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announcement TrueEarth GB North now available for X-Plane 11!

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Hello everyone,

 

TrueEarth GB North is now available for X-Plane 11!

 

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TrueEarth GB North covers a massive area of 104,635 km2 of hand corrected imagery covering the entire northern region as shown below in the coverage map. Of particular note are metropolitan areas such as Glasgow and Edinburgh. We have also faithfully recreated scenic areas such as the Scottish Highlands as well as the Shetland Islands and the Isle of Man. Nature lovers are going to be particularly impressed by the sheer amount of flora and mountainous areas in this pack - This particularly green region boasts 166,519 forests!  

Features:

 

  • 40,415 square miles (104,674 km2) of hand corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery
  • New autogen technology developed specially for X-Plane 11, allowing thousands of UK-themed houses to be placed at a realistic height with minimal impact on performance
  • 1,492,348 buildings buildings at the correct height and location
  • 385 custom landmarks such as masts, wind farms, churches, power lines, and lighthouses are all accurately placed.
  • Hundreds of custom-modeled 3D POIs
  • Hand-placed and custom modeled landmarks placed throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, castles, piers, stadiums and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas such as Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Sharp and detailed 10-meter mesh brings out stunning detail in natural features such as hills and beaches
  • Superb water masking along the entire coastline
  • Accurate road and rail network blended into the aerial imagery with moving left-hand drive traffic.
  • Control Panel option to use photoreal major roads/motorways or synthetic X-Plane ones.
  • Summer season only with full night-lighting supported

 

We have also added a new built-in decompression feature in FTX Central to greatly reduce the download size ensuring an efficient installation process.

 

In addition to these features, users will get free service packs for life as well as more POI models in future updates.

 

TrueEarth GB North is now available to purchase from OrbxDirect for AUD $54.95 (approx. USD $39.55 / €33.95 / £30.60)

 

Please note that there is no cross-grade discount from the landclass-based FTX England, Wales or Scotland regions.

 

Coverage Map:

 

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** IMPORTANT!! ***

Please update to FTX Central v3.3.4.4 before installing. Run FTXC, wait about 20 seconds, then you will see the blue  Apply FTX Central Update   button. Please run the update before installing TE GB North - this will ensure that the entries in your scenery_packs.ini file are in the correct order which is: 

 

Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - London

Orbx_A_GB_North_TrueEarth_Custom
Orbx_B_GB_North_TrueEarth_Overlay
Orbx_C_GB_North_TrueEarth_Overlay
Orbx_D_GB_North_TrueEarth_Orthos

 

THIS PRODUCT INSTALLATION HAS A DECOMPRESSION STAGE - The TrueEarth Great Britain North download size is a compact 21.8GB to save on download time, but we are using a new installation system where we decompress the ortho textures using FTX Central. This expands the total installation to around 142GB of drive space. The texture conversion process can take between 1 to 2+ hours, depending on your CPU speed and the number of cores it has. It is normal during this process for the cooling fans to speed up on your PC.

 

After the download stage is complete,  you will still see "Downloading", but the STATUS will change to  "Converting" and a countdown of the number of texture files remaining:

 

DO NOT ABORT OR INTERRUPT THE INSTALLATION DURING ANY STAGE! Wait for the tick to appear and the text "Product Installed".

 

Also, Nick has created a support topic for customers who have any installation issues:

 



 

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