Good News For FSAddon’s Vancouver

With the upcoming Orbx scenery for PNW, VancouverPlus owners and (future) Orbx owners need not fear of losing investment. FSAddon and Orbx signed an agreement to allow their designers to provide compatibility for the two sceneries. Jon Patch, the main desiger of VancouverPlus, explains on his blog “…… Holger (Sandmann) and I are working on a Vancouver+ update for the upcoming FTX Pacific Northwest product (FSX only), aka FTX NA Blue.  Photography is complete (thanks, Nigel!), and modelling and other work is progressing….”.“… As well as compatibility with FTX PNW, new features will include:

– DHC-3 and DHC-6 AI aircraft.  The existing AI flightplans in Van+ reference these aircraft.
– detailed 1m satellite photoreal imagery for the entire downtown area, south shore of False Creek and the East Side and North Shore dock areas.  This replaces the existing 1999 5m imagery.
– completely redone autogen for the photoreal coverage area: much more dense and accurate
– new buildings: the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Fairmont Hotel and the Living Shangri-La
– a couple of bug fixes
These updates will be available for free for existing Vancouver+ users, regardless of whether they buy the FTX product or not…..”.

FTX PNW purchasers who have not bought Van+ to date, will be able to purchase a discounted version of Van+ for €25.  They will get the key elements of Vancouver+ which are not redone in FTX PNW: custom bridges, buildings, photoreal coverage, AI, sounds, waterfalls, detailed CYPK and CYNJ and other unique features….”.

VancouverPlus will be available via FSAddon Publishing of course, AFTER Orbx’s release. FTX PNW is scheduled for release later this month.

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