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Ultimate Traffic 2, MyTraffic 2013 etc.

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I have Ultimate Traffic 2 and don't find it hugely ultimate, the airline paints are very out of date as are the schedules, I'm wondering if anyone has experience of MyTraffic 2013 from Aerosoft and can tell me if it's any better.

 

An AI package where you don't have to put hours of work in would be really good. Too much to ask for 40 Euros?

 

Thanks

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Ultimate Traffic 2 is an excellent foundation for a realistic AI environment, but I agree that it requires a lot of work to get it up to the point where airports are as busy as they should be. I only fly around the UK, but it has still taken me a considerable amount of time to achieve that. I wouldn't want to have to do it all over again, that's for sure!

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Thanks Chris, do you know if there's any solutions that don't require all the work? I'll do it if I have to but aint nobody got time fo dat... ;)

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What one is better on frame rate? I have UT2 and it works fine. Would like to have Fed Ex traffic though.

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What one is better on frame rate?

From what I have read on the forums, it appears that this varies from setup to setup. I have had extreme performance issues with one of the packages, but not with the other one, while others have reported the exact opposite.

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Have you ever thought about adding new airlines and AI models in UT2, Greg? It's actually quite enjoyable when you learn how to do it, although I wouldn't try to take on too much at once. If you want to add Fedex to UT2, you can do so. I only fly around the UK and Ireland, but I have added those Fedex schedules that visit these shores. There is an excellent tutorial by Norman Dean available from the UK2000 website. That is how I learned to do it....

 

http://www.uk2000scenery.com/afcad/index.htm

 

Scroll down the list to where it says "AI Flight Plans for FS2004". Download the "Guide to using the UT2 PowerPack to insert schedules and change liveries". The instructions are for FSX and FS2004 (and P3D for that matter).

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I'm a user of My Traffic X but I've never used UT2 so I can't really give a comparison. However My Traffic X seems to be what your looking for in terms of installing the software and then having your airports populate without having to mess around with much. The amount of air traffic is dependent on the AI % built into FSX. I find that anywhere from 30-40% yields the best amount of AI Aircraft for your FPS.

 

If you are finding MTX to be framerate heavy there are two options, one is built into MTX which is a low resolution option for your AI Traffic. The other option is this brilliant FREE tool developed by AVSIM member dukeav http://forum.avsim.net/topic/451383-traffic-optimizer-for-fsxp3d/

 

I can say that it does work. Start the program after you start FSX and let it do it's thing. Most people are seeing on average a 10 FPS gain by the program eliminating AI Traffic out of your vicinity.

 

Now if you really wanted to get picky about schedules with My Traffic X as I think they are around a year old as of right now, you can purchase a 6 month subscription to My Traffic Live to go along with your My Traffic X which will load actual real world real time flights into FSX via AirNav Systems. This I suppose would be a pro over UT2 as it seems UT2 is no longer going to be updated.

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I have Ultimate Traffic 2 and generally speaking, I do like it.  It is very adjustable when it comes to the volume of traffic generated, the distance at which AI aircraft become visible, and it seems to have a relatively mild impact on frame rates.  Commercial airline traffic in UT2 does not fly directly from point A to point B, it follows airways, so it can be neat to see a contrail and then see the aircraft gently turning at a waypoint.  What is bad about UT2 is that development seems to have come to a halt.  You can change liveries and even add new airlines and new schedules, but that does take a bit of work.

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I have Ultimate Traffic 2 and generally speaking, I do like it.  It is very adjustable when it comes to the volume of traffic generated, the distance at which

AI aircraft become visible, and it seems to have a relatively mild impact on frame rates.  Commercial airline traffic in UT2 does not fly directly from

point A to point B, it follows airways, so it can be neat to see a contrail and then see the aircraft gently turning at a waypoint.  What is bad about UT2

is that development seems to have come to a halt.  You can change liveries and even add new airlines and new schedules, but that does take a bit of work.

 

I agree, UT2+ Ai Controller (http://forum.avsim.net/topic/447974-ai-controller-sid-jet-route-star-and-final-approach-beta/)

will give you a very good AI-experience.  AI aircrafts that flies takeoff-> SIDs->airways-STAR-Approach-landing rather

then just take-off->direct->landing like in MTX.

 

Another disadvantage with UT2 is that there is no AI aircraft over larger oceans like the atlantic or the pacific.

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I do have UT2 and I'm not a specialist when it comes to messing with FSX. But from my old WOAI days, I do know how to install liveries for existing aircraft. Also the UT2 interface isn't too bad for finding your way around and so my airports are quite nicely populated with GermanWings aircraft in the new paint scheme (which wasn't included in UT2 when I bought it). So if you do know some basics, it's quite easy too add whatever airline/paint/aircraft you'd like to see.

 

When it comes to performance, FSX only briefly stutters when lots of UT2 planes have to be loaded at once (at the beginning of each flight for instance or when approaching an airport), but that's to be expected. Once they're loaded, everything's smooth (my settings: GA at 10%, Commercial traffic at 70%)

 

What I do find annoying about UT2 though, is that you have to pay (7$) to get more recent schedules, which aren't even that recent (Summer/Fall 2013).

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I would guess that I have added 50-60 new airline schedules into UT2 (and this is only for airlines that visit the UK (plus Dublin and Cork in Ireland), and disabled any default UT2 versions in the UT2_Weekly_Official database file. However, I am not quite as fussy about having the very latest schedules for absolutely everything. I just update and add new schedules as and when I feel the need to do so, and also delete any airlines that vanish from the scene (sadly, that will include the Virgin Little Red A320s) :(

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Why don't you consider either ICE Traffic 5.0.1? Very up to date, free and easy fps.

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Why don't you consider either ICE Traffic 5.0.1? Very up to date, free and easy fps.

Because it is pirated freeware.

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Another point in favor of MyTraffic (I use 5.4b in Prepar3d 2.4) is the great diversity of traffic, including military traffic.  That may not matter to you or to most users, but to me it's helpful - I fly locally in my home area of Washington DC and environs, and we have a pretty decent amount of military hardware coming and going.

 

Replicating real-world schedules has never been important to me - I just want a sense of realism, not every flight at the right time - so for that reason, too, MyTraffic works for me.

 

Hope this helps.

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I own 2013, and really appreciated the huge variety of aircraft. Performance was okay. Unfortunately, I have nothing else to compare it against. Good luck!

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I use UT2 for airliners (scheduled, charter and cargo), but I also use plenty of MAIW and other BGL flightplans for military traffic.

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Get MyTrafficX Pro from simMarket. Then you have direct support from the developer, Burkhard Renk who is constantly updating, painting and humorously complaining. :lol: 

 

Cheers,

Clayton 

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How can you 'Pirate' freeware?

 

 An easy example, go to the avsim library and download any number of paints, aircraft, scenery or whatever then repackage and re-release it all under your own name saying that it's all your work. Giving no credit to the actual authors, nor getting their permission to use or redistribute their hard work.

 - This is what ### AI has done.

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 An easy example, go to the avsim library and download any number of paints, aircraft, scenery or whatever then repackage and re-release it all under your own name saying that it's all your work. Giving no credit to the actual authors, nor getting their permission to use or redistribute their hard work.

 

I'd say that's even worse than pirating payware. Some people have no shame whatsoever. Shocking.

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How can you 'Pirate' freeware?

In this case not ask the permissions of the original owners even though it explicitly states to do this as a part of the original packages. WOAI has done this, ICE has not. 

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In this case not ask the permissions of the original owners even though it explicitly states to do this as a part of the original packages. WOAI has done this, ICE has not.

 

I'm sorry, I didn't know this.

 

I thought ICE were freeware release like WoAI.

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I tried them all and while UT2 is far from perfect, overall I consider it far better than the competition.

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