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I have tried them all and for 10 dollars this is the best imo - using this with ftx global - Vector - HD Trees - FSGenesis mesh - until Orbx launches US LC - I think this will be used - nice to have choices

 

This is Cloud9 XClass - US and Canada

 

I am not comparing this to UTX just scenerytech - fsgenesis landclass products

 

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I'm sorry, maybe I'm not reading your text right, but what product are you talking about? Looks great by the way. 

 

Cheers!

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I'm sorry, maybe I'm not reading your text right, but what product are you talking about? Looks great by the way. 

 

Cheers!

OOPS its Cloud9 xclass - Canada and Us - shots 1 and 2 was in Canada and last was near Niagara falls NY

 

 

 

Have they decided if UTX Canada is being made or not yet ?

 

Not yet

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2nd pic fantastic. like the hilly terrain.

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2nd pic fantastic. like the hilly terrain.

 

Thanks fyi I used EMT to install this - dont think it will work without it

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OK, where can I purchase this product and does it full working in P3D2.5, Thans Rich

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OK, where can I purchase this product and does it full working in P3D2.5, Thans Rich

 

You need emt fyi - you can try first but doubt it will install - I didnt try - wasn't trying to sell a product just found this better that the others mentioned for instance with Twentynine palms the surrounding terrain colors blended much better and my home base had towns around it which were not there with the others - FTX lights being used in shot above

 

https://store5.esellerate.net/store/checkout/CustomLayout.aspx?s=STR4626178260&pc=&page=MultiCatalog.htm

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So.. Nice to have options like you say, but while this is just 10 bucks you still need vector that adds a considerable amount more (I know you already have it, but thinking if one had to buy the whole thing). So why wouldn't I just get for example UTX 2.1 which is only 30 bucks and has everything and works fine in p3d too?

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Since last week, I've been in the process of installing FSX-SE and uninstalling FSX Deluxe. During that process, I've been looking to line up new add-ons to make the new install look as stunning as I can get it. So, stumbling across this thread is pretty beneficial to me right now!

 

It's interesting that you say Cloud9's XClass is the best landclass right now. That's a name I haven't seen thrown around in a while, but for $10.00 my thinking is: what do I have to lose?  :lol:

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Breathtaking shots hate, using ENB?

 

Thanks no just HDR in p3d 

 

So.. Nice to have options like you say, but while this is just 10 bucks you still need vector that adds a considerable amount more (I know you already have it, but thinking if one had to buy the whole thing). So why wouldn't I just get for example UTX 2.1 which is only 30 bucks and has everything and works fine in p3d too?

 

I have all the new UTX products not happy with light popping and distance of them so in the hanger

 

Since last week, I've been in the process of installing FSX-SE and uninstalling FSX Deluxe. During that process, I've been looking to line up new add-ons to make the new install look as stunning as I can get it. So, stumbling across this thread is pretty beneficial to me right now!

 

It's interesting that you say Cloud9's XClass is the best landclass right now. That's a name I haven't seen thrown around in a while, but for $10.00 my thinking is: what do I have to lose?  :lol:

 

Yah I thought the same thing until I realized I bought it way back when so hey what the heck cant hurt - tried it liked it no fps hit at all

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Thanks for the tip about Cloud9.  For 10 bucks it's a good layover until ORBX OpenLC NA arrives.

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Thanks for the tip about Cloud9.  For 10 bucks it's a good layover until ORBX OpenLC NA arrives.

 

NP Greg :)

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OK, where can I purchase this product and does it full working in P3D2.5, Thans Rich

 

Ron read your post at fsdreamteam forum what didnt you like about it - am I missing something 

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UTX Canada version 2 - IS coming - 1 to two months away, announced some time ago.  

 

JH

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The 3 pics are wonderful!

 

UTX Canada version 2 - IS coming - 1 to two months away, announced some time ago.  

 

JH

 

Thanks Guys :)

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Does anybody have the Central/South America and Afraica Asia of these that they could share some screenshots of???

 

The website doesn't showcase any screenshots at all :(

 

I just got the latest UTX for US and Canada, but neither they nor ORBX have anything for these other regions (except ORBX with Vector which would complement this anyway).

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Does anybody have the Central/South America and Afraica Asia of these that they could share some screenshots of???

 

The website doesn't showcase any screenshots at all :(

 

I just got the latest UTX for US and Canada, but neither they nor ORBX have anything for these other regions (except ORBX with Vector which would complement this anyway).

 

I decided to get it anyway, figuring it couldn't be any worse than the default LC data and the chances of Orbx doing Asia LC in our lifetimes seems slim.  

 

Here are some shots for comparison, note I also have Orbx FTX Global and Vector installed and these were taken very shortly after takeoff from the named airports, I haven't gone searching for good or bad shots.  Remember, this is just my first impressions after a pot luck selection of airports, if there are any areas that you want to know about specifically, just let me know.

 

 

Lhasa: Before

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Verdict: Clear improvement from the wasteland that was there before.

 

Chengdu (ZUUU) Before

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Chengdu After

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But...  This should be city, look where Vector (correctly) places the outer ring roads.  In reality this is all a heavily built up area

 

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Verdict: Whilst what is there looks better (Chengdu is very poorly represented by the standard "windy roads plus golf courses" LC), it does suggest there is an issue with data age, at least in parts.  Chengdu is a city of 11 million people and those outer ring roads (which Vector has done correctly) are not new, so the city boundaries are at least 10-15 years out of date.

 

Hong Kong (Before) - Note FlyTampa Kai Tak's Hong Kong intruding on the right hand edge of the screen

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Hong Kong After (Sorry about the slightly funky shot!)

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Verdict: Not a massive change, but does improve the accuracy somewhat, particularly along the coastline, though whilst the original LC under-represents the amount of buildings along this stretch of the Port Shelter coast, I think Cloud9 go slightly too far the other way, but still give a better sense of the developments between Tai Po Tsai and Sau Mau Ping (the solid block of trees going up the hill in the before shot)

 

 

 

 

 

Overall: This makes a massive difference to some of the more out of the way destinations, especially in the "FSX wasteland" areas which don't have any existing detail.  When it comes to cities, it's less clear cut.  What is there is good, but there are possibly issues relating to out of date data, though in fairness to Cloud9, I did probably choose one of the least data gathering friendly countries and it's a dirt cheap product so it's unreasonable to expect hand-checked LC.

 

On balance, I'd say it's a worthwhile purchase at the (low) price

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Well done I am using it in areas not covered by orbx until They do - well done Jamie - I like it for what it is - brings my local area to life which the others did not - Southern Massachusetts 

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I decided to get it anyway, figuring it couldn't be any worse than the default LC data and the chances of Orbx doing Asia LC in our lifetimes seems slim.  

 

Here are some shots for comparison, note I also have Orbx FTX Global and Vector installed and these were taken very shortly after takeoff from the named airports, I haven't gone searching for good or bad shots.  Remember, this is just my first impressions after a pot luck selection of airports, if there are any areas that you want to know about specifically, just let me know.

 

 

Lhasa: Before

Hs63az0.jpgLhasa: AfterqYgbxyO.jpg

 

Verdict: Clear improvement from the wasteland that was there before.

 

Chengdu (ZUUU) Before

WzGvVWg.jpg

 

Chengdu After

JgySxkD.jpg

 

But...  This should be city, look where Vector (correctly) places the outer ring roads.  In reality this is all a heavily built up area

 

RaXTAj9.jpg

 

Verdict: Whilst what is there looks better (Chengdu is very poorly represented by the standard "windy roads plus golf courses" LC), it does suggest there is an issue with data age, at least in parts.  Chengdu is a city of 11 million people and those outer ring roads (which Vector has done correctly) are not new, so the city boundaries are at least 10-15 years out of date.

 

Hong Kong (Before) - Note FlyTampa Kai Tak's Hong Kong intruding on the right hand edge of the screen

5EkmlgX.jpg

 

Hong Kong After (Sorry about the slightly funky shot!)

4oMhcc6.jpg

 

Verdict: Not a massive change, but does improve the accuracy somewhat, particularly along the coastline, though whilst the original LC under-represents the amount of buildings along this stretch of the Port Shelter coast, I think Cloud9 go slightly too far the other way, but still give a better sense of the developments between Tai Po Tsai and Sau Mau Ping (the solid block of trees going up the hill in the before shot)

 

 

 

 

 

Overall: This makes a massive difference to some of the more out of the way destinations, especially in the "FSX wasteland" areas which don't have any existing detail.  When it comes to cities, it's less clear cut.  What is there is good, but there are possibly issues relating to out of date data, though in fairness to Cloud9, I did probably choose one of the least data gathering friendly countries and it's a dirt cheap product so it's unreasonable to expect hand-checked LC.

 

On balance, I'd say it's a worthwhile purchase at the (low) price

Thanks for the shots. I guess it depends how often these were updated and looking at the version numbers for these regions I'd say not at all...

I guess it is better than default. I'd like to see some of my area which is south america, but don't know if anyone has it

I guess wort case it's just 10 bucks...

Well done I am using it in areas not covered by orbx until They do - well done Jamie - I like it for what it is - brings my local area to life which the others did not - Southern Massachusetts

 

That was my intention, being they haven't even come out with NA yet (of which I got tired and *just* got UTX 2 days ago and it's waiting to be installed...), so god know when they'll do SA that if further on the priority list...

 

So curious whenypu talk about your area, doesn't utx cover you there? Thought you liked it...

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So curious whenypu talk about your area, doesn't utx cover you there? Thought you liked it...

 

Yes I like it but the light popping or lack of lights drove me crazy - with global lights its fine so thats a deal breaker for me - to bad as its a very nice product

I decided to get it anyway

 

Great post does explain what this LC can do - I like it a lot for my needs at the moment - orbx - hint hint

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