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  1. John, I would go with Innsbruck for the sake of realism LOWI is an actual present airport. Meigs as we all know is an ever more distant memory. Both are probably great but I prefer to fly to airports that do exist in real life today. Hopefully once Chicago is out we can disable the actualt Meigs airport somehow and only enjoy the photoscenery surrounding it as it looks today. Mike
  2. So for all the folks here prefering landclas to photoscenery, a question to you all. Would you have liked Jarred to skip photoscenery as a base for his fantastic Innsbruck airport surrounding and instead use landclass base for the city, I guess not So it all comes down really to how good the photoscenery is. I agree the photos from Corsica and Sardinaia you show here looks terrible but there are much better alternatives and as someone here stated already there are great alternatives for France, Austria and freeware Italy with beautiful high quality photoreal, autogen and the works. I would never go the landclass route when there is good photoscenery available, Mike
  3. Oh, you should really try it Sylvain. Quality photoscenery with autogen is the future in my humble opinion and especially for a whole country. Landclass based textures is so "2016" Although a little on the expensive side this one unfortunately but man does it make a big difference!
  4. For us that want to use photoscenery throughout the country, does it blend well with the Switzerland Professional package?
  5. You do know there is a beautiful 1m photreal photoscenery covering all of the Canary Islands and some really good airports both free and payware so you dont have to fly with landclass scenery. That said, I wish Orbx would visit the Canary Islands and put their magic touch to it, especially the airports. Mike
  6. ...Or select a product from a developer that makes their photoscenery compatible with other develpopers work in terms of photocolor. I am thinking 29-palms and Turbulent Designs here In any case, I agree that this is a topic for another discussion. Personaly I would never go back to landclass based scenery though. Been in this hobby for over 25 years and landclass based scenery is not the way forward in my opinion (just look at Aerofly). I rather select an area to fly where I know there is plenty good photoscenery available preferably with autoge and seasons. Switzerland Pro for example. Mike
  7. Most of the time I find the biggest problem is not so much the landclass or autogen but rather the different color tones of the photoreal used by different developers making it blend rather terrible when you fly over the border between the two. Takes away greatly from the immersion. Mike
  8. I agree but you have to realise that FranceVFR covers a lot larger area with their PACA regions so naturally in a smaller area you can add more details. I just hope now that they can be used together for a complete awesome photoreal Provence experience. Mike
  9. I think this San Diego project looks great! You go on and on about the static aircraft in every post. In all honesty with 25 years in this hobby I ask you why not use some real AI traffic instead of looking at a static non moving body of an aircraft. I have the complete opposite opinion from you. For me the first thing I do with any payware airport is remove all static aircraft and replace with dynamic AI traffic that actually moves. You see, everyone wants different things, the developer cant please everyone. And regarding 77S, S43 that you state nobody needs, well I need them!! Mike
  10. I am also very interested in your project and will purchase. Together with Justsim Nice airport and FranceVFR PACA for scenery outside your borders should be great Mike
  11. Hi Matteo What a nice San Diego scenery, first day purchase from me! Just one question. Not beeing a big fan of landclass type scenery myself I would like to know if you have tried your photoscenery together with a photoscenery like Megascenery Socal or UltimateVFR Socal. I know your San Diego scenery is made with FTX Global or SCA in mind. Jarrad got the same question regarding the upcoming Innsbruck and from what I understand his Innsbruck will blend quite well with Austria Photo HD with some minor tweaks. Hopefully yours too will blend with a 3d party photoscenery with some tweaks Mike
  12. I also have Austria PRO HD West as for me there is nothing that beats flying over good photoreal with autogen. Therefor I am extremely happy to hear your scenery will be compatible. Can you comment perhaps if in addition to the APX/vector clash there will be any color differences between yours and the photocolor of Austria Pro HD. Will they blend colorwise OK together? Mike
  13. Thanks for your reply Luke. I guess I will wait a little longer jumping in to the VR world. AeroflyFS is still a very nice looking sim with or without VR gear so not a real problem mike
  14. Ken, I think you are spot on with your VR prediction. I too got a nice new shiny 21:9 34 inch Dell monitor and with a lot of Saitek FIP gauges, yoke, radio panels, trim wheel etc etc its not a bad cockpit setup but a VR headset especially with leap motion as that technology becomes even better I have no doubt will almost completely make the Saitek gear and Dell 34 inch something of the past As you wrote one already have every panel in front of you and reaching for buttons and switches in VR I guess will be the ultimate experience. In addition and as a great bonus, I am sure the lovely wife of mine will be very happy not having the dust collecting clunky cockpit hardware taking up valuable space in our fairly small apparment. Even though in my defense I do have a Wheel stand pro easy to move and store away cockpit system. Anyway, what I would like to know not owning VR equipment from either of the two competing brands HTC and the Oculus Rift (or from any other developer for that matter). Which one is the better? and as always in the tech industry it moves moves so fast, already rumors of a HTC Vive v 2. Time to buy or hold out a lttle longer? Mike
  15. Thanks JV for the update! I really hope the deal goes through. Have not purchased an Orbx product in a long time. Hawaii will be my first in all this time. If what you say would be included it would be awesome! Hope everything works out mike