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Dolomites (Italy) Payware Scenery

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I just saw this amazing looking add-on is now available and the screenshots look fantastic. I must say though I am surprised at the price. It looks like a heck of a lot of work has gone into this project and I am aware of the niche side of our hobby and the limited customer base but I believe it to be a bit overpriced at 68 yo-yo's for a relatively small region. I am sure some will be happy to pay for it especially those who fly regularly in that region so it really is in the eye (or wallet) of the beholder as to what you think is 'too much'. 

Great work though and really shows the power of the X-Plane platform and the type of immersive scenery that can be produced.

https://www.fsc.it/Product.aspx?lang=ENG&ID=12e040f7-5c48-4ca7-9fb4-b019b7f3bba2&CODE=160012

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It does look really nice!  But I agree, 68 Euros is an insane price.

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considering that it is used for training sims and the pototextures look superior to the classic ortho4xp ones, the price is reasonable.  Now i am not saying it is a bargain, but the sad reality is that high res photo licenses cost a fortune and the customer has to pay that. 

High Detail 30Gb Scenery for VFR Trainig and Territory Familiarization

i would assume that it is house for house completely correct placement and used in professional enviroment. 

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On 8/8/2017 at 4:05 PM, jt8d9a said:

Which airports are included?

I think it says on the website link I included above.

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hmm i only see screenshots and videos. The scenery is sold out...whatever that means for software...

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On 12.8.2017 at 3:09 AM, jt8d9a said:

hmm i only see screenshots and videos. The scenery is sold out...whatever that means for software...

its not released yet, just put in the shop. i think they have a beta running at the moment and you can contact the developer if you want it.

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Hi all,

The scenery 3D Dolomiti  is very large,
has 63 3D mountain models and occupies 5000 sq. Km. + 4 airports and 30 Helipad and much more. ..
The expensive price is however more due to the royalties we have to pay for orthophotos at 50 cm / pixel.


I worked for orbx, the ORBX Monument Valley is my work. Price $ 15 and occupied about 500 sq. Km with 12 mountains 3D models ...(10 times smaller)

screenshots:

catinaccio13.jpgcp35.jpgImage30.jpgn1.jpgTreCime34.jpgImage52.jpg

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Hi Frank. It looks awesome and 4 airports + the HQ scenery are a good value.

How can i buy the scenery?

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Any news? Will it be also available at the XPOrg store?

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Many thanks, Frank! It looks amazing and real. Only the helipads look a little bit odd.

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On 16. 8. 2017 at 5:58 PM, dafra51 said:

Hi all,

The scenery 3D Dolomiti  is very large,
has 63 3D mountain models and occupies 5000 sq. Km. + 4 airports and 30 Helipad and much more. ..
The expensive price is however more due to the royalties we have to pay for orthophotos at 50 cm / pixel.

Hi,

I have to admit that in this case the price 68$ is favorable. Really amazing work !!! Are you planning anything next ? 

Thanks

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Hi,

Various projects, Monument Valley, Alps, Himalayas, Patagonia .... all in 3D
Only for X-Plane 11, but much will depend on the interest for the Dolomiti 3D!

 

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hmm i got an email, which said that it would be available, but it´s still sold out at the store.

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Can somebody who bught it report on the scenery and the performance.

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65 people bought it. Is there really no Avsim user who can comment on the performance?

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3 hours ago, jt8d9a said:

65 people bought it. Is there really no Avsim user who can comment on the performance?

You can read about it in my review in the next FS MAGAZIN. :D 

There's also another review by FlightDeckX here: https://flightdeckx.com/review-frank-daineses-dolomiti-3d/ To quote from it:

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this scenery can be heavy on frames, especially around the two cities Bolzano and Trento. (...) (my) settings give me at least 20 fps around Bolzano and Trento. In other areas of the scenery this gives me at least 30 fps. To get these frames I had to reduce my Antialiasing settings. With my regular settings (4x SSAA+FXAA) the scenery was unusable to me. 

I mostly agree to this. To quote from my own upcoming review (German, no time to translate this now):

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Mit meinem i5-6600 mit 3,3 GHz), einer GTX 960 mit vier GByte VRAM bei 1.920 mal 1.080 Pixeln sowie 32 GByte RAM bewegte sich die Bildrate zwischen 22 und 27 FPS, bei schnelleren Kameraschwenks sank sie für einige Sekunden unter 20 FPS. Die Objektdichte war auf „Maximum“, die Texturauflösung auf „hoch“ gestellt, HDR und SSAO waren an, Antialiasing, Szenerieschatten und Echtzeitreflexionen waren ausgeschaltet.

(My own values were measured with the AirFoilLabs C172. With more performant planes, FPS got better.)

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Many thanks, Mario! Unfortunately, i have to pay 83€ (+VAT) and i´m not sure about the scenery. It looks amazing but if i pay 83€ i want to make sure that i can really use the scenery.

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