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Egbert Drenth

REX Worldwide Airports HD Released - Bitmap resolution?

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Hi,

 

Rex released WW Airport textures for default airports.
They advertise: Experience airports in TRUE high definition...
What is TRUE HD? As far as I know....1080p

I have searched high and low (web site, manual, etc) but couldn't find any info about the texture resolutions.
Does anyone know what it is? Their application has HD and SD setting:

  • SD = 1024x1024 px?
  • HD = 2048x2048 px?

I'm only interested if HD is not 4096 because of increased VAS usage.

 

EDIT:
One more question....
The default P3D airport texture resolution, is that 512 or 1024 px?

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Could not find it either.

But I am sure that someone from REX will answer it here.

 

Did you try asking on their forum ?

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Good morning. Would be interesting if someone already bought it and can give a short review :-)

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Confirmed they do (occurs often with their servers in general.

 

Can't wait to test it though - seems like a sim-changer :-)

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Does anyone know if this adds additional buildings or just repaints the existing ones?

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After trying for an hour or so - now on download manager server and it shows 100% download for 3 files but in the folder it shows the file size as zero kbs - will wait a few hrs to settle down.

All the best

Denis

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Hi,

 

Rex released WW Airport textures for default airports.

They advertise: Experience airports in TRUE high definition...

What is TRUE HD? As far as I know....1080p

I have searched high and low (web site, manual, etc) but couldn't find any info about the texture resolutions.

Does anyone know what it is? Their application has HD and SD setting:

 

  • SD = 1024x1024 px?
  • HD = 2048x2048 px?
I'm only interested if HD is not 4096 because of increased VAS usage.

 

EDIT:

One more question....

The default P3D airport texture resolution, is that 512 or 1024 px?

I think you're confusing "high definition" (a very generic term), with "high def / true hd **TV/display**...

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I think you're confusing "high definition" (a very generic term), with "high def / true hd **TV/display**...

 

Possibly...

Question remains though... In what resolutions are the airport (and other) bitmaps..

Does anyone know if this adds additional buildings or just repaints the existing ones?

 

I'm pretty sure it only replaces the existing ones, based on the default afcads etc

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I've successfully downloaded and installed this product but first impressions aren't good. It's clearly installed some of the options so somethings worked but despite having select high definition textures the buildings at default airports still look terrible and nothing like the screenshots. Unfortunately I can't access the support forum for some reason but if I were you I'd hang fire to see whats going on, at the moment this is not living up to my expectations!

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I wonder whether it works in Instant Scenery 3 and also for the so-called generic buildings that you can stretch.

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Hold on, things are looking up! Just tried default Memphis Intl and it's a vast improvement. Need to test more but beginning to wonder if some default airports will react better than others to the changes... 


False dawn, next two airports look the same as default other than there are improved jetways and vehicles. Need to get to the support forum to figure out whats going wrong.

 

UPDATE

 

Finally got into the support forum and I'm not the only one reporting this problem. No response yet from REX

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Oh well same old story.  [insert company here] bigs up the product launch and when it finally happens either a: the forums crash or b: the forums crash and the downloads don't work.  Seriously guys if you are going to release a product where your customers have to download huge files please make sure your infrastructure is up to the job before hand.  It really ###### me off as the end user.

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You hear the same excuses like "oh we didn't anticipate the demand!".  Well why the hell not would be my response.

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Installing global HD textures for all airports including those you never fly to must really be the best medicine you can get in this VAS sensitive platform we all use :wink:

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I stopped buying add ons on date of release. I got tired of excuses.

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Installing global HD textures for all airports including those you never fly to must really be the best medicine you can get in this VAS sensitive platform we all use :wink:

 

Zinertek products didnt increase VAS even by 20 MB. As here we have something more complex, I'm still sure they tested it to make sure impact is not large. In the end, we forgive ORBX for FTX Vector which can kill up to 900 MB of VAS ;) 

 

But customer service is simply not acceptable - the servers are a joke and fact that it's not even possible to access their ticket system is really bad for their PR. 

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Hi,

 

Rex released WW Airport textures for default airports.

They advertise: Experience airports in TRUE high definition...

What is TRUE HD? As far as I know....1080p

I have searched high and low (web site, manual, etc) but couldn't find any info about the texture resolutions.

Does anyone know what it is? Their application has HD and SD setting:

 

  • SD = 1024x1024 px?
  • HD = 2048x2048 px?
I'm only interested if HD is not 4096 because of increased VAS usage.

 

EDIT:

One more question....

The default P3D airport texture resolution, is that 512 or 1024 px?

From the other thread the REX guys said it would be user selectable like in TD.

 

In other words you will be able to choose resolution from a selection. My guess would be 512, 1024, 2048 or 4096 just like clouds.

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Does this do only major airports, or small airports as well? 

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Installing global HD textures for all airports including those you never fly to must really be the best medicine you can get in this VAS sensitive platform we all use :wink:

Well, many people seem intent on loading 4096 resolution clouds and such.....why stop there?

 

To be fair, there is a choice for what resolution textures you use, just like in their other products. Or at least that's what they said on the announcement thread.

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REX server is down? Just grab your copy from other providers.

Just purchased it from SimMarket, download takes less than 10 minutes ;-)

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