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Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:01 pm
by simsuper80
one thing i find interesting

3 years to release 4 sceneries (2011-2014, KSFO, KPHX, KIAD, and KDEN)

2 years to release 1 airport (2013-2015. KSFOhd)



are we going to see EDDF in the year 2017?



im not complaining or anything, its just an observation i made

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:24 pm
by sleddriver
"2 years to release 1 airport (2013-2015. KSFOhd)"

I believe there was a new addition to Mir's family during this time. Any parent can tell you that will take up more time than anyone expects.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:46 pm
by simsuper80
sleddriver wrote:"2 years to release 1 airport (2013-2015. KSFOhd)"

I believe there was a new addition to Mir's family during this time. Any parent can tell you that will take up more time than anyone expects.
oh that's right, crap, i forgot about that.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:58 pm
by streichholz
I think EDDF will come faster.

Nice shots. Can't wait to say hello to this new beauty. :)

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:06 am
by freakguitar99
Awesome shots Mir looking forward to release :D

Greetings from Germany

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:56 am
by F3lixZockt
That looks amazing!

Do you plan to publish it on Simmarket?

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:50 am
by TommieBloks
I'm speechless Mir, just stunning!
Can't wait to see this beauty in my sim :D
Cheers!

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:00 am
by alferra
Mir // FlightBeam wrote:Just a few more shots. The jetways have been removed for the painters to work on the ground ;)

Holy Cow!!

Mir what have you got going in the background Orbx NCA ? Global ? Mir, just a wish if possible.....please try to get the taxiway centerline and edge lights and other runway lighting as realistic as possible in colors and others. KSFO is a beauty when taxiing in real life at night !!!

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:07 pm
by Sante // Support
simsuper80 wrote:one thing i find interesting

3 years to release 4 sceneries (2011-2014, KSFO, KPHX, KIAD, and KDEN)

2 years to release 1 airport (2013-2015. KSFOhd)

are we going to see EDDF in the year 2017?

im not complaining or anything, its just an observation i made

With each scenery that Mir creates, he's bringing in his experience from older projects and blending that in with new features, techniques etc etc. This takes time, especially when he has a family + a newborn baby to take care of... Family always comes first.

We can't say how long a project will take. It depends on many factors.

Cheers,
Sante-

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:10 am
by F3lixZockt
Mir // FlightBeam wrote:
stevefocus wrote:Mir,

You previously said that you were hoping for a Q2 release as thats been and gone I was hoping you could tell us if its likely to be a Q3 or Q4 release as if its Q4 I will probably buy KSFO now and then upgrade when KSFO HD is released.

Thanks.

Steve.
It's definitely going to be an August release.

Can you please give us a release date?

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:44 am
by Mir // Flightbeam
F3lixZockt wrote: Can you please give us a release date?
It's simply impossible. Too many factors are involved to nail it down to a day. Actually, I can't think of any single sim developer that can give a set release day. Once BETA ends, thats when I can actually give a release date. BETA usually ends a week before release.
alferra wrote: Holy Cow!!

Mir what have you got going in the background Orbx NCA ? Global ?
That is FTX Norcal which I'm testing alongside the scenery. Also optimizing the scenery performance with it since it's such a performance hog.
F3lixZockt wrote:Do you plan to publish it on Simmarket?
It will only be exclusively on Flightbeam, for at least 6 months. No plans for Simmarket..
simsuper80 wrote:one thing i find interesting

3 years to release 4 sceneries (2011-2014, KSFO, KPHX, KIAD, and KDEN)

2 years to release 1 airport (2013-2015. KSFOhd)

are we going to see EDDF in the year 2017?

im not complaining or anything, its just an observation i made
KSFOHD has taken 1 year so far, not 2. But in reality it was only 6 months production. We had a new addition in the family, and we also had a big move to a new location. I was on paternity leave for at least 4-5 months which took a huge hit on production. This was our second child, the previous 2 products (KDEN and KIAD) also got big delays from our first child. All of these products really only take 6 months production time. There are no more babies planned ;) nor are there any moves for a very.. very long time. So we're going to see significantly faster production for the next set of products.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:21 am
by streichholz
Great to hear that Frankfurt will take "just" 6 month.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:07 pm
by freakguitar99
Mir can you say if the frames in SFO will be like in Denver or Washington or will there be an big framerate impact like flytampas Toronto?

Looking forward :D :D :D

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:30 pm
by psykie
No more babies Mir!!

Matthew

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:36 pm
by Mir // Flightbeam
freakguitar99 wrote:Mir can you say if the frames in SFO will be like in Denver or Washington or will there be an big framerate impact like flytampas Toronto?

Looking forward :D :D :D
It will really depend on what the user has installed. A popular addon to have for the SFO area is FTX's Norcal as seen in the screenshots. It's a very nice product, but it's a monster in terms of performance hogging. It's very hard on frames, even when I wipe SFO off the map with zero buildings. Autogen amount settings greatly affect that products' performance. But Norcal's VAS usage.. wow. I may recommend users to disable it all together.

Another example is ORBX KSQL San Carlos airport, which is directly under the aircraft on final for the runway 28s. If users have that installed they will notice hiccups on approach to KSFO.
I will definitely be providing a performance guide upon release, because people will be very quick to point the finger to KSFO causing the performance drag, when in reality we use a fraction of the performance of all these other products.

If you don't have any of these installed, you can expect KIAD performance, maybe better. Definitely better performance and better VAS usage than the older KSFO product we have.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:28 pm
by freakguitar99
Thanks for the quick realy mir :D

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:40 am
by alferra
Mir // FlightBeam wrote:
freakguitar99 wrote:Mir can you say if the frames in SFO will be like in Denver or Washington or will there be an big framerate impact like flytampas Toronto?

Looking forward :D :D :D
It will really depend on what the user has installed. A popular addon to have for the SFO area is FTX's Norcal as seen in the screenshots. It's a very nice product, but it's a monster in terms of performance hogging. It's very hard on frames, even when I wipe SFO off the map with zero buildings. Autogen amount settings greatly affect that products' performance. But Norcal's VAS usage.. wow. I may recommend users to disable it all together.

Another example is ORBX KSQL San Carlos airport, which is directly under the aircraft on final for the runway 28s. If users have that installed they will notice hiccups on approach to KSFO.
I will definitely be providing a performance guide upon release, because people will be very quick to point the finger to KSFO causing the performance drag, when in reality we use a fraction of the performance of all these other products.

If you don't have any of these installed, you can expect KIAD performance, maybe better. Definitely better performance and better VAS usage than the older KSFO product we have.

Mir, since KSFO is an airliner´s airport (737ngx and the like), I don´t particularly care for ORBX detailed scenery. One thing for sure that I do at KLAX for example MAX BUILDINGS = 1k OR LOWER. That setting down from the default 3.5K still shows a ludicrous amount of buildings, and that is with Global FTX. I have a state of the art 4.8 GHZ I 4790K and can still run T2G KSEA, FTX Global, and ASN with heavy weather and 30 FPS locked. LOD Radius at 4.5 or lower is a must. None of that 6.5 nonsense. I also have terrain at 80 not 100, and Texture at 30 cm not 7 cm. I cannot tell the difference. max textures at 2048 still give all the crispness that I want in all airports from all developers.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:57 am
by Firecapt
alferra wrote:
Mir // FlightBeam wrote:
freakguitar99 wrote:Mir can you say if the frames in SFO will be like in Denver or Washington or will there be an big framerate impact like flytampas Toronto?

Looking forward :D :D :D
It will really depend on what the user has installed. A popular addon to have for the SFO area is FTX's Norcal as seen in the screenshots. It's a very nice product, but it's a monster in terms of performance hogging. It's very hard on frames, even when I wipe SFO off the map with zero buildings. Autogen amount settings greatly affect that products' performance. But Norcal's VAS usage.. wow. I may recommend users to disable it all together.

Another example is ORBX KSQL San Carlos airport, which is directly under the aircraft on final for the runway 28s. If users have that installed they will notice hiccups on approach to KSFO.
I will definitely be providing a performance guide upon release, because people will be very quick to point the finger to KSFO causing the performance drag, when in reality we use a fraction of the performance of all these other products.

If you don't have any of these installed, you can expect KIAD performance, maybe better. Definitely better performance and better VAS usage than the older KSFO product we have.

Mir, since KSFO is an airliner´s airport (737ngx and the like), I don´t particularly care for ORBX detailed scenery. One thing for sure that I do at KLAX for example MAX BUILDINGS = 1k OR LOWER. That setting down from the default 3.5K still shows a ludicrous amount of buildings, and that is with Global FTX. I have a state of the art 4.8 GHZ I 4790K and can still run T2G KSEA, FTX Global, and ASN with heavy weather and 30 FPS locked. LOD Radius at 4.5 or lower is a must. None of that 6.5 nonsense. I also have terrain at 80 not 100, and Texture at 30 cm not 7 cm. I cannot tell the difference. max textures at 2048 still give all the crispness that I want in all airports from all developers.

FYI,
Orbx's is working on a San Franscico " Refresh" that will be out in the near future to address those issue. It will be the same set up their using for the So Cal pack that's coming soon. Well see :)

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:32 am
by Mir // Flightbeam
Night texture work is beginning today, so we're getting closer and closer. Here's preview of the finished hand-placed grass along with the new taxisigns
sfo730.jpg

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:45 am
by Mir // Flightbeam
Grease marks in the touchdown area is specular + reflective actually reflects the sky color, like in real life.
sfo730b.jpg
It's the small things in life... like the hand crafted tire marks in this A380 gate area.
sfo730c.jpg

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:01 am
by TommieBloks
Again Mir, just wow :o such a detail...
Stunning ;)
Regards

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:53 am
by streichholz
Perfect. Can't wait for the final product. :D

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:05 am
by Nyxx
Can not wait......stunning.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:29 am
by Pilot777X
There are no such words to describe the awesomeness of this project! :)

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:04 pm
by stevefocus
Really looking forward to this.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:59 pm
by ClassyFlyGuy
Superb!!! Really looking forward as well.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:56 pm
by Firecapt
Very Nice, Mir.

it will be a show stopper. :o

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:47 pm
by bdub24
Very Nice,

Looking forward to purchase.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:50 am
by Xanderz14
Will KSFOHD have Alaska Airlines arriving in the International Terminal A or the old location near the Southwest gates? :?

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:23 pm
by Dominato83
Xanderz14 wrote:Will KSFOHD have Alaska Airlines arriving in the International Terminal A or the old location near the Southwest gates? :?
The parking assignments will probably as up to date as they can be in the release, so expect the Int'l Terminal. If that isn't the case, someone will sooner or later update the AFCAD to the latest assignments.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:55 pm
by Mir // Flightbeam
They currently have gates assigned at Intl A in our AFCAD thanks to our trusty AFCAD designer, we'll be updating the AFCAD as the changes occur during Terminal 1 demolition and other changes.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:14 am
by twharrell
Mir // FlightBeam wrote:Grease marks in the touchdown area is specular + reflective actually reflects the sky color, like in real life.
sfo730b.jpg
It's the small things in life... like the hand crafted tire marks in this A380 gate area.
sfo730c.jpg
Heading to the dentist today. I lost a few teeth after my jaw dropped and hit the floor. You'll be get the dental bill next week. :o

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:34 am
by Sante // Support
twharrell wrote:
Mir // FlightBeam wrote:Grease marks in the touchdown area is specular + reflective actually reflects the sky color, like in real life.
sfo730b.jpg
It's the small things in life... like the hand crafted tire marks in this A380 gate area.
sfo730c.jpg
Heading to the dentist today. I lost a few teeth after my jaw dropped and hit the floor. You'll be get the dental bill next week. :o
From now on we will use: "See previews at your own risk" ;)

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:10 pm
by Xanderz14
Dominato83 wrote:
Xanderz14 wrote:Will KSFOHD have Alaska Airlines arriving in the International Terminal A or the old location near the Southwest gates? :?
The parking assignments will probably as up to date as they can be in the release, so expect the Int'l Terminal. If that isn't the case, someone will sooner or later update the AFCAD to the latest assignments.




Thanks! :D

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:57 am
by falconrae
Mir // FlightBeam wrote:KSFOHD has taken 1 year so far, not 2. But in reality it was only 6 months production. We had a new addition in the family, and we also had a big move to a new location. I was on paternity leave for at least 4-5 months which took a huge hit on production. This was our second child, the previous 2 products (KDEN and KIAD) also got big delays from our first child. All of these products really only take 6 months production time. There are no more babies planned ;)
That's what I said after our second child and now the third one is sleeping next to me.....if there is any link between taking off much needed and deserved family time to raise our little ones and the absolutely beautiful scenery you create for us Mir, then here's to many more little Mirs :-)

Thanks again for your stunning work.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:08 am
by freakguitar99
Any news Mir with The night lightning?

Greetings from Germany :D

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:13 pm
by tavers
Previews are looking amazing. I really can't wait for this!

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:18 am
by Mir // Flightbeam
freakguitar99 wrote:Any news Mir with The night lightning?

Greetings from Germany :D
Still in progress, shots to come when it's complete! Thanks for your patience 8-)

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:37 am
by freakguitar99
Thanks for the quick update Mir Loopings forward to The Night lighting shots :D

Greetings

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:39 pm
by JorgeM
Looks Fantastic Mir! what a wonderfull job you have done with KSFO! I'm a proud owner of the Legacy KSFO and for sure I will buy this piece of art as soon as it's out!

Greetings!

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:45 pm
by StarBlue
As I tell those who demand release dates and or updates. I rather they spend the time working and ignoring us to get it done that much quicker. :) KSFOHD looks spectacular and I'll be in line to buy it the moment it releases.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:59 pm
by WayneGeorge
Hello Mr. Mir! Any idea how much of a discount current owners of the legacy product will save to upgrade? This is really exciting and i cannot wait!!! :D

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:44 pm
by freakguitar99
Hey i just wanted to know in there are any new news about sfo its alredy mid of august and The Sommer hollydays are nearly over and Then im having not as much Time as jet to Test out San Francisco,

regards Luca

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:29 am
by Mir // Flightbeam
We're in BETA this week ;)

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:02 am
by psykie
WOW!! I'm VERY MUCH looking forward to this!!!

Matthew

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:25 am
by RiceySpicey
Mir // FlightBeam wrote:We're in BETA this week ;)
Need some help? :lol:

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:32 am
by streichholz
Nice try. : :mrgreen:

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:08 pm
by freakguitar99
Sounds Cool

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:22 pm
by stevefocus
Any chance of some night pics? PLEASE.

Re: KSFO HD - Previews round 2

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:33 pm
by walterg74
So I know every project is different, but how long does the Beta phase usually last?