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Vancouver+ for FTX PNW update

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

As noted in this post Holger 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:

  • inclusion of 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.

Release date: some time after FTX PNW is released. ;)

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  1. Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    What about the Golden Ears bridge?

    • Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Gordon, it will be shown as an extrusion (generic) bridge in FTX PNW, but is not planned for Van+.

  2. Bernie Spanier
    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks Jon…you guys are tops.

    Cheers
    Bernie

  3. Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    No worries, Bernie. Thanks for your support.

  4. Bert Pieké
    Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 9:14 am

    How well will Victoria+ play with PNW?

    Are there ways to merge the two?

    • Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 9:21 am

      Hi Bert, we will be releasing an updated version of Victoria+ which will be compatible, at a later date. The version you have now will not be compatible. There may be some temporary tricks you can play, we’ll look at that.

      • Bert Pieké
        Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 10:35 am

        Thanks, Jon, look forward to further news as it becomes available!

        Temporary tricks are just fine with me!

  5. Rob de Vries
    Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Jon, where can we buy the discounted version of V+ as customer of OrbX PWN?

    Thanks!
    Rob

  6. Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 9:37 am

    It’s not released yet, Rob, but will be available from http://secure.simmarket.com/default-en.html

  7. Jens baltzer kristensen
    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

    so just because I have van x I’ll have to wait for the van x upd,before I can get the na blue pacific northwest

  8. Richard Dagenais
    Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Je ne possède pas “FTX PNW”.
    Est-ce que “VANCOUVER FOR FTX PNW” va fonctionner sans ce logiciel?

    Merci pour votre réponse

    • Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

      Merci de votre intérêt. Si vous n’avez pas le “Vancouver pour FTX”, alors le produit de Vancouver+ fonctionnera très bien sans lui.

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