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  1. The next ORBX destination is now available - KSAN San Diego International Airport - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ksan Designed to work with FTX SoCal, Global Base or openLC NA this airport is a must have and is an exciting debut for Matteo Veneziani. Featuring: Huge photoreal that covers entire San Diego Metropolitan area Improved airport textures and groundpoly. Hundreds of POIs Helipads on Skyscrapers and Hospital. Highly rendered reconstruction of San Diego Airport with animated jetways Optimised for good performance
  2. Hi all, There's been a bunch of speculation about our pricing policy for the next version of P3D, likely based on my previous posts back in December. Let me clarify: we will NOT be charging anything for our products for the next version of P3D. They will be 100% free to use on the new platform. Better still, through the magic of FTXCv3 you won't even need to re-download them. Please do NOT ask me or any member of the Orbx team about any tech details about any new P3D releases from LM, or why we can make this zero-cost promise. We are under NDA and we will not be pressed into talking about it for obvious reasons. If and when LM give us permission to discuss things publicly then we'll do so. I just wanted to reassure those with a sizeable investment in Orbx products for P3D that you won't be asked a penny more to upgrade.
  3. Hi all, New versions of NZSI & NZNI are now available via FTXC3. NZNI New Zealand North Island 1.15 NZSI New Zealand South Island 1.35 These are now updated with the new night city lighting as seen in other recent updates.
  4. Rules 1. One entry per forum member. 2. You can submit edits whatever you like. 3. The shot must be using an Orbx region or Orbx Airport no restrictions on aircraft. 4. The shot must show some Orbx scenery in it that can be identified as Orbx. 5. Please only submit your screenshot via a reply to this topic , No comments from any other forum members please. 6. Any no screenshot post ie comments will be deleated. 7. Entries close at midnight 31st of March GMT. 8. You can not vote for your own shot. 9.Winners will be chosen by a poll by you the members who have entered the contest. 10.When the contest closes on the 31st of this month everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest, i will open the voting soon after the contest closes.You will then have six days to cast your vote untill the 6th of April 2017 11. The winner must have an OrbxDirect account to claim your prize. Cheers Iain
  5. Hi all, Next update for Vector is now available through FTXC or via the manual download in your account. Please read the following to help you with this update. Vector is a large product with over 78,000 files, therefore that is a lot of file checking FTX Central. You need to be patient and let it scan the files and install. If using the full manual download, you may wish to extract the zip files contained within (there's 193 of them) into a temp folder on your desktop and then use the "I already have a backup" option in FTXC3 and point it to that temp folder. This saves FTXC3 extracting these files and I find it to work well personally. If you are having issues with the download of the update, use the "Clear unfinished Orbx downloads" function and turn off "Use multiple threads for downloads". These options are under Settings in FTXC3. Make sure your sim is not running, have seen many support posts where the sim is running when trying to make changes in FXTC3. You will get error messages if the sim is running. Similarly with Anti-Virus software - make sure the sim folder and FTXC3 process are excluded from real-time scanning. Changes: Fixed an elevated lake at N58.9 W151.9 Fixed an elevated lake at N44.8 W93.2 Added Cape Cod Canal Added Cape M ay Canal Added Chesapeak & Delaware Canal Fixed shorelines along Lake Michigan Fixed Watermass at N44.5 W91.9 Removed watermass at N44.3 W96.8 Removed and fixed several watermasses around N39.5 W104.8 Removed several island connections at N39.2 W76.4 Added missing part of island at N39.2 W76.3 Added missing reservoir at N40.1 W74.2 Added beaches along the coast at N30.3 W87.3 Added missing islands off Norwalk Removed wrong, tiny islands at N21.9 W160.2 Removed streams from river mouth at N30.5 W81.5 Removed double bridges at N36.9 W111.4 Fixed watermass at S32.8 W60.1 Added missing reservoirs at N39.7, W1.0 Added beaches along the coast at N35.0 W76.0 Added missing lake at N41.7 E44.9 Added missing reservoir at N52.6 E7.3 Added missing reservoir at N39.5 W104.8 Added missing island at N26.4 W77.2 Fixed watermass at S6.0 E25.7 Fixed corrupt coastline around Cedar Key New Vector Config version to handle "file exists" errors Updated Data for Bahamas New, much smoother coastline Added about 1,600 beaches New, smoother waterbodies
  6. There seems to be a problem. If FTX Central will not start and you see "System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error" in the text of your ftxc3.log file, this is not a problem with your installation and hopefully will soon be repaired. The fault also seems to be affecting the Orbx Direct site.
  7. FLIGHTSIMCON 2017 BUILDS MOMENTUM WITH NEWEST EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS A growing list of sponsors and exhibitors helps build excitement for the 5th edition of the Connecticut-based flight simulation conference. WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn – March 13, 2017 – FlightSimCon 2017, North America’s largest annual aviation and flight simulation conference, is pleased to announce several updates to its growing list of sponsors and exhibitors. The fifth edition of the conference takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 & 11, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport, just outside of Hartford, Connecticut. New to the list of sponsors is Aer Lingus, which now offers non-stop flights between Dublin, Ireland and the conference location—Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport. With dozens of connections available from around Europe, attendees from across the pond will now have a convenient and affordable way to get to FlightSimCon 2017. “The Aer Lingus flight will make it even easier for our European-based attendees and partners to make it to the conference in 2017,” said event manager Nicole Glander. Another new addition to FlightSimCon this year is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, will be exhibiting at FlightSimCon 2017. Embry-Riddle joins Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, which will also be exhibiting at the event. “One of the biggest challenges for student pilots is determining a career path from Cessna to Boeing,” said event team member Evan Reiter. “The addition of both Embry-Riddle and Vaughn to the conference will aid in showing our many high school and college-aged attendees how to turn aviation into a career.” In addition to these additions, the conference is pleased to announce the following new exhibitors: PilotEdge, Dovetail Games (developer of Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition), Laminar Research (developer of X-Plane), FlyInside, FSFX Packages, Noble Flight Simulation, Sim Innovations, TFDi Design, VATSTAR and VolairSim. This brings the current number of exhibitors to 25—with more expected to come onboard before June. Exhibitors will have a variety of hands-on demonstrations for attendees to try and will be showing off a large selection of hardware and software products. The conference will also be featuring over a dozen engaging speakers and seminars on topics ranging from how to make your own DIY home cockpit to turning aviation from a hobby into a career. Speakers include current and former airline pilots, military personnel, flight simulation developers, and people from across the aviation and flight simulation world. The conference will also feature a complimentary social event on Saturday night, sponsored by Private Jet Class Sponsor Orbx Simulation Systems. To see the full list of sponsors, exhibitors and speakers—and to register for the conference—head to www.flightsimcon.com. Registering online in advance of the event is strongly encouraged, and offers substantial discounts from on-site registrations. About FlightSimCon: FlightSimCon is North America’s largest annual flight simulation and aviation conference. The event was created in 2013 to bring flight simulation enthusiasts and real world aviators together. Each year, the conference offers attendees from many different backgrounds—aviation enthusiasts, aviation professionals, students looking to a pursue careers in aviation, and current and retired members of the military—the opportunity to connect in an interactive, social setting. In 2016, the event welcomed over 520 attendees from over 40 U.S. States, across Europe, and many other countries including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and more, alongside 50 sponsors and exhibitors. To learn more about and register for FlightSimCon 2017, visitwww.flightsimcon.com.
  8. Hi all, Update for openLC North America is now available via FTX Central or your account. Fixes: - Corrections to the LandClass in the Caribbean area (Bahamas, Guadeloupe, etc.) - Added more than 2,000 settlements in Mexico - Adjustments to other landclass textures - 86 corrections to Caribbean airports by Neil Hill Further corrections to Caribbean coastlines will be available in the upcoming Vector patch.
  9. Well then chaps Thank you all for taking part in the contest. Now the winner is...... markodim. well done a fine shot indeed, Now if you send Ed a mail at [email protected] and tell him what prize you would like and your OrbxDirect account details he will add this to your account. cheers Iain
  10. Voting for the contest is now open. 1. Everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest. 2. Voting will run for 6 days untill the 6th of March 2017 at midnight GMT. 3.Please cast your vote only here. 4.No voting for your own entry. 5. When voting ends i will announce the winner. cheers Iain Contest shots.
  11. Hi all, Just a quick note regarding support topics, please remember the general discussion area is not for support topics - For all OrbxDirect and FTXCv3 related topics please use the special support forum here - For any sensitive OrbxDirect shop account related matters involving private or personal information please create a ticket at the shop here - For all other general Orbx product support issues, please continue to use the existing Orbx support forums here And above all, please always create your own new thread with a clear and descriptive title, piggybacking on to other preexisting threads does not assist the team or you, creating your own thread will greatly assist the support team to tend to your issue easier, and always include screenshots for visible issues, and region names/airport names/ICAOs, plus anything that helps the team find and replicate the issue faster is great Kind regards, Tim
  12. New version of Orbxlibs is available for downloading via FTX Central 3. The manual zip can be download from here for manual install with FTXC3. Update contains new *ObjectFlow DLL and new autogen description files for 3rd party compatibility. *New DLL will need to be Trusted when running FSX, so please click Yes to the security warning. FTX Central v2 users will be able to use the standalone installer from the bottom of this post http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/125638-updates-from-old-website-support-page/
  13. Rules 1. One entry per forum member. 2. You can submit edits whatever you like. 3. The shot must be using an Orbx region or Orbx Airport no restrictions on aircraft. 4. The shot must show some Orbx scenery in it that can be identified as Orbx. 5. Please only submit your screenshot via a reply to this topic , No comments from any other forum members please. 6. Any no screenshot post ie comments will be deleated. 7. Entries close at midnight 28th of Febraury GMT. 8. You can not vote for your own shot. 9.Winners will be chosen by a poll by you the members who have entered the contest. 10.When the contest closes on the 28th of this month everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest, i will open the voting soon after the contest closes.You will then have six days to cast your vote untill the 6th of March 2017 11. The winner must have an OrbxDirect account to claim your prize. Cheers Iain
  14. Happy new years everyone, Philip & I are pleased to announce our latest project, LEBB Bilbao Airport. Bilbao is located in northern Spain in the Basque county and is beautifully located in the Biscay bay quite close to the french border. The airport features in my opinion, one of the most beautiful and interesting terminal buildings that can be found in the world. The basque country is famous for being incredible beautiful with the hills and mountains going through the whole region and with the Pyrenees close by. Bilbao Airport is a medium sized airport with lot's of connections throughout Europe and will fit perfectly for the NGX-simmer. The weather of the region is often very interesting and offers exciting approaches through the mountain areas, as well as the very picturesque north approach over the city and harbor. We've included the whole city with hand placed hundreds of thousands houses and trees. The harbor is also updated among some other interesting spots in the city area. The project is in early beta and we will keep you posted with previews of the airport itself in not too long. Cheers, Marcus & Philip
  15. All, Please be advised that we experiencing an issue with FTX Vector and Germany North not being available for download. We ask that you please be patient while we investigate the issue and will provide updates here.
  16. 5th ANNUAL FLIGHTSIMCON ANNOUNCES INITIAL SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS FOR 2017 EVENT WINDSOR LOCKS, CT, USA – February 6, 2017 – FlightSimCon 2017, the largest annual aviation and flight simulation conference, is proud to announce the first round of sponsors and exhibitors for the 2017 event. The conference, which is now in its fifth year, takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 & 11, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport, just outside of Hartford, Connecticut. The event is for all ages, and is the largest flight simulation and aviation conference held in the United States. Last year, the conference attracted more than 500 pilots, students, air traffic controllers, and simulation enthusiasts from around the world. “The early interest from sponsors and exhibitors so far this year has been amazing,” said event volunteer Evan Reiter. “Attendees should expect another great turnout with exhibitors from across the industry” he continued. The conference is pleased to once again be partnered with top-tier sponsor Orbx Simulation Systems, who will not only have a large exhibit set up on the ground floor of the conference, but will also be sponsoring the social event on Saturday evening. Other sponsors include SimMarket, JustPlanes, GoFlight Technologies, PILOT’s, Fly Tampa and Big Fat Simulations. In addition, the conference has partnered with PC Pilot Magazine, FlightSim.com, and AirDailyX, all of which will be attending and covering the event. Within the first month of registration, the conference has already confirmed the following exhibitors in addition to Orbx: GoFlight Technologies, Aerosoft/Laminar Research, PILOT’s, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, Boston Virtual ARTCC, VATSIM, IVAO, Javiator, EasternHops, QualityWings, FS Flight Control and Just Flight. New exhibitors are being added all the time. Keep an eye on the conference website and Facebook/Twitter for updates about new exhibitors. ------- Orbx is once again the main conference sponsor and this year we will have Ed Correia, Ken Hall, Jarrad Marshall, Alex Goff, Ben McClintock and myself on the Orbx booth. Holger Sandman is also possibly attending. Come and join us for great speaker sessions, the biggest FS vendors and lots of after hours banter and fun. Orbx will be making several big product announcements at the conference as well and you'll be able to get hands-on with beta products on our two big 4K TVs attached to monster PCs from our friends at Jetline Systems http://jetlinesystems.com/ If you are planning to attend, get your registration in now to obtain the early-bird pricing: http://flightsimcon.com/
  17. Well then chaps thank you all who took part in the contest, The winner is .... Bluebear. What a grand shot well done mate, Now if you contact Ed [email protected] And tell him what prize you want and your OrbxDirect account details he will add it to your account. cheers Iain
  18. Hi all, patch for EGPB is available via FTXC3. This fixes the mesh anomaly seen during winter months.
  19. Hello everyone, After several months of testing and code improvements to OrbxDirect and FTX Central, and gathering download data from customers we have now moved to a new global CDN provider which offers improved edge node performance. All nodes on this CDN are fully populated with our files so no matter which part of the world you connect from there is no waiting for files to be moved from the central location. This means that unless you specifically must need a manual download, there is no speed advantage in doing so. We recommend that you use FTX Central for all downloads and tick the "[x] Use multiple threads for downloads" option. This function acts exactly the same as a Download Manager and gives you up to 6 concurrent connections to the CDN at once, using your CPU cores as separate virtual PCs. For those who must use the manual download, we have now removed the 5 downloads per day limit - there are no more restrictions on manual downloads. Please note that for customers in parts of Scandinavia, West Germany and in some parts of the Virginias USA there are internet and network design issues which are out of our control. Our new CDN provider is aware of these bottleneck areas and are working with telcos to try to overcome the slower bandwidth issues. Please note that these problems affect most CDN providers not just Orbx. Our testing across several providers consistently showed a bottleneck in those parts of the world. You will now notice with multiple threads activated, a much faster download speed. Please be aware that the speed being shown can be much faster than your actual ISP bandwidth. This is a bug in our speed calculator based on using multiple connections, and we'll roll out improvements to the download progress bar over the next months, as well as looking at ways to improve the download code even further. I want to thank the community for its patience and understanding during the launch phase of OrbxDirect. I know it has not gone smoothly for everyone and we are continuing to refine our code and infrastructure to deliver the most robust delivery solution in the market.
  20. Voting for the contest is now open. 1. Everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest. 2. Voting will run for 6 days untill the 6th of February 2017 at midnight GMT. 3.Please cast your vote only here. 4.No voting for your own entry. 5. When voting ends i will announce the winner. cheers Iain
  21. Hi Folks, Winter in the North hemispher is the right moment to see Auroras Borealis also called Northern Lights. Nevertheless, it's often not very obvious to see them in real life as you need a lot of chance to experience that. My scenery ENJA gave you opportunity to see them casting at the same place. Now, let me introduce you to FTX Auroras, a global addon providing you a world wide coverage of such special solar effects over the stratospher. Northern Lights scheme of forecast generally follows the magnetic polar circle. They are mostly seen in Alaska, Canada, Iceland and North of Scandinavia. Southern Lights are less famous as they mainly concerned Antartica and some small parts of australia and New Zealand. The addon is now in beta test with Northern Lights. The map below gives you an idea of the places they are displayed: Now some samples (from P3D) you are expecting to meet: Please keep in mind these pictures are WIP so colors and shapes would change.
  22. announcement

    We are pleased to announce that the Senior Discount option can now be requested via our website. The Senior Discount is 20% off all products* and is available to persons aged 65 and over. To apply, you will need to create a support ticket and provide one form of proof of age. Only the following documents clearly showing date of birth will be accepted: Birth Certificate Passport Driver Licence National ID card Proof of Age card *Please note that during sales and other special offers, this discount will not apply. How to apply: Make sure you are logged into your OrbxDirect account. Please also ensure that your personal details (name & surname) are complete and correct. Go to the Support page https://orbxdirect.com/support and create a ticket Complete the "Submit a request" and from the "What is your ticket about?" drop down please select "Apply for Senior Discount" Please use the same email address that is used for your OrbxDirect account!!! The form allows attachments so please upload a scanned image/photo of your proof of age document Once submitted, please allow 48 hours for the request to be validated. For those that had the Senior Discount applied via Flightsim Store, this discount status passed on automatically to your OrbxDirect account with the FSS licence transfer. You DO NOT NEED to reapply.
  23. Hi all, I'm pleased to announce the release of FTX Central v3.1. This update fixes issues that some customers have experienced with FTX Central in the past. Major changes: A new CDN is now used for all downloads in FTX Central. We believe this will provide a better experience to all customers. You can see the results of our speed testing here. FTX Central can now use multiple connections to download files. This results in speed increases across the board. You can see the results of the multi-threaded downloads in the same thread I linked above. This feature is still in beta, the download speed reported by FTX Central needs some fine-tuning. You can enable this feature from the settings page. Customers who own FTX Global openLC NA Alaska/Canada and YMML Melbourne International Airport v2 can now install their products via FTX Central. If you have the newer openLC North America or YMML v3, you will not see the old products as these have been superseded. If you cannot see openLC NA AK/CAN or YMML v2 and you should, please make a new topic in our OrbxDirect and FTX Central v3 support forum. Minor changes and bug fixes: Fix some files remaining when uninstalling a product. Fix concurrency issue when adding a lot of new products. Fix settings page breaking when clicking the settings button multiple times. Fix dialog crash when using Windows Vista. Fix issue with Prepar3D v2.4 not appearing. If you were experiencing issues with this in the past and it's still not working, please create a new topic in the FTX Central support forum. Fix rare crashes when saving and loading application settings. Show a more helpful error message when the terrain.cfg cannot be found. Fix file duplication issue when updating FTX Global VECTOR. Fix crash when cached categories are corrupt. Added some tools to the settings page: Reset the unified lclookup from within FTX Central. Clear partially downloaded products. Open the Vector configurator. Some small tweaks to ensure FTX Central is compatible with upcoming simulators. Prevent "start migration" button from being pressed multiple times. To get FTX Central v3.1, simply start FTX Central then click the "apply update" button at the bottom left when it appears (this may take a minute or two). If you have any questions about this update, please post in this topic. If you have a technical support issue (e.g. FTX Central is crashing), please use the FTX Central support forum: http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/forum/218-orbxdirect-and-ftx-central-3-support-forum/
  24. Hello everyone, By now it is obvious we intend to embrace new simulators in 2017 and beyond. Rest assured that our CORE premiere platform will remain FSX/P3D and every new product we release will make it to that platform first. It will take quite some time to release versions of our products for these emerging platforms, perhaps years. If we release a product for an emerging sim platform which you already own for FSX/P3D you will NOT have to pay full price for it again. As an existing customer if you are on OrbxDirect you will get a minimum of 50% off, perhaps more. OrbxDirect has already been built to be multi-simulator, as has FTX Central V3. You will be able to switch simulators with just a click or two. This will allow you to manage multiple collections of Orbx addons in the one place. Remember, once an addon for any simulator platform is in your OrbxDirect account, it's there forever. So if for example you already own a license for KCGX Meigs Field and you decide to buy it for a new sim, you 'switch' OrbxDirect to that sim and make the purchase; OrbxDirect knows you have a license for it and automatically gives you the minimum 50% off. Or alternatively if browsing a product page you can just click on the sim platform you want it for and existing licenses are automatically taken into account. Orbx will never, ever make you buy any of our products twice because we make it available on a new platform. If a clear winner emerges in the coming platform wars over the next five years then we will adjust the pricing policy to reflect the sim where the majority of our customers are. We live in exciting times as simmers, and we believe that people will have three, four, or more sims installed to choose from, depending on their mood, how much time they have at any given moment, what style of flying they want to do, what VR platform they enjoy, and many other yet unknown factors. We want to ensure everyone has the chance to add their favourite Orbx addons to their platform(s) of choice without being penalised price-wise, so this is our way of letting it happen as painlessly as possible whilst still funding the substantial R&D $$ costs we will incur.
  25. Hi all, A patch has been released for PAYA Yakutat and should be available through FTX Central. The patch contains the following changes: -Sharpened textures for buildings -Ground polygon updated to native Prepar3D format, and rebuilt with new materials. FSX users still get an FS2002 ground polygon, but with nicer textures. -Newer snow style added to ground polygon. P3D users have a control panel option to enable snow, it is not on by default -Added some additional clutter such as powerlines, and additional crates and barrels. -Replaced low polygon cars in prominent areas with newer models -Replaced the old default beacon model -Fixed runway light halos appearing square -Replaced the snow pile in the middle of the apron with improved models -Rendered all new lightmaps -Re-rendered the WWII hangar in 2048px with a control panel option.