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  1. 1. My request was that the list be published here so that no concerns are missed in the coming update. 2. I was hoping that you and the developer could indicate the kind of time-frame we are looking at for any update to YBBN - rapid-response timing has not been a strong point in Orbx's recent history. 3. If it is a free service pack that is being prepared, that is great, thank you!
  2. Hi Nick As one of the early participants in this discussion, I am glad to come back now and find an administrator who is listening, noting concerns, and reporting those concerns back to the developer. That is what should have happened with the very first post, rather than locking the thread. That is the kind of response that could have short-circuited a lot of the negative press that Orbx has since endured. It's the kind of response that builds consumer confidence and loyalty. A few salient points for Orbx to consider: 1. Now that Orbx is listening, and the consumer base is beginning to feel as if it might have been heard, is it possible to give us the complete list of things that the developer is going to rectify so that if something has been missed or has not yet been brought to your attention it can be (now) so that the next iteration of YBBN is a refreshingly pleasing product to all users. 2. It might also be confidence-boosting to know that the planned rectification of those issues is being attended to in a matter of days/weeks rather than months/years. (I brought to Orbx attention a couple of years ago that the new runway was almost completed and requested that Orbx update YBBN for FSX/P3D to reflect that, and nothing was done about it until now - more than a year since that runway opened.) 3. Further, it would be reassuring to those of us who have already parted with our cash to know that the update will be offered to us free of charge. I await your response.
  3. Isn't it amazing what a little pressure (applied in the right place and in the right way) can achieve! Now for Orbx to take this very valid criticism on the chin and do something to restore consumer confidence in a decent update asap!!
  4. What is even more worrying now, though, is the fact that one of the Orbx team members has locked an earlier thread on this forum so no further unflattering comments can be added. As I said above, for the 50% price I paid, I am satisfied with the additional runway, taxiways and apron areas - but this airport does not represent good value at full price. To lock a thread expressing that same view is commercial censorship and such behaviour has no place in the flightsim world. When a developer does this because they do not like what they are reading, how can it possibly serve to build confidence in the publisher or its content??????? I would urge any user who has already expressed their frustration about YBBN in that locked thread, and any other user who has frustrations (ILS, jetways, lack of detail, out of date details, etc.) to come to this thread and re-post their concerns, or express any other experience/frustrations with the product here. I would also urge any dissatisfied YBBN customer to encourage others to come and express themselves here too. They will be forced to listen if there is a deluge of consumer comment. If Orbx is honest they would certainly have to admit that their YBBN product falls way short of the standard set by the recently-released YPAD airport from Impulse. And if they are genuine in a desire to provide quality products for MSFS users rather than rush an inferior product to market for the sake of $, they will listen, respond in a mature and responsible way, and where necessary, take it on the chin as they should. And if Orbx locks this thread too, let's take to all the MSFS forums on Facebook and elsewhere and tell the whole flightsim world how Orbx handles consumer dissatisfaction.
  5. I have been a long-time Orbx customer (many products), and have had both earlier versions of YBBN for P3D, and therefore qualified for the 50% discount for this updated version of the airport. I appreciated the fact that this good discount was offered, and feel that there was a satisfactory level of value for money, now having the new runway, taxiways and additional aprons represented at this very important Aussie airport. There are, however, some howevers. 1. I would have felt severely ripped off had I had to pay full price for the tiny advancement in quality that this product provides other than the features mentioned above. 2. The airport buildings do not appear to represent a complete make-over, and one glaring example of that is the fact that the Qantas signage at the domestic terminal building is that of the previous logo/font combination which is now years out of date. This is our major domestic and international airline, gentlemen, and the Qantas domestic terminal probably by far the most-used part of the airport - it should have been brought up to date. It took me less that an hour of checking to find the correct files, and graphics work in photoshop to replace those signs with the current logo (see aerial shot below) ... surely your professionals should have done that in the first place and done it to a truly professional standard. 3. There are quite a few other things that other users have mentioned as well in various forums and facebook groups - eg better terminal detailing inside and out. I trust that rather than excusing the product (as one team member has done already), Orbx will take a good honest look at the product and its competition (Impulse's recent YPAD for example), and do something about upgrading YBBN properly? I hope I can look forward to a not-too-distant update which will see this airport become something Orbx can honestly be proud to put its name to.
  6. Am I correct in assuming that the B787 pictured here is an Asobo/Microsoft AI model, using one of the Community liveries?? The two Orbx A380 aircraft in this scenery are very well done, as are the GA aircraft, so I find it hard to believe Orbx would do such a poor model as this Boeing (and there appear to be no Boeings in the YSSY package anyway). If it is an AI model by Asobo/Microsoft, why is it such a poor model and totally unacceptable repaint? The Asobo/Microsoft AI A320s in the NEO livery are as well done as the Orbx A380s. Does one infer from this shoddy AI model that the authors are biased and put little or no time into the Boeing models? Whoever is responsible for this AI aircraft should hang their heads in shame and get on with doing a decent job. I am sure 99% of simmers would prefer not to have such models, as they look so out of place in a quality scenery package, and negatively impact the immersion experience.
  7. The new 01L / 19R runway in Brisbane opens today - the first commercial flight scheduled from this runway being a Virgin Australia flight to Cairns YBCS. There are no doubt many Australian or Oceania flight simmers who would like to know if/when this runway will be added to the YBBN scenery. So far I have not seen an answer in this forum from anyone at Orbx, unless I have overlooked one of the threads. May we request an announcement one way or the other from Orbx at this significant time? Many thanks, Brian
  8. Thanks Chris I'm using a GTX980, but with my current monitor and P3D settings, my graphics are now acceptable at YMML and similar to YSSY. Thankfully, I consider my YMML problems to now be solved. Cheers, Brian
  9. Any progress towards addition of the new runway (01L and 17R)?? That new runway (along with the associated taxiways) is almost complete and ready for opening next month.
  10. I have reduced AI traffic to 18% and reduced the amount of shadows, autogen and distances at which they show, and my frame rates have barely changed - maybe an additional 2-3fps. However, your suggestion re 8xMSAA setting did the trick. Thank you!
  11. My AI is fairly conservative as it is, at 35%. My concern is that your Brisbane airport is so much better than Melbourne - frame rates in excess of 33fps (Brisbane), whereas I am flat out getting 10% (Melbourne). I have all my YMML settings minimised. All your other airports are also fine, even with much higher airport by airport settings. Why is the YMML airport so appallingly slow when compared with all others? Same computer, settings, season, time, date, AI settings, aircraft, external point of view, weather, ... it is something to do with YMML. Cheers, Brian
  12. Hi Nick, Perhaps you could pass on these comments to the development team? I am sure there are a LOT of users hanging out for an update to YBBN. The new runway and taxiways are virtually complete (no pun intended!) so an update with the new runway and taxiways would be great, and at the same time update the Qantas and Virgin signage as well as ground textures - those things are all locked in and well known already. I'm sure that for many years now there will be new buildings, changes to the road system, and possibly an additional terminal building, but they could be added at a later times. Cheers, Brian
  13. I have a real problem with frame rates at Orbx YMML V3 - usually only 8-9fps. With the same conditions and settings, on the same computer, using the same sim (P3D V4.5 HF2) at Orbx YBBN I get 32.3fps. At the FlyTampa YSSY, a larger airport, with higher detail settings and more AI traffic, I get 25.7fps. So why such terrible frame rates at YMML? I have minimised the YMML settings, both airside and landside, with almost no effect. I cannot find any other YMML bgl files in my system that could be interfering, but any suggestions as to where to I should look would be welcomed in case I have missed something! For all those frame rate checks, I used the same computer, with the same P3D settings, the same time/day/date, same weather and AI settings, the same aircraft, etc. My software setup includes Orbx Australia V2, Orbx AI Australia and New Zealand (using International and Australia and New Zealand AI only), plus Traffic Global Early Release. I would really like to resolve these huge discrepancies for YMML, as it becomes almost unusable at those frame rates. Cheers, Brian
  14. Dear Orbx support staff I have the following problems at YBBN despite re-installation of both AUV2 and YBBN several times. Domestic terminal has old default buildings (which should have been removed) sitting over the Orbx buildings The Orbx International terminal building is mostly missing except for the sign, but at this terminal the new building sometimes appears. Any suggestions would be welcome.
  15. Thanks very much Nick - I've applied these settings and have a huge increase in performance over central London. Though I'm an Aussie, I loved living in England 2001-2007, and will really enjoy GA flying around the countryside I am so familiar with now! (Vertx DA62).
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