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  1. My wife and I went to Monument Valley for the first time this past summer. Before that, I had explored the Orbx version, and took this screen shot last year (OK, so this was in FSX, before I upgraded to P3D). Pretty amazing, and I can now say, authoritatively: remarkably true to the real thing. Monument Valley is on the Navajo Reservation. The buildings you see just above the right wing are the park headquarters. The three mesas you see were made famous by several John Wayne flicks (not set in Monument Valley, of course), but from the backside: East Mitten, Merrick Butte and West Mitten. The second screenshot is the real thing, from the traditional vantage point. I have long enjoyed FSX, P3D and Orbx to revisit places I've been to IRL, but this experience persuaded me that they can actually preview places one might someday go IRL. PNG Holgermesh, anyone? Mac6737
  2. Matt: My Tortola looks like yours, with the mesh disabled. Maybe I shouldn't have said "flat green expanse," although it is flat, mostly green and is surely an "expanse." But it is terrible compared to St. John next door, which shows the mountains. Follow-up Q: Your better Tortola shots were with FreeMeshX. I spent some time on the Nine Two site, and see that they recommend downloading by region. Since the Caribbean is covered by Orbx NA land class, and since you say the US is not covered by FreeMesh X Global, what region did you install to get your improved Tortola, etc.? Thanks again Mac6737
  3. I've never posted a screenshot before, but this one is great wallpaper. Orbx everything, plus SkyForce3D, which makes all the difference. The airplane is Vcol Dash8 payware. Mac6737
  4. Matt and Caleb, Oh, be still, my heart! How do I get FreeMeshX? I have other meshes, like Holgermesh for Australia, and I think something for South America. Is FreeMeshX global in scope? If so, does it conflict with other meshes? Thanks for your wisdom, Mac 6737 PS -- Of course, my academic question remains: Why the heck is Tortola different?
  5. I asked a similar Q last year, with no reply, so here goes again: The British Virgin Island of Tortola is not rendered in the default FSX or P3D scenery, not even when Orbx NA land class is installed; it has always shown up as a flat green expanse, even though its airport (Beef Island) is there, where it should be. I don't get it. What's different about Tortola? It is a large island, and its Sage Mountain is the highest point in all the Virgins (US and Brit), with a rain forest at the top. (Plus, I used to own a home there.) There is a freeware scenery download, but it consists of 3 or 4 ginormous files. I don't expect a fix. I am just perplexed as to why this one island, out of hundreds in the Caribbean, seems to be the only one without textures in FSX, P3D and Orbx. Mac6737
  6. Holger, I don't think you saw my reply in this thread, and I can well understand why one of your involvement would not track every single posting that referred to you. But I hope my point was not misunderstood: The Yellowstone falls look fine. It's just that they are pointed in the wrong direction. At the point on the river shown in my pix and Jeff's, I am prepared to testify under oath from recent personal recent observation, that the river is flowing IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION from that depicted in the sim. And thanks for all your contributions! Mac6737
  7. Obviously I was joking. Chill out, some of you, please. Mac6737 PS to Holger -- I agree the water looks like it's falling, and the spray zone looks fine, as in real life. My point was that these pix, including Jeff's, are taken with the aircraft heading SW -- i.e., downstream, in the same direction the river is flowing at that point to Yellowstone Lake. And right, Central Rockies. But some of us think of that region as "northern," because we forget about Canada.
  8. As was saying when interrupted: Although generally delighted with Orbx products, I was flabbergasted to discover an egregious error in the Northern Rockies scenery -- specifically in the rendition of Yellowstone National Park, and more specifically in the rendition of the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. As it happens, I revisited Yellowstone 2 weeks ago, and am certain of my observations. When flying DOWNSTREAM in Prepar3D, I found THE FALLS WERE FALLING UPSTREAM! IN real life, they fall DOWNSTREAM! See attached pix for empirical proof. I understand that Orbx is an Aussie product, and that's why the cars in the Aussie scenery are on the wrong side of the road. But I had not thought this peculiarity extended to water features. Yours in high dudgeon indeed, Mac6737
  9. Although generally delighted with Orbx products, I was flabbergasted to discover an egregious error in the Northern Rockies scenery -- specifically in the rendition of Yellowstone National Park, and more specifically in the rendition of the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. As it happens, I revisited Yellowstone 2 weeks ago, and am certain of my observations. When flying DOWNSTREAM
  10. Holger, My apologies. I didn't zoom sufficiently. Mac6737
  11. I see that Australia 2.0 is soon to be released. Two questions: 1. If you own Australia 1.0, do you start from scratch and buy the whole thing again, or is there an update alternative? 2. The announcement purports to show the airports to be included. What the heck about Lady Elliot Island (the ecoresort at the south end of the GBR)? How could this not be included? Also, the current version has Lizard Island (YLZI), on the GBR north of Cairns. I don't see that in the announcement. Has it been demoted? Mac6737
  12. Maybe a year or so ago, someone on this forum told me that Orbx was working on including Lady Elliot Island, at the south end of the GBR, in the Australia region. Since then, other posts have suggested that LEI exists. But I can't find it on the map from Bundaberg (YBUD). Does it exist in the Orbx/FSX/P3D universe? I like to revisit idyllic places to which I have flown (as a passenger!) IRL. Mac6737
  13. I'm new to P3D, as of last week. I've been pretty happy so far, and have been able to install recently-purchased Orbx scenery that I've had in FSX. But when I go to my Orbx account, it says, "You already own all the Orbx planes!" or words to like effect. Huh? I did buy the Lancair in FSX (and none of the others), but I see no way to DL and install it in P3D. I also see from the Orbx website that there are no planes for use beyond P3D v.3. Do I have this right? Are none of the Orbx planes yet available for P3D v.4? And why does it think I already "own them all"? -- Is that merely because no planes are available, and I own 100% of zero? Thanks all, Mac6737
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