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tonywob

IXEG 737 to Norway

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Despite a few issues I'm loving this plane so far, definitely a game changer for X-Plane.

Here are some shots from a flight from Berlin to Bergen in Norway, great framerates and some nice scenery along the way

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Blood hell you are using Orthos ? looks great.  

 

Nice cockpit. Guess she can really be flown like a Cessna that's what I like manual flying.

 

For water there is a LUA script you can try it out. 

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Nice shots, I love the 3rd shot as well. May I ask you what add-on are you using for atmosphere / colors?

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I'm using the following addons:

  • IXEG 737
  • RealTerraHaze default settings (for the colours and atmosphere)
  • W2XP Norway Pro (I'm currently looking for somewhere to host it)
  • Ortho4XP photoscenery for most of Europe and Scandinavia. (You can grab a few tiles here http://zonephoto.x-plane.fr/Cartes.php)

Although I'm running this on a laptop, the performance from this plane is incredible, beating most of the more simple planes

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 I half expected to be running at 30 FPS or less too but was pleasantly surprised, the performance is excellent.

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Excellent shots. Thanks for sharing these pics and for your freeware gifts.

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Beautiful shots as always Tony. Hopefully you can find a host soon, though I still maintain you should be marketing you're sim stuff as pay ware. :)

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Yep, that Norway Pro really looks SUPERB!

And now I have to give RTH a try !!!

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IMHO xplane is the only civillian sim to date where you can mistake screenshots for real photo's ;). I wonder what lays ahead now the user base is growing.

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Nice shots, but where are those first shots taken?

 

You mentioned you are using photo scenery from SimHeaven, but there are no tiles covering parts of Norway, except some tiles in north (around Lofoten, Narvik etc).

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Fantastic shots - really fantastic shots Tony!

Thank You very much for sharing!

WOW!

 

Nice shots, but where are those first shots taken?

 

You mentioned you are using photo scenery from SimHeaven, but there are no tiles covering parts of Norway, except some tiles in north (around Lofoten, Narvik etc).

 

I am sure Tony has more details on that, however, as a small starting point in between:

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/476726-norway-pro-work-in-progress/

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ou mentioned you are using photo scenery from SimHeaven, but there are no tiles covering parts of Norway, except some tiles in north (around Lofoten, Narvik etc).

 

I'm not using anything here from Simheaven, I made all the photoimagery with Ortho4XP and the objects and other stuff is from my Norway Pro scenery (which you can download at X-Plane org)

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I'm not using anything here from Simheaven, I made all the photoimagery with Ortho4XP and the objects and other stuff is from my Norway Pro scenery (which you can download at X-Plane org)

 

 

I figured such :wink: Already have Norway Pro, but I lack the textures to put underneath though. I've been trying to create my own photo scenery with Ortho4XP, but ran into some issues along the way which I posted about in the X-Plane forum. But I don't think anyone saw that post as there is limited activity going on there :Nerd:

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The ortho providers for Norway are sometimes a pain to use (The NO provider in Ortho4XP). Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't, it took me about 2 weeks to get the entire country at ZL16. The quality is fantastic and it was worth the effort. I also grabbed all of Sweden which was easier. I now have an external hard drive of photoscenery and pro sceneries (Some unreleased) of all of Europe and Scandinavia. All I could ever want for virtual flights :-)

 

Next up is to get a bigger drive and make a start on New Zealand and California ;-)

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The ortho providers for Norway are sometimes a pain to use (The NO provider in Ortho4XP). Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't, it took me about 2 weeks to get the entire country at ZL16(...)

 

I'm guessing these are not shareable? Its gonna be a pain making these myself with my limited time inbetween family and kids, but I see that I kinda have to:-)

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Well firstly I have no way of hosting over 200GB of scenery, it would take me a month to upload and finally there is the legality of it all. You'd be faster making them yourself (and just do the areas you care about)

 

Word of advice though, stick with ZL16. Some people go mad and try ZL18, and there is really no point. There is only a small difference between ZL16 and ZL17 in my eyes and you save a large amount of disk space, memory and speed and it looks fine above 1000ft

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No problem, didnt expect you to at all:-) I did a few for Bergen some time ago, much work for small areas, wish I had a 5690x!

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Sound like a lot of job just to make on tile. And I'm already stuck at the point where I can't even open the py. program :P

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Yeah, its a pain setting it up, did you download all prereqs described in the installcatalouge?


1) Python 3
https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.5.0/python-3.5.0-amd64.exe

2) Imagemagick
http://www.imagemagick.org/download/binaries/ImageMagick-6.9.2-5-Q16-x64-dll.exe

3) Visual C++ redistribuables for Visual Studio 2015
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

(WARNING : if you use Python 3.3 or 3.4 you should get the one fore Visual
Studio 2010 instead)

4) Numpy, GDAL, Pyproj and Pillow(from the website http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/)

Download the files
numpy‑1.9.3+mkl‑cp35‑none‑win_amd64.whl
GDAL‑1.11.3‑cp35‑none‑win_amd64.whl
Pillow‑3.0.0‑cp35‑none‑win_amd64.whl
pyproj‑1.9.4‑cp35‑none‑win_amd64.whl

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