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Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:12 pm

I was wondering if anybody had any of the following new products. Obviously they all look fantastic on the manufacturers website, but I was wondering if anybody could give a non byest review! Big grin

http://aerosoft-shop.com/product_info.php?products_id=110 << Looks great... framerate killer?

http://aerosoft-shop.com/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=73& << Worth the money?

http://www.flytampa.com/ << How are the FlyTampa products with framerates?

FIFTY NORTH vs WILCO PIC vs ARIANE DESIGN

http://www.arianedesign.com/
http://www.fiftynorth.com/
http://www.wilcopub.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=prod_737pic

Any views?

Now I'd love to buy all of them... but thats not going to happen! So im trying to find a worthwhile buy!

Thanks for any help,
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:18 pm

I've got FlyTampa's KSEA scenery, and it's phenomenal! The framerates really aren't worse than the default scenery too - a real surprise!
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:39 pm

Hey Gofly.

I have the FlyTampa Dubai scenery and I must say it is truly amazing! The framerates are better than my default Dubai scenery which is surprising. And the prices are pretty good as well since the dollar is pretty weak these days  Smile

The Frankfurt Scenery looks like a framerate killer to me , although the review says otherwise. Looks very good though!

The Faro looks like a freeware download from avsim.

Dunno about the 737's but the Fifity-North is attractive , look at the price!
But does it come with a panel and sound?

Although , the Wilco 737 seems your best bet.

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:04 pm

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
I've got FlyTampa's KSEA scenery, and it's phenomenal! The framerates really aren't worse than the default scenery too - a real surprise!



Quoting SA006 (Reply 2):
I have the FlyTampa Dubai scenery and I must say it is truly amazing! The framerates are better than my default Dubai scenery which is surprising. And the prices are pretty good as well since the dollar is pretty weak these days

I've read that before, but I looked at the screenshots and refused to believe it! Big grin Thanks guys.

Quoting SA006 (Reply 2):
The Frankfurt Scenery looks like a framerate killer to me , although the review says otherwise. Looks very good though!

I know, and quite pricey as well.  Smile

Quoting SA006 (Reply 2):
Dunno about the 737's but the Fifity-North is attractive , look at the price!
But does it come with a panel and sound?

The panel is in development at the moment, and will be offered free to existing users. Not sure about the sound. You're right, the price is very good. But... I love the look of the ARIANE 737, but its so darn expensive!!  Sad

Thanks guys.  Smile

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:34 pm

FT733OG is a super addition to the hanger, good panel, super soundset and a nice model. Few bugs but they will be fixed.

FlyTampa are probably the best scenery designers around and cant fault the details and frames.

Cheers...

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:07 pm

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
I've got FlyTampa's

.....Tampa and Miami scenery, and contrary to what SA006 and EA CO AS say, it killed my computer and the quality is ok.

I regret making the purchase.

Perhaps after i get my new video card (please please please Santa !!!) it will improve.

The FRA package looks great.
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Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:41 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 5):
.....Tampa and Miami scenery, and contrary to what SA006 and EA CO AS say, it killed my computer and the quality is ok.

I regret making the purchase.

Ah not so good.  Smile

I really fancy the FRA scenery, but I secretly know it will kill my PC for evermore! Big grin  silly 

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:29 am

This screenshot is from my KSEA FlyTampa scenery with lots of AI running. Check out the framerate listed:



This is with all sliders set to max, running my ATI Radeon X300SE 128MB PCI Express card - a very "entry-level" card at best. If you have a better card, expect to see much better framerates.

http://img513.imageshack.us/my.php?image=framerate19eb.jpg
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:34 am

i have FlyTampa's Chicago Midway scenery and i have NO framerate issues.

it is by far, the best payware scenery i've ever purchased.


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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:49 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 7):
This screenshot is from my KSEA FlyTampa scenery with lots of AI running. Check out the framerate listed:

Thanks for the visual Rob, that's very good for an "entry level" card! . BTW, did you get some water textures you liked? Big grin

Quoting Chrisjake (Reply 8):
it is by far, the best payware scenery i've ever purchased.

Hmmm I'm tempted. Thanks for the input.  Smile

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:51 am

Quoting Chrisjake (Reply 8):
have FlyTampa's Chicago Midway scenery and i have NO framerate issues.

it is by far, the best payware scenery i've ever purchased.

I must be doing something wrong?...but that's not new for me.  Wink
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:55 am

Quoting Gofly (Thread starter):
How are the FlyTampa products with framerates?

Its fantastic.

I have FlyTampa for Dubai, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, and Chicago Midway. - And with FULL traffic there is no worse an effect on framerates than what you have with the default. I love it!!

11 out of 10 for me.

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:20 am

Quoting Gofly (Thread starter):
http://aerosoft-shop.com/product_info.php?products_id=110 << Looks great... framerate killer?

Looks more like a framerate obliterator to me  Wink
 
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:32 am

Quoting AC21365 (Reply 12):
Looks more like a framerate obliterator to me

Lol I know.....But it looks sooooooooo good!  silly 

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:34 am

Quoting Gofly (Reply 9):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 7):
This screenshot is from my KSEA FlyTampa scenery with lots of AI running. Check out the framerate listed:

Thanks for the visual Rob, that's very good for an "entry level" card! . BTW, did you get some water textures you liked?

I did, thanks! I finally found one that incorporated a good level of reflection without the "pulsating" water effect. I'm at the office right now so I can't tell you the filename, but it was from someone who had tweaked a few existing water textures until he got it to his liking.
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:53 am

Talk about eating fram rates for breakfast! That Frankfurt scenery look awesome but will bring most computers to a halt, unless you have a super computer! I have the FlyTampa KSAN and that doesnt really make a whole lot of difference to frame rates, very good value for money.
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:37 am

Quoting SA006 (Reply 2):
Dunno about the 737's but the Fifity-North is attractive , look at the price!
But does it come with a panel and sound?

Currently all you get is a basic model with that purchase. No panel, no sound, and no wing view. If what Gofly says about the panel being under developement is true, then I can't wait to snap it up.
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:26 am

The Frankfurt scenery is hot. Beautifully textured.

As far as MG 737's go, go out and buy the Wilco 737, made by FeelThere. Right now they only have the -300, but eventually the 4 and 5 will come.
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:55 am

Just want to add , a nice thing about FlyTampa's scenery is the price...Very good price and the scenery is top-notch.

There's rumours of a FlyTampa Kai Tak to be designed , can't wait for that if it does happen.

I'm looking at buying a few more sceneries from them , I am so impressed by the Dubai scenery.

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Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:48 am

The EDDF scenery is amazing and I can still fly detailed addon a/c with a good framerate  Smile
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:12 am

Just got Active Sky 6

Will let you knwo how it is when I install it tonight :-p

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:53 am

Quoting A3204eva (Reply 19):
The EDDF scenery is amazing and I can still fly detailed addon a/c with a good framerate

Wow! Or are you running a super computer....  Wink Big grin

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Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:16 am

FRA looks so nice! But yet, I'm sure its nothing but a gourmet eatery specializing in Framerates. I have the Simflyers FRA, and its decent. I have FlyTampa SFO, as I fly mostly UA flights- and it is superb. If you fly out of SFO regularly, you MUST get it. My frame rates are normal too. I wish that they would design an IAD, as the Simflyers is good, but could be better (trees around the runway, for one thing). The only complaint I have about FlyTampa, is that the scenery is static: no moving jetways or service vehicles.
 
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:42 am

I have the SimFlyers KPHX and KIAH sceneries, and they're framerate monsters - but then again, I've got massive amounts of AI running around too.

FlyTampa's KSEA scenery is more detailed and actually less of a framerate hog than SimFlyers sceneries are, though!
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:32 pm

FlyTampa's scenery is great, especially with framerates. I have Dubai, an plan on purchasng Seattle and San Fran soon...

flyingKangaroo

Quoting Gofly (Reply 13):
Lol I know.....But it looks sooooooooo good! silly

I agree! I really want it after looking at those great shots...maybe if I get a new graphics card sometime...

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:44 pm

Frankfurt is absolutely fantastic and no framerate killer at all. Simply avoid flying the Altitude Concorde there (nothing against it, great product) with 100% MyTraffic in the evening with lots of clouds and a low visibility.
I have no problems with the PMDG 744 and 75% MyTraffic (though I prefer 100% Ultimate Traffic).

The German Airports team is about the same level as FlyTampa (though FT is absolutely over the top).

This Frankfurt scenery is the first scenery which made me feel like being there. FlyTampa´s SFO is great, I highly recommend it, it is one of the best airport sceneries out there but I don´t get this particular feeling. Maybe that´s just me, but I can really recommend MegaAirport FRA.

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Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:00 am

Quoting FrancoBlanco (Reply 25):
Frankfurt is absolutely fantastic and no framerate killer at all.


[Edited 2005-12-28 16:01:19]
What fps are you getting with the Frankfurt Scenery?

[Edited 2005-12-28 16:01:48]
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Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:31 pm

20-25 fps during the day with lots of traffic and the PMDG 744.
I have to mention that I´m using a ATI X800 since a few days so I wouldn´t expect anything else.

A friend of mine gets 15-20 fps with a crappy  duck  Radeon 9600. He only has to turn down the traffic (to around 65-75%).

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Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:46 am

Quoting FrancoBlanco (Reply 27):
20-25 fps during the day with lots of traffic and the PMDG 744.
I have to mention that I´m using a ATI X800 since a few days so I wouldn´t expect anything else.

Awesome frame rates, especially conscidering the aircraft and scenery being used, my system would probably crawl at around 7-10fps, maybe I can pursuade my Dad to buy a new system
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Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:19 am

Gofly...

so, did you take the plunge on any add-ons?
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Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:52 am

i just bought the FRA scenery.

Currently downloading.

i'll post a few pics later...hopefully  Wink
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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:10 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 29):
Gofly...
so, did you take the plunge on any add-ons?



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 30):
just bought the FRA scenery.
Currently downloading.
i'll post a few pics later...hopefully

I did thanks! I narrowed it down to the PIC 737, and FlyTampa. I wasn't sure which one to buy, and I hate to say it... but I bought both. I'm currently flying EMA-GLA in the 737 and I'll have some shots soon. Unfortunately, that's now me broke for a while!  Sad Big grin

I'd love to see your shots of the FRA scenery, I keep hearing fantastic things about it!

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RE: Some New Releases.... Anybody Got Them?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:52 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 30):
i'll post a few pics later...hopefully



Quoting Gofly (Reply 31):
I'd love to see your shots of the FRA scenery, I keep hearing fantastic things about it!

same here!! i just ordered a new card, so once it arrives i'll probably download the Frankfurt scenery, along with a bunch of others

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Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:49 pm

Quoting Gofly (Reply 31):
I'd love to see your shots of the FRA scenery, I keep hearing fantastic things about it!

Will do.

Did a quick flight last night. Sorry no shots.

I did get a new card last week. I have an older Dell so i needed to get a PCI card. GeForce 5500. I had purchased a Radeon 850XT pro. Since i'm not a computer guy, i took back the Radeon card and and got the Geforce card. This is what the comp tech advised me to do. I didn't have a certain slot required for the "higher end" card.

Anyways....

My frame rates without FRA scenery was up to 20. I limit it at 20 as i have read that anything over 20 is a wee bit of a waste of comp. resources.

With the FRA scenery installed (not max settings) i was getting about 8 fps on the ground and about 15 in the air.

I realized last night that i need to re-install the FS photo program as i was hit with a nasty comp. virus last week and almost lost everything.

So, my preliminary comments are that the FRA scenery is very cool, for lack of a better word, the moving ground vehicles and sounds of ambulances is great. The buildings and ground textures are also great. It did play a bit of havoc on my FPS as mentioned above. I still think i don't have things properly set up for some reason.

I'll get back to you guys asap.  biggrin 
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Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:33 am

Is that a Level D 763?

Nice photos.

Gofly, what do you use to take your screenshots?
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Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:39 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 35):
Is that a Level D 763?

Yep!  Smile

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 35):
Nice photos.

Gofly, what do you use to take your screenshots?

Thanks, some were taken simply by going to Views > View Options and setting the "Distance" to 100. The ones with more complex angles were taken using a program called Active Camera. The FS2002 version is free, however the FS9 version is payware:

www.anticyclone.be

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Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:57 am

Frankfurt is AWESOME although i cannot seem to be able to work the Docking system??
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Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:17 am

Quoting Gofly (Reply 36):
The ones with more complex angles were taken using a program called Active Camera. The FS2002 version is free, however the FS9 version is payware:

Ok, so you are flying FS 2002 then?...or does the 2002 version work in FS9?

I found out last night about the FS9 Active Camera payware. too bad. I don't understand why people want to make some money after all thier time spent on doing these add-ons  Wink...kidding , i'm just kidding.
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Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:29 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 38):
I found out last night about the FS9 Active Camera payware. too bad. I don't understand why people want to make some money after all thier time spent on doing these add-ons ...kidding , i'm just kidding.

 rotfl 

I know, pain isn't it?! Big grin

No, I'm using FS9. I've active Camera for a while, I don't think the FS2002 version works in FS2004, although I'm not 100% sure.  Smile

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