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    1.10 Development screenshots

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    1.10 Development screenshots

    b05 Haze correct6ion tests
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    1.10 Development screenshots

    Various beta tester screenshots 1.10b04
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    737-900 (Ultimate) Pre-Release

    Version 1810

    4,359 downloads

    IMPORTANT!! This is only a prerelease and there are known issues still to be fixed both in systems and in mapping. If you want the latest stable release of this AC then use the older version Version: 1810 pre release There are a lot of things we are still in the middle of developing (or bringing back in after we had to take them out), such as the customizable lighting system (still need to finish coding the control via EFB) and the "save per livery" feature (saves your settings with the livery and loads them on loading the livery). Therefore we call this a pre-release. It will be rough and raw and no manual to help you along. This is only for those prepared to suffer in the name of science ;). For more information please visit the 737NG Series Project forums Older versions and other download links
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    1.10 Development screenshots

    1.10b2 / 1.10b3 screenshots by beta test team members
  6. UPDATED 18.07.2018 A master list of the best Ortho4XP sources for each country THIS LIST IS COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON YOUR FEEDBACK THIS IS NOT A SUPPORT THREAD FOR ORTHO - PLEAS ONLY GIVE FEEDBACK ON COVERAGE AND READ THIS INTRO BEFORE COMMENTING Some notifications There may be several listings for each country and not every country will have full coverage per source and combinations may be needed. Some sources need editing of the carnet_d_adress.py file in ortho or other modifications to work. See the bottom of this list for how to get the sources you won't find in the source list of ortho. WARNING: Do NOT use these for airport creation or in any way distribute the downloaded tiles in any way. Even when making freeware or sharing them for no charge. Doing so may violate the source providers terms of use. These are meant to be for personal use ONLY. As of why this is get approval of usage, consult the source provider in question. There is a list at the bottom of this page with an (somewhat limited) explanation for each source. For a short "how to guide" for Ortho and other x-plane related questions see the BEGINNERS GUIDE Daikan from x-plane.org has some great advice: Just a remark: Before embarking on the creation of orthophoto scenery for large areas (and potentially wasting a lot of time, bandwidth and disk space in the process) it is highly suggested to go check out the imagery online interactively before doing so. Arc: https://server.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/World_Imagery/MapServer?f=jsapi GO2: https://maps.google.com Bing: https://www.bing.com/maps/aerial etc. (see carnet_d_adresses.py for more URL's) Sampling different areas at your desired zoom level(s) should give you a good idea of the overall quality pretty quickly. First lesson with Ortho4XP: Hold off from downloading terabytes of data at once before you haven't done some sampling - either through the provider's website or using the custom zoomlevel function... About this list: . Explenation of list parameters: I follow an approximate satisfaction rate in percent (higher is better on all): Clouds: 0-100% -there might be clouds in the ortho images. Example: 100%= NO clouds -95% Some clouds here and there but not interfering much with immersion. Color match: 0-100% -the color matching between and within areas of tiles. Example: 100% NO difference at all between tiles or patches within tiles. 60%=big differences between tiles and some severe patches. ZL coverage: 15-19 -Many sources may have less covered tiles in higher zoom levels resulting in black or white squares in the landscape (this parameter is mostly for what the info provider has tested) When giving info - please do so in this format: Country [short name of the source] Clouds: 100% Color Match: 95% ZL: all 15-17=100% 18-19=85% All the parameters are made with the thought of having 100% as the most positive. That is why cloud coverage might seem somewhat counter intuitive. See it as 100% gone The sources with N/A on them are not tested and I have no info on them, but they are sorted under the country they belong. So feel free to test and give feedback Check out ZonePhoto! It has good quality and covers most of Europe and some other areas (All ZL 16) So, let the list begin A Australia AU_1 Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A BI Clouds: 95% Color match: 95% ZL: tested 16-19 99% Austria OST Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A GO2 Clouds: 90% Color match: 75% ZL: tested 16-19 100% B Belgium BE_Wa Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A BI Clouds: 90% ColorMatch: 100% ZL: 15-19 = 100% C Canada Arc NW Territories loc: Yellowknife (CYZF) Clouds: 100% Color Match: 100% ZL: 17 = 100% (no other ZLs tested, but ZL17 looked terrific at high and low altitudes - I do not recommend to try a higher ZL due to diminishing returns, increased size and time to convert orthos) China (regions tested: west of Shanghai/ZSPD to Nyingchi Mainling/ZUNZ) Arc Clouds: 95% Color Match: 95% ZL: 17 = 100% (no other ZLs tested, but ZL17 looked terrific at high and low altitudes - I do not recommend to try a higher ZL due to diminishing returns, increased size and time to convert orthos) Croatia CRO Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A Czech Republic CZ (Mapy.cz) Clouds: 100% (But has watermarks) ColorMatch: 100% ZL 100% BI Clouds: 97% ColorMatch: 100% ZL: 16-19 = 100% Chile BI Clouds: 100% ColorMatch: 100% ZL: 17 D Denmark DN Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A BI Clouds: 100% ColorMatch: 95% ZL: 15-17 = 100% Domonican Republic BI Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A (No data - but has been said to give satisfynig results) E Estonia EST Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A England BI Clouds 100% Colormatch ~97% ZL: ZL16 F Faroe Islands FO Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A France BI Clouds: 99% Color Match: 90% ZL: 16 to 19 = 100% FR Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: 17 FR_sat / FR_sat2 / FR_satP / Top25 Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: 17 / 17 / 18 /16 F44 (La Loire atlantique vue du ciel - this specific area around Nantes, France: http://vuduciel.loire-atlantique.fr/#11/47.3435/-1.6788) Clouds: 100% ColorMatch: 100% (within the area - not sure about adjunct tiles) ZL: 15-19 = 100% G Germany BI Clouds: 98% Color Match: 95% ZL: all 16-19 = 100% DE Clouds: N/A Color Match: N/A ZL: all 16-19 = N/A (Scroll near the end of this post for how to get this working) Greece BI Clouds: 95% Color Match: 90% ZL: 17 = 100% H I Iceland BI Clouds: 95% Color Match:95% ZL: 16-17 = 100% India Northern India (Himalayas, NE India, West and east India) BI Clouds: 70-80% Color Match: 90-100% ZL 16-19 100% GO/GO2 Coluds-50-60% Color Match: 70% ZL 16-19 80% Southern India (Peninsular Plateau and Islands) GO/GO2 Clouds 70% Color Match 90% ZL 16-19 90% Ireland BI Clouds: <1% Color Match: <95% ZL: 16 - 19 = 100% Italy IT Clouds: 90% Color match: 70% ZL: 16-19 100% BI Clouds: 95% Color Match: 95% ZL17: 100% ARC Clouds: 99% Color Match: 98% ZL17: 100% J Japan JP Clouds: 90% ColorMatch: 100% ZL: 17/ 18 K L Luxemburg BI Clouds: 100% Color Match: 100% ZL: 16-19 100% M Mexico BI Clouds: 95% Color match: 99% ZL 16 100%. ZL 17 tested in a small region in the south, similar results to ZL16, with better resolution of course, but haven't done the whole country at ZL17. N Netherlands NE not working - only white tiles ( NE2 works ) NE2 Clouds: 100% Color match: 99% ZL: tested 16 and 18: 100% ARC ( Same source as NE2, but you wont get white tiles in countries next to it as in NE2 ) Clouds: 100% Color match: 99% ZL: tested 16 and 17: 100% BI (has gotten worse after last update summer/fall 2017 - make copy of old source if you have them) Clouds: 90% Colormatch: 80% ZL:16 and 17 New Zealand NZ (Partial but very good in some places) Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A For NewZealand you might want to check out http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?%2Ffiles%2Ffile%2F38709-lyndiman’s-new-zealand-ortho-photography-set%2F Norway NO X (needs tweaking to get into ortho - see further down for how) Clouds:100% Color Match:80% ZL coverage: 15-17 100% / 18-19 95% NO3 X (needs tweaking to get into ortho) Clouds:100% Color Match:80% ZL coverage: 15-17 99% / 18-19 90% ARC Clouds: 80% Color match: 85% ZL: 15-17 100% SE (map.eniro.no) Clouds: 90% Color match: 85% ZL: 15-17 100% O P Poland PL Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A Q R S Spain ARC (ArcGIS Online) Clouds: 95% depends on ZL Color Match: 90% ZL: 17-19 100% BI Clouds: 95% (canary islands suffer on this - try ARC here) Color match: 90% ZL: 16 to 18 tested SP Clouds: 94% ColorMatch: 98% ZL: 18 and 19 tested But for all these (is)lands , including the Canary , Spain main land and Portugal , you will get the best results with http://www.spainuhd.es/ (Spanish website) Spainuhd is a mix of ZL 17 ( inland ) , ZL 18 ( shorelines and airports ) and some ZL 19 ( El hierro and La palma ) Slovenia SLO Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A Slovakia CZ (Mapy.cz) Clouds: 100% (But has watermarks) ColorMatch: 100% ZL 100% BI Clouds: 97% ColorMatch: 100% ZL: 16-19 = 100% (Some tiles might be missing at higher ZL not tested enough to be certain. Blank tiles found) South Africa (Johannesburg/FAOR and Maputo/FQMA regions) Arc Clouds: 100% Color Match: 100% ZL: 17 = 100% (no other ZLs tested, but ZL17 looked terrific at high and low altitudes - I do not recommend to try a higher ZL due to diminishing returns, increased size and time to convert orthos) Sweden SE Clouds: 90% Color match: 85% ZL: tested 15-17 100% SE2 Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A Hitta (supposed to be good - not tested) Clouds: N/A Color match: N/A ZL: N/A Switzerland CH (Watermarked) Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A GE (Geneva area only) Clouds: 100% ColorMatch: 100% ZL: 15-19 = 100% BI Clouds: 90% Color match: 90% ZL: tested 16-19 90% T Taiwan ARC / USA2 Clouds: 98% ColorMatch: 98% ZL: 17=100% ZL18=10% Tahiti and Moorea (French Polynesia) FRsatp Clouds: 97% Color match: 99% ZL: tested 17: 100% U USA Alaska ASK_1 ASK_2 (INACTIVE / NOT AVAILABLE) Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A USA general USA_1 Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A USA_2 Clouds: N/A ColorMatch: N/A ZL: N/A USA West Coast & Midwest plains, Texas, etc BI Clouds: 100% Color match: 90% ZL: 17 100% St Thomas Island (Caribbean) BI Clouds: 95% Color Match: 98% ZL: 18 = 100% UK BI Clouds: 99% Color Match: 95% (scottish highlands are effected) ZL: 16 - 19 100% V W X Y Z _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Some sources mentioned are not listed in the native Ortho4xp and will need a "hack" to be enabled. Might be worth testing: EOX Clouds: 100% Color Match: 99% ZL: 0-14=100% Requires the following changes to Carnet_d_adresses.py: https://github.com/d41k4n/Ortho4XP/commit/caac8e369bc90acb999c6ea7fdbcdd141326858a Alternatively you can download the modified Carnet_d_adresses.py DE You will need to go "fish" for the session cookie and replace the value in line 338 of Carnet_d_adresses.py. You can do that by opening the network tab of your browser debugger (i.e. press "CTRL+Shift+E" in Firefox) and got to this URL. Then select any request and look for the "Cookie" header. Copy&Paste the value into Carnet_d_adresses.py as mentioned above. Credit: Daikan from x-plane.org GO2 https://github.com/d41k4n/Ortho4XP/commit/dbaa04b8c4f15e1fc144d3ea3411ee300ea9af32 Replaces the current GO/GO2 source definition with one that does not suffer from having to manually update the map version (which I think is the root cause for the problem described). You can also download the whole file which contains some other fixes from my GitHub repo here: https://github.com/d41k4n/Ortho4XP/raw/dbaa04b8c4f15e1fc144d3ea3411ee300ea9af32/Carnet_d_adresses.py Credit: Daikan from x-plane.org OP disclaimer: My changes available on Github are still a work in progress and might not always work as they're only marginally tested, especially when used out of context (i.e. without cloning the repository and syncing to a branch) NO Download the edited ortho version here: https://github.com/d41k4n/Ortho4XP/tree/hacks/norway-source and copy only "carnet_d_adresses.py" and "Ortho4xp.py" to your ortho4xp folder. Also make sure that the sources alias "NO" is listed in the list of source codes (in the carnet_d_adresses file - open it in notepad). (Appears in the drop down list of sources in ortho) NO2 Copy the following text and paste it between other source codes in your carnet_d_adress.py file (open and edit with notepad) Also make sure that the sources alias "NO2" is listed in the list of source codes #################################################### # National geographical institute of Norway # Unsure about copyright #################################################### elif website in ['NO2']: if not pyproj_loaded: return 'error' text_til_x_left=(til_x_left//16)*16 text_til_y_top=(til_y_top//16)*16 montx=0 if til_x_left%16==0 else 1 monty=0 if til_y_top%16==0 else 1 [latmax,lonmin]=gtile_to_wgs84(text_til_x_left,text_til_y_top,zoomlevel) [latmin,lonmax]=gtile_to_wgs84(text_til_x_left+16,text_til_y_top+16,zoomlevel) [ulx,uly]=pyproj.transform(epsg['4326'],epsg['32633'],lonmin,latmax) [urx,ury]=pyproj.transform(epsg['4326'],epsg['32633'],lonmax,latmax) [llx,lly]=pyproj.transform(epsg['4326'],epsg['32633'],lonmin,latmin) [lrx,lry]=pyproj.transform(epsg['4326'],epsg['32633'],lonmax,latmin) text_minx=min(ulx,llx) text_maxx=max(urx,lrx) text_miny=min(lly,lry) text_maxy=max(uly,ury) deltax=text_maxx-text_minx deltay=text_maxy-text_miny minx=text_minx+montx*deltax/2.0 maxx=minx+deltax/2.0 miny=text_miny+(1-monty)*deltay/2.0 maxy=miny+deltay/2.0 url="http://openwms.statkart.no/skwms1/wms.georef_nib?version=1.3.0&\ service=WMS&request=GetMap&layer=Georef-omlopsfoto_orto50&format=image/jpeg&\ STYLE=default&SRS=EPSG%3A32633&BBOX="+\ str(minx)+','+str(miny)+','+str(maxx)+','+str(maxy)+\ "&WIDTH=2048&HEIGHT=2048" fake_headers=fake_headers_generic NO3 Copy the following text and paste it between other source codes in your carnet_d_adress.py file (open and edit with notepad) Also make sure that the sources alias "NO3" is listed in the list of source codes #################################################### # Norway Webatlas by twitch.tv/GiantUnicorn # Unsure about copyright #################################################### elif website=='NO3': url="https://waapi.webatlas.no/maptiles/tiles/webatlas-orto-newup/wa_grid/"+\ str(zoomlevel)+"/"+str(til_x)+"/"+str(til_y_top)+".jpeg?APITOKEN=9da664c7-e5b9-4dc7-a093-7ef0f90563c0" fake_headers=fake_headers_generic Some Explenations: OSM = Open Street map - NOT to be used for ortho tiles creations! BI = bing.com GO / GO2 = google.com Here = here.com ARC = arcgisonline.com USA_1 = nationalmap.gov USA_2 = arcgisonline.com FR = geoportail.fr FR_sat = geosud.fr (ZL17) FR_sat2 = geosud.fr (ZL17) FR_satP = geosud.fr (ZL18) TOP_25 = geosud.fr (ZL 16) DE = geodatenzentrum.de SP = ign.es IT = minabiente.it SE2 = lantmateriet.se Hitta / SE = eniro.no PL = geoportal.gov.pl BE_Wa = geoservices.wallonie.be NE = gdsc.nlr.nl NE2 = geodata1.nationaalgeoregister.nl SLO = gis.arso.gov.si CRO = geoportal.dgu.hr OST = wien.gov.at CH = map.geo.admin.ch AU_1 = gov.au NZ = govt.nz JP = go.jp FO = kortal.fo F44 = http://vuduciel.loire-atlantique.fr/#11/47.3435/-1.6788 GE = ge.ch/sitg Have I missed something? Something to add? Please drop me a note and I'll get right to it ? Have a nice day, happy landings and blue skies! ?
  7. This is just out of general interest. 1.1 is under development and the old versions are at risk of being swollowed by the CTD monster that is the effect of X-Plane11's further development.
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    1.10 Development screenshots

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    Best freeware aircraft list

    This list is now an online google sheet where you can be invited to contribute. I will need a lot of help keeping this up so send me a PM for the invite link if interested. If you want to participate then you agree to follow these rules: You do follow this category and hopefully the other freeware lists as well add aircraft as soon as someone posts a suggestion either test the aircraft, can trust the poster or already know of it - to confirm its quality You do NOT change the structure of the list! delete anything! Add random low quality scenery! Give anyone else access to the google sheet!
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    How John came to xplane

    I think John has forgotten us...
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    How to forum

    How to guides for creating posts and other forum related things Ask me anything in this thread and I'll try to answer them here. Just one item so far: Embed a google sheet to your post: Google docs Forum Usage Instructions.pdf
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    How John came to xplane

    I think I evoked the novelist in him.
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    1.10 Development screenshots

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    1.10 Development screenshots

    Night environment is a whole field of visual effects and adjustments. Clouds twilight adjustments. Night dome with stars and moon. Haze blend, Night lighting. And a lot more.
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    1.10 Development screenshots

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    1.10 Development screenshots

    Milestone reached
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    1.10 Development screenshots

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    1.10 Development screenshots

    1.10 will not contain night environment. So the statement above is not relevant for 1.10 release.
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    List of best freeware scenery

    Under construction NOTE! The list has more pages/sheets This list is now an online google sheet where you can be invited to contribute. I will need a lot of help keeping this up so send me a PM for the invite link if interested. If you want to participate then you agree to follow these rules: You do follow this category and hopefully the other freeware lists as well add scenery as soon as someone posts a suggestion either test the scenery, can trust the poster or already know of it - to confirm its quality You do NOT change the structure of the list! delete anything! Add random low quality scenery! Give anyone else access to the google sheet! For nice ZL16 only tiles of most of Europe and several other places check out Zonephotos
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    Taking the 737-700 Ultimate for a spin in Adak

    Why would you ask that?
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    List of best freeware scenery

    Reminder for later https://hawaii-photoreal.com/
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    Inspirational speakers

    Starting off with Mark Patey on how to do business. His twin brother built the Wilga Draco and is an equally interesting character... find more about that plane here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvdee86uThqIrloZjWwNVg Now - this was the inspirational speach I liked by Mark. Now - if you want to post about your inspirational speaker or video just remember the forum rules and don't get political. Political videos and discussions are not allowed in this forum. Cheers
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    Harassment of Developers

    I think your title is off putting since your post isn't realy about the other posts of developer harrassment. Those posts are valid in my opinion. Very much so since I have felt this harassment my self intensely by representing xEnviro. Now, your points regarding sloppy developers are valid and that's why I find your title so unfitting. These are very different cases. As for Beta runs. Beta runs have to be as long as they need to be. There just isn't a way to make a betarun within a predefined time frame. Challenges during the beta run and problems that develop before you have a stable and working version are unpredictable and can be very time consuming. Now, where I agree however, are "open betas" and "early access" which has become a plague in the gaming industry in general.
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