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Egbert Drenth

New LFMN Nice... Anyone?

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They seem to partner because it seems that this airport is supposed to integrate in the upcoming ORBX Côte d'Azur cityscape product. 

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Performance is outstanding on my system. Really great.

Only thing is that this SODE rubbish is not working.

 

All i can say is that this airport is a must buy for anyone flying in europe.

 

Cheers, Carsten

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SODE is indeed working well! There are just no SODE integrated Jetways. They may be come with an update.

 

Otherwise the airport is perfect. Performance is very very good. 

 

VAS is fairly good. No problems in P3D v3.3.5 (around 3.1 GB). Settings on my system are extremly high. Flight done with PMDG NGX and AS Airbus.

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SODE is indeed working well! There are just no SODE integrated Jetways. They may be come with an update.

 

Otherwise the airport is perfect. Performance is very very good.

 

VAS is fairly good. No problems in P3D v3.3.5 (around 3.1 GB). Settings on my system are extremly high. Flight done with PMDG NGX and AS Airbus.

Hmmmm so what else is working in terms of sode ?

I press tab s and it only shows "no triggerable objects within 12 km".

 

 

I donˋt get it ☹️

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Thanks for the info gents!

 

Currently I have AS Nice installed, but I will transfer soon to Justsim version.

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Performance is outstanding on my system. Really great.

Only thing is that this SODE rubbish is not working.

 

All i can say is that this airport is a must buy for anyone flying in europe.

 

Cheers, Carsten

 

I agree. Have not tested the SODE thing yet, but the airport looks really good, with very nice sun reflections and water effects over the tarmac. I think these guys at JustSim are using the P3Dv3 scenery SDK that LM is supporting for future scenery development.

Cheers, Ed

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SODE can be used for more than just Jetways. They use it for the lightning and other animated stuff. Jetways, like I said, may come.

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Thanks for the HU, looks really good and been looking forward to a new Nice in P3Dv3 for a long time!

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Currently I have AS Nice installed, but I will transfer soon to Justsim version.

Is the new one really so much superior to the AS Nice? It might be worth only if it is a regular destination. I am still struggling...

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Can't really comment on the AS version, but I bought it yesterday and really like it.  I did have some texture clipping though , but that may have something to do with my troubled setup at the moment rather than the scenery itself.

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For anyone on the latest version of P3D (or even P3Dv2.5 IIRC) the AS version is ruled out.

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For anyone on the latest version of P3D (or even P3Dv2.5 IIRC) the AS version is ruled out.

 

I'm not sure what you mean with 'ruled out', but if you mean that you can not install in P3D then that is not correct.

I'm running it in P3D V3.2 and so far did not have an issue with it, it looks fine.

 

If you mean that AS Nice was not build for P3D V3 then you are absolutely right.

That is also the reason why I will buy the Justsim version.

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Is the new one really so much superior to the AS Nice? It might be worth only if it is a regular destination. I am still struggling...

 

I compared both versions with each other (Justsim based on Simmarket screenshots) and the Justsim version looks (much) better.

The AS Nice version is very nice too, but compared to Justsim it is aged.

Justsim buildings are more detailed, use transparency and have better textures.

Also the ground textures (specifically the taxi ways and aprons) look better in Justsim version.

 

If it is worth the migration if you have AS Nice? That is for each individual to decide.

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I'm not sure what you mean with 'ruled out', but if you mean that you can not install in P3D then that is not correct.

I'm running it in P3D V3.2 and so far did not have an issue with it, it looks fine.

 

If you mean that AS Nice was not build for P3D V3 then you are absolutely right.

That is also the reason why I will buy the Justsim version.

 

You're assumption is correct and sorry for being unclear.

 

I know you can manually "tweak in" lots of airports not designed for P3Dv2 and 3 but if you like me prefer to only install sceneries that were built for the version you're running the AS LFMN is not an option in the latest P3D.

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So now I bought the JustSim LFMN as well and like most I'm very happy with what I've seen so far.

 

How the sun/light is reflecting on the ground is very nicely done and looks very realistic to me! I also like the reflections in the buildings and the transparency of the glass.

 

I did find some things though that I hope will be improved.

 

Like someone else already pointed out some of the textures are clipping/shimmering quite bad when you look at them from certain angles.

 

I also hope JustSim will eventually improve the runway centerline lights. Currently they look more like taxiway lights and by checking out some real world clips on YouTube you'll quickly discover that IRL the runway centerline lights should be equally white and bright as the runway edge lights. Here's a good example what it looks like IRL and here's how it looks in JustSim's LFMN in P3Dv3.3.5. I already discussed this with JustSim and I was told that they will put it on their list for future versions so hopefully it will be addressed down the road.

 

One more thing I think is well worth mentioning is I received very nice and quick support from the developer via email.

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I'm having issues with night lighting on it, Ie the taxiways. Anyone else have same problem?

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Could you be a bit more specific or even better yet provide a screenshot?

 

Generally speaking make sure you have SODE up and running and correctly configured since all the lighting is dependant on it the way I understood it from the developer and I think it was mentioned elsewhere in this thread as well.

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Thanks Richard. I've never used sode in my life yet!! Can you advise briefly what the key combo is to get it up (no pun intended)

 

Thanks

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Hi there Pete!

 

When you install LFMN SODE will be installed as part of the installation procedure and it will then automatically launch what is called SODE Platform Manager where you need to verify the path to your sim installation folder as well as to your dll.xml and exe.xml files and then click the register button. Doing that will add the needed stuff to your exe.xml and dll.xml files and both the register button as well as the activation button will turn green indicating you're all set. This is what SODE Platform Manager looks like in my case.

 

Edited to add that as for activation and what I said about the activation button turning green automatically I think this might not be true if you have more than one simulator installed at the same time on your PC. I guess you'll then need to pick a simulator and then click the activate button. Since my only simulator is P3Dv3.3.5 it was activated automatically. This is just me guessing here but still thought I would clarify this if you have more than one simulator installed. You will probably be able to find more info about this in the SODE user guide I guess.

 

Then when you start your simulator you should have a SODE entry under your Add-On menu where you will also be able to find out that the key combo to bring up the SODE menu normally is TAB+S. However for JustSim's LFMN you don't really need to bother with the SODE menu since that is only used to trigger SODE controlled objects in the scenery like moving jetways and there are no such objects in the current version of LFMN. Instead SODE is simply used to give you all the taxi and runway lights during nighttime.

 

To learn more about SODE you can also find a user manual here.

 

Hope it helps!

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I informed the developer regarding the centerline lightning and SODE jetways. He will implement both with an update a bit later this year. 

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Re the lighting not working, I had the same problem at first, after installing into P3D v3.2.  It appeared that in my case SODE had not installed as part of the normal installation. The provided documentation left me slightly confused. However on looking at the LFMN Nice folder in P3D there is an exe. file titled Installer_SODE_v 1.33.  Running this then installed SODE and on firing up P3D I had full lighting for Nice.

 

In use I am aware of some shimmering on approach, but another effect is more irritating. When flying parallel to the runway at 2000 ft the runway lights appear as very bright vertical spikes of light until exactly abeam the runway, when they revert to a more normal appearance. I have seen this occasionally at some other airports, but much less obvious, so it may be due to something other than this scenery. I use ORBX FTXG and OLC EU and I am wondering if some of the recent changes ORBX made may be responsible.

 

Overall I am very happy with this scenery which generally looks very good and has replaced the AS version of Nice.

 

John B.

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I own the LFMN scenery from JustSim and have to tell that I'm very happy with it. As with Innsbruck, released this week, we should take these developers very seriously, they're doing an amazing good work!.

Cheers, Ed

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