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Awesome! Now bring on FTX Hawaii!!!! Which I heard was next!

first Germany south, then Hawaii

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It'll be interesting to read the feedback on this, I think there will be high expectations for this region.  I still have not picked up Southern California even though I own all the other NA regions due to the performance degradation reported, too many reports of low frame rates.  Would be more inclined to buy Germany if the performance reports are positive. 

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Thanks for heads up. Now the wait until Black Friday to see if Orbx reduces everything by 30% like last year.

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own all the other NA regions due to the performance degradation reported, too many reports of low frame rates

 

I feel like the only reason I recently upgraded hardware was just to get FTX NorCal + FB KSFO to run smoothly.

 

Thanks for heads up. Now the wait until Black Friday to see if Orbx reduces everything by 30% like last year.

 

If memory serves, they do run holiday sales but, smartly, they likely won't include anything recent.

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Anyone know where the picture in the first post is taken? Would like to fly there when I get the scenery.

 

And would someone be kind enough to upload a couple of pictures of Finkenwerder (EDHI)? I've seen a couple of it, but too far away to see how much ORBX have improved it.

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Anyone know where the picture in the first post is taken? Would like to fly there when I get the scenery.

 

And would someone be kind enough to upload a couple of pictures of Finkenwerder (EDHI)? I've seen a couple of it, but too far away to see how much ORBX have improved it.

 

These is around the Berlin area.

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Is there a hint when the Southern area will be released?

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7.5 GB download size, wow!

I use Open LC and Vector right now, and although I spent a huge amount of flying time over Germany, I am not sure if I should buy this region. My system is quite old, and I fear that the hit on VAS and performance might me too high.

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7.5 GB download size, wow!

I use Open LC and Vector right now, and although I spent a huge amount of flying time over Germany, I am not sure if I should buy this region. My system is quite old, and I fear that the hit on VAS and performance might me too high.

 

I would assume that if you fly tubes most of the time, then the region is more of a burden than an enhancement. The regions usually are very heavy on fps and VAS. For low and slow flyers it is certainly very nice.

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I would assume that if you fly tubes most of the time, then the region is more of a burden than an enhancement. The regions usually are very heavy on fps and VAS. For low and slow flyers it is certainly very nice.

You are right! Most of the time, I fly heavy metal, online on IVAO, so I'll probably stay away from super detailed scenery like this.

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Although this looks extremely detailed and very well done, I have an aversion to flat landscapes in flightsim. I also only fly tubes so this is a no-go.  But for low/slow flyers in the region, it looks superb.

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Although this looks extremely detailed and very well done, I have an aversion to flat landscapes in flightsim. I also only fly tubes so this is a no-go.  But for low/slow flyers in the region, it looks superb.

 

 

I also think I will get bored in this region too soon... The south of Germany seems more interesting. I mainly fly low and slow nowadays and always in Norway so my first reaction was 'Nice, something different' but as I said, I think I will bored too soon since it is all generic scenery. Still, I will keep a close eye on upcoming reviews.

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since it is all generic scenery. 

I am afraid these words do a bit injustice to Sascha and his team. I still have to explore most of GEN, but from what I've seen, for me as a German pure GA simmer, it's flightsim heaven compared to OpenLC EU+Vector which I used until now..

 

I have been waiting for a proper representation of my home country for 5 years now. Just saying, if it's not your coup of tea, that's completely fine of course.

 

Kind regards, Michael 

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Just bought it and took a flight around Hamburg and especially Finkenwerder, and I'm NOT impressed. I know they can't make highly detailed airports in all of North Germany, but I was very dissappointed to see it was just some kind of generic buildings that was used. The same with Hamburg (EDDH), so I hope Aerosoft will make an update to their EDDH at some point. Also I can't find the Koehlbrand Bridge (I believe it's called) even with autogen set to the highest level.

Going to Berlin I found an error with Brandenburg airport where some of the taxiways were covered with grass textures. Maybe it's my setting, then please tell me the proper setup in my scenery library to get it right. I have EU_GEN below FTX libraries.

This is a VERY first impression of it, but I certaintly haven't gotten it to look like the screenshots on the FTX forum YET. I hope it's just a matter of the correct settings and it can be a new destination worth exploring.

I havent regretted buying it, but would really like to see it as it's supossed to look, before I make up my final impression of it.

 

Jlund

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I am afraid these words do a bit injustice to Sascha and his team. I still have to explore most of GEN, but from what I've seen, for me as a German pure GA simmer, it's flightsim heaven compared to OpenLC EU+Vector which I used until now..
 
I have been waiting for a proper representation of my home country for 5 years now. Just saying, if it's not your coup of tea, that's completely fine of course.

 

Perfectly understandable.  One will see it in different light if it's your home turf.  Everyone wants their home territory in high detail.  I feel the same way about FTX England.  It's beautiful to fly over with great rolling English farmland, but I only choose to fly there very occassionally, as I soon get bored.  Give me mountains and I'm happy

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Are the military airbases improved (with shelters etc)?

It would be nice if someone could post a screenshot from Schleschwig Holstein airbase (ETNS),

as I like to  fly the tornado marineflieger variant.

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Just to add, here's a screenshot by myself, not by ORBX

 

FTX_GEN_Berlin_small.jpg

 

BTW, I actually like flying over FTX England - if only performance. notably over London, would be a touch better.

 

Kind regards, Michael

 

 

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FTX England - if only performance. notably over London

 

yup

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Just to add, here's a screenshot by myself, not by ORBX

 

Which is your LOD setting, Michael? Seems pretty low to me. Nice texture, although I see a lot of generic buildings. But this is probably what we can expect from Orbx regional sceneries (see also FTX England).

 

I downloaded and installed last night, had no time to test yet, though.

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My LOD is 5.5 (Ihe second highest possible in Prepar3d).

 

Kind regards, Michael

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OK, ok, ok, I'll be the first to admit when I'm wrong :-) After doing som sightseeing flights in EU_GEN, I will say it's a really beautiful work FTX have made of creating something that looks like Germany :-) I'm looking forward to explore all of it.

Something tha puzzled me when approaching Eggebek airbase was a windmill placed next to the runway, which looked like it was placed in water, but when I got closer I realized that the airfbase is now closed and filled, and I mean FILLED with solar panels :-)

Just a shame that the approach lights and runway lights is still active, is there any way to remove that?

Another thing, I have Vidans Sønderborg scenery installed, but the EU_GEN airport also shows up and creates double buildings. I have move EKSB above EU_GEN in my scenery library. Any suggestion on how to fix it?

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Hi.

 

for Sønderborg see here:

 

http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/120331-gen-compatibility-with-vidan-design-sonderborg-x/

 

In fact, they have an impressive compatibility index. 

 

For issues like the approach lights I think the best you can do is reporting it on the ORBX forum. Sascha Norman already mentioned a SP which should take care of those issues which can be solved (some certainly can't).

 

Kind regards, Michael

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