Who else has tried this? Anyone from FSimStudios on here and feeling chatty?
This was really worth the wait! I should have taken screen shots, but mostly I’m just enjoying looking at the airport too much to take snaps! A big old 6GB and it shows. Really palpable step up from the previously available CYVR. The two seaplane terminals (CAM9 and CYHC) at the airport and downtown are sorely needed additions to the Vancouver MSFS experience! Pairs beautifully with the Bush League Legends new XCub on floats! I don’t do much technical flying or do the airliner thing, so can’t say I tried any of the airport infrastructure out yet, just take off and landings and flying all over it amazed at the details. Certainly spent time doing take offs, landings and trying my skills trying to nudge up the the docks at the seaplane aerodromes! Check out the harbour seaplane terminal around sunset! Got to love Vancouver!
I did just get a 1.1 from ORBX, just after shutting the sim down tonight. Not sure what’s in the this new version out so quick, but I’ll fly it when I can.
Only small quibbles I’d like to see improved are some of the textures on the docks at CAM9 seaplane terminal at the airport could be sharper for snapshots with yer favorite seaplane docked. And the ramp from the water up to the airport is not a functional ground surface or collision object, so no transitioning any amphibs there. And maybe some of the collision bounds on some docks were iffy or missing? Granted there could also be issue with the XCub’s floats collisions? Didn’t test with the Icon A5 or anything a proper debugger would. Maybe I should check and see if 1.1 effects any of that before mentioning it.
I should also add in chat on Facebook some mentioned wanting another product to improve the Bing photogrammetry of Vancouver downtown. And someone at FSimStudio indicated they would consider a product like that if there was enough demand. So, please, if you would pay for Vancouver city scenery, please let FSimStudios know!. Vancouver looks amazing with stock MSFS (not the airport, the stock YVR is sad and generic autogen). But there are plenty of places (besides the stock VYR!) that fall apart close up, the waterfronts and seawalls have poor photogrammetry in many places. The base bridges are really basic and generic (there is a good freeware bridge package!) The port downtown really needs detailed hand made cranes, the bing photogrametry of the port doesn’t do it justice. In short, I’d LOVE to see a Vancouver city product to pair with the awesome CYVR!