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Just a few shots from my recent trip from Vienna to Toulouse

Pushed back from the stand @ LOWW
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Flight Controls Test
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Lining up 11
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Positive rate, gear up
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Climbing straight out before our right hand turn towards Vienna
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Vienna
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Cruising near Salzburg
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Overhead Zurich
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Fairly cloudy after Zurich...moving on...

Need to loose a bit of speed
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Beautiful sunset near Toulouse
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Motorway out of Toulouse

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Gear down
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Cleared to land
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Looks good! Is that default X-Plane, or is that an addon you use for Vienna?

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Looks good! Is that default X-Plane, or is that an addon you use for Vienna?

 

I guess this the new freeware Vienna, which has been released as alpha version 2 days ago. Still much to do, but already usable.

 

And he uses orthophotos as ground textures, and OSM buildings for the city.

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OK, let me get this straight
 

That scenery is photoreal with autogen? It looks amazing, even better than anything ORBX has done. But I dont understand, can the entire worl in XP10 look that good?

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That scenery is photoreal with autogen? It looks amazing, even better than anything ORBX has done. But I dont understand, can the entire worl in XP10 look that good?

 

If I am not wrong, from the look of the screenshots, it is freeware photoscenery + OSM autogen. OSM replaces the default autogen and looks good from high to medium altitudes.

 

On the ground, I'm not a big fan of it, but combine it with the Europe library (to replace American style houses with European style house; also replaces the trains and highway signs with European trains/signs), and it's okay.

 

OSM scenery can be created with the tool OSM2XP. PilotBalu has spent a great deal of time providing optimized OSM sceneries, see simheaven.com.

 

 

About photo scenery:

 

Combined with OSM, it can look very very good, esp. since on X-Plane you don't need any expensive addons for having realistic streets, railroads and powerlines; these are the by default and usually align precisely onto the roads shown on the photo scenery. Also, the shape and size of the OSM buildings is usually very realistic and thus fits onto the shape of the buildings on the photo scenery.

 

But:

 

The problem is that there are no professional vendors for photoscenery for most parts of the world. We have RealScenery for parts of the USA, and Flight1 have (still in X-Plane 9 times) published the U.K. The rest depends on freeware.

 

For creating photo scenery, there exist tools which use Google Maps or Bing Maps as source for the photo scenery. So the quality of Freeware directly depends on the quality of these source images. Often, it is very good, but often there are color, brightness or contrast changes inbetween.

 

I suspect that the thread starter got it from simheaven.com (like the OSM) or http://zonephoto.x-plane.fr/Cartes.php

 

But he may also have created it on his own.

 

 

Finally:

 

X-Plane can also look good without photoscenery and its default autogen or just the Europe library. It depends on the area ...

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WOW!

These shots of XPlane are the first ones i see which make me seriously think: Why not checking out XPlane more closely!

Looking really great!

Thank You very much for sharing!

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You did a good job showing off what X-Plane is capable of. Still alot of simmers are not aware of it, and this scenery is possible with freeware only. 

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Wow if this is how good xplane can look then am in again lol.  But i still cant get over the cloud textures, seem cartoonish to me.

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Wow if this is how good xplane can look then am in again lol.  But i still cant get over the cloud textures, seem cartoonish to me.

 

You can find very nice freeware textures on X-Plane.org if you don't like the default clouds. :wink:

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You can find very nice freeware textures on X-Plane.org if you don't like the default clouds. :wink:

 

And of course there will soon be SkyMAXX Pro, completely replacing not only cloud textures, but the whole clouds engine.

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