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PMDG 777 deserves the new UK2000 EGLL scenery

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Didn't realise UK2000 released Version 3. I have version 2 and that looks fantastic, when I get a few more quid I'll look into upgrading (40% discount eh). After all, 90% of my flights use Heathrow. British Airways 744 :)

 

Just looking at the details and screenshots now.

 

I see they're implementing T2 - that'll be cool!

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it is a little better on my system. VAS is pretty much the same.

 

I have 25-32 fps on ground and in the air with dense settings. FTX England UTII at 25% in the NGX and the T7.Roadtraffic at 11%.TML 2048.VAS circling London 27R up to 3.8 GB

 

Michael

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I also thought my 777 deserves the newly released EGLL.

A heavy traffic airport must be celebrated with a heavy aircraft.

For this purpose I even lowered my FSX settings to get a chance of reaching EGLL.

 

FSUIPC VAS warning started sounding a few minutes before landing.

I eventually got an OOM (first since a long time) while taxing to the apron.

Looks like for my PC the combination of PMDG and EGLL is too much.

 

But at least I saw part of the airport and I agree it looks gorgeous!

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I also thought my 777 deserves the newly released EGLL.

A heavy traffic airport must be celebrated with a heavy aircraft.

For this purpose I even lowered my FSX settings to get a chance of reaching EGLL.

 

FSUIPC VAS warning started sounding a few minutes before landing.

I eventually got an OOM (first since a long time) while taxing to the apron.

Looks like for my PC the combination of PMDG and EGLL is too much.

 

But at least I saw part of the airport and I agree it looks gorgeous!

Yup im in the same boat - If you look at my specs you'd think FSX runs like a charm, but even I got to keep away from "heavy" airport such as EGLL :(

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I didn't know version 3 was out! It is amazing!!!!!

 

Richard what kind of power you got to run that? 

 

A secret to stopping or reducing OOMs is to stay inside the cockpit (PMDG 777) and not use the menu of FSX (use it before you select your 777). The minute you start Alt-Tab ing and viewing outside the a/c etc you will have OOMs.

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Have been flying the PMDG 777 long haul constantly for the past few weeks without a single OOM, everything is maxed (except autogen) & all destinations use high end addon scenery.

 

All I have done is make sure no photo scenery exists anywhere in the sim, removed the exterior model since I fly VC 99% of time, and only have online traffic.  

 

Smooth as silk 11 hours from EGLL to VHHH and then RKSI without restarting the sim.

 

Also flown EDDF - OBBI -OMDB without restarting the sim.    I also offload ASN and bunch of other stuff to a networked laptop.

 

Gotta agree with Daniel, I bet some people are jumping around the exterior views all the time. Just fly the aircraft and enjoy the views from the flightdeck.

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Every slider in the sim maxed, is that clear enough for you?.....

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Have been flying the PMDG 777 long haul constantly for the past few weeks without a single OOM, everything is maxed (except autogen) & all destinations use high end addon scenery.

 

All I have done is make sure no photo scenery exists anywhere in the sim, removed the exterior model since I fly VC 99% of time, and only have online traffic.  

 

Smooth as silk 11 hours from EGLL to VHHH and then RKSI without restarting the sim.

 

Also flown EDDF - OBBI -OMDB without restarting the sim.    I also offload ASN and bunch of other stuff to a networked laptop.

 

Gotta agree with Daniel, I bet some people are jumping around the exterior views all the time. Just fly the aircraft and enjoy the views from the flightdeck.

 

Im an AI and Photoscenery nut, which is like junk food for FSX, that's why probably.... love the AI and realistic photoscenery. But it comes at a cost.

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Im an AI and Photoscenery nut, which is like junk food for FSX,

 

I love that.  I think you've summed that up perfectly :-)  Well, that is, that's how I like to run my FSX, 'mostly junk food free' but have no argument or dispute with anyone who thinks differently :-)

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how was the performance on the new uk2000 EGLL compare to the last version of it?

 

Coming from a generally "Low end spec user" - performance is fantastic compared to V2. Did a night takeoff in VC with low, cumulus overcast layer - averaged 18FPS where before it'd probably be near the region of 10. The runway lights aren't as over the top (still not really realistic) which helps performance too. 

 

Scenery is excellent and has a great price tag (even better if upgrading like myself!) HOWEVER - I will be getting and trying Aerosoft's next version. The building modelling and textures look nothing short of fantastic in the screenshots we've seen. Especially the glass stuff - T5 being my main "base", that's important to me personally. But V3 will hold me over  ^_^

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The runway lights aren't as over the top (still not really realistic) which helps performance too.

 

Gary's lights look fantastic, and they are some of the best looking lights in FSX. I don't know what is unrealistic about them compared to any other products on the market :huh:

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I am not overly convinced by the texture work done to UK2000 products, how do you view it?

I am looking at your screenshots, and the aerial photograph used in the scenery is a better one than the last edition, still the texture work needs more improvement.

 

I would love to see my Heathrow updated, I am flying V2, but I think I want to wait for Aerosoft's version.

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I can't argue that Aerosoft's Heathrow looks very impressive, and the scenery seems to extend beyond the airport boundary. I do not have experience with Aerosoft's Mega Airport packages, so I do not know how the framerates would compare with lots of AI planes active. I guess I will know soon enough, because I am desperate to get hold of their new Dublin X!

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To be honest, it is not yet known when the Aerosoft's (SimWings) new version is going to be released. I don't think it will happen very soon.

In the meantime I didn't mind to pay a few euros for Gary's v3, especially for the very reasonable upgrade price (one of the cheapest quality addons I ever bought).

 

Heathrow is Europe's most important hub, and one of the largest airports to develop, and as such it is always worth buying for me.

So I will also get the Simwings version when released and use the one I like more.

No problem for me and lets me enjoy* one now instead of thinking which to buy eventually. :wink:

 

* A separate question is the performance but I don't think SimWings will make LHR significantly faster.

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Agreed, this is a fantastic addition to my airports collection. I haven't tried it yet with the 777 as I have grounded that one until such a time as SP1 is released. But with the PMDG 737, UK2000 Heathrow is a delight.

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