Sesquashtoo

XP11 is simply the best...

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I have paired down my excess FPS by utilizing all features, and to give me pretty constant 30 FPS.

XP11 is fabulous now...and here I am just off the north coast of Lake Erie, heading towards Toronto Island Airport....

I've got everything in a sim I could  want...authentic scenery via self-generated high zl ortho, great FPS, smooth animation, and a great load of sky to fly through!

The screenshot details come out much better, if you view the pics, by left clicking twice on each screenshot, to bring up the maximum view size....

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Very nice. I recently moved over to XP11  and am enjoying it. It appears to be a superior rendering engine compared to FSX/P3D. I can fly around NY in the JarDesign A330 with complete fluidity. Terrain features and landclass are organized much better too. And the night lighting/environment... geez...

Need to track down some ReShade settings (and v3.0.4 since the newer versions are apparently not playing nice with XP) and also waiting for HiFi's weather engine.

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1 minute ago, garrett_frank said:

Very nice. I recently moved over to XP11  and am enjoying it. It appears to be a superior rendering engine compared to FSX/P3D. I can fly around NY in the JarDesign A330 with complete fluidity. Terrain features and landclass are organized much better too. And the night lighting/environment... geez...

Yes, this can't be beat...my P3D time has been greatly reduced per month.

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Hi Sesquashtoo

I am not sure if your into tube liners, have you had a chance to check out the new fmod sound in the zobo default modified 737 800? 

The plane is quite PDMG but it get there but sound is incredible.   

Those image really look great. I temped to do my own since I am just on the west side of Lake Michigan.

Bob

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22 minutes ago, BobFS88 said:

Hi Sesquashtoo

I am not sure if your into tube liners, have you had a chance to check out the new fmod sound in the zobo default modified 737 800? 

The plane is quite PDMG but it get there but sound is incredible.   

Those image really look great. I temped to do my own since I am just on the west side of Lake Michigan.

Bob

Yessir!   I also fly that MOD...great sounds...great mod...

I am more though, into G.A. and 3,500 ASL, to enjoy the details of my ortho, than at the nose-bleed FL's, lol!

I do though, enjoy taking one up on occasion!:happy:

Bob...trust me...you generate the entire Great Lakes Basin at zl17/19/2, and you won't want to fly over anything else...ever....ever....

I'm no longer using overlays for daylight flights, as I have found that they mask tremendous detail, that is actually in the ortho sat capture.  Totally masks out very detailed and complex suburbs, commercial blocks, forests...very much so. I now fly as you see here, in full ortho-display splendor. When I take a dusk or night flight, I simply throw my Overlay short cut back into the Custom Scenery Folder, and on the next flight, I have all my Overlays back for streetlights, animated cars...etc. I flip back and forth with ease, since with the way Ortho4XP does its magic.  The best of both worlds...pristine high res ortho, or the same but with an overlay. All good! 

BI(ng) as the sat source will give you great detail...as you see here.

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Hi Sesquashtoo

Wonderful, I agree, X-Plane 11 is the best of the best!

 

João Alfredo

 

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2 hours ago, Sesquashtoo said:

The screenshot details come out much better, if you view the pics, by left clicking twice on each screenshot, to bring up the maximum view size....

 

Is that X-Enviro or default clouds?

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13 minutes ago, FlyBaby said:

Is that X-Enviro or default clouds?

I have x-enviro, but recently I've been enjoying the default clouds. They look really nice now.

 

What are all those white specs in the lake in the last picture?

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1 hour ago, Sesquashtoo said:

Yessir!   I also fly that MOD...great sounds...great mod...

I am more though, into G.A. and 3,500 ASL, to enjoy the details of my ortho, than at the nose-bleed FL's, lol!

I do though, enjoy taking one up on occasion!:happy:

Bob...trust me...you generate the entire Great Lakes Basin at zl17/19/2, and you won't want to fly over anything else...ever....ever....

I'm no longer using overlays for daylight flights, as I have found that they mask tremendous detail, that is actually in the ortho sat capture.  Totally masks out very detailed and complex suburbs, commercial blocks, forests...very much so. I now fly as you see here, in full ortho-display splendor. When I take a dusk or night flight, I simply throw my Overlay short cut back into the Custom Scenery Folder, and on the next flight, I have all my Overlays back for streetlights, animated cars...etc. I flip back and forth with ease, since with the way Ortho4XP does its magic.  The best of both worlds...pristine high res ortho, or the same but with an overlay. All good! 

BI(ng) as the sat source will give you great detail...as you see here.

That's instresting

I just might just try that especially along the west coast of Michigan are the St Joseph up to Traverse city. I like to capture the towns along the cost.

Bob

 

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11 minutes ago, exodus1977 said:

What are all those white specs in the lake in the last picture?

I think its a bunch of sail boats and some other types.

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1 minute ago, CarlosF said:

I think its a bunch of sail boats and some other types.

Interesting. Freeware on the .org?

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1 minute ago, exodus1977 said:

Interesting. Freeware on the .org?

Not really sure, it may be freeware as I haven't seen that many stock, I could be wrong, lets see if Ses chimes in.

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Yep, those appear to be sailboats. I like seeing autogen sailboats where you'd normally see them, but that's a wee bit of overkill (IMO). :happy: 

Especially the big ones with three masts! That's a rather special item, and only shows up in any quantity at tall-ship regattas and festivals. 

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Your eyesight may be better than mine, but I'm not seeing three masted ships.  What I think you're seeing is a ketch or yawl rig with a jib or genoa flying.  That makes three sails, but not three masts.  

Very nice scenery, Ses.  I may have to do the Great Lakes after I finish the New England coast up to Newfoundland.  

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How'd you get your tree overlays so accurate? Mine are all over the place and often in places they shouldn't be. In your shots, it looks like they are following the ortho perfectly.

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28 minutes ago, Griphos said:

Your eyesight may be better than mine, but I'm not seeing three masted ships.  What I think you're seeing is a ketch or yawl rig with a jib or genoa flying.  That makes three sails, but not three masts.  

I dunno, it looks to me like the foremast is set too far back on the hull if it's just two masts. I think that model is a three-masted gaff rigged schooner, especially considering the size of the hull relative to the other boats, but I could be wrong. We need Ses to fly lower so we can settle this.  :biggrin:

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You've chosen to ignore content by Sesquashtoo. 

 

Ahhhh the bliss....🤣

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2 hours ago, FlyBaby said:

Is that X-Enviro or default clouds?

xEnviro

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2 hours ago, exodus1977 said:

I have x-enviro, but recently I've been enjoying the default clouds. They look really nice now.

 

What are all those white specs in the lake in the last picture?

They are different sorts of water craft.  Up close, they are clearly definable.  Skiffs, motorboats, run-abouts, sail craft...some bays are stuffed with them...and some, much less...

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42 minutes ago, Griphos said:

:-)

Yeah, Ses, quit flying so high!  

LOL....normally keep between 2,800 and 3,500 for most flights.

Look at the pic two threads down... a sail and a run-about.

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1 hour ago, sparkie66 said:

You've chosen to ignore content by Sesquashtoo. 

 

Ahhhh the bliss....🤣

So...you're within this thread, why?!? :biggrin:

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2 hours ago, Paraffin said:

I dunno, it looks to me like the foremast is set too far back on the hull if it's just two masts. I think that model is a three-masted gaff rigged schooner, especially considering the size of the hull relative to the other boats, but I could be wrong. We need Ses to fly lower so we can settle this.  :biggrin:

I'll do some low fly overs...to show you that they are quite detailed...all of them. Even the run-abouts have a honkin' wake aft... :)  You can see the bow slats due to fiberglass layering....

Post Edit:  Here ya go...right upon the water....:

Left click on the pic twice to bring it to full screen....

Here's one near Lyon, France...sail craft fly over on final...

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Near the mouth of the Detroit River...just east of it, on Lake Erie
 

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2 hours ago, BobFS88 said:

That's instresting

I just might just try that especially along the west coast of Michigan are the St Joseph up to Traverse city. I like to capture the towns along the cost.

Bob

 

Yep...I have all of that, the whole State of Michigan, tiles surrounding Chicago,  From Michigan, tile shoulder to tile, down to Alabama, the entire East Coast, three States West....thousands of solid uninterrruped square miles of ortho. On the West Coast, San Francisco, San Diego, coastal tiles three inward deep for Washington State, Have already taken shots of KORS! The entire Rocky Mountain chain as it sweeps south east.  The entire vacation Mexican Riviera....

I targeted tiles that had places that my wife and I have gone, by motorcycle tour, or general vacation, such as Myrtle Beach, major cities of California, Arizona, Cape Breton Island (mind blowing for a motorcycle tour!!!!) Those were the first tile generations.  In fact, because of my capturing and converting Myrtle Beach, my wife is now a serious flight simmer....that only became interested when she saw the ortho, and could immediately identify with it. I shot myself in the foot...seriously, on that gig.....before hand, she didn't much come into the Den...especially when I was 'playing' with the computer....lol.  Not so, now....ortho did me in.....

Western Europe:  Parts of France (Lyon) near the base of the Alps, and am going to grab parts of Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and some islands of Greece.

That should keep me for awhile, lol!  All will be done at zl17/19/2.

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