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  1. Well then chaps Thank you all for taking the time to enter the contest and vote so many great shots by the way. Now the winner is........ Dana Mills. Now Dana if you shoot Ed an email ed@orbxsystems.com Saying which prize you would like with your OrbxDirect account details Ed will add your prize to your account. Well done to you mate a great shot this. cheers Iain
  2. Voting for is now open. 1. Everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest. 2. Voting will run for 6 days until the 6th of December 2019 at midnight GMT. 3.Please cast your vote only here. 4.No voting for your own entry. 5.No comments on other members contest entries, The voting section is just that for voting on the shot and nothing else. 6. When voting ends i will announce the winner. cheers Iain
  3. Rules 1. One entry per forum member. 2. You can submit edits whatever you like. 3. The shot must be using an Orbx region or Orbx Airport no restrictions on aircraft. 4. The shot must show some Orbx scenery in it that can be identified as Orbx. 5. Please only submit your screenshot via a reply to this topic , 6. Any no screenshot post ie comments will be deleted. 7. Entries close at midnight 31st of December 12 midnight GMT. 8. You can not vote for your own shot. 9.Winners will be chosen by a poll by you the members who have entered the contest. 10.When the contest closes on the 31st of this month everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest, i will open the voting soon after the contest closes.You will then have six days to cast your vote until the 6th of January 2019. 11. The winner must have an OrbxDirect account to claim your prize. 12.No comments from other forum members please on other members entries. Please make sure the shot you enter is the one you want in the contest for your entry. cheers Iain
  4. The City of Destiny Awaits With Tacoma Narrows Airport on the Kitsap Penisula side of the Tacoma Narrows strait, heading south will put the famous Tacoma Narrows bridge on your left-wing making for some spectacular views. Landing in from the North also provides GA pilots with exceptional vistas thanks to the natural beauty surrounding the airport and beyond. This is the exciting debut airport from our new UK in-house team of young developers, with many of them recent graduates from various universities in Great Britain and Europe. Be sure to check out the impressively designed 3D modelling for FBOs including the narrows Aviation Air Centre and Pavco Flight Center. Tacoma Narrows Airport is a great product for those that appreciate the finer details. The 5,000ft runway is the perfect length for GA aircraft, as well as private jets offering charter or air taxi services. With plenty of parking spots on the ramp, grab some friends and do some exciting formation flying over a stunning region full of life and variation. With Seattle-Tacoma International airport only 18 miles away, expect to keep busy in the skies around Tacoma Narrows airport as you monitor the frequency to keep clear of the main international traffic. However you may use Tacoma Narrows Airport, it’s the perfect excuse to fly across the region of Washington. Fun Fact: Some of the largest octopuses in the world live in the ruins of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge which collapsed in 1940. COVERAGE MAP FEATURES First new Orbx airport in Washington for many years! PBR implementation for both P3Dv4 and XP11 Accurate modeling and superb textures Static aircraft, clutter and equipment Volumetric grass and HD trees Tacoma Narrows Bridge modeled Great GA airport location and a departure point for other Orbx airports in the area Debut airport from our new UK in-house team of developers XP11 Screenshots P3Dv4 Screenshots As per the recent multi-platform debut of Edinburgh, this airport will be simultaneously released for P3Dv4 and XP11 at the same time and available via Orbx Central only. Please look out for more screenshots from Emmsie and the team. We are aiming for a release this coming weekend or earlier.
  5. EXPLORE THE ENGLISH CHANNEL! The classic Earth Simulations Alderney has now been wonderfully brought to back to life and rebirthed for FSX and Prepar3D. This version is greatly enhanced over the original with super accurate water masking, superb ortho imagery and a brand new airport made by the Turbulent Aviation team including a completely updated new airport terminal by Russ White. Everything inside the airport fence is incredible 7cm/pixel imagery and hand-painted. Immerse yourself the all the little details that made this classic title such a delight to fly into and over. Best of all, the Type2 Autogen has been completely optimised and overhauled so the performance is super smooth and you can set all sliders to max to really enjoy the scenery as it was intended. We have included the animated wildlife and sounds from the original version, and optimised all the 3D models for higher efficiency. FEATURES Incredible 15cm ortho imagery, and 7cm inside the airport fence 1m elevation mesh Beautiful coastlines and shores Detailed water features Custom UK autogen houses Faithful to the original Earth Simulations classic Dozens of custom POI 3D models Brand new airport modeled by Russ White HD ground poly Includes original sound pack Animated wildlife Great performance EGJA Alderney is in late beta testing and will soon be on short finals. Other Orbx Channel Islands destinations based on the Earth Simulations originals also planned for 2020
  6. Welcome to Yorkshire's Airport! At long last Orbx visits the North with EGNM Leeds Bradford Airport for X-Plane 11, the second product from our UK development in-house team following the high popular EGLC London City Airport. For some time our customers have been asking us to move further north and this project was a delight to work on and has exceed our expectations in terms of its charm and character. Located at Yeadon, about 7 miles northwest of Leeds and about 9 miles from Bradford, it was opened in October 1931 as Yeadon Aerodrome, and is still often referred to as Yeadon Airport by locals. It is an iconic location set upon a plateau overlooking beautiful English countryside and features a very undulating runway, which is sure to challenge your approaches. It even has its own 6-part reality TV series! EGNM serves Leeds, Bradford and the wider Yorkshire region including the cities of York and Wakefield, and the District of Harrogate, and is the largest airport within Yorkshire, handling over 4 million passengers in 2018 with nearly 40,000 traffic movements. This busy airport offers over twenty destinations with the most popular being the Spanish and Portugese seaside and island resorts, Dublin, Amsterdam, Belfast and Heathrow. The two dominant airlines serving the airport are Jet2 and Ryanair but KLM, FlyBe and TUI also provide services. Aircraft types used include B733,738, A320, E190/195, Q400 plus smaller GA and commuter aircraft. This superb recreation of this characterful airport has full PBR support, great lighting effects on the runway and aprons and is optimised for performance. COVERAGE AT A GLANCE AIRPORT - Full PBR representation of Leeds Bradford Airport and surroundings - Includes EGNP Leeds Heliport one kilometre north of the airport - HD textures throughout - PBR groundpolygon with dry, damp and wet states. - Highly detailed PBR Ground Service Equipment and Clutter models - Realistic road traffic on surrounding streets - 60cm orthoimagery blended to match TrueEarth GB Central - Includes realistic approach and airport lighting. - Detailed HD PBR static aircraft models - Custom animated GSE with HD people models - SAM-controlled dynamic marshallers - Handcrafted, realisticallt sloping runway - Detailed orthoimagery and terrain SURROUNDS - Many custom modeled POI buildings in the airport precinct - Multiflight Academy hangars and static aircraft We know many of you have been eagerly awaiting a new Midlands destination from Orbx and release is not very far away at all for XP11 and closely followed a week or so later for P3Dv4. We will be showing you many more screenshots shortly.
  7. The City of Destiny released! We are pleased to announce the release of Tacoma Narrows for both P3Dv4 and X-Plane 11. This is the exciting debut airport from our new UK in-house team of young developers, with many of them recent graduates from various universities in Great Britain and Europe. We look forward to their next piece of work. And for a limited time you can take advantage of the multi-platform bundle discount deal that will run until 3rd January 2020 - save 25% on both when you purchase KTIW for P3Dv4 and X-Plane 11! Available for $34.95 AUD each (Approx. US$23.88 | €21,55 | £18.38)
  8. We are extremely excited to unveil something quite special today - Gothenburg Landvetter Airport - the latest work from our own Swedish expert, Marcus Nyberg! This is a project we have carefully kept under wraps for the past couple of months. Marcus has decided to take a break from his Spanish series, returning to Sweden following on from his award-winning Kiruna and Stockholm Arlanda airports. Due to be released just in time for the northern winter, Gothenburg includes ground-breaking snow technology, creating an immersive and realistic wintry experience beyond anything else in the current Orbx library. Combined with expertly colour-matched ground texturing, the airport is a true multi-seasonal location, with a large visual difference between the summer and winter extremes (as can be seen in the above slider). Serving as Sweden's second-busiest airport, Göteborg Landvetter Airport serves 7 million passengers annually to local, European and long-haul destinations. Located about 20km from the city centre, ESGG hosts over 40 airline operators, from regional turboprops and jets (Braathens Regional, Widerøe), low-cost carriers (Norwegian, WizzAir, Ryanair), legacy airlines (SAS, Lufthansa, BA, KLM), through to charter and long-haul carriers such as TUI and Qatar. As well as airliners, the airport is home to several corporate, cargo and government operators, not to mention regular visits from the Volvo-chartered An-12! Whether you are more interested in widebody 787/A330 flights, intra-European runs in your 737NGXu or A320, short-haul runs in the CRJ, Q400, BAe146, B717 or your favourite corporate jet, Gothenburg caters to all types of flyers. As to be expected from Marcus, the scenery includes all the latest bells and whistles - animated SODE jetways, interior modelling, up-to-4K mixed-material and PBR textures, advanced rendering techniques, stunning night lighting, custom vehicle animations, GSX compatibility, animated peopleflow and beautiful hand-placed autogen. Furthermore, for the first time in an Orbx airport, we offer full compatibility with the new SODE VDGS pack (not required and sold separately), to ensure the last part of your flight is the most realistic. Of course the attention goes further than that; expect to see painstakingly created custom detailing, unique static aircraft and GSE designed specifically for this airport and much much more. An airport scenery built to the highest standards, ESGG combines the latest P3Dv4 tech alongside best-practice optimization to ensure the perfect balance between stunningly high-fidelity visuals and excellent performance, perfect for all your Scandinavian flying adventures! FEATURES Exquisitely detailed multi-seasonal depiction of ESGG Gothenburg Landvetter Airport Sweden's second-busiest airport, served by over 40 local and long-haul airlines Ultra-detailed 4K textures implementing mixed-use materials, including PBR texturing, other advanced materials and advanced rendering Stunningly realistic depiction of unique snow during the winter months Animated SODE Jetways Optional accurate VDGS for customers who use the new SODE VDGS Pack Interior modelling for main terminal Perfectly colour-corrected 120sq km PR coverage area with hand-placed autogen Custom static aircraft & GSE unique to Landvetter Airport Stunning night lighting Weather-influenced ground textures Detailed APX & GSX config file Custom animated vehicles Complete seasonal variations A short flight to our other Swedish destinations, Stockholm Arlanda, Kiruna, Visby and Dala Designed for P3Dv4 to blend seamlessly with Orbx Global Base and/or openLC Europe. Also compatible with Vector. Painstakingly optimized for very high performance even with high-end aircraft installed By acclaimed developer Marcus Nyberg (Stockholm Arlanda/Bilbao/Kiruna/Asturias/Valdez) Keep an eye out for new (as yet unannounced) features, screenshots and more over the coming week!
  9. Rules 1. One entry per forum member. 2. You can submit edits whatever you like. 3. The shot must be using an Orbx region or Orbx Airport no restrictions on aircraft. 4. The shot must show some Orbx scenery in it that can be identified as Orbx. 5. Please only submit your screenshot via a reply to this topic , 6. Any no screenshot post ie comments will be deleted. 7. Entries close at midnight 30th of November 12 midnight GMT. 8. You can not vote for your own shot. 9.Winners will be chosen by a poll by you the members who have entered the contest. 10.When the contest closes on the 30th of this month everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest, i will open the voting soon after the contest closes.You will then have six days to cast your vote until the 6th of December 2019. 11. The winner must have an OrbxDirect account to claim your prize. 12.No comments from other forum members please on other members entries. Please make sure the shot you enter is the one you want in the contest for your entry. cheers Iain
  10. Well then chaps Thank you all for taking the time to enter the contest and vote so many great shots by the way. Now the winner is........ Bluebear. now Bluebear if you shoot Ed an email ed@orbxsystems.com Saying which prize you would like with your OrbxDirect account details Ed will add your prize to your account. Well done to you mate a great shot this mate. cheers Iain
  11. Journey across one of the most historic cities in North America. The latest in our advanced CityScene products will be the wonderful city of Charleston in South Carolina. As the oldest and largest city in the state is also one of the prettiest with its fantastic array of traditional looking townhouses, historical sites and huge plantations. With over 1150km2 of coverage included, get ready for an exciting trip across one of the most cultural cities in the US. The city of Charleston is rich in history with well-preserved architecture, which makes it a very desirable city for visitors. The number of tours, stunning sites and friendly locals has helped make the city to receive numerous awards, including “World’s Best City” in 2016. Developed by Allen Kriesman, CityScene Charleston follows on from his highly successful Orlando and Barcelona sceneries for Prepar3D & FSX. Plenty of real-world data has been processed to recreate memorable views across the downtown area where you can witness the picturesque Rainbow Row or travel around the huge number of plantations and gardens spread throughout the city. As usual with our CityScene products, there are countless points of interest to visit. Charleston is by no means an exception with the inclusion of the Pink House (the oldest stone building in the city), Charleston City Hall and numerous sports stadiums. The incredibly detailed 3D models developed immerse you into the area offering unparalleled views across the diverse city. Will you be the first to find all 41 POIs? Once you’ve taken in the historic sights, be sure to sweep along the banks of the Ashley River or take a trip up to Daniel Island past the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge. James Island is another favourite amongst tourists and locals offering even more historical The number of areas and possibilities with this old city offer a truly unique experience within the simulator. As an added bonus, many of the surrounding airports have seen a facelift to give pilots the opportunity to land and explore these facilities. Charleston International Airport, included with the package, features custom models of the terminals, satellite imagery, animated people and more. Whilst it doesn't feature the same usual detail as stand-alone airport packages, it's an excellent step up from default. Also included in similar detail is Charleston Executive Airport, Mount Pleasant Airport and two other private airports (SC65 and SC06). Served by the Charleston International Airport, to the North-West of the downtown areas, you get to see incredible views whatever type of flying you enjoy doing. The ground-breaking technology, which we have been refining over the years, means the over 340,000 custom buildings are more accurate than ever and vegetation, lighting, terrain, traffic, are all fully integrated into the complete multi-seasonal CityScene package. FEATURES Large 1150 sq km scenery coverage area with full seasonal satellite imagery. 5 airports in coverage area (1 international, 2 regional, 2 private) 41 custom POI buildings/objects created for Charleston Scenery Area No Autogen buildings used Over 340,000 custom commercial and residential buildings with appropriate regional textures. Over 3,500 library objects placed from FSX, P3D and Orbx Libraries. Over 25,000 railroad boxcars and shipping containers. Over 80,000 night lights. Over 4,000,000 accurately placed autogen trees. WHAT IS CITYSCENE? Highly detailed city and urban landscapes brought to life Accurate and detailed buildings that go far beyond the limitations of the P3D autogen system Realistic photoreal/satellite orthoimagery base Dense and highly-accurate vegetation placement Road traffic, vector, mesh (DEM) and landclass where required Full 5 seasons (where applicable) and complete night lighting Important POI, landmarks and features modeled COVERAGE MAP Keep an eye out - CityScene Charleston is on finals and will be available for purchase soon!
  12. Expand your horizons with our end of year sale. We have an unparalleled number of products that caters to everyone’s flying preferences. With 50% off the vast majority of our products, this is the perfect time to pick up those airports or regions that will give you a new challenge, a new place to explore or simply to try something new. Using Orbx Central, buying, downloading and installing products has never been easier. The sale is live right NOW and ends January 5th 01:00z. Where to begin? With now over 250 products on sale, it can be hard to find those that are right for you. We’ve broken down some of our favourite products, which are now available at bargain prices. Oceania Back to where it all began. Explore our largest ever region with AU Australia V2 on Prepar3D. Over 8 million km2 of stunning landclass has been stitched together to create an authentic experience over the diverse and rich country. Also included in the package is our breathtaking rendition of Melbourne with our cityscene package. Why not expand your experience further by adding other classic airports such as Melbourne Airport, Cairns Airport or Alice Springs. X-Plane users can take flight to Jarrad Marshall’s YBRM Broome International Airport. One of our favourite Aussie airfields, Broome is a highly-popular tourist destination situated in the rugged Kimberley region of North-Western Australia. Those who love to explore the region will also enjoy combining our CityScene Gold Coast with Gold Coast Airport for a truly immersive experience. If Australia doesn’t take your fancy, then take a short hop over to New Zealand. The picturesque landscapes of North and South Island is perfect for those looking to explore challenging terrain. Often missed by simmers, so the sale is the perfect opportunity to pick these up. We also have plenty of airports in New Zealand you could add to your collection such as NZQN Queenstown Airport and NZGS Gisborne Airport. Europe We have shared a lot of love for European destinations. The diverse landscapes, climate and topography make it an exciting choice for simmers with plenty of varied destinations to explore. Whether you use X-Plane or P3D, we have a huge selection of great scenery to indulge yourself with. Our TrueEarth GB Series on X-Plane 11 redefines how you do VFR flying in the simulator with ground-breaking technology to have a hugely accurate representation of the entirety of Wales, England and Scotland. Fly from city to city using visual aids, snapping stunning photos all along the way. The cultural city of Belgrade, released earlier this year by Rasha Tucakov and Misha Cajic combines excellent performance and detailed coverage with plenty of flights to choose from. If you’re looking for something a little more central-Europe, then check out LEAS Asturias Airport in sunny Spain. If you’re looking for some winter destinations, some of our favourites include the huge Swedish hub of ESSA Stockholm Arlanda along with smaller ESNQ Kiruna Airport and ENHF Hammerfest Airport providing a more scenic approach compared to others. If you’re looking for a challenging airport, then the Orbx classic of LOWI Innsbruck is perfect for you on both X-Plane 11 and P3D/FSX. Finally, a lot of love has been given to building a varied range of UK airports to accommodate our TrueEarth series on X-Plane. Approaching London City on the steep approach past towering buildings will surely get the blood pumping. Those who want to take a flight of fancy from GA airport to GA airport will get great value from EGHP Popham Airfield, EGSG Stapleford Airfield and EGHA Compton Abbas Airfield. North America Building on the success of our TrueEarth series in Europe, we released Washington and Oregon to the same high-quality detail. Both were met with critical acclaim and you can finally explore these regions in immense details - now at a discounted rate. If you’re looking for a place to set down in those areas, 2W3 Swanson Airport is a great place to visit in Washington. If Orgeon is more you thing, then 7S3 Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark is equally as good as a pitstop on those group flights with you and some friends. Prepar3D/FSX users can also take full advantage of North American flying with our huge range of products. Major hubs such as KSAN San Diego International Airport have been improved extensively with SODE jetways. KJAC Jackson Hole is another classic that is well worth getting for a varied range of regional flights. Without doubt, one of our most scenic products yet is CityScape Honolulu. A beautiful scenery that is an exception to our 90-day restriction on sale, simply because we want more of you to take in the delight from the stunning views. The entire island is included in the package with exquisite detail in the city center. Over 60 PBR points of interest are dotted across the region. Get online with a few friends and see who can find them all first. == Wherever you choose to explore for the rest of 2019, we would love to see your screenshots in our community forums. Get creative. Get wild. Get Flying! https://orbxdirect.com
  13. An airport for the true bush flyer - Quatam River Airport is now available on OrbxDirect! Developed by PropStrike Studio, this airport features exquisite hand-crafted textures and realistic 3D vegetation. With 2 airfields, 10+ helipads and 10+ bush plane landing spots there is plenty to explore and test your skills with this scenery. $30.95 AUD US$20.99 | €19,06 | £16.28 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  14. Hello everyone, I feel that an explanation regarding the long delay with openLC Africa is due, out of courtesy to the many people who have been anticipating its release, and have done so for some years now. openLC Africa has been in development on and off for 2.5 years since openLC South America was released. It was always intended for release by the end of 2017 or early 2018. However, its development was sidetracked by three other side projects worked on by the developer - TrueEarth Netherlands for AFS2/P3D, R&D work on a possible Orbx Global for X-Plane and the port of TrueEarth GB South from X-Plane to Prepar3D. We have been given some WIP screenshots and I posted these up a week or so ago. However, as you can appreciate, we cannot beta test screenshots so it leaves us in a bit of an awkward position. For that reason I have hidden that preview topic for now as I do not want to give anyone the impression that a release is any closer than it is. We are working with the developer to ensure we do receive a beta for OLC Africa. We announced the openLC series quite a few years ago. When we publish a roadmap we always preface it with a clear caveat that nothing we share is confirmed as a product we will actually ship, but only our intention to develop it in the future. Whilst we did intend to cover the whole world with openLC products it was always a stretch goal. Since that initial announcement our staff, resources and priorities have changed many times within our company. Orbx has a solid track record for delivering most of what we announce in our roadmaps but sometimes circumstances change and some projects never see the light of day, even if they have been worked on for years. Another example of that is our CityScape Cote Dazur which we no longer provide previews for because the painstakingly slow hand-built nature of how it is being developed has long been surpassed by new automated techniques we use for TrueEarth and mini regions around key airports. In the software and games business, projects get cancelled all the time, even some big AAA game titles. Studios close down, business priorities change, market conditions change. We have not signed a contract with our customers for finishing openLC globally so whilst it may be disappointing for many of your that openLC Asia may never see the light of day, and openLC Africa is at risk, it is what it is. I have a duty however to be open and transparent about the project status. If we can progress with the development of openLC Africa then we intend to beta test then ship it ASAP. I'll keep everyone posted on that front.
  15. The latest in our advanced CityScene products, the city of Charleston in South Carolina, has been released! As the oldest and largest city in the state is also one of the prettiest with its fantastic array of traditional looking townhouses, historical sites and huge plantations. With over 1150km2 of coverage included, get ready for an exciting trip across one of the most cultural cities in the US. FEATURES Large 1150 sq km scenery coverage area with full seasonal satellite imagery. 5 airports in coverage area (1 international, 2 regional, 2 private) 41 custom POI buildings/objects created for Charleston Scenery Area No Autogen buildings used Over 340,000 custom commercial and residential buildings with appropriate regional textures. Over 3,500 library objects placed from FSX, P3D and Orbx Libraries. Over 25,000 railroad boxcars and shipping containers. Over 80,000 night lights. Over 4,000,000 accurately placed autogen trees. $29.95 AUD Approx. US$20.33 | €18,38 | £15.74
  16. Hello everyone. I just wanted to update you on the status of openLC Africa and also some news about openLC Asia. openLC Africa This project has been delayed many times, and it's both our own fault (we allowed the developer to focus on other projects) and one of a lack of suitable data sources. The current status is about 75% complete and we have about 3.5 months of work to get to a full beta build. The main issue is that a lot of the continent's landclass now has to be manually created due to a distinct lack of data in Africa. The good news is that all textures are completed, and that is a large part of the project done. I do apologise for these continual delays and I am mindful we have repeatedly promised delivery timeframes which have not been met, which goes against our usual modus operandi. openLC Asia Exciting news on this front! Holger Sandmann is now leading a parallel team to work on OLC Asia and work will commence in earnest in the next week or so and we're aiming for a release well before years' end. This will be a spectacular and diverse region to explore and will also include some amazing photoreal areas such as Mount Fuji in Japan to name but one. This means you can count on two OLC regions in your hands well before Xmas. Yours in updates.
  17. Our most ambitious project to date sees us take the next step in bringing more of the X-Plane world to life with our TrueEarth range of products. TrueEarth US Northern California is the result of years of research and development as well as countless hours of crafting together one of the most stunning and diverse regions in North America. Take off from across the sprawling region and explore to your heart’s content with over 212,000 square kilometers of orthoimagery and accurately placed autogen. The wide-range of landscapes, detailed mountains and stunning coastlines will redefine how you travel across the state in X-Plane 11. Special care and attention has been given to color correction, editing and balancing the orthoimagery to ensure the highest fidelity and quality. Using the latest technology, millions of trees have been accurately placed throughout the entire region and grouped together to create an immersive environment if you enjoy flying close to the ground. The vegetation has been hand-coloured to ensure it blends in perfectly with the ground textures. Northern California prides itself on its varied landscape, giving you plenty of choice for places to explore. Yosemite National Park, famous for its stunning valleys and flower-covered meadows, find life in X-Plane thanks to the TrueEarth technology. If the wilderness isn’t your thing, then take a trip up the Northern California coast and catch the west-coast sunshine as the light bounces off of your aircraft. The sights you will see will be truly breathtaking. Set yourself the challenge of finding everything there is to see in Northern California. With nearly 1,000 points of interest to seek out, flying in a GA aircraft has never been so rewarding once you find them all. Seek out Alcatraz Island, Google's headquarters, the Apple "Spaceship" HQ, the massive blimp hangars near San Jose or seek out the many Sonoma County Vineyards. Just a small sample of the POI models for the San Francisco tile alone! (Click to expand image to view in 4K) The most exciting element of North California is the variety of topography throughout the region, meaning you could spend days exploring and still find uniqueness throughout. The rugged coastlines up by Big Sur and Shelter Cove make for excellent expeditions, whilst seeing the peaks of Mt Shasta and the Sierra Nevada is simply breathtaking. Perhaps you want a more urban experience? The beautiful cityscape of San Francisco has been fully modeled with the latest PBR techniques for a detailed rendition of the City by the Bay. Take the challenge of flying under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco or fly right over Silicon Valley in San Jose. Whatever your preference, TrueEarth US NorCal for X-Plane 11 will have something for you. And if you're a PilotEdge user, enjoy the skies above NorCal with full real-time ATC with actual human controllers! TrueEarth US Northern California HD vs SD Exactly as we have done with TrueEarth US Washington and TrueEarth US Oregon, Northern California will be available in two versions - high definition (HD) 212GB and standard definition (SD) 53GB. The only difference between these two products is the ground texture resolution. If disk space is a concern, check out the SD version of TrueEarth US NorCal, which provides the same regional coverage, but at just a a quarter of the disk space. The slightly reduced texture resolution still provides incredible detail but enables smoother performance for those with older graphics cards. If you prefer the full fidelity, we recommend the HD version for best resolution. FEATURES 212,000 km2 of hand-corrected/cleaned aerial imagery in 1m/px resolution (HD version) or 2m/px resolution (SD version) Millions of individual autogen trees/shrubs, grouped by type and hand-corrected for maximum realism across the entire region Explore and soar over the stunning San Francisco Cityscape crafted with full PBR effects Nearly 1,000 custom PBR POIs placed around the state; including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Silicon Valley and many, many more. All major cities accurately modeled, including SFO, Sacramento, San Jose, Oakland, Monterey, Fresno, Redding and many others. Millions of themed and efficient PBR autogen buildings placed to match the aerial imagery across the entire region Ultra detailed elevation mesh sourced from 10m DEM to bring out great detail in the coastline and mountains Beautiful hand-cleaned water-masking, which blends in beautifully Many marinas have hand-placed 3D boats added Blends in seamlessly with TrueEarth US Oregon and the upcoming TrueEarth US Southern California (in development) to provide even more US coverage COVERAGE MAP Stay tuned for more previews over the coming week! Note: screenshots are taken from both HD and SD versions.
  18. Fly around Northern California like never before. Journey up the coast of Northern California or take a trip through the world-famous Yosemite National Park. TrueEarth US Northern California can put you right in the heart of the tech cities of San Jose or you can test your skills flying under the Golden Gate Bridge before watching the city of San Francisco come to life at night. Whatever you choose to do in the 212,000 square kilometres of high-quality orthoimagery, you can travel far and wide in search of the 100s of points of interest scattered around the diverse region. TrueEarth US Northern California HD vs SD Exactly as we have done with TrueEarth US Washington and TrueEarth US Oregon, Northern California will be available in two versions - high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). The only difference between these two products is the ground texture resolution. If disk space is a concern, check out the SD version of TrueEarth US NorCal, which provides the same regional coverage, but at just a a quarter of the disk space. The slightly reduced texture resolution still provides incredible detail but enables smoother performance for those with older graphics cards. If you prefer the full fidelity, we recommend the HD version for best resolution. Customers who buy the HD version get the SD version for free. Customers who buy the SD version will pay a $11AUD for the HD version $69.95 AUD Approx. US$47.64 | €43,11 | £36.92 $58.95 AUD Approx. US$40.15 | €36,33 | £31.11 You will require Orbx Central to download and install TrueEarth Northern California.
  19. Following on from the acclaimed LFLJ Courcheval Alitport for XP11, we're pleased to offer this DLC expansion pack to add in a high detailed LFKX Meribel Airport, located in the adjoining valley, about a 5-10 minute flight. Once again Gaya Simulations have done a superb job of adding in all the little details and creating a lively atmosphere at this iconic destination, which has an equally challenging approach as its neighbour. FEATURES Another challenging short strip approach over a golf course Sloping runway Many animated cars and golf carts Ultra high quality modeling including ski lifts, equipment, chalets and more Includes the alpine village of Meribel custom modeled Volumetric grass and custom trees and vegetation Realistic night lighting Very keenly priced as a DLC addon This airport will be available imminently inside Orbx Central as a DLC add-on for LFLJ Courchevel XP11 and priced at AU$9.95 (USD$6.80, GBP£5.30, EUR€6,10)
  20. Hi everyone, All you all know we released KCGX Meigs Field for X-Plane 11 yesterday, and it's proving to be a HOT seller, certainly on par or if not better than small to medium airports for our other platforms. So please allow me to say a big THANK YOU to the X-Plane user community for embracing "the new Orbx kid on the block" and I hope it has met your expectations! We don't have delusions of world domination but we hope to see many other FS developers embracing XP moving forward as well. You may be wondering about the choice of Meigs Field as our debut. The reason is fairly simple - we hired a contractor to port this over a year ago as part of our evaluation of XP11 and to see what was involved. We then sat on the 80% completed work for various reasons as well as working on enhancements to the existing FSX/P3D/AFS2 versions to vastly expand the cityscape well into the suburban areas and add a larger photoreal terrain coverage. So basically, we've added the last 20% to make it on par with the other platforms and released it. However, we have 2-3 more Orbx airport ports coming in a short while and also a new first-for-XPlane release; EGCB Barton Manchester Airport by Tony Wroblewski, which looks just ridiculously stunning I have to say! (There are many more shots but I don't want to steal Tony's thunder - needless to say it looks gobsmackling good ) 2018 X-Plane (sort of) Roadmap We don't yet have a formal roadmap to announce yet but here is the rough plan: Hire more XP experienced developers to add to those already recently joined Port our most popular small to medium airports to XP11 Potentially port some of our larger more complex airports and their attached 'micro-regions' Develop a photoreal Pacific Northwest region Port the PNW airports across to establish a bush-flyer's paradise Work with Ben Supnik and the guys at Laminar to try and add bone animations to the sim so we can add some Flow technologies Release more 'first-for-XPlane' titles (yes, we may end up porting XP airports back to FSX/P3D/AFS2, how about that eh? ) Port across our Netherlands photoreal region Investigate further US regions Investigate a UK photoreal region with ported and brand new airports Some pre-alpha shots of a UK region exploratory work: What we don't plan to do: Create an Orbx Global, openLC or Vector product; for now this is too ambitious in scope for the platform Create land class based regions; XP doesn't have seasons and we are not yet up to speed with the XP internals just yet Hopefully this post will be welcomed by the XP community as a sign of our commitment to the platform. Orbx is morphing into a multi-platform FS developer and whilst we remain focused on our core sims (FSX/P3D) we also recognise that there are new sims emerging as choices for the FS community (XP/AFS2/FSW) and it makes good business sense to expand the scope of our offerings to them.
  21. Voting for is now open. 1. Everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest. 2. Voting will run for 6 days until the 6th of November 2019 at midnight GMT. 3.Please cast your vote only here. 4.No voting for your own entry. 5.No comments on other members contest entries, The voting section is just that for voting on the shot and nothing else. 6. When voting ends i will announce the winner. cheers Iain
  22. Well John did say release was imminent in his announcement yesterday! Meribel Airport is now available on OrbxDirect*. From Gaya Simulations comes this great addition for their Courchevel. Featuring another challenging approach, a sloped runway and detailed modelling, this product is the perfect compliment to LFLJ Courchevel. No doubt you will spend time flying from one airport to the other! Available now for $9.95 AUD (approx. US$6.87 | €6,17 | £5.33) Please note that you will require Orbx Central to download and install LFKX Meribel Airport. *Meribel Airport is an expansion addon (DLC) for Courchevel Airport and as such you can only purchase it if you have LFLJ Courchevel. You can find the expansion pack at either at the bottom of the Courchevel product page or in Orbx Central or here.
  23. Get ready to explore another challenging airport in the Swiss Alps! Developed by Andreas Hegi, Samedan Airport sees a vast number of general aviation traffic and private corporate jets frequent the beautiful airport. Situated in the heart of the Engadin valley, expect unsettled winds, low-visibility and plenty of turbulence. Even the most experienced of pilots will find landing at the 5,600ft above sea-level airport tough. The scenery features: Incredibly detailed, high definition rendition of Samedan Airport and surrounds Scenic mountain landscape with glaciers, lakes and rivers all make stunning visual approaches Realistic HD textures created from on-site photography to provide the most immersive experience possible Visually pleasing: 30cm per pixel coverage in the closer airport area, 60cm in the surrounding area Includes the villages of Samedan and St. Moritz with many custom hotels and churches - perfect for the VFR fliers Thousands of hand placed autogen trees and buildings to make the area feel alive 3D snow piles in winter (only P3D version) Seasonal variations Bonus helipad: Hospital Oberengadin Dynamic night lighting (only P3D v4) By veteran developer Andreas Hegi, author of the incredible LSPN Triengen Airport Developed for P3D & FSX, compatible with Global Base, OpenLC Europe & Vector Available now on OrbxDirect $34.95 AUD Approx. US$24.15 | €21,57 | £18.66
  24. HD-Quality Global Tree Autogen for X-Plane 11! Developed by the talented team at Turbulent Designs, TerraFlora XP has been designed to provide realistic, HD-quality trees for the whole globe in X-Plane 11. Building on the success of the ESP version, TerraFlora XP transforms your world to provide greater detail, more realism and enhance your simulation experience. Whether you’re taking flight over densely populated forests or soaring around lush islands, TerraFlora XP will ensure trees of the world look pleasing to the eye in all scenarios. A diverse range of tree-types has been included to replace the default types and all coloured to better match the default ground scenery. During take-off and those scenic approaches, TerraFlora XP will impress you with the diversity of vegetation across the world. Alternatively, those who love to fly cross-country will enjoy the way the trees will look in the simulator, giving you more depth and detail than before. Just be careful to not fly too close to them! TerraFlora has been designed with performance in mind. Fully optimised for X-Plane 11, you can enjoy exemplary texturing with minimal performance loss. Available soon on Orbx Direct. Features Superb HD-quality trees replacing all default autogen on a global scale Realistic representation of a large variety of tree types to give you the maximum realism possible High-quality vegetation textures created by Russ White to raise the bar in detail in X-Plane 11 Multiple tree types to cover the world with correct regional placement Coloured to match the default ground textures of the world for improved realism The most realistic HD vegetation available for X-Plane Seamless blending with TerraFlora textures included in Orbx TrueEarth and airports
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