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  1. Hi Eeen85, If you are referring to TrueEarth Great Britain Central - X-Plane, there is not a version of that product for MSFS. One of the primary features of the TrueEarth line of products is that they have photoreal ground textures. Since MSFS already has photoreal ground textures, there wouldn't be the dramatic improvements that you see in X-Plane or P3D, so I don't think Orbx will port them over to MSFS. There is a P3D version and you would need to purchase it separately. Currently part of the Feb 2021 sale and 30% off. I can't remember if there is
  2. Can I choose (D) ? Warning: This will get you into trouble in real life! Stadium.mp4
  3. No worries! My guess is that most people will get the free UK update to MSFS and therefore need the upcoming update to Orbx's Landmarks London City. But it is nice that there will be a version if someone chooses not to get UK update.
  4. I don't think that Orbx Direct currently has that option. In the Products tab, when you choose a sim and area, the Orbx products are just simply listed. (EGLC and EGNM below) Partner developer products have their name and logo included. (EGMC) A Partner developer is also identified on a product's page with the logo at the top and a "Developer" section at the bottom. Looks like a product is Orbx unless it says that it isn't.
  5. Scary to hear about your heart trouble, but happy to know that they can sort it out with medication. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
  6. Products from Orbx and its partners can be found in Orbx Direct. - If you want to see products from a particular partner company, you can click on their name in the right column of the Products tab. - If you want to see products for a particular area, just click the area (like "Europe") under the appropriate sim and you will see all the Orbx and Partner scenery for that area.
  7. A lot of work goes into doing custom landmarks for just one major city. There are hundreds of custom points of interest in the already released Orbx Landmarks products (like London). The same is true for the Drzewiecki Designs Landmark Cities (like Seattle and Moscow) which are also sold through Orbx Direct. IMHO, these are GREAT additions to MSFS and they really make the cities look more realistic. I'm certainly not against a product that would add important landmarks to a large area, but I suspect a country size landmarks pack might be prohibitively expensive, given the
  8. I don't think there should be any performance decrease at all. The sim is only rendering the highest resolution mesh, not every mesh installed. Again, there is no need to disable the FS GUng 2020 tiles in Australia if you have AUv2 installed. FS GUng 2020 can't conflict with Orbx airports in Australia because your Orbx AUv2 mesh has higher resolution. P3D will automatically choose the AUv2 mesh and your Orbx airports will be sitting on Orbx mesh. If you can uninstall (not just disable) individual FS tiles for areas where you have better mesh, you could save a little d
  9. Some I think the answer is, "sometimes". I'm not an expert, but some developers simply make whatever they want, while others are making whatever their contract or employer have asked them to make. I assume that companies have various internal ways to decide who is working on a particular airport, to prevent duplication within a company. No idea how much coordination goes on between companies to prevent duplication, but they are certainly paying attention to what others are making.
  10. Holger didn't say to disable anything. He said he generally did not recommend disabling the terrain mesh that comes with the Orbx regions. Correct me if I am wrong, but P3D automatically uses the highest resolution mesh that is installed and enabled. If you have Orbx AUv2 (which includes mesh) and FS GUng2020 both installed and enabled, P3D will use whatever mesh is best for wherever you are flying. That means the better AUv2 mesh will be used in Australia and the FS mesh will be used in the rest of Oceania. Just leave them both enabled. The only reason I
  11. Hi B12, TrueEarth scenery is stand alone. TE takes precedence over FTX regions in P3D, so you will only see the TE scenery when you run the sim. Your FTX regions won't cause any conflicts with TE if you leave them installed, but they are not adding anything to the TE scenery. The only benefit I can think of to leaving FTX installed is that you could temporarily deactivate your TE scenery by unchecking it in the P3D Add-on menu and then fly around in your FTX scenery if you wanted a season besides summer. If you don't care about seasons, uninstalling the FTX regions will
  12. Hi Colin, No, you do not need to uninstall FTX Scotland or openLC Europe in order to use TrueEarth Great Britain. As Nick said, TrueEarth GB is a stand alone product and does not benefit from having either FTX Scotland or openLC Europe installed. However, areas outside of the TrueEarth GB coverage area will still benefit from those products. Like the improved land class for the rest of Europe! If you occasionally still want to fly around in winter, keep FTX Scotland installed. You can then disable TrueEarth Great Britain in the P3D Add-on menu and then fly
  13. Do you mean that the current, real-life, airport is different than the Orbx airport. Something like a new taxiway added or a new terminal building built since the original Orbx scenery was released? I'm pretty sure that Orbx airports have always been a "snapshot in time". They have been getting updates so that they keep working with subsequent builds of P3D or XP11, but I don't think they typically update already released airports to keep up with real-life airport construction. I'm not aware of any other companies that do that either.
  14. Understanding what the different layers of scenery contain, which products contain which layers, and which ones take priority over others in the sim can certainly be confusing. I've been using FreeMeshX (from Nine Two Productions) for years. It it freeware! In Europe is has 38m resolution, where the default is only 76m. Orbx's EU England includes 10m mesh which is even better. The sim will just automatically use the best resolution from what you have installed. Lots of threads about mesh here in the forum, some with screenshots. You are correct that phot
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