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Which addon airport should I buy?

  

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  1. 1. Which airport to buy?

    • FlightBeam KDEN Denver
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    • FSDreamTeam KIAH Houston
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So I have manged to get a hold of bunch of airports within North American continent:

On the east coast I got FlyTampa CYYZ, FSDreamTeam KJFK, FlyTampa KBOS, KMIA, FlightBeam's KIAD.
On the west coast I got FSDreamTeam KLAX & CYVR, FlightBeam's KSFOHD, Aerosoft Anchorage and T2G KSEA.

Here is my issue, I have essentially all of those airports for North America, and some of you might see a problem here, they are all either East Coast or West Coast, nothing in the middle. So I have decided that I will purchase an airport for continental US, somewhere in the central states. After all the research that I have done I have ran into another issue....I could not pick between the two airports which I was thinking of getting. FSDreamTeam KIAH Houston or FlightBeam's Denver. Both those airports have amazing reviews, both have similar price, both are extremely detailed and both are located almost right smack in the middle of the states.

Help me out here :smile:

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FSDT KDFW. Right in the middle of the country and a huge hub for American airlines.

 

KIAH is nice as well, but I prefer DFW.

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First rule of government spending;  Why buy one when you can buy 2 at twice the price!?

 

I own KDFW, KIAD, KDEN, KMDW, KORD, KLIT and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head.

 

If it has to be just between those two, KDEN is a superior airport design.

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Why not download them both,and take advantage of the trial?

 

I dont really feel like dishing out $100 right now. $50 I can live with :)

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I voted for KIAH. I do own Denver but I prefer Phoenix from FlightBeam

 

I forgot to mention that I own KPHX as well :D but its essentially West Coast.

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I dont really feel like dishing out $100 right now. $50 I can live with :)

I think he was suggesting you download them and try them both our using the free trial periods, then after you decide which one you like better, uninstall the one your not going to use.

 

I own both and prefer IAH myself, but not because one looks better than the other, just because I use IAH more and never really fly to DEN.

 

Like jimburke suggested KDFW is also nice. It's actually my favorite since I live in Dallas and use it more than any of my other airports. Someone mentioned that it's our of date. The only thing out of date about it is that there have been some real life changes to terminal A which are not too visible from the airside, but terminal B has changed a bit since FSDT made it, as has the satellite terminal by E. Pretty much everything else is the same as far as it goes though. I'm sure at some point in the future FSDT will bring KDFW up to current standards as far as the layout goes, but it's still very usable as it stands. You can download it as well and try it using trial periods.

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Speaking as a Brit who has both I would recommend KDEN simply because it's roughly half-way between KSFO and KORD. 1.5hr hops between each. :smile:

 

Both airports are visually excellent.

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So I have manged to get a hold of bunch of airports within North American continent:

 

On the east coast I got FlyTampa CYYZ, FSDreamTeam KJFK, FlyTampa KBOS, KMIA, FlightBeam's KIAD.

On the west coast I got FSDreamTeam KLAX & CYVR, FlightBeam's KSFOHD, Aerosoft Anchorage and T2G KSEA.

 

Here is my issue, I have essentially all of those airports for North America, and some of you might see a problem here, they are all either East Coast or West Coast, nothing in the middle. So I have decided that I will purchase an airport for continental US, somewhere in the central states. After all the research that I have done I have ran into another issue....I could not pick between the two airports which I was thinking of getting. FSDreamTeam KIAH Houston or FlightBeam's Denver. Both those airports have amazing reviews, both have similar price, both are extremely detailed and both are located almost right smack in the middle of the states.

 

Help me out here :smile:

Here's a good rule of thumb:  Determine what type of flights you like to engage in, whether it be short or long haul flights, then read up on the reviews from users (a wealth of knowledge), then look at cost.  At one point, i got on an ORBX frenzy and bought up a great deal of airports, because well, it was ORBX and I like to do a lot of short hops and take in the scenery.  As far as long haul flights, I get a little picky and that is due to personal budget.  There are a great deal of super detailed mega airports that exist, so with that said, try to gauge which ones will work best with your system.  Some big airports are really heavy on resources while others are a little lighter.  I understand that sometimes, these purchases can be a crapshoot, meaning that you are either going to push the purchase button or not, and if you do, you hope and pray you don't have any issues with performance.  I think we all have lived and learned, over the years, probably more learning than anything about what works and what doesn't.

 

Here lately, the creators are listening more and more to the consumers and are working hard to deliver good quality payware as well as coding them so they are more friendly to our systems.

 

Good luck!

 

-Jim

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Both are good, but KDEN's performance is better. Actually it's amazingly good given how large and detailed it is.

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And KDEN is about to have a free upgrade done that adds in the new Concourse C that was completed after the scenery was released.   At least I believe it is to be free to existing KDEN customers.

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Slowly leaning to KDEN, but its a close battle. Still debating pressing that "buy" button.

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I'd go DEN. DFW is rough on performance , and it's not really middle of the country, pretty far south. KDEN is great performance, huge area and more towards the middle-ish of the country

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I like KIAH. But the taxiway bridges force you to use the "recommended mesh resolution". I can't remember what it is but for those of us who run with sliders to the right it's a pain to switch when planning a flight.

 

KDEN is fly and forget with whatever settings you already have on your pc. Performance is great. The only drawback is the taxi distance (joking!)

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I'd go DEN. DFW is rough on performance , and it's not really middle of the country, pretty far south. KDEN is great performance, huge area and more towards the middle-ish of the country

You experience performance penalties at KDFW? On my rig it performs nearly identical to KDEN and KIAH, although any performance issue could be due to the amounts of AI you have at the gates. Since KDFW has a lot of traffic parked in the center of the aiport with all the runays not too far from the terminals, I could see that when on final with the terminals being in view with traffic parked at them, it could pose more of an FPS hit. At KDEN, some of the runways are so far from the terminals that they might not be in view when approaching as you get closer.

 

As far as being in the center of the US, I meant by longitude. It's the largest hub near the latitude and longitude. While it's farther south than say Kansas or Nebraska, those states don't have any hubs that handle the traffic loads that DFW has. It's almost an equal distance to either coast from KDFW, while KDEN is farther west, it's a short flight to the west coast but a bit longer to the east coast.

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