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Smaller ORBX Level Airports for X-Plane?

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Hey guys, now that I've upgraded my video card I can enjoy X-Plane 10 a lot more.  However, I'm missing my high quality smaller airports since I mostly fly GA.  Anyone know of a good freeware or payware source of where to find some quality airports on par with Orbx?  Thanks!

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Stewart airport, but I don't know the ICAO code. It's payware and very good!

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Thanks!  I assume this is it?  If so, that's perfect, anymore like it?  http://beti-x.com/CZSTstewart.html

 

Also, I have no buildings at all at KSEA (I have the NA edition).  Googling it looks like I should have buildings at least at KSEA...Do a clean install of 10.30?  I updated to it just now from whatever I had before...I assume some variation of 10.2

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Yes that's the one! 10.25 -> 10.30b5 I assume you just updated. 

 

No buildings? Try increasing your object settings maybe? Do you have any buildings at all? If not try increasing your settings and see if more objects show up.

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Thanks captain, I got everything jacked to the max pretty much...airport detail in particular is at "extreme".  I'm gonna try reverting back to 10.25 if that doesn't work I'll wipe out the directory and do a clean install overnight.

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CZST is brilliant, I'll second that. The town is so very nicely modelled, that you can drive around it :smile:

 

The airports truscenery do are all good http://www.truscenery.com/ and are similar to Orbx stuff (without all the flo stuff).

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I hope Beti-X starts making more airports.

I contacted them a few months back,They stated they're doing airports in their spare time but are in the final stages of completing CYBD Bella Coola,Which will be Great to go with Stewart!

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Do you have a link for each of these, especially the ones you feel are very good (free and payware.

Would appreciate it. 

 

Click on the markers. Then a popup with the download / purchase link appears.

 

Also note that you can switch on and off payware and freeware separately.

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Click on the markers. Then a popup with the download / purchase link appears.

 

Also note that you can switch on and off payware and freeware separately.

 

Awesome. Thank you for doing that.  A very handy little interface.

 

Regards

Bob

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Guys thanks a bunch...did a clean reinstall and now have airport buildings at KSEA.  I am to understand that that is the only airport with buildings?  Is there a general airport overhaul package that takes airnav data or something to populate airports with generic buildings?  The flatness is sad :(

 

In any event, I have a big weekend ahead of me trying out all these sceneries!

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I believe it's a map of what mariodonick considers good airport scenery, not a complete map. I may well be wrong though.

 

If you want a more complete map use http://apxp.info/ and click the "Map View" button next to each country.

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There are literally hundreds of airports missing on that map  <_< :

 

 

Jan, you are totally correct.

 

And if you have read the title of the map, you know why this is the case.

 

 

Each week, I spend several hours downloading and checking every freeware I can get my hands on, from the usual places (i.e. mostly x-plane.org, but also x-pilot.com and xpfr.org). Most of it does not make it on the map, because

 

(1) it is simply not good enough quality,

or (2) better airports in the same region are already included-

 

(I also check payware, but this takes longer, because I have to buy it first.)

 

So, the goal of the map is not to show users everything, but only scenery worth getting. And although the "yellow" (okay) rated airports are indeed okay and good to have if you fly at the place, they will probably be removed once something better gets available.

 

And of course all is my subjective rating.

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Jan, you are totally correct.

 

And if you have read the title of the map, you know why this is the case.

 

(1) it is simply not good enough quality,

 

And of course all is my subjective rating.

 

Ouch. Gotcha. :( .

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Jan, you are totally correct.

 

...

 

(1) it is simply not good enough quality,

 

...

 

And of course all is my subjective rating.

 

Jan's (Janov) airports are very very accurate, and I highly appreciate his hard work.

To me there are more important things to an airport than just some buildings with a photoreal texture on it.

I would rather have his hundreds of accurate lego brick airports, than one, two or three good airports with some custom objects.

 

Greetings,

-Marcus

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Jan's (Janov) airports are very very accurate, and I highly appreciate his hard work.

To me there are more important things to an airport than just some buildings with a photoreal texture on it.

I would rather have his hundreds of accurate lego brick airports, than one, two or three good airports with some custom objects.

 

Greetings,

-Marcus

That may be the case, but that's not my goal with my map. We already have a lot of airports maps showing each and every available scenery. It deliberately only very rarely includes airports which are only made of default objects.

 

This map is for users searching for airports which are not only accurate in terms of layout and stuff like exclusions, AI routes, etc., (these are basics, and lots of scenery not even does this right), but also have a lively feeling (realistically used static objects, maybe even ground traffic), good & performant lighting, and, at least in case of payware, high quality modelling and textures.

 

If you have other requirements, this map is not the right tool for you, but it is for me (to remember what I have installed), and maybe also for others.

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That may be the case, but that's not my goal with my map. We already have a lot of airports maps showing each and every available scenery. It deliberately only very rarely includes airports which are only made of default objects.

 

This map is for users searching for airports which are not only accurate in terms of layout and stuff like exclusions, AI routes, etc., (these are basics, and lots of scenery not even does this right), but also have a lively feeling (realistically used static objects, maybe even ground traffic), good & performant lighting, and, at least in case of payware, high quality modelling and textures.

 

If you have other requirements, this map is not the right tool for you, but it is for me (to remember what I have installed), and maybe also for others.

 

Ok, that makes sense. The airports I build are deliberately not using third-party scenery objects (because I aim for inclusion into the default X-Plane database with the next updates), and therefore I can never reach the level of fidelity that someone who uses OpenSceneryX, for example.

 

Jan

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because I aim for inclusion into the default X-Plane database with the next updates

 

In your case, this is exactly the reason why I did not include any of your packages. Because they will become default airports sooner or later anyway. :)

 

To finish this discussion, I want to emphasize that I honor the work of all freeware developers, even if not included on the map. 

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