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FTX Global Who is Gonna Buy!

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Hi everyone. I just have  a quick question. Last I heard FTX Global is planned to release in June and I am wondering how many of you are planning on buying this product immediately or in the future. With the 777 about to be released it will be attractive to fly to some new areas that in the past may have been lacking some proper scenery coverage. Your thoughts and opinions, Please! By the way. I am planning on buying it.  :lol:

 

EDIT: Sorry guys. I had two tabs open and posted in the wrong forum. This was intended for the FSX forum. If mods would be so kind to move it. 

 

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Think I'll wait to see what most people think of it.

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I'm there day one.

 

Have all their scenery and airports. Just a satisfied customer really and can't wait for FTXG. Also the regular upgrade packs makes it even more attractive. We will get some great scenery in parts of the world that traditionally have been left untouched by developers.

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If this is a good product, I will by all means by it. I've been waiting for something that covers the entire world for a loooooooong time. Currently, it really makes me not want to fly internationally to regions I do not have scenery for. I hope the download is like 50GBs lol.

 

MegaSceneryEarth should do something similar, their products look nice.

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Think i'll wait to see how it goes, I rarely buy a product on day 1  anymore.

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They mentioned a price of around $100 for the initial release on their forum a while back. I'm not sure if it has since changed, though. I likely won't be getting it as the price is a bit high for what they are actually doing.

 

MegaSceneryEarth should do something similar, their products look nice.

It would be an absolutely insane task to do similar with photo scenery. Not to mention the filesize would be massive. Likely hundreds of GBs for quality imagery covering the globe (if that were even possible). I suspect FTX Global won't be too big of a download with initial release since they are only changing the landclass textures and autogen. Maybe only a few GBs. When they, as planned, start changing airfields, adding photoreal backgrounds to certain areas over time, the file size will definitely increase.

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I am ok (for the most part) with my FTX regions, no need to make the rest of the world look that way for now. I spend more than 1/2 my sim time over photor4eal scenery, much with custom autogen, instead of FTX regions.

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Interesting responses. There have been tons of previews which are a very good indication of the quality. I have photo scenery that covers all of the US plus FTX Australia all regions. I own most of the NA versions as well but also prefer photo scenery. I have been only using the NGX so I more or less have stayed in the US. Now that PMDG is updating the Queen and releasing the 777 I have renewed interest in flying to other places in the world. The downside of flying to other parts of the world, other than Europe which I have UTX and GEX to cover, is that the default FSX us awful. I look forward to a marriage of these products. 

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Won't be day one, but I will be getting it.

Price is just right if you think about it. As long as they support it after you buy the pack they will update it. Add more and more detail all the time.

 

Win for me cause I have a phobia of flying over default areas and I imagine I will be doing a lot more exploring even if it isn't 100% accurate. I could care less. I just want some nice looking areas for a change.

 

 

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Seems I posted this on the wrong forum and the post went missing, my fault. The Mods were kind enough to resurrect the topic. The conversation was just getting going and I would like to hear more feedback from the community. 

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I might buy it but probably not on day 1. I would like to see more "demo" videos and/or feedback on what people are saying about it the first few weeks. I also am curious as to how the support will be and the timing on future upgrades (free or pay).

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For me, scenery coverage is more than textures. Since the product doesn't include any vector data or accurate landclass, it doesn't interest me as a VFR flier.

From what I've read, they're planning on releasing such a product in the future. Until then, I'll stick with my FTX regions and photo scenery.

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Likely hundreds of GBs for quality imagery covering the globe (if that were even possible).

More like several terabytes. With just a quick estimate, MegasceneryEarth should break 1 terabyte no problem with the entire US coverage.

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I only fly in Europe and since I purchased Orbx England I don't end or start my flights anywhere else, so to get FTX style textures all over the rest of the world, it's a day 1 purchase for me.

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I'll buy when relased for sure. :rolleyes: I have already started pimping up the rest of the world with UTX where it covers and will be looking into other landclass products for the rest of the world. Also have invested in more international airports around the globe and other nice sceneries. I'm ready to go Global anytime B)

 

BTW, is there any good payware landclass products for Asia and Africa?

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I'll be buying it absolutely no doubt......but it won't be Day 1.

 

I'll be waiting to see what reaction it gets in reviews and more from users in their "own backyards" and with similar specs to mine re performance.

 

The massive increase in autogen that FTX Global clearly brings has to have a substantial performance hit that might bring my system to its knees....despite their claims to the contrary.

 

I so hope i'm wrong and that it perform like a dream.

 

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Steve

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When is it spose to come out?

The last thing I read they are aiming for a release in mid-June, was it June 13 or 15?

 

I'll most likely buy it, but definitely not on day 1, because I'll have a lot of exams in June, then I'll be off working away form home, so perhaps in September, unless it gets loads of bad reviews (though I really doubt that).

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After I read that all the conflict problems with other regions, products etc (what I call the "FTX Central Nightmare") is resolved, I'd probably go for it.

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I was really up to buying FTX Global until few days ago when they started posting Greece screenshots and videos. Autogen is awesome but ground textures are waaaay off, Greece never looked so green lol. I don't have a clue why they didn't just overhaul that desert like texture set that appear in Greece/Spain instead of paint the whole areas in lush green.

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The massive increase in autogen that FTX Global clearly brings has to have a substantial performance hit that might bring my system to its knees....despite their claims to the contrary.

 

You could counter that by lowering autogen settings....if needed. I don't struggle with FTX regions autogen and when flying GA I can have Extremely dense settings and still maintain 30 FPS most of the time.

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