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I'm not sure who's been following FT lately but LAS has been on their map for a bit.  After Haneda was pulled due to another developer working on it, ATL became the latest pin on their map.  As a Delta guy myself, this would be awesome!  Imaginesim ATL wasn't too bad and I had ok performance but getting FT type performance at ATL would be amazing and a first day buy for me. 

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This are real good news. Long waiting for ATL. I've tried the ImagineSim version several times but was never happy with it.

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For the love of God why do these developers rehash the same airports..there atlanta 2016 for God's sake.  I know it's all about money.   Mo more big airports please that already have been done 

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KATL is my home airport, so I'm thrilled with this news.  These guys do amazing work.

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20 minutes ago, tooting said:

For the love of God why do these developers rehash the same airports..there atlanta 2016 for God's sake.  I know it's all about money.   Mo more big airports please that already have been done 

I have to tend to agree. There are plenty of secondary airports that could use some love. My home airport of MKE is in desperate need of being done by someone. I have literally thought of changing careers and trying to become a scenery developer just to do it myself lol. I mean tropical sim did OMA and I don't see how that is any more or less popular than MKE

 

Back on topic, it will be nice to have the good performance from FT on ATL. While Imaginesim has come a long way visually IMO, they still tend to be a performance hog

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Well, I believe it is about time we finally have a 5 star developer producing a much needed KATL. 

Hat's off to FlyTampa for deciding to create KATL.  It would not hurt my feelings at all if they elected to do KDTW, either. 

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Just now, beechcaptain said:

Well, I believe it is about time we finally have a 5 star developer producing a much needed KATL. 

Hat's off to FlyTampa for deciding to create KATL.  It would not hurt my feelings at all if they elected to do KDTW, either. 

Sunskyjet is working on what looks to be an awesome DTW.  It'll be freeware (well donationware as they put it) to boot.  It's been in progress for quite some time but hopefully will be released in the near future.  This year has certainly been good and I'm hoping that continues with long awaited projects such as DTW, Aerosoft CRJ/A330, etc.  

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7 minutes ago, sfgiants13 said:

Sunskyjet is working on what looks to be an awesome DTW.  It'll be freeware (well donationware as they put it) to boot.  It's been in progress for quite some time but hopefully will be released in the near future.  This year has certainly been good and I'm hoping that continues with long awaited projects such as DTW, Aerosoft CRJ/A330, etc.  

Last week they released night lighting previews. I can't wait for this one.

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in one week alone.

 

dd did JFK  already done

flytampa ATL  already done

Orbx Bilbao already done

all we need now is aerosoft barcelona and fsdreamteam Manchester then we have loads of copies of the same airport... oh wait a sec.,,,

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Everything about KATL is boring to me. The airport itself is the most mundane, boring design imaginable. The area is boring. It's really heavy on FPS.

I much more enjoy mid-size airports in interesting places that will also run smoothly (which I'll give Orbx credit for doing a lot of).

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A better Delta hub would be KDTW.. they still fly B744s out of there and if I had an airport to look at I'd love to fly some of those old NWA routes.

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6 minutes ago, downscc said:

A better Delta hub would be KDTW.. they still fly B744s out of there and if I had an airport to look at I'd love to fly some of those old NWA routes.

DTW almost done, scroll through latest pics: https://m.facebook.com/sunskyjet

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37 minutes ago, bonchie said:

Everything about KATL is boring to me. The airport itself is the most mundane, boring design imaginable. The area is boring. It's really heavy on FPS.

I much more enjoy mid-size airports in interesting places that will also run smoothly (which I'll give Orbx credit for doing a lot of).

I grew up near the Atlanta airport and could watch planes take-off when I was a kid. Before 911 I use to go and hang out at the  different concourses and watch the planes. Even now when I visit the area I go spotting from time to time. The Delta museum is nice and they now have a 747-400 on display. The area is not boring. Have you even spent there is real life? And I don't mean passing through catching a connection or virtually? 

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Remember Voychez who did those FSZone1 Rhode Island zone (4 airports) and FSZone2 Portland zone (4 airports) for FS9? We need those kinds of zones.. These Mega airports are good..but we have them already...

 

But I understand folks from Atlanta being excited for FT doing KATL. Although I have KDFW by FSDT (dated now), I too would be thrilled  if FT does it. But if folks not from Dallas are not too thrilled about it, I would understand that as well

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I'm ecstatic about it. This is now my most anticipated addon that I am looking forward to with FT KLAS and Flightbeam KPDX right behind it. If the Level D 757 comes out it will be Delta domestic flying heaven. 

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Plenty of airports in Asia/Africa that haven't had a single rendition yet here we are, another US airport that has already been done before being done again. You folks in the US are really spoiled for choice now!

I think I just have to accept that the maximum possible profits will only come from US or European airports but it would be nice to see some other area being covered by top notch devs. Heck, just give me a FlyTampa Dubai v2 and I'll be happy!

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I agree I mentioned something about developers all doing the same airports on another website and almost got killed by the moderator for that but I don't think that I am wrong for expressing my opinion. Are world is huge why continue making the same airports? I will admit I'll buy anything Fly Tampa but still feel like I'd rather have them rework say KBUF than do another ATL.

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1 hour ago, Manny said:

Remember Voychez who did those FSZone1

Close.

It was Vauchez aka Stephane Lepagne and it was FlightZone.

His Portland package was one of my favorite FS9 series ever. Well that and when FT came out with St. Marteen that included SABA and St Bart's.

Too bad he left the scene and never converted those packages to FSX as was promised.

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I have a list of airports as long as my arm that I'd like to see.  On the other hand, it's Atlanta, it needs some real respect.  Dare I say that, for once, I'm okay with a dev making another version of that airport...especially if they can do a bit of the city and the giant visual landmark, Stone Mountain.

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1 minute ago, sbague1 said:

I agree I mentioned something about developers all doing the same airports on another website and almost got killed by the moderator for that but I don't think that I am wrong for expressing my opinion. Are world is huge why continue making the same airports? I will admit I'll buy anything Fly Tampa but still feel like I'd rather have them rework say KBUF than do another ATL.

Well the good thing about some developers redoing existing airports is that a lot of times the newer versions of done by a good developer like FT, come out better and perform better than the older, existing versions.

KATL in all its makeovers from IS have never looked that good to me or performed very wel, so in this case I am glad FT has stepped in to do it. Frankly I'd been hoping that FSDT or FB would do KATL since their airports generally perform better than FT large airports for me, but I'll buy the FT KATL the first day so I can bin my IS version for good.

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I live in the Caribbean so I would love to see one of the big names in airport scenery take on Grantley Adams International airport in Barbados(TBPB). 

Atlanta is great and all but I have enough North American airports at the moment...I would like to see a few other regions get some attention. Africa, South America and Central America could use some FlyTampa quality airports. North America and Europe have more than enough airports to choose from.

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The one I have been waiting for is Cancun. Tropicalsim did it years ago and kept releasing the same, yet slightly updated version. The newest version is far below the standards they currently have.

AMS did a version that had promise but the group went under before they were able to get the bugs out of the scenery.

More recently AirDailyX reported that someone secret is working on it but they are waiting for construction on the airport to end. Good lock with that. They airport has been under construction for 12 years.

It would be amazing If someone could do the airport along with the hotel zone justice. 

Nice vid of a departure from Cancun: 

 

 

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I'm sure it will be a masterpiece, just like all of their other work (of which I own many).  However, like some others in this thread I'm not super excited to see a duplicate ATL.  In my opinion the latest Imaginesim version is pretty good.

Cancun and Seoul stand out to me as two major airports desperately needing a high quality payware rendition ahead of a duplicate effort.

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