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And considering that Switzerland "Pro" is the worst looking photo scenery I've seen. Wrong colors, pale textures, awful even for a freeware. Aerosoft has a really low quality policy. And for that kind of money FTX Global is in totally different league, even if it isn't photoreal.

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And considering that Switzerland "Pro" is the worst looking photo scenery I've seen. Wrong colors, pale textures, awful even for a freeware. Aerosoft has a really low quality policy. And for that kind of money FTX Global is in totally different league, even if it isn't photoreal.

Lol I didn't know that, but I just thought it was a !CRAZY! Price for Switzerland?! Aerofly fs for example is much cheaper, and it's not an add-on.

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Just look at the screenshots for Swiss Pro @ Aerosoft's site, they doesn't look that bad, but in FSX it's like you are flying above one huge broccoli. :D

AeroflyFS's representation of Switzerland is the best by far I've seen. But I must consider that AeroflyFS has a lot better visuals generally.

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Just look at the screenshots for Swiss Pro @ Aerosoft's site, they doesn't look that bad, but in FSX it's like you are flying above one huge broccoli. :D

AeroflyFS's representation of Switzerland is the best by far I've seen. But I must consider that AeroflyFS has a lot better visuals generally.

Lol.

Good you told me, now I'm sure I'm not gonna buy it xD

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I will get this the minute it comes out (for P3D hopefully)!

 

Just awesome having this quality as base scenery.   I do feel similarly to others about investing in full world coverage because, for example, 99% of my flying is in the UK and Scandinavia, and I never fly in North or South America for example.   But it will still be worth it, to have such amazing base scenery.  :)

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Projected release date, http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/58801-ftx-global-update-may-2013/'>June 15, yes!!  :D

 

and also tons of promising info... Landclass product based on Open Street Maps etc :)

 

 

Hello everyone,

My FTX Global announcement topic posted a few months ago has been the most viewed topic in Orbx forum history with over 70,000 views, so clearly anticipation is extremely high for the release of this product.

I'm pleased to say that FTXG has now entered alpha stage with the first full build to be released to a limited number of testers over the weekend. The installer weighs in at about 4.5GB and has a disk footprint of about 8.5GB but that will change as we move to beta and RTM.

Here are some more clarification points I can share at this time:

1. We are aiming for a June 15th release. That is my birthday, so it's a good deadline to aim for smile.png

2. The base FTXG product will cost AU$99.95 and will include a huge number of *brand new* textures never seen before in any FTX region which specifically address Eastern Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa. These new textures have taken over six months to produce. The base product also include five seasons, a combo of the old and new night lighting systems, custom autogen textures and vegetation and some autogen objects

3. The base product will include a FREE demo of FTX Global OpenLC, which is our new product being released in July/August that covers the *entire world* with OSM based custom landclass and vector data! FTX Global OpenLC will be priced as a AU$19.95 addon, but the base FTXG will include the entire Baltic States in eastern Europe as a free demo of OpenLC to allow you to try before you buy.

4. We have begun work on FTX Airports for FTX Global, one in France, one in Brazil, one in the Philipines and more planned. These airports will work with both FSX Default and FTX Global

5. We will soon begin showing screenshots by alpha testers and myself from all around the world, particularly from areas not shown yet.

6. The FTX Global base product will not include any mesh, custom POI objects or any other content other than textures, autogen, night lighting and the OpenLC demo area.

7. We won't be releasing the "Plus Pack" announced earlier; instead we will release small addons as part of the FTX Global product line such as OpenLC, airports, cityscapes, bundles of POI 3D models and many other enhancements that you can purchase a la carte. These will be priced from $4.99 through to $29.99 - we want to make these addons as affordable as possible so the average FTXG addon price will be about $10-15

8. Right now when FTX Global is installed, it replaces the FSX Default and you switch to it using FTX Central. This means that until we solve technical issues around lclookup.bgl and other files, FTX Global is not seamlessly compatible with our FTX Central regions of North America, Oceania and Europe - however that is how it works right now in the alpha build but we will work very hard to remove the need to switch regions before release. If we can't solve that problem at the release, it will be done shortly after. It is in our interest, our customers' interest and other developers' interest to remove all incompatibilities but it's not a trivial task.

 

 

EDIT: just a timeline based on some questions further down in this topic:

 

 

First task is to give you all the basic pack; the textures and autogen and LC demo area so you can go play smile.png

 

Second task is to make the base pack work seamlessly with our FTX regions and FTX Central

 

Third task is to give you great OSM based landclass for the whole world

 

After that we will continually add new FTXG content at very low price points.

 



 

I will post another update in June when we enter beta testing.

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Yup! FSX will never be the same :D  Atleast until theyve done a full on scenery but until theyve covered the whole world ( :P ) this will do just fiiiiine!

 

Ill definitely head back to Oceania for some "Raw Grit:PNG Bushpilot" adventures which ive been having so much fun with before!

 

 

John Venema answered this several posts below :)

We've moved away from asking $99 for a subscription type product because it places too much risk on the customer; it's not fair to ask for money for content which has not yet been developed. Better to buy it in smaller affordable chunks when it is 'real' and available. 

 

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