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Full Terrain eXperience (FTX) released tonight!

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Folks,Just letting all interested people know that Full Terrain Experience or FTX is being released at around 10Pm AEST (in Australia) or around 7:00 Am for the USA East Coast 05 March. Their forum indicates that the relevant file/s are being uploaded to the mirror servers right now (http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?topic=1166.0;topicseen)!They refer to this program as a revolution and their screenshots are outstanding (go to http://fullterrain.com/gallery.html). Viva La Revolution. Cannot wait to download this one for FSX!Paul

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Hi Paul,I wish FTX a lot of success. But to be honnest I am a bit dubious about this product when I see the screeenshots you qualify as outstanding.Is FTX not supposed to be a TERRAIN enhancer?Most of the screenshots and videos (beautiful ones BTW) show nice skies, beautiful sunsets, view of an airliner cockpit, calm sea and very dark night pics ... and almost nothing about terrain textures.I don't understand where exactly is the "Revolution" they speak about.But I may be wrong and I look forward to reading user's feedback.To say the least I wish their product is as good as their marketing strategy.

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Fantastic!!! I'll definitely be downloading it tonight!Thanks for the heads up :DJames

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>Hi Paul,>I wish FTX a lot of success. >But to be honnest I am a bit dubious about this product when I>see the screeenshots you qualify as outstanding.>Is FTX not supposed to be a TERRAIN enhancer?>Most of the screenshots and videos (beautiful ones BTW) show>nice skies, beautiful sunsets, view of an airliner cockpit,>calm sea and very dark night pics ... and almost nothing about>terrain textures.>I don't understand where exactly is the "Revolution" they>speak about.>But I may be wrong and I look forward to reading user's>feedback.>To say the least I wish their product is as good as their>marketing strategy.>You seem a bit negative?Have a look at the their screenshot forum. Ignore the sky and cockpit, just look at the ground. :)

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>Hi Paul,>I wish FTX a lot of success. >But to be honnest I am a bit dubious about this product when I>see the screeenshots you qualify as outstanding.>Is FTX not supposed to be a TERRAIN enhancer?>Most of the screenshots and videos (beautiful ones BTW) show>nice skies, beautiful sunsets, view of an airliner cockpit,>calm sea and very dark night pics ... and almost nothing about>terrain textures.>I don't understand where exactly is the "Revolution" they>speak about.>But I may be wrong and I look forward to reading user's>feedback.>To say the least I wish their product is as good as their>marketing strategy.>Crykey mate, have another look at the full FTX gallery. I know they use FEX for the environment shots but it is actually the terrain I am most interested in (I use FEX and it is fantastic too). The terrain shots are phenomenal. I live in Australia and believe me, this FTX makes the terrain look just exactly how the Australian terrain really is!Paul

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>what no Brisbane pics??>>>:-bang Very soon. That's part of FTX AU GOLD - the next release :-)Heiko

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I also think you didn't see the terrain screenshots. They are amazing. I believe this will be a great addon. They should have started with Europe though, instead of Australia. I don't understand why they are not going to do South America (which in Brazil alone has more simmers than Australia), go figure...

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One thing they will achieve with this strategy... Making us fly in Australia, lol. Will be my first time flying there.

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Congratulations to Koorby and the entire team at Orbx! Some of the shots on their website are truly eye-opening. Gonna make me jealous since I haven't made the move to FSX. Looks like you guys up here are in for quite a treat.

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Can anyone compare and contrast this product with UTX+GEX combo that some of us now are exploring?Bob

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While the product looks good, I also don't see this "revolution", with the exception of the detailed lighting on buildings. Which is good, but doesn't lend itself to be really useful in a flightsim. This would be really good scenery for the upcoming MS Train Sim, which is being built on the FSX platform. Most everything else I see are features other products already have, for example 3D Lighting. Ultimate Terrain has had that feature since FS2004. 3D lighting by the way has a big performance penalty, so unless this product has figured a way to do ut that doesn't cost too many FPS, I assume there is a way to turn it off. So overall it looks like a really good high quality product, but I don't see the claim of being "revolutionary"!

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>Hi Paul,>I wish FTX a lot of success. >But to be honnest I am a bit dubious about this product when I>see the screeenshots you qualify as outstanding.>Is FTX not supposed to be a TERRAIN enhancer?>Most of the screenshots and videos (beautiful ones BTW) show>nice skies, beautiful sunsets, view of an airliner cockpit,>calm sea and very dark night pics ... and almost nothing about>terrain textures.>I don't understand where exactly is the "Revolution" they>speak about.>But I may be wrong and I look forward to reading user's>feedback.>To say the least I wish their product is as good as their>marketing strategy.>Hi David,I flew the beta of this scenery back in November, and even the beta was breathtaking. No offense my friend, but you might want to try it first. I would say "revolution" might apply to it.Regards,http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/gfx/images/F...R_FORUM_LOU.jpg

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>Can anyone compare and contrast this product with UTX+GEX>combo that some of us now are exploring?>>BobThat I think would be difficult, since both are based on regional land class and terrain characteristics, so things like type of autogen would be different making such comparisons to be like comparing Apples to Oranges. For example, most of their screenshots of residential housing seem redundant to me. For example they all seem to have the same roof color. That though may just be the way it is in Australia. I don't think you're going to be able to make a good comparison, until either does the same area the other has done.

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>Hi David,>>I flew the beta of this scenery back in November, and even the>beta was breathtaking. No offense my friend, but you might>want to try it first. I would say "revolution" might apply to>it.>>>Regards,>http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/gfx/images/F...R_FORUM_LOU.jpgHello Lou,Yes, Mango(Heiko)'s screenshots give a better idea of the terrain and autogen textures than what I saw on FTX website. They really look nice.I am really curious to know the impact on fps so I'll wait for the first feedback before making the quantum leap :--)BTW, I'm waiting for an email from you, do you remember?? :-cool

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>Folks,>>Just letting all interested people know that Full Terrain>Experience or FTX is being released at around 10Pm AEST (in>Australia) or around 7:00 Am for the USA East Coast 05 March.>Their forum indicates that the relevant file/s are being>uploaded to the mirror servers right now>(http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?topic=1166.0;topicseen)!>>They refer to this program as a revolution and their>screenshots are outstanding (go to>http://fullterrain.com/gallery.html). >>Viva La Revolution. Cannot wait to download this one for FSX!>>Paul>>Guys just run don't walk this is by all means a revolution in terms of performance quality and sharp textures :-) + traffic + 3d lights :9 and great FPS far better as default stuff...Just a amazing product for a amazing price....I'm down under for at least some time to come lolhttp://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/awf1/sign.jpg

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Thanks Tom...logical response. Partly I was just checking to see if the products were essentially modifying the same parts of the sim. It appears on the surface that improving landclass, autogen placement, perhaps the textures themselves..is the primary contribution of both ftx and utx+gex.....agreed?Bob

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I begin to think that the days of "nothing's been released for FSX" had certain advantages! I am now thoroughly perplexed about what addons to get. Still, better to have too much choice, than too little.I was about to go with UTX, and possibly Genx for textures etc - there are a couple of really enthusiastic threads about that combo here - but FTX seems to be a ready made combination of both, albeit limited to Oz at present.So difficult to choose, without a comparisonAnyone who has both care to comment?

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