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  1. Thanks for all the feedback, appreciated! @Jack Sawyer: beta-testing Vulkan has been a frustrating experience. The performance boost in the first betas was significant, but sadly no longer, for reasons I don’t understand. I guess I might take a break from beta-testing for now. Hopefully Laminar will be able to sort out the issues.
  2. Hi all A throwback to the vivid colors of X-Plane 11’s latest stable release, 11.41. After months of beta testing Vulkan (all flights in latest beta - 13 - have so far ended in CTDs), these images brings back a lot of good memories.
  3. Oh, I just used the photos app on my iPhone. Very simple to use. The effect is called vignette.
  4. Thanks for the feedback everyone! @Jack Sawyer: I believe that was added as post-processing before I posted the pictures.
  5. Hi all Of all the simulated flights I’ve done over the last 25+ years, I keep coming back to some places. One of those is Innsbruck, and with the Orbx rendition of LOWI, it’s always a great pleasure! With Vulkan, the possibilities for what can be achieved in X-Plane has been pushed to new boundaries. Getting stable 30+ FPS on approach in the ZIBO 738 with such complex scenery is no small accomplishment! The RNAV 26 appproach is a fairly challenging one - prope
  6. Thanks everyone! It was a really fun flight! I quite like it when there’s a bit of weather - both for variety and the extra challenge. I recreated one of Steveo’s flights recently, when he landed the TBM at Tampa Intl with cloud base just over the ILS minimum. Used historic settings in AXP - great fun!
  7. Thanks Iain, Jack, VH-KDK and Eberhard for your feedback! Good to know I’m not the only one with the wonky cloud phenomenon
  8. Hi all! What to do in South Florida with rain clouds looming over the horizon? Take a flight in the 738 of course! Late evening departure from Fort Lauderdale, down to the Keys. Then an early morning flight up along the coast to Tampa Intl. ILS 01L approach just as the sun was rising
  9. Awesome shots there @BradB!
  10. Gorgeous set of shots Iain! Gotta love those twilight colours!
  11. Hi all! Just finished a flight in ZIBO's 737 from Palm Springs to San Fransisco. And my initial impressions from VFR flights in the TBM and SIAI-Marchetti were confirmed: this is such a stunning scenery, just amazing! Well done Orbx! It's certainly different looking down from FL340, but none the less beautiful. This was one of those flights were everything just worked. I had a flight last night in the ZIBO to test things out - Fort Lauderdale to Key West using Orbx TE Florida. That flight was a mess! TrackIR was acting up, messing up the views, and all autopilot descent
  12. Thanks very much @Jack Sawyer and @Eberhard Haberkorn! I agree - SoCal is stunning! I have not flown in the region since i used FSX back in 2010 I think. Would be fun if I digged out some old screenies to compare then and now
  13. Thanks Jon for the expeditious fix! Looks safe now Mesh issue does not seem an unlikely cause. Cheers, flavik
  14. Hi there Went down to the SE corner of SoCal on launch day yesterday, and found out (the hard way) that the runway at Brawley Mun is in desperate need of some service. Just before touching down on 26, I noticed (too late) that there's some significant bumps in the rwy. This resulted in an uncontrolled (and highly unwanted) trip skywards after touchdown. Unfortunately I was not able to regain control of the aircraft, which met with Mother Earth once more in a brutal way. The repairs to the TBM was significant, to put it mildl
  15. Thanks @Iain Emms and @BradB! Beta testing Vulcan, it’s inevitable to sacrifice visuals for performance (as xVision is out of the picture). This is default XP visuals with a tad vibrance and sharpening added using nVidia control panel. A bit bland and too hazy in my opinion, but I’m slowly getting used to it. Performance is amazing though!
  16. I see. Would be nice to have skies like that in XP though.
  17. Amazing edit Iain! It’s not a real photo is it?! What weather rendering engine are you running - looks spectacular
  18. Hi all Since Steveo agreed to let me borrow his TBM for another day, I was quick to plan a VFR flight showcasing more of Orbx SoCal! I departed from KPSP Palm Springs (quickly becoming my go-to airport in SoCal - just as it was back in the days of FSX), headed northwest over San Bernardino National Forest and San Gorgonio Mountain, then turned westbound to track to Palmdale VOR (PMD). I decided that KWJF General William J. Fox airfield at Lancaster would be a decent place for a quick stop and set up for a quick and easy RNAV approach to rwy 24. For some hands-on flying
  19. Hi all I borrowed Steveo's TBM and took it for a spin in the southeastern corner of SoCal, near KBWC Brawley Mun and KPSP Palm Springs. Absolutely stunning work Orbx! One happy camper here Running SoCal HD on X-Plane 11.50 beta 6 (Vulkan). Absolutely butter smooth everywhere - except around KLAX where fps plummeted to 15.
  20. Hi I'm also using xOrganizer. I've rearranged the order a bit after xOrganizer automatically organized the scenery. I grouped Orbx airport overlays with rest of airports. xOrganizer placed these way down at the bottom, under X-Europe. I placed all Orbx TE overlay and custom folders in one group called "Orbx regional scenery" above X-Europe I had to move Orbx LOWI Orthos to the bottom, among other ortho folders (would otherwise block other scenery) Not sure if X-Europe forests need to be diasbled as I think this folder only contains OSM data for placing trees
  21. Awesome! Was just tinkering with this in my head i.e. how to adjust shadows and highlights in xVision as I´m used to adjusting these in the post-processing of digital images. flavik
  22. Thanks for taking us on the tour @Jack Sawyer! And a fine set of photos I might add flavik
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