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Nice! We need something like this, even if it's an interim step for whatever Laminar is planning in the future. 

Next obvious question: is it compatible with the new HD v4 scenery mesh? 

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22 minutes ago, Paraffin said:

Nice! We need something like this, even if it's an interim step for whatever Laminar is planning in the future. 

Next obvious question: is it compatible with the new HD v4 scenery mesh? 

Yes! It will work with the v4 mesh..

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45 minutes ago, jspahn said:

Yes! It will work with the v4 mesh..

Sold! 

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46 minutes ago, jspahn said:

Yes! It will work with the v4 mesh..

Awesome! Post some more eye candy please !

 

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3 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

Finally!

I suppose I'll have to stop using Ortho though - tradeoffs in life!

Oh well.. but think of all the disk space you'll free up!

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Now this is a big if but I'd like to collaborate with ortho2xp in the future along with third party airport designers...

It's definitely new ground and one I want to grow for the sake of the community...

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1 hour ago, jspahn said:

Now this is a big if but I'd like to collaborate with ortho2xp in the future along with third party airport designers...

It's definitely new ground and one I want to grow for the sake of the community...

This looks terrific, can you provide more information please?  Will it work with every weather engine or does it require a specific one?  Do airports need to be specifically modified to use it? Will the seasons adjust to correct location/hemisphere?

Many thanks

 

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Looks great. I remember when this was first teased a few years back. Looking forward to it's release.

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7 hours ago, jspahn said:

Yes! It will work with the v4 mesh..

Yes, many users still  don't understand or know it ... but let me very shortly sum it up:

  • HD Mesh Scenery v4 (or any mesh scenery from me) is "simply" a vastly improved version of the default scenery. So, it only changes the underlying geometry data (mesh structure, overlay data)
  • HD Mesh Scenery v4 (or any mesh scenery from me) does NOT need or bring along any extra textures or artwork! It completely relies on the default artwork set coming with XP11 ...

Thus, if TerraMAXX works with modifying the default texture set (which it quite obviously does, otherwise it won't work with default scenery either) then it also fully works with any mesh scenery coming from me (including HD Mesh Scenery v4).

 

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10 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

Finally!

I suppose I'll have to stop using Ortho though - tradeoffs in life!

I mainly fly in California, and I'm not trading off my orthos, but it's understandable for people who want to see snowy landscapes in winter.

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Oh, I was wondering what happened to this seasons project. Finally, I can fly in Alaska in the snow :cool:

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Considering Laminar is not looking in implementing seasonal textures in XP11's run I'm very excited for this.

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Coupled with the new HD mesh this should bring a significant improvement to scenery representation in XP11. In theory, it should be rather easy to use lc-based scenery and orthos alternatingly by activating/de-activating ortho-related entries in the scenery cfg.

For instance, I have all my orthos on a seperate HDD. If I unplug it and start the sim, it deletes all ortho related entries from the scenery cfg by itself and reverts back to default scenery. (If I plug the HDD in again, I have to add all those entries to the scenery cfg, but that's the only nuisance.)

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40 minutes ago, domae001 said:

Coupled with the new HD mesh this should bring a significant improvement to scenery representation in XP11. In theory, it should be rather easy to use lc-based scenery and orthos alternatingly by activating/de-activating ortho-related entries in the scenery cfg.

For instance, I have all my orthos on a seperate HDD. If I unplug it and start the sim, it deletes all ortho related entries from the scenery cfg by itself and reverts back to default scenery. (If I plug the HDD in again, I have to add all those entries to the scenery cfg, but that's the only nuisance.)

You could also get rid of that small nuisance by starting X-Plane in a batch file. Before starting X-Plane.exe check the presence of drive volume E (for example)

 If Drive Volume E exists , copy scenery_packs.ini containing Ortho entires to Custom Scenery folder, start X-Plane.  I use this method already for a few things.

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Cool, thanks for the tipps! Then it's basically a seemless transition between an ortho-based and an lc-based scenery, I guess.

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After all those years flying one-seasoned X-Plane, I think it's looking really strange with that snow covered landscape. :happy: I think I would really need to adjust to this...

But X-Plane definitely needs seasons (even better if it had those out of the box) if it wants to attract more people.

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There're already some passable freeware solutions for seasonal textures and autogen but if this offers something over those then I'm in.

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Is this texture or particle based? Also, is it just for winter or will all the seasons be modelled?

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Looking at those screen shots it looks like there are 4 seasons modelled but two of them seem to be snowy and I can't thing of many places that look like those that have snow for 50 percent of the year. If the price is right I'll have it though until orbx hurry up and get over here.

Chris

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