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Hi all,

I just discovered this website whilst looking around on google.


/>http://www.alanblencowe.com

It seems to offer some good freeware WA airfields.

Let me know what you all think about these

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Yes, he does good work, but as he himself says, for default FSX, not Orbx.

I checked out everything of his I could d/l. Some worked superbly. Some clashed badly either because of road conflicts between his photo tile and the traffic, or even traffic through the field. His colour matching isn't geared to Orbx. That said, it is suitable in some cases, most often in arid areas. A few, sadly, clash badly, and they are nice in themselves and useful fields, but they just don't work for me.

Some fields used visibly AFCAD-style runways but most did not.

I have probably under half installed, and that includes some where I turned a blind eye to mismatched roads. His mine sites, station strips and Aboriginal communities, I think, are the best bets.

All in all, enough are useful to give you a spread of places to go all the way across the state - the far north, Nullabor, a few near Perth, the Pilbarra, the eastern border.

Some shots of some I kept; bear in mind these worked to my satisfaction. Others may be happy with more, or fewer.

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So - they're like the little girl with the little curl in the middle of her forehead. When she was good she was very, very good. When she was bad, I wouldn't use her with Orbx. But that wasn't the designer's intent.

Don't forget to download his libraries as well as the sceneries.

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I have about half of Alan's many WA fields and most look pretty good to me, about the same quality as some earlier OzX fields. As John noted they don't always match Orbx roads perfectly but when there is nothing there in default whos complaining? Also lately he has been indicating which fields match Orbx best. Great resource, well worth a look

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Try, try again. Here, I hope, are some screenies of a few of the Blencowe WA fields I retained. First attempt(s) to add pics went so pearshaped they were spherical!

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I found myself ignoring his recommendations - some worked which he didn't recommend and some he was happy with didn't do it for me. Subjective, really, depending on taste.

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Ah thanks guys for your input, I only run ORBX stuff mainly on my flightsim, I will download only the few that you recommend john as it always looks and feels better in the sim if it blends together.

Thanks again

Peter

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Following Alan Blencowe's airfields are fully ORBX Australia compatible:

- Annean Station

- Big Bell

- Caiguna Roadhouse

- Fortescue Dave Forrest

- Jameson

- Lake Grace

- Lake MacLeod Salt Mine

- Marble Bar

- Nullagine

- Pannawonica

- Poona Emerald Mine

- Useless Loop Salt Mine

- Warakurna (Giles)

All theses airfield files come with extra folder with ORBX compatible datas.

And don't forget to install

- Alan’s GMAX Model Library Texture Kit

And the "Holgermesh" (in case you really don't have it)

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@peter Graves " I only run ORBX stuff mainly on my flightsim"

If this is so you are missing almost three hundred great Australian strips from Oziex.. Teecee.

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Teecee - He may have re-released some, then. My downloads of those you list only have one option. The ones I checked I d/l'd in January and the content dates from 2011-2012. In some of his readmes I see he intends to duplicate most of his work for Orbx and I see those on top of his list are recent updates - so thanks, Teecee, grabbing 'em now! And thanks PeterGraves for the topic! ;D

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Yeah I just downloaded a whole heap of re-released Alan Blencowe fields from Avsim the other day. I noticed he says there are tinted versions for default and ORBX.

Cheers,

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