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ORBX YMML (Melbourne) out this weekend!

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For those of you not closely following the astounding progress being made by the ORBX team on Australian landclasses and airports, head over to http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?topic=4264.0 to take a look at the about-to-be-released YMML (Melbourne) airport.For those of us in Australia (and those interested in flying here), ORBX has blown away all competition with its incredible texture sets etc and freeware releases and YMML looks just amazing! YMML traffic is about to double!! ;-)Triangle :-)

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>For those of you not closely following the astounding>progress being made by the ORBX team on Australian landclasses>and airports, head over to>http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?topic=4264.0 to take a>look at the about-to-be-released YMML (Melbourne) airport.>>For those of us in Australia (and those interested in flying>here), ORBX has blown away all competition with its incredible>texture sets etc and freeware releases and YMML looks just>amazing! YMML traffic is about to double!! ;-)>>Triangle :-)Congrats on the upcoming release :-)Bryan

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>For those of you not closely following the astounding>progress being made by the ORBX team on Australian landclasses>and airports, head over to>http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?topic=4264.0 to take a>look at the about-to-be-released YMML (Melbourne) airport.Yup, but now even better than that, have you heard the latest? It appears that Orbx has signed a "world exclusive" with REX (Real Environment Extreme) to feature their REX Airport Environment Textures in with the YMML release for free... These guys are really unbelievable.Whoohoo, can't wait only about 2 more days if the hints are accurate...Cheers,Chris Porter:-outtaPerthWestern Australia

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Well the tip was this was going to be released this weekend... Been over to the Flightsim Store a couple of times already and no joy. Any clues as to when it will be here?Thanks in advance,Chris Porter:-outta

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John says probably Sunday evening as he still had to write the user manual as of Saturday morning ....

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Hi Triangle,A little off topic- how do you find the 8800GTX/756M card? I'm in the looking around stage for a good card? Would you buy one again?More on topic- I used to live near Melbourne and can't wwait to see this new product from Orbx. I still have family there and get down most every year, and always love YMML. :)Thanks, Bruce.

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It's out now at Flightsim store ... :-)The 8800GTX w/756mb is an awesome card and, yes, i would go again with this card. It is a top performer in every respect and probably the card I have been most happy with (first 3d card I owned was the original voodoo chip on a Diamond Monster 3D a long, long time ago and I have owned about a dozed different ones since then).Triangle

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>Hi Triangle,>>A little off topic- how do you find the 8800GTX/756M card?>I'm in the looking around stage for a good card? Would you>buy one again?I'm not Triangle, but like him, this is probably one of the best Video cards I have ever owned... I have had it since it was first launched. The drivers were a bit dodgy then, but she sure runs sweet now.CheersChris Porter:-outtaPerthWestern AustraliaIntel Core 2 Duo E6700ASUS P5N32-E SLI Deluxe Motherboard4GB Corsair VS DDR2 667Mhz RAMInno3D 8800 GTX 768MB GDDR3 590MHz VideoASUS MW221u 21" Wide Screen LCD2 x 320Gb WD SATA DrivesCreative X-Fi Platinum Sound Lian Li PC-B20B Aluminium Black CaseMS Vista Ultimate OEMCH FlightSim Yoke USBCH Pro Pedals USBCH Throttle Quadrant USBTrackIR 4 Pro and Track ClipMSFS FSX Deluxe Edition Full install at 1400x960x32My FSEconomy Grouphttp://www.freewebs.com/sasflying/index.htm

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Well you'd better REALLY like this scenery. At a whopping $54USD it will hit your wallet like a freight train. The package is fantastic - but not that fantastic. The package compares favorably to something like FSDreamTeam's Chicago package at less than one-half the cost.You be the judge. If you're looking to "live" at the airport this scenery may be to your liking. However, in my opinion, if you're just flying to and from the airport you don't need to see this much detail.fb

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I agree with Frank that it looks great, and I for one am starving to get some upgraded "current" airports into my FSX collection. But since its an area I normally wouldn't fly, it would definitely take a better price point to get me to bite. I wonder if their sales numbers will reflect this. My bet is yes, but time will tell. Good luck.

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55$WOW.. How does this airport compare with Aerosofts Mega airport series you get both versions, FSX and FS9 included in the single price of #30? Airports like Mega Frankfurt and Mega Heathrow etc.Manny

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>I wonder if their sales numbers will reflect this. My bet is>yes, but time will tell. Good luck.>YMML is already #4 on the sales charts at FlightSimStore.com, after less than 48 hrs, thus it does not appear to be having any affect at all.

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Not particularly surprising for an Australian-oriented online shop:"The FlightSim Store was established on the 3rd of July 2006 with the aim of providing an alternative, Australian based distributor for products in the flight simulation genre. This online store offers a smooth, worry free shopping experience from start to finish."

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Not to take away from the craftsmanship which went into the product but... welcome to inflated global currency markets. Certainly your paycheck hasn't kept up with the inflation.

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Bought it and spend a couple of hours (!) looking around, something i have never done in any flightsimulator starting from fs 4.0. In my opinion it's worth every penny.

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I too have been flying around Melbourne for hours in the Bell206. This airport is just incredible, especially in "poly" mode. Gone are those grey and dull runway/apron textures and replaced with 15cm scenery which looks real - and this time they really do look real. Complete with oilstains, taxyway lines, lights, landside roads with detailed crossings etc. Just brilliant ! Be warned though, you will need a good GPU with 768mb or better to get the best out of it. ORBX have set the standard again and anyone who has yet to try out their scenery AUS blue and Gold are really missing out on what FSX can be. USA will be out later on this year and then you will see what I am talking about!

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>Not to take away from the craftsmanship which went into the>product but... welcome to inflated global currency markets. >Certainly your paycheck hasn't kept up with the inflation+1Yeah, the price is pretty steep, though it looks nice from the screenshotsI don't think I'd pay that much considering my textures wouldn't stay loaded (due to slower PC) so they wouldn't look as nice as the screenshots hehe

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I have a 8800 GTX card to, but have had nothing but problems with drivers 175.16 and 175.19, especially the latter, always stopped responding and nothing I did would fix problem, until I took the risk and installed July's Beta drivers and they are proving more stable the the WQ certified ones. Go figure.The 169 drivers worked fine, so card itself I reckon is fine.As for Video card, I am seriously looking at the Duel 9600 or 9800 for a new system in the next month or so. Just waiting on prices to come down a bit.

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Thanks remind,I guess I'd better figure out which drivers I should use. I might start with the 169's since you say they were stable.Thanks, Bruce.

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Since there is such a lack of Australian add on scenery, as an Aussie, I am happy to pay that.I've paid similar for Heathrow and other Eurpean add ons.

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