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What's wrong with Portland?

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Dear friends,

 

Whets wrong with the Portland International Airport? It's one of the main hubs in USA west coast, an ANG main base and yet I haven't seen any good payware or freeware scenery for FSX or P3D... Why no developer has made a good PDX airport? Any restriction due to the fact that it's an ANG base? Does anybody know if there's any developer working on it?

Dear friends,

What's wrong with the Portland International Airport? It's one of the main hubs in USA west coast, an ANG main base and yet I haven't seen any good payware or freeware scenery for FSX or P3D... Why no developer has made a good PDX airport? Any restriction due to the fact that it's an ANG base? Does anybody know if there's any developer working on it?

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PM Soares:

I visit PDX occasionally.  I picked up a freeware scenery package.  I suggest you search AVSIM and other web sites.  The freeware may not be perfect, but it does the job for me.  By the way, I rate PDX as a fairly complicated airport to navigate.

Good luck on your search.

Jim Elder. 

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There has been a payware for FS9 that works if you do some changes to it for FSX, but I too wish a new PDX was released. One of the last large airports that needs a good rendition in the US.

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Unfortunately there are no good freeware or paywere sceneries for PDX, I was hoping FSdreamream would take on the project but they said in a forum post that another developer was already started on one so the backed off, they didn't say which developer though. I was hoping it was flight beam or LatinVFR.

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It would be a great airport due to the Passenger terminal and the Oregon Air National Guard using the same airport. I remember flying out of there when I was about 12 and 3 F-4 Phantoms took off simultaneously right in front of our Air Alaska 737, I will never forget how the rumble of those engines shook our fuselage. Today they use F-15's which would be awesome having them taxi in front of you to an active runway.  Also the MAX Red Line Light Rail too and from the Terminal is a nice scenery addition as well.

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I've just uploaded to Avsim and Flightsim a freeware KPDX scenery for FSX. It should be made available for downloading shortly.

 

 

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I've been using my own modified version without the ground textures.

 

It's much better than the default that comes with FTX PNW:

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I'm looking forward to a new one.

Jose

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There is a good PDX payware being made by Flightbeam. It is in progress and therefore not talked about too much and hard to find information on but flightbeam is working on PDX and looking at their quality on previous airports I'm sure it will turn out absolutely awesome. The following link takes you to a blog page which has a link to their Facebook page that you can use to follow any updates on the progress of their PDX airport.

http://flightbeam.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2479

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Good to hear Flight Beam are on the job if not a little disappointing but perhaps understandable that it is only for P3D. Flight Zone produced a pretty good quality scenery of KPDX for FS9 but they disappeared off the scene and I doubt if this would be portable over to FSX.

KPDX is also one of the myriad of airport sceneries being churned out for FSX at a phenomenal rate by a developer called FSXcenery of 'animal rescue' fame. Although I don't have KPDX,  I would seriously avoid anything from this developer as his products tend to be poorly optimised and even his small airports have excessively large VAS footprints, as I discovered after buying a few in a sale.

Bill

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Go to Simmarket and see my review of KBHM... the author and I no longer speak. His idea of performance tuning involves turning the sliders down to FS9 levels apparently.

DJ

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My experience with a serious issue involving FSXcenery KORL where I sought support from him resulted in an equally pointless suggestion and I have still not had a reply from him to my last email months ago. 

Most developers at least make some effort to help but this purveyor of garbage couldn't  give a damn but just keeps churning out his rubbish - maybe he is spending too much time looking after his (I suspect virtual) animals!

Bill

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