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Which airports you will buy after FTX Global is out?

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I am thinking about getting some airports in Asia region so I wanted to ask which airports you are thinking about buying after FTX Global is out. It will make a lots of difference compared to default FSX textures so lots of people would want to fly to different regions. My choice is Chubu Centrair for now. What do you have in your mind?

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I'm aiming for FlyTampa's Kai Tak, looking forward to some flights around there.

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Chubu Centrair is a great add-on (as are all products from Pacific Island Simulations), and also nearby there is a good addon airport for Fukushima, available on Simmarket.

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I've seen quite a few really great freeware Russian airports, they'll be on the list - I plan on giving my AN-2 lots of room to roam! :lol:

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I am also considering Aerosim Kansai because it is a very large international airport and it can handle 777. Between Chubu and this, I should make a choice.

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I have no interest in FTXGlobal, but it would be nice if it did spur new airport designs since you guys seem to think it will be a game changer.

 

Hope everyone disables their landclass addons that many installed when FSX came out to place the default texture classes in more appropriate areas or FTXGlobal will likely be off.

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FTX global will just use the same texture calls as default fsx in most places,  so not sure why anyone would need to disable third party LC since they use those same calls.  only exception I could think of would be asia where they have the new tex and lc.  I plan on testing all my LC addons when it comes out.

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FTX actually promotes use of LC. Not sure why anyone would disable it.

 

I think people kinda are missing what FTX Global is.

 

 

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Once it's out, if all regions can be used at once, i'll purchase all regions. Then, as i'll be broke, one airport at a time :P

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Love FTX but I wont buy this for some time if ever. It is not going to be like the FTX regions we know and love so it is bound to disappoint!

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FTX actually promotes use of LC. Not sure why anyone would disable it.

 

I think people kinda are missing what FTX Global is.

 

 

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It's my understanding this is mostly new textures (with associated autogen), and also more diversity thru new landclass definitions than default upon initial release with more features coming later. If so, then the landclass products that simply replaced the prevalent default desert textures with another landclass will do the same thing with FTXGlobal textures and if the texture is different you will probably see funky results.

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Land class is not textures.

 

Orbx is just replacing the textures that it sits on, like a layered cake.

 

It will prove no more problems than people who use land class with GEX and UTX. Just it's from a different company and instead of overwhelming repeated textures there will be world coverage and a whole bunch of diversity.

 

 

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I will buy no airport addons at all after getting FTXG. I don't plan on buying addon airports for quite some time, really. I recently reinstalled FSX and most of my addons were left uninstalled. I installed a few basic addons, freeware Norway scenery and one plane and that's it. For now I like my FSX setup clean and simple. FTGX will improve the overall quality of FSX and that'll do for a long while, I hope. I'm a bit done with spending too much money on this hobby. ^_^

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Just it's from a different company and instead of overwhelming repeated textures there will be world coverage and a whole bunch of diversity.

Yeah so basically FTX Global is just like GEX with just different look, really the repetitiveness doesn't disappear anywhere although it might look less annoying with better looking textures. (other than new autogen textures which I think GEX doesn't have, I could be wrong though).

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Check out their site and the preview picks. It looks way different and better IMO. While it is no Photoreal, which is the only way you will get 100% realism, it is a step ahead.

 

I am no Orbx ######, and own GEX, but I am looking forward to this release. My GEX Washington looks like my backyard in Georgia. That kills it for me.

 

 

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Yeah at least it seems like they are really working on improving textures and also making landclass changes to Southeast Asia which looks horrible by default, more like Southern Europe than place with a lot of tropical rainforests. 

 

I think I might start flying more around Asia when this comes out. 

 

I agree it definitely looks way better than GEX. 

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From the tons of previews that they've been showing on the FTX forum, I've went from being mildly / almost interested to being absolutely sure of purchasing ASAP. The improved textures look really great, and what they've done with night lighting with no performance hit looks very exciting as well.

 

Even with default landclass and vectors, it still looks like it'll open up a lot more of the world to being quite a bit more believable. I plan on taking some trips to areas that look pretty bad in regions not currently touched by addons!

 

Also, the bulk of my flying is in my home province, Alberta (Canada), and it'll be nice to finally have some east-west flights that won't be such an immersion breaking jolt crossing that NRM / default "border".

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All your existing LC products will work 100% as before, they'll just be calling our new replacement textures that's all.

 

Additionally we have unlocked all the dormant meshing tiles so all textures will blend using logical borders like roads, fences, fields, houses, buildings etc. ACES shipped FSX with non-matching FS9 meshing tiles (can you believe that?!!!) which creates the ugly mess you see when two different classes of textures adjoin each other. So FTXG will look a lot more cohesive than default, and also gets night lighting.

 

We will ship a base openLC pack with FTXG to remove some of the MS/ACES 'deserts' and obvious lack of love for Asia, but that LC will call custom textures from a separate, dedicated folder.

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Additionally we have unlocked all the dormant meshing tiles so all textures will blend using logical borders like roads, fences, fields, houses, buildings etc. ACES shipped FSX with non-matching FS9 meshing tiles (can you believe that?!!!)

 

Coming from MS i can see that happening. And these are good news, better blending sure needs to happen in FSX.

 

I heard there is the strong possibility of all ORBX areas can live peacefully together, is this going to take place, can we fly seamlessly from UK to NA, NA to AU without swapping regions?

 

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I notice that the original question in the thread has gotten lost - what airports are we going to buy?  In my case I intend to buy some of the new ORBX airports announced for the UK (Southampton, e.g.) and I  will purchase most of the France VFR airports.  I will look at what's available elsewhere in Europe, as I fly mostly to-from UK to the continent.

 

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back on topic. Pacific simulations http://islandsim.com/ make very nice airports and wait for it...no impact on frames even when using PMDG products! okay maybe 2 or 3fps but thats it and trust me I have lots of ORBX so I know about frames hits, so now I focus elswhere

 

What else is out there??

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I will probably buy some more Asian airports as FTX Global finally makes Southeast Asia flyable, before it simply looked so bad I couldn't force myself to fly there much. 

 

Probably I will get something from Onet Valley, in the past when I used FSPassengers I had trouble with their airports & FSX crash detection but now with FSCaptain I'm not using crash detection anymore so they should be okay now.

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