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That is a fantastic series, Iain! I have just been at this place 2 weeks ago, and I am fascinated to see the most important POIs here (at least Willis & Hancock tower, Navy pier), hope there will also be Millenium park...


 


Though the scenery is not precise, the impression is stunning! I think it is sufficient for FTX global to get to this stage. 5 of 5 stars for this!


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Dam nice Lain thanks so much Boston Logan area if you can and I wont bother you again lol pretty please


 


By the way FSGenesis world terrain mesh does not cover the US so you must have FSGenesis US I would assume.

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Man. I can't wait. This will open up for me a lot of more interest in flying.

While I do consider myself more of a addon aircraft and systems kinda guy, scenery still matters. Will be great to have nice looking areas to finish out flight with.

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This is awesome!  Chicago is my hometown...  I have avoided flying around there in default FSX because it is so dreary, but looks like FTX Global will change that!

As another Purdue Grad, I couldn't agree more. Though I'm in Northwest Indiana. The only reason I fly in this region is for another developers Midway airport. That's it. Now I won't have to stay away. :)

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Dam nice Lain thanks so much Boston Logan area if you can and I wont bother you again lol pretty please

 

By the way FSGenesis world terrain mesh does not cover the US so you must have FSGenesis US I would assume.

 

I can hardly see the relevance of any mesh here ...  Scenery seems to be flat like a pancake! 8)

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OmniAtlas, on 13 May 2013 - 05:47 AM, said:

Is this ftx autogen? Very impressive

Yep, sure is.

I can honestly tell you, you're gonna be blown away by the autogen in FTX Global. My jaw has not left the floor since I been testing and performance is incredible.

I was flying over LA with all auto fully cranked, hardly any hit and it looked amazing!

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Am I going to be sorry that I went out and bought all the US Cities scenery by LimeSim/Aerosoft?


 


I wonder if the two will at least play nicely, now that I already have it.


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US Cities was developed by Sascha at Limesoft who also contracts to Orbx. I believe that they use a photoreal ground imagery base which means it will sit on top of FTX Global without too much hassle.


 


Edit: yep, it's photoreal


 


>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82QhXr0opkI


 


 


So because we only update the base FSX textures this will work fine.


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Hi Ripcord,


 


all US Cities (I think with the exception of Las Vegas but including LA) are photoreal and as far as I recall are summer and day only. This way it's really a tradeoff: photoreal summer/day vs. Landclass/FTX Global for all seasons + night. I'll have to see what wins. BTW, there will be more regions in the world where you'll have this decision.


 


Regards, Michael


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As another Purdue Grad, I couldn't agree more. Though I'm in Northwest Indiana. The only reason I fly in this region is for another developers Midway airport. That's it. Now I won't have to stay away. :)

 

I'm with you there. I live in Indianapolis and this is why I don't like flying in the Midwest: 

 

 

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Landing in KIND...

 

I can't wait for FTX Global!!

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Thanks guys,


 


Well, you have pointed out more items of consideration that I had not taken into account.  Photoreal day-only is cool, when you are flying in great weather in the daytime, which I do mostly, not not exclusively.  Would like to have the night lights and the seasonal textures as well.  Hmmmm.

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As another Purdue Grad, I couldn't agree more. Though I'm in Northwest Indiana. The only reason I fly in this region is for another developers Midway airport. That's it. Now I won't have to stay away. :)

 

I used to make frequent car trips between West Lafayette and Champaign/Urbana back when I was in school...  now I'll be able to fly it without feeling like I'm flying over the desert!

 

I'm with you there. I live in Indianapolis and this is why I don't like flying in the Midwest: 

 

 

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Landing in KIND...
 
I can't wait for FTX Global!!

 

 

Yes, default FSX makes Indy look like its in a severe permanent drought ???

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Yep, sure is.

I can honestly tell you, you're gonna be blown away by the autogen in FTX Global. My jaw has not left the floor since I been testing and performance is incredible.

I was flying over LA with all auto fully cranked, hardly any hit and it looked amazing!

Auto fully cranked and no performance hit?? I hope your right! That would e truly amazing.

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No anti-aliasing, but very high resolution settings. Interesting I'll have to try that when I get home. I have the same video card but I'm using Direct X 10 preview so we'll see. Thanks for the screenies.


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Thanks a lot Iain. I have to admit my main concern about FTX Global has been performance. If I now fly over very dense autogen with settings comparable to yours I usually get stutters now and then (examples are Vancouver 3+ and FTX London City).


 


Kind regards, Michael


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