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1 hour ago, SolRayz said:

If you're getting autogen popping in a piper cub...its time to upgrade your rig. 

Upgrade to what ? lol Last time I used Aus V1 it was on my previous rig, similar to yours it was, a 2700K..  I suppose what I meant was, it was nice to not see autogen popping, on my newer system.

 

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I watched the ORBX presentation this is the full continent of AUS, now if they did a product like this for the UK it would be a buy for me with the seasons and the UK is smaller.

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21 minutes ago, rjfry said:

I watched the ORBX presentation this is the full continent of AUS, now if they did a product like this for the UK it would be a buy for me with the seasons and the UK is smaller.

Probably, we will never see this. Unfortunately, it looks like ORBX has abandoned FTX Regions in favor for TE development. FTX AU V2 may be the last FTX region. The latest new FTX region was GES two(?) years ago.

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46 minutes ago, Nemo said:

Probably, we will never see this. Unfortunately, it looks like ORBX has abandoned FTX Regions in favor for TE development. FTX AU V2 may be the last FTX region. The latest new FTX region was GES two(?) years ago.

 For the record, John Venema persistently says  the contrary, that they have LC based projects in mind. We'll see.

1 hour ago, rjfry said:

I watched the ORBX presentation this is the full continent of AUS, now if they did a product like this for the UK it would be a buy for me with the seasons and the UK is smaller.

You know that they have 5 products exactly of that kind for the British Isles with the seasons, right ? Older but still enjoyable. 

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I am sure it looks very nice.

But what about airports? Big airports.

All Orbx AUS  airports are really old. What do they look like now and perform?

Does Flightbeam Sidney perform well with v2.

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7 minutes ago, Nyxx said:

I am sure it looks very nice.

But what about airports? Big airports.

All Orbx AUS  airports are really old. What do they look like now and perform?

Does Flightbeam Sidney perform well with v2.

David, YMML needs optimized, like most of the ozzie airports. They are not my favorite airports by any means. Cairns would be the best of the bunch, and Alice Springs.

Brisbane...still word not allowed.

FT YSSY is a gem, and performance on my rig is superb.

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30 minutes ago, ZKOKQ said:

David, YMML needs optimized, like most of the ozzie airports. They are not my favorite airports by any means. Cairns would be the best of the bunch, and Alice Springs.

Brisbane...still word not allowed.

FT YSSY is a gem, and performance on my rig is superb.

Thank you, I think I will say away till more large airports are made for v4.

Brisbane...brings back nightmares and JV saying it will be fine when PC catch up!

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1 hour ago, domkle said:

 For the record, John Venema persistently says  the contrary, that they have LC based projects in mind. We'll see.

You know that they have 5 products exactly of that kind for the British Isles with the seasons, right ? Older but still enjoyable. 

Except this VFR type scenery not  LC with seasons, every object and building in the right place and rail tracks roads, but then again they did say at the start this is ORBX most popular product and region. 

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10 hours ago, DJJose said:

Flew around Melbourne city and performance is excellent. Going to test Sydney with FT YSSY.

I'm hoping that Ants Aussie Airports work with AU 2, especially Hamilton.

What does excellent mean ? Is it better, same or worse than the ageing V1 ?

Thnx.

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10 hours ago, pmb said:

Thanks guys, much acknowledged. The default buildings are really showing they come from another age those days. If Bill does them he'll treat them well 🙂

Kind regards, Michael

So does this mean that Alaskan and Scandinavian autogen buildings will look more realistic ? I'll be first in line if we can have region-specific autogen.

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32 minutes ago, Gabe777 said:

What does excellent mean ? Is it better, same or worse than the ageing V1 ?

Thnx.

Much better, especially in Melbourne. FT Sydney performance is excellent.

YBBM & YMML addon airports have always been the worst performers, but usable.  YBCS & YSCB are excellent!

The city of Sydney did not get any love in AU v2, but ORBX intends to release Sydney and Brisbane Cities in the future.

It looks like most of the airports have been enhanced, so probably no need for me to install Oz. I was not impressed with Hamilton Island, but the latest Ants version looks lovely.

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35 minutes ago, rjfry said:

Except this VFR type scenery not  LC with seasons, every object and building in the right place and rail tracks roads, but then again they did say at the start this is ORBX most popular product and region. 

I am not talking of their newest TrueEarth sceneries but of their older LC products. They have « fat » LC regions for EN, SC, WL, IR and NI with seasonal textures.

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11 hours ago, pmb said:

Did anyone hear/see anything about products like Buildings HD or the OpenLC product line? I did follow Jarrad's talk but couldn't identify anything. Are these dead?

Kind regards, Michael

I wouldn't hold my breath, Michael. 
Replying on a question about the progress of XP Global, John Venema said a month ago that development of XP Global will continue after the team has finished OLC Africa. As far as I know, the main developer behind the OLC and Global product line is Eugene Krikunov. So, the OLC manpower will be moved soon again to XPL. As of now, at least the OLC line is a stepchild for ORBX and I sincerely hope that this will be not visible in the product quality of OLC Africa. I have to say that the whole OLC saga has turned utterly depressing after they initially have promised a worldwide coverage. Asia with its both planned Asia OLC packages is very much in need for some love. Hopefully, their newly hired XPL development team will free up capacity in fall for the development of the OLC line.

Anyway, I am very happy about AUSv2. The diverse landscape makes it a very enjoyable playground and offers routes for the most common add-on aircraft. I am eager to see the improvements over version 1, which I still heavily enjoyed the last couple of years.

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So do ORBX Melbourne and Brisbane work yet with this new release or do we need to hold off on those? I purchased both in the recent 50% off May sale.

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8 minutes ago, Bigt said:

So do ORBX Melbourne and Brisbane work yet with this new release or do we need to hold off on those? I purchased both in the recent 50% off May sale.

They work, but need a tune up

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15 minutes ago, ZKOKQ said:

They work, but need a tune up

Thank you.

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30 minutes ago, Bigt said:

So do ORBX Melbourne and Brisbane work yet with this new release or do we need to hold off on those? I purchased both in the recent 50% off May sale.

Just tested Brisbane and we need disable default YBBN from AU v2 in order to prevent double objects.

YMML v2 is unusable on my system. I never bought v3 because I bought v1 and performance was awful. Upgraded to v2 to again experience the same. I was not about to make the same mistake again.

 

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3 hours ago, DJJose said:

Much better, especially in Melbourne. FT Sydney performance is excellent.

YBBM & YMML addon airports have always been the worst performers, but usable.  YBCS & YSCB are excellent!

The city of Sydney did not get any love in AU v2, but ORBX intends to release Sydney and Brisbane Cities in the future.

It looks like most of the airports have been enhanced, so probably no need for me to install Oz. I was not impressed with Hamilton Island, but the latest Ants version looks lovely.

Sounds great, thnx.

I found Brisbane in V1 to be a killer, so hopefully the new redone (eventually) cityscape may improve the airport, especially if they allow us to tweak the cityscape settings.

I have Melbourne, Cairns and Alice Springs.... so at least if they're improved I think I'll give it a try.

Thnx again !

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Great news for Aus v2. I agree  there is something very strange going on with world products, such as OLC Africa....meant for end 2018, then Feb 2019, then Q1 2019, then "beta screen shots in 2 weeks time" end May....? I just don't understand why they don't just tell us it is now vapourware?

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34 minutes ago, Gabe777 said:

Sounds great, thnx.

I found Brisbane in V1 to be a killer, so hopefully the new redone (eventually) cityscape may improve the airport, especially if they allow us to tweak the cityscape settings.

I have Melbourne, Cairns and Alice Springs.... so at least if they're improved I think I'll give it a try.

Thnx again !

Further testing of YBBN yielded much better fps if you disable a couple of things in the CP. Photo option will cause texture bleed through, but the native option works well.

The biggest issue with YBBN is the dusk lighting. It drags performance. Day time performance is actually very good. 

If only the guys at iniBuilds could give us DL for this airport, because the airport is very nice, but the lighting sucks.

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2 hours ago, DJJose said:

If only the guys at iniBuilds could give us DL for this airport, because the airport is very nice, but the lighting sucks.

It's a service you buy off them, then they will host it for everyone.

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2 hours ago, Sethos1988 said:

It's a service you buy off them, then they will host it for everyone.

Do they need permission from ORBX or Russ?

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33 minutes ago, DJJose said:

Do they need permission from ORBX or Russ?

Don't think so, they aren't distributing parts of the airport. It's additional config files added to the airports, to get DL working. I'd be surprised if someone went after them on that basis. So if you're looking for DL on an airport, it's well worth the small fee to get them to do it, plus everyone else benefits.

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