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  1. Are you going to buy an iPhone 12 if you already have an iPhone 5? And yes, I am eagerly looking forward to TrueEarth Italy.
  2. The last missing piece. It must be done. And yes, it depends on how P3D lives.
  3. The King has arrived...returned. Bow to the king and serve him well, and all will live happily hereafter.
  4. That’s what I was thinking when I watched the video yesterday. There will likely be 80 airports of Orbx quality at launch, but it will leave 29000 airports waiting to be enhanced. And I am sure peopled will want them enhanced if spoiled by the 80 select airports. That’s human nature. There will also be a lot of scenery of low quality. Just have a look at Bing map and you will know that. The otherwise beauty of FS2020 will make these low and inconsistent scenery even more prominent and unbearable. All this will create more opportunity for Orbx. People always wants enhancements, and 3rd party will live. Of course there will more challenge ahead. People will be accustomed to be given a world of ortho and hundreds of 3d photogrammetry regions as default, and they will be less willing to pay premium price for a single airport and a small region. So business model will change. People will expect to get better and bigger enhanced region at lower price than before.
  5. Original post from Avsim: "Apparently John Venema of Orbx is currently listed as a 3rd Party dev and is assigned to a 3rd Party Developers Group with a few others on MSFS forum. He also has access to Tech Alpha 1. Quite interesting as they havent made any official announcement yet." https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/568138-john-venema-listed-as-3rd-party-dev/
  6. At first I thought the new MSFS will make 3rd party developers live harder. As more informations are revealed, I see more possibilities. 1. Airports. This is very obvious and it has been discussed a lot. This is where orbx truly shines. 2. Regional sceneries. As beautiful as US and some parts of Europe may look, a greater part of the world is cursed with terrible satellite imagery. In fact, the prettier US and EU look, the uglier the rest parts of the world will be, and the greater the demand of 3rd party DLC for enhancement will arise. I am imagining enhancement in many directions that crys for 3rd party developers. A next generation of vector and openlc for the new MSFS? 3. Trees. The photogrammetry trees may look pretty from 10000 feet, but it will be quite messy within 3000 feet, and definitely an eyesore under 1000 feet. AI can do the conversion and improve the look, but it will still leave a lot of errors, which has already been shown from the preview. This is also the strong area of orbx. Orbx might lost some need for previous products, but new need will arise. Considering the new MSFS will greatly boost the user base of flight simulation, the gain will be more than the loss, if orbx can adapt properly.
  7. With hysteria and orgy going everywhere, it must be a difficult time for the whole flight sim industry which is completely taken by great great great surprise.
  8. They use photogrammetry which looks incredible from high above, but when getting lower we need better models, which leaves a lot of rooms for 3rd party developers as orbx.
  9. Yes yes yes! You pulled my heart strings...
  10. Orbx has not paid due respect to Sydney from the very beginning. It's about time to rectify this. Oh please!
  11. It’s a pity. I mainly use Aerofly FS2. I have been praying Orbx to be its savior, as I agree with all the above analysis of its difficult situation. But I don’t care now, with obvious reason that has also been stated above. The storm is thundering, and the world is changing.
  12. It would please everybody if ORBX could give us two options to choose: HD version of max redolution and standard version with less resolution. I'd choose quality and I have no problem with installation size.
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