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ORBX OpenLC NA (Part 2) release imminent

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The long-awaited part two of the ORBX OpenLC landlclass, (covering the USA below the Canadian border), is about to release, per the FTX official forums. The installers are being loaded to the e-commerce servers, and will likely go "live" this weekend - perhaps even later today (29 July).

 

There will be a substantial discount for current owners of the OpenLC Alaska/Canada landclass.

 

Looking forward to seeing an end to the endless repetitive textures in the American Midwest found in the default P3D/FSX landclass!

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Looking forward to seeing an end to the endless repetitive textures in the American Midwest found in the default P3D/FSX landclass!

 

Amen to that Jim  :wink:

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To get an idea of how expensive and difficult it is to get a product like this to market watch this interview with JV at FlightSim Com 2016.  

 

 

Dale

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There will be a substantial discount for current owners of the OpenLC Alaska/Canada landclass.

 

If there is, and is indeed substantial, I may be interested. Thanks for the heads up.

 

Although if I did buy this, it would mark a good 8 months since I've spent any money on any ORBX products.  The time-consuming routine involved with re-installing the staggering amount of software I own from them is one of the reasons why I don't use a MSFS based sim for my primary any longer - I can't handle flying in default scenery, and I can't put up with the agony of reinstalling So. Many. Products.

 

That, and FTX Vector made me slightly bitter.

 

I've read that they are moving to their own e-commerce store; my main wish (and this would make me a supportive FTX customer once again) is that they develop a method of centralized one-click download/install for each product that you happen to own.

 

As in, "Open FTX Central, browse a list of products you own, click to install, go have a coffee (or beer, depending on preference and time of day), come back, fly."

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I believe I read that OpenLC NA will require the new FTX Central to be installed, is that true?

 

Cheers

Martin

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I believe I read that OpenLC NA will require the new FTX Central to be installed, is that true?

 

Cheers

Martin

 

Note that openLC NA will require you to be using the new unified lclookup and FTX Central V2.1, so that’s why our focus is to resolve those issues as soon as possible.

 

Finally please remember all owners of openLC NA Alaska/Canada will get an automatic AU$22.50 discount on the southern part. You still have time to purchase openLC NA Alaska/Canada to qualify for the discount

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I believe I read that OpenLC NA will require the new FTX Central to be installed, is that true?

 

Cheers

Martin

Yep....

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Thanks guys, I have Alaska and Canada and love it, but I haven't yet upgraded to lclookup FTX Central yet so that's good to know!

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Thanks guys, I have Alaska and Canada and love it, but I haven't yet upgraded to lclookup FTX Central yet so that's good to know!

 

Get on it lol works fine 

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Just posted by John

 

"We're hoping for the weekend guys, hang in there!"

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To get an idea of how expensive and difficult it is to get a product like this to market watch this interview with JV at FlightSim Com 2016.  

 

 

Dale

"Mr. John V,....I watched this great video, that truly highlights, and showcases your personability.   I knew of you as a name upon the Web, the CEO of Orbx.

 

I now feel that I have truly 'met you in person'.  You come across as a very nice man...quite approachable, with a very genuine sense of enthusiasm and energy for this hobby...and most proud of your accomplishments.  You should be.  

 

I now 'know you' as a person...and I like what I see. "  I wish you continued great success in all your endeavors, John

 

Cheers,

 

Mitch/ Sesquashtoo

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Dumb question: Will I benefit from this if I have UTX USA? Where is the difference?

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Dumb question: Will I benefit from this if I have UTX USA? Where is the difference?

Sure you will.  UTX will run on top of Orbx LC. I have it running now, and you will get the roads (superior to Orbx Vector) that have traffic running 180 degress to their progress...as in real life, etc...and this will over the great Landclass that will have things where they should be. UTX gives you the roads, bridges, coastlines, some LC, that you can turn off within the tweak program, I keep the land portion off, but the water bodies as on.

 

I have UTX over Alaska/Canada, and it looks great!

 

Ses

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Heads up guys - I did not know this posted by John

 

You will need to download the entire new openLC NA to replace your existing AK/Canada installation

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Heads up guys - I did not know this posted by John

 

You will need to download the entire new openLC NA to replace your existing AK/Canada installation

So Rich, do you delete or remove that folder within your Orbx folder, or just fire off the new installer for the whole region?

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So Rich, do you delete or remove that folder within your Orbx folder, or just fire off the new installer for the whole region?

 

You would have to uninstall it first never write over the old - now with that said at one point there was a nice tidy uninstaller in FTXCentral now I am not seeing it so may have to remove it the old hack way - going to post at orbx to see whats going on

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JV posted:

 

"Release is imminent, you will have to download the entire NA package ( ~13GB) again and install over the top of openLC NA AK/Canada (if you have it). When you purchase you'll get AU$22.50 discount at the FSS checkout if you already purchased AK/Canada."

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JV posted:

 

"Release is imminent, you will have to download the entire NA package ( ~13GB) again and install over the top of openLC NA AK/Canada (if you have it). When you purchase you'll get AU$22.50 discount at the FSS checkout if you already purchased AK/Canada."

 

Thanks but no way I will be installing it over - always do clean installs here

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Thanks but no way I will be installing it over - always do clean installs here

Did you perform the file migration, which includes the new post-migration unified LCLookup file?

 

My concern would be that trying to "prune out" the original Alaska/Canada LC by hand (post migration) might do more harm than good. Doing so could have unintended consequences, as substantial changes were made to the entire ORBX file system by the migration.

 

Surely a substantial number of those who will be purchasing the new full NA landclass, already have the Alaska/Canada product, and the new installer undoubtedly takes that into account. I'm inclined to simply install over the original files, since that is the specific recommendation of ORBX.

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Thanks but no way I will be installing it over - always do clean installs here

 

Looks like total wipe and reinstall of P3D is in your (very near) future!

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Just Yesterday:

1. - Did a complete P3D, P3D_Addons & ORBX folders & entries backup with the previous library.

2. - Then I Installed the newest libraries  (partial backup)

2a.- Did the migration, (again full backup)

 

Ran Winmerge and compared all (supposedly my P3D setup has >340,000 files).

A gazillion files were changed, added and removed. (dds, bmp, agn, spb, etc)

 

Did a couple flights and textures seem OK, but VAS definitely  increased after migration.

(Test flight from CYBL-CYXX, at least 300K more VAS used and FR drop over Abbotsford)

 

Now have 2 full working copies, so I'm ready for whatever the incoming NA package installer requires.

If it does not require the migration I will test with both setups and see which one works best for me and other addons I have for NA (UTX & airports)

 

Cheers.

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Yes I have full migration no problems - I will install over but still wondering why there was an uninstaller and now its missing in ftxcentral - they must have removed it in the last central fix I guess and no need for a new install of P3D not my first rodeo thats for sure

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Sure you will.  UTX will run on top of Orbx LC. I have it running now, and you will get the roads (superior to Orbx Vector) that have traffic running 180 degress to their progress...as in real life, etc...and this will over the great Landclass that will have things where they should be. UTX gives you the roads, bridges, coastlines, some LC, that you can turn off within the tweak program, I keep the land portion off, but the water bodies as on.

 

I have UTX over Alaska/Canada, and it looks great!

 

Ses

 

Question, as I have UTX and plan on getting OpenLC NA to go with FTXG.  I understand you would uncheck most of the landlcass options in UTX, but what about all of the 'Other Terrain Features' such as golf courses, parks, etc.  Would these things be included with the new ORBX LC or do you still have these enabled??

 

Thanks!

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Question, as I have UTX and plan on getting OpenLC NA to go with FTXG.  I understand you would uncheck most of the landlcass options in UTX, but what about all of the 'Other Terrain Features' such as golf courses, parks, etc.  Would these things be included with the new ORBX LC or do you still have these enabled??

 

Thanks!

Same boat and same question. Wondering what from UTX should remain enabled post-ORBX NA land class.

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