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thx  for  the hu,  now makes it  a lot  easier  now:)

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Even though it is certainly a nice idea not having to switch regions, it is now a VAS problem for people flying complex tubeliners. Flying a PMDG plane inside the FTX regions active will most likely lead to OOM errors. Therefore one now needs to de-activate the regions in the scenery.cfg to fly only with FTX Global (and possibly openLC). But well, with a good tool like SimStarter this is not to big of a problem...

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That was my concern, I always fly with global only when using airliners...hopefully they will add an option to do just this.

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no issues  although never  had  issue  with   vas  or  ooms  using  fsx  

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Even though it is certainly a nice idea not having to switch regions, it is now a VAS problem for people flying complex tubeliners. Flying a PMDG plane inside the FTX regions active will most likely lead to OOM errors. Therefore one now needs to de-activate the regions in the scenery.cfg to fly only with FTX Global (and possibly openLC). But well, with a good tool like SimStarter this is not to big of a problem...

 

Here we go... Why would it be a concern? Scenery is only loaded as you approach, no matter if it is active in the scenery library.

 

 

Edit:  also, I may be wrong on this, but I believe all this does is precisely eliminate the need to lookup (and use) the correct LC for each location. You still had all the scenery active anyway, didn't you?

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Even though it is certainly a nice idea not having to switch regions, it is now a VAS problem for people flying complex tubeliners. Flying a PMDG plane inside the FTX regions active will most likely lead to OOM errors. Therefore one now needs to de-activate the regions in the scenery.cfg to fly only with FTX Global (and possibly openLC). But well, with a good tool like SimStarter this is not to big of a problem...

Region switching never disabled the scenery in the library anyway. The unified lc lookup makes no difference in this regard. confirmed by support staff at ftx forum recently.

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I'm on my second test flight in P3D 3.2. VAS is not different than before, and I love not having to switch regions anymore because it created problems with 3rd party addons. For instance, GSX rebuilt its airport database every time I switched regions, and Aivlasoft EFB and FSCaptain had wrong airport information if I didn't run makerunways after every switch.

 

This a great improvement, thanks to ORBX for the new system.

 

Peter

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Anyone having issues with the amount of time it takes to install the new libraries? I have tried three times to install and it gets to about half way and then seems to stop moving. I have been running the install through FTX Central.

 

Cheers, Pete

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Anyone having issues with the amount of time it takes to install the new libraries? I have tried three times to install and it gets to about half way and then seems to stop moving. I have been running the install through FTX Central.

 

Cheers, Pete

 

Try downloading Orbxlibs and running it that way.  Much quicker than waiting for FTX Central to do it, at least for me.

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Try downloading Orbxlibs and running it that way.  Much quicker than waiting for FTX Central to do it, at least for me.

Agreed. Much quicker to download the whole thing from the support page than by doing it in ftx central

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Thanks guys, I will give that a shot.

 

Cheers, Pete

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I am still concerned about being able to switch a region on or off, especially flying a tubeliner into the likes of Seattle or KSFO, airports like that perform much better without the region loaded. I hope ORBX will provide some kind of switching method. Their forums have been down off and on all night.

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am still concerned about being able to switch a region on or off, especially flying a tubeliner into the likes of Seattle or KSFO, airports like that perform much better without the region loaded

 

Just  untick the scenery in your  fsx  settings  been mentioned  in the ftx  forum already if  I remember  correctly

 

 

I hope ORBX will provide some kind of switching method

That's the reason for the new version to save switching from region to region so doubt very much they going to revert back again

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So I'll wind up still loading and unloading regions each time before I fly, that will be a bit of a nuisance. I guess I will have to get Simstarter.

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Don't  know  why  you want , to  this  way  you don t have  to  do anything  now  just  load  the sim and  fly

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Heavy addon airports like KSEA, EGLL, KSFO and YSSS suffer a lot of performance loss when local regions are loaded. It's best to fly into them with just FTX Global loaded.

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So I'll wind up still loading and unloading regions each time before I fly, that will be a bit of a nuisance. I guess I will have to get Simstarter.

You are not forced to upgrade FTX to the unified lc integration, it is possible too remain with the old FTX central. But for the sake of progress it`s easier to use simstarter or other freeware scenery mahagers.

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Simstarter said they will have their new version which will include V3.3 real soon.

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