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Thread: How are other scenery designers doing since ORBX came along?

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    Default How are other scenery designers doing since ORBX came along?

    It seems like most of the sceneries I've been looking at lately are from ORBX.

    Is this true for anyone else? Can you recommend sceneries that competes with ORBX?

    Thanks

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    I like Pacific scenery from...

    https://islandsim.com/store-412268.html

    Philippines is awesome
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    Other scenery developers, both freeware and payware, are alive and doing well.

    I don't use any ORBX scenery, freeware takes care of most of what I need.

    Jorgen

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    ORBX has a following, but there are plenty of payware and freeware sceneries available to supplement FSX or FSX + GEX + UTX, which is what I run. I have about 500 add on sceneries in North America, Caribbean, and Europe. Plenty of places to go, things to see, people to meet

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    I was reading your computer that you have for your simulator and i'm just wondering why you are not using Windows 10? I have a similar system that i just built for my sim. I have the Gigabyte X99P-SLI, I7 8700K Processor, Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum SE 240 cooling system, EVGA GTX 980 TI Video Card, 2 500gig M.2 Hard Drives, 16gig DDR-4 Ram, M.2 WiFi Card, 1000W Power Supply, Sound Blaster Sub & Speaker System and a 32X DVD Drive. With Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, Saitek Cessna Rudder Peddles, 2 Saitek Throttle Units, Saitek Trim Wheel with Saitek Switch Panel, 2 Saitek Radio's and the Saitek Auto Pilot Panel. All running on Windows 10 Pro 64

    I am hoping the stuff i built my system with will run the sim fairly well as i'm kinda new at this thing. I fly real planes and just started with the sim stuff.

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    Win 7 or Win 10 doesn't really matter, both will run FSX just fine.

    And so should your system hardware!

    Jorgen

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    I’d say they’re doing just fine. To get full coverage by ORBX is expensive for what amounts to better auto gen and some detailed tiny airstrips.

    Whereas I can buy UTX and GEX much cheaper and get similar scenery, minus the airstrips which I personally wouldn’t use anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingnorris View Post
    I’d say they’re doing just fine. To get full coverage by ORBX is expensive for what amounts to better auto gen and some detailed tiny airstrips.

    Whereas I can buy UTX and GEX much cheaper and get similar scenery, minus the airstrips which I personally wouldn’t use anyway.

    I agree with your response. But the detailed tiny airstrips are my favorites! I'm an old chopper guy and small GA aircraft fan. So I love the tiny airstrips! I seldom use a larger one unless I'm on a "trip" going someplace. So yes, I've probably blown more money on ORBX scenery than I'd ever want my wife to know about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert View Post
    I agree with your response. But the detailed tiny airstrips are my favorites! I'm an old chopper guy and small GA aircraft fan. So I love the tiny airstrips! I seldom use a larger one unless I'm on a "trip" going someplace. So yes, I've probably blown more money on ORBX scenery than I'd ever want my wife to know about!

    Rupert
    I get it. And I’m a jet guy: Private and airliners. So for me, those tiny detailed strips I can do without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2587X View Post
    I was reading your computer that you have for your simulator and i'm just wondering why you are not using Windows 10?
    Since I'm the only one with posted specs, I guess you were asking me.

    I built this rig before Windows 10 even came out. Installed FSX with lots of enhancement software (FSUIPC4, DX10 Fixer, etc.) Payware and Freeware aircraft, ORBX and other scenery. Not to mention all the Steam Powered games and old favorites (UT III, etc.)

    I use to install Windows Updates regularly, then Microsoft started trying to shove Windows 10 on everybody. So I no longer install updates because I'm afraid Microsoft is trying to sabotage Windows 7. Works fine as is.

    When Prepar3D v5 comes out I'll build another rig and WILL use Windows 10.
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