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  1. G'day everyone, For those of you not following our project progress page at Facebook I figured it was a good time to make a brief update post. If you are not unfamiliar with the page and is interested in the progress of this project I recommend checking it out. I aim to share something weekly and it's a nice way for me to keep in touch with all of you! Here is a link if you want to check it out: Click here to go to the project page As for the progress: First of all I want to share that Jetstream Designs joined me earlier this fall on this project. I assume most of you are familiar with his work (he got a lot of his work on the Orbx store that I really recommend checking out). He has made incredible sceneries such as Paris-Orly, Toulouse, Nantes, Linate, the list goes on. An incredible talent that share my view on visuals and quality and is bringing a lot to the table. Regarding the construction progress we are moving forward quickly at the moment. The more time consuming tasks like the terminal areas are locking in on almost one pier per week now with T5A/B/F probably finishing up before end of this month, which leaves work with T2 & T4 before that whole complex is ready. A lot of the airside buildings are at a late stage in the process. I spent quite a bit of time on some new custom GSE items earlier this fall that will be introduced at ESSA and some were introduced in the ESMS update recently released. We got quite a bit left on landside things and the less noticeable building objects, which should be a quick turn around in comparsion to the other things we are working on. The ground is finishing up and we landed incredible ortho imagery that combined with the updated high-res mesh and our new ground texture set is really a huge difference (in our humble opinion at least!) to the current offerings. I hope to showcase that in the next few weeks. I know a few of you are wondering about the P3D and X-Plane version, those will be looked at once this is complete and released and as long as there is a market for it at that point they will be converted. Here are some screenshots from Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, please note it's all a work in progress with a lot of objects missing, and things might change. Hope you enjoy! Cheers, Marcus
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  2. We are pleased to announce the beauty of the Emerald Isle's crown jewel up close like never before! Landmarks Dublin City Pack coming soon for Microsoft Flight Simulator! Landmarks Dublin showcases this iconic city's rich culture and history through a curated collection of handcrafted POIs, terraforming, and visual effects. Visit Dublin with its storied churches, monuments, and architecture - some even dating back to the Viking age! Cruise along the River Liffey to visit the famous birthplace of Guinness and its many breweries before heading towards the city's modern metropolitan heart of shimmering skyscrapers and bustling ports. At A Glance: Highly detailed representation of the City of Dublin and surrounding areas including all the major landmarks from Trinity College to the Guinness Breweries Many enhancements to the city and surrounding areas, improved building placement, marinas, vessels, cranes, and much more. Animated vessels throughout the port Animated yellow double-decker buses across the main bridges of the River Liffey Animated trains along the Tara Street Railway Bridge. Stunning night lighting based on real-world photography Over 60 high-detailed POIs with PBR texturing Strenuously optimized for the best performance using efficient 3D modeling and texturing techniques Fully compatible with World Update 3
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  3. Well I ended with 43 But I'm going to select the ones I think are nicer These landmarks are for drone flights as they are kind of small, not so high buildings I hope you like them Cheers Carlos
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  5. I would save some money for rehab Flight sim rehab clinics can be expensive !!
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  7. Hi all, Finn has shared some updated shots of his upcoming scenery of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen! The following is a list of some of the features that will be in the final product. Custom, updated photoreal PBR 4K textures Interior modelling 3 different types of animated jetways to match real world Fully functioning VDGS for all appropriate gates Animated traffic (Pushback, buses, service vehicles) Custom GSE to match real world Optimised from day 1 for excellent performance Expected release is January 2023 and the price will be AUD29.99 (approx. GBP 17 | USD 21.00 EUR 19) Keep an eye out for more previews as we get closer to release!
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  8. MSFS //42 I don't even want to know who this stuff belongs to. Looks like a scene from the movie Deliverance or something. This boy ain't squealing like a pig.
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  9. I know that I have an addictive nature. Whatever I do, it seems that one is not enough. Having P3Dv4 and XP11 on my pc, earlier this year I added MSFS. When I purchased MSFS, I told myself that I would not purchase many addons for it. I had already spent a small fortune on aircraft and scenery for P3D and X Plane. Well, I checked my drive size for MSFS yesterday....... My pc tells me that I have 1,268 GB installed for MSFS on two drives. No doubt it will be more by the end of the week .
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  10. NIL ILLIGITIMUM CARBORUNDUM !! Seriously - "Do unto others as you would want to be done unto you!"
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  11. I visited Singapore a number of times in the nineties. I hope that you like these screenshots .
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  12. In the regio of Minas Gerais, a bit north of Rio de Janeiro is the Airport Sao Laurenco (SNLO) located as a relaxing setting in the lush nature around.
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  13. Whilst most of us MS2020 /flight simmers are eagerly looking forward to the 40th birthday of flight simming with Microsoft and celebrating a few Birthday pressies with each other - personally - I will also be remembering the day - in Remembrance - of the sacrifice of countless souls who gave up their lives for the greater majority of those they left at Home - as they served in many conflicts. I will remember my Granddad - William Thomas Culshaw - and his 3 brothers! "LEST WE FORGET"
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  14. For my Aussie friends. Saves us a lotta electricity. And this makes Life much more beerable. Cheers k
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  16. A few shots from UKOO Odesa Airport, Ukraine. Another excellent airport from Orbx partner - Pyreegue. MSFS
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  18. Thanks for looking
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  20. As i'm a globetrotter, discovering far away areas is via MSFS a festine to do. So this time I hop to a remote but nice located airport in Alaska: Seward Airport-SAWD Away to discover more fine places in Alaska
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  21. Hello, some time ago, Orbx made the decision to remove product support from the forums. 1. writing as someone who spends a great deal of time responding to support tickets, investigating customers' problems, communicating with developers and in most cases, providing the customers with a timely solution to their problems, I wonder at your remark. As well as in England, we also have customer support staff in Canada, the USA and Australia. Between us we provide virtually 24 hour and 365 day cover. Looking at the system this morning, there is but one unassigned ticket. This is where the new "radio" is and if you have a question ask it here. Submit a request – Orbx Simulation Systems (orbxdirect.com) 2. Product updates are provided in a timely manner by opening Orbx Central and seeing the update notifications at the top before installing them. Development updates are supplied in these forums. Usually, they are supplied once and then they are there for any enquiring customers to find. 3. Complaints are received and dealt with using the support system as well. I can tell you that there are relatively few "complaints" versus requests for features and requests for help.
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  22. I don't care I looks awesome here! What a beast! Cheers Carlos
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  23. Some images of the Gloster Meteor F8 at EGTR Elstree Aerodrome (MSFS) .
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  24. Hello, I just have these, from my grandfather's career with Reckitts. He was a WW1 fighter pilot, right at the end of that war and did have various mementoes of then but I have none of them.
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  26. Well here we are our Canadian street gang in action. Cheers k
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  27. Mine is a real Qantas 747-400 in my back yard. Sorry I was dreaming for a second. I have a signed Autograph from Bob Hoover and my old airport photos of TAA and Ansett aircraft from early 80s and my memory when it's working. cheers Gumby
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  28. Yes, I know it's a bit early for Christmas . Some screenshots from EFRO Rovaniemi Airport, Finland in MSFS.
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  29. You only live once Paul. Feed that addiction! ”Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a Flightsimoholic” Cheers Graeme
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  30. Hi all, Here's a sneak preview of an unannounced project that will be coming to X-Plane 12 and Microsoft Flight Simulator - KDTW Detroit Metropolitan Airport! Simply called DTW or Metro Airport. this new product will be coming to Orbx in the new year with the X-Plane version released first. Developed by a small group of Indies (all will be revealed), the airport is being developed to ensure high levels of accuracy. The Motor City team have been building the airport based on real-world drawings and exclusive access to many areas of the airport. With 6 runways and covering an area of 4,850 acres, this is by far the biggest airport project being developed exclusively for Orbx. The airport will feature: Detailed and accurate hangar interiors Custom mesh for XP and MSFS Fully custom and high-definition GSE and static elements. All liveries and vehicle types are IRL, and not from a “generic” library. Toggleable hangar lighting effects in XP through SAM plug-in. Openable hangar doors in XP through SAM plug-in. Hangar door animations in MSFS relating to weather and date/time. Highly accurate terminal interiors 100% custom airport lighting Custom SAM jetways (XPlane) Also planned to complement the MSFS version, we are looking at developing a Detroit City Pack as well as KDET Coleman A. Young International Airport. Enjoy these early work-in-progress shots from X-Plane 12!
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  31. Hi all. When I was about ten years old, my dad sat me down and told me that we Pettichord men had a code we had lived by for generations. It was "Honesty, integrity, hard work." It was part of my heritage and should be part of my own legacy. I took it seriously then and throughout my life. Worked well. And that leads to this week's topic. THIS WEEK'S MEANINGLESS TOPIC: What code has guided you through life? [NOTE: next week's topic will be supplied by paulb. It's a good one, so be sure to check in.]
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  32. As the Black Friday sale is underway, I thought that I would post some random shots of Orbx and Partners products . All are from MSFS.
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  33. In th growing number of better modelled Cities worldwide in MSFS is Dublin the last in the line and a joy to discover so many typical landmarks. I tried to overfly some of these fine reproduced landmarks while flying low and slow over the city via a Tiger Moth in the Irish colors:
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  34. I find myself exploring more of the World with MSFS because of the generally high quality of the scenery. Having said that, I frequently fly in the UK which is my home country. I am delighted that Orbx partner - Burning Blue have released a number of UK airport sceneries for MSFS. I particularly enjoy the ambience of the smaller GA airports, which is their main focus. I now purchase them as soon as they are released. Their attention to detail is exceptional. I regard them as a top-class developer. If I were to make one request, it would be for the human figures to improve. At the moment I would consider them no more than average (except for the lady in the white top) when compared to releases by some other smaller developers - for example AuScene's ReefWorld or Northern Sky's Hawaii airports. To illustrate the high quality and attention to detail, here are some screenshots of EGTO Rochester. There are a few flying shots at the end. Well, I just had to fly!
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  35. I just found out about this from a Reddit user. If you load up the DA62, turn the ELT to on, the PFD screen turns in to a simulator within a simulator. You can select FS1 through to FS4.
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  36. The 40th Anniversary release today included the Hughes H-4. I could not resist taking it for a flight over Molokai, Hawaii (MSFS).
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  37. Free DC3 Enhanced over YBDG.
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  38. Well then chaps Thank you all for taking the time to enter the contest and vote so many great shots by the way. Now then two winners this time round....... Adam Banks. HeKa48 Now then Adam and HeKa 48 well done to you, Now if you shoot Ed an email ed@Orbxsystems.com Saying which prize you would like with your OrbxDirect account details Ed will add your prize to your account. cheers Iain
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  39. Okay first up, I can't thank you guys enough for your help and patience. I can remember years ago, my boss gave me an apprentice who was completely hopeless to train, so now I know how you guys must be feeling trying to get all this computer techno stuff into my old half empty head, at least that kid had youth on his side. Yesterday I said I was going to do something drastic, I did. First I uninstalled the MSFS off my old computer, then off my new computer and reinstalled MSFS....yeeeaaa. This morning I had to see my lung specialist for a checkup, so no time to see if it had turned out okay. So, the good news bad news is, yes the sim is up and running (thank God), that's the good news. The not so good news is MS has made some changes, I think I may now be running the updated Win 11, not sure yet, I haven't had time to check, first things first, can I fly, the answer is YES, but some things not working correctly (controls), and not sure what else, but I'll have to check what is and what isn't, so I'll have to work through them as I have time. I took two screenies of a quick flight, but not sure if they are going to post correctly - no thumb nail picture. I'll post them and see what happens. Expect a few more questions , but hopefully not many. Again many thanks to all, now go and pour yourself a well earned beverage. Don
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  40. To be honest, I was both surprised and disappointed with DX12 performance with the latest 40th anniversary update. DX12 performance was best described as "odd" - it didn't seem that either my CPU or GPU was overloaded but I was getting fps numbers around 18 -20 I have everything on ultra, 1440p, locked at 30 fps , LOD at 175 . Putting everything down to low and LOD at 5 and nothing changed which made me rather suspicious. This was with the Nvidia 522.25 driver. It was very smooth and didn't act like the fps was so low, but the main thread was running at about 80 Just plain peculiar ... DX11 performance was pretty much the same as I had been getting with su10. Over the last few days I have been following a lot of tests in other DX12 games with the latest 522.86 driver. Release notes and results in various videos elaborated on the improved DX12 memory optimization in this driver , although there is nothing in its release notes regarding MS2020. I upgraded from the 522.25 driver to the latest 522.86 driver and in my cases the results were staggering. Memory utilization is about 500 MB less than in SU10 DX12 and GPU utilization measured with CPU-z is about 10% less . This is subjective of course, but it is the smoothest DX12 experience I have had to date and is much more fluid than in DX11. I'm not a fps "chaser", for me it is about visual fidelity and fluid behaviour with no stutters. So if you are experiencing difficulties with the 522.25 driver in DX12 , I would really recommended this as an alternative. If you are not, or are happy with DX11 performance, then the old adage applies. " Don't mess with success ..... " I hope this may be of help if you are experiencing difficulties. But if you aren't and did get this far, thank you for taking the time to read through this note. Be happy that the girl you went to the dance with is the one who you will see again and stick with what is working well for you. Cheers Pete I have attached test screenshots I took at Orbx Mackay and one in the harbour at Skiathos This is with DX12 and DLSS at Quality settings And a few randoms....
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  41. Some screenshots from British Rothera, Antarctic .
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