Finally the much hyped USA and Canada Pacific North West title of the Autralian Orbx is out. After some major downloading problems the product now is available for everybody. It ads an extra dimension to flying the US and Canadian west coast areas of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in adding new and improved landscaping features such as landclass, mesh and textures. Also enhances the position and looks of some 450 airfields in the area. More information is available at the Orbx site here. (Full press release below).
“….. Welcome to North America, and Orbx’s most ambitious project to date. Over fourteen months in the making and led by veteran developers Holger Sandmann and Matt Tomkins, the FTX Pacific Northwest region is truly a stunning achievement which combines all the elements of the much celebrated FTX AU region series, but goes much further. With PNW, Orbx has amped the quality of the ground textures to the next level, and sourced them from pristine imagery to create beautifully crisp terrain even at ground level. Â There is over 2.5GB of fully seasonal and annotated photoreal for landmark mountain and wilderness areas above the tree line, glaciers, lava flows, as well as including photoreal Seattle CBD, the ports of Tacoma and Olympia, KPAE, Bonneville Dam and many other points of interest. Â Additionally Orbx has created brand new autogen textures, hand-crafted every square mile of landclass, added full moving traffic, 3D night lighting and much more! Finally, over 450 default airports in the region have been upgraded with custom buildings and objects, elevation corrections and other details. FTX Pacfic Northwest is available now as an instant download addon and soon on DVD……”.