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  1. Speaking about mesh I read Ben is favourable, or not against, to a custom mesh local variation at loading time, that would be a real improvement for scenery designers. Hope this gets a high priority. Something like adding a local data for height data and XP takes care, while loading the scenery, of implementing the new data in the current tile mesh. Hope I have understood correctly? Anyone knows more about this?
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    New PC

    You don't need to deactivate anything, your XP11 license will work for both in case you decide to reinstall XP10 in the new PC as well. If you bought XP11 on the LR site there's a download link for the installer, run that and will take care of everything.
  3. I'd like to take this new monster one by Aerosoft by I'm scared about FPS with my weak 770 4Gb , waiting for some opinions on performance. The cost is in the upper range so I don't like to waste money before updating the video card next year.
  4. Well I think that Orbx has a clear picture of what they can port to XP and what is useless and non profiteable. The fact that all PR3D people said "wow that is amazing" looking at Ortho4Xp+W2XP images speak for themselves. They could improve the buildings and trees look but I'm not sure there would be lot of people willing to pay for them. Instead complete detailed airports have more appeal in XP world. By the way there are two things I like more than flying (regarding flight sim of course): spotting AI planes at busy HUB and forum speculations about Orbx&XP11 :) And I agree with Tony about the worries of price increase: new aircrafts all sell at 70/80 € more than the sim itself, this is enough crazy for me, we end up paying more for the package than the product included in it. But it's not a trend of this hobby only: I'm always shocked when I use to pay an original toner 60% of the whole printer cost nowadays. But there it has some sense, the producer of the printer and of the toner is the same, here we leave crumbs to poor Austin and the loaf to third party devs.
  5. And to be honest Rob's words sounded wise and correct. I think that many believe flight sim have the same arena of WOW or Heartstone, well let me assure that numbers are not even 1% of that so we need new people everyday to make this niche "game" to prosper. Let's face that Xp until version 11 was not the best attractive sim out there, I would not start a crusade against those who still like other platforms.
  6. Agree, I think they need to begin porting existing material with little development costs and let the Xplane audience to increase before doing anything revolutionary. And this not only applyes to Orbx but to any developers coming to XP from competitive sims. You cannot invest large amount of money if you cannot rely on a probable return on investment and right now this is not the case with XP although the tide is turning.
  7. Fun indeed that one of the most followed news site focused PR3D/FSX has right now 4 news over 6 dealing with XP11, that must tell something.
  8. Desaix

    Cowboy Developers

    This sounds the best advice for me, given recently we don't have a shortage of new products to enjoy with. There's always a good amount of free testers ready to do the dirty job.
  9. Desaix

    Cowboy Developers

    I would add World Traffic and Pilot2ATC in the hig-caring-for-customers club. You really feel as your request are taken into high priority.
  10. It looks like Xplaners will run out of cash sooner than later, Prestwick released, Custer with the whole area "Orbx-style" covered for imminent release at X-Aviation, Toronto Pearson and finally the announcement that IBlueYonder has started converting for XP11. Looking for news at FlightDeckX is now a daily pleasure. Good times ahead for those with plenty of income... ;)
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    G1000 question

    I guess you have 228 slots to save plans, at least this is what I read in the USED 129 EMPTY 99 line, but nowadays a MicroSD to expand memory costs really few bucks
  12. I will never understand why some people are ready to toss hundreds of dollars bringing PR3D to a good level but pretend that XPlane MUST offer everything and better at 60$. That's a mistery, I justify that thinking that they must have already paid a huge amount of money on PR3D and don't have anymore to buy a weather or ATC plugin like XEnviro and P2ATC. Lucky for me I had some to spend on those hence XP11 is my sim of choice ;) I have nice weather, professional ATC and plenty of AI...
  13. Would be wise for LR to introduce some sort of DRM also for scenery, this makes return on investment more profitable although we know there's not a definitive cure for piracy.
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    X-Plane PC Specs or P3D

    Well I run XP11 with a Nvidia 770 and 6600 oc 4.3 with enough satisfaction. It really depends on how much money you're ready to shed after the initial package. If you have plenty to waste you can think PR3D as a good alternative to XP11, you get overall better and numerous payware aircrafts and sceneries, although for this latter in the end (look at Orbx topic on netherlands) you can realize that XP11 freeware is considered as the goal even by PR3D4 followers, and this for daylight, XP11 night lighting is on another planet.
  15. Good news is that XP11 is now considered the graphic target where to aim for. And a target that doesn't cost a cent ;) on the contrary of Orbx