Monday, May 13, 2013

Orbx FTX Global...OpenLC Baltic

FSX/P3D. Orbx has posted some new screenshots from FTX Global, this time, illustrating the product with their very own OpenLC Baltic product demo. For those of you unfamiliar with OpenLC, basically, it is an upcoming product from Orbx which will include landclass and vector data for the entire world. The base version of FTX Global will include OpenLC data for the Baltic States only as a free product demo. See inside for some shots of Riga and Tallin combined with FTX Global and OpenLC.

Riga, Latvia:

 


Tallin, Estonia


 
 

See the developers offical preview thread for more - click here

12 comments:

Pirx said...

Images look better every day.

Hope ORBX will make their biggest efforts on this project.

Anonymous said...

Now this looks fantastic I have to say! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow this looks wicked. Been waiting a long time!

Anonymous said...

Wow, look at all the Orbx developers posting ;)

Anonymous said...

Eastern Europe is so perfectly mapped in Flight Sim - said no one ever.

Anonymous said...

I would really like to know what happens to addons using custom autogen... more and more releases do not work with the FTX stuff enabled...
I guess this is going to be addressed, because it will be a problem if not.

AE

John Venema said...

Hi guys,

For other addons like VFR Germany, 29Palms Skaithos etc we are using Earth Simulations' MergES tool to combine autogendescriptions.spb entries so that cross-EU flights are possible without autogen disruptions. We partially address that in the England SP1/SP2 and we are continuing to do so for SP3 and also FTX Global.

With regard to negative, troll or sarcastic comments here at ADX we don't need to defend ourselves. We're generally thick skinned and big enough boys to see through most of the crap and our products succeed or fail on their own merit. Ignore the haters and trolls like we do, they are a miserable bunch who don't add to our hobby at all.

Richárd Dobos said...

Hi John!

Will there be a Landclass available for the whole World in the pro (full, premium, I don't really know, how you call it) version, or we have to use several addons to do the job?

John Venema said...

Hi Richard, you may have missed our recent announcement about the $19 addon we're planning to release in July/August called "openLC". This is a full-fat landclass product based on many data sources including OSM which will add considerable fidelity to LC for the entire world including custom texture sets for each continent to allow maximum benefit from our vast palette of custom textures at our disposal.

So FTX Global is predominantly textures and autogen only with some LC improvements to fix Microsoft's "warts" but you'll need to wait until our openLC product to get the full landclass upgrade. Meantime, post release there are a myriad of third party products you can try FTXG with, like UTX, TLSC, openVFR etc. Your choice.

Richárd Dobos said...

Hi John, thanks for your response! You were right, I missed that one, and I'm sure I'm not the only one, and I think it's really good news. Keep up the good work!

Todd said...

The screen shots are looking good so far. I'm a little concerned about Asia, it's looking kind of euro. Will there be some rice paddy textures created?

Anonymous said...

IMHO it does not look some much better than the default (with UTX), in this exact case.

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