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Orbx Provides Slight Update on openLC Africa and Asia

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John Venema from Orbx has provided the community with a short, but sweet, update on openLC Africa and openLC Asia. Both products are designed to improve the landclass of their respected areas in a single product. Each of them follow on from the previous releases of openLC Europe, North America and South America.

openLC Africa has been a product that has been long delayed and today, some reasoning behind the delays have been brought to light. John said that the reason is two-fold; first reason is that Orbx allowed the developer of openLC Africa to focus on other projects first. The second reason, which is the primary driver for the delay, is the lack of data for Africa. According to John, development is about 75% complete with around 3.5 months left of development until it’s in beta testing for the team.

Screenshots from the Orbx Roadmap 2019 Stream

The team are hard at work creating manual landclass data, with all of the texture work now complete.

John has apologised for the delay and appreciates that they have not met the delivery timeframes previously mentioned.

The second openLC project, openLC Asia is also mentioned in his post. It is confirmed that Holger Sandmann is leading a second team to work on openLC Asia, which begins next week. The exciting news is that there will also be a range of photoreal area such as Mount Fuji (Japan) included with the package. John says that a release will hopefully happen before the end of the year.

John concluded his post by saying “this means you can count on two OLC regions in your hands well before Xmas.”

Who else is excited to see future previews of both openLC products?

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Orbx openLC Africa Delayed

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Sad news for those eager to get their hands on it, Orbx openLC Africa has been delayed into 2019. Courtesy of a forum post by Orbx CEO John Venema, we now know what's been keeping OLC Africa from being in our hands this year. John explains that Africa has been pushed out until February in order for Orbx to finish
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UPDATE: Orbx FTX Global OpenLC South America Now Available

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Update: Orbx have released FTX Global OpenLC South America. As expected, it costs $54.95AUD. Furthermore, Orbx have released a new freeware openLC Mesh for South America. openLC South America requires good mesh and is a must have if you do not have any 3rd party mesh for this area installed. Over on Facebook, Orbx has confirmed that FTX Global OpenLC South America
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Product Update: Orbx FTX openLC NA 1.20 available

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Quick post from us on behalf of Orbx. Quite simply, load up your version of FTX Central V3 and it will prompt you update to version 1.20 of FTX openLC NA. Fix list is below. Just make note, some corrections will be available via FTX Vector in a future update for the Caribbean coastline. - Corrections to the LandClass in
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Orbx OpenLC Europe Updated to Version 1.30

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A pretty significant update just happened on my FTX Central V3 account, bringing OpenLC EU to version 1.3. According to Ed over at the Orbx forums, the update brings the product in line with their new city night lighting. As well as improvements, you will also be able to control the road and railway skirtings via the new Control Panel from
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Orbx Releases FTX Global OpenLC North America

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After many, many, MANY previews, Orbx have finally released their latest in the OpenLC series, North America.

As this is a FTX product, FTX Global is required, and it replaces your default scenery.

You can buy it NOW for $54.95AUD from the FlightSimStore, or you can find out more over at the Orbx website.

If you buy within the next 28 days, customers who purchased openLC Alaska/Canada, will receive $22.50AUD discount!

openLC North America now covers an area over 24 million square kilometres with FTX Global custom textures and new textures unique to openLC. FTXG openLC as the name suggests, replaces the default landclass layer with higher detailed and a better variety of land types. This in turn creates a more varied and accurate terrain with FSX or P3D. It has been specifically designed to work with both FTX Global Base and FTX Global Vector as part of the total simulator overhaul. With FTX Global and openLC North America you can now begin to explore the vast and beautiful area of North and Central America, Greenland as well as the Caribbean islands and Hawaii. Make sure to check the photoreal volcanoes of Popocatépetl, Iztaccihauatl, Colima, San Cristobal-Casita, Telica & Momotombo as well in your travels.

  • Hand crafted landclass for 24 million sq km.
  • Thousands of superb new textures
  • Greatly reduced texture repetition
  • Full five seasons support
  • New night lighting tech to major cities!
  • Made for FTX Global and Vector
  • Accurate cities, towns, villages
  • Each geographic area feels unique
  • 6 photoreal volcanoes in Mexico and Nicaragua
  • Plenty to explore!
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Orbx Open LC NA Central America – Possibly Releasing Next Week

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As you can see by the glorious image above, Orbx's FTX Global openLC NA Central America is already looking absolutely stunning. Having been in development for some time, we're finally edging closer and closer to a possible release date. Today, Orbx Master, John Venema, has confirmed that internally, they're expecting to have a first release candidate on Saturday 23rd July.
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Massive Orbx Update – OpenLC NA, ORBX Store and More

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John Venema from ORBX has updated the community with a HUGE range of topics that are currently on-going at ORBX HQ. I will briefly summarise each below, but you can check out the full thread over at the ORBX forums. FTX Central V2.1 Migration Orbx recently updated FTX Central to sync up all of your Orbx scenery so you don't have to
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