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Is there any point trying to install my FSX versions of GEX and UTX, or do I need completely new products?

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Is there any point trying to install my FSX versions of GEX and UTX, or do I need completely new products?

 

If you have UTX 2.0 Usa and Canada, congrats, those install into both FSX and P3D.     Older GEX and UTX products will require something like the migration tool and still may not function properly.    GEX WORLD P3D was created specifically for P3D to take advantage of all of it's DX11 upgrades and I highly recommend replacing your older GEX products with GEX World P3D.

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Alas... my UTX addons are 1.xx :-(  Ho hum.... more bloomin money :nea:


Oh wait a min.... I'm using FTX Global. I guess that complicates things even more;-)

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GEX will not run in P3D. There is a dedicated product GEXP3D you will need to purchase. It is NOT compatible with FTX Global - it is one or the other. UTX has new P3D versions available at a discount for existing users.

 

Personally, I prefer the GEXP3D/UTC combo over FTX Global/Vector - have uninstalled the latter. I still use various ORBX regions and airports however.

 

Vic

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GEX will not run in P3D. There is a dedicated product GEXP3D you will need to purchase. It is NOT compatible with FTX Global - it is one or the other. UTX has new P3D versions available at a discount for existing users.

 

Personally, I prefer the GEXP3D/UTC combo over FTX Global/Vector - have uninstalled the latter. I still use various ORBX regions and airports however.

 

Vic

^^^^ THIS

 

I dumped FTX Global after moving to P3D in favor of GEX World and UTX 2.2 USA.  Superior in my humble opinion, at least in the P3D universe.   Better autogen, better colors for us USA flyers (FTX Global I think is better colorwise for Euro flyers) and better VAS performance.    Worth the investment for sure if you fly in P3D. 

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Which night lighting do you prefer between the two?

 

To be honest, they look the same to me, as far as 3D Lights go but I like the customization options in UTX better.

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I also prefer UTX lights.

 

Vic

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One of the features I liked in GEX is woodlands didn't always have very dense autogen trees which was good for FSX performance.  However in P3D that's much less of a concern, and ORBX have some spectacularly dense forest for example in the New Zealand region packs.  In fact so dense it's sometimes hard to see the forest floor (texture).  Now I don't wish to compare either product to an ORBX region pack, but how do the forests look in FTX Global compared to GEP3D?

 

Thanks
Simon

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Still a little confused - sorry..... Is FTX Global compatible with UTX2 ?

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FTX Global textures should work fine with UTX2 or any other landclass and vector products you choose.

 

However, using UTX means you'll miss out on some of the new custom landclasses included with Global (but you would need OpenLC to see them anyway).

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Could someone tell me how the night textures are in GEXP3D please? I'm not talking about the 3d night lights but the light 'splash' on the ground. How far away is this viewable?

 

I use FTX global and can't see a thing beyond the LOD radius - just total darkness. In FSX I could make out a faint glow of cities in the distance - not much but I could tell something was there. But in P3D I can't even see that. I have Night Environment for the UK and that is brilliant - can see approaching cities from miles away. But this doesn't help with the rest of the world.

 

Is it any better with GEXP3D?

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Mmmmm.... Just purchased and downloaded UTXv2 EU & USA from Flight1. When I run the installer however, it doesn't pick up my P3D installation - only my FSX install, where I don't want it:-(

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Could someone tell me how the night textures are in GEXP3D please? I'm not talking about the 3d night lights but the light 'splash' on the ground. How far away is this viewable?

 

I use FTX global and can't see a thing beyond the LOD radius - just total darkness. In FSX I could make out a faint glow of cities in the distance - not much but I could tell something was there. But in P3D I can't even see that. I have Night Environment for the UK and that is brilliant - can see approaching cities from miles away. But this doesn't help with the rest of the world.

 

Is it any better with GEXP3D?

 

Pictures are worth a thousand words.   The blue textures on the highway WAS a bug.   I took these to send to Flight1 to ask what was up with the crazy blue (even though it kind looks cool) and they pointed me to the patch that fixed the issue but you can see that city lighting is visible even out to 50-60 miles.   These were taken when I first installed the GEX World and UTX 2.0 USA so I hadn't adjusted my 3D lights yet.  There are a lot more lights that show now in my current lighting config with little loss of FPS.

 

UTX-02.png

 

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Thanks very much Kuragiman. Yes those lights are visible a lot further out. They look stunning! Actually I quite like the blue effect too! Currently I feel like I'm in a huge bubble when flying at night so this is certainly food for thought.

 

Cheers

Stu

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Count me in as another fan of the blue lights (bug or not), Brian.  Nice shots!

 

A quick question.....UTX is only some new landclass, correct?  In other words, it is not a total landclass replacement.  I thought I remember reading that somewhere on here but cannot find it.

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Count me in as another fan of the blue lights (bug or not), Brian.  Nice shots!

 

A quick question.....UTX is only some new landclass, correct?  In other words, it is not a total landclass replacement.  I thought I remember reading that somewhere on here but cannot find it.

It is total in the areas it covers but, as yet, it does not cover the world. Currently USA, Europe and Canada. The tropics and Caribbean are nearly done.

 

BTW, I like the blue lights also. :)

 

Vic

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It is total in the areas it covers but, as yet, it does not cover the world. Currently USA, Europe and Canada. The tropics and Caribbean are nearly done.

 

BTW, I like the blue lights also. :)

 

Vic

 

I loved the blue lights too and flew with them for a month before someone chimed in on one of my screen caps that it was a bug and linked the fix.   No more gentle calming blue glowies at night.

 

As stated, UTX is region based, not global but it does add significant landclass updates to coast lines, streams, rivers, lakes, towns and cities and adds speciality landclass like mass grave yards, parks, golf courses, universities, etc.

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