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Installed ORBX Europe OpenLC into P3D....

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...just installed

...just defragged

 

...saw the file count at around 8,404 new files....

 

(and I believe this brings (shhhhh...shhhhh....) ORBX-G to the latest version of Global X.(x)    :ph34r:

 

They don't say that any OpenLC product will upgrade ORBX-G...but those files...those names of the files.... yeah...c'mon....

 

ORBX...you are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo sneaky cool..... :)

 

About to fire up an airport in Berlin....and explore the new...and cool....Germany...

 

Lockheed Martin and ORBX....two partners....may the dance never end!

 

 

See ya....Germany awaits....  :P

 

Post Edit...    just took off from Berlin....and all I gotta say..is:  "ORBX....you are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay BAD!!!!!   Bad boys, man...yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw!

 

Here's six (6)  shots at around 7,000, down to 2,800 for the last three AGL...just leaving the airport behind us....:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Look at the forest detail...with ground cover beneath it....fabulous! The shots were taken at 1,800 feet AGL:
 
 
 
Post Edit 2:  Just wanted to mention....VECTOR comes totally alive with the OpenLC layer installed...  To put it another way...if you had VECTOR running in a non-OpenLC installed ORBX-G environment...the analogy would be that in this setting you had roads/features set out of 10, to the setting of (1).  With Vector steaming along under a full OpenLC layer...you have the setting at (10).  Ok...back to the flight....like I said..it's gonna be a long and very enjoyable night....
 
Post Edit 3 and final:  I have been flying around the outskirts of Berlin, Germany for about 15 minutes since the initial install, and here are my FPS performance findings. If you track down my published .cfg file, here in this forum on another post...you will see what my comments will come under.  Since installing Europe OpenLC, and with my published .cfg file to show how I have the sim set up...the levels of detail, etc...I am getting no less than 14 in very highly detailed-out-to-the-horizon URBAN (Berlin in this case..), and once I start to enter RURAL territory, I will climb back up to my average-normal, 27-30 (locked) FPS.  This is incredible, since your detail level, has gone clear through the roof!  So...the worst case for eye-ball blowing detail in cities, with lots of new objects...is totally usable at 14 FPS...and can go higher anywhere in that eye-ball mix...as you meander your new virtual world.  This is a fabulous product...and can't wait for North America, and then South America.   Next flight...are the Alps...! :)   Life .....is good!
 

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Just flown from LOWI ,it is Brilliant,all that detail,i don't know if it is accurate,but it sure look,s good

peter

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Just flown from LOWI ,it is Brilliant,all that detail,i don't know if it is accurate,but it sure look,s good

peter

You bet!   Clearing out of Berlin...and heading into the country....climbed to around 7,000 AGL for a look around..and now will drop to my usual VFR of 2,800 AGL.  WOW....I have the sim at the same high visual levels as before the install...and in climbing out of a very featured packed Berlin....LOVE THOSE TOWN HOUSES!....I show about 14-18 FPS..and then settle into the 20's with no sweat as I clear the heavy urban...for some rural rubber-necking.  I have absolutely no FPS complaints...none!   P3D 2.2 can handle 14 FPS...without any chunk...and the detail....H.S.!

 

VERY HAPPY CAMPER....now..back to the flight...it's gonna be a 'Honey...please slide my dinner under the door....' night....

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They don't say that any OpenLC product will upgrade ORBX-G...but those files...those names of the files.... yeah...c'mon....



ORBX...you are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo sneaky cool..... :)

 

I always enjoy reading your posts, you put so much enthusiasm into them.  

 

However, I have no idea what you just said above.  Are you saying that if I were to just get OpenLC files directly that they are the same as the Orbx files?

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I always enjoy reading your posts, you put so much enthusiasm into them.  

 

However, I have no idea what you just said above.  Are you saying that if I were to just get OpenLC files directly that they are the same as the Orbx files?

No...you need (as stated by ORBX) the base ORBX Global product.  What I mean..is that by applying the Europe Open LC product layer...it TOTALLY transforms the base product.  You need the base...and then, as you can see by my screen shots...it will heap on...detail that would NOT be present in merely the base Global product.  It is like, to those that already have Global 1.20....a completely new virtual world...  This was SO WORTH the cost to purchase.   H.S.!  :)  Vector also gets a massive shot-in-the arm, by applying this layer.  It's like  you get 'three' upgrades, by applying one product of the Three Musketeers, after you already had Global and Vector pre-installed, prior to adding this Open LC product layer..... .

 

My 'sneaky cool' comment alludes that with adding an OpenLC product to Global...you are getting truly, a very updated 'version' of Global.  I'm sorry, if I confused you. I hope this explanation puts that to rest. :)

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  Nice shots, Sesquashtoo. You've become quite the screenie demon, of late.  ;o) Keep em coming, Sir. Your screen shots, and enthusiasm, as infectious as it is, may be just the boost I need to open my pocketbook for Orbx once more. Thanx.

 

  regards, Jazz

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If you want to try some VFR heaven, try taking off from Thun, Switzerland and then flying southeast over the Thunersee and following the bodies of water.

 

Absolutely stunning!

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North America is next!!!!!!!

(rubbing hands and drooling...)  

 

"Let the North American Games...begin!"

 

I'm sold...hook in mouth, sold.......

If you want to try some VFR heaven, try taking off from Thun, Switzerland and then flying southeast over the Thunersee and following the bodies of water.

 

Absolutely stunning!

Pmanhart..."...it's going to be a sleepless night....I just hope the Missus, doesn't come into the Den....shut down the 'pute...and grab me for a co-habitating; snug-and-cuddle bed-warmer, amongst other things...(smile).  I usually have no problem with that, LOL...but tonight....er..ah..."I dunno,...I mean..er...Europe is a big land mass...."...... :ph34r:

  Nice shots, Sesquashtoo. You've become quite the screenie demon, of late.  ;o) Keep em coming, Sir. Your screen shots, and enthusiasm, as infectious as it is, may be just the boost I need to open my pocketbook for Orbx once more. Thanx.

 

  regards, Jazz

"Glad that you enjoyed them.  Jazz...this is a no-brainer wallet-opener.  The value added to your hobby is ten fold, by adding this product.  Gawd...did I just type a commercial?!?!?!?!?"    :blink:

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Good luck downloading this.  Apparently the Flightsim Store servers crashed.   Nobody can get it downloaded now...I know Im stuck with one file downloaded, 2 at 70% and one I cant get at all.  

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Exceptional Sesquashtoo.

 

I notice your water is brilliant blue.  Is this with P3Dv2?  And do you have FSWC to adjust your water shading?  Or does FSWC not work in P3D?

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Exceptional Sesquashtoo.

 

I notice your water is brilliant blue.  Is this with P3Dv2?  And do you have FSWC to adjust your water shading?  Or does FSWC not work in P3D?

Brian, my water in any given shot is governed by the sun, angle-of-attack, time of day, water density and depth, etc...I could fly from a different angle..and the same body of water could be muted. I also run with a Dynamic Contrast Algorithm, that also plays in what I see, and will be captured in a screen shot.  It is live..and on the very next frame, the water color could alter...again, in live time. That is why I love it so much...  Also, the water masks...is partly due to the REX water color textures set I chose. I have it as Medium.

 

Glad that you are enjoying my shots....

 

Mitch 

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Added Zurich, Switzerland with Europe OpenLC, Global, Vector:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holland at Dawn:

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Cleared for landing, 26R.....

Terrian has never looked this good ever !

 

 

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There seems to be a lot of emotion attached to this post. Ain't passion grand :) I thought I'd actually check prices for the competitive brands. There will be inaccuracies due to exchange rates and I don't have a degree in math; But here goes:

 

-UTX, GSX, FSGensis for the world...about 375 dollars US

-GTX Global Base, Vector and FS Pilots mesh...about 265 dollars Australian or about 245 dollars US

-if you consider Open LC Europe about 39 dollars Australian or about 37 dollars US x 7 continents...that's bout 260 dollars US

-GTX total is roughly 505 dollars US

-this also assumes that UTX/GEX/FSGenesis covers all 7 continents. I don't know that they do.

 

So...we would be paying roughly a 130 dollar premium for FTX product.

 

Save the firestorm over my math and conversion mistakes. You have better things to do with your collective intellect. Rather, let's discuss the relative merits of the competing product. I realize that's subjective, but how much does PMDG charge for their planes? You decide who's product is the PMDG of scenery.

 

Yes, I have Orbx/FS Pilot product. But had I started simming 2 or 3 years before I did, it could just as well have been UTX, GEX and FSGenesis.

 

Maybe we could stop the nah, nah, nah, nah and have a civil discussion about the product. I'd like to know if I made the right decision, going with Orbx.

 

On the other hand...maybe when we occasionally come up for air and realize how much we've actually spent to blow our FPS down the toilet...we need to vent :)

 

Cheers!

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After a lukewarm experience with GEX, UTX and a few FPS killing Aerosoft Mega-airports, I gave FTX PNW a spin based on recommendations. I almost immediately performed a clean reinstall of FSX and PNW, and haven't purchased or downloaded scenery from anyone but Orbx since. At this point, I am brand-loyal to them because of the passionate collection of talented artists, and the fact they update the products very often. The Orbx freeware airport list grows by the week and the payware airport addons are the best on the market - if you fly GA, low and slow, as I do.

 

Orbx provides a solution for the entire globe, and my sim is stable and smooth. Not much to complain about. 

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and my sim is stable and smooth. Not much to complain about.
  +1 on this. Orbx do it right. The amount of detail meticulously placed in every product, has set the bar very high for other developers. While I do not own all of their products, just the ones for my home region, I do respect their efforts, and enjoy flying in the PNW/NRM region.  As for the comparision between GEX and Global, I prefer GEX for their earthier tones. Global has too much of a yellow tint, in their textures.

 

 regards, Jazz.

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Take a low and slow flight around the Dutch countryside in the Spring and it'll blow your socks off. The Tulip fields are brilliant.

 

Todd

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Blown away as well! As a bonus, my fps have increased by ~ 5-10 fps over the base-Global. Anyone else notice this?

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Wow, OpenLC is impressive ... Just a quick flight out of Popam ... kitchen sink installed (FTX Global, FTX EU, FTX Vector everything enabled, FTX OpenLC EU) and was surprised at how smooth it was ... 28-30 fps (lock at 30).

 

Agree with others, OpenLC seems to have improved performance in EU.

 

Videos to follow ... great work Orbx.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Sounds great.  Looking forward to the United States!

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Take a low and slow flight around the Dutch countryside in the Spring and it'll blow your socks off. The Tulip fields are brilliant.

 

Todd

Can you please point me in the direction of the tulip fields. Is it best to takeoff from schipol and head east ? Or is there an airport closer to the fields.

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