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  1. At Orbx, we are thrilled by the upcoming launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator and would now like to share more information on our initial launch plans – we know many of you have been eager to hear them. Orbx has led the way as a game-changing developer from the earliest days of FSX. Now, with the next generation platform from Microsoft, Orbx is again pushing the boundaries and producing top quality content: our vision and passion for innovative products will continue to lead the way. The whole team is very excited to be working with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, and we have dev
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  2. Hi all, As hinted last week, here is an update regarding our plans with openLC Asia. From the very beginning, Orbx's vision has been to cover the globe with updated textures and accurate landclass but that's obviously a monumental task, especially in areas for which we don't already have FTX Regions. Our experience with South America and Africa showed that to create a complete and accurate product we needed to invest a significant amount of time and effort. If anything, the great landscape diversity across Asia makes this an even more challenging product, especially in the
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  3. Hi all, We are very excited about the Prepar3D v5, which of course we will support. We have checked 230 products for major compatibility issues and so far we are pleased to say that the majority are working as is. Our ObjectFlow module has been rewritten to take advantage of new features in the Lockheed Martin's PDK. In the past, updating this module has sometimes been an issue, but with this module update, that is no longer the case. We will make compatible products available as soon as possible after Prepar3D v5's release. Please see our Prepa
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  4. Hi all Just by way of intro, I have been Orbx’s CEO since September 2019, and I am based in Australia. I have not actively participated in the forums so far, limiting myself to reading the diverse and eclectic views of simmers and industry players, but the recent announcement of MS Flight Simulator launch calls for a view on where Orbx sits in all this, so I am breaking the ice. Firstly, at Orbx we are thrilled to see that the new MS Flight Simulator will launch in August. Like the rest of the community, we are very impressed with what we have seen so far in Microsoft's
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  5. Hi all, we have just released via Orbx Central updates to EGLC London City Airport, Landmarks London City Pack and KTIW Tacoma Narrows for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Changelogs EGLC London City Airport New 15cm updated ortho Runway start points correctly placed PAPIs now have correctly glideslope Adjusted TDZ markings Terminal glass now more opaque POI lighting should now not be on during daylight Fixed pontoon texture Glowing POI walls fixed Reinstated NAV/COM data Landmarks London City Pack Rei
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  6. Orbx is proud to return to our roots with our very first Australian product for Microsoft Flight Simulator - Cityscape Sydney! We know that many of you have been keenly awaiting news of our first homegrown project for the new sim, and as such we have to kick things off in style. Over nine months in development, Cityscape Sydney is an enormous project that pushes the boundaries of what is possible with the current MSFS SDK. Acclaimed developer Frank Schnibben (Cityscape Honolulu, Melbourne Cityscape for AUv2) has brought to life Australia's largest city with his debut MSFS scenery
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  7. We would like to provide you with an update on the recently released Microsoft World Update: United Kingdom, and how it affects our Orbx Landmarks London City Pack product. The Microsoft update includes all new photogrammetry for central London, along with several dozen new custom models of landmarks, like London Eye and Buckingham Palace. What does that mean for our customers that have purchased and installed the Orbx Landmarks London City Pack product? In its current form, Landmarks London conflicts with the Microsoft update due to overlapping landmark bu
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  8. Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to give you an update on what has been happening @ Orbx and a bit of an outlook for the next little while. First up, the production team, under Ed’s leadership, has been super busy in the past few months, releasing a number of awesome products, including some of my favourites like Cityscape Sydney, Graz, Newcastle, the more recent Canary Islands for X-Plane from our internal teams (thanks also to Frank, Tony and Holger), and a number of highly detailed and charming airports from our indies, like Burbank, Malmö, Olbia, Göteborg. So many
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  9. Announcing Pacific Northwest Ferries for Prepar3D v4 Have you ever wanted to ride one of the classic Washington State Ferries? Now you can --- with Orbx Bob that is. Or you can watch the BC Ferries come and go at Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. Pacific Northwest Ferries greatly improves the default AI ship and ferry traffic in Puget Sound and Southern British Columbia with authentic models and giving them realistic places to dock. Larry’s longstanding community scenery project, PNW Ferries and Terminals has made the cut and is now Orbx Freeware. In order to do so it has
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  10. Hi all, starting today we're releasing updates for our FTX Regions that primarily deal with the larger airports in each region. The underlying issue is that the default airports in Prepar3D v5 have received new generic terminal buildings and layout updates. Our airport enhancements, at these larger airports, incorporated some of the v4 versions of these features, which then ended up missing or misaligned in P3D v5. These small service packs make the necessary adjustments. Also, some airports within the FTX Regions have had their ICAO changed and those will be updated as
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  11. Hi all, Over the past few months, our team has worked hard to refine the experience when using Orbx Central. We’ve made a lot of improvements to make your life easier. A part of this process has been listening to feedback from customers and staff alike. As our ecosystem expands with 3rd Party Partners such as Milviz, Parallel 42, Pilot Plus and more, we need to ensure our client software continues to evolve to meet their needs. Because of this, we embarked on a journey to further modernise Central’s UI and UX. Refreshed User Interface
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  12. We are considering special x-platform prices for current customers who have bought content for P3D and XP, which will also appear on MSFS. We haven't really decided anything yet, but the intention is to make it easy and affordable to use the same content across platforms.
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  13. Your personal flight tracker, powered by Orbx The Orbx software development team is proud to announce Volanta. Volanta is an easy to use smart flight tracker that integrates all your flight data across all major sims. Volanta gives you one more reason to fly. Take flight with our easy-to-use interface, which takes all the paperwork out of setting up a flight in your simulator - leaving you more time to enjoy your flight. For those of us who like to complete detailed planning, we support that too. The core features in Volanta
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  14. Got an email from ken re this thread, and just took a look (first time online for a while..) Thanks for your kind thoughts lads, it gave me a big boost to know that there are those our there that care Here is a quick rundown on my situation. My illness is not really showing much improvement, at least it was not until yesterday when the visiting nurse set my up a telephone meeting with a doctor, who set me up with new medication. The outcome is an improvement on my ability to move around without needing to fall over due shortage of breath, and this has allowed me to set targets for
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  15. Hello, one can read many complaints that there is no improvement, it is worse, it doesn't work etc etc. The simple answer is indeed to read the instructions for installing the new version and then follow all of them. Please read through all of the following text before starting the process. Regardless of where Orbx products or addon aircraft are installed, the P3D installer will leave them alone because it can only uninstall files that it installed in the first place. 1. using the Windows control panel, uninstall the P3D v5 client and when asked if y
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  16. As the dust continues to settle, we would like to take the time to provide you with a little update. Microsoft Flight Simulator represents a new era in flight simming with an entirely new game engine and we at Orbx are looking forward to supporting it with new and improved addons. We have been involved with many of our other 3rd party colleagues, and given our feedback to Asobo on the SDK and will continue to do that, so we all have a feature rich toolset to help us deliver more great content. As you have seen with our MSFS launch products, we started with some of our n
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  17. Hi all, at long last, our substantial service pack for Australia v2 is ready, with apologies for the delay. In addition to a number of bug fixes we've also added a whole bunch of new content, including non-default airports and a large number of tall antennae, chimneys, and other vertical obstructions. This update is only available via Orbx Central, if you have not switched from FTX Central then please do so from here. AUv2 SP1 (2.1.0) Change Log New content (see FTX_AUv2_New_Content_SP1.kmz): more than 70 additional airports, airfields, and seaplane
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  18. Orbx is continuing business as usual through the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Essendon (AU) office has been in quarantine for a few days due to one close contact, and staff have been working remotely. Everyone will be physically back in the office next week. Staff at our Havant (UK) office have this week taken the precautionary measure of working from home for the time being as well. Our Company is very used to, and prepared to work remotely. We are lucky in that regard that something like this has not affected us much, but our thoughts and best wishes go to all
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  19. A view out me window at dawn this morning.
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  20. Hot on the heels of his highly popular Orcas Island, developer Andreas Hegi brings us the the next charming airfield in his Pacific Northwest series for Microsoft Flight Simulator - Darrington Municipal Airport! Located in the heart of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Darrington is located a short hop from other well-known small-field destinations such as Orcas, Anacortes and Concrete. Serving Snohomish County and dwarfed by the shadow of the mighty Whitehorse Mountain, this airfield is set in the heart of picturesque Darrington village on the confluence of two riv
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  21. Hi all, Landmarks London has been updated to version 1.1.0 with the following changes. extensive terraforming, including flattening of the Thames and correcting riverbank heights water excludes along the Thames to make "submerged" structures visible new, more accurate Queen Elizabeth II bridge (Dartford Crossing) with night lighting coloured external night lighting for all default landmark objects: O2 Arena, London Tower, Tower Bridge, Westminster Palace/Big Ben, and the top of The Shard adjusted positioning and scaling of several skyscrapers
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  22. For all those members that said MS2020 would be the death of Orbx , you better put a hold on their obituary ...........
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  23. We have some news coming next week about openLC Asia
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  24. We want to let you know that we are aware of an issue in the Landmarks London City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This issue affects a small number of the 400+ landmarks available, where they do not match up with the quality of those already in-sim. A fix this is already in development, and will be made available very soon through Orbx Central, and - as soon as it is approved - in the Microsoft Flight Simulator in-sim Marketplace. We will inform you when this update is available on the Orbx Facebook and Twitter channels. Thanks all for y
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  25. Here is mine for the month Good luck to everyone! Cheers Renault Summer Showers
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  26. Global Vector, being a culmination of years of R&D and GIS data development, was originally released for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D in 2013 and has now been made avaiable for P3Dv5. This version specifically for P3Dv5 is a derivative of the original Vector release. Prepar3D v5 itself contains a completely new build of the default landscape and airports, the first time this has happened since the release of its predecessor, FSX. However, while Vector uses the same Open Street Map database, it’s features are more configurable (via the control panel) and uses custom road and
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  28. We are delighted to announce our very first Swedish destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator: Gothenburg Landvetter Airport! Renowned developer Marcus Nyberg makes his Microsoft Flight Simulator debut by bringing one of his most popular airfields to the new simulator. Brimming with exceptional detail and showcasing his masterful texture artistry, Marcus has packed Göteborg with many of the new features available in MSFS, including a complete suite of new PBR materials for all major components. A completely-rebuilt ground poly utilising both custom GP textures and weather-dep
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  29. We are delighted to announce our first all-new airport product for Microsoft Flight Simulator - Bryce Canyon Airport! Acclaimed developer Ken Hall brings his developing flair to this historic airfield, located in the dramatic canyon hinterlands of Southern Utah. Serving the famous national park of the same name, Bryce Canyon is a high-altitude airport that hosts GA and corporate flights from across the United States. The airport is perfectly situated for exploring many of the Parks of the southwest; beyond Bryce Canyon National Park itself, Zion, Grand Staircase, Arches, Monument
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  30. Here's mine for June, Global open LC North America and Orbx NA Northern Rockies. Good luck all.
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  31. I accidentally stumbled across this chat while looking up my father's obituary for a friend. It has been over a year since he passed and I have been missing him even more than usual. What an amazing blessing to read all the heartfelt words about my Dad! It took me awhile to get through because I kept crying, but they were happy tears. I just want everyone to know he truly loved what he did. Seriously, he would talk to me about it till my eyes would cross and I thought my head would implode! He also spoke highly of everyone he had the pleasure of working with through Orbx. He would
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  32. We are pleased to announce the second of our Landmark City Packs - Singapore! Singapore, the bustling city-state in Southeast Asia, is famous for its booming economy and multiculturalism. A former British colonial outpost in the monsoonal Indian Ocean trade circuit, Singapore today boasts one of the world's busiest ports, as well as thriving finance and services sectors. Our TrueEarth team, led by the renowned Holger Sandmann, have packaged together 150 Points of Interest (POI) with 20 high-detail POIs being developed in-house by our Havant Studio (Newcastle
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  33. Well then chaps I would just like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, And Thank you all my friends old and new for being here with us on the forum and supporting Orbx throughout the year. It will be a different Christmas this year for us all I hope you all have a great and safe time this Christmas. Take care Iain Ayiesha and Mr Rollo the cat.
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  34. Very pleased to start the round, good luck to you all Southampton
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  35. I see all these questions, most of them repeated and @Nick Cooper is always jumping in with a friendly and helpful answer. That customer satisfaction rulez! Nick either needs to be cloned, or, if that does not work, he deserves a salary increase by @John Venema !
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  36. Hi all, Below are some of the issues that we have noticed whilst in the beta process of P3Dv5. Some of these issues appear globally and are not related to any particular product. Pixelated edges around trees and buildings, against clouds or background terrain, when Enhanced Atmospherics is active (note that LM note this feature as "Beta" and therefore still being improved upon) Hardened platforms on custom bridges don't seem to work meaning road traffic drops to the ground/water level instead. Extrusion bridge platforms work OK. The default road vector sys
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  37. Getting Orbx Central to recognise Prepar3D v5 You must opt-in to our beta program - Fastlane. Start Orbx Central. Go to Settings -> General. You must be running Central v4.1.5 or above. If not, click the "check for updates" button. For all Prepar3D v5 compatible products, you can just click on them as usual, then press "install". Please read the important tip below first. Make sure you install the Orbx Libraries in Central. Many of our products depend on them. Important Tip: don't download products you already have installed into Prepar3D v4 W
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  38. Hi all, The past month has been pretty rough, hope everyone is staying safe! Since we're all cooped up indoors and playing flight sims, I thought I'd take some time to finish up the Californian Channel Islands that never made it into the first version of Santa Barbara, so that you all have somewhere new to explore This update adds over 700 square kilometers of new coverage to KSBA, more than doubling the original coverage area. It also adds 3 lite airstrips for you to land at. These airstrips are super fun and challenging to fly into, and are a nice short flight away f
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  39. KBZN Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Cheers !
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