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I'm wondering that as well.  The scenery looks nice but people say the performance is horrible (although most threads say that are prior to their latest version so I'm not too sure how V3 performs).  Since I primarily fly Delta flights having an ATL scenery would be nice.  But I don't want a slideshow if I'm flying something like the PMDG 777 in there.

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But I don't want a slideshow if I'm flying something like the PMDG 777 in there.

 

I'm with you.  It's amazing how immersive a smooth landing is and how disruptive a slideshow is.

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"How's their KATL.  Seeing mixed information" - Good (not great) quality, hard on the frames but with my I7 OC'd to 4.5 I get frames in the high teens/low 20's with PMDG stuff.

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"How's their KATL. Seeing mixed information" - Good (not great) quality, hard on the frames but with my I7 OC'd to 4.5 I get frames in the high teens/low 20's with PMDG stuff.

 

What video card?

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Several reviews for KATL give the same performance for relatively high-end systems...around 20 FPS, give or take. 

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20 FPS isn't that bad I suppose.  It's usually fairly smooth in P3d.  I can dip below that at FSDT LAX and other airports.  Although I am moving from the ASUS auto overclock to a manual one on my i5 6600k so I should get a little better performance (auto OC is around 4.1 and I should be able to get 4.5 doing it manually).  I think I'll try out the Demo today and see how it goes on my system.  If I can get 20 FPS I think I'll buy it.  I would fly out of ATL way too much to have the default scenery.

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There is a fully working demo available .  The only difference is that there are big boxes floating over the runway.  Keep in mind that the scenery also comes with a number of options for adjusting the scenery complexity as well, such as deactivating grass, and parts of the night lighting.  On the website, there are also a couple of alternative sets of textures, that among other things either decrease or increase the number of gates available.  Keep in mind that the gates use SODE animated jetways; for some this may be okay, but for others it may not be acceptable, so be sure to research this if you are not yet familiar.  Not as simple as Flightbeam and others where you just hit Ctrl+J.

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Anyone know when the sale ends? I can't seem to find this. Also, do you get both fsx and p3d for the price of one? I am a bit confused by the presentation.

 

Cheers, Pete

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Hi,

 

just gave KATL a try as i find it very nice add on. Unfortunately the hit on the frames is too much for me. I have a healthy P3Dv3.4 running on an i7 5820k 4.5GHz 16GB RAM and an GTX 1080 ASUS Strix Advanced. My frames are in the mid teens to low 20 with standard aircraft. It is a no go for me unfortunately. Airports like KAUS, KCTL or KSJC are different, they run with fairly high settings+UT2 40% and the NGX at reasonable 30FPS.

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How's their KATL.  Seeing mixed information.

 

Gregg,

 

If you'd like, you can see my review on Imaginesim KATL on the recording the OVPA Annual Flight Sim Web Conference (September 24th).

 

Short answer:  With the release of KATL, it's my opinion that Imaginesim moved up to the category of quality large airport developers.  I was not a fan of Imaginesim scenery prior to the launch of KATL V2, but I am now.

 

They also did a great job with KLGA, which I also covered in the short review during the web conference.

 

I recommend both of these airports.

 

Best wishes.

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Short answer: With the release of KATL, it's my opinion that Imaginesim moved up to the category of quality large airport developers. I was not a fan of Imaginesim scenery prior to the launch of KATL V2, but I am now.

They also did a great job with KLGA, which I also covered in the short review during the web conference.

 

Thanks Dave.  I'm going to give KATL a pass.  The framerates others are reporting is just too low.

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It's a bloody huge airport, and Imaginesim did it in detail, so one does indeed need to have a good system (that's tuned up) in order to enjoy the experience there.

 

I'd like to add that I focus on a fluid experience (no freezes or stutters) over frame rates, particularly important at really large airports.

 

A terrific alternative is an up dated AFCAD (with the Victor taxiway) and using REX Worldwide Airports HD !!!  In fact, it's an AMAZING!

 

 

Best wishes.

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I tried their KATL and KLGA demos on my i7 3930k@4.6ghz and GTX 980 and even with most features off and AI traffic off I was not impressed with the frames.    The airport quality looks great but the performance is just to destructive for heavy iron flyers in my opinion, unless you don't mind low 20's / high teens.   I do.   Smoothness means nothing if its a smooth slide show.   I'll just keep using this really nice freeware KATL.  At least the jetways work there.   I saw no moving jetways at Imagesim's KATL.    Jetways.. not working in 2016... unforgivable sin for a payware airport imo especially with SODE around now.

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Smoothness means nothing if its a smooth slide show.

 

Just a small point my friend, I think it's impossible to have a smooth slide show, I'd define that as suffering freezes or some major form of stutters.  I don't suffer either at this scenery.  Specs and settings in my previous post.

 

Oh... Jetways worked just fine for me, so I'm certainly don't understand what sin you're talking about?  There was an update for the scenery that resolved jetway issues - however it was the SODE developers that caused problems with a number of airport sceneries, not the scenery developers.  EDIT:  I just booted into KATL V2 and operated the jetways... screen shot below.  Just want to keep reporting accurate.

 

I have no vested interest in Imaginesim, but I consult for and advise a number of FS developers and I've performed FSX/P3D tech support for a very long time and I can say that all things being equal, people have exactly the same issues at other very large airports.

 

 

My very best wishes to you!

 

 

Fully working Imaginesim KATL V2 Jetways

 

KATL%20Jetways.png

Edited by DaveCT2003

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I tend not to pay too much attention to frame rates providing FSX performs smoothly, but I generally find that heavy VAS usage sometimes tends to be a more troublesome feature of some large (and indeed some not so large!) airports. Could anyone comment on the VAS impact or otherwise of KATL V2?

 

Bill

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