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  1. Hi all, TrueEarth Oregon HD has been updated to version 1.1.0 and is available on Orbx Central. Please note that the SD update is in the pipeline still. The updates include: Updated orthoimagery for Portland, Medford and six tiles along the west coast with the newer, sharper and colour corrected imagery Added mesh fixes for upcoming airports Fixed flickering/duplicated trees Fixed bridges in Portland so they fit more snuggly on the terrain
  2. We are pleased to announce that Cityscape Honolulu for P3Dv4 is now available for purchase! Covering the entire Hawaiian island of Oahu, Cityscape Honolulu brings to life this stunning tropical location with impeccable quality. From the postcard locations of Diamond Head and Waikiki, to history-laden Pearl Harbor and Ford Island; from bustling Downtown to suburban Pearl City, the entire Honolulu metro area is modeled in unparalleled custom detail. Beyond the city, explore the rugged Ko'olau Range, the laid-back towns of the North Shore, picture-perfect Kaneohe Bay and the beautiful beaches at Kailua and Waimanalo. FEATURE LIST A complete Cityscape and Mini-Region covering Honolulu and the entire island of Oahu Ultra-HD photorealistic depiction of Honolulu, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and Pearl City All eight Oahu airports have been upgraded from default to "region standard" - much like you see in AUv2, GES/GEN, etc. Mixture of photoreal and custom landclass textures for best balance between realism, performance and download/disk usage. High-quality mesh, based on high-resolution LIDAR, including underwater bathymetry Complete replacement of all geodata for Oahu for a much more detailed and accurate landscape; shorelines, lakes, road/rail, traffic etc. 23,000 unique custom buildings with exact footprint and height data, combined with 90,000 custom-placed agn buildings Over 60 high-detail POIs, most with complete PBR texturing Detailed depiction of Pearl Harbor with all museums and relevant historical sites Visit the USS Missouri, USS Bowfin and USS Arizona Memorial Numerous helipad locations, including on custom US Navy ships in harbor. Exceptionally detailed hand-placed vegetation using local flora types All vertical obstructions on the island; wind turbines, antennae, power grid towers, chimneys etc Stunning night lighting, including dynamic and 3D lighting for best visuals and performance Exhaustively optimized for best performance using unique modelling and texturing techniques. >1500 sq km of stunning tropical terrain Created by powerhouse developers Frank Schnibben and Holger Sandmann, with additional help from Chris Clack and Gaya Simulations Cityscape Honolulu for Prepar3Dv4 is now available to purchase from OrbxDirect for AUD$39.95 (approx. US$27.47 | €24,63 | £21.97) Cityscape Honolulu is only available to download from Orbx Central.
  3. TrueEarth US Washington SD Please note, this is the standard definition (SD) version of TrueEarth US Washington which uses 2.4m/pixel (ZL16) sharpened orthoimagery and uses a much smaller 58GB of disk space versus the 207GB of the HD version. No decompression is used by Orbx Central. This version is better suited to customers with video cards less than 8GB. This allows the texture slider to be set to 'Max' resulting in imagery almost the same quality as the HD version, but using 1/4 of the disk space. If you decide to upgrade to the HD version at a later time, you can do so for a nominal fee. If you want to purchase the HD version now, please CLICK HERE Main benefits of the SD Version: Much quicker download and install - no JPG conversion Much less GPU memory useage Much shorter loading times Upgrade to HD version whenever you want Same experience as HD Version > 2000FT Completely stutter free under load 25% of the disk space AU$10 cheaper Better FPS TrueEarth US Washington SD is truly a ground-breaking product; as our first next-generation region for the United States, this package brings to life the heart of the Pacific Northwest in complete photorealistic detail. Expanding on the successes of our TrueEarth Great Britain and TrueEarth Netherlands products, TrueEarth US Washington SD brings the latest scenery technology to one of our most-requested locations. From the rugged isolation of the Cascade Mountains to the hustle of downtown Seattle; from the arid beauty of the Inland Empire to the temperate serenity of the coastal maritimes, TrueEarth US Washington SD encapsulates some of the most dramatic scenery brought to X-Plane 11. Clocking in at an enormous 91,875 square miles (our largest yet!), TrueEarth US Washington SD includes a host of new features and content. From the 1,100+ custom-modeled PBR landmarks, through to the millions of accurately-placed buildings and trees, this scenery faithfully recreates one of the true homes of global aviation. As well as rugged natural beauty, an enormous amount of detail can be found within the metropolises of Seattle, Spokane, Victoria, Yakima and plenty more. Whether it's getting lost amongst the valleys of the Olympics in your Cub, enjoying the Seattle approach view from the deck of your 737, or keeping to schedule on your San Juan mail run, TrueEarth US Washington SD is truly the most immersive flying experience brought to your simulator! FEATURES 91,875 square miles (237,956 km²) of hand-corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery PBR autogen technology developed for X-Plane 11, allowing thousands of realistic looking PNW-themed houses and buildings to be placed at a realistic height with minimal impact on performance 1,174 custom-modeled 3D POIs! Over 500 million trees placed correctly based on detailed land use and high-resolution height data 4.5 million buildings at their correct height and location where data is available Major Cityscapes for Seattle, Bellevue, Victoria, Tacoma and significant buildings added to Everett, Olympia, Spokane, Kennewick and Yakima VFR landmarks such as masts, wind farms, churches, power-lines, and lighthouses are all accurately placed. Hand-placed and custom modelled 3D landmarks throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, stadiums, cranes, tanks, piers farms, and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas Sharp and detailed Ultra-HD 10-meter mesh brings out stunning detail in natural features such as mountains, coastlines and valleys Superb watermasking along the entire coastline and most rivers and lakes Accurate road and rail network blended into the aerial imagery with moving traffic Beautiful color-balanced summer imagery with exquisite night-lighting There is almost no difference in quality between the SD and HD versions from 2000FT AGL upwards, or > 2NM from the aircraft cockpit. Minimum Specs Please note you will need to drop your XP11 slider settings when using minimum PC specs - 8 GB of RAM - GTX 970 GPU or equivalent - XP11 v11.35+ - 65GB of free disk space - i5 CPU or higher Recommended Specs - 16 GB of RAM - GTX 1070 GPU or equivalent - XP11 v11.35+ - 65GB of free disk space - i7 CPU or higher TrueEarth US Washington is now available to purchase from OrbxDirect in both SD and HD versions.
  4. It's all about the location. London City Airport comes to life for Prepar3Dv4! Located a stone's throw away from Canary Wharf and the financial heart of the city, London City Airport is one of the last remaining true inner-city airfields. With one of the the most exciting approaches in Great Britain, flying into EGLC takes you over the iconic centre of downtown London. Servicing destinations across the UK, Europe, and until recently (and rather famously), New York via Shannon, the airfield hosts a bevy of airline and corporate types up to A318 in size. The short and narrow runway, coupled with the dramatic 5.5° approach and congested airspace, demands the complete attention of all pilots. So much so that all aircrew must be specially certified to fly in and out of the airport. From early proof-of-concept flights of Dash-7s landing on Heron Quays in the early 80s, the airport seen tremendous growth in recent years, with over 4 millions annual passengers passing through the terminal. London City is the first complete PBR airport for P3Dv4. Combining the latest P3D PBR technology, alongside other advanced features such as material scripting, EGLC brings this famous location to life in amazing detail. Perfect for a city infamous for it's weather, London City Airport features dynamic ground textures that react to rain and other adverse conditions. Designed to blend seamlessly with *TrueEarth Great Britain South, the airport's coverage includes many important short-finals landmarks such as the Tate & Lyle Sugar Factory and ExCeL Exhibition centre. Of course, we have ensured that the product also works (though not seasonally blended) with Global Base or Orbx EU England (LC Region) if this better suits your simming experience. *Note: a patch for TrueEarth GB South is currently in the works to improve general performance in the London area. AT A GLANCE The first complete PBR airport for Prepar3Dv4! Immaculate HD textures throughout Dynamic PBR groundpoly that reacts to weather and time of day Incredibly detailed GSE and static aircraft Coverage area includes major landmarks on short finals 60cm PR colour-matched to TrueEarth Great Britain South Beautiful dynamic lighting Designed to blend best with TrueEarth Great Britain South, also works with Orbx Global Base or FTX England Developed by the Turbulent Design team EGLC London City Airport for Prepar3Dv4 is now available to purchase from OrbxDirect for AUD$32.95 (approx. US$22 / €20.10 / £18.10) EGLC London City Airport will only be available to download from Orbx Central.
  5. We have updated the EGLC package to fix the control panel issue affecting installations on FTXC3. Orbxlibs has also been updated to correct a reported error message.
  6. BuildingsHD for P3D and FSX is now available for purchase from OrbxDirect! BuildingsHD is a worldwide autogen building upgrade, featuring incredibly detailed, regionally-accurate 4K building textures and FPS-friendly 3D models! The new textures are based on photos taken from many locations around the world in the actual locations that they represent in the sim, resulting in incredibly authentic new buildings worldwide. Buildings HD will improve the autogen buildings throughout nearly the entire Orbx catalog, and will also replace your sim's default building textures for a full and comprehensive upgrade. With textures four times more detailed than before, buzzing the rooftops, approaches over cities, and taxiing at urban airports has never looked so real! All new textures feature ambient occlusion shadows, high-rez rooftops derived from drone photography, and more. And the new night lighting is something that must be seen to be believed: with textures based on real photos of night-lit buildings and vastly improved color balancing, the sense of immersion after dark is sure to amaze. A monumental undertaking three years in the making, lead developer Scott Armstrong has painstakingly overhauled over 900 texture sheets, containing 3,860 individual building textures. During project development, Scott traveled to over a dozen countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia to take on-location source photos, resulting in remarkably authentic architectural variations. The difference is especially remarkable in Global regions which have never before seen the full Orbx region treatment: Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and South America now, for the first time ever, feature buildings that are highly accurate to their true-life counterparts. Additionally, FS legend Bill Womack has lent his 3D modelling skills in completely overhauling over 400 3D models in the default 3D building library! Those clunky-looking low-poly default water towers, generic fast food restaurants, apartment buildings, and blurry-looking factories will be replaced with brand new beautiful models that are at once highly detailed and performance-optimized. Features: High-Definition 4K building textures covering the entire world. Regionally accurate buildings worldwide, derived from on-location source photos Over 400 brand new 3D building models for complex autogen objects, created by Bill Womack Will improve the appearance of most Orbx products, including Global, regions, and airports (see this post for full compatibility list) Also compatible with default FSX / P3D; no other Orbx products required Ambient Occlusion shadows baked on to building textures for added depth and realism High resolution rooftops derived from drone photos Incredibly realistic night textures for an immersive new night flying experience Negligible impact on FPS Completely compatible with FSX, FSX:SE and P3Dv1-v4 Easy download and installation in FTX Central By Scott Armstrong and Bill Womack Orbx BuildingsHD is now available exclusively via OrbxDirect for AUD $34.95 (approx. USD $24.25/ €21.50 / £19.00)
  7. Hi all, Just a quick update on where we are with the updates to the Australian airports for Australia v2. We appreciate that many are keen to get them up and running. We we are planing to release these updates on the new Orbx Central app. Orbx Central is nearing completion and will go into a public beta next week sometime. The updates to the airports are still currently under testing which is being done in tandem with Orbx Central testing. Further information will be provided next weekend.
  8. And FSExpo 2019 comes to a close. From left to right: Mike Hill, Ed Schmidt, Ben McClintock, Mitchell Williamson, Rob Abernathy, Josh Kozminska, Andreas Hegi, Jarrad Marshall, Misha Cajic, Ed Correia, Holger Sandmann, Aimee Sanjari, Greg Jones, Bill Womack, John Venema.
  9. Hello everyone! I am pleased to announce that Australia v2 is now available for purchase on OrbxDirect! https://youtu.be/lf9Ph5B3zaI A monumental redesign of one of our most beloved products, AUv2 brings to life the entirety of the Australian continent with the latest region-based technology. Clocking in at a staggering 8 million square kilometres, AUv2 incorporates an enormous diversity of topography and geography. From the tropical rain forests of far-north Queensland to the wind-swept coastline of south-west Tasmania; from the temperate urban metropolises of the east coast to the desolate beauty of the red centre, explore a variety of stunning landscapes not seen anywhere else in the Orbx world. Features: Our largest and most popular region; 8 million sq km in full Orbx region quality Ultra-HD Melbourne Cityscape 370+ upgraded and 280+ all-new airports Over 50+ large-scale photoreal areas of interest such as salt lakes, mine sites, tidal areas and many more High-quality mesh, with high-resolution LIDAR data for the majority of the eastern/southern seaboard, major cities and Tasmania Completely new lakes, rivers and shorelines - much improved quality and accuracy Entire Great Barrier Reef in photoreal Completely new road and rail networks Improved and new landclass types Hundreds of thousands of new geographical features; dry lakes, parks, railyards, industrial areas etc Much-improved populated area shape accuracy Completely new powerline networks, windfarms and other man-made features Improved and updated bridges, harbour objects and marinas Complete seasonal variations Airports optimised for use with AI traffic, particularly our enormously-popular AI Traffic for Australia Completely compatible with FSX, FSX:SE and P3Dv1-v4 We are currently updating all our AU airports to be compatible with Australia v2's higher definition mesh. Please keep an eye out on the release announcement post or our Facebook page for further information on these updates. Orbx AUv2 will be available exclusively via OrbxDirect for AUD $54.95 (approx. USD $38.50/ €34.25 / £29.50). AUv1 customers who have a copy in their OrbxDirect account will receive a 40% discount. Enjoy!
  10. Hello all! Good news for X-Plane TrueEarth pilots - The first Service Pack for TrueEarth GB Central for X-Plane 11 is now available for download! We have been hard at work to further enhance your experience when flying over TrueEarth Great Britain Central in X-Plane. Many of the fixes, additions and improvements have been a result of your requests and our desire to improve the realism of the region even more. The main improvements are as follows: Hundreds of added POIs including bridges, stadiums, castles & more! Added Ambient Occlusion (AO) ground and wall effects to autogen Updated autogen to PBR Upgraded tree placement algorithm (forests are now even more accurate) Updates to autogen placement, fixed reported building rotation bugs Darkened roads to better match the ortho - these are now enabled by default Leeds and Sheffield city centres completely transformed Numerous small bug fixes with object placements Don't forget - TrueEarth GB Central for X-Plane 11 is half off until 01:00Z 1st June 2019! Please also ensure you have FTX Central updated to version For MacOS/Linux users, please download the SP1 files from here and merge (do not choose replace) the contents into your Custom Scenery folder.
  11. Hi all, Graham has updated his AI traffic pack and is available to download. Key features of this package:- Addition of RAAF military aircraft and flight plans. Every aircraft in current RAAF fleet has been depicted in this update. Flight plans for all Australian carriers as well as some International carriers have been completely re-written based on actual airline schedules for August 2018. Many new airline and GA models added including the Boeing B787 range, Mooney M20J, Cirrus SR22 etc. New texture based light emitters added to supplement and improve the P3D Dynamic Lighting effect for all models. LUA scripting used to darken aircraft lighting for airline aircraft parked during non-operating overnight periods. AI traffic added for every updated airport in the upcoming Australia V2 package. All the AI aircraft in this package have been reworked and compiled specifically for P3D V4 with features not supported in FSX or earlier versions of P3D. As such, you should only use it in P3D V4 and it should not be copied over in part or full to FSX or P3D V3 or earlier as some of the aircraft models will cause those sims to crash. As with the previous release, this update includes an optional ATC Sound file with additional call signs, aircraft types and airports not included in the default ATC sound file. This has had further updates for this package. An alternate APX for the FlyTampa YSSY Sydney airport is also included and can be activated via the Control Panel as before This is best done with a fresh install, so please uninstall the previous pack and make sure the following are deleted: The FTX traffic files (Traffic_FTX*) for Australia and New Zealand, located in Scenery\World\scenery folder FTX AU aircraft folders located in the SimObjects\Airplanes Enjoy!
  12. No plans at this stage. We have a huge back catalogue of products so to revisit them for updates would take considerable time and cost. As our development team expands we hope the extra resourcing will allow us to create new versions of these airports.
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