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  1. 33 points
    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 The first thing you’ll notice is our new top-level navigation. The “Store” tab will show all products whether you own them or not. “Partners” only shows products from our 3rd Party Partners. “Discover” shows our new map page. Finally, “My Products” shows just the products that you own. The top-level navigation also contains our new global search. This search can take you to any product, or focus the product on the “Discover” page. Hint: press Ctrl/Cmd + F to focus on the search box. Additionally, you can now search for airports that are within other products. For example, if you search for ESSD, you’ll see that comes as a part of the ESNQ Kiruna Airport triple pack. Moving to the left hand side of Central, we’ve rethought how a product’s state should be displayed. The download queue has been vastly improved from previous versions. You will not only show products that are currently in the queue, it will also show products that have pending updates. You can click on the download icon to begin the update process for those. Discover One of our most anticipated features is a way to view Orbx products on a map. Products and regions that you own are shown with a purple highlight. Products that have a discount applied will show in red. Clicking on a product will show many more details about a product, including bonus airports, helipads, POIs, etc. Clicking on a region will show all of the POIs and airports within it. We hope you enjoy all of these changes to Central - be sure to let us know if there are other improvements you’d like to see. Orbx Central 4.1 is in Fastlane now. You can opt-in to Fastlane in the Central settings (under "My Account").
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    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 bases not included in default FSX/P3D Cityscape Melbourne: new custom buildings of Sealife Aquarium, Yarra helipad, Microflite Building; Gas Brigades Fire Show objects (no dynamic effects) at Crown Melbourne on Yarra River Southbank photoreal saltpans and colorful lakes: added Lake Barlee, Lake Lefroy, Lake Darlot, Esperance Lakes, Lake Hillier, and Hutt Lagoon photoreal mines: added Christmas Creek, Cloud Break, Duketon, Lake Lefroy, Ernest Henry, Jacinth-Ambrosia, and Tropicana added close to 2,000 tall antennae, masts, smokestacks, firetowers, and power plant structures Enhancements and bug fixes: Cityscape Melbourne: various improvements on ground textures, city models and autogen; fixed crash issues on city models fixed missing land south of Adelaide: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/174419-aus-v2-south-of-adelaide-airport/ landclass improvements for coal loading area at Abbott Point: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/172071-australia-v2-area-12-james/ removed farmland from Mt. Lindesay -28.3440549 152.71395 GOLD 8842: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/183263-au2-mt-lindesay-nsw/ fixed morphing textures west of Richmond AFB: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/173939-au-australia-v2/?tab=comments#comment-1523547 adjusted Lake Hamilton dry/wet areas: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/174222-australia-2-lake-hamilton-lacks-water/?tab=comments#comment-1526511 added missing rock textures at Newcastle: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/173939-au-australia-v2/?do=findComment&comment=1527943 fixed landclass issues at Alice Springs: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/173939-au-australia-v2/?do=findComment&comment=1529053 many landclass improvements throughout AU, especially in the transition area of subregions removed mesh spike at -28.1826 151.8907: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/174682-ausv2-mesh-spike/ corrected orientation of airport gable markers: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/173876-orbx-au-v2-incorrect-gable-marker-orientation/ YBWW Brisbane West Wellcamp; added runway lights: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/175718-aus2-no-runway-lights-ybww/ YTNB Tanbar; fixed crashes in P3D: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/174235-crash-in-australia-v2-at-ytnb/ YBGD Boolgeeda; added paved runway and improved local road system: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/176177-boolgeeda-airport-ybgd-in-au-v2/ YMBT Mount Beauty; added airport as requested: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/175681-yhot-elevation-issue/?tab=comments#comment-1537614 YMUL Murray Field; fixed invisible building: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/176320-floating-buildings-australia-v2-ymul/ YMHB Hobart; fixed incorrect displaced threshold: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/174260-ymhb-in-australia-v2/ YWBN Wedderburn; fixed reversed runway markings: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/174006-mr/?tab=comments#comment-1524582 YKBR Kalbarri; fixed reversed runway markings: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/185877-ykbr-incorrect-runway-marking/ YBGD Boolgeeda; changed runway type to paved: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/176177-boolgeeda-airport-ybgd-in-au-v2/ FTX_AUv2_New_Content_SP1.kmz
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    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 undergone a major upgrade. Many new terminals have been added in Puget Sound, all quite detailed, including adjacent marinas. Terminal areas have been enlarged, annotated with autogen and have seasonal PR and night lighting. Shorelines, roads and road traffic have been adjusted where appropriate. All the large terminal models have been rebuilt and new ones added. Port Townsend is now a mini Townscape which includes 2 large marinas and an adjacent pulp mill. A number of POIs have been added or fixed up: Point Wilson lighthouse, Mukilteo lighthouse, Smith Island, DeltaPort near Tsawwassen, Entrance Island with lighthouse and helipad and more. Lighthouses are based on authentic models with custom light effects. All terminals integrate with the Orbx airports and seaplane bases in the area; CAE3, CAC8, KORS, KFHR, and 74S. The large marina and ferry terminal at Point Defiance serves as a point of interest for Orbx KTIW as you approach from the north. It’s worth a closer look too. There is a lot to explore; 47 terminal areas plus other features of interest. Besides the WSF and BC AI ferries, there are a number of ancillary AI boats; tugs, a couple of cargo ships, cruise ships and a large tanker all quite detailed. And of course there is the usual Extras folder. Among other things it has a pilotable version of the WSF ferry MV Kaleetan as well as a small xml add-on that will enable all new Orbx wave effects. The entire installation is managed by Orbx Central so no more fiddling around having to disable default traffic files. The new wave effects have been anticipated for some time and we have chosen this method of distribution to let you try them now if you wish rather than wait an unknown period of time for technical issues to be solved. As was the case for CAE3, Pacific Northwest Ferries is built for Prepar3D v4. It will be offered as Orbx Freeware via Orbx Central. Orbx Pacific Northwest is required. https://orbxdirect.com/product/pnw And now some screenshots from Iain: More screenshots from Larry
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    For February, a glider in Parry Sound, Canada. Good luck to everyone!
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    Sorry Iain, I couldn't resist. I did make a proper landing, I'll post it later. Directly above the scenic KTTS landing strip. Well, we need to bank to come around for a landing. "Wait, what! We ain't back in space ya know!" "Hey, I miss it already." "Let's buzz the assembly building!" "Hi guys!" "Now to land." Well, I did "land" but I had a "yard sale"
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    .... since ORBX forum is part of my daily life, I tough I should share that with you guy, and yes it is Flight Sim oriented , I will now have more money to spend on more stuff, ha ha ha. 30 years of smoking, almost 2 pack a day, it as been 1 month today, I am very proud of myself. 182$ per week, 728$ per month, 8736$ per year. Since I did stop, I have been putting 10$ a day in a jar, it as now 300$ inside. In a few month it's a I 9900K and a 2080 that I will be spending my money on, ha ha ha. Where I live, a pack cost 13$, that is like 26$ a day You virtual friend, Ben ps.: Yes I do vape and without that it would have been almost impossible to stop
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    Rumours of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.
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    Here is mine for the month. Good Luck everyone! Cheers Renault Southampton - EGHI TE GBS
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    Welcome to Greece's premier holiday destination, Kos - an island surrounded by history! Kos is one of the largest islands in the Dodecanese Island chain of Greece and is a very popular tourist destination, especially during the summer. With direct service flights from most European countries, there is a good chance that you've heard of it or even ventured there for a holiday. Over 1 million tourists flock there each year to explore one of the most amazing areas in the Mediterranean. Kos Ippokratis Airport (LGKO) is located at the central part of the island with a runway fit for virtually all aircraft - from an ATR to the A320 and even as large as a Dreamliner - Kos' Airport sees them all. During the peak summer time, the airport sees 46 different airlines fly in with many passengers hungry to explore the sights. From Riga to Rome, Stockholm to Stansted or Milan to Maastricht, there's no shortage of airports to begin your adventure from. Gaya Simulations are known for developing airports for X-Plane and Prepar3D and have recently developed EGPH Edinburgh and EGNM East Midlands for Orbx. Other notable releases for Orbx are Courchevel and Meribel and be sure to keep and an eye out for Key West Airport. Orbx and Gaya has seen a strong partnership evolve with collaborations on many projects from airports to populating the TrueEarth regions with 1000's of POIs. This new venture sees Gaya publish as an independent developer under the Orbx banner and will be available on Orbx Direct and Orbx Central soon! Features (P3Dv4) Comprehensive recreation of Kos Ippokratis Airport Custom Greek autogen for the entire island Custom-made animated & accurate ground service vehicles specific to the airport Ultra realistic night lighting Animated mosquitos (!) near the lamps during nights for extreme realism Accurate tree and vegetation placement across the entire island Dozens of custom points of interests around the island including resorts, churches, windfarms and more Hand-made recreation of Kastri Island in the Kefalos Bay 2019 airport ground layout Terminal and control tower interiors Optimised for smooth performance Seasonal variations Features (XP11) Comprehensive recreation of Kos Ippokratis Airport with 4k textures Custom made animated and accurate Kos ground service vehicles Ultra realistic night lighting Realistic sloped runway Custom made Greek overlays and placements for the entire island Accurate tree and vegetation placement Dozen of custom POIs including resorts, churches, wind turbines and more Custom made render of the Kastri Island Accurate and updated ground layout of the airport Interior model of the control tower and the terminal Custom localised ground traffic
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    ...F. MASSA'S ski trip, LOWI starting circle-to-land approach into 08...
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    P3D Orbx's new Leeds and TrueEarth. Made a quick round robin, the ILS works perfectly. Remember, this is only a simulator so no real people got sick. SODE works flawlessly.
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    Falcon Field, Georgia, Where I used to fly Cherokees so long ago. Been to many an airshow there too. Then a flight to where I'm at now, Douglasville.
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    " Turning back the time at Triengen " Good Luck, Everyone !
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    V4.5 Orbx REXEF/SF Alabeo Graphics card - Geforce RTX 2070 Super. Well back to work gotta lot of programs and Orbx stuff to install. haven't even touched the graphics card yet, so these are just default settings.
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    Early days yet, so this may be a placeholder ... but I'm reserving my slot now! JF Hunter over ORBX Wales: Adam.
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    first this month ...over Labrador near Nain (ftx vector+open LC)
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    I'd forgotten how much detail there is around Melbourne. I was checking something out at Essendon (YMEN) so decided to do a bit of stooging around: P3Dv4.5, ORBX AU v2 and TomatoShade (not that you would notice). Normal service (back to the green stuff) will be resumed A.S.A.P. Adam.
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    A nice coastal feature in the locality of Carse of Ardersier on the southern bank of the Moray Firth near Inverness.
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    Some views around KEYW. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
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    Well then chaps Thank you all for taking the time to enter the contest and vote so many great shots by the way. Now the winner is........ Adam Banks. Now then Adam if you shoot Ed an email ed@orbxsystems.com Saying which prize you would like with your OrbxDirect account details Ed will add your prize to your account. Well done to you mate a great shot this. cheers Iain
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    Finally had a chance to look at it, and did it with the FlyJSim 727. All I can say is this has to be Orbx's finest work to date. You have to see it to believe it, it's beautiful. I miss working on and flying in these guys. The water is impeccable. All I did was an out and back. All hand flown.
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    Just getting acquainted with Florida TE ... Pretty fantastic Just the one for now. Cheers Renault
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    ESSA Stockholm Arlanda Airport + EU Norway Approach under a sunny sky and above a colorful landscape. Cheers !
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    Some views of a new texture in progress for the TA-4J from Dino. Unfortunately, due to limitations of the paintkit, it is not allow to reproduce a texture completely similar to that of the real model. Richard
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    Today I flew from LCY for real and thought it would be fun to redo the take off in XP with the Orbx EGLC scenery. So I put some shots from both my real camera and the sim to show you the comparison. And as a bonus track, the video of the real take off taken from my seat, enjoy! And now the video of the take off and some nice views of London
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    This is the follow-up to the KTTS post. Basically emulating what Iain did. What these shuttle pilots saw on landing must have been breathtaking.
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    I really loved my first TE Florida flight. This airport is wonderful.
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    Leaving Homer PAHO Finally arriving at Whittier
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    Haven't done this in a while! Here it goes, enjoy the King Air over some ORBX!
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    I guess I got a bit carried away. But I sure enjoyed myself this afternoon Cheers Renault Broome Tacoma Narrows EGTR - Elstree Edinburgh Leeds Bradford A few from London ....
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    A new texture for Dino's TA-4J
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    San Francisco Bay - visible in the shot is Oakland, Treasure Island, City of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Tiburon, Sausalito and Richardson Bay
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    Just the one …. This scenery is fabulous Cheers Renault
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