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Earth Simulations are having a sale with up to 50% reductions in prices. However, the most important part of this thread is that they are selling Alderney for just £1!!! This is an absolute steal! Go and get it :smile:

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woww getting it now!!! Your right definately a steal if you know the quality of Earth Simulations. Downloading now :)

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Wow! Just installed Alderney, felt so guilty about that 1£ that I had to buy Isle of Man as well. The overall quality of Alderney is mind-blowing, fantastic!

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Wow! Just installed Alderney, felt so guilty about that 1£ that I had to buy Isle of Man as well. The overall quality of Alderney is mind-blowing, fantastic!

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I jumped at it but I had to uninstall it because FSX crashed every time after the installation, even when I did go to an entirely different region :(

 

I can certainly do more to track down the problem, but my first impression is that I had better bought a beer .. 

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I jumped at it but I had to uninstall it because FSX crashed every time after the installation, even when I did go to an entirely different region :(

 

I can certainly do more to track down the problem, but my first impression is that I had better bought a beer ..

To be honest, I find it annoying that people come here and complain even when developers are so extremely generous to give away such a supperb product "for free". Earth Simulation is not responsible for your obviously screwed up FSX installation.

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qqwertzde,

 

Have you tried installing Alderney again? It may just have been a technical glitch. It has alsways installed and worked fine on my PC, and it's absolutely worth every single penny of the FULL price. The fact that you are getting it for a single English pound is almost a criminal offence!

 

addman,

 

Presumably Earth Simulations were counting on people buying extra stuff whilst scrambling to get a copy of Alderney for £1. It seems to have worked in your case. We need to get the ES bank account filled so that they can release Jersey ASAP! :wink:

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A brief error message (relating to some XML stuff) came up while downloading Alderney, but the scenery showed up correctly without any sim crashes.

 

Thanks for the H-U, Christopher!

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yep all ES sceneries have worked fine with me, I think anyone having problems with _any_ devs sceneries should a)make sure their system is not FUBAR'ed; and b)seek discreet support from that dev to help resolve the prob, before posting anything negative in a public forum.

 

come on guys, this devs sceneries are about as detailed and close to rw as there is at the moment, theres a sale on and we're getting them at a really good price... and basic courtesy costs nothing at all :)

 

And last but definitely not least, fly and enjoy the view :)

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To be honest, I find it annoying that people come here and complain even when developers are so extremely generous to give away such a supperb product "for free". 

To be honest, I agree with you. I wish to apologize for my post. It was late last night, I was tired and frustrated about the CTDs, which usually occur maybe once a year on my system. I regret having written this and will try harder to get the scenery working.

 

Peter

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As much as I like the eye candy of the ES Scenery's and I do own Isles of Scilly, Guernsey and Alderney for quite some time, and as detailed as these scenerys are, I do have a problem with this Developer.

 

Installing ES scenery can cause problems elsewhere in the world. And contacting the Dev. for support is not a satisfying experieance at all. None of my problems with ES Scenery where really ever solved by contacting their support. Any problem I had - and that where quite a few - where solved by myself, through trial and error, because their support is close to non existent. I havent checked back but I'm pretty sure I still have one or two tickets unanswered since minimum a year. 

 

As I said - very nice scenery if it works - but very problematic support! Just my experience.

 

regards

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To be honest, I agree with you. I wish to apologize for my post. It was late last night, I was tired and frustrated about the CTDs, which usually occur maybe once a year on my system. I regret having written this and will try harder to get the scenery working.

Peter

 

Fair response! I didn't mean to be harsh, it's just that it sometimes gets really frustrating to read all those unwarranted complaints here on AVSIM. And it is just not fair for the developers! I hope you get it working and can enjoy the scenery!


 

 


Is Alderney compliant with Prepar3D 2.4?

 

The ES sceneries don't have a Prepar3d v2 installer. But there are workarounds. You just have to create a fake FSX directory and install it there. Then copy all the files from the fake FSX directory into Prepar3d and add the scenery in the scenery.cfg. If you google, then you can find a guide how to do it. Just one remark concerning the guide: I didn't replace any of lclookup files etc. If you have the latest Orbx libraries installed then it should work fine without these steps. At least the Isle of Man scenery works fine on my system. But be aware: It's quite heavy on the frames but it looks fantastic. Even better than anything from Orbx.

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The ES sceneries don't have a Prepar3d v2 installer. But there are workarounds. You just have to create a fake FSX directory and install it there. Then copy all the files from the fake FSX directory into Prepar3d and add the scenery in the scenery.cfg. If you google, then you can find a guide how to do it. Just one remark concerning the guide: I didn't replace any of lclookup files etc. If you have the latest Orbx libraries installed then it should work fine without these steps. At least the Isle of Man scenery works fine on my system. But be aware: It's quite heavy on the frames but it looks fantastic. Even better than anything from Orbx.

 

Thank you for the information, sounds like a good buy.

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Is Alderney compliant with Prepar3D 2.4?

 

ES Alderney (and ES anything for that matter) works just fine in P3D v2.4 on my PC.

 

 

The ES sceneries don't have a Prepar3d v2 installer. But there are workarounds. You just have to create a fake FSX directory and install it there. Then copy all the files from the fake FSX directory into Prepar3d and add the scenery in the scenery.cfg.

 

...or purchase the Estonia Migration Tool, and let that take care of it for you. As far as I am aware, there are now standard installers for the ES scenery packages (as an alternative to ESI).

 

 

Installing ES scenery can cause problems elsewhere in the world. And contacting the Dev. for support is not a satisfying experieance at all. None of my problems with ES Scenery where really ever solved by contacting their support. Any problem I had - and that where quite a few - where solved by myself, through trial and error, because their support is close to non existent.

 

In my experience, it is the products from other developers (particularly ORBx) that can cause conflicts with scenery elsewhere in the world. Darren went out of his way to create a utility called ESMerge to try and solve this, which is not something I have seen anyone else do.

 

As far as support is concerned, Darren and Vikki are a two person (man and wife) team at Earth Simulations.....and that's it. Only two people, and yet producing some of the best scenery packages that you will ever see in FS. As you can imagine, trying to maintain a support package when you are the only two people actively engaged in creating this fantastic scenery is rather difficult. That's why they created the Help Desk, in an attempt to offload some of the burden. I appreciate that this isn't perfect, but then nothing is.

 

Now, about your issues. Maybe if you let us know about them, either myself or someone else may be able to help. Failing that, I will try to contact Darren direct. So, fire away!

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Wow! Just installed Alderney, felt so guilty about that 1£ that I had to buy Isle of Man as well. (...)

 

 

Now that's good advice, considering that the Isle of Man is a blank area on the ORBX British Isles map.   B)

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Now, about your issues. Maybe if you let us know about them, either myself or someone else may be able to help. Failing that, I will try to contact Darren direct. So, fire away!

 

Honestly, I don't have the scenery's installed at the moment, but what I can remember is that I had Autogen buildings disappear in Alderney depending on the time of the Year - I think in Spring everything was fine and through Summer to Winter quite some buildings dissapeared just to reappear in Spring.

 

- also had all buildings display correctly and after a flight from Alderney to Guernsey and back to find half the village missing.....

 

I also had a conflict between AS Maledives + AS Iceland with a file in ES-3D/Scenery, namely ES-Coastal.bgl and ES-Lights.bgl which could crash the Sim in areas like Iceland and the Maledives. Disabeling those two files effectively eliminated the CTD's related. I contacted both developers on the issue (AS and ES) and never received an answer from ES. (PS.: check the respective fora)

 

In Guernsey I have a lot of glass-houses vanishing and reapearing depending on view angle.... I use TrackIR5 - and its not nice if those glass-houses pop up and vanish all the time.....

 

And Yes, I have installed the autogen compatibility files, so I'm not talking about the missing autogen in other areas around the globe, where the solution by the way took ages.....

 

Anyway - as I said: If one only installes ES Scenery's they'll work and are the most detailed scenerys I know - the trouble is only to get them to work with other scenerys etc.

 

At the end for me - at the moment I don't need them, so I didn't even bother to install them - maybe once PMDG releases for P3D I'll give them another chance and try to install them into P3D....

 

regards

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(...)

 

Now, about your issues. Maybe if you let us know about them, either myself or someone else may be able to help. Failing that, I will try to contact Darren direct. So, fire away!

 

 

Sorry for hijacking; just installed Alderney and Isle of Man in FSX. Alderney has been properly activated; Isle of Man still shows 'demo'?!? Checked in the ES installer (both serial keys logged) and in their knowledge base (concerning activation); have no idea what keeps IOM from displaying correctly. Thanks!

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Where does it say 'demo' olli, is that in ESI?

and does the scenery actually work in sim or is it not displayed? Cheers K

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'DEMO' is displayed in game, on the runway. All custom stuff around.

 

In ESI it says 'installed' and shows in green, the serial key has been logged there, too.

 

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I can see straight away there is soooo much wrong with that. First some basics, do you have any other scenery in the area that could be conflicting? And if that's eliminated, have you uninstalled and reinstalled? If so, do you get any error messages and/or the same results in sim?

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