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FTX Palm Springs KPSP Released........and wow, its incredible!

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Just get it.

 

Thats all I have to say. Incredible work and FPS is just amazing with the level of detail. Its an entire area not an airport.

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I just saw that Glenn.  Jarrad Marshall has raised the bar once again.  Another must have to add to my Black Friday/Christmas list

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It is a very nice airport and surrounding area.

 

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Cheers, Rob.

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Just as a reminder: This is an Orbx FTX airport, and as such a copy of FTX: Global BASE must be installed prior to use.

 

Yes, but in discussions on the Orbx forum when this was first announced Jarrad had said this should work fine with default AND with MSX SoCal (other than some color mismatches), and that it would also be updated with any adjustments necessary when the planned SoCal region gets done.

 

Scott

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Yes, but in discussions on the Orbx forum when this was first announced Jarrad had said this should work fine with default AND with MSX SoCal (other than some color mismatches), and that it would also be updated with any adjustments necessary when the planned SoCal region gets done.

 

Scott

+1

 

I wish they would make more airports like this that were stand alone and not needing the region to be installed.

 

I would buy Jackson Hole if it didn't require the region pack, but I am not spending the money for that region just to get one airport to work properly.

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+1

 

I wish they would make more airports like this that were stand alone and not needing the region to be installed.

 

I would buy Jackson Hole if it didn't require the region pack, but I am not spending the money for that region just to get one airport to work properly.

Infact you can install the Airports without the regions. I did it once with the Freeware Airport in Canada. Only issue usually is that you have to get the Airport to the right Level (altitude).

 

If I remember that correctly to achieve this you have to set one BGL-file to "off" and that's it.

 

It may be that colors are not matching but that's shouldn't be the problem, should it?

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Full regions are the best bang for buck value in my opinion.

 

I would buy a region before an airport any day of the week. Besides, the regions are so good it seems daft not to have them, especially on sale. I think the older regions went on sale for 15 or 20 bucks not so long ago?

 

I say the same thing no matter if VFR or at 30,000 feet.

 

Just my opinion of course......

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Yes, but in discussions on the Orbx forum when this was first announced Jarrad had said this should work fine with default AND with MSX SoCal (other than some color mismatches), and that it would also be updated with any adjustments necessary when the planned SoCal region gets done.

 

Scott

Has anybody tried this without FTX yet? I want this airport, and I want the SoCal region when it's released. I don't, however, have any interest in FTX.

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Full regions are the best bang for buck value in my opinion.

 

I would buy a region before an airport any day of the week. Besides, the regions are so good it seems daft not to have them, especially on sale. I think the older regions went on sale for 15 or 20 bucks not so long ago?

 

I say the same thing no matter if VFR or at 30,000 feet.

 

Just my opinion of course......

I agree that the regions are a good deal, but depending on the type of flying you do maybe not.

 

I mainly just fly tubes, so having a whole region to explore is not necessary for me. For example, Jackson Hole I would be flying to the airport in a tube, refuel, then on to the next stop. I wouldn't even see what the region has to offer. Plus, it seems like the regions are always a little harder on VAS and FPS, than non-region areas. I can fly the NGX into default KSEA with good FPS and VAS to spare, but if I load the NGX and attempt to go into KSEA performance overall is worse.

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Just as a reminder: This is an Orbx FTX airport, and as such a copy of FTX: Global BASE must be installed prior to use.

Works wonderfully without it though! The ONLY thing I see is not great blending with GEX and that's only in some areas. Other areas it blends pretty well. Very FPS friendly (but note it is a default area on my rig)

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I agree that the regions are a good deal, but depending on the type of flying you do maybe not.

 

I mainly just fly tubes, so having a whole region to explore is not necessary for me. For example, Jackson Hole I would be flying to the airport in a tube, refuel, then on to the next stop. I wouldn't even see what the region has to offer. Plus, it seems like the regions are always a little harder on VAS and FPS, than non-region areas. I can fly the NGX into default KSEA with good FPS and VAS to spare, but if I load the NGX and attempt to go into KSEA performance overall is worse.

So, Jim, what a better 'push' to NOT just be flying only...in the 'metal sausage'...and take a 'private' up for some class-A   eye and neck exercise.... :P

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This scenery is epic. Looks amazing and performance is incredible.

 

Go get it.

 

Hirdy

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Yes, but in discussions on the Orbx forum when this was first announced Jarrad had said this should work fine with default AND with MSX SoCal (other than some color mismatches), and that it would also be updated with any adjustments necessary when the planned SoCal region gets done.

 

Scott

 

 

Just posting word for word what is on the purchase page (very first sentence) from the FlightSim store.

 

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It works fine without global in case anyone was on the fence - just some blending issues

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Water park under my nose light blue water:

 

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Working radar dish:

 

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Wind turbines galore:

 

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It works fine without global in case anyone was on the fence - just some blending issues

 

 

Thanks, Ryan - so KPSP should work about as nicely without Global as their AYPY.

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Don't have AYPY but I did install FTX freeware airports I'm default FSX and those work fine too

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It works fine without global in case anyone was on the fence - just some blending issues

 

Blending issues don't bother me, personally, so that's good to hear.

 

I have to say, the scenery looks amazing. Rob's first picture with the terminal almost looks like a photo. And all that coverage for just $28? That's almost like buying an airport and getting area scenery free.

 

One question, doesn't Monterey require the Orbx NCA scenery or does that one also work with GEX? I've always ignored these airports, since I'm not an Orbx owner. But if the only problem is some minor blending issues, I may have to take another look at them.

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So, Jim, what a better 'push' to NOT just be flying only...in the 'metal sausage'...and take a 'private' up for some class-A eye and neck exercise.... :P

I do my sight seeing in real life in a rental 152 or 172 and tube flying in the sim. I don't like low and slow in the sim like do in real life. The only time I fly g/a in the sim is to practice a cross country I am going to do in real life. I find low and slow in the sim boring compared to doing it in real life. So I use FSX to fly planes that I can't in real life.

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One question, doesn't Monterey require the Orbx NCA scenery or does that one also work with GEX? I've always ignored these airports, since I'm not an Orbx owner. But if the only problem is some minor blending issues, I may have to take another look at them.

 

With the airports inside regions it's a bit dicier, since the regions feature custom mesh and other changes.  Quite often you'll not only have color issues, but some serious elevation and alignment issues as well.  In this case, however, so long as you're working with default mesh you should be fine other than texture blending.

 

Scott

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I use Orbx KJAC , KWYS, and KBZN over MSE V2 no problems. Sounds like Orbx KPSP will work with MSE So Cal too, and thats great news!

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I still can't get over the lack of red desert textures in the southwest. So I only fly in Orbx regions. I hope Orbx SoCal is coming soon!

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