SunDevil56

TropicalSim KMCI Kansas City

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I have and use it.  I prefer it over ImagineSim's version, which I also have.  In additon, just FYI, the Orbx world airports collection (freeware) includes a nice version as well of KMKC, the Kansas City Wheeler Downtown airport.

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I have it works fine looks decent.  They upgraded it to Prepar3d v4 so I just used the installer.

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Yup I have it, all good in 4.4

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I'd give it a 7 on a scale of 10...it's good but not great.  The SODE jetway models they use have some animation issues (the axle bar on the wheels detaches from the support struts and sort of freewheels in space when it turns).

But, I'd say it's worth 13 eurogazinks.

Regards

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I'd say it's definitely worth 13 Euro. The 2018 version is only a few months old and is P3Dv4 native. I had bought the 2015 version just a few months prior and had to pay 9 Euro to upgrade lol. As for the jetways, if you use GSX Level 2 someone made a nice jetway mod that you can get on the FSDT forums. 

Ben 

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20 minutes ago, w6kd said:

I'd give it a 7 on a scale of 10...it's good but not great.  The SODE jetway models they use have some animation issues (the axle bar on the wheels detaches from the support struts and sort of freewheels in space when it turns).

But, I'd say it's worth 13 eurogazinks.

Regards

"Eurogazinks".... lol... I love it... 🤣

Thanks for all the feedback Gents, looks like this is a pretty good one...

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I bought it, I think it’s poor 4 out of 10 the ground textures are not nice.

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13 minutes ago, Nyxx said:

I bought it, I think it’s poor 4 out of 10 the ground textures are not nice.

agree 100% with you David.

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If it wasn't on sale back in December I'd probably never pay a full price for it. Way below today's standards, which for me are really high at the moment, buying and flying in to it was a deciding factor for me to not buy anymore ported over sceneries. 

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9 hours ago, SunDevil56 said:

Anybody using TropicalSim's KMCI Kansas City airport scenery...??

It's on sale right now at Simmarket for 13 Euro and I just wondered if it's any good....

https://secure.simmarket.com/tropicalsim-kansas-city-intl-2018-kmci-fsx-p3d.phtml

I bought it a few days ago when the sale started.   For that price I felt it was just fine.

The underlying photo is low res, but the ground poly's themselves seem to be higher res / ok.

I only have GSX (1) installed and the jetways aren't animating for me in my limited testing.  I have GSX level 2 but haven't installed it yet.

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6 minutes ago, Mace said:

I bought it a few days ago when the sale started.   For that price I felt it was just fine.

The underlying photo is low res, but the ground poly's themselves seem to be higher res / ok.

I only have GSX (1) installed and the jetways aren't animating for me in my limited testing.  I have GSX level 2 but haven't installed it yet.

You shouldn't need GSX2 for jetway animations to work.  If you bring up the GSX (1 or 2) menu, the "operate jetways" should trigger the SODE jetways included in the scenery.  Of course that won't work if you don't have SODE installed.

Regards

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57 minutes ago, w6kd said:

You shouldn't need GSX2 for jetway animations to work.  If you bring up the GSX (1 or 2) menu, the "operate jetways" should trigger the SODE jetways included in the scenery.  Of course that won't work if you don't have SODE installed.

Regards

Well, then I must not have SODE installed.  But I think I do -- I have a bunch of add-on sceneries like FSDT KMEM, and I think at least one of them installed SODE for me (right?). 

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6 hours ago, Drumcode said:

If it wasn't on sale back in December I'd probably never pay a full price for it. Way below today's standards, which for me are really high at the moment, buying and flying in to it was a deciding factor for me to not buy anymore ported over sceneries. 

I’ve got the 2015 version and thought it was ok, but agreed on the standards of today. We are seeing incredible quality on scenery and planes these days. 

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2 hours ago, Mace said:

Well, then I must not have SODE installed.  But I think I do -- I have a bunch of add-on sceneries like FSDT KMEM, and I think at least one of them installed SODE for me (right?). 

It should be really simple to check... Control Panel/Programs/Programs and Features/SimObject Display Engine

If you don't see it there, then you don't have it installed...

If you do have it installed, make sure you have it registered and activated it in the SODE Platform Manager.

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1 hour ago, okupton said:

I’ve got the 2015 version and thought it was ok, but agreed on the standards of today. We are seeing incredible quality on scenery and planes these days. 

So buy the alternative.  Hmmmm!  Would that be the free default? 

Determine how often you will fly into and depart from, and factor that against the price for the scenery.  In terms of value that is the essence of the question.  KMCI at one time was a hub for TWA. Did that end in what? 1978?  Forty years ago.  So fly over the default, or justify the meager price for the add-on. What takes you there more often to justify another argument?

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10 hours ago, w6kd said:

You shouldn't need GSX2 for jetway animations to work.  If you bring up the GSX (1 or 2) menu, the "operate jetways" should trigger the SODE jetways included in the scenery.  Of course that won't work if you don't have SODE installed.

Again, Bob, bang on the button. That is precisely the way I do it too and never fails to bring the jetway to the plane door.

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10 hours ago, fppilot said:

So buy the alternative.  Hmmmm!  Would that be the free default? 

Determine how often you will fly into and depart from, and factor that against the price for the scenery.  In terms of value that is the essence of the question.  KMCI at one time was a hub for TWA. Did that end in what? 1978?  Forty years ago.  So fly over the default, or justify the meager price for the add-on. What takes you there more often to justify another argument?

Given the low cost, i'd say that the TropicalSim KMCI scenery is easily worth the price of admission, especially when you consider that the default P3D KMCI is pretty bad, but for anyone who doesn't want a payware version, and might like something better than the default scenery, there is a decent freeware scenery available in the AVSIM library....

https://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=kmci&CatID=p3dscen&Go=Search

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