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Norway freeware - absolutely incredible

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For anyone like me who has perhaps been a little bit slow to download and install the array of freeware scenery available for Norway because the instructions all looked a little complex and you were wondering about compatibilty with Orbx FTX Global or Open LC EU, all I would say is go for it!

 

I have got to say it is the most incredible freeware scenery and provided you download the latest versions of everything and install it paying very close attention to the installation instructions (there is help also available from the post started by J van E on Avsim - http://forum.avsim.net/topic/416472-norway-updated/page-1), it is absolutely wonderful and thus far I have found no major problems. There are quite a few components to the whole thing (Norway airports and airfields, mesh, scenery, landclass and even a combination of photoreal scenery and autogen around the principle airports which works remarkably well IMO) and, although it is not necessary to install all the components (you could just install the airports/airfields if you wish), they all work beautifully together.

 

I should point out that I have installed everything alongside my pre-existing FTX Global, FTX Open LC-EUR and 4 Aerosoft Norwegian airports with no problems although it is necessary to deactivate/remove the files related to the Aerosoft products from the Norway freeware.

 

I will certainly be doing a lot more flying in Norway now as a result of installing this. My thanks to the efforts and generosity of the design team who have produced this most amazing example of freeware!

 

Bill

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Norway sucks!

 

I almost always end up colliding with mountains, or other immovable objects of similar nature, at ridiculously high speeds ... :o

 

(By the way I agree completely with Bill, Norway freeware is a bit tedious to install, but awesome.).

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This is the best freeware scenery I've ever downloaded. It's simply OUTSTANDING!

 

Big "thank you" to the developers and J van E for introducing me to this wonderful scenery.

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Bit like NL2000 which has Holland covered, credit to the developers for releasing all this freeware at great quality!!!!

 

Pics would be nice if you already have it setup :)

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I did think about uploading some screenshots but I haven't uploaded anything since the new system of uploading pictures came in as it seemed like too much trouble! I will however have a look at it again and try to get some screenshots on in the next 24 hours.

 

Bill

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FYI, I have the suite of Norway freeware installed, then I recently just got Global Base.  I do not have openLC but I do have UTX Europe.  I ran into a problem with the freeware Norway landclass files being not compatible with UTX and Global in the area of shorelines.  I posted about this issue over at Orbx and after much searching for a solution, we found out that the shoreline textures being called up for inland lakes and streams were drawing massive amounts of waves on every lake, pond, stream.  It was pretty spectacular but very annoying.

 

You can find the posts over at Orbx if your interested.  I simple had to deactivate the Norway landclass files.

 

However, everything else seems to be fully compatible and its like a Norway Region.

 

I also recently posted here about Denmark.  You can download freeware airports from Vidan Design and freeware Denmark v1.4 which has tons of airports, scenery upgrades for that region.  I haven't found any incompatibilities yet so once again, I now have a mini Denmark region.

 

As I said I dont have the openLC yet but I still like the result when you apply some of the good freeware ontop of Global.  And if one is inclined its possible with a bit of Instant Scenery work to add more airport clutter etc to spice it up even more.

 

cheers, Bryan

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A couple of random screenshots from freeware Norway ...

 

ENGM Gardermoen (Oslo):

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ENBO Bodø (Bodø):

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Pics don't do this package justice. You need to download it and experience it.

 

Here's a taste ENNK-ENBO:

 

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OK I think I have worked out how to upload screenshots - my apologies if this doesn't work!

 

Bear in mind that these screenshots are from my Norway set up which is a combination of all the Norway freeware, FTX Global, FTX Open LC EU and UTX Europe as well as the 4 available Aerosoft airports, but all seem to work pretty well together.

 

The selection below are Haugesund x2; Narvik; Namsos; Kristiansund; Kristiansand x2; Skagen; Kirkenes; Bergen area; Tromso

 

But I would agree with the previous poster however who says that mere screenshots do not do this freeware justice.

Bill

 

 

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Given how good this all looks Im thinking about what could an Orbx Region offer to top this, because we have in effect an Orbx Region.

 

I suppose some custom landclass, and the flow technologies, ie peopleflow at airports, not sure if the night lighting would add much.

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Given how good this all looks Im thinking about what could an Orbx Region offer to top this, because we have in effect an Orbx Region.

 

I am not sure how much influence, if any, Orbx FTX Global has on the appearance but, I would agree, the effect overall is comparable with that of an Orbx region.

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Some pictures from the Norway scenery,with ORBX.

 

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Two pictures with Ship Traffic

 

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The Ship Traffic is fantastic,ships everywhere.

 

Jan

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My pics include FTX Global. ORBX and REX do play an important part in order to make it shine.

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A nice touch with this scenery is the small switching program that changes the runway markings from white to yellow and back when you want to.

 

IAN

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The Ship Traffic is fantastic,ships everywhere.

 

I don't seem to have many ships - does that come with the Norway freeware?

 

Bill


Has anyone tried this with the new ORBX LC for Europe? 

 

My set up includes Orbx Open LC Europe and have not found any major issues with this yet. All my Norway scenery is however above my Orbx/FTX scenery in the scenery library.

 

Bill

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For those wondering how it looks at night:

 

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I don't seem to have many ships - does that come with the Norway freeware?

Bill

 

Bill,

Search in the library for "Henrik Nielsen" and you have ships all over the world.

 

Jan

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Many thanks Jan!

 

They look great - I had some of his earlier ones but didn't have his latest one which includes shipping on the Norwegian coast so that is why I wasn't seeing anything!

 

Kind regards,

Bill

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I'm having a real hard time with this scenery.  Maybe I'm just dense, but even following J van E's step by step and the "priority" readme that comes with one of the downloads I still just don't get it.  I'm gonna keep plugging away at it though and see what happens.

 

Randy

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I'm having a real hard time with this scenery.  Maybe I'm just dense, but even following J van E's step by step and the "priority" readme that comes with one of the downloads I still just don't get it.  I'm gonna keep plugging away at it though and see what happens.

 

Randy

 

Hi Randy,

 

As I said in the start of this thread, I had been somewhat reluctant to install this as it all looked a little complex, but it was well worth it in the end, so I would encourage you to stick with it! Just make sure you are getting the latest versions of all the components and ensure they are in the correct order in the scenery library. While I was installing, I also did quite a few check flights in Norway as each component was installed just to make sure everything looked ok rather than waiting until the end.

 

If there are any specific problems that are puzzling you, please ask and either I or someone else will try to help you if we can.

 

Bill

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Bill,

 

I guess the thing that seemed daunting to me was that going off j Van E's post you linked only a few of the filenames in his links matched up with what his post was saying.  I realize there had been updates and patches, but my gosh, every single paragraph had a "red" caption meaning something was different from his original post.

 

The Norwegian "readme's only compounded the problem as I had no printer attached so was forced to go back and forth between translator and the priority list and JVE's post.  Got confusing.  One example was for the photoreal2 file.  I downloaded it and discovered in the readme that it wouldn't work unless photoreal1 was installed first.  Photoreal1 took 6 hours to download (1.2 Gigs) at 49kb/second (not a premium member of flightsim.com).

 

That brings up another interesting point.  I found it ironic that the AVSIM post referenced files only available on Flightsim.com, but that's another story.

 

Anyway, following the priority list I got everything installed except the photoreal files.  So far I like what I see.  Of course I hadn't really flown that much in Norway with FSX before, so no real comparison.

 

Randy

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