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That's the best news I have read from FTX for a long time (and there were several good ones). Hooray indeed!

 

Thanks and kind regards, Michael

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Great news!

 

Happy to wait, will be ready when it's ready.

I for one am a very happy customer.

 

Thank you ORBX team for allways working to improve your ptoducts, and squeeze whatever P3D/FSX have to give.

 

Cheers

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1 hour ago, dominique said:

Then again, this is the death of the support forums and putting Ben out of a job...

 

The death of FTX Central perhaps... As for Ben, he's a coder.  If ORBX no longer requires his services, someone else will.  ;)

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23 minutes ago, Bruce Hamilton said:

 

The death of FTX Central perhaps... As for Ben, he's a coder.  If ORBX no longer requires his services, someone else will.  ;)

FTXCentral will live long and prosper.  There are many functions still available after we are relieved of Region switching.

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10 minutes ago, Rob Abernathy said:

FTXCentral will live long and prosper.  There are many functions still available after we are relieved of Region switching.

 

Precisely, which is why I'm not worried about Ben... ;) I love the new layout with individual control panel lists, update notifications, and so on, and I believe there's room for more functionality in terms of synchronization/auto-update, etc.

 

Tym

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YES!!!!!!! Thank You.  This is the most excellent news ever.  Unified lclookup.bgl is just short of amazing here. 

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2 hours ago, pmb said:

That's the best news I have read from FTX for a long time (and there were several good ones). Hooray indeed!

 

Thanks and kind regards, Michael

This is a move I always was expected to find. Absolutely wonderful news; me too wanted to ask for this sevearl times.

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45 minutes ago, Rob Abernathy said:

FTXCentral will live long and prosper.  There are many functions still available after we are relieved of Region switching.

 

Thats a real relief Rob

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thanks for the great news.............eagerly anticipating but patiently waiting

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Wow ! Great news !

 

ORBX is always going forward with innovations and new ways to improve our  so beautiful hobby. Thanks ORBX !

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Ben is much more than just our coder. He's in charge of all our core back-office apps and the websites. He's also challenged with building a whole new support ticketing system for customers and a whole new beta testing management system for internal use. After that we have about three years worth of other tasks lined up :D

 

FTX Central V3 is also in the early development stage, there is a whole lot of new functionality being added to it (can't talk too much about it yet), but essentially it will be the go-to app for all Orbx customers for a myriad of new things we're introducing over the coming years.

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9 minutes ago, Mikelab6 said:

Wow ! Great news !

 

ORBX is always going forward with innovations and new ways to improve our  so beautiful hobby. Thanks ORBX !

Yep, that's what I judge about ORBX. They just don't try to repeat an already successful path, but innovate.

 

Just imagine you can start at some Norwegian airport, fly via ESSA and into Germany, all this without any switching, hybrid or other ugly vehicle!

 

Kind regards, Michael

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Woohoo! Excellent news :)

 

No worries about OpenLC NA being delayed, we still have plenty of other places to fly in.

 

Cheers

Jack

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Bravo! Keep up the great work and I'll continue spending my children's AND grandchildren's inheritance!

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This is great news!  Among all the benefits already mentioned here, this will allow me to consolidate/simplify my SimStarter profiles! :)

 

Am curious, are there any plans to achieve/ensure compatibility with FranceVFR's latest products, with the new unified FTX setup?  I currently avoid the latest FranceVFR products (that use their own autogen) as I understand they are not fully compatible with FTX Global.

 

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52 minutes ago, DesertPilot said:

This is great news!  Among all the benefits already mentioned here, this will allow me to consolidate/simplify my SimStarter profiles! :)

 

Am curious, are there any plans to achieve/ensure compatibility with FranceVFR's latest products, with the new unified FTX setup?  I currently avoid the latest FranceVFR products (that use their own autogen) as I understand they are not fully compatible with FTX Global.

 

 

We reached out to the CEO of FranceVFR over 2.5 years ago but he stubbornly refused to share his autogen description definitions with us, even though Aerosoft, EarthSimulations, 29Palms and other companies were happy to do so. So in fact they have 'orphaned' themselves by not adding their definitions to our modified files.

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Now I see total possibilities of FTX Regions completely blending in the rest of the world and hopefully brings the FTX Region textures to be used over Global areas.  Pretty much makes the entire world a FTX region.  This is epic level stuff of immersion for flightsim

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After years of switching between regions, first with VOZ v0.99 and into the present the new technology sounds fantastic.  ORBX certainly remains as the leader in FSX/P3D scenery development.  Keep up the excellent work John.

 

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2 hours ago, John Venema said:

 

We reached out to the CEO of FranceVFR over 2.5 years ago but he stubbornly refused to share his autogen description definitions with us, even though Aerosoft, EarthSimulations, 29Palms and other companies were happy to do so. So in fact they have 'orphaned' themselves by not adding their definitions to our modified files.

That's a pity, i don't buy their products because of this incompatibility with FTX although i'm French, living in Paris. They are isolating them self, FTX being obviously a market leader.
I wish somehow both companies could find a arrangement/gentlemen agreement in the future

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That is a great bit of news and more than outweighs any extra time being needed!  Happy dancing like no one is watching.....

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As a German, I am tempted to call this a Reunification of the flightsim world. "Now what belongs together grows together" ( W. Brandt).

 

Kind regards, Michael

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One question if I may John, will we need to do a reinstall of our existing products to implement this change? 

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This is good news indeed but i have a question regarding exactly what switching regions does at present. I can see there is a difference in the "active" sections of the Scenery cfg when a switch is made but what else is happening. I am asking because i use a programme which will automatically adjust the scenery cfg to activate prescribed sceneries as per my selection for a particular profile. An example is one i have for Europe. I have as "active" all the UK sceneries (ENG, SCO, IRL etc) + Norway + OpenLC EU and Vector.This is not in Hybrid setting but a specific predefined scenery cfg of requested "Active" areas. My Europe profile has  all NA regions set to False.Each specified Profile is then run through the AEC Vector tool and the vector profile saved. I then run the vector profile to suit my other programme's corresponding profile.I fly happily from one place to another crossing into different sections, e.g. ENG to France which is a defind Region to a Global region and can see no adverse effects at all. I must admit I could be missing some autogen details/differences and possibly textures which may not be correct(based on JV's above post regarding Central: "  in the past developed separate unique lclookup.bgl and autogendescriptions.spb files for each worldwide area to cater for the large diversity of landscapes and buildings across the world,")   but none of those aspects are "visible" to me. I don't think for example that i am seeing Norwegian buildings or textures in France.

I would appreciate clarification if it does not impose on to orbx trade secrets which i would fully understand. 

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Hi Falks

 

before we continue towards the openLC NA USA/Mexico beta stage. We wanted to ensure this all works before continuing with openLC.

 

in fine , cactus grow up in new scenery land, NA USA/Mexico :D

 

Patrick

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