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Orbx Global Vector Released for Prepar3D V5

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Orbx has released one of their popular ‘Global’ add-ons, Vector, for Prepar3D v5. Global Vector for P3Dv5 is completely new build, based on VECTOR for older version of P3D and FSX. Orbx has changed a few things in the new product, even though it’s still using the same data under the hood. According to Orbx, the features of Global Vector are now more configurable, and the add-on also uses custom road and shoreline textures to integrate better with other Global products.

Another big change to Vector is the removal of the airport elevation adjustments. This tool is not compatible with Prepar3D v5, since the new simulator version uses more accurate and up-to-date data for its airports. Furthermore, many airports have seen their ICAO code changed in P3Dv5, which would cause issues with duplicate airports using Vector’s airport elevation adjustments.

Orbx Global Vector – Prepar3D v5 is available right now for $49.95AUD from Orbx Direct. However, customers of Global VECTOR (FSX, P3Dv1-4), can upgrade for free.

Features

  • More accurate coastlines, rivers, lakes and other water bodies
  • Motorways, freeways, main arterial roads, roundabouts with specific underlays and skirtings
  • Golf courses, city parks and forests
  • Extrusion bridges and tunnel entrances
  • Tram lines where applicable, railway lines and railway yards
  • Power lines using default models
  • Ports and docks using concrete textures
  • Made to use with Global Base
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New Previews of ShortFinal Design ‘SFD’ Global

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ShortFinalDesign is known for his airport work on X-Plane, but his latest project will span the whole Globe. Similar to that of Orbx Global on FSX/P3D, SFD Global will apply a brand new set of global textures to the entire X-Plane world. On Facebook, ShortFinalDesign shared some new previews with the community. Most likely in response to Resentium.com LTD releasing Global
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Short Final Design Announce SFD Global for X-Plane 11

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Announced on ThresholdX earlier today, X-Plane 11 scenery developer Short Final Design announced his intentions on developing a global texture and autogen replacement program. Aptly named SFD Global, the payware product is designed to compete with the likes of Orbx Global for X-Plane 11. The product has been designed to completely overhaul the simulator. The primary change will be that the
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Just Flight Traffic Global Preview

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Just Flight preview a new AI traffic add-on for both FSX, FSX:SE and P3D V2 to V4. More about this product is available at Just Flight's website. Traffic Global is the latest and state of the art AI traffic expansion add-on by Just Flight. Yet no price is stated but we will keep you updated on that as soon as we
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NineTwo Productions – FreeMesh X Global 2.0 Released

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NineTwo Productions has announced FreeMesh X Global 2.0 which is a global terrain mesh replacement for the stock terrain and features LOD 10 (38 m) coverage in your sim for almost the entire world. LOD10 is the same level of the detail on the terrain as you see in the USA in the stock scenery. The remaining parts of the world vary from LOD6 to LOD9 depending on where you are.

This product FreeMesh X was created to bring the rest of the world up to LOD10 standard as mch as possible, though some regions of the world in the higher latitudes are limited to LOD9.

FreeMesh X features LOD 10 (38 m resolution) in the following areas:

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Australia and Oceania
  • North America (USA excluded as it’s LOD 10 in the simulator by default; see lower down for a link to their new USA mesh at LOD 12!)
  • South and Central America

Regions that are limited to LOD9 (76 m resolution) are:

  • Antarctica
  • Greenland
  • Russian territories north of 60 N latitude

Over 400 GB of raw terrain data was used to compile this software but for the customer it is only 46 GB which is on of the largest freeware projects ever made for a Flight Sim.

NineTwo Productions introduces this version 2.0 as a ‘convenience update’, providing a new installation method, along with integrating all the patches together in a single release.

However, the biggest news appears to be that they are offering a beta version of their new USA high-definition mesh.  The download link is in a different location – you can find it here.  While they are advising users to be cautious, as the higher LOD mesh can cause some issues with airport plateauing, this still looks to be a great improvement on the previous USA mesh offered by NineTwo.

For more information as well as installation instructions and download link head over to this website. It can be downloaded either using a torrent or as a zip file from MediaFire.

More screenshots can be found on this website.

 

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Global AI Ship Traffic Major Update

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Global AI Ship Traffic freeware has got a major update. Both lots of new ships but also lots of new shipping routes making our sim experience even more realistic. The update contains more than 200 AI ships and traffic routes for the entire virtual globe. Many different types of ships including some you can land on. It also comes with
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