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About Clutch Cargo

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    2003 - FlightDeck SFX Panel (FDSFX) for FS2004/FSX.
    2008 - 9Dragons Kai Tak Airport for FS2004
    2018 - simwestFOTOREAL for P3Dv4 (in development)

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    Introducing simwestFOTOREAL

    Thanks for the interest. We are still beta testing. Always takes longer than expected. But I am sure you would rather have the issues on our end rather than your end 😀. We are testing with different 3rd-party add-ons as well. Some blend nicely (like LatinVFR's San Diego), others... well being different developers there will never be a perfect match but we are seeing encouraging results.
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    Flightbeam KPDX is out!

    So that's what Bill has been up to 😊 That shot on their website is a stunner 😲 , looks sooooo real. Kudos!
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    nagging brightness change depending on viewpoint

    Interesting as I just did a full, fresh install of P3Dv4.4 and the first thing I noticed was the lighting. Different from P3Dv3 and even different from P3Dv4.3 to 4.4, at least for me. I see a more stark, harder contrast. I noticed my trees seem darker. I have been testing photoreal scenery and my first impression was "what's wrong with my photoreal"? It appear a little washed out? Not saying what I am seeing is bad it was just quite a "wake up" as I test different versions. Maybe I just need to get used to it? I do not have dynamic lighting or HDR on as I usually prefer to fly without them. I did notice for me one of the smoothest flying/test experience and good FPS. Currently locking mine at 30 but all subjective... just a very good first experience with 4.4.
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    Orbx P3D 4.4 and NO SEASONS!

    I find this thread very-very interesting with all the different viewpoints as one who is in the middle of beta testing a photoreal product. So as not to hijack this thread let me throw this out there... what if Orbx offered a full blown 5-season product of the same product but you had to pay twice as much and you could only obtain it via a flashdrive? That's right, snail mail. Viable option or just more complaints? Clutch
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    Cabin sounds for aircraft

    "Hey, Marcus...shouldn't you've working on some new scenery? Sorry I couldn't remember the title of your effects panel. " And I thought you were on holiday until the 5th!? Are you playing hooky? 😛
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    Cabin sounds for aircraft

    Try a search for FDSFX (FlightDeck Sound Effects panel), author Marcus Thompson.
  7. I had to take a second look when I saw this...naw... couldn't be... but yes! What a great movie.
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    Navigraph Flightsim Survey results published

    LM better up there game! 😀 I was surprised to see even the original P3D (version 1), is still being used.
  9. I'm looking for someone who can create a 1-3 minute video on our new and upcoming add-on. You can see screenshots at: https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/545354-introducing-simwestfotoreal/ Payment would be complimentary retail version of the add-on. If interested to find out more please email me at: projects (at) simwest (dot) com and if you supply a few links in the email to some of your work, that would be great. For the email Subject line please type VIDEOGRAPHER. Thx, Marcus
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    Introducing simwestFOTOREAL

    Thank you guys for the words of encouragement. Just to answer a few questions, the shots just represent what we are working on not that is it entirely one add-in. If popular, we would roll out areas across the USA state-by-state (or by large area). Seasons are planned based on area. For example, in southern California we added winter snow for mountain areas but not entire fully developed seasons where it is mainly wet/dry seasons. Else, that can make a release up to 5 times larger to include PR for each season completely. I'm all for seasons, I actually prefer them but it will just depends. At 1m/pp, that could make California 60-80GB, throw in all seasons up to 150-200GB (guestimates). Thank goodness HDD are droppin' in prices!
  11. Hi guys, Could use a couple more beta testers for a little project (ha!... he said little), I have been working on. Looking mainly for FSX / FSX:SE simmers but if you do fly those and a P3D version we would take that too. Don't worry we know we know we are smack dab in the holidays so there won't be any "crackin'-the-whip". If interested to find out more check out our post here. https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/545354-introducing-simwestfotoreal/ Happy Holidaze... Clutch
  12. I second that motion for KBUR. I forgot that was way back for FS2004.
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    Vendors no longer supporting FSX

    I say if you are happy with your FSX setup why change? Even without those vendors there is still plenty of add-ons to last a lifetime.
  14. As you requested, announcement just made in the screenshots forum under 'inroducing simwestFOTOREAL' 😁
  15. What started as a simple little add-on for myself turned into a major, multi-year project. The goal was not perfection but really 3-parts: immersion, performance and enjoyment. I think I have accomplished this but the only way to make sure is to let others try it. So I am seeking beta testers to fly simwestFOTOREAL. We need all types of simmers with all types of platforms. So if you fly with P3Dv4, v3, v2, v1 and/or FSX or FSX:SE and are interested in beta testing please send me an email at... ‘projects @ simwest . com’ (FYI - there are no spaces in the email address). Please type ‘BetaTester’ for the Subject line. Here are some development shots: San Diego, California, USA is where I live so I thought it best to start there. Point Loma in San Diego showing KSAN ahead and to the right is North Island Naval Air Station. The town of Big Bear, California in the San Bernardino mountains. It’s been said in winter you can ski the slopes in the morning and hit the beach for some sun in the afternoon! Big Bear at a winter’s night. Looks like the slopes are in full operation. As you can see night lighting is "baked" into the scenery... not placed on top. Albuquerque, New Mexico KABQ, Albuquerque, New Mexico Calexico, Mexico 200 Miles North of San Diego, California is the seaside town of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, nightfall. "The Valley" (San Fernando Valley), is an area north of Los Angeles. Who can remember the song 'Valley Girl"!? Here we are at 30,000 feet. Yuma, Arizona The idea of simwestFOTOREAL was to serve as a scenery “base” where one could fly with it on its own or add higher detailed add-on airports. Here is California’s Ontario airport KONT with the default airport. We then “dropped in” Shez Ansari's superb KONT. While we can’t guarantee all add-ons will match this good, but this one turned out nice. Even little "fly-over" towns that you may never see are modeled. This is small town of Holt, California. Palm Springs, California Well, no need for more as I am sure you get the idea. Thank you for checking us out. Clutch