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That's some amazing work, look at the pic #3 on his page and tell me you don't feel like this is a real photo...don't care how good a FSX's 3PD add on is, I've never saw a "as real as it get" airport like CCYZ in FSX.

 

I'm still waiting to buy XP-10 as I don't want to buy another almost there/almost finish product, I'm not talking about some improvements here and there when a product is finished but what I'm looking for is a product who's not in beta stage anymore...and that include add on.

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That's some amazing work, look at the pic #3 on his page and tell me you don't feel like this is a real photo...don't care how good a FSX's 3PD add on is, I've never saw a "as real as it get" airport like CCYZ in FSX.

 

I'm still waiting to buy XP-10 as I don't want to buy another almost there/almost finish product, I'm not talking about some improvements here and there when a product is finished but what I'm looking for is a product who's not in beta stage anymore...and that include add on.

I just installed it and can't believe how amazing it looks(still beta) and it only cost me $FREE.00 :lol:  bravo Christopher and to the International Scenery Development Group (ISDG)   and they even added a Tim Horton's coffee shop near the Airport :Cuppa:  :lol: 

 

this free scenery combined with the City Freeware Scenery blows everything away I have in P3D or FSX.  ChrisK and his devs can make a lot of $$$$ if they went "Payware".

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I just installed it and can't believe how amazing it looks(still beta) and it only cost me $FREE.00 :lol:  bravo Christopher and to the International Scenery Development Group (ISDG)   and they even added a Tim Horton's coffee shop near the Airport :Cuppa:  :lol: 

That is indeed a good looking airport, I have a question....are the trees shadows following the position of the sun or are the shadows painted on the ground and not moving like another big 3PD we know does in FSX?

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That is indeed a good looking airport, I have a question....is the trees shadow following the position of the sun or are the shadows painted on the ground and not moving like another big 3PD we know does in FSX?

xp10 has many shadow settings...not just 1...they do move with Sun :good:

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xp10 has many shadow settings...not just 1...they do move with Sun :good:

Good to know that developers for XP-10 do not cut in the immersion factor to make their sceneries more FPS friendly as some do in FSX by not following the SDK.

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Good to know that developers for XP-10 do not cut in the immersion factor to make their sceneries more FPS friendly as some do in FSX by not following the SDK.

it's because xp10 uses 100% your GPU plus every other part of your PC.

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Beautiful.Chris's work is high quality,so lucky it's freeware.

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Very nice.  Too bad though that I am at taxi around the airport at 3-7 FPS... :(

 

This brought my system to its knees, ...

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Very nice. Too bad though that I am at taxi around the airport at 3-7 FPS...

This brought my system to its knees, ...

 

That's really strange. I am getting excellent FPS whereas before in Toronto with the other city add-ons I was getting really low FPS. I think Chris mentioned they changed some of the objects in the city in the developer notes. Maybe this has improved my fps.

 

Anwyway, I can say it looks awesome and great performance for me so far. The quality reminds me of Orbx YMML. The city actually looks like a real city now espcieally with the awesome photo scenery underlying the autogen and custom buildings. And the HDR lighting is breathtaking!

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Just FYI. It's CYYZ. Enjoy!

 

Whoops! I've only just noticed that now. That mistake is the result of a long day at work! :rolleyes:

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That's really strange. I am getting excellent FPS whereas before in Toronto with the other city add-ons I was getting really low FPS. I think Chris mentioned they changed some of the objects in the city in the developer notes. Maybe this has improved my fps.

 

Anwyway, I can say it looks awesome and great performance for me so far. The quality reminds me of Orbx YMML. The city actually looks like a real city now espcieally with the awesome photo scenery underlying the autogen and custom buildings. And the HDR lighting is breathtaking!

For myself, without dumbing down any of my settings which brings me 30 FPS in most areas, yeah...around the airport (which is one piece of work! :)) I chunk and crawl along.  Once airborne, and over the city proper around 3,500 FT, I get up to only about 14-16 FPS.  If I shoot the approach for the harbor airport, I get 16-18 FPS.  I did not try a night flight, and do always choose to run with HDR on, so will fire up a night flight today to see what it looks like.

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For myself, without dumbing down any of my settings which brings me 30 FPS in most areas, yeah...around the airport (which is one piece of work! :)) I chunk and crawl along. Once airborne, and over the city proper around 3,500 FT, I get up to only about 14-16 FPS. If I shoot the approach for the harbor airport, I get 16-18 FPS. I did not try a night flight, and do always choose to run with HDR on, so will fire up a night flight today to see what it looks like.

Post Edit 1: Well, I had my 'personal default' textures set to EXTREME, and even on my system, could not support it. I set it down to 'high', and immediately came up to a usable 18 to 20 FPS. So, I merely had to tone down my texture choice. Actually, because it is so texture 'busy' down there, that Toronto looked better at the 'lower' texture settings than at the highest. Personal opinion in play, of course.

 

Post Edit 2: Well, well....taking the textures mask down to either 'high' or at the most, 'very high', did the trick. I could keep everything else I normally run with the same. HDR night approaches are simply AMAZING within this scenery! Night taxi at CYYZ has some of the most realistic night lighting that I have ever seen in a sim. Building structures like WestJet, Federal Express, etc...look so dang real...you have to stop shaking your head in 'simulation disbelief'!!! Freeware? Holy sh*t, but have they raised the bar for payware offerings....man, Chris has put a 'sweat on ' for those guys n' gals, lol! If this is a beta...oh boy....what will the RTSF (release to sim fanatics) offering be like? :)

 

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ChrisK is a genius at scenery....he improved everything around CYYZ and the Airport...Laminar should hire him :lol:



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pics were taken with "very high textures, no HDR"

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ChrisK is a genius at scenery....he improved everything around CYYZ and the Airport...Laminar should hire him :lol:

 

 

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pics were taken with "very high textures, no HDR"

Five, if you have a system around my peer, then you should be able to run with 'Very High' as well as HDR, set to its mid-range 4xxx) AA settings. I can whip around CYYZ and environs, with the above at around 20-22 FPS. That has proved enough FPS to give you a smooth animation. Water is at extreme as always. I need my water fix. BTW, speaking about water...I have not been able to find a dedicated XPX float plane. I would like a G.A. Cessna high wing product such as I have for FS9/FSX by Carenado. I'm going to go to the Carenado site as soon as I post this to make sure that I did not miss a float-plane G.A. anything for XPX. Try HDR on, with mid settings and set yourself up for a 3 mile-out approach and make sure you have a pillow on the desktop, so as to not bruise your jawbone..... :))))))))

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The Carenado 172 comes with floats also. At the moment though, it's waiting for the 64 bit update.

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Five, if you have a system around my peer, then you should be able to run with 'Very High' as well as HDR, set to its mid-range 4xxx) AA settings. I can whip around CYYZ and environs, with the above at around 20-22 FPS. That has proved enough FPS to give you a smooth animation. Water is at extreme as always. I need my water fix. BTW, speaking about water...I have not been able to find a dedicated XPX float plane. I would like a G.A. Cessna high wing product such as I have for FS9/FSX by Carenado. I'm going to go to the Carenado site as soon as I post this to make sure that I did not miss a float-plane G.A. anything for XPX. Try HDR on, with mid settings and set yourself up for a 3 mile-out approach and make sure you have a pillow on the desktop, so as to not bruise your jawbone..... :))))))))

I have 4 PC's in my home but at the time of the pics I was testing out CYYZ on my kid's PC :good: I love HDR on or off...depending on my mood :lol:  All my PC's have good NVIDIA cards...660, 670 and two 680's.

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The Carenado 172 comes with floats also. At the moment though, it's waiting for the 64 bit update.

Oh..it does?  Well, I guess I could be talked into firing up the 32 bit route to land it on the water.......I'll take a look. Thanks!

 

I have 4 PC's in my home but at the time of the pics I was testing out CYYZ on my kid's PC :good: I love HDR on or off...depending on my mood :lol:  All my PC's have good NVIDIA cards...660, 670 and two 680's.

'...depending on my mood'.....   I have never tried a night flight without HDR on....I might have to turn it off and take out a 22:00 hour flight to see what you meant about 'moods' being involved... :)

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