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Awesome, and I really hope that this airport is really P3D v4 compliant. After reading Robert Randazzo's post from the PMDG forum about some developers just taking shortcuts just to get their products to install into P3D v4 without adhering to LM's SDK is causing performance issues with dynamic lighting and such.

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5 minutes ago, captain420 said:

Awesome, and I really hope that this airport is really P3D v4 compliant. After reading Robert Randazzo's post from the PMDG forum about some developers just taking shortcuts just to get their products to install into P3D v4 without adhering to LM's SDK is causing performance issues with dynamic lighting and such.

I highly doubt Flightbeam would take such shortcuts.  They have a pretty good reputation in the sim community and probably do not want to jeopardize that.

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I just installed it and took a quick look in 3.4 and it is incredible. On a flight to KMSP as we speak. Very detailed and FPS friendly.

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45 minutes ago, DylanC said:

I highly doubt Flightbeam would take such shortcuts.  They have a pretty good reputation in the sim community and probably do not want to jeopardize that.

It appears as though it is not totally SDK compliant yet. The installer still points to the P3Dv4 root directory. Also if you are poking around in the new Flightbeam Manager (which is very very nice by the way), under FAQ > Installing - it states that at this time it is not yet possible to customize the installation location.

Edit: The installer adds KMSP to the simulator via the documents folder and it's add-on.xml. Although the installer still puts the scenery files in the root foler.

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Picking up KMSP along with KDEN and KIAD at the same time.

Will have a lot of joy! Just need the NGX and FSL A320 and I'm ready to roll!

Hoang Le

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Anyone else experiencing really slow ground texture loading? I was just exploring around in the default R22 and noticed that just the grassy areas (not the 3D grass) were staying blurry until I got right over top of them. Other than that, it looks absolutely stunning, and performance is great too!.

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1 hour ago, 777200lrf said:

Once the NGX comes out the perfect airport to fly to.

Yep that and the fslabs bus will make for some great delta flying.

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22 minutes ago, Hoang said:

Picking up KMSP along with KDEN and KIAD at the same time.

Will have a lot of joy! Just need the NGX and FSL A320 and I'm ready to roll!

Hoang Le

I'm hoping for a 4th of July sale for the older products.  I already have KIAD...tough on performance but it's one of my favorites.

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I've been waiting  for KMSP for a while. I'm looking forward right now for a flight with it in P3d V4. The only drawback is I'm accumulating  a large number of developer-specific add-on  managers.

EDIT: I just want to add that the dynamic lighting is beautifully done, even though it knocked off easily 15-20 fps, so if one doesn't mind running at 20-25 fps, it's worth it. My GTX 1080 is running almost pinned at 98-100% while on the ground at KMSP.

"You're gonna need a bigger boat (GPU)." Now when does the GTX 1180 come out again?

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Why isn't there's a trial that we can download for this airport? 

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2 hours ago, Gregg_Seipp said:

I'm hoping for a 4th of July sale for the older products.  I already have KIAD...tough on performance but it's one of my favorites.

Are they going to have the sale on that date? What was their sale last year?
Thanks for the info!

 

9 minutes ago, captain420 said:

Why isn't there's a trial that we can download for this airport? 

That's one disadvantage of leaving Couatl, no trial/demo version.

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43 minutes ago, Hoang said:

Are they going to have the sale on that date? What was their sale last year?
Thanks for the info!

 

That's one disadvantage of leaving Couatl, no trial/demo version.

IMHO a demo is not needed. FB quality control is the best. How many patches will you find in their web site ? Not many. And any that are there are to correct Orbx blending. KMSP has been blended for Orbx at release.

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I agree, FB sceneries are by far my favorites.  I just wish they had more airports.  MSP will make a lovely and long-awaited addition to my route network.  Now only if someone would actually produce and release a KORD scenery instead of talking and talking and talking about it coming down the pike...

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2 hours ago, dal330200 said:

 Now only if someone would actually produce and release a KORD scenery instead of talking and talking and talking about it coming down the pike...

FSDT is working on ORD which will be native to v4. Umberto mentioned to me that it is months away so we'll have to wait.

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9 hours ago, Travelling_Wilbury said:

Go get it

Amazing stuff added to the Flightbeam collection :-)

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5 hours ago, Hoang said:

Are they going to have the sale on that date? What was their sale last year?
Thanks for the info!

 

That's one disadvantage of leaving Couatl, no trial/demo version.

Pretty sure they had one on the 4th last year...around 30% off.  KMSP won't be on sale but older ones should be.  I've been waiting for a good sale to pick up KDEN.  It's not much of a mixed use airport (which I prefer) but I've been flying more heavy metal again so there is that.

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Can anyone that has this scenery, or indeed ORBX check the spring textures. Mine seem to be very bland/brown at spring for some reason. Almost weird looking... Summer seems fine.. thanks.

Ok, looks like i'm getting snow textures in Spring at Minneapolis? Weird, i'm sure that isn't right... if anyone else can check this? Other regions seem fine.. thanks

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So glad they got rid of that Addon Manager malware. They'll be making a few more sales now. :smile:

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3 hours ago, thepilot said:

So glad they got rid of that Addon Manager malware. They'll be making a few more sales now. :smile:

http://flightbeam.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2494

Of course, same as with our Addon Manager, is NOT their fault or a problem with their new Manager. The fault it's *always* something wrong in the user configuration or the "real" malware, which nowadays are firewall and antivirus, which cause more problems to legit software than real viruses.

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3 hours ago, thepilot said:

So glad they got rid of that Addon Manager malware. They'll be making a few more sales now. :smile:

 

Holy Christ, people! If you cannot use your own Anti-virus Software that you're buying and don't read FAQ, it's rather your own problem, I guess..

 

Never has any problems with Coatle.exe and FSDT products. Once you have exclusions' areas set correctly in your AV, you're done! Nothing more is needed at this point. Also, keep in mind that most of FS Modules are recognized as "malware". 

 

Bottom Line - Learn how to use AV you have installed

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3 hours ago, stripealipe said:

Can anyone that has this scenery, or indeed ORBX check the spring textures. Mine seem to be very bland/brown at spring for some reason. Almost weird looking... Summer seems fine.. thanks.

Ok, looks like i'm getting snow textures in Spring at Minneapolis? Weird, i'm sure that isn't right... if anyone else can check this? Other regions seem fine.. thanks

:laugh: You've never been to Minneapolis in real life during "spring" have you?  Snow storms are common in March and April, have seen them in May several times personally over the years.  

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Great airport, as you would expect from flightbeam.  I can confirm I also saw a significant fps drop with dynamic lighting, from around 40fps to 15fps as the time progressed from day light to dusk and all of the airport lights turned on.

Doing my inaugural flight right now, MSP-YYZ in a 717, looking forward to many more to and from MSP!

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36 minutes ago, regis9 said:

  I can confirm I also saw a significant fps drop with dynamic lighting, from around 40fps to 15fps as the time progressed from day light to dusk and all of the airport lights turned on.

 

It's the dusk that's tolling our systems, I hope LM can address this somehow because even on my high end rig I get a pretty significant drop in frame no matter where I am in the world.

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