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This airport deservers the FSDT treatment.  I'm quite excited about this one.....though I'd probably buy anything made by them.

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If only they would FS9 it. Oh well, looks great!

I'm SO glad they don't FS9 it.

 

Since FSX users are the VASTLY OVERWHELMING majority right now, developing to be still compatible with FS9 means they would have to limit the FSX version in what it can do, which instead IS a "great offense" to FSX users, because by keep using FS9 methods and technologies in FSX, we undermine the quality of the FSX version of the product, and we are killing our future, because we can't keep innovating with new stuff because, if you haven't noticed, with *each* new scenery we added a new feature, which is constantly putting away from FS9, at to the point that with KIAH, there's now way we could do it in FS9, other than redoing from *scratch*, as if it was another separate product.

 

quote from Virtuali http://www.fsdreamteam.com/forum/index.php?topic=7358.msg64749#msg64749

 

AMEN brother.

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Both FSDT and Flightbeam are targeting all the United hubs, making me one happy camper.

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I'm SO glad they don't FS9 it.

 

Since FSX users are the VASTLY OVERWHELMING majority right now, developing to be still compatible with FS9 means they would have to limit the FSX version in what it can do, which instead IS a "great offense" to FSX users, because by keep using FS9 methods and technologies in FSX, we undermine the quality of the FSX version of the product, and we are killing our future, because we can't keep innovating with new stuff because, if you haven't noticed, with *each* new scenery we added a new feature, which is constantly putting away from FS9, at to the point that with KIAH, there's now way we could do it in FS9, other than redoing from *scratch*, as if it was another separate product.

 

quote from Virtuali http://www.fsdreamteam.com/forum/index.php?topic=7358.msg64749#msg64749

 

AMEN brother.

 

I would recommend you and Virtuali took a look at Flytampa Dubai and Montreal, in both sim flavours. Then think about what inovation and quality really stands for.

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If only they would FS9 it. Oh well, looks great!

 

 As out dated as FS9 is now, it still gets a new airport every once in a while, but it's getting less and less.  Aerosoft also once stated that FS9 airports only sell a small fraction of what FSX airports sell.

These are the earliest stage of development that I've ever seen pictures released, especially from FSDT.

It's going to be a fine airport when it gets finished.

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If only they would FS9 it. Oh well, looks great!

All the more reason to make the switch.

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Oh my god. I cant wait to get my handd on this airport. Beautiful!!!! Thank you so much fot making this awesome airport.

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I would recommend you and Virtuali took a look at Flytampa Dubai and Montreal, in both sim flavours. Then think about what inovation and quality really stands for.

Except Flytampa's airports don't have the awesome ground textures/shaders that FSDreamteam does (or moving jetways, or dynamic shadows). And they are NOT DX10 compatible. Yes they look pretty nice but its obvious that they arnt as advanced as far as FSX only features are concerned.

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Couldn't be happier right now.. I've been simming since FS2002 and I have never seen this airport modeled. Considering that fact that I live 13nm from the ends of 8/9 and that all of my flights start or finish at Bush, I'm a pretty happy camper.

 

Thank you FSDT!

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I would recommend you and Virtuali took a look at Flytampa Dubai and Montreal, in both sim flavours. Then think about what inovation and quality really stands for.

 

Flytampa has recently stated that they are done with FS9. All for good reasons.

 

But please, lets not turn this into another useless FSX vs FS9 topic that gets locked.

 

Lets focus on how beautiful this airport is going to be!!

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Flytampa has recently stated that they are done with FS9. All for good reasons.

 

Do you have a link for that? As far as I'm aware, YSSY is planned for FS9.

 

 

 


Except Flytampa's airports don't have the awesome ground textures/shaders that FSDreamteam does (or moving jetways, or dynamic shadows). And they are NOT DX10 compatible. Yes they look pretty nice but its obvious that they arnt as advanced as far as FSX only features are concerned.

 

In my opinion, FSDT trails behind Flytampa, Flightbeam and 29 Palms, depite all the bells and whistles. Why? Again, in my view, FSDT aiports lack a certain "character" and feel industrialized to me. I own almost all of them, and probably will purchase KIAH also, but to me, they are a bit overrated.

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I just flew into KIAH last week and was wondering why no one has touched this airport since Simflyers back in the old FS9 days. Glad someone read my mind and decide to give it the treatment it deserves. I have ALL the FSDT sceneries (with the exception of CYVR not being AES'd, personal preference) but hopefully this will be a future purchase.

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Great to see that, I think I will get this one as a longhaul destination for PMDG 777 when it gets released.

 

 

 


In my opinion, FSDT trails behind Flytampa, Flightbeam and 29 Palms, depite all the bells and whistles. Why? Again, in my view, FSDT aiports lack a certain "character" and feel industrialized to me. I own almost all of them, and probably will purchase KIAH also, but to me, they are a bit overrated.

 

I agree, although FSDT makes very good looking airports and I highly respect them for tha,t still I personally find FlyTampa Athens and Dubai way better than any other major airports ever made for FSX by anybody. They seem to find the perfect balance between performance and graphics better than anyone else if you ask me.

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I hope they develop something that the airport doesn't take about 5seconds to load when approaching it - that might be horrible in a busy online environment. I noticed that these loading-moments get longer with every scenery they release - in CYVR it feels like an eternety and i always think it crashed.... Other sceneries of that size don't have these (noticable) loading times (like OMDB, KIAD,...)

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Yeah I definitely am excited about KIAH. Also I do agree with the loading times. Wish they can somehow improve on that aspect.

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I hope they develop something that the airport doesn't take about 5seconds to load when approaching it - that might be horrible in a busy online environment. I noticed that these loading-moments get longer with every scenery they release - in CYVR it feels like an eternety and i always think it crashed.... Other sceneries of that size don't have these (noticable) loading times (like OMDB, KIAD,...)

 

CYVR is very heavy on the GPU. If your graphics card isn't the best, you will notice stutters, and slow loading times here.

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I think I have a pretty good video card, EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ (4GB) and I still get slow loading and stuttering. I think they need to optimize their airports better, especially the v2.x versions. I don't experience it so much with their older versions.

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I think I have a pretty good video card, EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ (4GB) and I still get slow loading and stuttering. I think they need to optimize their airports better, especially the v2.x versions. I don't experience it so much with their older versions.

Their older versions are much more dependent on the CPU, and since FSX is dependent on the CPU, the frames will be much better here. Loading times are faster because the textures are most likely not 4096 (Like CYVR). With recent sceneries, due to complexity, they put all the load on the GPU so frames won't be affected so badly, that's why you get more studdering. Textures at CYVR are 4096, which is probably the cause of slow loading times. But of coarse, you can turn off 4096 textures there.

 

Keep in mind that Vancouver is almost always cloudy, or raining. HD clouds have a big cause for studdering and loading times. (And fps.)

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