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We are working on the Mac/Linux port of FTX Central as we speak. We have added two new IT staff to assist with this and other coding tasks. We hope to have a public beta of FTXC available in the next 90 days or so. In the meantime any service packs will be manual ZIP downloads from your OrbxDirect account with instructions on how to install.

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1 hour ago, John Venema said:

We are working on the Mac/Linux port of FTX Central as we speak. We have added two new IT staff to assist with this and other coding tasks. We hope to have a public beta of FTXC available in the next 90 days or so. In the meantime any service packs will be manual ZIP downloads from your OrbxDirect account with instructions on how to install.

 

That’s great to hear, thank you. FWIW I was on the cusp of giving up with XP11 on a Mac due to the scenery quality as I only fly GA VFR.

 

Then your True Earth came along and saved me a ton of money getting a Windows machine...

 

ps: happy to help test the public beta of FTXC, I can break anything..

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I am really looking forward to new castles in Wales.

 

Perhaps Pembroke Castle, Caerphilly Castle and St Catherine's Fort near Tenby?

 

PEMBROKE

 

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CAERPHILLY

 

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ST CATHERINES

 

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Amazing detail in that shot of Liverpool Bay from Bidston Hill!! Litrally a stones throw away from me so I can vouch for the accuracy. Truly stunning this True Earth series. In fact I’m struggling to fly anywhere else in the X Plane world due to lack of detail! Really looking forward to the Central release and fantastic aftersales support as always with these service pack updates. :) 

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On 11/6/2018 at 8:32 PM, TigerTigerM said:

Any indication of when TrueEarth GB South P3D will come on the market?

TTM

 

23 hours ago, John Venema said:

Before the end of the year.

 

And AFS2...?

 

From the video's I've seen it seems GB is quite a step up from TE Netherlands when it comes to the 3D buildings: GB seems to have a lot more diverse colors (roofs, walls, buildings) and terrace houses (which are sorely missing from the Netherlands!). I see a lot of colors in cities and villages in the video's I've seen while in the Netherlands a lot buildings share the same colors as if entire cities are build from the same bricks. But maybe this also is a difference between AFS2 and XP... I'd really like to see GB in AFS2! Also because the Netherlands is a smal and flat country. ;) (Hopefully those terrace houses will find their way in TE Netherlands too some time!)

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Hi Joe,

 

That is a technical issue which needs to be address by our support team.

 

We have had many thousands of customers install TE GB successfully so far and most of the issues encountered can be resolved.

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This is incredible work and support.

So happy with my OrbX TE purchase.

I think there is only one other area that requires improvement and that is the night lighting and textures which I know you are looking at, do you have any news on developments there?

 

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Yes we have re-done a lot of the .LIT files to make building stand out more at night, and this work is ongoing now. This includes more street lights, better lighting on houses etc.

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2 minutes ago, John Venema said:

Yes we have re-done a lot of the .LIT files to make building stand out more at night, and this work is ongoing now. This includes more street lights, better lighting on houses etc.

 

Just when I thought I had reached peak anticipation for SP1 :lol:

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I hope the updates for Portsmouth include our favourite drinking places and landmarks like the Spinnaker Tower?

/local resident!

 

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Hey Mutley, I can vouch for the Portsmouth area. It sure does have the Spinnaker Tower, also the Mary Rose and war ships. The top of Portsdown hill with the research centre needs some work. But Southsea sea front amusements are well represented. Its a short hop from Southampton airport and Goodwood and  also Shoreham. Chichester has the green roof cathedral. 

If you haven't already brought TE GB South I would say do not hesitate for our area and the Southampton airport is a good buy too.

Stu

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Flaming heck John, you guys are really putting a lot of effort into this scenery. 

 

Really looking forward to the updates let alone TE Central.

 

Regards

Nigel.  

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2 hours ago, John Venema said:

Yes we have re-done a lot of the .LIT files to make building stand out more at night, and this work is ongoing now. This includes more street lights, better lighting on houses etc.

Looking forward to SP1 

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so john v are we going to see the correct tv mast for the uk in sp1 ?and will we be seeing egka released this week end ?

 

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Hi John and team at ORBX. 

Absolutely loving the new True Earth GB south.  I am based in Devon so i know the Devon and Cornwall area very well from land, sea and in the air and what you guys have done is great.  I flew around it for about 2 hours last night  landing at all the airports and checking out places I know.

I noticed a strange glitch when coming into land at Newquay from the sea, the water masking and sea seemed to climb up the cliff almost to the level of the airport.  Whether its something weird in XPlane with exclusions, flattening or something but the mesh and masking didn't look right.  I am only using the stock airport there from the Global airports pack so its not any add ons. If its me, then please can somebody let me know if I have done something wrong in my set up but everything else looked great.  Please Please, from a Cornishman, can I beg for the inclusion in the POIs of the Tamar and Albert Bridges at Plymouth, Truro Cathedral as its so prominent if you fly up the river. A proper St Anthony Lighthouse, the real one is all white not striped. The Gribben head Daymark at Fowey,  useful for VFR around here and the totally awesome Eden Project in the claypits at St Austell.   St Mawes and Pendennis castles guarding the harbour at Falmouth. For the Bristol guys, if no one has asked for the Clifton Suspension bridge yet that would a great inclusion. (if its already there I have missed it!!  London looks amazing but most people seem to think the civilised world in the UK ends at Bristol and even Exeter is wild country!! :-) :-)  Please show us a bit of love and add a few for us Cornish boys.

Fantastic work and its going to be amazing as the Service Packs build on the base package.

 

Thanks from a very happy VFR low and slow GA guy.

 

Cheers all

 

Jeff H

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47 minutes ago, Jeffh1 said:

I noticed a strange glitch when coming into land at Newquay from the sea, the water masking and sea seemed to climb up the cliff almost to the level of the airport.  Whether its something weird in XPlane with exclusions, flattening or something but the mesh and masking didn't look right.

 

This is actually a bug/quirk in the way X-Plane flattens airports. Newquay airport has flattening enabled in the default scenery and it causes a cliff of water. It also happens in the default scenery and Ortho4XP as well. The only way to fix this generally is to fix Newquay airport and remove the flattening and hope it's not too bumpy. It's not something we can fix inside TrueEarth itself, but rather in the default scenery/airport

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Hi Tony,  Thank you so much for the reply, that explains a lot. perhaps something LR can take up.  Not sure there would be a problem with it following the contours though as it does so in real life and its one of the longest runways in the UK which is why it was going to be used as a "spaceport"  I kid you not!!  Whats the best way to address this as it was truly the only thing I spotted that I could fault on TEGBS in my area and it seems its not even really a TEGBS fault??  Really appreciate the help and response.

Jeff

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It just needs the airport opening up in WED (LR's WorldEditor) and have the "Always Flatten" option unticked and saved. In theory that should fix it. I'll give it a try later on and see if I can post the fixed airport on the support forum.

 

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On 11/6/2018 at 7:56 PM, Aeroflux said:

..how about FS2 John as I am fed up with the poor frames and stutters in XP 11 ?

 

Are you running it on a potato by any chance? :D 

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1 hour ago, Aeroflux said:

 

ya man....I 7700 oc @5.1 GHz and a 2080ti

wow how did you get it to 5.1! what are you running the volts at? on all cores? custom water cool loop to the processor and graphics card?

i7 7700 kaby lake 4.2ghz?

best I can get stable 4.7ghz 1.3v

4.8ghz seems to run the chip too hot for my liking and I have a corsar water cooling fan system to the processor (forget the proper name for it now)

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5 hours ago, Jeffh1 said:

Hi John and team at ORBX. 

Absolutely loving the new True Earth GB south.  I am based in Devon so i know the Devon and Cornwall area very well from land, sea and in the air and what you guys have done is great.  I flew around it for about 2 hours last night  landing at all the airports and checking out places I know.

I noticed a strange glitch when coming into land at Newquay from the sea, the water masking and sea seemed to climb up the cliff almost to the level of the airport.  Whether its something weird in XPlane with exclusions, flattening or something but the mesh and masking didn't look right.  I am only using the stock airport there from the Global airports pack so its not any add ons. If its me, then please can somebody let me know if I have done something wrong in my set up but everything else looked great.  Please Please, from a Cornishman, can I beg for the inclusion in the POIs of the Tamar and Albert Bridges at Plymouth, Truro Cathedral as its so prominent if you fly up the river. A proper St Anthony Lighthouse, the real one is all white not striped. The Gribben head Daymark at Fowey,  useful for VFR around here and the totally awesome Eden Project in the claypits at St Austell.   St Mawes and Pendennis castles guarding the harbour at Falmouth. For the Bristol guys, if no one has asked for the Clifton Suspension bridge yet that would a great inclusion. (if its already there I have missed it!!  London looks amazing but most people seem to think the civilised world in the UK ends at Bristol and even Exeter is wild country!! :-) :-)  Please show us a bit of love and add a few for us Cornish boys.

Fantastic work and its going to be amazing as the Service Packs build on the base package.

 

Thanks from a very happy VFR low and slow GA guy.

 

Cheers all

 

Jeff H

 

Hi,

Both Tamar bridge and Brunel Albert Bridge are already positioned into the first release

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