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

Orbx Countryside IRL

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 EU Netherlands region a while back, Orbx are back yet again with more news on their upcoming photoreal regions! First up, Orbx CEO John Venema announced that Orbx had secured aerial photography for all of the UK and Ireland which paves the way for new projects to come. Also stated is that Jarrad Marshal will be announcing the name of these series of addons this weekend, and that this upcoming line of products will be made entirely from aerial photography orthoimagery instead of landclass as used from previous Orbx regions.

As stated in the title, the Netherlands region for FSX/P3D will be releasing in a matter of weeks, and following this Orbx will be releasing photoreal regions for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Pacific Northwest, and all of Germany in 2018 and 2019. These upcoming regions will be released separately, in line with previous Orbx regions, as to allow you to manage the file sizes easier. Speaking of file sizes, due to the immense projected size of Germany photoreal, expected to be around 120gb, Germany may be split into halves in order to contain the installation size but this isn’t set in stone at this time.

You may be wondering if these new regions will be coming to platforms other than FSX/P3D, and you’ll be happy to know that answer is a resounding yes! The first platform these new regions will release on first is X-Plane 11, then Aerofly FS2, and finally FSX/P3D following at a later date due to the immense work required to produce 5 season variations of the regions. These new photoreal regions will be, like all other products from Orbx, install-and-fly and will be managed by OrbxDirect and FTX Central and Orbx aim to include every house, building, tree, and structure in all of the UK/Ireland including night lighting, traffic, powerlines, water masking, light houses, cityscapes, POIs, marinas, ships, and many thousands more 3D objects. Airports will also be upgraded in the FSX/P3D version but Orbx has not completely decided on airports for XP/AFS2 at this stage in time.

That was all that was said for now, but John did mention that there is “more information to come in due course!” so it seems like there are very exciting times ahead over at Orbx! Any new information on these new regions and we’ll share!

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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
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Apply to Become an Orbx Beta Tester


Over on Facebook Orbx has announced that they have opened up applications to become a beta tester; a great opportunity for anyone that is a fan of the popular scenery developers.

To apply for the position as a beta tester follow this link to the application form. They mention in the post on Facebook that as they move into working more with Aerofly FS2, X-Plane 11 and FSW more testers will be needed so experience in these products would likely be of help to get onto the team.

Beta testers will be required to be active and able to dedicate a certain amount of time every week to the testing process.

We wish you all the best in your application and good luck!

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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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Orbx Announces Eagle County Colorado for IPACS Aerofly FS2

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With wanting to surprise everyone, John from Orbx conveniently left off the next Aerofly FS2 release from his gigantic 2018 roadmap post. Orbx developer Jarrad has today announced that his next project for the simulator platform will in fact be Eagle County Colorado. The fourth airport for IPACS Aerofly FS2 is an incredibly popular destination thanks to it's challenging approach
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