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Sorry if I'm not jumping with joy. I really don't think the impact is that big, and even in the comparison shots, I found it difficult to see which one was before and after. Yes the resolution is better, and some autogen I can clearly see is region depended,  but as I prefer flying airliners at 30000 Ft,  it surely doesn't look make sense to get it.

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8 minutes ago, jlund said:

Sorry if I'm not jumping with joy. I really don't think the impact is that big, and even in the comparison shots, I found it difficult to see which one was before and after. Yes the resolution is better, and some autogen I can clearly see is region depended,  but as I prefer flying airliners at 30000 Ft,  it surely doesn't look make sense to get it.

I understand it's less important for pure ailine pilots. However, I am a mostly GA flyer and very often have been annoyed by the ugly low-resolution buildings close to airfields where I landed. I'm really happy ORBX finally got this done.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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Oh yes! Finally! This has been some time coming, and looks to be well worth the wait for the GA Orbx crew! No airline flying for me either, so this is the perfect ticket to update all the low res autogen buildings. Ready to purchase this one!

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Not sure I really understand something. It's only replacing the textures on the default P3D autogen, but not the Regions' custom autogen textures? So the custom autogen will have lower quality textures than the P3D default after this?

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1 hour ago, fjacobsen said:

Next question is the FPS impact for my GPU - a GTX960 4GB ?

Hi fjacobsen, so far neither I nor the testers have seen an appreciable change in FPS between default and BuildingsHD.  I'm running a laptop with i7 6700HQ and GeForce GTX 970M 3GB.  I think your card should run it just fine :)

 

52 minutes ago, Gabe777 said:

Have you done the colourful wooden houses in the Alaskan villages ?

 

I'd buy just for those !

Hi Gabe, adding additional building varieties and variations was beyond the scope of the project; this is a texture and model replacement for the existing autogen varieties that you see in the sim.  So no colorful Alaskan villages, sorry!  But I think you'll find the rest of the buildings in Alaska have a more realistic and detailed appearance, great for low-level bush flying.

 

1 hour ago, jlund said:

Sorry if I'm not jumping with joy. I really don't think the impact is that big, and even in the comparison shots, I found it difficult to see which one was before and after. Yes the resolution is better, and some autogen I can clearly see is region depended,  but as I prefer flying airliners at 30000 Ft,  it surely doesn't look make sense to get it.

Hi jlund, I think you might be surprised by the increase in realism that you'd see on visual approaches, both day and night (at some point, I'm betting that you bring that airliner down from 30,000 ft ;) )  The difference in lighting, contrast, and regional variety of the buildings makes quite a positive impact on the landscape from even several thousand feet up.  Plus, while taxiing at airports surrounded by buildings you will be sure to see the difference.  Hope you don't mind me adding my two cents; figured I'd make my best sales pitch to the airliner crowd :)

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1 hour ago, FireRx said:

Credit Card at the ready :lol:  Aimee, what's the File size of this bad boy?

 

Current installed filesize is 4.7GB, but that's subject to a bit of change as the files are being finalized.

 

4 minutes ago, patful said:

Not sure I really understand something. It's only replacing the textures on the default P3D autogen, but not the Regions' custom autogen textures? So the custom autogen will have lower quality textures than the P3D default after this?

Hi patful, actually BuildingsHD will indeed also replace the custom autogen textures for almost all Orbx regions (see the compatibility list below the FAQ above).  The only exceptions are the TrueEarth regions currently released for P3D/FSX and Germany North/South.  Hope that's some good news for ya :)

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Wow, that's great news! Really travelling to all those different countries to give us the most accurate selection of buildings of the whole world shows an amazing degree of dedication. I will instantly buy this, and I'm sure you all know that I like flying a bigger aircraft.

 

6 hours ago, jlund said:

Sorry if I'm not jumping with joy. I really don't think the impact is that big, and even in the comparison shots, I found it difficult to see which one was before and after. Yes the resolution is better, and some autogen I can clearly see is region depended,  but as I prefer flying airliners at 30000 Ft,  it surely doesn't look make sense to get it.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the type of aircraft you like to fly, airliner and GA pilots alike are going to profit massively from this addon. I know no airport that's not surrounded by at least a few hundred houses on the approach path. It's the overall impression that counts.

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It is all coming thick and fast at the moment.

What a wonderful addition to our flying this will be.

A big thanks to Scott, Bill and all of the others who have worked on this for our to enhance our flight simming enjoyment(and money:lol::lol::lol:)

ORBX rules, OK!8)

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5 minutes ago, Dmitriy Kozyrev said:

Hey @Aimee Sanjari, what about those Russian autogen screenshots from the announcement post? Don't see them above.

 

Hi Dmitriy, rest assured, Russia got the full BuildingsHD treatment as well, and the textures previewed earlier will indeed be part of the package :)  Keep an eye on the Previews page over the coming days; we'll probably post some screenshots from Russia and other regions that didn't make it into this post.

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Excellent, really looking forward to this!

 

I'm a huge fan of addons that make big improvements to the base default experience of the whole sim or large areas of it. Better default autogen buildings is one of the last pieces of this puzzle!

 

With Global + Vector + Trees HD + Buildings HD (+LC's where available, hopefully eventually the whole world), I can fly anywhere and still get a reasonably decent scenery experience. The only piece that is not ORBX (yet) is an HD upgrade to default airport buildings, so I've used a non-orbx addon from REX for that which completes the picture.

 

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10 minutes ago, Colin David Hodds said:

after the disaster of TE GB Im holding off not sure rtx 2080 is man enough. Specs please ORBX this time video card memory  and processor  of course if you to fix TEGB I would be more willing to part with my money. EX ORBX fan .

 

Read Mr. Armstrong's comment above, he's using an i7 6700HQ and GeForce GTX 970M 3GB.

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21 hours ago, Scott Armstrong said:

The only exceptions are the TrueEarth regions currently released for P3D/FSX and Germany North/South.  Hope that's some good news for ya :)

Whats the reason for the True earth regions being an exception please? 

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11 minutes ago, kevinfirth said:

Whats the reason for the True earth regions being an exception please? 

 

BuildingsHD will replace the current building textures and default autogen.bgl library objects for most Orbx products, including:

  • Global
  • OpenLC Europe, North America, and South America
  • All currently available P3D/FSX regions EXCEPT TrueEarth Great Britain South, TrueEarth Netherlands, EU Germany North, and EU Germany South (these regions come pre-packaged with their own custom detailed autogen buildings).
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