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  1. 6 points
    This is the OZx library for P3D as I use it with V4.1.. Please report any problems with relevant info and pics. Uploaded 27/11/2017 http://aussiex.org/ozxteamII/aero/OZx_LIBP3DV4.zip Jorge
  2. 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.
  3. 6 points
    spud

    This needs to be said

    What they said!!!
  4. 6 points
    Bruce e

    This needs to be said

    Well said
  5. 6 points
    JayKae

    OMSI Maps :: Hertfordshire V4 [RHD]

    You asked.. you got Like buttons added to the forums. @RD_1 I will not tolerate people talking to each other like they owe you something. This man has dedicated his free time to make something to give to you for free, let's keep that in mind shall we? This is NOT open for discussion either young Rhys
  6. 6 points
    The map is designed to be driven around, not looked at from a helicopter. Its provided "as is" and is a convert from OMSI1 days with gradual improvements being made. Its easy to say a full rebuild would be better, and it probably would, but remember is a free map, provided by me giving up my own free time when balancing a full time job and bringing up a family. If you don't like it that's fine, don't drive it.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 5 points
    Penzoil3

    This needs to be said

    Yea verily yea! Bat appreciation! Sue
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 5 points
    AD156

    What are you working on?

    A mysterious partly finished coach seen on the motorway
  13. 5 points

    Version 1.00

    2,858 downloads

    OZx is proud to introduce OZx_AUS 3.5, our latest upgrade to the Australian virtual bush flying experience! This package includes over 18 new airstrips, a heliport, a 2016 listing of oilrigs and over 20 points of interest around Australia, from the harsh, sun burnt inland areas of Queensland and New South Wales, to the scattering of many Visual Reference Points (VRP) and airstrips around Sydney, South to Strahan in lush Tasmania, and right across to picturesque salt lakes in Western Australia. From small bush strips like Quilpie and Marulan to regional airports such as Bourke and Hay, this package will suit whatever your taste is! OZx 3.5 is the result of many hours of effort from our developers and testers. This package is a testimony to each of their efforts, and we all hope you enjoy this new scenery as much as we did creating it!   The OZx Team, July 2016 Installation Instructions 1. Download and run the two OZx_3.5 Installer files. The installer will find your FSX or P3D root folder automatically. (Note - Do not install in any sub folder.) 2. Ensure that “OZx_AUS” & “OZx_LIB” are enabled in the FSX Scenery Library and above FTX 3. Check the “OZx_Extras_Readme.pdf” file in your “Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\OZx\User_Docs” folder and install any items of interest. OZx_v3.5_Manual.pdf
  14. 5 points
    Gentlemen, Let's keep things civil if we can. This community is a broad church of ideas. Feedback is always welcome, but bear in mind that whether the author wishes to respond to it or adopt it is their own choice. Many of us old farts don't do too well with Feedback Loops. We weren't taught that way... One thing I feel I must reiterate is that most of us are doing this as a hobby, not for mercenary reasons. We have our own timeframes and motivations. Please be supportive of the efforts of others. Also, @RD_1 , I think you need to realise is that various members of this community are at different parts of their lives than you are and this is a whole different list of priorities. Whilst I leave this out this sort of thing usually, I for example have two children under 10 and a full time job, a marriage, and pathetically oldman style social life, which sounds a lot like @mrmoose @bear76 and many other folk on here. I can only suggest that at 20, I may have thought I had a lot going on, but strap yourself in as you have so much to look forward to - qualification, marriage, children and so on and so forth. Whilst it may not have been your intention, using words like "rectify, ridiculous and major concern" can seem inflammatory when it is your own project under the microscope. I haven't brought out the red ink here, I don't think I need to, this is old ground. Play nice gents.
  15. 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/
  16. 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'}
  17. 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...
  18. 4 points
    hanleyc

    OZX YTWB Toowoomba

    Version 1.0.0

    212 downloads

    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.
  19. 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
  20. 4 points
    Aussieman

    This needs to be said

    Totally agree with what Terry said. Without Jae there would be nothing.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 4 points
    hanleyc

    OZx YPKS Parkes NSW

    Version 1.0.0

    490 downloads

    Parkes is a well serviced Airport that has an Aero Club, a Training School, aircraft maintenance business, and a refuelling agent, all operating on the airport grounds. Parkes most famous land mark is man made, the CSIRO Radio Telescope is located 25kms north of town on the Newell Highway. Parkes is also the home to the annual Elvis festival. Approximately 32,000 passengers pass through Parkes Airport each year Installation: Extract the Parkes airport folder to your addon scenery folder and activate in FSX. The OZx folder contents need to go into the OZx_Lib folder to ensure all objects are visible. Thanks to the beta testers - Bruce, Flukey, Gazza, TerribleT, Aussiman, and anyone else who I have forgotten who helped in this airport. Thanks also to soarfly concepts for the use of their airport lighting objects in this airport. Craig
  24. 4 points
    Esqui

    OMSI Maps :: Hertfordshire V4 [RHD]

    I think we just need to remember one of the assumptions I have to live by: All people at any given point in time are doing the best they can.
  25. 4 points
    bear76

    OMSI Maps :: Hertfordshire V4 [RHD]

    I cannot agree more with you @Chuckinho, I have thought for a very long time on this forum that peeps have absolutely no regard for what people produce for this community, nor the circumstances they endure in order to produce it. I think @RD_1 would do well to notice the fact that the map is freeware, and at no time were peeps charged to test a beta. Ok, That may be a bit below the belt, but for someone to come out and criticse a freeware map in that manner is no better. @RD_1 is producing a payware map, thats fine, let the peeps that want to pay for it do so, but I hope for his sake every single i is dotted and every single t is crossed otherwise there could well be people demanding their money back. He should also know that throwing out comments like that does nothing but make him look unprofessional. Just like @Chuckinho, I too have children. I have four of them (3 under 7), and am on my own with them, so whatever time I spend contributing to the Manly Map is well and truly done in my sleep time. Very few on this forum have any thought or any regard for others circumstances, when they start demanding things, or throw criticisms in buketloads. In my day, they were called 'gimme pigs' and unfortunately as far as i am concerned the term today has never had more meaning. @mrmoose Mate, awesome job you have done here. You have delivered again, just like you did before. It is up to you how much critique you take on board, but remember, you don't get paid for this.....
  26. 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 ...
  27. 3 points
    Bassman

    This needs to be said

    +1 Thanks mate.
  28. 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.
  29. 3 points
    Penzoil3

    This needs to be said

    Hey I still have VOZ installed on my FS9 Golden Wings install. VOZ is still great!
  30. 3 points
    Stillwater

    This needs to be said

    +1. The enthusiasm in OZx was & is outstanding - and deserves to be supported.
  31. 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,
  32. 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  
  33. 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  
  34. 3 points
    Going into final testing...A couple more images...
  35. 3 points
    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.
  36. 3 points
    As always; even though I haven't been flight simming for about two years, I will donate Jay. However, a word of warning.. I signed up for a lifetime deal on other sites; only to find that after a few years they were dissolved. No come back. Still here is $100:00, hope it helps. Cheers Hank
  37. 3 points
    Just a couple of shots showing a little progress being made.. Still along way to go but I think this one might be my best yet!
  38. 3 points
    hanleyc

    YTWB Toowoomba

    This project is moving pretty quickly so I will post some more shots later today, with the hope to go to a first round of testing very soon.
  39. 3 points

    Version 1.0.0

    1,080 downloads

    Sunshine Coast Airport (formerly Maroochydore Airport) is an Australian airport serving Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is the gateway to holiday destinations such as Noosa, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, and Caloundra. There are direct daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne. In addition, Air New Zealand serves the city seasonally, with three weekly return flights from Maroochydore to Auckland. Sunshine Coast Airport is situated in Marcoola 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Maroochydore and is the only airport in the region capable of servicing jet aircraft operations. On 3 June 2010, the airport changed its name from "Maroochydore-Sunshine Coast Airport" to "Sunshine Coast Airport" and changed its ICAO code from YBMC to YBSU Current RPT operators include: Air New Zealand with seasonal flights from Auckland Alliance Airlines with flights from Brisbane continuing on to Emerald Jetstar Airways from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Qantaslink B717 from Sydney and Summer seasonal flights from Melbourne Virgin Australia from Sydney and Melbourne **********Please note you will require the OZx libraries to be installed in order to see the full effect of this scenery which are located at********* http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/1825-single-links-ozx-au-complete-ozx-na-complete-ozx-libraries/ Click on the Download file and the options for 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 library files will be available as a separate download Flukey
  40. 3 points
    Flukey

    WA FIFO mines Pilbara

    In support of WA month over at Vatpac (Australia's online community for Vatsim) I created a couple of FIFO Airports for a calendar event.. Here they are now for all to share whether you fly online or offline which includes 4 FIFO Airports located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia Airports are: YANG - West Angelas Airport YCWA - Coondewanna Airport YFDF - Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport YCHK - Graeme Rowley Aerodrome All for Airports see regular service by Qantas and its Charter Partners as well as Virgin Australia and its regional Partners utilising F70/100, B717/738 and A320s to and From Perth international (YPPH)
  41. 3 points
    jeansy

    Fresh Install of P3D v3....

    I shouldve done that however during this process,some how my old keyboard broke in half, and my monitor's screen cracked on impact with something and i somehow needed 4 stitches its frustrating to say the least, i have to thank the wife because she brought the PC back inside while i getting my shotgun and sternly reminded of what would happen if i popped off a few rds in the backyard mate i had some great dummy spits during the process
  42. 3 points
    MAN Lions city LHD.
  43. 3 points
  44. 3 points
    I highly doubt that it'll matter by 2025, as Lotus will be old software (consider that OMSI 1 itself is a little over 5 years old). As for multi-platform support, I can see on the Lotus facebook page that you asked them on 5th October and were told by the developers that they are preparing multi-platform support. You've since asked the same question here countless times, and I'm really struggling to see what you are expecting us to say. As they have told you, they are going to support multiple platforms. There's no need to ask the same question again.
  45. 3 points
    SYPTE Autosan H9-35:
  46. 3 points

    Version v2

    2,403 downloads

    OZx is proud to bring you Bankstown Airport (IATA: BWU, ICAO: YSBK), a general aviation and business park located in the city of Bankstown, 22 km (14 mi) from the central business district of Sydney, Australia. It is the second biggest airport in Sydney. The airport is situated on 313 ha (770 acres) of land and has three parallel runways, several apron areas, a small passenger terminal and a business park, home to over 170 businesses, including many fixed wing and Rotary flight schools. Contents include a readme document for install procedures By Robert Fluke (Flukey), Ben Odonnell (FBK289) & Garry Moore(GAZZA)
  47. 3 points

    Version

    410 downloads

    textures for the payware Carenado DO228 100 in a QANTAS Dash8 livery VH-TQY
  48. 3 points
    JayKae

    OZx v3.5 Upgrade

    Thank you ALL for your efforts in creating this master piece, I just realised it is going to be 10 years for OZx next year... 10 years of friendship and fun using all the glorious freeware you guys make... thank you so much !
  49. 3 points
    I think you've totally disregarded anything that I have suggested. Yes, OMSI maps are intended to be mainly be driven on, but scenery is also important. Especially if you're driving through areas that have little to no scenery. You use the term 'freeware' which most OMSI Projects are, compare it to Cotterell, which too is freeware, there is a major difference in quality, taking into account that the map is fictional. Many of us hold down full time jobs/social life's/families with our projects so don't take this as a personal attack. I work full time myself. I simply suggested ways that I personally believe Hertfordshire can improve, the standard for UK maps has changed a lot from the OMSI 1 days owing to Cotterell. I think you personally should be more open to feedback and less open to everyone just agreeing with you. At the end of the day, you shouldn't put a map out there if you're not willing to hear the pros and cons of it. Dismissing it as 'if you don't like it, don't drive it' after I offered friendly advice is just ridiculous. But cool, I'll fly away with my 'helicopter' good day
  50. 3 points
    dazza1980

    Bowdenham V4

    Version Omsi 2

    34,123 downloads

    Welcome, as always, to Bowdenham! Thank you for taking the time to download the latest version of Bowdenham. Bowdenham V4 is only available for OMSI 2 and will not run in OMSI 1. Please make some time to read through the documents to assist you in making sure that Bowdenham V4 installs correctly and runs without any issues. As with all previous versions of Bowdenham, this map remains a Freeware map available to everybody and free to modify for your own personal use. You may not upload this map or your modified versions of this map to any hosting sites without strict express permission. Please bear in mind though, I will only support this map on the AussieX forums and will not provide support for any modified versions of Bowdenham V4. Required Bowdenham Repaint pack available separately here- Public timetables, created by Esqui- For full details of the map, please take a look at the readme file! I have included all required assets, so if you have any missing items please post a comment in the section below.
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