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I now finally and fully know...where the future of Flight Simulation lays!

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I downloaded from the ORG today, the following from Mr. X6.

 

KSAN

KSFO

PAJN

 

I could only take a brief flight around KSAN and PAJN, but it was enough to know where the furture of flight simulation potential is...and for myself, it is XPlane.  To see these three selections in DSR 2.0/33 at 25-29 FPS....was truly 'breath-taking' for realism, and to fool the mind, that the scene is real. OMG!   Everybody will have their opinion...of course...but for me, after viewing these scenery files from this (OMG!) so talented artist....well...

 

I place my vote with Xplane (at 64 bit)...and will be spending a LOT of time flying over, and exploring fully, these sceneries, WITHOUT holding my breath...that a software developer like ORBX might step into the franchise fray.  After viewing these sceneries...and seeing what potential there is,....I frankly, no longer care.   

 

To Mr. X6's....incredible work....and with  Andra's mesh plumping up the terrain and mountains....OMG!....I have my cake...and am stuffing myself with it....almost to the bursting point  :Big Grin:  

 

Enjoy:

 

 
 
 
BTW, these pictures are not even close to the actual screen output...too many 'reduce' hurdles and size restrictions for upload acceptance, to let you really see what I have in front of me...and THAT...is a crime...
 
Here is the link for PAJN, but search for the other two airport/scenery files from this talented man, also...and GO GET EM! You will see what I am going nuts over..... for XPLANE XPX.35b RULES!
 
 http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=25190 and use 'view other files from this member' just under his handle to get to the other two fabulous files from him...  Wait until you see the detail of the airport properties...of which my flight pics don't highlight....just wait...KSAN will blow your virtual mind!

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Are those coming?  I'd really love PHX done to his standards.  Also worth checking out is PAWD, which I think is done by a different author but the same level of quality.

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I cant wait until the addons catch up with this sim.  All we need is for the scenery to become as accurate as p3d/fsx, a few pmdg quality airliners, and ASN weather.

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There are two best airports for me

 

CYYZ Toronto

 

PAJN Juneau

 

and then we have PAWD.

 

How does Fsx / P3d have accurate scenery ?

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@Sesquashtoo:

 

At about the same time you were writting this post I was installing the same two sceneries (KSFO, KSAN) in my XP10 setup. I only had the time to make a quick tour at KSFO.

 

OMG, what a jaw dropping experience! The breathtaking HDR lighting at dusk with all lights reflecting on water, the amazing airport detail with extreme objects setting at constant, fluid 30fps, the ultimate helicopter flight dynamics of the Dreamfoil AS350, even the road traffic, was unbelievable!

 

Everytime I find myself more and more reluctant to return to FSX...

 

I have also PAJN and PAWD installed which are trully amazing, especially being freeware. The quality of freeware addons for XP10 is unbelievable.

 

Being a GA guy, the one thing I'm really missing is a realistic weather system, something like ASN.

And another one is Ideal Flight for XP.  A system to prepare you for a flight by hitting a button, to remember where you have parked your aircraft, to create a flight plan and inject it into XP, as well as aircraft fuel and weight, and maybe add some AI traffic.

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Impressive !

 

 

But I'm out of XP10 until I have proper daylight according to place and date / time of day, and proper Moon phases... and proper visibility ( without blur )...

 

All of this scenery stuff  is great, thanks specially to freeware producers, but I hate to arrive into an airport where it's still daylight, or at least twilight IRL ( and in FSX, MS FLIGHT, ... ) and in X-Plane 10 it is pitch dark, or looking at the Full Moon when it's new Moon .... Or flying an airliner ( let's wait for the 733 and see what it brings, but so far nothing even close to what I get in FSX... sorry ... ) at cruise level and be offered that ridiculous and annoying blur... which was supposed to be fixed already, wasn't it ? Or not having a proper weather injector, because none of the weather injection products available long time ago for FSX can be ported to XP10 due to the many limitations in terms of internal variables... 

 

I know I'm being negative, but I got tired of waiting for the plain vanilla fixes, and see things that I do not even know what they mean, being offered as the latest fixes... and watching the growth on those iPad apps, and probably the development of yet another cycle of XP ( XP11 ) when we are far from a final product in XP10...

 

Well...

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I know I'm being negative, but I got tired of waiting for the plain vanilla fixes, and see things that I do not even know what they mean, being offered as the latest fixes... and watching the growth on those iPad apps, and probably the development of yet another cycle of XP ( XP11 ) when we are far from a final product in XP10...

 

You are not being negative. I feel the same.  That's why I go back to FS9 but come back to XPX just for the visuals because of HD v3 and W2XP.

 

I think there is an issue with the time in XPX.

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to create a flight plan and inject it into XP,

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I am now a certified XP junkie...and oh...  here is a great freeware flight plan creator, that will let you drop your file right into the FMS folder..and away you go....

 

http://onlineflightplanner.org/

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Yes, I have to admit that for the airliner people things are not so rosy for a number of reasons, like proper airliners, winds aloft, visibility, ATC, AI traffic....


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I am now a certified XP junkie...and oh...  here is a great freeware flight plan creator, that will let you drop your file right into the FMS folder..and away you go....

 

http://onlineflightplanner.org/

 

 

Great tool, thank you!

 

I will soon start flying in FSEconomy which is a nice alternative (?) to Ideal Flight, not so automated though. But it gives you the same feeling of flying with purpose, that your virtual pilot life has a certain continuity  :lol:   Also it gives you a plausible reason to enter airport xxxx in the XP10 airport selector...

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I've recently bitten the bullet with X-Plane 10, I had X-Plane 9 which didn't do it for me because of the lack of addons,but X-Plane 10 really is starting to mature.

I've done full flights with it, something I had never done with X-Plane 9 (sorry I hate calling it XP,because of the OS), and the future is there. It needs a few scenery developers to step on board,such as FSDT and Flytampa,but I will take a look at these sceneries and enhance my experience with X-Plane.

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With these sceneries, it's definitely heading in the right direction where GA is concerned but for Airliner stuff, there is IMHO still just too much still missing (much of it mentioned above).   I don't believe it will ever become 'the sim' for complex stuff, but for GA, it's certainly becoming a credible alternative sim.

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With these sceneries, it's definitely heading in the right direction where GA is concerned but for Airliner stuff, there is IMHO still just too much still missing (much of it mentioned above).   I don't believe it will ever become 'the sim' for complex stuff, but for GA, it's certainly becoming a credible alternative sim.

Yes...for GA...it rocks!  I do take tube flights, here and there...but still consider FS9, the ultimate tube simulator.

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 FS9, the ultimate tube simulator.

 

Curious!  :-)  Why not FSX ( and yes,wrong forum for asking :-/ )

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Impressive !

 

 

But I'm out of XP10 until I have proper daylight according to place and date / time of day, and proper Moon phases... and proper visibility ( without blur )...

 

 

 

 

moon phases have been fixed

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Curious!  :-)  Why not FSX ( and yes,wrong forum for asking :-/ )

Strengths of performance, seen with FS9, as well as no chance ever of a moderate to long-distance flight OOM'ing.  

 

Just took a trip from KSAN, to KSFO, between Mr X6's beauties...

 

 

Two words...wow, and oh wow  :smile:,  night to dawn, to day transition.   Nothing compares, with XPX.

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moon phases have been fixed

 

 

I thought that too, some months ago, and even thought that the correct succession of days and nights along the year had been fixed, but after a few more tests I found I was wrong... Also, Austin himself told me nothing had been changed in that department when I last exchanged PMs with him... Probably my promising tests were run at a phase of the calendar where it happened to be more or less in sync with the sim :-/

 

 

 

Strengths of performance, seen with FS9, as well as no chance ever of a moderate to long-distance flight OOM'ing.  

 

Just took a trip from KSAN, to KSFO, between Mr X6's beauties...

 

 

Two words...wow, and oh wow  :smile:,  night to dawn, to day transition.   Nothing compares, with XPX.

 

That is indeed the case Sesquashtoo ;-)  Nights, dusks and dawns, if we forget abount being out of sync with real world sometimes, are a strong part of X-Plane 10... I'd call it the night flying GA si, just for that and some of the very nice GA add-ons available for it :-)

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That is indeed the case Sesquashtoo ;-)  Nights, dusks and dawns, if we forget abount being out of sync with real world sometimes, are a strong part of X-Plane 10... I'd call it the night flying GA si, just for that and some of the very nice GA add-ons available for it :-)

 

And helicopters... :P

And day flying GA, just try flying GA at a UHD mesh region... even HDv3 does the job!

 

Oh, come on, are moon phases so important? I have studied astronomy and have a 8" robotic reflector telescope in my backyard, but in a flight sim? I do not care if the moon is full or half or made of cheese in a flight simulator.. :P

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And helicopters... :P

And day flying GA, just try flying GA at a UHD mesh region... even HDv3 does the job!

 

Oh, come on, are moon phases so important? I have studied astronomy and have a 8" robotic reflector telescope in my backyard, but in a flight sim? I do not care if the moon is full or half or made of cheese in a flight simulator.. :P

 

Hmmm, I was an amateur astronomer too, in the early 80s - bought a Criterium 8000 SCT with my first salary as a programming analyst, and Oracle SGBD v2 programmer in Motorola Unix systems :-), and sold it in the mid nineties to buy my first sim PC :-/

 

Well, Moon can be important IRL for night VFR - ELITE, the IFR / VFR GA sim, has a very close to real representation of Moon, with it's precise ephemeris and phases ;-)

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I just push those K & L keys so much while flying X-Plane for sunrises to sunsets...........that I don't know what time of day it is, anyway. I'm just going for those photo-realistic views.  

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and ASN weather.

 

Hopefully XP11 fixes the weather issues (we need more layers so 3rd party's can really simulate it well)

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Hi,

 

I downloaded the KSFO Airport only package but confused on the install. The text file states to copy all 3 folders to the x-plane10/custom scenery folder, but there are 8 folders whithin the main folder. There is one Folder named "KSFO" but even within that are 8-10 folders.  

Can someone explain?

 

Bob

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Wow, I installed PAJN, what a beautiful job. Very well done indeed! I love the approach to 08. It is getting better and better. My hat is off to MisterX. This is payware quality for sure.

 

Bob

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I would have to agree that for airliners, x-plane is lacking some key requirements. Fortunately for me, I find airliners very boring and only fly GA stuff. For that, X-Plane is the best in my opinion.

 

Rob

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