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Mathijs Kok

Mega Airport Heathrow Professional and OrbX True Earth GB South

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While as almost all OrbX products True Earth GB South is seriously amazing there is no such thing as a free lunch. Using it will need resources and when you fly in one of the densest areas of the UK with  True Earth GB South and Mega Airport Heathrow Pro you have to expect things get hairy. 

 

In our test comparing default UK+ Heathrow to True Earth + Heathrow, we lost around 10 frames. Fully expectable and understandable and unfixable unless either OrbX or Aerosoft removes a lot of detail.  Something not likely to happen to be honest. We do not feel this is a major issue as True Earth is really a VFR project (airline captains do not see a lot of individual trees) and Mega Airport Heathrow professional is clearly aimed at the IFR side of things. But we rather are clear about it. It's not a brilliant combination. 

 

The images shown are from a pretty high-end system at pretty high settings. They extrapolate the problems, at lower settings and with a very high-end graphics card the issue will most likely be less problematic. Just be prepared. We love what OrbX did and we are 100% sure it is well optimized, but sometimes a combination of add-ons makes life hard. If you like your small aircraft and the UK this is a product we seriously recommend! If you have a moderate machine and fly complex airliners we still recommend it but we recommend lowering settings considerably.

 

The two images here show the same situation with and without TE. 

 

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Without, 17 fps.

 

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With 7 fps.

 

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Without 27 fps

 

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with 14 fps.

 

Again, I really like to stress this. we love that product, we just want to avoid people being surprised.  Now if you excuse me, I got a  Cessna to fly over the Isle of Wight.

 

 

 

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Hi Mathijs,

 

the area of London, special in case of your first two screens with the city in the background is anyway a high load area, generating low frames with dense Autogen, as there are a lot of polyline autogen buildings used in London.

To make a complete compare, it would be nice if you check this scenarios also in combination Orbx+Default London Heathrow and only default. I would expect that this will be not so far away from the results with Orbx+London Heathrow Professional, as my test with default in relation to the addon airport was not so different, when the City was in the background (your first screens) and Autogen Buildings on a high setting (like in your test). So, even without addons, the default is critical in frames with high settings here, it's the area, more then the addons itself.

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I am all but a XP fanboy, but the remarkable fact ist that the combo AS EGLL + ORBX TE GB South / XP11 performs very well.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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Hi,

 

I've noticed after installing GB TE there is a block of flats on the British Airways head office & an office block on the industrial unit near runway 09L, hiding the aerosoft EGLL buildings.

 

Do you know if there is a way of removing these so the aerosoft buildings showing again?

 

Thanks Dan

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Hi Mathijs,

 

Thanks for your reply, I asked Orbx, but haven't received an answer from them. Would an exclude file remove the incorrect buildings?

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Yes, technically it would be easy for them to make an exclude file. But of course these kinds of things are never easy, never cheap.

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