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Steve Colbert last won the day on June 18 2017

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  1. Or if you can't wait for an update from MisterX and are familiar with the freeware program "Overlay Editor" for XP11, I found it took me maybe 10 minutes of careful clicking and hitting delete to eliminate Mister X's downtown buildings and other "non-airport" scenery elements (I left the automated cable cars), and in beta testing the combined MisterX KSFO airport mixed with Orbx TE and its wonderful POIs work great together. After TE Northern California's release if you have any questions about how to do this just drop me a note or do a post in our compatibility forum and I'd be happy to help. Thanks, Steve
  2. So interesting and amusing...thank you!!! Undoubtedly these early simulators underwent a variety of “tweaks” to improve performance - a pulley adjustment here or there vs. a .cfg file tweak! And if these contraptions stuck when going through their range of motion, one suspects there were complaints about “stutters” or “microstutters”. Steve
  3. Like many Flight Simmers, I’m curious and excited about the upcoming sim. That being said, many of the features that are most exciting visually (ortho-based scenery with well-placed autogen and custom POIs) already exist today in the form of XP11 + Orbx TE Washington, Oregon, etc. I can achieve a locked, smooth 30 FPS and it looks fabulous, even with my far from too powerful rig. One thing that concerns me a bit is the use of Bing imagery...it looks great...usually...but the imagery near me is a mix of awful winter browns plus summer green in some areas - so hopefully they have some good colored (and cloudless!) imagery for every area cached someplace. The great thing about Orbx airport content is that it can be (with a little work) placed in any sim and given new life, as we’ve seen with classic PNW sceneries in XP11 TE. In any case, exciting times to be in the hobby! Steve
  4. Thanks for the samples (and including an example of tennis courts) JV, I must say that these Z16s look far sharper than my own efforts at the same zoom level. Steve
  5. Having experienced both Orbx’s stunning color-matched and cloud-free TE GB and Washington and my own Z16 and Z17 Ortho4XP creations, my vote is to give consumers the option to download the Z17 offering for the entire state if they choose (perhaps for a few $$$ more if the bandwidth costs are a concern). That way, those with storage concerns can still enjoy the scenery then enhance the resolution as their capacity to store data increases. For me, having Z17 tennis courts and factories and everything else below look crisp and life like is well worth the extra size tradeoff - Z16 just looks too “soft” for my tastes, even with Orbx’s superior autogen and tree placement (though it’d be interesting to try this enhanced Z16). Steve
  6. Great trip shots Jack, I enjoyed these. Steve
  7. Looks great, great shot...and you inspired me to buy and install it as well (and I must say it works great)! Steve
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