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Black Friday Deals are live! At SimMarket

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Black Fridays deals are live, huge discounts on tons of stuff like Razbam, Tropicalsim, Latin VFR, etc.etc.!!

 

Too many to list, right now they have over 1200 products on sale for 8 days (up to Nov 30 most)

 

What are you waiting for?  :D

 

www.simmarket.com

 

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Great! Waited for FSDT Vancouver and GSX.

If you buy at fsdt directly you get a bigger discount

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If you buy at fsdt directly you get a bigger discount

 

How?  At FSDT, purchasing both Vancouver and GSX together comes to $71.15 US.

 

At SimMarket, purchasing both comes to $50.01 US.

 

Edit to add:  Ahhh there is a 30% off coupon for FSDT.   TURKEY2015  Came out to $49.80 after coupon, but also charged me an extra $2.99 for tax.

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How? At FSDT, purchasing both Vancouver and GSX together comes to $71.15 US.

 

At SimMarket, purchasing both comes to $50.01 US.

 

Edit to add: Ahhh there is a 30% off coupon for FSDT. TURKEY2015 Came out to $49.80 after coupon, but also charged me an extra $2.99 for tax.

1) the reason for tax would depend on where you are relative to each store. I have no tax and the same if you enter a non US as your address(wouldn't really matter as no physical goods are shipped)

 

2) the way it works at fsdt, they give you a 15% discount on the second product and later. When you add the coupon that gives 30% stacked for roughly 40% combined. That's why buying 2 products comes out to about the same at fsdt than at simmarket (since one gets a 30 and the other a 40).

When you add the third and more, each of them get the 40, being more convenient than simmmarket

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I wish FlyTampa would have sales on Simmarket. Flytampa NEVER NEVER has sale.  I would have bought Montreal and Tampa sceneries.

 

Oh well

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

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I wish FlyTampa would have sales on Simmarket. Flytampa NEVER NEVER has sale. I would have bought Montreal and Tampa sceneries.

 

Oh well

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

I wish they would have sales ANYWHERE, don't care through what store...

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Flytampa NEVER NEVER has sale.

 

Not never, Aharon, just seldom.

I bought their LGAV when it was discounted.

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Has anyone tried the Reality Sim Atlanta scenery?  Looks interesting, but have not seen any reviews of it anywhere.

 

http://secure.simmarket.com/reality-sim-scenery-reality-atlanta-fsx-p3d.phtml

 

Andrew Jones

 

Okay guys, I broke down and bought it.  So far, I like what I see.  Very real looking rendition of buildings in the downtown/midtown area.  However, combined with my Georgia Megascenery 2, it does seem to create a large VAS footprint.  Will try it again without the Megascenery and see if there is a big difference.  I have only had it a few hours so my experience with it is limited.  WIll post more later.

 

Andrew Jones

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Okay guys, I broke down and bought it.  So far, I like what I see.  Very real looking rendition of buildings in the downtown/midtown area.  However, combined with my Georgia Megascenery 2, it does seem to create a large VAS footprint.  Will try it again without the Megascenery and see if there is a big difference.  I have only had it a few hours so my experience with it is limited.  WIll post more later.

 

Andrew Jones

Andrew, thanks for your input. Would be curious if there is any noticeable impact on fps. Look forward to your update.

I wish FlyTampa would have sales on Simmarket. Flytampa NEVER NEVER has sale.  I would have bought Montreal and Tampa sceneries.

 

Oh well

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

Aharon, Simmarket had a sale on KBUF  about a year ago..but haven't seen any FlyTampa sales since.  It is interesting that this question comes up about FlyTampa every year about this time.

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It is interesting that this question comes up about FlyTampa every year about this time.

About the time where almost everyone and their uncle actually does have a sale you mean..? Yeah, how "strange"...

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Andrew, thanks for your input. Would be curious if there is any noticeable impact on fps. Look forward to your update.

Aharon, Simmarket had a sale on KBUF  about a year ago..but haven't seen any FlyTampa sales since.  It is interesting that this question comes up about FlyTampa every year about this time.

Yes scenery creating geeks dont necessarily make good salesman. He is losing a lot of business to FSDT especially new clientele who will continue to stay loyal to FSDT. Having said that FT are reasonably priced for the quality they put out anyway

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As someone who would jump all over the Reality Sim Atlanta package, I can say that their screenies definitely didn't do the potential sale much help. I of course spotted all of the great landmarks but, I must admit, I apply the same scenery standards to my home city as I would any other scenery addon: the use of photoscenery needs to be useful. And, so far, the only scenery developer I've seen that deploys photo or orth imagery well is ORBX.

 

And no, I've never seen FlyTampa have a sale. I think there was one instance where they threw KBUF on sale 4 years ago but wow, what an isolated and non-newsworthy incident. I am, however, about to pull the trigger on several of their products and it's always worth it...

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Yes scenery creating geeks dont necessarily make good salesman. He is losing a lot of business to FSDT especially new clientele who will continue to stay loyal to FSDT. Having said that FT are reasonably priced for the quality they put out anyway

Actually that's how I became a loyal customer. It started with a really good sale from FSDT and after that I bought everything they have put out and not waiting for a sale. The same with RealAir, I bought the Legacy on sales and after that I bought the Duke and the turbine Duke at full price.

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Okay guys, I broke down and bought it.  So far, I like what I see.  Very real looking rendition of buildings in the downtown/midtown area.  However, combined with my Georgia Megascenery 2, it does seem to create a large VAS footprint.  Will try it again without the Megascenery and see if there is a big difference.  I have only had it a few hours so my experience with it is limited.  WIll post more later.

 

Andrew Jones

 

After further experimenting, here are my findings:

 

Pros

1. During daylight hours, the city itself looks nice.  Keep in mind that I primarily fly airliners, and am referring to the view from between 5000 and 10000 feet.  I have not yet had a chance to do low level tests in a slow prop.

2. It comes with a small section of photoreal scenery that extends slightly beyond the metropolitan area.  For those who do not own Megascener GA, or Megascenery Atlanta, this is a plus.

3. FPS impact is minimal, at least on my modest system.  i5 2500k

4. The VAS footprint does not seem much different than with Megascenery, Georgia. Even running one on top of the other does not increase it over what I get with Megascenery GA alone, which surprised me.

 

Cons

1. The buildings are not lit at night!  They are just black silhouettes against the otherwise well lit photoscenery. I find this unforgivable.  Even the default buildings are lit.  What's up with that???

2. The scenery does not include any buildings beyond downtown and midtown.  i.e. Buckhead and other major outlying areas are not represented other than with autogen, and or default buildings.

 

Knowing what I know now, there is no way that I would pay full price for this package.  For 50% off (USD $10), it's a toss up.  In daytime, I very much like the look of the denser cityscape, and correctly placed photo-real 3D buildings.  However, the lack of night-lighting, combined with the lack of any of the prominent landmarks in Buckhead, do the product as disservice.  As far as I can tell, this is the only city that this developer has put out so far, and there is no indication of what their future plane are.

 

Andrew Jones

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Great summary thanks for that. You should send them an email re the lighting

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Great summary thanks for that. You should send them an email re the lighting

I did.  Thanks for the suggestion

 

Andrew Jones

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I would like to try the (not on sale) x-treme coties series from Flight 1 for southeast that includes dllas, houston, NO, etc. Videos seem really nice

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