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Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

 

 

That was the start of a WOW, but I couldn't finish it...

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I love the NYC airports for XP. I'm really looking forward to this release.

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Last year I tried NYC in X-Plane 10 with HDR on and it was a stutter fest. With 10.41, it's as smooth as butter (and it with Aerosoft's NYC converted and added into things). This will be awesome. Can't wait.

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Even though I'm a P3D fan, I'm jelly...

 

Lol,  same here,  it does look pretty good alright 

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As with all things flight sim, it will be all about performance. I'm looking forward to some reports.

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So far, Id say the frame rate is very good. a little better than the converted Aerosoft FSX version I was using before.  That version served me well for years, but had some buildings without textures and some of the bridges did not convert correctly. This version looks a lot better.  Some of the smaller buildings are a little low res, but most look very good, even up close. Night lighting is also very well done.   

 

It all fits nicely with the NYC airports they previously released.  All in All, Id say this is the best it gets for NYC.  

 

Rob 

 

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I'll go ahead and report as well. I have an i5  overclocked to 4.5 gh and with

Skymaxx ,RTH and some car traffic running and medium settings for rendering

I'm getting from 26 to 36 FPS. Thats more than I was getting with the stock

scenery. I pretty happy so far.

  I bought New York X  for FSX some time ago ( when I was still flying FSX) and

It would run about 2 seconds and run out of memory so this is great.

  I can see X-plane going far with some of the stuff that's coming out

in the near future.

 

            Don

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Are they using xplane global lighting or is this the same garbage FSX converted scenery, with the backed in lights ? Their NY airports and Miami scenery was sub-par. I am not buying any FSX converted scenery with backed in lights and low res textures !

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No FREAKIN' way...wo------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------>w!

 

Sold.....

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The manual is very well done, with a good preamble about New York City, its history...and how to get the most out of this product, and what you can expect to see/find/enjoy...   Very well done.

 

Post Edit:

 

I have some running recommendations for this scenery package.  First off, the detail is huge...elevated tram ways, high way systems, I mean...too much to spell out...and at my sim settings (the highest) it took a full three minutes of a fast system to load in all the scenery files to comprise this package.  I have 12 GB's of system memory, and believe me...you will use every last drop (at full-out sim settings) you can muster.  My first few flight were from KJFK, towards the city centre on the Hudson...at dawn...and I have never seen the like of it.

 

Here's my recommendations for initial usage:

 

1. After installing New York, and area....run XPX and pick KJFK, or any other New York area airport. Once you are there on the tarmac, don't do anything else. Shut down XPX.41, so you will come clean to this airport with your chosen (try G.A. first) aircraft, the next usage.

 

2.  Reboot your system, and DEFRAG in this operation.

 

3.  Reboot once more to Desktop, and then fire up XPX.41  You should now, after the initial load-in, be in your chosen aircraft, and at your chosen New York area, airport.  Now...go and fly...you will now get the best FPS/eye-candy ratio you can at the settings you wish to view this at.  I must tell you though...you will want to get the highest visual settings, to fully enjoy what they threw at you....wow.

 

Have fun...

 

Back to the sim....

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Ok...I am impressed!  Yes..I know that there are some that, with my level of enthusiasm, think that I would be impressed watching a snail ooze across the patio, but in actuality, that is not the case.  I have very definite expectations of things. If they are even half-met...I give a here, here, reading.  That accounts for individuality of nature.  If something exceeds my 'burned-in' expectations (perhaps through marketing and promotion hype, etc) then, folks know around here, that I don't hold back, my pleasure to use...

 

This package in a nutshell, the total square mileage and feature-rich (at full sim settings) is worth every dollar of the asking price, currently $36.00 to date.

 

It is so good, that I am firstly enjoying all that is visible under my Eclipse v2.00 left wing, aft....

 

Right now, after leaving the downtown core, am skirting the outer banks...over so well made (detail) beaches, ocean water-front, etc...the roadways, the highways, the traffic, boats, marinas...all of it...too much right now, to start typing over...that I can easily see why at the highest visual settings, this package would take (even with a 10,000 rpm Velocirator it sits upon) 2 to three minutes to load into the sim.

 

My quick recommendation, is this,...if you own XPX.41....see exactly for yourself, live-time, what this sim can punch out, graphically, with a Dev that sucked every last drop out of the rendering engine...and yes...it is optimized. I am pulling for the most part 18-22 FPS at an airport, and 20-30 (fluctuates per second) FPS in air.  Remember though...I have the sim set visually to the highest (Extreme) settings...and at 18-22/18-30 FPS airborne, XPX.41/this New York package is stunning...

 

I'll be posting some pics...but am not (my usual M.O.) going to blast them out as I initially take the scenery in. Why?...well..there is SO MUCH TO SEE...and enjoy...so to do this justice..I need to see what I wish to show...set the shots up for best representation...and the like.  The details are superb. The animation is superb. The highways...roadways...traffic...and OMG...the night lighting (with HDR on, and Terra Haze settings)...is to die for...in a word, real-world, and magnificent.

 

So, folks...later...need to get back shooting along the coast at 1,200 feet...and be jaw-dropped every mile flown...bye for now...

 

 

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I will have to pick this out of my love of NYC. However, I was a bit surprised at the price. sub 25 dollars would have been the sweet spot in my opinion. Whilst I appreciate the amount of work that goes into these packages, add-on prices are getting quite steep these days. 

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I will have to pick this out of my love of NYC. However, I was a bit surprised at the price. sub 25 dollars would have been the sweet spot in my opinion. Whilst I appreciate the amount of work that goes into these packages, add-on prices are getting quite steep these days. 

Well, considering that ORBX charges well beyond this price now for an airport, having this incredible detail, and total fly-over land mass coverage/square miles...makes this a very fair to market (IMO) purchase price, as post purchase, and enjoyment-level of use. I can't imagine that you will not be thrilled as well. :)

 

Mitch

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Well, considering that ORBX charges well beyond this price now for an airport, having this incredible detail, and total fly-over land mass coverage/square miles...makes this a very fair to market (IMO) purchase price, as post purchase, and enjoyment-level of use. I can't imagine that you will not be thrilled as well. :)

 

Mitch

 

Very true regarding Orbx and I guess this covers a greater area with more detail. I suppose I just get that 'guilty feeling' when spending more than 29.99 on an add-on...lol

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Very true regarding Orbx and I guess this covers a greater area with more detail. I suppose I just get that 'guilty feeling' when spending more than 29.99 on an add-on...lol

I think though...that everybody agrees,  even those, exclusive to the M.S. based camp...with XP as the sim base...we Xp'ers...usually get away with 'the happy dance' as per content, free-ware, donation-ware, and in this case, 3rdP commercial pricing....

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