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loaded in (Edit) UTX Canada (had typed v2.1...no such thing) and OMG...what a difference with land class running ORBX Global. I don't even recognize the area around Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, as I start my southbound cruise towards Niagara Falls for some sightseeing.  The UTX Canada land class layer is fantastic....wow....  look what it can do to good old generic ORBX global...the usual stuff, with HD Trees as well...and cruise is 2,800 feet AGL.

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Towns and city graphics are now lookin' real...check this out:

 

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I like how good, P3D v2.4 creates a sense of brood and danger out upon Lake Ontario, driven today by ASN.  Rain and high winds forecast for the area...  

 

 

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Never have seen lake-side towns look this convincing, until UTX products were loaded in!  Alan, did magic....:

 

 

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and another view of the same town further along. I think this depiction is excellent:

 

 

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UTX 2.1? Canada?  I thought UTX decided not to have an update for Canada because of data cost?  Anyway, nice shots.  What about stutters?  I had used UTX Canada in FSX but that product cause stutters for me, so I have been hesitant to buy again for P3D.

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UTX 2.1? Canada?  I thought UTX decided not to have an update for Canada because of data cost?  Anyway, nice shots.  What about stutters?  I had used UTX Canada in FSX but that product cause stutters for me, so I have been hesitant to buy again for P3D.

Yes...sorry about that..you are right...I was just installing UTX v2.1 for USA, and installed my older version for Canada...sorry about that...my bad.  These shots are taken with the latest version of UTX Canada!  Again sorry for the confusion!....I had UTX USA v2.1 on the brain...as I was typing... :(

 

I just edited my original blurb...to reflect my error in stating.  I now say UTX Canada for these shots, which is accurate.

 

As you can see..I don't have bad FPS performance...and there are no animation stutters.

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latest version of UTX Canada

So the older UTX Canada works fine for you using the EMT?  No stutters?  If so, I will pull it out and give it a try too.  Thanks

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So the older UTX Canada works fine for you using the EMT?  No stutters?  If so, I will pull it out and give it a try too.  Thanks

Yeah..it's working great...and good visuals...no stutters...but of course..I didn't go past v2.4 yet. This is v2.4 being displayed....

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great pics!

Thanks...

 

Here's Stoney Lake, near Peterborough, Ontario. I've been here...and it looks just like this...UTX does a great job in land-class! :)

 

 

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Anybody using version 1 in p3d 2.5? Also, how does the Niagara Region look? Any Welland Canal?

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Waiting on USA LC also - great shots Mitch - getting this to work in 2.5 would be a bit tricky but probably doable one would think how you got utx v2 to work in p3d 2.5 before it was fixed should help

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Waiting on USA LC also - great shots Mitch - getting this to work in 2.5 would be a bit tricky but probably doable one would think how you got utx v2 to work in p3d 2.5 before it was fixed should help

Hi Richard,  yeah, I decided to stay with the familiar file structure of v2.4, until 3.x comes out.  I just have everything loaded and working great in v2.4..and honestly...honestly...I don't see any much more of a different, or superior video quality output from those posting with v2.5, to even bother.  As you see..I can pretty much maintain on my system, mostly around 30ish for FPS...and my v2.4 performance and visuals...is very, very pleasing to this old guy...:)

 

More importantly though...EVERYTHING works.....everything, without all the hassle(s).

Ya, I'm sick and tired of waiting for OpenLC too.,

If you have UTX Canada...all I can say is;  "Git er done!"... :P

Anybody using version 1 in p3d 2.5? Also, how does the Niagara Region look? Any Welland Canal?

There is the Welland...just south somewhat of the escarpment.  Bridges across, etc....  As they say in Italian..."I no usesa the v2.5 ah'.....

 

Here are four shots of the Welland Canal...:

 

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...and here is the main canal...with the four above being the bypass-local navigation: BTW, Henrik...you can see by the size of the canal...that it can pass a ship or three, of yours...how cool would that be...going from Lake Ontario, to Lake Erie!
 
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Here are two final shots of the Welland Canal. One shot shows the exit out to Lake Eire, and the other pretty much the navigable width and length for one of Henrik's beauties!
 
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One more shot further down the Lake Erie coast...this shot is of the mouth of the Niagara River, and in the background clearly can be seen Grand Island, New York.
 
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Here are four shots of the Welland Canal...:

 

Thanks man...

 

Where do I make the purchase?

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Great shots and am also waiting for Orbx to finish Open LC North America.  How do areas in the southwest looks such as Las Vegas and Phoenix?

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Thanks man...

 

Where do I make the purchase?

Here is a shot of my flying over downtown Buffalo, New York, ( I had a senior moment, and typed this as Niagara Falls, NY, but corrected by edit ) and water-front, with Lake Erie really kicking it up (live time via ASN), on my way to the Falls...:) I'm being buffeted around quite a bit, on this flight! This is actually a good shot to show that UTX Canada is up and alive, on the other side of the river!!!  Look's great!

 

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Great shots and am also waiting for Orbx to finish Open LC North America.  How do areas in the southwest looks such as Las Vegas and Phoenix?

"Dang...are you going to make me fly over from Niagara Falls and shoot some shots?  I haven't even seen the Falls YET!   Lordy!"  OK...here a fly over of Las Vegas and the 'strip' using UTX USA v2.1 and all it's features in P3D v2.4

 

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LOL

 

Mitch

Thanks man...

 

Where do I make the purchase?

Graham...notice how the main channel of the Welland Canal can easily accommodate one of Henriks' masterpieces!  HINT..HINT........HINT....NUDGE....HINT.....

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OK, I'm running FTX Global, Vector, Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, Central Rockies and a number of Orbx regional airports. I don't want to lose that.

 

How do I fit UTX Canada v1 and UTX USA/Europe v2 with my current setup? Any help appreciated.

 

Hey Mitch, don't want to be a jerk, but if that's Lake Erie, wouldn't that be Buffalo NY? Now if you were really a standup guy, you would have stopped off and got me some of the world's best chicken wings :)

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OK, I'm running FTX Global, Vector, Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, Central Rockies and a number of Orbx regional airports. I don't want to lose that.

 

How do I fit UTX Canada v1 and UTX USA/Europe v2 with my current setup? Any help appreciated.

You don't lose anything...you only turn off (uncheck) the four VECTOR entries. That's IT! :) Also, I figured out the best place for all the UTX blah, blah entires...BELOW the four (4) VECTOR entries in the Scenery Lib. What you see, is the effect of that placement. Oh..forgot to add...you do NOT need to uninstall Vector, for any reason. Just uncheck the four Scenery Lib entries for that product...and FSX:MS/SE or P3D v2.4/3/2 will not 'see it'.

 

What are you running it in?  P3D v2.4/3/2 or FSX.x? To load UTX Canada into P3D v2.4 or later, you need the EMT tool.  Does a snap job...as Canada is looking really good over there....

 

Here's another shot of my buddies' place just east of the golf course at the island's tip.  He has a great view...and Grand Island is a great place to visit, in real life.

 

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What are you running it in?  P3D v2.4 or FSX.x? To load UTX Canada into P3D v2.4 or later, you need the EMT tool.  Does a snap job...as Canada is looking really good over there....

 

Mitch,

 

Yes, when the Great Lakes ships come out, this will be awesome!

 

I am using P3D 2.5. I built my own fake FSX setup. I have EMT, but it has side effects in 2.5 for me. It screws up the timing for EZDok. No knock against the product. We owe Paavo a debt of gratitude. Does UTX need to see anything other than terrain.cfg in the root folder of fake FSX? A lot of the configuration files got moved out of the root folder in 2.5.

 

Just to prove I can be anal, do I disable Vector world-wide, or just North America and Europe?

 

Finally,what about the Vector entry near the bottom of scenery.cfg?

 

Thanks again.

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Hey Mitch, don't want to be a jerk, but if that's Lake Erie, wouldn't that be Buffalo NY?

 

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I don't know what's the matter with me today...having two 'senior moments'. LOL   Yes...that IS Buffalo...at the river mouth...and I'm HEADING over to Niagara Falls....hey...don't get grey hairs...it sucks.  Yeah..we have the famous Buffalo Broasted Chicken in the water-front area...with cheap beers....when we visit our friends.

 

Oh..you're not the jerk...I'M the jerk for being uh..too relaxed today...the mind not in gear...LOL.  Thanks for the correction.  I'd have people scratching their heads for sure, lol.

 

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I am using P3D 2.5.

 

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Graham, I have absolutely no experience with v2.5. You'd probably want to ask the way and wherefore, in the P3D forum...from those running with it. Sorry...

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hey...don't get grey hairs

 

Well looking in the mirror, it appears that my hair (at least where it still grows) is grey, leaning to white.

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Yes, when the Great Lakes ships come out, this will be awesome!

 

 

Actually...I believe that Henrik stated that doing the Welland Canal would be a large P.I.T.A. for him...so, here's hoping he will change his mind...and create the custom route through the Canal....

Well looking in the mirror, it appears that my hair (at least where it still grows) is grey, leaning to white.

"Hey...(Mitch hands Graham a beer), here's a cold one...for my thread bloopers of calling UTX Canada as v2.1...and really ticking off those from Buffalo....calling their hometown...Niagara Falls.....

 

yes...this needs a beer....(heading for the fridge....), to make me feel better...

 

Mitch

Awesome shots...and what a difference!

I lost my patience, lol.   I had UTX Canada...so thought to load it in. Glad that I did. What a world of difference it makes when you have plain old generic Global being directed to what textures to display, and their combination. Global can be so kick-butt with custom land-class in action. This sure proves it. So, I have OpenLC Europe for that part of the world,, and now UTX USA v2.1 and UTX Canada  to make up for those countries. Global looks fantastic now.

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Very nice shots, speaking of which, when will OrbX Open LC for North America come out? I recall seeing a time map and it seems long overdue. 

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Very nice shots, speaking of which, when will OrbX Open LC for North America come out? I recall seeing a time map and it seems long overdue. 

They don't actually say, other than they are working on problems that had arisen.  

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yes...this needs a beer....(heading for the fridge....), to make me feel better...

 

Quit beating yourself up. You just pointed out that UTX Canada is viable in P3D v2. Seeing the Welland Canal running from Port Dalhousie to Fort Erie was great.

 

Now if you could post a snap of the Lake Ontario end facing the Skyway, that will clinch it. I want to see if there is a canyon like Orbx, when the canal should be climbing the Escarpment.

 

Props to Orbx for the great stuff they do. But the Niagara Region in Vector, to put it charitably, is a mess.

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