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  1. 32 points
    Hello everyone, We have been hard at work since November to further enhance your experience when flying over TrueEarth Great Britain South for XP11. Many of the fixes, additions and improvements have been a result of customer requests and our desire to improve the realism of the region even more. Here are the main improvements in SP1: Removed buildings from airports (as long as they have a boundary set in X-Plane) Added Ambient Occlusion (AO) ground and wall effects to autogen Updated autogen to PBR Upgraded tree placement algorithm (forests are now even more accurate) Updates to autogen placement, fixed reported building rotation bugs Made the roads darker to better match the ortho, and these are now enabled by default Added supermarkets (Sainsbury's, Lidl, Morrisons, ASDA and IKEA) Added fast food outlets Numerous small bug fixes with object placements Some optimisation to London buildings to improve performance In addition we have added 192 344 new Point of Interest (POI) 3D models to the regions including: Many castles Stately homes Every stadium over 7,500 seats Many cathedrals Bridges Other POIs The majority of models are new, others are redone versions of previous models. Also note that we have enhanced many ports and harbours including boats, ports and cranes, shipping yards etc. Here is the complete list of POIs added to TEGB South SP1:Various Gasometers (London)Various Static Boats, CranesCastles Beckington CastleSalisbury CathedralSaint Michael MountGloucester CathedralCanterbury CathedralMacLaren TechClifton Suspension BridgeBristol CathedralNATS RadarGuildford CathedralRoyal CrescentWinchester CathedralEden ProjectRochester CathedralKidderminster Viaduct 1Kidderminster Viaduct 2SatcomCastles Christchurch CastleCastles Pevensey CastleColchester CastleChilham CastleScotney CastleLeybourne CastleHastings CastleKinnersley CastleAllington CastleLongford CastleTonbridge CastlePlace HouseUpnor CastleSutton Valence CastlePendennis castleIOW FerryMarisco CastleRose BowlSouthwold PierWeston Grand PierCity GroundSt Andrews StadiumSelhurst ParkBET365 StadiumLondon StadiumAmex StadiumAshton Gate StadiumStamford BridgeThe HawthornsEmirates StadiumSt Marys StadiumStadium MKWembley StadiumThe ValleyVilla ParkMolineux StadiumOxford City CenteBanwell CastleEastnor CastleWolvesey CastleCooling CastleRougemont Castle ExeterChiddingstone CastleSherborn CastleSecond Severn BridgeNorris CastleKim Bolton CastleKing Power StadiumBrampton Bryan CastleWilton CastleCooling CastleBeckington CastleChiddingstone CastleBanwell CastleCaverswall CastleWolvesey CastleBrampton Bryan CastleNorris CastleLongtown CastleWalton CastleStourton CastleBramber CastlePortman RoadStraddle carrier4Dean CourtPriestfield StadiumSandy ParkRoots HallBurnham on Sea High SomersetPevensey CastleInce CastleElvaston HallPengersick CastleHurst CastleKimbolton CastleLewes CastlePortsmouth Naval MonumentSubmarine bunkersSmeatons TowerRoyal CitadelMount Batten TowerTavy House BlueTavy House GreenTavy House RedFort AlbertFort MoncktonFort GilkickerSt Helens FortNML FortFort BrockurstFort CumberlandSpitbank FortHorse Sand FortFort VictoriaGolden Hill FortFort RownerDungeness Power StationBigbenCoventry CathedralHarringworth Rail ViaductSixways StadiumKassam StadiumBrewery FieldBescot StadiumLiberty StadiumPenydarren ParkPontypool ParkMillennium StadiumHuish ParkTottenham Hotspurs StadiumColchester Community StadiumTwerton ParkCardiff Arms ParkParc y ScarletsCardiff City StadiumMemorial StadiumSt James ParkSWALEC StadiumRodney ParadePride Park StadiumKenilworth RoadNew MeadowCroydon TowerCrystal PalaceT owerBAE Complex on Portsdown HillRoyal GarrisonPyramids CentreIOW BuildingClocktowerD-Day MuseumSpice Island May Rose MuseumM33HMS BristolBritish American Racing HQPortsmouth CathedralStill & West PubOld PortsmouthRound TowerHMS WarriorCastles Pembridge CastleLizardNorth ForelandLundy Island SouthPakefieldDovercourt HighLongshipsEast Nene Sutton BridgeTater DuDuIlfracombePortland BreakwateBurnham on sea lowgorlestonHunstantonWatchet HarbourAnvil PointPortland BillLyde RockPendeenSt Andrew s ChurchFolkestone PierShorehamRoyal SovereignLundy Island NorthSouthwoldNab TowerBerkeley Pill RearBelle ToutHartland Pointcrow pointdungeness 2Start PointOrfordnessBow CreekLowestoftBerry Headdungeness 1Gorleston South PierRamsgate West PierBull PointSouth Foreland LowDubris PharosRound IslandBlack Nore LighthouseHurst PointSt AgnesPortland Bill LowSt AnthonyTeignmouthWolf RockPortishead PointEddystonePortland Bill HighLynmouth ForelandBishop Rock LighthouseHappisburghHarwich LowGunfleetBerkeley Pill FrontPlymouth BreakwaterLundy IslandSt Cartherines OratoryWintertonSt CatherinesSmeatons TowerChapel RockSouth Foreland HighHarwich HighCromerDovercourt LowGodrevyPeninns HeadWest Nene Sutton BridgeTrevose HeadCarrow RoadHome ParkCraven CottageNew Den StadiumFratton ParkMeadow LaneTrent BridgeMadejski StadiumLoftus RoadWelford Road StadiumSkyStudiosTescosSthBkTowerShellCntr100BishopsgateScalpelSGAptsBT TowerHeron TowerCubeSky News HubSky Gillette22 Bishops gateOXO TowerTwickenhamSky Carp arksNational TheatreSky CentralSky Out Buildings (Near Heathrowe)Tate ModernGillette CentreCastles Hurst CastleBrighton MuseumBrighton StationShoreham Power StationBrighton PavilionShoreham WarehouseCastles Tintangel CastleColchester CastleRochester CastleBrownsea CastleCarn Brea CastleStar CastleHedingham CastleCromwells CastleElvaston CastleDeal CastleHertford CastleDownton CastleFort HooHartlebury CastleTreago CastleLulworth CastleOdiham CastleST Mawes CastleGoodrich CastleLaunceston CastleSnodhill CastlePorchester CastleHadleigh CastleCalshot CastleStarkey CastleWalden CastleMackworth CastleRye CastleFranklins GardensCentre CourtCrystal Place National Sports CentreRecreation GroundCounty GroundKingsholm StadiumSt Lawrence GroundLondon Road StadiumCastles Kentchurch courtCastles Clifford CastleLangstone Tech ParkMarchwood IncineratorMedina MosqueeWilton CastleGrace RoadLongtown CastleWithdean StadiumAbbey StadiumNO 1 COURTAdams ParkPembridge CastleCaerhays CastleBerry Pomeroy CastleRufus CastleCompton CastleCorfe CastleWoodsfordPowderham CastlePlympton CastleCroft CastleGidleigh CastleHemyock CastleArundel CastlePortland CastleOkehampton CastleKingswear CastleSt Catherine CastleAffeton CastleSalcombe CastleLongthorpe CastleDrogo CastleWatermouth CastleBickleigh CastlePennsylvania CastleTiverton CastleLydford Castle Here are some screenshots of the improvements and POIs: New PBR autogen models with reflections, bump textures and new night lighting: New darker roads that integrate much better into the ortho: Many cities are improved, such as Portsmouth: Missing items such as bridges have now been added: Too many castles to mention, such as Arundel in West Sussex: Many new stadiums, such as Amex in Brighton: And much much more .... SP1 will be announced as available released shortly, and you can update using Orbx Central.
  2. 26 points
    A little mix of caps from TEGB South & TEGB Central in X Plane 11.32... Also using XVision with my own modded preset. I would like to extend a huge thank you to Ken Hall for the help and kindness he has given me... you are a star and these first caps are for you mate Thank you for looking
  3. 25 points
    Hello all, Just a heads up that we have service packs aplenty coming in the coming week. First up is SP1 for TE Netherlands AFS2, followed by SP1 for TE GB South for P3D. Finally we have a MASSIVE set of upgrades coming for TE GB South and a Central for XP11. A full preview post is coming on Monday, listing the literally hundreds of new POIs, bug fixes and improvements, but I thought I would show you a little teaser of what is in store, Here is Arundel Castle in West Sussex, complete with PBR textures: Note how the light affects the walls and surfaces? PBR is a major element of the service packs and we’ll show you more on Monday.
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    Whilst it may seem that our early customers back in the FSX days have helped the company's success, the reality is that Orbx created the demand for those products through its marketing and quality of product and service. We made products that people wanted to buy. Had we not done so, we would not have grown as a company nor would we have attracted those customers. We rewarded those customers' loyalty by not charging a cent for the move from FSX to P3D, an enormous multi-year program costing hundreds of thousands of dollars and untold man-hours. All this while most of the FS industry were happy to charge all over again for those ports. Even now, with 2-3 new sim platforms we still do not charge full price for cross-grades. Nobody else in the industry does that. There is no obligation on our part to reward those early customers ad infinitum by continuing to develop for an orphaned platform which roots back into technology from 15-20 years ago. Some may feel this is a harsh approach to take but it is simply the reality of technological progress.
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    I was happy to allocate a little more time for flying during the last days, which I devoted to TE GB under XP. I (naturally) started in the London area, from there to the South, and ended up high in Scotland. Frankly, I am really blown away how well it looks. Fields, woods, little settlements or granges nestled into the landscape, it all fits neatly together and makes sense. That's the way I ever wanted to experience flight simulation. And using the ORBX suggested xVision and Ultra Weather settings, this leaves nothing to be desired in visual appeal either. To me, this is a perhaps bigger step into the future than some of the upgrades the base sims made recently, although I understand this kind of scenery wouldn't have been possible with the sims we had a few years ago. On the way from Inverness to the Shetland Islands I understand, not everyone will love or even need this. Those who have most of the fun in programming FMCs and perfecting procedures, may just not require it, and that's totally fine. However, I myself have always been an avid VFR flyer. Yes, I still try to improve my pilotage skills, make good landings, learn ATC usage etc. However, I am not ashamed to mostly enjoy sightseeing in beautiful landscape. While I had a chance to see a few stunning countries like NZ in my life, there are enough left which I never set my foot on, including GB. Thus, learning and experiencing more on these has always been another driving force for flight simulation to me. This dream comes true with the True Earth series, and just the sheer knowledge it's not something synthetic but the real thing I see below adds to my experience. I just completed a flight from Inverness to Sumburgh with the great cliff at the end - while this is not even a spectacular region like, e.g., the Alpin mountains, it's pure joy to fly and discover. Sumburgh Now there's one downside. I start to get weary of landclass sceneries. I don't want to, but it happens. Unfortunately, this includes some places in PNW like the beautiful surrounding of Vancouver, further down the San Francisco Bay Area, New Zealand, my own Home Country Germany, and more. The TE series even more opened my eyes for the shortcomings of those synthetic sceneries, like knife-cut villages, roads going strange ways, in the worst case through buildings, houses wildly scattered instead adjusted along streets, and more. I tell to myself, I had fun with the areas so far and I'll certainly go on using them. However, I can't see them the way I did so far. Now I only hope for my friends from the Prepar3d world, this version will - literally - come to speed soon as well. I am much less concerned about my friends from the AeroflyFS world as this is a natural bed for TE anyway. Thanks for reading, Michael
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  10. 15 points
    Not that I'm greedy for likes, I'm just wondering.
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    Back to P3D, yesterday I made a very pleasant flight from L70 to KSAN in the A319 just to se if it could be done. Planned it in PFPX and followed all SID's and STAR's and had a hands on RNAV approach, I loved doing this. Maybe soon in X-Plane with the FF A320, need to make a decision. The green roofs again, so I reloaded P3D and took out a Bonanza and all was right with KSAN, I wonder if it's a loading problem or something?
  14. 13 points
    XP11.32 / xEnviro 1.06 / xVision / 4K
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    New BONUS feature! A freeware "airport" - EGLH Needles Lighthouse. You can choose it as a starting point for helicopter ops.
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    Hi all, another update for ESSA is available now. P3D changes: - Option to not use normal maps for asphalt texture added to the Config Tool. This should eliminate issues where ground look noisy at night time for users with certain Anti-Aliasing settings and some other setups. - Runway lights objects can now be selected in the Config Tool. They have no effect on the lighting but may affect frames. - New Dynamic Lights. Old ones could cause issues where they didn't turn on when arriving to the airport. The new ones also better reflect the real life look at ESSA as all apron lights nowadays are LED-lamps. Removes some of the nice immersion at the airport but is now more correct and should, most importantly, work in all situations. FSX changes: - Fixed various missing objects such as the Jumbo Hostel and the fog-light effect on the apron. For both platforms: - Missing night textures for some objects, including some of the gates which caused an issue in FSX. - The fire training plane is now back.
  17. 13 points
    Holy cow, I bought and installed TEGB South in about an hour. So I started at my favorite airport on Earth, EGLC and just looked around. I don't have those fancy xVision and LUT things installed yet but heck, I'm starting to learn and thanks to @John Venema I have the controls down pat! Thanks JV! This XP sim is WICKED! I love it, I wish I had some complex planes, and maybe there are payware ones out there I don't know about yet. Oh! And that dopey mysterious controller is my Orb Weaver, I bought it a while ago and use it a LOT in P3D and can see it being used even more in XP, Froogle turned me on to it. So all I have to do is ignore it and I'm good to go. What took me so long? Dunno. I still LOVE P3D and will still buy ALL Orbx makes for it. And gonna start buying all of the XP Orbx stuff too. I run it on an external 8 TB drive and once loaded it works perfectly so I have a ton of room on it. I even had XP load the entire Earth when I installed it. But Orbx is my thing. I also want to thank all you guys who encouraged me to get it and you guys who have helped and offered to help, this is what makes this forum the best one in the world, in my opinion.
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    Hunting alone and in a pack well kind off !!!!
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    My wife has been keeping me busy with remodeling the first-floor restroom. She left to go shopping so I used the time to sneak some yoke time in. I've had this de Havilland DHC-2 for some time. I can kick myself in the rear for not trying it out sooner. Very durable and quite nice to fly. Loving the ORBX: Refuge Cove Seaplane Base.
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    Just some random testing at Sumburgh in Xp
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    XP11.32r2 / Ultra Weather XP / xVision / 4K
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    My first XVision Preset "Natural Colour by Renault" is now available in the Tips & Techniques section. Below are a few sample screenshots with the preset. All are straight from the XPlane "V" key Thanks very much for viewing Cheers Renault Oban Manchester Barton Manchester Barton Southampton London Gatwick Sandown ENHA Hamar Stafsberg
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    I can safely say that the TE series is selling faster than any of our FTX landclass regions in the past, so I think we have struck a chord with this direction.
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    A trend we are noticing is people jumping from FSX to XP11, which is a brave new world for anyone to embrace, especially in terms of investment in compatible add ons. However, if you want to move with the times, then at some point you need to make a leap of faith into a new platform and adapt to suit. It’s just a fact of life. The most appropriate responses have already been given; Microsoft dropped FSX and closed the ACES studio, and they also no longer support Windows 98 which was the FSX launch platform. So it says something about Orbx looking after its foundation customers that we are still releasing some of our products that work on FSX when Microsoft abandoned it many years ago. However we are a business which is designed to make money for its shareholders. That has been the case since the company was launched in 2006. So that means we go where our customers and FS community as a whole are moving to and that is P3Dv4 and XP11.
  26. 11 points
    Think I should have picked an easier Paint job! 1st paint of the wonderful Carenado Saab 340 XP11 but at least I'm getting to know how to paint this great aircraft. over Stranraer and @ Prestwick GB North.
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    XP11.32 / xEnviro 1.06 / xVision / 4K
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    TEGB South - Renault's xVision preset, UWXP, and ASXP weather. This free plane is amazing, I made a flight from Heathrow to London City as a test and used a SID and STAR and the plane worked perfectly. Smooth and nice, I'm very impressed. Weather off for now. Now the weather is on.
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    The town of Welshpool : On final to Welshpool airport : Thanks for looking !! . Cheers John
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    In Pago Pago, .... this flight deck crew is 'chillin' to the reggae beat' as they wait for the rest of the birds to come back home. Good Luck, Everyone !
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    XP11.32r2 / Ultra Weather XP / xVision / 4K
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    Testing the Airbus A321, a very long plane! Flew from San Diego to KSBA and it was very cool.
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    Just picked up Sumburgh airport with the 40% off cross grade discount , thanks Orbx !! . Thanks for looking Gents !! . Cheers John
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    its always nice flying with a friend over Oban Scotland the good old days.
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    I think people have set their expectations too high. This is a £30 addon covering a huge area and we see complaints about misaligned bridges? Consider other products you may have purchased that cover maybe 30km2. We understand there may be shortcomings but please put things into context before you critique too deeply. We are releasing an SP1 next week which has cost us a six figure sum to produce. In other words: we still have not made a profit from TE GB. Please consider that for a moment before you brandish the knives.
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    ………….on your head? Never seen these folks here at YPEC before. Not sure if they will be here next time either! No Trojans, grandpas, grandsons of folding chairs were hurt in this movie!
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    XVision and UltraWeather in use.
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    Glorious Goodwood.
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    Hi all, Patch for TE Netherlands is now available via FTXC3. The AFS2 version is currently being finalised at the moment. This patch has the following fixes: 1. Added greenhouses 2. Fixed high sheds 3. Many AGN adjustments. 4. Fixed wrong wind turbines 5. Added 47 lighthouses 6. Greenhouses, sheds, lighthouses added to CP 7. KMZ file included for lighthouse locations
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    After much angst I finally figured out the flight control but still have this dopey mysterious one. I'll post a shot of it last in case anyone has seen this. So I bought KACK and got the other freeware planes. And the Libs file. Now I need to learn it more, assign things to my Orb Weaver, and watch a ton of YouTubes.
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    Before leaving for NZ (nearly 20 yrs ago now!), this beautiful valley was my home: just east of Stroud, Gloucestershire ... called "The Golden Valley" due to its stunning autumn colouring. Chalford is almost alpine in nature and as steep as many villages in the south of France. Aston Down, where I used to go gliding, is now (finally!) modelled in P3D - thanks to TEGB ... It's a shame TEGB does neither Cotswold stone nor autumn - but at least it's summer all the year round, which is how I like to remember it! Adam.
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