Thursday, May 30, 2013

And now a glimpse of Greece

FSX/P3D. Wants to see a preview of FTX Global in Greece and Athens ? Take a look !


More here:
http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/59577-ftx-global-a-few-from-greece/



22 comments:

Anonymous said...

The rural areas are really very well done!

The main city of Athens is way off, with bad colored buildings..I thought there was some texture replacement going on with FTXGlobal, no?

The Parthenon model is also embarrassingly bad...

Anonymous said...

Again way too green, like most of the FTX Global screenshots. I'm seriously worried that all of my add-on airports will not blend in properly with this. Just compare this:

FTX Global with visible Greek airport
http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/images/2013/05/30/DnYul.jpg

FlyTampa Athens airport
http://secure.simmarket.com/images/products/f/f9/5665/58511_A7_Bank.jpg

It seems that FTX Global is adding local structures quite well, but totally misrepresenting the actual vegetation.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I think John "I left the sprinklers on" Venema should go and visit some of the places he is showing off in the screenshots, as it's just way off vegetation wise!

Anonymous said...

Is Orbx going to work on blending in all the major add-on airports? If they don't, it's going to look even worse than it already looks now.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that Phoenix video looked like they had solid daily rain for a good few months prior to him flying there LOL

Anonymous said...

And again you must reconsider that FSX is using same textures for various parts of the world. So if they adapted that set of textures to be green, they will appear wrong in Greece. Sad but true.

Anonymous said...

There are a good few users here and many have very valid points. I don't appreciate John Venema dismissing this in his earlier post on Phoenix!

Just look at Orbx's Preview and Screenshot forums, it's the same crowd posting stuff and the same "ohhh that looks sooo good" crowd commenting in those threads. Very little constructive criticism goes on there, and from what I've read, they just ban people when they do give their 2 cents.

AirDailyX is one of the few forums true FS hobbyists have to voice their opinions, and it seems clear that Orbx intend to just ignore good solid criticism, as John Venema says he will sell LOTS anyway.

I'm just so happy we have AirDailyX to discuss all this, thanks guys. Even if some developers put all of us in the same basket, not all users are the same and not every comment here is from a troll or a competing developer.

Anonymous said...

In anticipation of FTX Global sales John Venema has just pre-ordered a brand-new Ferrari and guess what color?

FTX Global Vegetation Green

;-)

Anonymous said...

When will this add-on be release ?

Anonymous said...

I've been last year in Athens And I must agree...way too much greenish, the default textures are more realistic although autogen of course is weaker.

Aaron Graham said...

June 15th

Anonymous said...

AFRICAAAAA.....

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the readme.txt file in FTX Global will say something like:

We have attempted to create a near perfect world with gorgeous lush green vegetation that shows non of the detrimental effects of global warming on today's planet...

Anonymous said...

New video shows just how off they are on the Greek vegetation:

http://youtu.be/YEzMpoLGWvI

And the usual people saying things like "this video captured exactly how Athens looks!"

Are they blind? I mean seriously, Athens has never ever looked that green!

This is what Athens looks like from above:

http://oi42.tinypic.com/2v0zp5k.jpg

Anonymous said...

The Parthenon is not ORBX's, it's FSX default.

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Notice how comments on the video on YouTube are disabled. You only get to give prescreened complimentary comments in their forum, real-world uncensored comments aren't allowed.

Anonymous said...

I agree buddy

Anonymous said...

What is posted here is NOT in anyway usable constructive criticism, just biased agenda driven bile

Anonymous said...

Try to communicate in a legible manner people, as at present this form of commentary is similar to a toddlers temper tantrum

At present you are making us the Flightsim community look like childish dummyspitters

Please stop

Alpha-Xray said...

When I got it installed to FSX I was actually pleased to have it. Until I saw behind runway 21R of LGAV the hill or not... (that as well as in FSX default and real world exists) was transformed into a flat forest, and I was really p***** off. Also the OAKA (Olympic Stadium) is missing! There where the Ghpedo Karaiskaki is ment to be is just a round builidng, the city is on higher elevation than Tatoi Airport, then Eleysina Airport (Eleusis) is elevated higher than the city which overall looks stupid. This scenery breaks the stunning approaches the Airports around Athens have to offer :(
or maybe I know Athens too well and my expectations were too high?
Lets hope the Addon (openLC) will improve this things but I dont expect that >:O
However the thing I like is the density of the buildings, not just in Athens but also in towns including the rest of the world. Effort has been put in in this but in bigger cities all over the world its too dull and must be improved!

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