ... I tested FSDT prior .. I had low frame rates and did not like their simulation of the lead-in lights.I do not use jetwys .. I have for testing and a look around a few times.I will purchase more airports from Blueprint.

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Rick,I have BluePrint's KDTW (FS9 and FSX) and KJFK (FSX).They did a great job on both.They did a great job on the lead-in lights (strobes) on KJFK ... I tested FSDT prior .. I had low frame rates and did not like their simulation of the lead-in lights.I do not use jetwys .. I have for testing and a look around a few times.I will purchase more airports from Blueprint.
Hi VaughanThanks for that input. As I fly quite a lot from EHAM(NL 2000)-SAEZ(default FSX) and LSZH(FSDT)-SBGR with the PMDG 747-400X and PMDG MD-11X, I wanted to know before I purchased what their quality was like as I intend to buy their Canada,Latin America,and Caribbean airports.

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I have only one BP airport: Memphis KMEM. What always surprises me about BP sceneries is the modeling: it's usually very good. The buildings always seem to be done really well. But what always bums me out is the texturing. The texturing of the terminals is sort of the same for all their airports. It always strikes me as buying more or less the same airport in a different layout, if you get what I mean. That's also the reason I don't have any of their other sceneries: I can't get over that generic texturing. If they'd spend more time on that, make each airport look more unique, I'd buy mroe from them...

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I have only one BP airport: Memphis KMEM. What always surprises me about BP sceneries is the modeling: it's usually very good. The buildings always seem to be done really well. But what always bums me out is the texturing. The texturing of the terminals is sort of the same for all their airports. It always strikes me as buying more or less the same airport in a different layout, if you get what I mean. That's also the reason I don't have any of their other sceneries: I can't get over that generic texturing. If they'd spend more time on that, make each airport look more unique, I'd buy mroe from them...
I seldom leave the cockpit views.I enjoy more the technical side of flights .. aircraft systems, preflight, route planning, weather, procedures, departures. arrivals .. keeps me very busy!

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I seldom leave the cockpit views.I enjoy more the technical side of flights .. aircraft systems, preflight, route planning, weather, procedures, departures. arrivals .. keeps me very busy!
Well yes of course, same here, but I also want something nice to look at while I'm doing all that :( Besides, you don't have to be in exterior view to look at airport scenery, unless of course your cockpit windows are extrenmely dirty...

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I have their KMSP scenery and it's cool.The thing I like about their JFK scenery is that it shows how the airport looks in present time (I'm speaking of Terminal 4 and Terminal 6). FSDT isn't really up to date.

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I have their KMSP scenery and it's cool.The thing I like about their JFK scenery is that it shows how the airport looks in present time (I'm speaking of Terminal 4 and Terminal 6). FSDT isn't really up to date.
They will be doing an update though. Not sure when they release it. But I have to agree on that point: BP generally has up-to-date versions of airports. Also their KIND is the most up-to-date version around.

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I have only one BP airport: Memphis KMEM. What always surprises me about BP sceneries is the modeling: it's usually very good. The buildings always seem to be done really well. But what always bums me out is the texturing. The texturing of the terminals is sort of the same for all their airports. It always strikes me as buying more or less the same airport in a different layout, if you get what I mean. That's also the reason I don't have any of their other sceneries: I can't get over that generic texturing. If they'd spend more time on that, make each airport look more unique, I'd buy mroe from them...
I've always thought the exact same thing!!I own KDAL, KMEM, KHOU, and KSDF and your right in the aspect that all the terminals and buildings look like they are using similar textures. There's nothing wrong with the modeling of the sceneries, but for me if they would just hire a good texture artist to take care of the graphics their airports would be a lot better. The only other thing that really bugs me about their airports is the big square photoreal ground patch that comes with the airports, which in most cases doesn't really blend very well with surrounding GEX textures. Rather than just plop a big square of photoreal down, I would rather they do it like FSDT does and use some of the airports surrounding roads as a border for the photoreal and then blend and color correct the photo textures to blend in.with the default or GEX textures. I usually just remove the photo bgl from their airports and do my own thing.

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FSDT also had lead in lights for their KJFK, but only at night. Will Blueprint's KJFK lead in lights work in the daytime? If so, then that would be an achievement worth crowing about.

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