Thomas Andersen

xp11 is amazing - Looks almost like the real thing!

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Hawthorn left downwind (right next to klax)

Addons: xEnviro, US West and prefab airports. So besides xenviro, this is what xplane looks with just freeware addons!

I would say prd3 even with OrbX Norcal doesnt even come close to this level of visual fidelity

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1 hour ago, Thomas Andersen said:

Hawthorn left downwind (right next to klax)

Addons: xEnviro, US West and prefab airports. So besides xenviro, this is what xplane looks with just freeware addons!

I would say prd3 even with OrbX Norcal doesnt even come close to this level of visual fidelity

p9hYQQY.jpg

 

I love XP11. It is totally fantastic graphic wise. No trouble with VAS it is very great indeed!

The only thing that bothers me is the fact that somehow the kind of professional addons FSX has XP-11 does not have, besides the ones that are already on the market; 737 classic, 757, 767, 777, A320, A330, MD-80...

For instant. I hope some gaps will be filled in the future:

A nice payware 737 NGX 6/7/8/9 perhaps even MAX with Scimitars instead of Winglets.

A nice 747-400 payware like the queen...

And many more!

 

I hope developers like PMDG/Aerosoft/Qwings/FSLabs will eventually focus on this platform. As it has very much potential and has many things FSX does not have!!

For now I use FSX still as a main platform. But XP-11 is 2nd for me for sure!!!

But also not to forget REX and ActiveSky for XP-11. That would be superb!!!

 

I do not know what P3D V4 is all about, if it will be 64-bit, and even still have the question whether it is a rumour or not that LM is making a V4...

For now, we live here and now and this is what we've got. All in all I am content.

 

Happy takeoffs and landings to you all!

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 I would rather see default screenshots, then decide how good it looks, not how good it can look with addons.

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@jymp - You're more than welcome to try out the demo and judge for youself.

To be frank, I don't understand why FSX/Prepar3D always has to be judged and compared with addons, but when someone shows off X-Plane with addons, it's somehow wrong and unfair...

OP: Very nice shot!

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Very nice screenshot Thomas!

I agree its very real looking except for one fact....the 105 running parallel to it should have bumper-to-bumper traffic on it to complete the feel or realism. hehe.

And in the distance there should be 2 airliners on parallel approaches to 24 and 25 at KLAX (I'm on the 105 frequently and that is what always stands out in this area)

And finally, there always seems to be a PC-12 in the pattern with you at this airport (Probably Advanced Air's charters)

 

Keep the great screens coming!

 

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2 hours ago, Anders Gron said:

@jymp - You're more than welcome to try out the demo and judge for youself.

To be frank, I don't understand why FSX/Prepar3D always has to be judged and compared with addons, but when someone shows off X-Plane with addons, it's somehow wrong and unfair...

OP: Very nice shot!

Did, wasn't impressed

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11 minutes ago, jymp said:

Did, wasn't impressed

Well, you can always go back to FSX/P3D and run default scenery. That will impress you for sure!

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7 minutes ago, rototom said:

Well, you can always go back to FSX/P3D and run default scenery. That will impress you for sure!

:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

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57 minutes ago, jymp said:

Did, wasn't impressed

Wow. You did really add a lot of value to this thread.

@Thomas: Very nice shot!

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Excellent capture Thomas!  I agree, P3d does not compare visually to X-plane 11.

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17 hours ago, Steve Dra said:

I agree its very real looking except for one fact....the 105 running parallel to it should have bumper-to-bumper traffic on it to complete the feel or realism. hehe.

Yep, a major limitation and immersion killer of XP right now.

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P3D is my main sim of choice but X11 does have better stock scenery and airports. One thing about X11 that draws me back time and time again is the lighting. In P3D your lights do not really shine on anything.

Go to any larger P3D airport and when in the gate the overhead building lights are on but your plane's exterior is almost black having no light shed on it. Now go to that same situation in X11 and the building lights (and all lights) actually shed light on nearby objects like your plane. 

I sometimes go into X11 and set up and evening or night situation where my airliner is at the gate in a large airport and just sit and watch as the lights from the moving service vehicles light up the plane and other objects they approach. Best light show in any sim!

P3D claims a new lighting system is in the works and I hope it turns out to be just like the one in X11.

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I also really like the XP11 demo, but I also feel like @Piotr007

I would need some good planes. The IGEX 737 is nice, but too "old" for me personally. The A350 was my hope, but what I read it has some major drawbacks...

 

Well, in my eyes the engine of XP is really great and I guess I will switch someday. But not at the moment :-)

 

When you come from P3D and you are NOT impressed by the standard XP - then something is wrong with your eyes :-)

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There's a lot more than just visual candy to make a good sim.

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8 minutes ago, swiesma said:

I would need some good planes. The IGEX 737 is nice, but too "old" for me personally. The A350 was my hope, but what I read it has some major drawbacks...

There are some great planes, but you have to understand that through the Beta Phase, LR was "up and down" with their fixes, fixing one thing broke another, and so on and so forth, so the developers took a stance of waiting until XP11 went final to release patches and upgrades.  I have the FF767 and A350 and both are still in the hangar until updates are available that address all of the long-standing issues.

The A350 is a fantastic aircraft, when it works.  In XP10, it's fine, it's the updates that need worked out for XP11 that is taking time.

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10 minutes ago, Boomer said:

There's a lot more than just visual candy to make a good sim.

Yes you are correct and that is why I like both P3D and X11. If I want to fly with deep and realistic procedures I fly P3D 747 but if I want to fly with beautiful scenery and lighting and not go so deep I fly X11.  Best of both worlds.

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14 minutes ago, Boomer said:

There's a lot more than just visual candy to make a good sim.

Not every simmer is a magenta line follower. X-Plane adoption is skyrocketing, so it must have something good. :wink:

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Another thing about X11 is the scenery that is free that rivals payware (Mr X). Also the payware scenery does not seem overpriced as I just bought Innsbruck for X11 for 18 bucks but holding off on Insbruck Orbx for P3D because it is 40 bucks. The X11 payware Innsbruck looks good, almost as good as the Orbx version. 

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2 hours ago, swiesma said:

I would need some good planes. The IGEX 737 is nice, but too "old" for me personally. The A350 was my hope, but what I read it has some major drawbacks...

I spent a lot of years in FSX and while it has some great airliners it also has some horrible ones. I find the X-plane ones right in between. A bit lighter then PMDG stuff, but what they did implement works. And that works out even better for me because PMDG is probably (for me) overkill and getting too expensive. The FF 767 is very nice. I also like the JAR A330.

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I am almost certain that I will switch / use XP11 soon... I really hope that the interesting addons will also be available for XP11, like for example the PMDG stuff.

I am one of the "magenta line followers" (I hope you didn't mean this as negative as it sounds). And for this, XP is not really on par with P3D. I really WANT to have the XP engine and I can understand everyone who already uses XP - but I cannot understand these comments towards people who still do not have all they need in XP.

 

To be honest - I hate this fanb*y cr*p. They are both good simulators, both with up and downsides. And in my eyes with the future in XP just because of the newer engine.

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