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In the thread that shows some GEX - FTX Global comparison I noticed the poster hardly uses autogen. And autogen is a HUGE part of FTXG. Besides, not everyone owns GEX (I don't) and I was mainly interested in FSX default versus FTX Global screenshots. I made three comparison screenshots myself, which also shows the much improved autogen. The FSX default shots were taken yesterday, after which I saved the flight, and today I took the FTXG shots. (These are all the comparison shots I will be able to make because I didn't back up the default textures wink.png ).

 

First conclusion: WOW! Awesome! There are a few things that really stick out:

 

- better colors (FSX colors are duller)

- far less messy looking towns (FSX town look like a total random mess)

- autogen fits in textures much better (FSX autogen buildings stick out and look randomly placed)

- autogen buildings better sized (FSX buildings look too big)

- great looking and varied trees with more depth, and more too (FSX trees are less varied and completely flat)

- more depth/contrast overall (FSX looks more flat and dull)

 

I am very happy with the last shot which is from the Netherlands: I didn't expect this yet with FTXG (I though I need OpenLC for that) but even the default textures now show realistic Dutch fields!!! No more southern France or England-like random little fields, but larger rectangle ones! Awesome! Where FSX looks looks like a complete mess and NOTHING like the Netherlands, FTXG makes it look like it should! Great!!!

 

First: Norway, using freeware Norway landclass and mesh:

 

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Norway once more:

 

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The Netherlands!

 

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Looks great, seems like the autogen brings a lot more depth to the scenery with FTX Global than it did with GEX. I usually keep autogen set to normal because I mostly fly high altitude flights with airliners, forgot it that way when taking comparison shots...

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Yes, autogen makes a HUGE difference with FTXG! Not only does it offer better and more autogen but it indeed also brings more depth and variation to everything!

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These pics are at last warming me to FTXG.   Great shots Jeroen, and far better to see comparisons with FSX default textures, rather than GEX. :smile:

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These pics are at last warming me to FTXG.   Great shots Jeroen, and far better to see comparisons with FSX default textures, rather than GEX. :smile:

 

Well, I am very happy with FTXG! But then I didn't own GEX... but the difference between FSX default and FTXG is worth the money for certain! A no brainer for me! I had very realistic expectations for FTXG (maning not too high), knowing it was 'just textures' and nothing more, but that autogen... it's really so much better and really plays a HUGE role in improving the overall experience!

 

So make sure that when you look at FTXG pictures, they do show enough autogen! ;)

 

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BTW As I said in the OP I use freeware landclass and mesh for Norway: I forgot to add I also use UTX Europe. Other then that I don't use any addons, so no mesh, specific landclass addons and no ENB or SweetFX.

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I posted some more shots focusing on the autogen here:

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/414488-ftx-global-autogen/

 

What about the fps with FTX?

 

Seems about the same as default. I don't watch the fps counter though. Maybe performance is slightly lower where there are a lot of trees: I have autogen at extremely dense and FTXG seems to show a lot more trees then default does. Considering that, I think FTXG does a fine job on performance. It's certainly not so that FTXG brings performance down.

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I'll tag along on this thread instead of creating a new one.

 

KABQ:

 

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KJAN:

 

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The colors are deeper and a bit more natural and it's more stark in different areas. But the biggest difference I see is the clearness/sharpness of the textures (especially cities, it's like they are a whole different higher resolution even though they aren't), placement of the autogen, and the natural way in which the tiles fit together.

Night environments are just no contest.

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I honestly don't know which is which? In each comparison, is the top one Orbx?

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I honestly don't know which is which? In each comparison, is the top one Orbx?

Then don't buy it I guess. I have no idea how you can't see the difference between those two.

 

Especially the second shot.

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I honestly don't know which is which? In each comparison, is the top one Orbx?

 

I want to know too, is the top one Orbx?


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Another satisfied FTX global customer, the difference between default and global is worth the big price in my opinion, no fps problems , no ftx regions mixing in with ftx global snags, if there was GEX global already  then maybe the  choice would be a little more harder to make. The problem orbx may have is selling new regions and landclass because global looks good enough without any  more addons to me, infact i probably wont  re-install UTX because im not sure its worth it anymore.

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I honestly don't know which is which? In each comparison, is the top one Orbx?

 

Then don't buy it I guess. I have no idea how you can't see the difference between those two.

 

Especially the second shot.

 

First of all, the bottom pics are with FTX Global. Yeah, I guess if you really can't see a difference then there's no reason to buy anything.

 

In the first comparison I agree the difference is not as massive. I noticed this as well when flying around the southwest. Global is still certainly an improvement, but I can see how it's not a "smack you in your face" change. But I am kind of flabbergasted that you can't see the differences in the second comparison. Look at the forest in the foreground. Much denser, better colors, more realistic tree sprites etc.

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LOL If you can't tell which is which, don't buy it indeed: it would be a waste of money for you. ^_^  To me the difference is very obvious and clear and certainly worth the money! 

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