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  1. 6 points
    Teecee

    This needs to be said

    Many people that use this site are probably not aware of these facts. In the beginning (the 1990's) there was Jaykae.. A man with high computer skills and a love of flight simming. He it was that operated and ran the system that allowed we simmers access to a place to discuss our beloved hobby.. and to develop the sim via many great addons. Jay carried the cost of the tech side of things personally, and over the years he was the one that ensured that Ozx survived. I have no idea of the amount of money Jay put into Ozx, and to some extent Orbx, but I do know it was huge. In recent years he has asked for help, and we are proud to give that help. Thank you Jaykae. without you simming would not be the same.. Teecee.
  2. 6 points
    spud

    This needs to be said

    What they said!!!
  3. 6 points
    Bruce e

    This needs to be said

    Well said
  4. 5 points
    aeronauta

    This needs to be said

    I thought that plenty had been said about Jay and his support for OZx (unwavering under the (orbx in lower case) let down), but I cannot remain silent and not express my total gratitude for the fantastic service that you Jay have provided along the years ...Teecee and Terry's words are expressing all our gratitude... THANK YOU... Jorge
  5. 5 points
    JayKae

    This needs to be said

    You know, who needs Christmas or birthday presents when you have sentiments like these from all of you in your life ? I am thankful for knowing each of you and I am thankful for being able to do my bit for the hobby I love so much
  6. 5 points
    Penzoil3

    This needs to be said

    Yea verily yea! Bat appreciation! Sue
  7. 5 points
    JayKae

    This needs to be said

    Thank you Teecee, it has been very hard to go from where I used to be to just having to contract and not be able to pay for it all anymore so your kindness and help has and always will be immensely appreciated and posts like these are incredibly humbling
  8. 5 points
    To be honest, looking at the way Orbx has marketed Australia v1, they have indirectly relied on OZx freeware to supply the extra airports to make the region really interesting (and it really is interesting for VFR). Now, for Aus v2, they are going to have to either make a whole heap of airports themselves for VFR, or they are going to have to piggyback off OZx again. I just wish that Orbx would at no cost help the community speed up the completed development of OZx for P3D version 4. That way they would be able to market Aus v2 as probably the most amazing region ever created for ESP sims and without having to add a lot of development cost on their end - and they would get browny points with the community to boot. It would be win-win for everyone. Should I post this on Orbx forums? Cheers.
  9. 4 points
    hanleyc

    YTWB released for download.

    After a marathon effort, Toowoomba has been released ! http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/6236-ozx-ytwb-toowoomba/
  10. 4 points
    nbrettoner

    YTWB released for download.

    Ahah!, caught you!! You thought you could get away with reading perimeter signage instead of learning to fly properly, didn't you?. Erm, sorry osiffer {I KNEW he'd be around here 'somewhere'}
  11. 4 points
    Hi all, Some of you may or may not know of Vertigo Studios?! For quite a while they were creating some incredible aircraft for FSX (and had a few rippers in the works). A while back things weren't looking too good and as far as I know, the studio pretty much closed down. It's been a while since I swung past the Vertigo Studios Website (http://www.vertigostudios.co.uk/). For a while now it has been in maintenance mode, but it is back up and running now with a slight revamp by the looks of it, they now have their own online store. I noticed that there was a 30% off sale for Halloween but it appears that has ended, still, it looks like their whole range is on sale, so if FSX is your sim of choice feel free to head over and check out their online store, you just might find yourself a new aircraft for your hangar! Not to mention I think they need as much support as possible if they are getting back up and running with development. With the emergence of P3D it is unfortunate that the range isn't available to that market... Maybe it's in the works, I don't know...
  12. 4 points
    TerribleT

    This needs to be said

    And don't forget that before FSX and OZx there was FS9 and VOZ and who ran it all for us: And where does the VOZ legacy forum still reside? Right here courtesy of: So here's to that fella
  13. 4 points
    Aussieman

    This needs to be said

    Totally agree with what Terry said. Without Jae there would be nothing.
  14. 4 points
    Not true OZx is a by product of FTX AU, Orbx never relied upon OZx and in fact they cut all ties with OZx a few yrs back OZx was formed because of a fall out between 2 people, then it grew from there and eventually shrunk from there a few yrs later Its only for a small handful of loyal and dedicated developers that this place remains alive as majority of the former devs here went over to Orbx and never returned Even today many Australian Orbx forum users dont even know what OZx is or what it has to offer in downloads, once FTX went global the interest for OZx sadly diminished. If FTX AU2 goes photo real with updated airports, there could be a very good chance there will be very little interest for this place(excluding the bus sim guys) especially if OZx pre ftx au2 is incompatible fingers crossed they dont go that way otherwise a lot of hard work will be lost
  15. 4 points
    Nothing to do with wisdom Noel, simply a matter of personal choice..That's the beauty of simming, your choice of where to fly and when. I love Aus, even more so now I am away from my spiritual home, but several hours flying alone over desert or similar terrain does tend to be boring. Thank the Lord for mines and cities and all the Ozx addons I say. (and bring on the new Orbx). Teecee.
  16. 3 points
    JV's posting in Orbx forum: Scroll to posting #29 Great to read, but in what manner will this update have an effect on all our OZx installations? Well, just wait and see ...
  17. 3 points
    Bassman

    This needs to be said

    +1 Thanks mate.
  18. 3 points
    tom

    This needs to be said

    It’s all been said .... I endorse it all ... Jay, you are a legend. Many many thanks. Cheers mate.
  19. 3 points
    Penzoil3

    This needs to be said

    Hey I still have VOZ installed on my FS9 Golden Wings install. VOZ is still great!
  20. 3 points
    Stillwater

    This needs to be said

    +1. The enthusiasm in OZx was & is outstanding - and deserves to be supported.
  21. 3 points
    scottharmes6

    This needs to be said

    Absolutely. Well said Teecee. I installed OzX sceneries before I installed any other addons when I first got in to FSX years ago. It was so amazing and continues to be. I have known from the start that Jay has been the upholder and supporter of this (and other) forums and it is so much appreciated. Who knows where we would be without OzX. Whether it is as a scenery developer, repainter, modeller, visitor or contributor to the forums, or any one of us installing the amazing downloads on our PCs, we should all be grateful we have OzX to turn to. Cheers,
  22. 3 points
    View File Flight Replicas Douglas DC-4 Qantas VH-EDA This folder contains a repaint for the Douglas C-54 / DC-4 by Flight Replicas. It shows Douglas DC-4 VH-EDA in its final paint scheme while flying with Qantas, between 1970 and 1976. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Flight Replicas. More on the aircraft can be found here: http://www.aussieairliners.org/dc-4/vh-ebn/vhebn.html Submitter jankees Submitted 10/26/2017 Category Pacific Manufacturer Flight Replicas Model DC-4 Specifications VH-EDA  
  23. 3 points
    View File Flight Replicas Douglas DC-4 Qantas VH-EDB This folder contains a repaint for the Douglas C-54 / DC-4 by Flight Replicas. It shows Douglas DC-4 VH-EDB in its final paint scheme while flying with Qantas, between 1970 and 1977. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Flight Replicas. More on the aircraft can be found here:http://www.aussieairliners.org/dc-4/vh-anf/vhanf.html Submitter jankees Submitted 10/26/2017 Category Pacific Manufacturer Flight Replicas Model DC-4 Specifications VH-EDB  
  24. 2 points
    Mallard

    Sunbirds

    Just a quick "thanks" to all of the scenery and paint artists for sharing their great work with us Cheers Mallard
  25. 2 points
    View File Flight Replicas C-54B USAF 0-17218 textures for the payware Flight Replica's DC-4/C-54B depicting USAF 0-17218 Submitter jeansy Submitted 11/12/2017 Category North America Manufacturer Flight Replicas Model DC-4/C-54 Specifications payware model  
  26. 2 points
    good, the wet season and inland bodies of water looked wrong both in fsx and even more in p3d noting that scenery abilities have increased ten fold since AU v1 it would be great if they could capture it correctly Gibos scenery and scotts images do central and northern the justice it deserves, its not just a flat boring landscape when I caught up with Jankees last month, he was telling me that the Pilbara is one of the oldest bits of land on the planet that remains uncontaminated Im sure if he reads this he can elaborate his recent findings in the NT i would like to see the waterfalls that are scattered all over the NE WA that feed into the Timor sea during the wet, people spend $1000s to go on a cruise and visit them during when there is water running, cape londonderry is a very popular place with crocodile creek and the twin falls eye candy is nice, but correct eye candy is better
  27. 2 points
    I really do not know what to say guys, thank you so much for your kind words, help & sentiments, it has been overwhelming for me
  28. 2 points
    Bruce e

    YTWB released for download.

    Well done Craig, it was a marathon but well worth the wait Where to next? Wherever I'm sure it'll be another cracker! Which reminds me, there is a small area that could do with..................
  29. 2 points
    JayKae

    YTWB released for download.

    This is a great release, thank you so much to everyone involved PS I fixed your signature @hanleyc
  30. 2 points
    Just threw in $100, thats all I can spare this week buddy
  31. 2 points
    View File OZX YTWB Toowoomba This airport is a combined project by myself, Elias Smith, Watkin Tench (Liam) and a complete AI file provided by TerribleT (Terry). Toowoomba Airport is officially known as Toowoomba City Aerodrome and is both licensed and certified. The aerodrome is owned and operated by Toowoomba Regional Council. Being certified means the airfield is able to have airlines and larger charter aircraft operate from the aerodrome. No scheduled passenger services currently operate from Toowoomba Airport, with most commercial airlines moving to Wellcamp nearby. The airport is used by Darling Downs Aero Club, CareFlight, Royal Flying Doctor Service and Toowoomba Airport Services. Submitter hanleyc Submitted 11/06/2017 Category Staff Scenery  
  32. 2 points
    Over the years I have admired Jay Kae and OZx and it's members . I was going to donate to fast women , I did a quick 10 minute drive around the block , but was unable to locate any so I decided to donate here . Keep the faith . Cheers Karol
  33. 2 points
    Never thought my money would ever go towards a Mac! Well, it just did. Hope it works out well mate.
  34. 2 points
    Asking questions at OrbX can be dangerous... An updated Australia will be nice though. LOL Sue
  35. 2 points
    Penzoil3

    Personal Assistance Humbly Requested

    Not to repeat myself or anything, but we appreciate you Batman! Your hard work has kept this website alive and safe for years, and we all know it. Sue
  36. 2 points
    View File Flight Replicas DC-4 Hardy's VH-MMC Textures for the payware Flight Replica's DC-4 in a Hardy's scheme VH-MMC Submitter jeansy Submitted 11/04/2017 Category Pacific Manufacturer Flight Replicas Model DC-4 Specifications payware model  
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    Augh.... well Macbooks... Nice toys 'till they need service or repairs. Donation done...
  39. 2 points
    Penzoil3

    OZx in Prepar3d v4

    John, I think the question was regarding an update of the OzX libraries for P3D 4, this is not an OrbX forum. Sue
  40. 2 points
    Pat, you keep banging this same drum. They are working on Gold Coast and the entire Australian continent. What are you going to do with yourself when they get released? Not buy them because they are too expensive? Give it a rest.
  41. 2 points
    Jethro-VH-JET

    terrain mesh

    Hello vh-eee, Addon Mesh can make a big difference to the terrain, scenery and airports. Most of us long time OZx users began our Australian scenery Regions with Orbx blue gold green & red but then most will have updated to the digital download of Australia SP3 and 4, default Mesh is just not a high enough LOD when using Orbx and OZx. The close connection between enhanced Orbx regional scenery and the OZx airfields actually works best with an enhanced Mesh product made specifically for AU by Holger Sandmann. If you have FTX Australia SP4 then you can download through Orbx Direct / FTXCentral3 a freeware Mesh for Australia "AU Holgermesh" 76m terrain mesh. There is little to be gained by using a higher LOD mesh than 76m in Australia, as the more gentle 76m mesh represents Australia Orbx and OZx at their best as they were developed using Holgermesh. A higher LOD mesh can often times create plateau and odd undulations at some airfields, I notice this effect when my (FreeMeshX Australia & Oceania) is activated. Hope that helps
  42. 2 points
    Gazza

    COMPLETE PR Northern Territory

    G'day fello flight simmers. Today I would like to share with you something new and special for the Australian flight simulation community. For many years the demand for PR sceneries and detailed airports and regions has been constantly growing. Now little know developer Norm Gibson from Gibsonsceneries has been toiling away for many thousands of hours to bring us all his first commercial software addon. Like many of us, Norm wanted more from his flight sim experience and has taken his passion to the last frontier of Australia. The Northern Territory. This product is compiled from resampled from 15m Landsat 8 Satellite Imagery produced by Earthstar Geographics, the same Imagery is used in various Commercial and Military Simulators. The goal of Gibson Sceneries is to cover large areas of real scenery at economical prices for the flight simulator enthusiast or professional whether it be for simulating fast Tactical Jet Fighters, Military Transport flights, Commuter and Domestic Airline flights or General Aviation Aircraft flying at medium to high altitudes.The scenery is perfect for enroute flight simulation. Take-off from a detailed airport, climb and fly en-route over "real" world scenery then descend into one of your other detailed airports. This is PR only, so Airports or autogen are not included. But I can say that Aussiex, Ant's, Aerosoft & Orbx sotware package addons work perfectly with this pr. The blends are extremely welldone. The scenery is not suited for low level VFR flights in slow aircraft, although the scenery is acceptable in low and fast Tactical Fighter aircraft.The scenery adds to the realism of simulated flight whether it be for recreating historical missions, commercial airline flights, military training or general aviation interest. This is best suited at this point in time to High altitude flying, be it IFR or VFR as thats where you will get the best and the most out of this package. Shallow coastal water imagery is blended with the simulated water to give a natural look to the coastlines. The PR also shows every real world and existing Airport, airfeild, farm or private strip throughout the entire Northern Territory. This initself allows for the increased development of Third party airfields to be included into this fantastic Package. The PR covers border to border coverage and shows some of the most spectacular locations across the NT. I have spent many hours flying the NT package and throughouly enjoyed every minute of what I see out the window of the aircraft. I love the fact that I can see clearly every creek, river, mountian, key locations such as Kakadu, Lichfeild national park,Mines, Bush fires and the list goes on. If you do decide to do a low level run up one of the many creeks and rivers, just watch out for the crocs.. Ok so lets look at which platforms are supported with this awesome PR package.The PR package is ready for purchase and Downloading for Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX & SE, Lockheed Martin Prepar3d v1, v2, v3 & v4. You can get it buy simply going over to http://www.gibsonsceneries.com and purchasing the NT. The pricing is very reasonable $19.95 USD. If you want to see more of Australia get the PR treatment, then do yourself and your flying experience a favour and get over to Gibson Sceneries and not only support Norm, but also the growth of the Australian flight simulation community. I firmly believe that this is a worthy investment for my flight simulation experience and realistically the $19.95 USD will never cover the cost of the thousands of development hours that has been put into making this package for all of us. Below are a whole series of pictures that I took whilst I was flying all around the NT. These are not the Developers images and do not reflect the quality of his fantastic images that he has taken to showcase this product. Like the old saying is for the NT, If you never never go, you will never never know and no greater statement could be said for this PR package. For those of you who are skeptical about screenshots, there is also a link below which I loved. QANTAS Promotional https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=127&v=qAWNhqI6BWI RAAF C-130 Promotional https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT58DxRBgIg&t=255s I throughly look forward to getting your feed back and comments on my first impressions of this PR package and certainly look forward to seeing the other states and territories of Australia being done. Remember buy purchasing this product, this not only supports Gibson Sceneries and the Global flight simulation community, but it also significantly contributes to the purchase of more PR for Australia. If there is enough support for the Product, Gibson sceneries may even be able to purchase a much higher Resolution PR supply to truely make our flying experience "As Real As It Gets". A Special Thanks must got out to Norm & Gibson Sceneries for creating a fantastic product.
  43. 2 points
    Glad I could help Jay. All the best. Anthin.
  44. 1 point
    TreeTops

    Nemeth Designs Dead?

    ND have not been active for 3 years. You purchase their products as is with no support or possibility of updating. Of course, this could all change if they decide to get active again. It has happened before with other developers, just don't hold your breathe. The forum section hosted hear is a remnant of when they were active and it contains some helpful information, which is why it is still available.
  45. 1 point
    to explain the 10+ years of OZx and Orbx and their history together will only open old wounds, so Im leaving it at that I dont recommend you ask the same at Orbx.
  46. 1 point
    TerribleT

    Personal Assistance Humbly Requested

    I too missed the last server round so here's a double plink in the plate, mate
  47. 1 point
    I will enjoy flying in Australia as I do now. and yes I will buy it. And if I feel like banging my drum then I will also do so.
  48. 1 point
    Just downloaded "The Hell N Pelican 11" from Sim Outhouse……..well done and thanks to everyone Graeme
  49. 1 point
    jeansy

    2017 FS Repaint request thread

    I will upload it this week That exact scheme isnt impossible Im reluctant due to the limited detail on the unique design
  50. 1 point
    jeansy

    ( ALL MEMBERS READ) OZx and Plagiarism

    The textures above are exactly the same textures with an additional layer added to the later one When it comes to custom work its almost impossible to re create the same thing, even when someone traces someone's else work which is another form of plagiarism Lines will be slightly out, colours will slight be different and fonts will be slightly out etc etc it may be only a few pixels but that's enough to tell, that's even with the use of paint kits That is why it's just a common courtesy and general rule among painters not to do a paint that is already done, unless its going to be dramatically different It prevents such immoral acts and prevents the hassles of accusations We might wrap it up here, if anyone has any further questions please don't hesitate to contact the library managers


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