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Does anyone have this? I saw the promo video and the textures looked rather bland but interested in opinions from owners about graphics and fps. 

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21 minutes ago, ryanbatcund said:

And new Runway C lol!

Man I laughed and cringed at the same time when I read that!  Air Canada only...:biggrin:

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1 hour ago, warbirds said:

Does anyone have this? I saw the promo video and the textures looked rather bland but interested in opinions from owners about graphics and fps. 

I highly doubt you will be disappointed. Top shelf work.

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Thank you for posting this.  Great news.

 

Bob

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Anyone noticing a performance loss when turning on the landing lights? I'm running 8 MSAA with DL on. With either the PMDG NGX or 747 I get a ~ 10 FPS loss at night. I haven't experienced this with any other scenery.

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Yes I'm running at 4xMSAA and get around 11-14fps with all Dynamic Lights on, airport and Plane. I disabled the airport dynamic lights as I have to have them for the plane because I fly at night.

I'm hoping that LM can optimize the DL on the next release of version 4.1. It's such a big performance hit ever since v4 was released.

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6 hours ago, warbirds said:

Does anyone have this? I saw the promo video and the textures looked rather bland but interested in opinions from owners about graphics and fps. 

 I think Flightbeam make the best airports out there. The detail is mind blowing. Nobody makes better.

Buy it load it up at a gate and you with say.........WOW

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3 hours ago, Nyxx said:

 I think Flightbeam make the best airports out there. The detail is mind blowing. Nobody makes better.

Buy it load it up at a gate and you with say.........WOW

This! +1

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Installed late last night when I saw it was updated.  Took a quick tour in slew mode and everything looks pretty good.  High quality for sure.

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What I can't stand though is the small puddles of water on the taxiways and around the airport.  When I pay $30 for an airport, I want smooth taxiways and areas around the airport where my PMDG aircraft don't have to splash through large and small puddles of water! (LOL with tongue in cheek and thinking... bad joke...).

Seriously though I did get the dreaded "can't find any .dat files! Addon Manager will not run." error and I uninstalled both the FSX and the P3D version as directed before installing the new version (what?  I followed instructions?).  I understand this might mean I still have old files mixed with new files?  Still both P3D and FSX versions load to KSFO HD w/o any problems and the scenery looks great!  But the Addon Manager is no longer running.

My Fix:  Ran the FSDT Live Update program.  All is well again. 

IMHO, FlightBeam and FSDT airports are the best as they seem to consistently update/upgrade their airports constantly looking for the best renditions of their products with the latest technology (and technology is constantly changing!!).  And for free!  For me they have mostly been frame rate friendly (except KORD and KLAX) and they have lots of eye-candy that can be turned on or off.  Drzewiecki Design is doing some great stuff too and they too fix things immediately when a problem is discovered.  Thanks to all involved!!

Best regards,

Jim

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Does this airport have dynamic lighting, and if so, does it effect fps much?

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It has dynamic lighting that you can turn on/off.  If you turn it on, it will issue you a warning you need to turn it on in P3D settings and performance impact is high.

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Thanks Jim. I have it on in LOWI and it does not affect my fps but LOWI is a smaller airport.

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I just ran a test.  At night, with DL turned off, 30-35 fps looking at the airport buildings; DL turned on and looking at the airport buildings, 24 - 25 fps (totally acceptable for me).

With DL off and looking away from the airport buildings, 40-50 fps; with it on 30-35 fps looking away from the buildings.

Of course, fps is all dependent on what other settings you have made in P3D (mine are pretty high; maxed on first page of settings).  It does look nice but I can live w/o it.

Best regards,

Jim

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I followed the instructions but somehow I still get this "Trial for KSFO has ended". The scenery is still there and nothing seems to have changed, but does anyone know why I'm getting that message still?

 

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Did you follow the guidance in the 'clicky' provided by the OP.  You enter the serial number in order to download the new version.  You then install the product and you may or may not be asked to enter a serial number.  You can also try opening the FlightBeam Manager and click on Troubleshooting and run Troubleshooting.  You also want to reset it to Default.

The manual for P3DV4 indicates you go to Addon inside P3D, click on Addon Manager, FlightBeam and select KSFO HD but this will not work for P3DV4 as it uses the Add-on.xml and not the scenery.cfg.  It also shows FSX even though the manual is for P3DV4.  If you cannot get it activated, I would go into the FlightBeam Manager and click uninstall and reinstall with Admin privileges.

Best regards,

Jim

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1 hour ago, captain420 said:

I followed the instructions but somehow I still get this "Trial for KSFO has ended". The scenery is still there and nothing seems to have changed, but does anyone know why I'm getting that message still?

 

Hello Aaron, 

More than likely you still have the old KSFOHD installed. Be sure to remove any trace of the previous version. 

That message will not affect your new install though. It's just that the Addon Manager detects the old version still installed. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Jim Young said:

What I can't stand though is the small puddles of water on the taxiways and around the airport.  When I pay $30 for an airport, I want smooth taxiways and areas around the airport where my PMDG aircraft don't have to splash through large and small puddles of water! (LOL with tongue in cheek and thinking... bad joke...).

Hi Jim, 

In the Flightbeam Manager, you can just turn off puddles if you wish. 

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I know. I posted it with tongue-in-cheek (i.e., just kidding).  Thanks though for your response.

Best regards,

Jim

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Deactivated KSFO HD in the Addon Manger, installed the new version - loaded it up: WOW! What a nice airport!

 

Will fly on VATSIM now to LGA :-)

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1 hour ago, Mir // Flightbeam said:

Hi Jim, 

In the Flightbeam Manager, you can just turn off puddles if you wish. 

Not to get off topic, but since you're here... I noticed that the new SODE jetways have trouble getting low enough for RJ's like the CRJ, even at gates they should be able to (e.g. at Concourse F). I had similar trouble at the old Imaginesim KATL in the other direction, the fix I think was to make an adjustment in the limits of the simobject.

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Oh and just FYI: I have almost no FPS impact with DL on KSFO! Very nice. Good job!

 

Thanks for this wonderful airport.

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I ponder a new airport for p3dv4...this is a worthy product?

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