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VancouverPlus version 3 now available

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Vancouver + v3 is out and totally compatible with Orbx PNW. Welcome to my home.

Thanks Holger and Jon.

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FSAddons now has available the latest VancouverPlus v3 for FSX, and it's fully compatible with FTX PNW.

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Downloading right now.

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@Rudi, I have merged your post with an earlier post of someone else. Just for future reference, search is your friend

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Can someone please explain to me why my thread title was changed? ???>:(

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Because it was too ....vague ;)

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Because it was too ....vague ;)

It was supposed to be vague...I was'nt sure if we are allowed to post other products here.
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any chance it will be available for purchase at a site besides FAaddons?

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Hi dreckman,

it'll be available at simMarket within the next few days, both as a free download for v2 users and as a stand-alone product for new customers.

Cheers, Holger

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Holger, any special considerations for P3D?

Thanks!

Iain

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Yay, Hi Holger, Does it include the Coal Harbour seaplane base ?

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Yay, thats what i've been hanging for...

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A great product: bought it, flown it and enjoied!

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It's not available at simmarket for me to redownload it. I hope it will be after 4/6.

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WOW! That was fast. Thanks!

After loggin into my account, the old one is still there.

Hey DJ, just download the retail V3 and there will be no charge. When you get to the product page there are instructions to do so.
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Hello,

Do you install VAN3 with FTX Central directed to Orbx NA or default?

Thank you!

Paul

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Hi Paul,

I don't believe it matters in this case but the proper/safe procedure for installing any non-ORBX landscape/scenery add-on it to set FSX Central to Default FSX first.

Cheers, Holger

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Installed today as "default". Read the instructions; then switch the FTX Central to NA and set the insertion point of the Van files ABOVE ORBX scenery files, as it is an enhancement for the Vancouver area. Looks beautiful, but my laptop is just crawling... :(

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Hey DJ, just download the retail V3 and there will be no charge. When you get to the product page there are instructions to do so.

Thanks! Downloading now.
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1. I have FSX Vancouver+ Version 2 installed.

Do I have to un-install V2 before installing V3?

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Very nice upgrade. However, I wish it was smoother. Even locked at 25fps, it's still stutters when panning.

Also, I don't hear ATC saying "Vancouver Approach," just approach. Anyone else having this issue?

UPDATE: When I disable Vancouver, the ATC issue goes away. I'll wait patiently for a fix. Thanks!

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Very nice upgrade. However, I wish it was smoother. Even locked at 25fps, it's still stutters when panning.

Also, I don't hear ATC saying "Vancouver Approach," just approach. Anyone else having this issue?

UPDATE: When I disable Vancouver, the ATC issue goes away. I'll wait patiently for a fix. Thanks!

yep I agree its a jerker for sure, but at least its done and mabey Jon will try to make it a little more fps friendly. As for the ATC I havent even heard it yet...mmm...
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Hi, is there really a plus installing this addon? (no offence holger) what does it really change if you already have all of orbx na?

etienne

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It adds a ton of buildings to downtown Vancouver and markedly improves the entire vancouver area including a bit south of Vancouver all the way up to Whistler and a bit beyond. It also improves floatplane bases and adds a bazillion heliports. If you have any specific areas you'd like to see a comparison shot, I could probably whip some up.

As far as Prepar3D, it currently does not support it. I have spoken with the authors though and it's being considered.

-stefan

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thx stefan, so i guess it is a must buy.

etienne

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I would highly recommend it! It really improves the area, and it's really well done.

-stefan

Edit: Disclaimer - I'm on the beta team but I'm not paid anything. It's a legitimate recommendation because I really do think it's a great scenery package, I just realized that I should probably mention that.

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bought it, mixed feeling. ok it adds nice stuff, but the compromise is too steep for me in terms of reducing the graphical options to get something flyable compared to a normal orbx airport, having a 990x oc 4.5 + ssd + geforce 580gtx this is poorly optimized. Also in hard winter I still get a green scenery around the detailled airport. is this normal? etienne

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As far as Prepar3D, it currently does not support it. I have spoken with the authors though and it's being considered.

I really hope they will make it P3D compatible, FSX isn't exactly giving me the frame rate to actually be able to fly there.
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As far as performance goes, a few people reported that disabling detailed marinas made a marked difference. Also make sure that you have the scenery order correct in the scenery library, or else you could have some severe frame rate issues. If neither of those work, post in the fsaddon.eu forum. Jon Patch is really good at support and should be able to help you get set up. Most testers were able to make minor tweaks and get great performance without sacrificing detail. A big one might be the scenery library order.

-stefan

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Also in hard winter I still get a green scenery around the detailled airport. is this normal?

Hard winter in Vancouver is rain ;D . Should be green all year in game as it's only snow covered a few days a year in real life.
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As far as performance goes, a few people reported that disabling detailed marinas made a marked difference. Also make sure that you have the scenery order correct in the scenery library, or else you could have some severe frame rate issues. If neither of those work, post in the fsaddon.eu forum. Jon Patch is really good at support and should be able to help you get set up. Most testers were able to make minor tweaks and get great performance without sacrificing detail. A big one might be the scenery library order. -stefan

Hey, thanks, I checked out the things you mentioned, but the scenery was already in the right position and I didn't have the marinas activated. Also put my graphics settings according to the manual and sacrificed my high water settings, which improved it some, but it's still stuttering far too much. Will check out the forums.
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I disabled the marinas and most of the extra traffic and it is now acceptable, etienne

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I disabled the marinas and most of the extra traffic and it is now acceptable, etienne

Glad you were able to get it to work. The marinas can be a huge hit on FPS and, while nice, they're not necessary at all.

-stefan

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thx stefan, I wonder if we spend more time debugging and optmising than simming....

got another "issue", the atc says and writes in the atc window "approach" rather than "vancouver approach". dono if it is a fsx, orbx or fsaddon feature, but it is sort of missing.

Etienne

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thx stefan, I wonder if we spend more time debugging and optmising than simming....

got another "issue", the atc says and writes in the atc window "approach" rather than "vancouver approach". dono if it is a fsx, orbx or fsaddon feature, but it is sort of missing.

Etienne

That would be something to bring up in a thread at the fsaddon forum. I don't use FSX atc so I didn't come across that.

-stefan

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