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  1. Don't give up yet as Orbx hasn't replied. In my experience it isn't as rigid. When I experimented with this the advice was to purchase multiple licences, which I did, and then a couple of weeks after someone else asked and John Venema said they would 'turn a blind eye' to such usage. So it is worth pursuing for an answer from officialdom.
  2. Couldn't you just buy the AU and NZ products and turn off everything except the landclass? I'm not sure why you would ever want to do that but it seems to be what you're asking for.
  3. I think you can do this in FTX Central, which is almost as useful.
  4. Probably "TrueDeck", which appears to be a hardware panel for mounting Saitek peripherals and iPads. I don't know from the video if there's any specific software component or if this is just Orbx branding of Flight Velocity's existing hardware. Perhaps there will be a more detailed press release in due course.
  5. It will look like the real thing, rather than a landscape that's reminiscent of the real thing. If you've played with Google Earth, it's kind of like that, so in theory you could find your own back yard and fly over it. That isn't possible in EU England etc. because the landscape is made from a fixed set of 'scenery Lego' tiles.
  6. This is not so. Global Base just replaces all the default ground textures. It's a (much-)better-than-nothing option for flying in places where you haven't bought region-specific Orbx products.
  7. My advice would be to get EU England only at first. This has everything you need for England and it would let you see what your computer can do. The global products are a sort of D-I-Y kit to give better-than-default-scenery for places Orbx hasn't made specific products for. FTX Central comes with the Orbx product, it's just the installer/config program. You may have to install the Microsoft .NET framework as someone else has said. Performance-wise, you should be okay with your computer at modest settings. Your CPU runs at 2.7GHz and will boost one core to 3.5GHz under load, which is respectable. You don't say what your graphics card is but as long as you're only running one monitor at 1080p (1920x1080) or below you'll probably be okay.
  8. This seems like a pretty minor inconsistency next to not allowing the depiction of snow at all. Until P3D gets a technology for ground depiction that depends on weather, not season, there will always be a mismatch between the real world and sim world.
  9. Well, except when it's snowing. Let's not forget that P3D's way of selecting ground textures according to season is a gross approximation under any circumstances. It would be nice if we could select the ground season depiction as an option from the flight setup screen.
  10. Agreed, but I think this is down XP's default haze. You can turn this up in P3D with PTA. I haven't done anything more than basic tweaking as PTA's fiddly, but you can get it better (or closer to XP - not everyone likes it).
  11. Good luck with that. Subscription services exploit the many to subsidise the few, which is a good business model if you can sell it but at least makes a company's priorities clear. As for 'supporting gaming development', that's very altruistic but don't delude yourself that 'gaming development' is interested in supporting you, except as a collateral benefit of its commercial interests.
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