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I know nothing about GEX since I have alot of ORBX. I'm very excited about this and you say within hours ? Any idea how much ?

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Looks like it might work with default scenery since the Orbx product blurb states "The best part is that FTX Trees HD is a worldwide texture upgrade, and doesn't require any other ORBX products!".

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I know nothing about GEX since I have alot of ORBX. I'm very excited about this and you say within hours ? Any idea how much ?

 

I think it's only gonna be $10

Looks like it might work with default scenery since the Orbx product blurb states "The best part is that FTX Trees HD is a worldwide texture upgrade, and doesn't require any other ORBX products!".

 

That's correct

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I think it's only gonna be $10

 

That's correct

 

$10 is a steal. I thought it was going to be 10 per region. I will purchase at some point.  :BigGrin:

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No good for me as I only fly over payware scenery, mostly GenX VFR so whats the point? Autogen is the single most realism killer within FS, IMO.

 

Nobody, and I mean nobody fly's 'low and slow' over default scenery.

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$10 is a steal. I thought it was going to be 10 per region. I will purchase at some point.  :BigGrin:

try $22

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No uninstall instructions in the manual and FTX Central v2 has no "switch" for reverting to your former tree textures. (Non-ORBX trees that is. You can switch between HD trees and former FTX trees, though.)

 

Has anyone found any statements concerning the uninstall procedure in the ORBX forum? Would I need a manual backup of my current, non-ORBX trees?

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Nice, but GEX did this long ago :-)

I didn't know GEX replaced all the tree textures. I thought it was just ground textures. I've run GEX since it came out and didn't notice any difference in the trees after installing it.

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I didn't know GEX replaced all the tree textures. I thought it was just ground textures. I've run GEX since it came out and didn't notice any difference in the trees after installing it.

As far as I know, it only corrects the placement of trees. Not a replacement.

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This is a world completely different from GEX, this is high quality stuff as ORBX usually does.

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This is a world completely different from GEX, this is high quality stuff as ORBX usually does.

Agreed, I used GEX in the past and the trees look nothing like the orbx HD pics. guess we will see soon enough

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No uninstall instructions in the manual and FTX Central v2 has no "switch" for reverting to your former tree textures. (Non-ORBX trees that is. You can switch between HD trees and former FTX trees, though.)

 

Has anyone found any statements concerning the uninstall procedure in the ORBX forum? Would I need a manual backup of my current, non-ORBX trees?

Why not just do it....it's always a great time for a full System Image recovery to be made. Do that, before any major change to your system...and like Dorthy, there is always a way back from Oz....

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I know nothing about GEX since I have alot of ORBX. I'm very excited about this and you say within hours ? Any idea how much ?

AU$22.95

Nice, but GEX did this long ago :-)

Do you have a link to such the tree replacement product that GEX released?

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No good for me as I only fly over payware scenery, mostly GenX VFR so whats the point? Autogen is the single most realism killer within FS, IMO.

 

Nobody, and I mean nobody fly's 'low and slow' over default scenery.

Clearly you have no idea what this does.

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From the FTX forums:

 

For those of you who are late to the party, here's what Trees HD is all about:

  • Worldwide overhaul of autogen trees
  • Beautiful new high-definition textures based on real photos - double the resolution of default trees
  • Optimized models actually IMPROVE your sim's performance - Up to 20% higher FPS, with no VAS hit!
  • Compatible with all ORBX FTX regions, FTX Global, and Default FSX/P3D - No prior ORBX products required!
  • New custom vegetation for FTX regions
  • Incredibly realistic low-level experience for GA flyers
  • Immersive approaches and increased performance for tube jockeys
  • Upgrades vegetation around your airport sceneries (except for custom vegetation)
  • Low price of AUD 22.95 (USD 17.66, EUR 16.57, GBP 12.00 at current rates)

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In fairness that's not expensive for a worldwide enhancement. Anyone know how long roughly it takes to hit the shop after the product page goes up?

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In fairness that's not expensive for a worldwide enhancement. Anyone know how long roughly it takes to hit the shop after the product page goes up?

Dev message:

 

Hi guys, a quick update for you all:

 

Everything is all set to go on our end, but unfortunately FSS isn't able to put Trees HD up for sale until Sunday evening Australian time (so Sunday morning in the US and midday in Europe).  My sincere apologies for the delay, but rest assured that barring something catastrophic happening, you will have Trees HD in your hands before the weekend is out, as promised smile.png 

 

Cheers,

Scott

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well its 2200   est(Sunday  12 Apr)  here in Melbourne  and  its  not out  yet :P

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Well - one of the things that impressed me when I went to FTXG was the trees, especially in northern Europe. I know they aren't entirely accurate, but they look good to me. I assumed they were new trees, but maybe it was just the placement. I'll certainly take a look at this, but as others have intimated, I will make damn sure that I can restore the status quo (via an Acronis full system backup/restore in my case) if I'm not completely satisfied. ORBX make great stuff, but I don't have a lot of confidence in their install/uninstall procedures.

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So as some people still don't seem to have grasped what this product does, it uses new;y designed, efficient tree textures to the whole FSX world - default scenery, FTX Global, and/or FTX regions.   Even photoreal scenery if you have autogen vegetation placed on it, and they use the defaul tree textures.

 

As far as I can see there is no demographic that this upgrade would not work for, or benefit. And if it is only $10 it will be the biggest no-brainer since [insert your own FSX no-brainer choice here].

 

 

 


I don't have a lot of confidence in their install/uninstall procedures.

 

That. I completely agree with.  Install / uninstall / integration with other products / configuration is still a real area of neglect within the Orbx world IMHO.

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In fairness that's not expensive for a worldwide enhancement. Anyone know how long roughly it takes to hit the shop after the product page goes up?

Bring a running chain saw...and you can take out everybody's tree sets, to get to your own!

 

You can saw your way to the front of the line...I have my choke already on.....gas tank, full.... :)

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