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FTX Norway Released

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Its out and its just great. If you have any interest in Norway as a region, its a must get.

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Thanks for the heads-up, any word on compatibility with Aerosoft's Norway releases - Olso, Bergen, Tromso? 

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Thanks for the heads-up, any word on compatibility with Aerosoft's Norway releases - Olso, Bergen, Tromso? 

 

I believe you just need to remove the associated FTX files for those addons.

 

There is also some talk that the developer of those Norway airports is going to work with Orbx for full compatibility.

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Norway airports on top, and safer to remove specific to that airport AFCAD, CVX file and OBJ file from the ORBX Norway directory and all will be fine.

 

Lee

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So, sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, I thought I remember reading that orbx was looking at getting rid of the need for enabling regions in FTX Central and having negative effects when leaving that region. I love Norway and flying Norwegian/SAS/Wideroe routes but want to be able to leave the area on longer routes without having negative effects with OpenLC Europe/Global. Also, how does this work/compare with Airports of Norway?

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I was going to start a thread about Norway Freeware vs FTX Norway.

 

Any comments from those who upgraded from the freeware version.

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Simple, if you are leaving the Norway (or any FTX) region or coming to it from an outside area, put FTX Global in hybrid mode. That crosses you over. Flying inside a region, then activate that region.

 

Lee

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So, sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, I thought I remember reading that orbx was looking at getting rid of the need for enabling regions in FTX Central and having negative effects when leaving that region. I love Norway and flying Norwegian/SAS/Wideroe routes but want to be able to leave the area on longer routes without having negative effects with OpenLC Europe/Global. Also, how does this work/compare with Airports of Norway?

As mentioned, the new and improved hybrid mode is the answer

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Simple, if you are leaving the Norway (or any FTX) region or coming to it from an outside area, put FTX Global in hybrid mode. That crosses you over. Flying inside a region, then activate that region.

 

Lee

But you lose something then in the detailed Norway region, don't you?

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But you lose something then in the detailed Norway region, don't you?

Very minor changes in the lclookup and autogen descriptions file. I can't tell the difference and I read that the FTX team did a recent upgrade for the hybrid versions of these files

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Doesn't look like it's part of the sale going on, figures being a new release,  Price is up too NCA is $40.95 AUD while Norway is $49.95AUD.

 

Yeah I know it's a larger region and all, just saying...

 

I think I'll hold for awhile; too many great deals on a lot of good software this time of year. 

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It's not the size of the region, it' amount of data they processed and amount of work they invested. Also, cities now have photoreal ground textures.

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It's not the size of the region, it' amount of data they processed and amount of work they invested. Also, cities now have photoreal ground textures.

 

Yes your correct, I'm not arguing the price but it is up almost 20% and that is a pretty substantial increase.  I have many of their products and will surely pick this one up in the future but right now I see no need to rush in given that their are so many great deals to be had during these seasonal sales.

 

Look forward to hearing  the early adopters feedback and seeing more screenshots.

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I will pass on this one. $50 AUD is too much for me, especially since there is an excellent freeware for Norway available. Maybe I will buy this one in next year's christmas sale. The airports from the freeware Airports of Norway look much better than the once on the screenshots from the FTX Norway regions. Since I mostly fly tubes in Europe the freeware is more than enough for me...

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It's not the size of the region, it' amount of data they processed and amount of work they invested.

 

Just like in real life, than. It's not the size that matters, but how you use it. ;)

 

I've been looking forward to Skandinavia, I cant wait to have a look! But download time says 23 hours, at the moment, so it wont be for today, I'm afraid. :(

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Just like in real life, than. It's not the size that matters, but how you use it. ;)

 

I've been looking forward to Skandinavia, I cant wait to have a look! But download time says 23 hours, at the moment, so it wont be for today, I'm afraid. :(

It's not how deep you fish. It's how you wiggle the worm. Lol :)

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It's not how deep you fish. It's how you wiggle the worm. Lol :)

 

When I was young I had that on a T-shirt. LOL

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John Venema would be proud how you talk about their product, especially the last three posts, lol.

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Dont let the joking fool you, I have great respect for the guys from ORBX! I love their scenery and I truly admire the skills of those guys.

I'm starting get a nice collection of FTX scenery, lately, in and around PNW and Norway will be a great start to finaly start building up Scandinavia. I always liked flying Norway and Sweden very much.

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Finally it's here :Party:  It seas download size 3.61 GB, but does anybody know the actual install size? thanx!

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:Yawn: It never ceases to make me smile when I read posts about the price of FTX regions. For goodness sake, Orbx regions have got to be the best value scenery anywhere. You have an entire country/region, with custom mesh, custom LC, custom Vector, customised and hand placed autogen in some areas, all airports in a region enhanced, some to the same standard as a payware airport, custom vegetation, animated people, photoreal areas, some of the finest support in the simming community, and Norway is $3 more than a well known CYVR airport!!!!! Come on fellas, get real for crying out loud!

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The price increase is due to the increased effort of upgrading all the airports in the area. Considering the airports look even better now (at least from what I've seen in screenshots) and that there are lots of photoreal cities, I'd say the price increase is logical.

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