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  1. 25 points
    Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the fruits of our labour with TEGB Central! I am looking forward to seeing your screenshots and watching your videos. However, we have more work to do. In addition to SP1's for TE Netherlands, GB South and GB Central being worked on right now, we have already made good progress on TE GB North. We are hoping to license 10M elevation mesh to make the Scottish Highlands area just stunning to explore. Here are a few cheeky shots that TonyW made for me a few days ago. Notice how the clarity of the ortho improves the further we go north? Obviously our data provider improved their QA as they progressed further north with their aircraft, and the results are impressive. The last one is my current desktop wallpaper. Just to remind me we have more work to to ...
  2. 19 points
    Hello everyone, We are happy to announce that TrueEarth GB Central is now available for X-Plane 11! PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TrueEarth GB Central covers a massive area of 59,383km2 of hand corrected imagery covering the entire central region as shown below in the coverage map. Of particular note are metropolitan areas such as Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle. We have also faithfully recreated scenic areas such as the Lake District, the Peak District, Snowdonia National Park, the North Yorkshire Moors, and the North Wales Coast/Llandudno. If you like castles and cathedrals, then you'll be excited about the hundreds of POIs, especially around Bangor, Caernarfon, Cumbria, Northumbria, and Yorkshire. Features: 37,000 square miles (59,383km2) of hand corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery New autogen technology developed specially for X-Plane 11, allowing thousands of UK-themed houses to be placed at a realistic height with minimal impact on performance 72.5 million individually placed trees, ensuring maximum accuracy in forest areas Well over 4 million buildings at the correct height and location VFR landmarks such as masts, wind farms, churches, power lines, and lighthouses are all accurately placed. Hundreds of custom-modeled 3D POIs Hand-placed and custom modeled landmarks placed throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, castles, piers, stadiums and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas such as Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle. Sharp and detailed 10-meter mesh brings out stunning detail in natural features such as hills and beaches Superb water masking along the entire coastline Accurate road and rail network blended into the aerial imagery with moving left-hand drive traffic. Control Panel option to use photoreal major roads/motorways or synthetic X-Plane ones. Summer season only with full night-lighting supported We have also added a new built-in decompression feature in FTX Central to greatly reduce the download size ensuring an efficient installation process. In addition to these features, users will get free service packs for life as well as more POI models in future updates. TrueEarth GB Central is now available to purchase from OrbxDirect for AUD $54.95 (approx. USD $39.55 / €33.95 / £30.60), but you can save 10% until 1st January 2019 at 01:00Z! Please note that there is no cross-grade discount from the landclass-based FTX England, Wales or Scotland regions. ** IMPORTANT!! *** Please update to FTX Central v3.3.2.2 before installing. Run FTXC, wait about 20 seconds, then you will see the blue Apply FTX Central Update button. Please run the update before installing TE GB Central. THIS PRODUCT INSTALLATION HAS A DECOMPRESSION STAGE - The TrueEarth Great Britain Central download size is a compact 16GB to save on download time, but we are using a new installation system where we decompress the ortho textures using FTX Central. This expands the total installation to around 77.3GB of drive space. The texture conversion process of 7,188 files can take between 1 to 2+ hours, depending on your CPU speed and the number of cores it has. It is normal during this process for the cooling fans to speed up on your PC. After the download stage is complete, you will still see "Downloading", but the STATUS will change to "Converting" and a countdown of the number of texture files remaining: DO NOT ABORT OR INTERRUPT THE INSTALLATION DURING ANY STAGE! Wait for the tick to appear and the text "Product Installed". Also, Nick has created a support topic for customers who have any installation issues: Roads Control Panel We forgot to add control Panel option to disable the default XP11 roads. We will patch that in via FTX Central soon, but if you can't wait for the patch, copy the attached control_panel.xml into Custom Scenery\Orbx_A_GB_Central_TrueEarth_Custom and it'll appear in FTX Central after a re-start. control_panel.xml Mac Users There is an error in the 1_mac_conversion script which causes much slower conversion. Please use the attached ZIP to replace the conversion script. If you get a permission error just chmod 777 the file. mac_1_conversion.zip control_panel.xml
  3. 13 points
    Hello all, I know many of you have been waiting on news of the P3D version of TE GB South. Here are some pre-beta shots from the dev team. Note that we are not yet in beta testing and this is an early build, so there will be warts in these shots. Also note this is vanilla P3D with just HDR on, from a dev's PC. No PTA or other addons in use . There will be countless more preview shots coming very soon!
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    First ones with the new version. The Tetons do look more detailed, and I also got a way too close look at them.
  6. 12 points
    SSDs are now mainstream. You can now buy internal 2TB SSD drives for £279 (about AUD$400) so that would store all the TE regions we have released so far about ten times over. By the time we have released 2TB worth of TE regions the pricing will be half that again. I am puzzled as to why people spend $3-4,000 on a new PC with the latest CPU/GPU and memory etc, but baulk at fast storage costs. And we have not said we have stopped with any land class based region development at all. Don’t be scared by new tech - embrace it.
  7. 12 points
    Given we're released Goodwood airport for two sims now, I thought I'd share some pics of me flying out of the Aeroclub there. Notice the lovely ground textures! It's also my local racing circuit, so here's a few pics of one of my cars in the pit lane and on the main straight ...
  8. 11 points
  9. 10 points
    Yes today! Few quickies from Blackpool ...
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  12. 8 points
    Hi there, Tony and I took some happy snaps during our final testing around Liverpool...
  13. 8 points
    Downloading and installing all my Orbx stuff as I type this. Got all my planes in and liveries. Everything seems to be working but I see less sharpness in the distance in 4.4 despite the same settings I had before. Hopefully that will change when Orbx is installed, I hope so. Anyway here's some shots from 4.3 from last week. YBRM Broome to YCLQ, Leveque
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    This is not quite what the pilot meant when he asked for assistance with a pushback! ENOV Ørsta-Volda and the beautiful freeware Kitfox.
  16. 7 points
    In the UK with a display team called the Red Sparrows a 4 ship chipmunk Display team really good fun to watch at Airshows in Xplane we have my team the Chipmunk Allsorts flying over Shoreham GB South. thanks M
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  18. 7 points
    Hello, this topic pertains to both TrueEarth GB South and Central installations. To install these products successfully, there are prerequisites. 1. There must be enough disk free space on both the installation disk and the destination disk. The location used by the installer can be changed, on the FTX Central settings page. The location of destination disk will be wherever X-Plane 11\Custom Scenery has been installed. (The destination folder cannot at present be changed in FTX Central. There is however a simple work around which can be found here.) The initial download of TEGB South is 26GB, the installation uses at least twice that and the installed product is 127GB The initial download of TEGB Central is 16GB, the installation uses at least twice that and the installed product is 77.3GB (If your internet connection is slow or unreliable, please use the Manual Download option and a download manager to minimise the chance of file corruption) Here is how to install the manual download 2. Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 must be installed before the installation has been started. It is free of charge and can be downloaded here. 3. The installation process can take a long time. The initial download time will depend upon the internet connection. Once installed: Notes. After the downloading of the files is complete, you will see this screen. (Note that there is no downloading in progress) and then this screen (Again, please note that there is no downloading in progress) Notes. 1. If when you start X Plane 11, you see this message , or the same white text on a blue background then it may be that the file conversion is not complete. This can be resolved by a. running "Verify Files" which will restart the conversion process, OR b. downloading this file, placing it into X-Plane 11\Custom Scenery\Orbx_C_GB_South_TrueEarth_Orthos\textures and then running it as an Administrator. For reference: the fully installed TE GB South textures folder should contain 12098 .DDS files and there should be no .jpg files the fully installed TE GB Central textures folder should contain 7333 .DDS files and there should be no .jpg files
  19. 6 points
    TrueEarth GB Central and EGCB Barton XP11. XVision in use.
  20. 6 points
    I liked a lot how Valdez looked in winter. All snowed, freezing. Gosh just see the details of those mountains!
  21. 6 points
    FlightSim=AFS2. Heli R22-betaII low over the controltower of Innsbrueck airport LOWI at sunrise:
  22. 6 points
    After seeing some 4.4 shots of the Tetons, I think I'll have to make the jump. This was a fun flight regardless. Enjoy! This shot is BEGGING for sharper textures...hoping 4.4 will do the trick.
  23. 6 points
    I've always liked Misha Cajic's work, and his latest with Santa Barbara is fantastic. There's so much visually to take in, and the performance is smooth with no loss in frames. If you like to walk into the terminal, he's even got that modeled, too. If you haven't got this one, I wouldn't miss out!
  24. 6 points
    We can release Holland (the northern half of the Netherland from Amsterdam to Groningen) relatively quickly. Not sure if people would be happy with that though. Perhaps a poll to see what interest there is?
  25. 6 points
    I discovered this nice spot for flying in New Zeland (Dunedin) because I saw the airport in Simmarket. The scenery looks so nice that I started to take shots. The distance and depth are now more remarkable that I flew all around and decided to go over the mountains in search of Queenstown. Just see how spectacular the water looks in Queenstown. !! So excited about this new look that I changed plane and took off towards Milford Sound but that would be a second part