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  1. My problem is that CYBW is completely missing from anywhere in my ORBX NRM scenery folders. No files at all.. No idea if I once erased them when I first installed global free airports (a few years ago). But now the entire CYBW is a mess of wrong elevations, no buildings, etc. Should I reinstall NRM? EDIT.... Shortly after posting the above, I moved the global freeware airports higher in the scenery library. Now I have the freeware CYWB showing. I will consider it handled
  2. Gorgeous! Chills on the back of my neck moment....
  3. Loved the way you wrote this! As a Saskatchewan resident, that lady in red is about three hours away... Hmmm... (LOL) Seriously, there's a great transport museum at Moose Jaw for those who love old aircraft, cars, trains, etc. Worth a visit. - Kenneth
  4. You have me scratching my heard. He addressed it... But that's not a toast as such? I await your "auld reekie" wisdom. Btw, my folks were from Harthill and Whitburn! Wonder what poems the Bard would have written these days to laud the accomplishments of ORBX? - Kenneth
  5. Man.. I have driven up that road into Glencoe so many times... Alas, those times are mostly 35+ years ago now. Oh, these shots make the currently-frozen, snowbound, flat Canadian prairies (where I am typing this from) seem sooooooo dreary! Och well, got to wear my kilt a few weeks ago as a featured speaker at a Burns supper.... Thanks for these shots oh fellow exile. - Kenneth
  6. Which is why the school is named Kilchuimen Academy, a tip of the hat to the original name of the village before the Jacobite uprising.
  7. I am so thankful for these shots. My parents lived in this village until their passings in August 2007. I lived there for about two years too (1979/80, and again in 1983/84). Now, more than ever, it is time for a computer replacement to run this dream come true combination of X-Plane and True Earth. - Kenneth
  8. Not very often you see them this cloudless however... The rule I used to hear was if you can't see them before you cross to Skye, stay on the mainland. Having said that, even in the mist they are spectacular. While I have your attention, please snap a few shots around Fort Augustus, the village on the south end of Loch Ness. Regards, Kenneth
  9. ORBX has really raised the bar with True Earth.
  10. My old stomping ground... Incredible deja vu, and just where I saw the beastie myself when I was about 21 years old! Well done ORBX on a truly game changing series of innovative products with True Earth. By the way, are there any settings in Xplane to flatten the road on hillsides? Have yet to experience Xplane, so forgive my ignorance.. - Kenneth
  11. Yes, it is a dream come true. What ORBX and X-Plane are doing now is mind blowing. I've been a flight simmer for more than 30 years, and I once started and owned one of the very first addon companies for Microsoft Flight Simulator, more than 25 years ago. (Anyone here remember Visually Incredible Panels, and then The VIP Group?)... What will come in another 25 years? - Regards, Kenneth James Kerr.
  12. Thank you for responding, in truth my suggestion was not strictly directed at you, but at what you were showing. I am well aware that these are beta shots, and that is the reason I pointed out what could be something that requires tweaking before final release. It is so easy to miss something small in a project so vast as True Earth, however, even something small in magnitude can detract from something great in scope, so my comment was intended to be proactive, positive, and contributory. There were trees that appeared to be sitting in the water, and it was worth pointing out for developer scrutiny. Sadly, I have not tried True Earth as my current computer simply will not handle even XP11. However, I am heavily invested in ORBX products as a loyal customer, and am watching the developments with great interest, because what they are doing may well become the deciding factor on whether I build (or buy) my next computer to use with P3d, or Xplane. Thanks for your preview shots, they are appreciated. Kenneth
  13. Looking great. Just watch those trees on the northern shoreline of the Moray Firth, north of Inverness airport (image 14). It would be a shame to go to all of this trouble to take flight sim to a new level, and miss the mark with artifacts like those. I know previous generations of ORBX scenery had the ability to remove these with a change to a setting regarding frozen water in winter. So, something to keep an eye on. - Kenneth
  14. Ohhhh, Inverness.... I moved to Canada from there 31 years ago this summer, and in that picture I can almost see my former house in Culloden. Sad thing is that my old computer can't run XP11. BUT, as soon as a new one arrives, I know what I'm buying. Great preview shots. - Kenneth
  15. In the first two images, I cannot help but wonder if the source images were taken in different seasons. There seems to be a clear demarcation along the crest line between green and brown, snow and no snow. Perhaps I've been away from the Highlands too long, but.... Just does not look quite right. Apart from that, I am almost drooling! This will be a flight sim dream come true. - Kenneth EDIT.... Just read another post in which JV spoke about photos being taken from an aircraft for these sceneries. My comment may just have been rendered invalid!
  16. A lot of interesting releases there, and I hope one day the images will become economically available for TE PNW to extend into Canada. That's outside your control I know... But here's hoping. - Kenneth
  17. Hi Byron Here are important landmarks (POI) in the Loch Ness region. 1. As stated, the lock gates rising along the Caledonian canal in Fort Augustus. 2. As stated, the former Abbey at Fort Augustus.. Now The Highland Club. 3. Urquhart castle near Drumnadrochit. 4. The power station on the east side of Loch Ness beside Foyers Falls. 5. Inverness Castle in the heart of the city. 6. The bridges across the river Ness in the city 7. The Inverness harbour 8. The Kessock Bridge 9. The Caledonian Stadium (football stadium) 10. Raigmore hospital 11. The oil rigs in the Cromarty Firth 12. Fort George at Ardersier 13. The railway viaduct at Culloden Some of these already exist as models in ORBX Scotland so will hopefully be on your list already. Hope this helps as a guide. - Kenneth Kerr
  18. I will second the call for Inverness. And when you are doing the Loch Ness area, please do a nice job on Fort Augustus with the rising locks of the Caledonian canal, the abbey, etc. My former home! (and a long way from where I am now in the prairie of Canada!). - Kenneth
  19. Hello Doug. Thank you for responding. I ran the verify files just now, and yes it did find something missing. As a result it downloaded and installed four files. Alas, after firing up FSX again, the black areas still exist on Edinburgh Castle's ancient walls. Methinks I have the digital equivalent of graffiti in the old city! Thanks again. And, since you are in Calgary, greetings from South East Saskatchewan! - Kenneth
  20. Let me preface this by saying I am 99.99999999% happy with ORBX products! So, this is not a complaint, just a query as to whether or not anyone else has a few missing textures in the walls and a few buildings, in Edinburgh Castle in ORBX Scotland. Also, any suggestions on getting this looking as it should? Regards Kenneth
  21. Thank you JV for your foresight, and your support of those of us who use and enjoy AFS2. Although there may be no financial benefit now, may you see your profits soaring in the future when more people come to this platform. - Kenneth J Kerr
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