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Everything posted by dominique

  1. A good point which is not far from mine. An out-the-way city pack needs to be more clearly linked to simming. No need for a gigantic hub but a couple of quaint little airports around would enhance the product indeed. PS Just bought Dubai. A nice piece of scenery and easy on my old jalopy
  2. A couple of possible explanations If I may : - Do people know that they are so cheap ? I didn’t before looking into the product pages after reading your post. - a lot of simmers have not upgraded their computer due to the insane hardware market. An addon like Dubai raises an obvious issue for a lot of us : will it not bring my rig to its silicon knees ? Is it optimized enough ? - are you sure that your promotional presentation is made for simmers ? My own take, I am a warbird and GA flyer who mostly does less than one hour flight. I like Dubai as a starting point because there are East of the UAE very nice landscapes for visual flights (Jebel al Harim, coastal jebels to Mascate). No mention of it in your presentation. Dubai is also a large hub for airliners. No mention of it. Your presentation is almost disconnected from the hobby.It is more like a Architectural Tourism Promotion Agency blurb. To make it short. Is it the product or is it how it is sold ? I didn’t buy it but I am intrigued so I will.
  3. Good to read. The Himalayas and Central Asia mesh is a superb product. Do the Andes as good as this one and you will have a bunch of happy campers in MSFS.
  4. Just a feedback to Orbx. A good product very much appreciated on my end. It does significantly enhance flying in this region which has become new bush territories. A winning combo with the Milviz Porter. If you could have now a look at the Andes...
  5. The problem is that the default mesh quality is not consistent. I have just flown from Srinagar to Kargil through the valleys. It is quite good in the first half, not so good to frankly bad around Zojila pass in the second half.
  6. Maybe a complement to my post. The nice screenshots upthread should not let you think that this is all about great landscapes over peaks and ridges. Looking. And then what ? You can’t spend your life gaping at Mount Everest ! This is about flying ! For millenia, this region has been inhabited and crossed by trade roads in the valleys and the high altitude plains (yes, there are plains too ) and deserts. It has been and still is, for geographical reasons, a strategic buffer disputed between the Russian and British empires then now between China and India. The aircraft have replaced the dromaders and there are quite a few airports. Some easy, some not... Most really interesting. A multitude of flights. Set up your Neofly FBO in Gilgit, Leh, Dibrugarh, Dushanbe or Putao, you’ll see.
  7. A very welcome product and I am glad it covers not only the central Himalayas but also the Tian Shan and the Altai massifs, Northern Burma, Pakistan, Kirghizistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. It wouldn’t interest me otherwise. I have made quite a few flights in these regions. MSFS ground imagery makes flying there a memorable experience if you like flying rough and high terrains , geography and history (Silk roads, the Hump, the NW Frontier etc.) . The mesh is often good but not always and could be better anyway. 20 GB is an ouch! for my capped bandwidth but I look forward to it.
  8. Shed a tear (of joy !) to see good ole KORS on the list. Hey @Ken Hall @Tim Harris if there is =one= product fit for FS20, it is your Jackson/Tapini combo. Eagerly looking forward to it !
  9. Hi Enzo, Pilot's product is a mesh, a map of terrain elevations, OpenLC South Am is a different animal entirely, it is a map of land uses. I've flown this region a little bit, both are complementary and bring value to each other.
  10. I’ve upgraded another computer with W7 home (or whatever its name). It was free too move it to standard W10 .
  11. Hi Rich I upgraded my computers to W10 few days ago. The upgrade is still free. What you have to do is to download the Media Creation Tool (strange name ! preferably at microsoft.com) and launch it. If you have W7Pro, it will upgrade it to W10Pro. This is what it did for me. I have 3 SSD and 1 HD, no problem. Windows gets activated automatically. Don't see any problem so far with other hardware or software. It took a little time to dowload all the new drivers and I had to help him once but nothing to worry. It takes the best part of half a day. MS won't support 7 anymore soon but also their new sim will work only on 10.
  12. Me too. That much green also in the Jebel al Harim peninsula and Bandar Abbas region ? Maybe the cause is the extreme zoom out which blurs everything. Looking forward to see a little closer, the Straits of Tiran KSA side, Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, Lagos urban sprawl, the red mountain massif in Mali, the red Congo river in the jungle in Kisangani, Zanzibar ...
  13. A quaint use of colors . The first video I ever made, was the same flight with the P-51, a very short but superb flight !
  14. Just a reminder. I initiated this thread when I read a guy from Eagle Dynamics writing on his forum that they had talks with A2A and OrbX. I was amazed to see a very positive response on the two forums to my posts. In DCS, I fly the L-39 which has almost no avionics, is mostly a ground attack aircraft , and cannot go higher than 20k (more or less). So, as many users, I feel that better sceneries would be welcome (I've the Caucasus and the Gulf). Should I add that flying the aircraft is interesting in itself (besides strafing the vilains ) : VFR , IFR landing etc. I don't have specific figures but I intuitively think that DCS may have a much larger user base than AF2 for which OrbX has a line of products. So it didn't seem absurd that ED and OrbX had talks, knowing that talks are... talks.
  15. The young lady admitted that she didn't know something that happened long before she was born and asked the OP (Older Person...) about it. Isn't the way to deal with one's ignorance. Admit and ask. She should be commended not mocked.
  16. My 2560*1440 28" fills my view nicely at about 90cm. My next rig will have a larger screen and resolution I suppose but I find a little strange to see thant the neverending discussions about the best anti-aliasing have not being put to rest with the superb 4k resolution.
  17. This is not deep, there is just a rocknroll song where the expression is used in a way that would be not possible today, I suppose. The feminists would go bersek. Your post reminded me of it. Black Velveteen.
  18. You remind me of an Electro Rock song...
  19. Thank you Rodger, appreciated . Another side hobby to flight simulation that I discovered two years ago. I like RPGs but at the end of a game, that's it ! The game is over. With flight simulation you can do plenty of other stuff, screenshots , videos, repaints, sceneries, and, for the smarter of us (not me...), aircraft. Even if you are not the Leonard of the flight simulation world, it keeps the interest up.
  20. You need to buy a 3rd party mesh (leave your slider at 5 m !) or download one if you find a freeware. The default mesh is not good enough to show the Alps in their splendor. I thought OrbX had a special pack for EU, I may be mistaken . I was thinking of https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftx-global-airport-pack (many of them in Europe have been made by Sylvain Delepierre who made Asiago and Saanen). You can crisscross the Alps with them.
  21. Thank you the MCX tip Scott. I used it in sceneries, never thought of it to avoid the tedious back and forth to the sim. Never too late to learn.
  22. It certainly looks better than what we have now ! I think of two questions : - will the military airfields have the full treatment ? In the past, Orbx was pretty much shying away of doing much for them. - as orthos are so expensive, why not make a LC region in Hawaii as you used to ?
  23. You will enjoy OpenLC EU ! To enjoy even more flying the Alps, two other things will help : - get yourself a good mesh (19 m or below) to see sharp peaks and not rounded mountains - see that you have the Orbx freeware airports EU package plus the Saanen and Asiago airfields (also freeware) You can have a feeling of them in a couple of my videos.
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