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About John Venema

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  • Birthday 06/15/1964

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  1. Project A

    PNW-AFS2 has been approved internally as a project which Holger will be leading. We have a bunch of new technology we are working with for some unannounced projects which will allow us to tackle very large photoreal products with all the usual FTX full fat region goodies included. Additionally Jarrad and Alex have been working on refining the tech for airport ports from P3D to AFS2 so we will soon have an internal SDK made available to Orbx developers. We are liaising with the IPACS team on a continual basis and there will be new features added to their engine to help us achieve our mutual ambitions. Remember, our investment in AFS2 is a marathon not a sprint, all good things take time.
  2. We had a 50% discount on almost all Orbx products for a few weeks in August. We did not hear any complaints from people who had bought Germany North then, so why now? Please don’t call our pricing strategy into question. If you really want Germany South you’ll buy it. If not, I’m sure it will be on sale soon enough.
  3. Oz Flight Sim Expo 2017

    No we won't be attending, sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, sorry.
  4. I have an idea.

    We have a nice free airport from Matteo coming soon as a gift to everyone, how's that?
  5. Another new sim.. ORBX?

    Thanks Nick. As I have stated many times before our core premiere platform is P3D, so our latest tech will appear there. We will continue to support FSX while it is commercially viable for us. We will also embrace emerging platforms including AFS2, FSW and XP, depending on resources and business cases to justify the R&D.
  6. How do you get time to fly Nick Cooper?

    Indeed, Nick is a valued member of staff and we do appreciate his steady hand in the forums. He's far more politically correct than I could ever be That said - we also have Richard Lincoln manning the ticket help desk (a thankless task because it's invisible to the forums) and also Dough Sawatzsky helping on the forums. These three gents along with Matt Webb on forum/coding support make up our support team.
  7. Project A

    We have not started on AFS2 PNW yet, we're still finishing Germany South.
  8. Coolangatta Airport YBCG

    Hobart is on the agenda
  9. Coolangatta Airport YBCG

    OK we now have Matteo on board, just checking with our imagery supplier for the airport surrounds. He's good to start on this within a few weeks after his current (unannounced) airport project is released. Remember, any airside photos (or any photos in the airport area) will help Matteo enormously. Given Matteo's development speed track record this could well be an xmas present for you Aussies
  10. Coolangatta Airport YBCG

    If we can get ground photography then I can commit to making this a product. We'll also release a companion payware Cityscape addon (like we did for Canberra) for all of the Gold Coast region from Chinderah up to Sanctuary Cove, inland up to the M1.
  11. Coolangatta Airport YBCG

    YPPH would be a Jarrad Marshall project since he lives there and I think his focus is on Europe right now.
  12. Coolangatta Airport YBCG

    By the way, if anyone can get us access to airside for photos at Cooly that would go a long way to getting it done.
  13. Coolangatta Airport YBCG

    Pat, please refrain from beating this drum of yours. Perhaps a change of attitude may actually find more sympathy rather than holding up the "it's all about money" card repeatedly. As it happens we have already begun substantial work on FTX Australia V2 and there are also some major projects in the works in Oz. However, if you feel we're doing it just for the money then maybe we shouldn't bother? We were going to do YBCG at one stage but then Robin Corn in NZ said he was working on it so I dropped plans. That was quite a few years ago so perhaps we will revisit this and assign it to one of our developers, maybe Matteo - he likes airports of that size. We have access to amazing 10cm imagery for the area.
  14. OrbxDirect Hot August Freezing Sale - 48% Off!

    Every is available for V4, just opt into the Fastlane and install the open beta of ObjectFlow2, simple:
  15. OrbxDirect Hot August Freezing Sale - 48% Off!

    All the above work now if you opt into the Fastlane open beta.
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