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2 hours ago, John Venema said:

Hello everyone,

 

Here are a few more beta shots of KCGX Meigs Field for X-Plane 11, which has now been expanded to include the same large photoreal urban areas as the AFS2 version, complete with fully annotated buildings and vegetation and of course moving traffic as per XP11.

 

There will be many more shots as beta testing continues. 

 

This will be a January release, and customers who have bought either the FSX/P3D or AFS2 versions will automatically get 40% off at checkout time.

 

 

This looks extremely realistic and is a day one purchase for me. Looking forward to seeing some night screen shots.

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Hi great to see orbx move on to xplane can you make your airfields compatable with the ai traffic program xlife by jar and get them on the map as 450000 user use this ai addon looking forward to U.K. ga airfields will you be porting eghi over to xplane thank you 

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8 hours ago, tangjuice81 said:

Looks great JV. Also JV I know this is beta however, will the scenery still have the highways, signs, lights? I noticed there are the standard highways as in FSX/P3D.

 

Yes it does, as well as the L train, and railways. They were turned off here for these shots to check the photoreal coverage.

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Looks great visually.   But in the images,  as of now, there’s a few concerns. 

 

there are already existing freeware Chicago sceneries.  All have great positives and drawbacks.   None have everything tho.  Will yours have the following:

 

1- Mac compatible day 1 ?

2- Lit textures both airport and city 

3- Major sports venues ( I see Soldier Field) but what about United Center, Wrigley Field , and dare I say US Cellular Field 

4- Non generic downtown buildings, some of them look like that.     

5- Elevated Animated trains The” L” , Chicago is known for that.   

6- You mentioned January release, is that a full final version or just betas still. 

 

Thanks

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I have been watching X-P 11 for quite awhile & this will probably roll me into it.

The 40% discount is appreciated.

 

I must inquire about the nature of the background to the JV image.

Is it shrubbery, a small dog, or a Cheerleaders Pom Pom?:)

TTM

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Hope when you guys take into consideration that many of us using xplane have custom made ortho tiles, so i hope you can realease scenery in full tiles, so i can bound my own tiles seamlessly at the borders,,,? Also making your airport compitable with 3party AI addons would be nice. Anyway looking great, im all in:D

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Woooooo Yeahhhhh!  Finally, Thank you John.  Please keep up that Photoreal theme!  I Have all of California in High res PR coverage already, However It would look spectacular if I was to get ORBX Airports, Objects and AUTOgen Planted in real world locations on top of my super high clarity Ortho Photo's.  With Chicago as a first, this could be an opportunity for ORBX to expand it's Skyline City scenery Series to give subjects a little more of the Authentic Character we expect to discover when arriving at a new destination to our sim.  X-Plane has come a long way on it's journey to the top, but the Default Skylines are still lacking a bit.  

-Woog

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Can’t wait for this! I’m one of the many that made the switch to XP11 from FSX/P3D. The only reason P3D is still on my PC is because of ORBX. I can’t wait for PNW and other NA regions and airports. Also, thank you for the discount for P3D owners! Awesome company and scenery. Thanks again. 

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On 12/29/2017 at 1:55 PM, chifan90 said:

Also, are the unique  Chicago style river bridges included? 

I second this question and ask Orbx to consider including just a few of the waterway POI bridges in this next iteration of Meigs.  I enjoy the AFS2 version and find it great, but would like to see a few bridges included in this roll-out and passed along to all release versions as feasible - there are a few conspicuous spots, such as entering downtown from the south, where I think it would add much to the vibe of the city.  The waterways are certainly an important aspect of the history of the area; a little splash of Orbx magic to bring them out would, in my opinion, add much to overall experience.

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On 12/28/2017 at 1:36 PM, chifan90 said:

Looks great visually.   But in the images,  as of now, there’s a few concerns. 

 

there are already existing freeware Chicago sceneries.  All have great positives and drawbacks.   None have everything tho.  Will yours have the following:

 

1- Mac compatible day 1 ?

2- Lit textures both airport and city 

3- Major sports venues ( I see Soldier Field) but what about United Center, Wrigley Field , and dare I say US Cellular Field 

4- Non generic downtown buildings, some of them look like that.     

5- Elevated Animated trains The” L” , Chicago is known for that.   

6- You mentioned January release, is that a full final version or just betas still. 

 

Hi Guys. I'll answer what I can or know:

 

1 - The scenery does indeed work on Mac OS X (I develop on Mac OS X), but the details of how/when it will be released for those users have yet to be decided.

2 - Yes, there are night time textures and lighting

3 - The actual airport and central business district buildings are the same as in the current P3D version (so whichever landmarks are in there are in this beta as well),

4 - It's not possible to model every single building with the exact correct texture as the airport would never get released.

5 - There are roads and rail networks, and all have as per X-Plane, moving cars and traffic. The "L" train is there as well

6 - The above shots are an internal beta to highlight the increased autogen and ortho area being added. They are not from the final version of the airport and there will be more previews soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, tonywob said:

 

 

Hi Guys. I'll answer what I can or know:

 

1 - The scenery does indeed work on Mac OS X (I develop on Mac OS X), but the details of how/when it will be released for those users have yet to be decided.

2 - Yes, there are night time textures and lighting

3 - The actual airport and central business district buildings are the same as in the current P3D version (so whichever landmarks are in there are in this beta as well),

4 - It's not possible to model every single building with the exact correct texture as the airport would never get released.

5 - There are roads and rail networks, and all have as per X-Plane, moving cars and traffic. The "L" train is there as well

6 - The above shots are an internal beta to highlight the increased autogen and ortho area being added. They are not from the final version of the airport and there will be more previews soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks! Very excited for this and future additional releases.    I hope Mac is also a January release.  I hate how often Mac users get the second release months later

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17 hours ago, CaptCWGAllen said:

Fabulous news.....and Tony are you helping with development? I hope so and very pleased for you if you are.

cheers

Peter

Hi Peter, not heard from you in a while. I am indeed here at ORBX, sat in the laboratory with my lab-coat on :D

 

6 hours ago, chifan90 said:

I hate how often Mac users get the second release months later

 

As a Mac user, I understand this very well. But, whenever you feel you have to wait for products or feel left behind, think of the poor Linux users :D

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1 hour ago, tonywob said:

Hi Peter, not heard from you in a while. I am indeed here at ORBX, sat in the laboratory with my lab-coat on :D

 

 

As a Mac user, I understand this very well. But, whenever you feel you have to wait for products or feel left behind, think of the poor Linux users :D

For sure. And haha.   Well i got really excited for this release when January was stated without a disclaimer.  I live near Chicago and even closer to KORD      If it does turn out to be a staggered release, might Mac not be too far behind? Such as by April?

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8 hours ago, tonywob said:

Hi Peter, not heard from you in a while. I am indeed here at ORBX, sat in the laboratory with my lab-coat on :D

 

Excellent news  - your contributions to the XP platform have been outstanding. Yes still around - just spending most of it flying rather than on the forums - well that and the daily commute from Macclesfield to London and back!

 

So very pleased that ORBX are coming on board. I just hope the community supports it. Best of luck to you (and hope you get to work on ORBX photoreal regions for England, Scotland and Wales at some point in the future :D  - hopefully you are not seeing flying pigs at this point - after all the esteemed Mr. Venema is based in Blighty now!).

 

cheers

Peter

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thanks for posting,  looks awesome,  I like how Millennium Park is modeled,

 

will there be trains shown on the L tracks too?  

 

also, will the Museum of Science and Industry be modeled?  it is slightly further south .    Lastly, please model the United Center and Wrigley Field .

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Cool.    I don’t develop or use WED. But one of my chicago scenery packs has Wrigley Field, Uniter Center, Museum of Science and Industry.    The first two are more important.   Id hate to have to pick which pack to use.     So hopefully yours has these

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With nine comments on this thread am I right in thinking that you eagerly await this release. I have bought many Orbx titles for FSX and P3D over the past few years and would take this opportunity to reassure you that even though Orbx are now producing for many more flightsims, the mindset of the developers is that even though they may take their time, they will not release a product until it is ready.

Please have patience, you will not regret the wait.

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