Flight1 Software has officially announced that all Ground Environment X region products have been released with major city texture and autogen updates. The latest GEX region patches supports both Flight Simulator X box edition and Flight Simulator Steam Edition. The patches are free to GEX users through the automated interface update system for all GEX regions. Simply click the 'check for updates' button in the GEX interface to download the patches and update the following products.
GEX NORTH AMERICA (GEX NA) v2.10: This patch is for GEX North America v2.0 and will have the highest visual impact on GEX North America. 95% of all cities in North America will be upgraded with new source textures autogen annotation as well as all new night lighting maps.
UTX USA/Canada/Tropics/Alaska - Double Bonus: We have upgraded the UTX LUX layers with new source textures and autogen annotation as well as updated the road night lighting to work in concert with the new UTX-3D night lights.
GEX EUROPE (GEX EU) v2.50: This patch is for GEX Europe v2.30-2.40 and will have the least overall graphic visual impact on Europe city daytime textures but will upgrade UTX Europe LUX features and night road lighting. However, this update includes landclass changes that work specifically with UTX Europe v2.0+ and are designed to work with the recently released UTX Europe v2.1. Europe city 'graphics' fall under a separate development cycle and will be updated at a later date. An announcement will be made when those updates are ready for release.
The patches for all GEX regions listed below will include a free upgrade to GEX North America version 2.10 with current or older versions of GEX NA installed:
GEX AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (GEX AFME) v1.20-1.30
GEX ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TROPICS (GEX APT) v1.10-1.20
GEX ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA (GEX ASA) v1.00-1.10
GEX AUSTRALIA and ANTARCTICA (GEX AA) v1.00
Many of the cities in the regions listed above will receive major city upgrades both day and night. In the past we have offered free upgrades of GEX North America to users of the listed GEX regions and that will continue here. When you install and enable any of the patches for the regions listed above GEX North America will automatically update to version 2.10 as well as include all the Ultimate Terrain X upgrades. The highest visual impact to cities will be in South Africa, Asia especially Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Some South America and tropical locations will see changes as well.
Please note that the major city update patches for GEX EU-AFME-APT and ASA include our last patch cycle updates so if you missed the last update cycle earlier this year all updates for the listed regions are combined for your convenience. The automated GEX update system will not allow any mistakes.
For detailed information on these releases and any assistance you may need, please the Ground Environment X support forum: http://www.simforums.com/forums/gex-world-major-city-updates-and-gex-na-v21_topic52352.html