richie894

XP11 - United A350 over Los Angeles

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This is why I am making the switch from P3D! Other than $40 for the A350 all the scenery is free.

 

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The Ortho package can be downloaded here...

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/36327-us-orthophotos/

 

The US West "Real Life" autogen can be downloaded here...

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/36109-us-west-real-life/

 

*** I know the wheels are down etc... I was in slew mode and couldn't get them to go up. I didn't have much time to redo it all.

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Richie this is exactly the same reason I've switched and never looked back. +1 in my book. Free Xortho beats anything payware in the FSX/P3D world. I have the Xortho area around the large airports I fly and makes the entrances and exit of those places amazing. And all the ortho you want is free.

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The better sky and realistic skycolor freeware plugins really helps. Removes the orange and makes more natural lighting at sunrise and sunset.

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This is why I am making the switch from P3D! Other than $40 for the A350 all the scenery is free.

 

 

 

This looks amazing! Thanks for the link! but i was in the cessna so i thought ill check this sign out  :wink:

 

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I noticed that too last night, very cool. I had significantly less than your 38 fps though. I guess I need to dial back the settings.

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So this work for both X-P10 or X-P11 ? Great.

Both of those addons have rather small cover area, especially Ortho:

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"Aerofly FS 2 area" I would say. :rolleyes:

Not even close to "area" that these guys from my signature covers. The whole world, yes.

And also have quite complicated installation.
Ortho:

Windows Instructions

Download the file you are interested in from the links attached to this post or the torrents (don't forget to seed).

1) Unzip the file to your Custom Scenery Folder.

2) Navigate to the textures sub-folder and double-click on the file called _ConvertToDDS.bat. This will automatically convert all of the JPGs to DDS textures using nvcompress.exe, which has also been included. The conversion process will take 10-15 minutes. The reason for this is to keep the download size reasonable.  Otherwise the tiles would be 3-4 times larger.

3) Update your scenery_packs.ini file as shown below. These should be the last two entries, unless you have other global scenery packages installed, in which case these would probably go above the other global packages.

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/yOrtho4XP_Overlays/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+36-118/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+36-119/
etc.

4) That's it. Once the DDS files are created, you can delete the JPG files, nvcompress.exe, and the dll files.  Do not delete the DDS or PNG files.

 

:Nail Biting: wth

 

Real Life:

 

Installation:

  1. Unzip w2xp_uswest-RL folder to Custom Scenery folder
  2. Update scenery_packs.ini to place w2xp_uswest-RL above all mesh and photo sceneries and below all airport sceneries
  3. Requires the standard w2xp libraries- World-models,  opensceneryX, FFLibrary, R2Library
  4. Requires 2 additional libraries- CDB-Library, MisterX-library

That's a lot of requirements. :Raised Eyebrow:

 

But I don't say I'm not interested in X-P11 ...sometime soon... :smile:

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If you have Misterx airports you should have most if not all the libraries already.

 

The orthos are not completely plug and play. You have to convert each tile from jpg to dds. It took about 2 hours to do all the CA tiles but it looks great. The total is about 80gb and it covers almost all of CA.

 

Works perfectly for me thus far in XP11 pb11. But I recommended that you have a min of 16gb ram. I was hitting 14-15gb of ram most of the time.

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If you have Misterx airports you should have most if not all the libraries already.

 

The orthos are not completely plug and play. You have to convert each tile from jpg to dds. It took about 2 hours to do all the CA tiles but it looks great. The total is about 80gb and it covers almost all of CA.

 

Works perfectly for me thus far in XP11 pb11. But I recommended that you have a min of 16gb ram. I was hitting 14-15gb of ram most of the time.

LA is known to have lof of freeways and traffic, but in xp beta cant control these from menu might help to reduce roads and traffic, look at all these roads and bridges!

 

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I flew over LA for the first time in XP11 last night, coming in from San Fran and was not pleased to find 12 FPS looking east over the airport with High autogen settings in a modified default 737-800...  I guess a GTX 980 with an i7 3930k @ 4.6ghz behind it can't push the scenery...   sad panda.  T_T   Simulator also became a stuttering mess on final which I assume means my video card was out of VRAM.  So apparently you need 8+ gigs if you want it all.   Comeon 1080ti!    Daddy needs you in his life!

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 So apparently you need 8+ gigs if you want it all.

 

I've had XP gobble the 6 gigs of an original Titan so that doesn't surprise me but it's an extreme case. It seems there needs to be some optimization in the addons or XP if it's using that much VRAM under any circumstance. Thats a LOT of I/O I don't think any current PC can handle that.

 

Edit: prob not that hard with large photoreal areas. 

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So this work for both X-P10 or X-P11 ? Great.

Both of those addons have rather small cover area, especially Ortho:

Index.jpg.7612356bf74716889f75ae89a5aab0

 

"Aerofly FS 2 area" I would say. :rolleyes:

Not even close to "area" that these guys from my signature covers. The whole world, yes.

And also have quite complicated installation.

Ortho:

:Nail Biting: wth

 

Real Life:

That's a lot of requirements. :Raised Eyebrow:

 

But I don't say I'm not interested in X-P11 ...sometime soon... :smile:

 

The things in yours signature don't even do what OrthoX does.

 

Yeah, installation is complicated the first time until you get the hang of it...but it's free so what's to complain about? The reason people don't prepackage regions is that it's not legal to do so. That's why you have to manually do it yourself.

 

The shear size of the files means that you ain't covering the whole world. Not in this decade at least.

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Could you please write down the addons you are using?

Would be nice :-)

 

80 GB for CA alone... I guess I need a new SSD for XP 11 -.-

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Could you please write down the addons you are using?

Would be nice :-)

 

80 GB for CA alone... I guess I need a new SSD for XP 11 -.-

For Orthoscenery you do not really need SSD. A 5TB HDD like this onew for $150 works fine. Then just use a free program like junction link magic to sync the XP custom scenery folder to the new drive.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013JPLKQK/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER 

 

The free addons I am using and happy with are;

The best airport scenery I have seen in XP though is FlyTampa Dubai for FS9, converted to use in XP. It transfers pretty well, other than some manual work needed for the night lighting. But it looks amazing, way better than in P3D. Thomas Rasmassen has tutorial videos for converting FSX/ P3D scenery and there are threads on the .org forum where people put their feedback about conversions - http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/topic/86829-msfs-payware-and-conversion-results-2-of-2/ .

 

I also like EFASS as an EFB to generate simple and quick flight plans and view maps of airports and enroute while flying. 

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I flew over LA for the first time in XP11 last night, coming in from San Fran and was not pleased to find 12 FPS looking east over the airport with High autogen settings in a modified default 737-

 

What are you running for system ram I have 32gig - I dont have a problem flying around LA area

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Thanks for the list :-)

 

Just figuring out at the moment what I need to start my XP 11 career.

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What are you running for system ram I have 32gig - I dont have a problem flying around LA area

 

I swear to God, this is the first time I hear that someone has 32G of RAM.

Do you really need it, does your X-Plane really uses it all ? Is this game so demanding ?

 

Also, I agree... 80G for just a California is a little bit over the top.

My whole addon scenery, plus ORBX folder in P3D is 73G big.  :unknw: 

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I swear to God, this is the first time I hear that someone has 32G of RAM.

Do you really need it, does your X-Plane really uses it all ? Is this game so demanding ?

 

 

Of course it does its a 64bit program - you guys really need to do your home work  :wink: and watch all the P3D 64bit users running out to buy more ram 

 

By the way more inside info you need a professional and up version of Windows to use more than 16 gig of ram 

 

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx

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By the way more inside info you need a professional and up version of Windows to use more than 16 gig of ram 

 Hmm... It says: 

Windows 10 Home

4 GB

128GB

Are you sure about that? 

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 Hmm... It says: 

Windows 10 Home

4 GB

128GB

Are you sure about that? 

 

Windows 10 home version does allow for larger capacity - that started with windows 10 - nice bonus - good catch

 

Windows 10 Enterprise

32bit  4 GB

64bit   2TB

 

Windows 10 Education

32bit   4 GB

64bit   2TB

 

Windows 10 Pro

32bit    4 GB

64bit    2TB

 

Windows 10 Home

32bit    4 GB

64bit   128GB

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I swear to God, this is the first time I hear that someone has 32G of RAM.

 

 

I also have 32 GB RAM ;-)

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