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2017 and still very much the same old same old. I certainly hope they worked on improving the performance of the sim as whole because on the face of it, it doesn't look any different than what we have already, including the flat runways which was a popular feature request. Lets hope they got rid of the texture popping at least.

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The terrain in those shots is a bit unimpressive.  But, my copy will be free, so I'm happy to check it out.  

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I like what I see:

- I like the scenery

- I like the colours

- I like the Weather visuals

- I like the aircraft inside and out...

Probably my problem only ? But I really like it .

 

 

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Looks pretty good to me. :cool:

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Its been over 10 years, but DTG SOMEHOW manages to take us right back to square 1.

You lot really know how to work that simulator magic don't you?

 

 

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4 hours ago, Chock said:

Looks pretty good to me. :cool:

Specially considering they are the default textures.

   

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Lighting doesn't look too bad, there's some atmospheric scattering going on too.  Would like too see some god rays and other modern effects implemented.  Unfortunately the scenery in the distance still looks blurry, something that xplane has been able to do much better for years.  It would be a shame if they still use the old way of fsx loading scenery textures.

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New preview image! (ignore the writing on the lower left)

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Need to see more screenshots, but solely based on those viewed so far, FSW will need ORBX Vector and OLC for starters. I sincerely hope that ORBX will be supporting FSW after early access, and not just be providing Global textures for the FSW base.

 

Speaking of screenshots, it's been a week since the announcement, and my understanding is FSW is set for release on the 18th. I hope that more shots and perhaps a video or two are coming soon from DTG...

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40 minutes ago, Pilot53 said:

Lighting doesn't look too bad, there's some atmospheric scattering going on too.  Would like too see some god rays and other modern effects implemented.  Unfortunately the scenery in the distance still looks blurry, something that xplane has been able to do much better for years.  It would be a shame if they still use the old way of fsx loading scenery textures.

Hmmmm, I haven't had XP for very long but the scenery was the main disappointment for me in Xplane 11.  The scenery in the distance was always fogged out and misty and the up close scenery looked to have very flat contrast and appeared cartoony ( that was with sliders all the way to the right ).  The default planes were extremely well done and the sim performed smoothly but IMO FSX with orbyx produces way better scenery.  I know lots of people in forums and in youtube comments were lavishing praise upon XP11 scenery but that wasn't my experience :blink:.

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10 minutes ago, philphy42 said:

Hmmmm, I haven't had XP for very long but the scenery was the main disappointment for me in Xplane 11.  The scenery in the distance was always fogged out and misty and the up close scenery looked to have very flat contrast and appeared cartoony ( that was with sliders all the way to the right ).  The default planes were extremely well done and the sim performed smoothly but IMO FSX with orbyx produces way better scenery.  I know lots of people in forums and in youtube comments were lavishing praise upon XP11 scenery but that wasn't my experience :blink:.

Not trying to get into a platform fight here, but since the topic has been brought up... :happy:

Here's a link to a YouTube clip of a very low-level flight over Innsbruck in XP11 for comparison. This is default OSM-generated scenery, on top of user-generated orthophoto base. I think it's also using Reshade to adjust the fog. All of this is free, no payware here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX4Nya-5JYo

Here's what payware scenery looks like. Notice the individual light sources, a default feature for all scenery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04m0afItKsM&t=194s

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My expectations based on what I've seen so far of screenshots of FSW and that brief intro video, is that they probably haven't figured out how to deal with blurred terrain in the distance. But that won't matter to everyone. The one thing I hope they're able to work on is pop-in, because that does break immersion.

I'm going to buy the Early Access when it's released. What I've seen so far won't wean me from XP11 as my main flight sim, but it would be nice to fly in a few areas with seasonal changes, and I'm curious about how it looks and flies in heavy weather. That's not exactly a strong point in X-Plane.

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Mind not blown yet. Happy with FSX:SE and thankful to DTG for giving me a version that works on my Windows 7 craptop (was one of the unlucky one's who's boxed Gold Accel wouldn't install and run).

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58 minutes ago, Murmur said:

New preview image! (ignore the writing on the lower left)

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It is standard these days !   and will be for another 30 years.

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13 minutes ago, Paraffin said:

Not trying to get into a platform fight here, but since the topic has been brought up... :happy:

I hereby declare that the various flightsim "platforms" shall from now on be referred to a "soap boxes".

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25 minutes ago, jabloomf1230 said:

I hereby declare that the various flightsim "platforms" shall from now on be referred to a "soap boxes".

Well, Avsim is something like a town square for us flight sim addicts. So maybe that fits. :biggrin:

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49 minutes ago, Paraffin said:

Not trying to get into a platform fight here, but since the topic has been brought up... :happy:

Here's a link to a YouTube clip of a very low-level flight over Innsbruck in XP11 for comparison. This is default OSM-generated scenery, on top of user-generated orthophoto base. I think it's also using Reshade to adjust the fog. All of this is free, no payware here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX4Nya-5JYo

Here's what payware scenery looks like. Notice the individual light sources, a default feature for all scenery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04m0afItKsM&t=194s

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My expectations based on what I've seen so far of screenshots of FSW and that brief intro video, is that they probably haven't figured out how to deal with blurred terrain in the distance. But that won't matter to everyone. The one thing I hope they're able to work on is pop-in, because that does break immersion.

I'm going to buy the Early Access when it's released. What I've seen so far won't wean me from XP11 as my main flight sim, but it would be nice to fly in a few areas with seasonal changes, and I'm curious about how it looks and flies in heavy weather. That's not exactly a strong point in X-Plane.

Hi im thinking of buying XP11 , im  dont know how to do this Ortho scenery , so can one download it ready made and all i have to do is place it in the xplane scenery folder or something , is it easy like that?

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5 hours ago, KavindaJD said:

Its been over 10 years, but DTG SOMEHOW manages to take us right back to square 1.

You lot really know how to work that simulator magic don't you?

 

 

DTG has only been working on it for less than 3 years, and there are definitely some graphical improvements. Not to mention, performance should be better, too.

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23 minutes ago, fsxkitty said:

DTG has only been working on it for less than 3 years, and there are definitely some graphical improvements. Not to mention, performance should be better, too.

I would not hold my breath. DTG also managed to screw it up with Train Sim World. And that has a modern engine. That debacle and their store policy will have me looking from the side lines for now

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This looks like crap. It's like P3D with the carenado Malibú. Yes I like the rain effects but so far it's the only thing I like. 

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1 hour ago, XMAN said:

Hi im thinking of buying XP11 , im  dont know how to do this Ortho scenery , so can one download it ready made and all i have to do is place it in the xplane scenery folder or something , is it easy like that?

No, it's not ready made, which is why it's free. :biggrin:

But it's easy to do yourself from free online data sources, and then using the free program that does this. Head over to the X-Plane forum here for more info.

Also, full disclosure:

I don't like this orthophoto approach to scenery, because part of my flying is helicopters and I need more texture on the ground when landing off-airport. So I just use the default landclass terrain and OSM overlay. But you would still see all those buildings, roads, trees, and the surrounding terrain like mountains in XP11. The orthophoto just adds things like the river water color and the football field, that would be landclass tiles in default scenery.

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1 hour ago, Paraffin said:

Well, Avsim is something like a town square for us flight sim addicts. So maybe that fits. :biggrin:

Maybe the word bandwagon would even be a better substitute, since it's fairly easy to off of a bandwagon.

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9 hours ago, XMAN said:

Hi im thinking of buying XP11 , im  dont know how to do this Ortho scenery , so can one download it ready made and all i have to do is place it in the xplane scenery folder or something , is it easy like that?

 

If you like photorealistic scenery - well - XP is top of the class without any question asked go to :

http://zonephoto.x-plane.fr/Cartes.php

Europe at zoom 17 - available for free !  divided in tiles; and you place each downloaded tile into the xplane custom scenery folder; work either in xplane 10 or 11.

ahhh - there is even custom autogen available at:

http://simheaven.com/

and if you want to make it on your own for an area of your choice here is the tool:

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/29120-ortho4xp/

i think you will have enough for the moment.

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So funny how the FSW announcement and some screenshots brings all the X-Plane ###### out of the woodwork, trying to justify their choice of sim with links to videos and free tools etc.  They seem awfully defensive to me. Perhaps FSW is a threat?

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