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Richard Sennett

Bad news for UTX V2 Canada

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Well this in not the best news but here goes quote from simforums

 

 

The decision to create a UTX Canada V2 really is not ours (Scenery Solutions).   I will explain.


I love the commercial data we get for Canada from DMTI Spatial.   DMTI Spatial is based in Canada, has the best data for Canada and is a pure joy to work with.   I would not use any other product in Canada.
 
As much as I like DMTI, I feel bad that the royalties for Canada never matched expectations. And, this was back when the FSX market was booming and UTX was the only product of it's kind available.
 

The FSX market is now much smaller and there is more competition.    I would be more than happy to develop a new UTX Canada V2.   But, getting a license for the Canadian data now is just not feasible.

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That is a bummer.  

 

I just got UTX 2.0 for Europe and the U.S. (after using Orbx global and vector (and Europe LC).  I LOVE the UTX product.  Sad to not fly my home country the way it should be...

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Thanks for that. Unfortunately, UTX will not be feasible for me. No knock against the product. Hopefully the author will find a way and I'll be able to make the purchase at some point in the future.

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I thought they were planning on using the data they already have and just making it compatible with P3D? Or is that still in the cards?

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These are really sad news. But thanks for the info.

 

Patric

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I am also disappointed. I find UTX to be a great product but fly mostly between Canada and USA . Can UTX Ver1.2 Canada be used in conjunction with UTX Ver 2 USA and if so are there install issues?

 

I agree with the suggestion that a P3D installer be developed for their Canada Ver1.2...better than nothing and would attract more Canadian customers to UTX 2 USA.

 

Bob

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From Allen at UTX:

 

+++ However, I do want to get UTX Canada updated to add the new Autogen Lighting tool and also support for P3D, Steam, etc. In order to keep all the version numbers consistent, we will probably call this UTX Canada V2.0. However, I would not plan on charging customers an upgrade fee, unless we decide to put a substantial amount work into it (new features, replacing roads, etc).

 

And, if we can somehow get updated data for Canada licensed again, what I just said would change and we would release a new product. I don't think getting the data licensed again is likely.

 

What is more likely is that we create an Xtreme Cities product for Canada, which we have discussed in the past.+++

 

Vic

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From Allen at UTX:

Vic

 

You beat me to it Vic - thanks bro - I hope this happens

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Good stuff, especially knowing that a Canadian extreme cities is a possibility.

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Thanks guys.

 

Lets hope this becomes reality as I will be happy with that as I fly mostly at dawn and dusk and the lights are a big factor as I am not that picky about the other details but that being said we would need a new installer for V1 with lights upgrades thats for sure

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OK...would I be far off the mark in saying that UTX Canada 2.0 would be a product that is:

 

-compatible with P3D 2.x

-has upgraded lighting

-meshes with the other version 2 regions

-uses older vector and landclass data from version 1

 

Thanks

 

By the way, what is Extreme Cites?

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I asked the original question of UT2 for Canada on the Simforums site and hope that others that would like to see the product might chime in with support.   As a long time supported for the UTX series, I really hope they might reconsider.   If you'd like to see an update, please chime in.  

 

JH 

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OK...would I be far off the mark in saying that UTX Canada 2.0 would be a product that is:

 

By the way, what is Extreme Cites?

 

Graham I think you have explained perfectly - maybe Allen will drop by and back this up - Extreme cities are updated cities in regions as they have not done Boston I have not thought about a purchase yet as they only have one region done right now

 

USA SouthCentral 

 

http://www.scenerysolutions.com/category.php?id=13

 

 
  • Arlington, Tx
  • Baton Rouge, La
  • Austin, Tx
  • Corpus Christi, Tx
  • Dallas, Tx
  • El Paso, Tx
  • Fort Worth, Tx
  • Galveston, Tx
  • Garland, Tx
  • Houston, Tx
  • Little Rock, Ar
  • Oklahoma City, Ok
  • New Orleans, La
  • Plano, Tx
  • San Antonio, Tx
  • Tulsa, Ok

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I asked the original question of UT2 for Canada on the Simforums site and hope that others that would like to see the product might chime in with support.   As a long time supported for the UTX series, I really hope they might reconsider.   If you'd like to see an update, please chime in.  

 

JH 

 

Can you post the thread? I'll chime in. That along with support from Rick might move things along.

 

 

USA SouthCentral 

 

How resource hungry are they?

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Can you post the thread? I'll chime in. That along with support from Rick might move things along.

How resource hungry are they?

 

 

Here you go Buddy

 

http://www.simforums.com/Forums/topic51934_post324012.html#324012

 

 

As I dont really have a need for those areas I have not purchased them but will be interested in the North East 

Can you post the thread? I'll chime in. That along with support from Rick might move things along.

 

 

Here you go nice video of it in action - also those are V1 lights by the way - V2 is a bit different - bit more colorful actually - bit less red lights but another option to resemble that look will be offered in the future 

 

 

hers one by Brian - He needs TUX V2 USA to go along with it - great job Brian

 

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Here you go Buddy

 

Thanks. That is some good stuff. I'd be interested in US Northeast as well. What airports to you use around home? I have KJFK and freeware Phlli.

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Thanks. That is some good stuff. I'd be interested in US Northeast as well. What airports to you use around home? I have KJFK and freeware Phlli.

 

Flytampa KBOS - which will go nicely with my Flytampa Toronto and Montreal - Fsdreamteam Vancouver - just the right amount of time for a flight - 3 hour flights are not for me :) I also have all of the fsdreamteam KJFK offerings

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Flytampa KBOS - which will go nicely with my Flytampa Toronto and Montreal - Fsdreamteam Vancouver - just the right amount of time for a flight - 3 hour flights are not for me :) I also have all of the fsdreamteam KJFK offerings

 

How is KBOS in P3D? I noticed on their site it stops at FSX SP2. I always enjoyed flying into Logan in the RW. Love Boston completely.

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http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/winter0708articles/canadian-national-road.html

 

I have no idea why someone would pay for any GIS data for Canada or the US.

 

I've worked with the newer publicly available Canadian data extensively in particular areas, and I very much agree with this statement.  I've done a few small regions for my own use, extending a certain products' regional coverage eastward by a province... ^_^

 

Short of building footprints, I can't imagine any additional requirements for a data source anyone could ever want.

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I think at one point, getting accurate, consistent and up to date road data was a challenge, even in the US and Canada. But those days are long gone. And as to Digital Elevation Models, hydrography and land class, the US and Canadian government's datasets have alway been the benchmark by which all other datasets are judged.

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How is KBOS in P3D? I noticed on their site it stops at FSX SP2. I always enjoyed flying into Logan in the RW. Love Boston completely.

 

KBOS works fine in P3D no difference - but it is dated - we really need a newer version of a popular airport - I work in Boston and when the wind is right they fly right in front of my window - cool - just couple of years back my brother's company plowed all of Logan airport - good thing it wasn't this year - the snow year from hell

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Canada UTXv2 buy that before extreme cities as being in Minnesota some of us do fly in Canada.

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Canada UTXv2 buy that before extreme cities as being in Minnesota some of us do fly in Canada.

 

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