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Orbx Global for XP announced

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Coming for XP, they just announced it in their live streaming.

It will replace default ground textures.

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If it’s not capable of seasonal textures, I could care less. Flying in NE in December, with bright green landscapes Is an immersion killer.  That’s why I dabble In X-PLANE in the summer; However, if ORBX is able to providing seasonal textures, that’s a game changer for me....

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2 hours ago, kingm56 said:

If it’s not capable of seasonal textures, I could care less. Flying in NE in December, with bright green landscapes Is an immersion killer.  That’s why I dabble In X-PLANE in the summer; However, if ORBX is able to providing seasonal textures, that’s a game changer for me....

Agreed!

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3 hours ago, kingm56 said:

If it’s not capable of seasonal textures, I could care less. Flying in NE in December, with bright green landscapes Is an immersion killer.  That’s why I dabble In X-PLANE in the summer; However, if ORBX is able to providing seasonal textures, that’s a game changer for me....

Just pretend its summer all year long 🙂 I highly doubt they will provide seasonal textures, it would look kind of funny with summer looking airports. But worry not, xenviro has dynamic snow coming soon! 

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1 hour ago, france89 said:

It won't include seasons it appears.

Perhaps with the methods used by xEnviro, we won't need seasonal textures 🙂

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1 hour ago, tonywob said:

Perhaps with the methods used by xEnviro, we won't need seasonal textures 🙂

I do not about the method of xEnviro, but if ORBX Global would come with own textures (ground and trees) for spring, summer, autumn and winter that would really be a game changer! I do not care about a replacement of the standard summer textures as usually I use ortho scenery in summer...

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3 hours ago, Cargostorm said:

I do not about the method of xEnviro, but if ORBX Global would come with own textures (ground and trees) for spring, summer, autumn and winter that would really be a game changer! I do not care about a replacement of the standard summer textures as usually I use ortho scenery in summer...

The next Xenviro will do real-time snow accumulation, even on orthophotos. Swapping textures for different reasons will soon be a thing of the past.

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27 minutes ago, carrotroot said:

The next Xenviro will do real-time snow accumulation, even on orthophotos. Swapping textures for different reasons will soon be a thing of the past.

The snow looks amazing. And I think that's Santa with his sled rushing over the runway in the mid of the video.

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1 hour ago, carrotroot said:

The next Xenviro will do real-time snow accumulation, even on orthophotos. Swapping textures for different reasons will soon be a thing of the past.

Now that is the game changer.

Texture base solution is the thing of the past. Why anyone think that texture base solution is something to be desired where you have snow on the ground before the snow comes and no accumulation after the storms leaves. It was good solution in its day of limited resources but now particle system is the future of seasonal changes and what everybody should want. 

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I’ve never been much of a fan of Orbx global textures. They may be better than FSX default, because, after all, what wouldn’t be. But they aren’t as nice as XP default textures. 

And the “accumulation” effect in that video looks awful and totally unrealistic, although the final snow cover looks fine. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Griphos said:

And the “accumulation” effect in that video looks awful and totally unrealistic,

But at least convincing enough compared to summer textures?

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I'm not too impressed with those summer shots so far. Curious what the desert textures will look like.

The xEnviro snow accumulation looks great to me. Have seen a lot of snow being as I grew up in Minnesota and resided in Flagstaff.

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33 minutes ago, Pugilist2 said:

I'm not too impressed with those summer shots so far.

 

52 minutes ago, Griphos said:

But they aren’t as nice as XP default textures. 

I think they are an improvement, but not a huge one. I don't think they should add roads to the farmland textures, because X-plane overlays all the roads onto the textures anyway, and they will mismatch the roads in the textures like they do in all non orthophoto scenery including FSX and Prepar3d. I  need to see a larger variety of landclass to really judge these. The default X-plane textures and landclass are actually surprisingly good where you see them transitioning into the ortho scenery, which I have a lot of, but I do think there is some potential for improvement, especially in farmland, desert and urban areas. Hopefully, Orbx can make enough of an improvement overall to make this a worthwhile purchase.

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I agree  turnandbank: There is so much work that needs to be done. Quite a bit is missing such as, barns, silos, other fodder storage. Rural airports need work also.Runways are not always visible in the air. You land, and nothing is there. Very well said!!!

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I think we should give them a chance to complete their product before being too negative, give them time, I think in the end ORBX will come up with something great. I have to admit I am more of a P3D user than XP, and for some reason I can't really explain, I am not a huge fan of XP default autogen (plausible word) so I am actually looking forward to see what the end product will look like. I have been enjoying True Earth GB tremendously however. The good news is that there is so much going on in both sims, 2019 is going to be a great year for us simmers!

John

 

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I'm willing to wait. In the end XP, will be superb!!!!

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17 minutes ago, Paul Deluca said:

I'm willing to wait. In the end XP, will be superb!!!!

As soon as it Snows up here. 🙂

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Oh boy I have been waiting eons for a global texture replacement for XP. Being from Orbx it will surely be a quality product and will I hope end that feeling of everywhere in XP looking like everywhere else!

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If it's by Tony, it's going to be Simply The Very Best Orbx Global possibly made available for ANY platform.

Tony, puleeeeeze, look at War Thunder, DCS and IL.2 - they need ya !  Ah!  And condorsoaring too !!!!!

Be My Santa!  Santa Tony !

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On 12/24/2018 at 2:25 AM, jcomm said:

If it's by Tony, it's going to be Simply The Very Best Orbx Global possibly made available for ANY platform.

Tony, puleeeeeze, look at War Thunder, DCS and IL.2 - they need ya !  Ah!  And condorsoaring too !!!!!

Be My Santa!  Santa Tony !

LOL...........

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I am totally looking forward to a global texture product from Orbx for X-Plane. Should make a huge difference.

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