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A prisoner of FS9...HELP! or AKA, Cranbrook, B.C.

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Help!...I'm a prisoner of FS9...and can't seem to get out, LOL!

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I just finished downloading and installing all of Flight Ontario's great offerings...and am especially enjoying touch and go's at Cranbrook, B.C.  The airport is so well done, but better yet...the updated scenery around the airport...simply fabulous. It was made with UT Canada/Alaska (in mind and installed), and...so very, very real looking.  Some mountains still have a slight snow crusting...and as I flew my approach in the Eclipse 500, it was so very immersing. Gawd...I haven't flown anything (another sim) else for over two weeks,for I am really discovering this platform again. If you have left it entirely, you soon forget the great animation performance you enjoyed....and in my loading in all sorts of world textures, airports, photo-scenery...nothing added, has impacted the simply dead-smooth animation sequences of the sim. Nothing...  Having a blast and a half, rediscovering the Grand Girl....

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Heading back to the airport (Cranbrook) through a gorgeous cloud bank....happy flights, all!
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Almost back at the airport...final two shots, and goodnight all....was a great tour!
 
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Nice shots!  Flight Ontario's work is really superb, especially the work they've done with landclass.

 

There's also some absolutely brilliant freeware FS9 airports for Saskatchewan in the library here as well.  If I can remember the author I'll post it... 

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Help!...I'm a prisoner of FS9...and can't seem to get out, LOL!

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Are you Number 6 ?

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Nice shots!  Flight Ontario's work is really superb, especially the work they've done with landclass.

 

There's also some absolutely brilliant freeware FS9 airports for Saskatchewan in the library here as well.  If I can remember the author I'll post it... 

THANK YOU! Please do...!!!!  :)  I'll do a search for 'Saskatchewan' and see what turns up. I also think that FS9...has the finest cloud and sky representation of ANY SIM I own, at present. The cloud detail, the tones...lite to 'angry', the sky colors...frankly...no other sim has ever bested FS9 in the sky/cloud department.  'Soft clouds'...pffft...how 'bout DETAILED to the '9's clouds....

 

FS9 and REX2004 Extreme/Overdrive delivers!!!!

 

Ses

 

 

Help!...I'm a prisoner of FS9...and can't seem to get out, LOL!

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Are you Number 6 ?

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Number 'bliss'. :rolleyes:

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Master of Ontario superlatives

Actually, this is British Columbia...but let's not nit pick...lol!   Having a blast.....

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THANK YOU! Please do...!!!! :) I'll do a search for 'Saskatchewan' and see what turns up.

 

The person I was referring to is Gregory Putz.  I wish I knew how to convert airports better; I'd love to have his work in FSX. They're really well done.

 

In addition, he's created a ton of AI related stuff for FS9.  It's a rabbit hole you might not want to get into, but lots and lots of Canadian specific AI traffic.

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The person I was referring to is Gregory Putz.  I wish I knew how to convert airports better; I'd love to have his work in FSX. They're really well done.

 

In addition, he's created a ton of AI related stuff for FS9.  It's a rabbit hole you might not want to get into, but lots and lots of Canadian specific AI traffic.

Thank you, Jimmy!   Lots of room on the hard drives....so I might jump in...  Thanks again!

 

Mitch

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If you like flying in British Columbia then look for Holger Sandmann. He has made landclass scenery enhancements (including mesh) for British Columbia. I just wish there was more airport add-ons to go along with Holger's scenery.

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If you like flying in British Columbia then look for Holger Sandmann. He has made landclass scenery enhancements (including mesh) for British Columbia. I just wish there was more airport add-ons to go along with Holger's scenery.

Thanks, Joseph. Will check it out!

 

Mitch

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If you want to have a LOT of Canadian AI, look up Darren Belanger. He has flight plans and paints for about 60 or so small Canadian operators. It takes a while to put it all together but it's worth it.

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If you want to have a LOT of Canadian AI, look up Darren Belanger. He has flight plans and paints for about 60 or so small Canadian operators. It takes a while to put it all together but it's worth it.

I think to rename the original post: ...the  FS9  'Canadian Treasure Chest'...:)!

 

Thanks for the head's up, Roger!

 

Ses

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just boot up your fsx/p3d or xp10........fs9 512k textures look bad and fs9 world is empty with no car/boat traffic :rolleyes:

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 'Canadian Treasure Chest'.

 

 

Crown Royal?

just boot up your fsx/p3d or xp10........fs9 512k textures look bad and fs9 world is empty with no car/boat traffic :rolleyes:

 

No, Lockheed Martin does not offer Prepar3D for entertainment, and we have no plans to enter the entertainment space. The EULAs explain that Prepar3D can be used for purposes other than personal/consumer entertainment.

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just boot up your fsx/p3d or xp10........fs9 512k textures look bad and fs9 world is empty with no car/boat traffic :rolleyes:

It's lookin' good on THIS system...:)   Presently in a 737 Westjet at FL270 between Cranbrook, B.C. bound for Toronto Pearson....and looooooooooooooookin' good!

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   Hi Sesquashtoo,

If you decide to venture a little further west, to the Lower Mainland, I highly sugest checking out Jonathan Gabbert's version of CYVR.

The amount of detail is incredible, and all for the low, low price of $0.00.  :shok::BigGrin:  

 

  Cheers, Craig

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and looooooooooooooookin' good!

 

Hyperbole

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Hyperbole

at least not hyper-downer....(smile).

 

Pictures don't lie. All my recent post-fooling around pic series show...that  I am getting clear, crisp ground graphics, with trees in the forest, even from thousands of feet in altitude...can be seen as individual, or with tree foliage and roughage. Even the trees as I taxi past them, look just as good as the latest HD trees from ORBX, for bough and foliage detail!  I am certainly not having my eyes hurt looking at them while at taxi in Cranbrook! I have ground scenes now with great cohesion, and that is what matters...and not whether a tile is 512,1024, and on...  The bottom line, does it create a sense of being there?  FS9, now, upon my system, answers the call, just as much as FSX, P3D, and XPX does. FS9 has NEVER been beaten by any sim platform following it...for color pallets (mimicking real-world looks), whether on the ground, or in the air, (clouds and sky colors throughout all the 24 hour cycle). Everything that followed, has always...looked over saturated and cartoonish, and we have all just learned to live with it. It is..what it is. The deep, mature colors of FS9, is the only sim (with perhaps XPX being a runner up) that mimics the real world colors of farm and field, forests, etc...at anything over 3,500 feet.  FSX and P3D simply, do not. That is another feature of the Grand Girl that always draws me back. Why they messed with the color pallets in FSX, has always had me scratching my head. The only color pallet FS9 is bested by, with viewing FSX and P3D, is water body colors. That absolutely, is beyond FS9's pervue...but ground and sky...not on your life!

 

The one thing always that held me back from true/complete FS9 enjoyment, were/was blurry ground textures...and no ability for them to clear up to the horizon, before my messing around. Now...over those mountains, valleys, and water, you see in this series of pics...that is no longer an issue.  As I stated...loooooooookin' good, no matter they are 512 formats. Doesn't matter to me, in the slightest. Only that they look good, for their format. For what I see, and enjoy now upon this platform...it is a serious daily contender, for my flight sim usage.

 

Flying today at FL270 from Cranbrook, to Toronto Pearson with REX2004 Extreme/Overdrive being driven by Active Sky Evolution, in FS9 mode...was one of the most enjoyable flights in a long time. The terrain below my wings 27,000 feet below...looked....great!  Looking down, that 27,000 feet below...each farm field, each section of forested area, each lake body...was absolutely well defined, and not merely a brownish scab upon a background of green/brown blur that was supposed to represent field and woodland.  Look at these pictures with elevations of the Eclipse at 14,000 feet...and everything is well defined, stays well defined...and I have seen some mountain mesh snap into focus faster, than I can even try to see what was in blur (if any!) a sheer second ago.  At Cranbrook...in my pics...the mountain ranges, miles upon miles out, beyond the airport, (even with haze) are well defined ridges, with grey rock outcroppings...that beg you to come over, and check them out, once in flight. Not a meandering haze-obscured, blob along the horizon by any means.

 

 I am having an FS9 Renaissance...and it is wonderful to have happening, with the best flight animation, one can ever hope for.  To have those most excellent cloud banks moving under my 27,000 foot high wings....with absolutely not one...even micro stutter...was/is worth the whole price of admission.  That alone, would have me coming back and back, for commercial flights in this flight sim.  Not one jerk, pause, or stutter, on the entire flight path, and the approach to SimFlyer's Pearson....was the toast of the glass...3.5 hours later in real time.....so believable....that when I shut the WestJet 737 down at the gate...the smile on this pilot's kisser...was HUGE, and satisfying.  It felt like a real world flight, from Cranbrook...right to the Pearson gate....being no different visually, then anything seen from my real-world flights as a passenger viewing the terrain below...

 

Cheers!

 

Mitch'er

   Hi Sesquashtoo,

If you decide to venture a little further west, to the Lower Mainland, I highly sugest checking out Jonathan Gabbert's version of CYVR.

The amount of detail is incredible, and all for the low, low price of $0.00.  :shok::BigGrin:

 

  Cheers, Craig

OK...I'll load this in, too :)))

 

Thank you!

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If you don't already have it, get FSAddon's Vancouver+ . It covers a lot of area and it really looks great. It's payware but worth it.

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Hi Sesquashtoo,

 

love Your screenshots - fantastic! How did You get this wonderful crisp ground textures?

 

Best regards

 

Timo

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Hi Sesquashtoo,

 

love Your screenshots - fantastic! How did You get this wonderful crisp ground textures?

 

Best regards

 

Timo

Timo...if I could tell you that....if I had a step-by-step, hand hold post to render...believe me, I would be posting that pronto. I have never been lost for words, in any of these forums....you can trust that.  I honestly...and simply don't know where at what point of my deciding to delve into BEV's mix of different texture files,  did I score the grand-slam. But, the grand slam, I hit.....

 

If these were not commercial programs...I would have already put together my 'soup recipie' and posted the entire folder...but I can not do that. So..I only can say that you CAN mess around with different textures you purchased, and put together something of your own...and see where that takes you, visually.  It is time consuming....but if you put in that time...you WILL get what you see here...and my other FS9 series of late. 

 

I would suggest you start with BEV though....first try the configurator....and then...draw from BEV's vast graphic library...and hand place textures, to build up YOUR selections. That is what I did... Oh...and you absolutely need (if you don't have it already...UT for the USA and Canada/Alaska. Europe as well, if you fly there in FS9. I fly Europe in either FSX or P3D, so don't have that one for FS9.

 

When you get your mix together...just remember, that you can not share it with another. They have to buy the offerings, and do the work themselves....and finally...BACK UP the SOUP!  Create TWO back-ups.....!!!

 

Cheers!

 

Ses

If you don't already have it, get FSAddon's Vancouver+ . It covers a lot of area and it really looks great. It's payware but worth it.

"Roger, Roger"!  Thanks for that.

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Hi Sesquashtoo,

 

Thanks for Your answer - I do already use UT and GE Professional and some more... Are Your ground textures as clear as on Your sceeenshots when You're flying over regions without BEV -for for example Europe? Have You tweaked Your Fs9.cfg?

 

Regards

 

Timo

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Hi Sesquashtoo,

 

Thanks for Your answer - I do already use UT and GE Professional and some more... Are Your ground textures as clear as on Your sceeenshots when You're flying over regions without BEV -for for example Europe? Have You tweaked Your Fs9.cfg?

 

Regards

 

Timo

Hi Timo...I'll post shots of Europe later on, to let you see.  I was just coming here to post a quick shot of central California...having taken off from that little rural landing strip....only have time for a couple of shots...but just to show the diverse graphics I have for any particular part of the country. 

 

 

Central California:

 

Look at the ridges of the tree tops, and the clear cuts to tree-top in the forested sections.They sure look quite 3D to me...with great shadow effect. I'm loving this~!  FS9 ROCKS! FS9's depth-of-color...is simply life-like.  Those farm fields behind me...well...what's to say?   ^_^

 

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Here's just leaving Templehof, in Berlin, Germany...driven by OSM data. Sorry, that I had to compress these to be accepted by the upload site...:(, were too large to make it through merely by capture.

 

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Some nice pics, once again.

 

If it were all about scenery, then perhaps I could fly again in FS9.  Some of the most excellent freeware airports, great AI coverage, good performance...

 

However, my issue with FS9, and the reason why I stopped flying in it, is purely due to the quality aircraft releases for FSX in the last two / three years.  As it stands now, I couldn't go back.

 

But, it's lucky that a good portion of the best freeware carries over quite nicely! ^_^

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Great pics, thanks!!! FS9 is simply great, Even if I am fighting with blurries...

 

Best regards from Germany and happy flying

 

Timo

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