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announcement TrueEarth US Washington SD for X-Plane 11 released

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TrueEarth US Washington SD

 

Please note, this is the standard definition (SD) version of TrueEarth US Washington which uses 2.4m/pixel (ZL16) sharpened orthoimagery and uses a much smaller 58GB of disk space versus the 207GB of the HD version. No decompression is used by Orbx Central. This version is better suited to customers with video cards less than 8GB. This allows the texture slider to be set to 'Max' resulting in imagery almost the same quality as the HD version, but using 1/4 of the disk space. If you decide to upgrade to the HD version at a later time, you can do so for a nominal fee. If you want to purchase the HD version now, please CLICK HERE

 

Main benefits of the SD Version:

  • Much quicker download and install - no JPG conversion
  • Much less GPU memory useage
  • Much shorter loading times
  • Upgrade to HD version whenever you want
  • Same experience as HD Version > 2000FT
  • Completely stutter free under load
  • 25% of the disk space
  • AU$10 cheaper
  • Better FPS

 

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TrueEarth US Washington SD is truly a ground-breaking product; as our first next-generation region for the United States, this package brings to life the heart of the Pacific Northwest in complete photorealistic detail. Expanding on the successes of our TrueEarth Great Britain and TrueEarth Netherlands products,  TrueEarth US Washington SD brings the latest scenery technology to one of our most-requested locations. From the rugged isolation of the Cascade Mountains to the hustle of downtown Seattle; from the arid beauty of the Inland Empire to the temperate serenity of the coastal maritimes,  TrueEarth US Washington SD encapsulates some of the most dramatic scenery brought to X-Plane 11. 

 

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Clocking in at an enormous 91,875 square miles (our largest yet!), TrueEarth US Washington SD includes a host of new features and content. From the 1,100+ custom-modeled PBR landmarks, through to the millions of accurately-placed buildings and trees, this scenery faithfully recreates one of the true homes of global aviation. As well as rugged natural beauty, an enormous amount of detail can be found within the metropolises of Seattle, Spokane, Victoria, Yakima and plenty more. Whether it's getting lost amongst the valleys of the Olympics in your Cub, enjoying the Seattle approach view from the deck of your 737, or keeping to schedule on your San Juan mail run, TrueEarth US Washington SD is truly the most immersive flying experience brought to your simulator!

 

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FEATURES

  • 91,875 square miles (237,956 km²) of hand-corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery
  • PBR autogen technology developed for X-Plane 11, allowing thousands of realistic looking PNW-themed houses and buildings to be placed at a realistic height with minimal impact on performance
  • 1,174 custom-modeled 3D POIs!
  • Over 500 million trees placed correctly based on detailed land use and high-resolution height data
  • 4.5 million buildings at their correct height and location where data is available
  • Major Cityscapes for Seattle, Bellevue, Victoria, Tacoma and significant buildings added to Everett, Olympia, Spokane, Kennewick and Yakima
  • VFR landmarks such as masts, wind farms, churches, power-lines, and lighthouses are all accurately placed.
  • Hand-placed and custom modelled 3D landmarks throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, stadiums, cranes, tanks, piers farms, and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas
  • Sharp and detailed Ultra-HD 10-meter mesh brings out stunning detail in natural features such as mountains, coastlines and valleys
  • Superb watermasking along the entire coastline and most rivers and lakes
  • Accurate road and rail network blended into the aerial imagery with moving traffic
  • Beautiful color-balanced summer imagery with exquisite night-lighting

 

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There is almost no difference in quality between the SD and HD versions from 2000FT AGL upwards, or > 2NM from the aircraft cockpit.

 


Minimum Specs Please note you will need to drop your XP11 slider settings when using minimum PC specs

- 8 GB of RAM
- GTX 970 GPU or equivalent
- XP11 v11.35+
- 65GB of free disk space
- i5 CPU or higher

 

Recommended Specs

- 16 GB of RAM
- GTX 1070 GPU or equivalent
- XP11 v11.35+
- 65GB of free disk space
- i7 CPU or higher

 

TrueEarth US Washington is now available to purchase from OrbxDirect in both SD and HD versions. 

 

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