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    Posted: January-06-2010 at 8:57pm

OK.   I have been promising new screenshots for Alaska for quite some time now.   So, here are a few non-urban shots.    Right now, we are trying to finish up the glaciers.   So, I have a lot of glacier shots for you.

Before I get the the glacier screenshots, there is something that a user asked some time ago, which I want to address.

As you know, Alaska has a lot of elevation change down to the coastlines.   So, by having water that is not really accurate (like you do in default FSX), you get a lot of sheer cliffs along the coastlines that are not supposed to be present.    However, with the more detailed water used in our product, these cliffs disappear (except for some glaciers, which do have sheer dropoffs in reality).

Here is an example.  This region is somewhere in SE Alaska.   The reason for the cliffs in FSX, is that the water is cutting into the more accurate mesh at the wrong locations.

FSX screenshot (not accurate)

Ultimate Alaska screenshot

 

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Here come the glacier screenshots.  

This first shot is a comparison.   The glacier drawn on the left was created using the Glacier Landclass texture in FSX  (very plain with no texture variations).    The glacier on the right was created using a new process that we came up with for drawing glaciers (non-photographic).

All of the remaining glacier screenshots in this thread were drawn using this new process.   I like them.   And, our beta-testers seem to think you will like them also.

My guess is that we will have close to 200 hand-drawn glaciers done for Alaska in this manner.

Here is the comparison screenshot.   Compare the glacier on the left with that on the right.

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Here are the rest of the new glacier screenshots that I took tonight.

Enjoy !

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One more for tonight....

I know this product release is well behind the original November release.  But, I hope the wait will be worth it for everyone.

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The screen shots look great Clap I can't wait to add UTX Alaska to my flying world.
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looking forward to this myself.
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Originally posted by c152flyboy c152flyboy wrote:

looking forward to this myself.

Me too. Smile

 

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Keeps looking better and better. Cant Wait!
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I have money saved for this.
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As we are about to enter our final round of testing, I should be able to provide a lot more screenshots over the next week or two.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FLighT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January-18-2010 at 12:43pm

Originally posted by akriesman akriesman wrote:

As we are about to enter our final round of testing, I should be able to provide a lot more screenshots over the next week or two.

When you get to the new screenshots can you post a couple of the Juneau area, one of my favorites, thanks.

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will this product coexist with "Tongass fjords"?

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Originally posted by BroncoBilly BroncoBilly wrote:

will this product coexist with "Tongass fjords"?

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Absolutely.  Holger Sandmann is part of the development team.  And, I have a copy of Tongass Fjords that I have been testing with Ultimate Alaska X.  The two products work well together.

The only (very) slight problem that we found has to do with corrected airports that are in the Tongass Fjords scenery (both Tongass Fjords and Ultimate Alaska have corrected airports in Alaska).  However, we will have some very simple instructions to fix this compatibilty issue.   

 

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Originally posted by FLighT FLighT wrote:

Originally posted by akriesman akriesman wrote:

As we are about to enter our final round of testing, I should be able to provide a lot more screenshots over the next week or two.

When you get to the new screenshots can you post a couple of the Juneau area, one of my favorites, thanks.

I already have a bunch of production screenshots.  And, there are a couple of them for Juneau.

I will try and post them very soon (day or two ?)

 

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I'll be checking in, thanks.
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Wow !

Nice !
Could you please post screenshots of "Bold airfield" near anchorage,
and "Unalaska (PADU)".

That would be much appreciated.
Thank you.
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