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Orbx Lay Down The Finer Details For Upcoming Netherlands TrueEarth

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In a post on the company forum, John Venema – CEO of Orbx – has detailed what users should expect and prepare for ahead of the Netherlands TrueEarth release in the near future.

John discusses some of the planning surrounding the product development, and how 32-bit simulators nearly found themselves left out in the cold due to the sheer size and technical demand of the TrueEarth product.
He says that while the 32-bit support will remain, users of Prepar3D v4.x will have the chance to purchase the Netherlands scenery first, with FSX & P3D v1.x-3.x support to be made available after some time. This comes down to essentially having to downsize the product to make it reliable on a 32-bit platform. The 32-bit release will have some changes to the core scenery, but mostly backend tweaks to make things 32-bit friendly. John warns that users may notice small decreases in some object types versus P3Dv4, but these differences are in order to best make use of the technologies involved to achieve the best results.

Netherlands TrueEarth will be packaged like so:

1. Orbx EU Netherlands TrueEarth HD for P3Dv4
– Exclusively for P3Dv4
– 77GB download
– 1m/pixel ground resolution.
– Optimised for P3Dv4 architecture

2. Orbx EU Netherlands TrueEarth for FSX/P3Dv1-3
– Exclusively for FSX/FSX:SE/P3Dv1-3
– 24GB download
– 2m/pixel ground resolution
– Optimised for FSX/early-gen P3D platforms

It should also be noted that all bar 2 of the previews shown so far have been created using the 2m/pixel resolution textures, meaning the P3Dv4 package should look absolutely sensational in-sim.

Furthermore, John details the release of FTX Central 3.3 – a brand new update to their product hub which will contain improved and enhanced functionality for downloading such huge amounts of data into your sim. One of these features is the ability to set a temporary download directory (for example, to another HDD) for those who continually run the gauntlet with low space on their C drive.

So with all this in mind, you may have some questions, especially if you’re an X-Plane user. The good news is that John confirms that development is underway for bringing TrueEarth to X-Plane (and Aerofly for that matter), but does not set a timeframe for when these will be available.
For the full FAQ though, click through to the forum post.

Needless to say, this product is sounding like some amazing eye-candy, so we’ll keep you updated on the release – it doesn’t sound like there’s going to be a long wait at all.

 
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Orbx UK/Ireland Photoreal Regions Announced as well as FTX Netherlands Release Timeframe

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DISCLAIMER: The above image is not of any of Orbx's announced products, it is a screengrab from a real life video provided by John Venema in his announcement to show how things might look with Orbx's new photoreal regions. With that out of the way, onto what you've all come here for! After announcing and previewing their upcoming photoreal FTX
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Orbx Netherlands AeroflyFS2 Preview

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In an incredibly beautiful video, John Venema from Orbx takes us on a short virtual reality tour in the upcoming FTX Netherlands scenery. In the video he flies around quickly over the province of Groningen, one of the Netherlands most Northern regions. For more previews of this upcoming addon, check out one of our other posts.
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Aerofly FS 2 released for Mac

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The team behind the VR-focused simulator, Aerofly FS 2, have announced that Mac users can now get their hands on the simulator via the Mac App Store. With Windows (through Steam) and Android already available, this brings the total of supported platforms to three. Before you fire up the Mac App Store to get your hands on this, Mac users,
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Orbx Releases KEGE Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE) for Aerofly FS 2

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No sooner than the final shots of KEGE Eagle County Regional Airport for Aerofly FS 2 appeared, and it’s released. The North American scenery is an incredibly popular destination thanks to it’s challenging approach and wonderful scenery surroundings.

Eagle County Regional Airport was originally released for FSX and P3D back in 2015 and has been challenging simmers ever since. The airport itself can handle aircraft up to 757s and is mostly popular during the winter months for skiers. With the new technology found in Aerofly FS2, the scenery package will cover 1500 square kilometers of area in extremely high resolution detail. Further to the airport and coverage area, Jarrad will also be including two ‘lite’ airstrips into the package to give you maximum value (Gypsum Creek Ranch and Avon STOLPort).

The scenery has been designed to blend in the freeware Colorado DLC from IPACS, which you can grab from the Steam Store now.

As for the Orbx package, you can expect ground textures at 30cm/1m resolution (shown below), sloped runways, accurate hand-placed buildings for the entire area, animated airport ground vehicles, and much more. All of this will of course be performance orientated and use the technology found in Aerofly FS2.

You can buy it now direct from Orbx Direct for $39.95AUD. Just like other releases, you can get 40% off the Aerofly FS2 version if you already own the FSX/P3D versions.

 
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Aerosoft Helgoland for AeroFly FS 2 Preview

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Aerofly FS 2 has a secret scenery that they have worked on - Helgoland which is the first scenery in Germany for this sim. As of writing this it is not yet released but they are working on it. More info about is available here at this link with some screenshots as well. Airport is on the German island of
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Orbx Release KMRY Service Pack 1 for Aerofly FS 2

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Orbx has released service pack 1 for their Monterey Regional Airport scenery for Aerofly FS 2. Service pack 1 brings many changes and fixes with it, including new building autogen textures, resolved water blending issues, an added swimming pool to the Naval Post-Grad Academy, and more. A full changelog can be found below. If you've purchased the scenery through Orbx
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Want to see Orbx Germany PhotoReal?

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On the last day of 2017, John Venema from Orbx asked the community a simple question: 'how many of you would be interested in a photoreal version of the whole country of Germany?' This comes after Orbx announced they have big plans in 2018 for PhotoReal scenery products. Before you get too excited, there's a few things to note on this: It will
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