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1 hour ago, Bert Pieke said:

Where... in Alaska?

Yes sir 


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2 hours ago, micstatic said:

as an MSFS newbie, are their any payware or freeware airports that people recommend checking out?  

Here’s a very good one

https://flightsim.to/file/5360/barrow-utqiagvik-wiley-post-will-rogers-memorial-airport-usa-alaska-v1-0

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I think the devs said the U.S. will be getting another WU so hopefully that’ll include a vastly improved Alaska. The poor textures I’ve seen all over the place really put me off going there which is a shame as it’s a beautiful place to fly. Same with lots of Russia, China, Central Asia…

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ORBX CYBD is a fun GA one or PAJN is a fine default one.

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1 hour ago, regis9 said:

thanks for this.  wow it looks amazing

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Really hard to believe it’s freeware!

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Is my memory flawed?  I believe I recall 15M resolution with Sierra Pro Pilot in 1998?  So this has me wondering what is the native resolution in FSX, P3D, XP, and MSFS?  Honestly I do not know.  What level then is this development then at? 

I flew MSFS today from Easton, Maryland, to Asheville, North Carolina, and was thrilled at what I am getting from post SU5 and hot fixes, and the resulting escalated graphics settings I can achieve.  What then will this ORBX provide when spread to other areas?  And at what altitudes will it be beneficial? Interested in hearing of results.

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Posted (edited)
21 minutes ago, fppilot said:

ISo this has me wondering what is the native resolution in FSX, P3D, XP, and MSFS?  Honestly I do not know.  

 

It varies, I read somewhere P3D goes as low a 600 metres in Antarctica but has a minimum of 38m or often better in the US .

Similarly MSFS post US World Update it is quite good in much of the continental United States but seems to be floating around the 50m mark for much of the rest of the world.

For many parts of the world ( China ?) the hire res DEM is not even available if they wanted it.

Edited by Glenn Fitzpatrick
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3 hours ago, micstatic said:

thanks for this.  wow it looks amazing

Hey Dave...congrats on finally joining the  MSFS party!  make sure you have the DC-5!

Explore flightsim.to and be amazed and the freeware stuff at or near payware quality....1000s times more stuff than we ever had in P3D.

Even I managed to get a few DC-6 paints uploaded there. 😉

 

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3 hours ago, fppilot said:

What then will this ORBX provide when spread to other areas? 

Right now, it is pretty piecemeal.. but mountainous areas benefit the most..

MSFS has high mesh resolution in some areas, low in others..  According to MS, it depends on the data they can get access to, and should improve over time..

I am taking it as and where I can get it..  🙂

Where I live, Vancouver Island: freeware 15m mesh, for Alaska, I'll buy the Orbx product..

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Cheers

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6 hours ago, regis9 said:

Really hard to believe it’s freeware!

Will not be freeware , about $8 US . Looks like Aug. 24th release date.

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Posted (edited)

Sadly, I guess all these promo pictures skip vast amount of horrible Bing areas. Hopefully , sometime in the future Asobo might update Alaska and some other areas and include a mesh for them.

Edited by Aristoteles
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