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FlyTampa Updates Kai Tak and Montreal airports - Outstanding!

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I think most of us would agree that FlyTampa have consistently been the "gold standard" of payware scenery producers. They have now raised the bar even further. They have just released major updates for the amazing VHHX Kai Tak retro scenery and contemporary CYUL Montreal, Canada. The updates are free for all existing customers. Both of these sceneries were already top notch, and in the case of Kai Tak, absolutely groundbreaking. But now they are even better, with features I have never seen before in FS. And like all FlyTampa products, the performance hit is negligible. The Hong Kong (Kai Tak) scenery is extremely dense and complex but my older computer ran it with no discernible performance hit at all.

 

Seriously folks, these sceneries were excellent before. With the upgrades, they are now even more amazing - and if you are a previous owner, it's free

Cheers

Ian

 

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Is that at Simmarket?  I cant download from my account either. Have sumbitted a ticket to them, but as they are in Germany guess will have to wait until tomorrow ( and this is my free evening this week)

Booooo  ;-(


Yipee its working now, off to instal it

;-)

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Any idea where there is a list of what this update does? . I  did a very quick boot up of it, cant see anything that comes to mind, but it was VERY quick look

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Any idea where there is a list of what this update does? . I  did a very quick boot up of it, cant see anything that comes to mind, but it was VERY quick look

Sydney 1.2

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

 

Toronto 1.2

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

 

Copenhagen 1.3

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

 

Montreal 1.4

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Added Snow Drift FX

- Added 3D People

 

Dubai 2.4

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Added IK-Jetways

- Updated Taxilight Shaders

- Added 3D People

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Updated Dubai Skydive runway (OMSD)

 

Athens 1.6

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Added high detail IK-Jetways

- Added animated Apron Traffic 

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Improved 3D grass performance

- Added 3D People

 

Tampa 2.4

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Added high detail IK-Jetways

- Updated Taxi & Runwaylight Shaders

- Updated Shader for Ground Details

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Improved 3D grass performance

- Added 3D People

 

Buffalo 1.2

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Added Snow Drift FX

- Added 3D People

 

Grenadines 1.2

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

 

KaiTak 1.3

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Added high detail IK-Jetways

- Updated Shader for Ground Details

- Updated Taxi & Runwaylight Shaders

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Added 3D People

 

St Maarten 1.8

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Added Simpson Bay Causeway Bridge

- Added higher Detail IK-Jetways

- Updated Taxiway B

- Updated Taxi & Runwaylight Shaders

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Added Wave Spray FX

- Removed Bamboo Bernies

- Added Caravanserai "Alegria" Hotel

- Added Apartment Buidlings on Hill

- Resaved Textures to save VAS

 

Vienna 2.7

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Updated Shader for Ground Details

- Added DeIcing Trucks and FX

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Added Snow Drift FX

- Added 3D People

- Resaved Textures to save VAS

 

Midway 2.3

- Added P3Dv3 Installer support

- Added FT-Configurator Options

- Added high detail IK-Jetways

- Updated Shader for Ground Details

- Updated Taxi & Runwaylight Shaders

- Added Floodlight Halo FX

- Added Snow Drift FX

- Added 3D People

 

 

 

http://www.flytampa.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7797

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Is that at Simmarket?  I cant download from my account either. Have sumbitted a ticket to them, but as they are in Germany guess will have to wait until tomorrow ( and this is my free evening this week)

Booooo  ;-(

Yipee its working now, off to instal it

;-)

 

I have already downloaded the new versions from Simmarket. They updated them today and show up in your order history....

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lol wayneI guess were typing at the same time. 

 

 

I only bought 1 tampa scenery in simmarket Toronto which I got the email and was able to download from my account,  the rest I bought from flytampa bmt micro so I had to email support from flytampa to get the new installers.

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BMT sent me an email (so did SimMarket) but I think the BMT servers are overloaded at the moment so you may have to wait a while. When I did the original post I had only heard from SimMarket and my only two FT products there were Kai Tak and CYUL. I didn't realize FlyTampa have done a LOT of updating including some of their older products like Midway... I think it says a lot for their integrity as a developer as most of my Fly Tampa products were purchased for FS9 but now I have updated versions for FSX with no further charge...

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Something that baffles me  is how FlyTampa manages to create such high detail scenery with so very little impact on frame rates- seriously ! Look at Kai Tak, so darn detailed, to the max, yet almost  no impact on frames.

 

But go to other airports or sceneries from other developers- with less detail-, and you get a high impact on frames. (Mind Boggling). Well, in a good way!

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Something that baffles me  is how FlyTampa manages to create such high detail scenery with so very little impact on frame rates- seriously ! Look at Kai Tak, so darn detailed, to the max, yet almost  no impact on frames.

 

But go to other airports or sceneries from other developers- with less detail-, and you get a high impact on frames. (Mind Boggling). Well, in a good way!

 

Not only that but they tend to keep their product suite updated (as evidenced here) and their support is much friendlier. Something I can't say about some of the other "majors," who could use some customer service lessons. They also know how to work around those autogen exclusion areas that other developers claim is inherent in the FSX/P3D engine and that nothing can be done about.

 

Love FlyTampa.

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Was freaked out when i got 7 E-mails from BMT this evening saying "thank you for your order" thought my account was hacked. Then fear turned into delight when i seen this was just fresh installers great work by FlyTampa.

 

Wish that email from BMT was phrased different though, was in a real panic until i could get onto the FlyTampa forum.

 

But again great work and a pleasant surprise in the end.

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BMT sent me an email (so did SimMarket) but I think the BMT servers are overloaded at the moment so you may have to wait a while. When I did the original post I had only heard from SimMarket and my only two FT products there were Kai Tak and CYUL. I didn't realize FlyTampa have done a LOT of updating including some of their older products like Midway... I think it says a lot for their integrity as a developer as most of my Fly Tampa products were purchased for FS9 but now I have updated versions for FSX with no further charge...

Glad I found this thread - thought the email was a scam lol

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I received e-mails throughout the day. FlyTampa has always been one of my favorite devs. Enjoy!

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I know we have 2 NY out there; but if they- with their skills- , would develop JFK (and) New York City, it would sell like hot cakes on a Monday evening.

Current NY City and JFK are a huge Frame eaters.

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Was freaked out when i got 7 E-mails from BMT this evening saying "thank you for your order" thought my account was hacked. Then fear turned into delight when i seen this was just fresh installers great work by FlyTampa.

 

Wish that email from BMT was phrased different though, was in a real panic until i could get onto the FlyTampa forum.

 

But again great work and a pleasant surprise in the end.

 

I was at work and thought the same thing. Sent off a quick email to BMT Micro and got a quick email back assuring me that it was normal. I was relived as last month I had some unauthorized purchases on one of my credit cards. 

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I know we have 2 NY out there; but if they- with their skills- , would develop JFK (and) New York City, it would sell like hot cakes on a Monday evening.

Current NY City and JFK are a huge Frame eaters.

 

Agree. And for that matter so is KLAX from the same developer. Even in FS9.

No one would be able to manufacture a KJFK or KLAX that performs better than the current offerings by FSDT, except maybe Flighbeam who uses similar design techniques as FSDT. Although we'd never be able to compare because I'm sure FlyTampa will never do either airport.

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Most of FlyTampa's airports are in areas with little amount of scenery, and airports like the old Hong Kong are on an island and one main terminal. Even Dubai which hs a nice surrounding scenery is only a small downtown area. FPS hits are larger at Buffalo which has a large city scenery and their Toronto and Copenhagen are big vas and fps drags. They make high quality scenery but are not the best at making low framerate hit scenery as shown in CPH and YYZ

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Most of FlyTampa's airports are in areas with little amount of scenery, and airports like the old Hong Kong are on an island and one main terminal. Even Dubai which hs a nice surrounding scenery is only a small downtown area. FPS hits are larger at Buffalo which has a large city scenery and their Toronto and Copenhagen are big vas and fps drags. They make high quality scenery but are not the best at making low framerate hit scenery as shown in CPH and YYZ

What about Boston, Chicago Midway, Tampa? All highly populated heavy scenery areas in FS. Especially KMDW which always given performance issues in the past. So much so that I went to using a freeware AFCAD. (I don't have a power house system, just a measly 3Ghz C2D) This update is a pleasant surprise, now my frames are fluid even with 100% UT2 Traffic. It's also not too hard on VAS either. The best thing about these updates, is they finally implemented the FSX compatible Jetways in their other scenery, that they have had at TNCM. In my opinion next to FSDT, it's the best jetway system currently available for FSX/P3D.

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What about Boston, Chicago Midway, Tampa? All highly populated heavy scenery areas in FS. Especially KMDW which always given performance issues in the past. So much so that I went to using a freeware AFCAD. (I don't have a power house system, just a measly 3Ghz C2D) This update is a pleasant surprise, now my frames are fluid even with 100% UT2 Traffic. It's also not too hard on VAS either. The best thing about these updates, is they finally implemented the FSX compatible Jetways in their other scenery, that they have had at TNCM. In my opinion next to FSDT, it's the best jetway system currently available for FSX/P3D.

BOS and MDW are small airports but they too have fps issues if you use traffic and in the Chicago area you have an ORD scenery.

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How about DVD owners? I got mine from Amazon.

 

I'm wondering about that too.

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