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announcement Orbx 10th Anniversary - March 6th 2018

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CONGRATS!

Just keeps gettin' better 'n better!  :D 

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As the frog says, "Times fun when you're having flies"

 

I remember flying PNW when it first came out and realized three things:

1. Everything I already had in my sim was obsolete.

2. My rig was going to need upgrades.

3. I want more ORBX.

 

Today, all of these things have proved true, especially with the advent of P3D, and we all get to share in John's vision.

 

A hearty congratulations and thanks to all at ORBX for a fine decade and looking to what the future holds.

 

Cordially,

Roger Halunen

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A very well done to all of you,  Six months down the line in August 2008 I came across Orbx by chance and have been here ever since I remember seeing some scenery by this little known Aussie firm and thought id give it ago and boy it looked great and I was hooked from then on, and from that day I only have Orbx installed on my flightsim machine as I have never seen anything else that even comes close to the scenery here.

So JV thank you for having the vision to start Orbx and carry it on to what we have today, with the best Developers that keep raising the bar with every new release and I for one look forward to the next ten years and beyond.

cheers

Iain

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Congratulations with the 1st decade. Your visionary work has impacted flightsim for good, and resulted in a much more realistic and beautiful environment to explore. Although Australia came first, ORBX has never been afraid to venture new ways, with peopleflow, small and large airfields, in the UK, Germany, etc. It was PNW and a first taster of Bowerman that caught my attention, and since then I haven't looked back.

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Great look back at Orbx history JV, very nostalgic. My first discovery of Orbx scenery was in July 2008 when I purchased AU Gold and immediately fell in love with Orbx products. The very next day I purchased AU Blue and since then, I have never bought or installed any other scenery packages that were not Orbx. I have always remembered my first flight over Orbx Australia, when I was flying low and slow over some back country road. I was, for the first time in my flight sim history, able to follow the trees that lined the road. I had never before seen that level of detail in flight sim. It seems so simple now, to be able to have tree lined roads, but it was ground breaking then, and changed the flight sim world for me forever. Thank you JV, and to all the Orbx developers for opening that door back then, and all the many doors that you have opened since! 

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VOZ .99 was my first experience with JV,s masterpiece scenery and when ORBX was formed I waited far too long to jump into the finest FSX scenery developed.  Congratulations on your first 10 years and looking forward to the next decade.

 

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You have already done things that I never imagined could be done. When I think about the future... :o

 

Congratulations to you and your team John. :wub:

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1 hour ago, Captain Lars said:

There are still parts of my flight sim world that look a lot like the 2005 trailer. So, hurry up the missing openLCs. ;)

Inappropriate comment mate , we are celebrating Orbx's 10th year anniversary in this thread . :angry::)

 

John

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Having been around the FS community since the early 90's , I remember how the scenery use to look like . I raise my glass and toast you John and your team for what you have accomplished . The future is very bright for our hobby . :):)

 

Cheers

 

John

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12 July 2009 my first order for Orbx Australia, and an impatient wait while the Discs were in the post, and boy was it worth it. (It would have been sooner but had to wait until I had a decent enough PC to run it.)

 

Congratulations  JV Orbx and all the team, you have definitely changed my Flight Sim world 

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My wife just read JV's post and said "Is it really 10 years since you started wasting your time and our money on flight simming". 

She may have a point, but I doubt it.

 

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Congratulations JV and Orbx!! I remember in 2008 at the ripe age of 14 starting my flight sim hobbying with FSX. I happened to see at the time that there happened to be some amazing third party scenery for my home country, and even more so for my home area (AU Gold). Little did I know how much this company would grow, and not just in staff and products, but even continuously in quality. I remember YSTW coming out and blowing my mind, and then YBBN sometime later. The first non-Australian Orbx region PNW was perfect for me as it was a holiday to Vancouver which sparked my interest in aviation and therefore flight simming. My mind continues to be blown, and I anticipate more mind blowing with the AFS2 products, photoreal regions and cityscapes.

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Good gracious, that was the year I retired and got even deeper in simming.  It wasn't until a few years later that I discovered ORBX through the Return to Misty Moorings sites.  I've never looked back.  Thanks to you and all the developers and staff of ORBX, the best there is.

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I believe I was probably one of the first 1000.  Great scenery in four parts I recall, then sewn together to make the present Aus region, but at the same time you took the business risk and went international with huge success.  Congratulations JV and your many staff over these years.

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Congratulations everyone at Orbx on this anniversary. As if it was yesterday I remember the yaw dropping moment I had shortly after my first takeoff from Hobart in AU Blue. I'm in for the next ten years :)

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Congrats to Orbx ,coming up to my 10th anniversary with them. In the early days they needed  us flight simmers to keep the company going ,ie ,we would pre-pay for the next project that they were planing to release.  Thanks Orbx !! ;)

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Hi guys,

 

great collection of "oldie" promo videos. One of my all-time favorites remains one of Jaggyroads's official promo videos for PNW, named "Natural Beauty", perhaps because it so well conveys our overall aspirations for the FTX Regions and the integration of airports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhApzPe9YrA

 

Of course, another classic is the very clever before/after video "FTX - Enter a whole new world" made for the FTX Australia release by Varioflight (Andreas Paschen):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t-dlNjNkFY

 

Cheers, Holger

 

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John

 

Congratulations to you and your Orbx team! Your collective accomplishments over the past decade have been outstanding, trend setting and phenomenal. You should all be justly proud. I admire your leadership!

 

Greg

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Fantastic JV and congratulations!  Orbx is in my opinion second to none.  Not only do you guys/gals produce the finest products but there’s a lot more to it than that.

From the ingenious way of installing through FTX Central to the almost instantaneous support.

But one of my favorite things is this site.  I have never met a nicer bunch of folks!

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20 hours ago, BradB said:

Inappropriate comment mate , we are celebrating Orbx's 10th year anniversary in this thread . :angry::)

 

John

 

Obviously, this was a really big compliment - Happy Birthday Orbx!!

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Congrats to this anniversary!  When I first saw the "colors of the great south land" (the impressive first vid is still somewhere on my HD), flew over the red outback with a big grin, I would not in my dreams have imagined into which incredible detail and plausible world this would turn some day. John and team, you obviously had that vision - thank you for making it come true!

 

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23 hours ago, rhalunen said:

As the frog says, "Times fun when you're having flies"

 

I remember flying PNW when it first came out and realized three things:

1. Everything I already had in my sim was obsolete.

2. My rig was going to need upgrades.

3. I want more ORBX.

 

Today, all of these things have proved true, especially with the advent of P3D, and we all get to share in John's vision.

 

A hearty congratulations and thanks to all at ORBX for a fine decade and looking to what the future holds.

 

Cordially,

Roger Halunen

 

 

 

This was my experience too.  PNW opened my eyes to what scenery could and should be.

 

1. I no longer use anything pre-orbx except Misty Moorings.

2. I am on my 2nd machine and I am saving for a 5 Mhz, maxed out graphics card machine.  

3. I now have all of NA and Oceana, Europe to come, and JV has more goodies on the horizon.

 

I'll bet that in another 10 years there will not be a major flight sim out that will not be populated with ORBX scenery because ORBX is the Gold Standard for scenery.

 

Dale

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Thanks JV and congratulations are certainly in order!   Orbx doesn't just sit on their laurels either, always pressing forward into new dimensions.  Love the nostalgia vids.  I clearly remember the VOZ sceneries and the beginning of Orbx as well.  Came on board as a tester with NCA region and have loved every minute of it.

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On 2/19/2018 at 10:37 AM, chumley said:

My wife just read JV's post and said "Is it really 10 years since you started wasting your time and our money on flight simming". 

She may have a point, but I doubt it.

 

Priceless!

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I came onboard with VOZ and Vista Australis and feel that I have been on quite a journey with John and the team; a most enjoyable journey at that. I know that Orbx is now a commercial enterprise but it still feels more like a personal home compared with other commercial flight enterprises. I thank the whole team for their contribution to this hobby which has been without peer in the industry. Looking forward to future developments and actually can't even imagine where this whole trip will take us going foward. Congrats Orbx.

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Hi John. Congratulations for starting such a fantastic project and look at it now. I believe that was the day I first joined Orbx as it was to come and if I remember right, wasn’t there an Easter egg or some thing you had to find, think it was a campsite or something along those lines. Here’s hoping for many more years of Orbx to come. Here’s to Orbx and the Old Coots Club. Derek.

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On 19/02/2018 at 3:18 AM, Holger Sandmann said:

Hi guys,

 

great collection of "oldie" promo videos. One of my all-time favorites remains one of Jaggyroads's official promo videos for PNW, named "Natural Beauty", perhaps because it so well conveys our overall aspirations for the FTX Regions and the integration of airports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhApzPe9YrA

 

Of course, another classic is the very clever before/after video "FTX - Enter a whole new world" made for the FTX Australia release by Varioflight (Andreas Paschen):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t-dlNjNkFY

 

Cheers, Holger

 

Hi Holger. Just watched those videos, oh the memories it brings back, thank you. Derek.

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