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Anyone using UTX USA2.0 with FTX Global?

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I am very interested in purchasing UTX USA 2.0 to go with my FTX Global but I am worried about compatibility issues. How do the textures and stuff mesh together?

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I have UTX Caribbean and it looks very, very good with Global...if that's any help.

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I have UTX USA and Europe and really like both, and no impact at all on FPS.  

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Absolutely a must have UTX for your vector data. 

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Great product works great with global - warning - light distance in P3D anyway is not far at altitude - close to ground they are excellent -  you basically watch the lights light up as you fly along which is a deal breaker for me otherwise go for it

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I used it with FTX Global with no problems. UTX complements FTX Global - it's FTX Vector that is in direct competition.

 

That said, I just switched to GEP3D and uninstalled global. Much prefer the look of GEP3D. UTX works fine with that also.

 

Vic

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Anyone have any screenshots of the LA area around LAX and SMO with the two?

 

Great product works great with global - warning - light distance in P3D anyway is not far at altitude - close to ground they are excellent -  you basically watch the lights light up as you fly along which is a deal breaker for me otherwise go for it

 

Rich do the lights in UTX replace those beautiful FTX lights? Is there a way to turn them off and have FTX lights?

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Anyone have any screenshots of the LA area around LAX and SMO with the two?

 

 

Rich do the lights in UTX replace those beautiful FTX lights? Is there a way to turn them off and have FTX lights?

 

There certainly is a way that you can turn off the lights in UTX in favor of the lights in global, I can confirm that.

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There certainly is a way that you can turn off the lights in UTX in favor of the lights in global, I can confirm that.

 

Thanks, Does it turn off anything else important besides lights though?

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Thanks, Does it turn off anything else important besides lights though?

Nope.

 

Lights have their own Installer and Config app in UTX 2.0. 

 

 

I really want to get GEP3D but I only want a couple of regions and the only thing I see officially released is the worldwide academic version. I guess I qualify for Academic seeing as I am still receiving training for my Instructor Certificate, but $130 and Aviation Academics don't really go together unless it is 100LL from 2 separate tanks.

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Anyone have any screenshots of the LA area around LAX and SMO with the two?

 

 

Rich do the lights in UTX replace those beautiful FTX lights? Is there a way to turn them off and have FTX lights?

 

Yes as answered they can be shut off and ftx lights retained - UTX is very configurable and I didn't even think of that - have to try that - thanks Guys

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Looks like I'll be buying another add-on this week....as if the A2A c182 and GTN750 wasn't enough....

 

Yes as answered they can be shut off and ftx lights retained - UTX is very configurable and I didn't even think of that - have to try that - thanks Guys

Were you more so referring to the current issue with p3d 2.5 LOD and blurries/lights not showing very far then Rich or UTX itself?

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Looks like I'll be buying another add-on this week....as if the A2A c182 and GTN750 wasn't enough....

 

Were you more so referring to the current issue with p3d 2.5 LOD and blurries/lights not showing very far then Rich or UTX itself?

 

Allen claims the issue with p3d 2.5 LOD - and I trust him - I understand why LM has also taken this route but would be nice to have choices

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UTXv2 looks very good in combination with FTX Global, but nevertheless I most probably will switch to GEX P3D, too, because the combo GEX/UTXv2 looks even better than FTXG/UTXv2. 

 

Patric

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UTXv2 looks very good in combination with FTX Global, but nevertheless I most probably will switch to GEX P3D, too, because the combo GEX/UTXv2 looks even better than FTXG/UTXv2. 

 

Patric

I did switch and you are correct Patric - it does look even better.

 

Vic

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I did switch and you are correct Patric - it does look even better.Vic

How so in your opinion?

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How so in your opinion?

 

For instance the UTX custom landclass textures a blending perfectly within the GEX textures, however when using FTXG they do not so.

 

But there is one point I do not like so much when using the GEX/UTX combo. The UTXv2 European LC for rural regions are not placed very well, especially the forests are not there where they should be. I have tested it with several German regions, and the result is not very good. So I think you will need an optional LC addon with better forest placement when one uses GEX/UTX. 

 

Patric

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How so in your opinion?

I find the textures sharper and more realistic. FTX colors can sometimes be too bright, almost cartoonish where the GEP3D textures are more subdued and realistic IMHO. As Patric said - the blending of the two is much better.

 

Vic

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I bought it but I am having trouble figuring out scenery priority order. I have FTX Global and now UTX USA.

 

Also I'm not seeing light options. How can you use FTX lights for UTX with prepar3d. It seems to only be modifying FSX not P3D

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