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What does ORBX Vector offer, for me?

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Hi Guys

 

Apologise for asking a question that I know has been asked before, however I have been away for a couple of months and wondered whether anything had changed with upgrades to ORBX Vector?

 

Last time I got a consensus, the general opinion was that it offers no improvement over UTX Europe (for VECTOR data only) within the UTX Europe coverage area (where I do 95% of my flying).

 

Can anyone who has used/compared the two let me know if this is this still the case?

 

It seems a pointless investment for me to splash out on ORBX Vector to get the "global" coverage, when in reality I will likely do almost no flights outside of the UTX Europe coverage area, especially if what I have said above is correct - i.e. I already own the best vector data add-on for within the EU region.

 

I definitely plan to get ORBX OpenLC EU when that comes out, as their landclass looks great over UTX Europe from what I've seen of the screenshots (also their coverage extends a bit further I believe in Greece/Turkey than UTX Europe), so this is another consideration as to whether or not I should be considering ditching UTX Europe all together (if only for clarity's sake) and essentially having my entire sim world through ORBX.

 

Starting from the bottom layer (if I understand the layering of scenery correctly!) what I have now is:

 

FSGlobal 2010 (mesh)

ORBX Global (global textures)

UTX Europe (landclass)

UTX Europe (vector data)

ORBX "full regions" (i.e. ENG/SCO) which if I understand it contain their own vector data and landclass and thus override UTX Europe?

 

So part of me thinks getting ORBX Vector when I get FTX OpenLC EU is a good move, as then I have one set of products from one developer, which - in theory - would compliment each other better?

 

However I have read comments from people suggesting that it's actually a step backwards in comparison to the quality of the data and therefore the overall "look" in comparison to the job UTX Europe does.

 

I would really appreciate some clarity, if only for the sake of my sanity. Too many products from too many developers! Great for those more knowledgable than me, but it makes my head spin!! :lol:

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I had the same questions when vector came out about UTX USA. I thought after reading reviews that UTX did a better job than vector did. Sure it's not a global fix but since I do my flying in the USA I don't need a global program like vector. 

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I had the same questions when vector came out about UTX USA. I thought after reading reviews that UTX did a better job than vector did. Sure it's not a global fix but since I do my flying in the USA I don't need a global program like vector. 

 

Exactly the same as my situation then. Just need someone to confirm that to be the case for the EU area, that has preferably tried both programs! I like the idea of having my entire "world" from one developer as it rules out conflicts etc, however if I already own a better product, it seems like wasted money for little benefit.

 

The other unknown quantity of course, is whether ORBX OpenLC (which I will definitely get) will interact better with ORBX Vector than it will with UTX Europe, but I don't think anyone would be able to answer that until OpenLC makes an appearance.

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Right, I came to the conclusion it would be a waste of money for me since I am very happy with what UTX does.

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