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  1. 3 points
    we have deployed an emergency rebuild of our Black Marble Next Generation Base Pack due to urgent discoveries made the past 24h, current BMNG builds posted to our servers the update process is the same as described above, Black Marble Next Generation Base v1.0.4 Installer All Platforms Re-released!!! Black Marble Next Generation Vector v1.0.2 Installer All Platforms Black Marble Next Generation Vector for 3D Bridges v1.0.2 Installer All Platforms our sincere apologies for the trouble and inconvenience this has caused, as soon as this became apparent we had to address the issue asap before to many copies were out there, we made an initial iteration to 1.0.3; but shortly after before it even got a chance to spread out widely we discovered yet another issues, only this issue is unrelated to BMNG nor BMNG has any relation to this happening in the first place, this will happen (confirmed and tested) with native Orbx scenery without BMNG ever being installed on a clean P3Dv4 install, Orbx customers can confirm this themselves by switching off None LC regions, it is a coincident that this issue/bug is only apparent at night in some places with Orbx titles, in particular areas related to Orbx OpenLC regions in coordination with Orbx none OpenLC regional scenery, the first issue we initially addressed was a mistake in our manager failing to copy our files to the correct location, the second was our first attempt to fix the issue of textures discrepancy with Orbx titles themselves with regard to BMNG, pending on which titles one has in his Orbx stack; textures are manipulated in a pyramid style due to the limited number of landclass textures available globally, this forces Orbx to shift textures around as their scenery stacks up on each other; utilizing texture from a lower priority scenery layer, this works fine during day time; when one shift to night time this overuse of textures will show in the form of day textures showing up during night time, we dug even deeper in the rabbit hole, these patches that can be seen at night with Orbx titles alone (there is no BMNG involvement in this what so ever!!!) this is the cause of their own blend map used with their textures from a lower layer/priority scenery folder, when the texture is used and called again from a higher priority scenery layer; the mask and the texture dont always fit in the new location, thats whats causing day textures appear during night time; these are blend textures designed to hide the night layer and show whats below, End of bad news, since this issue directly effects our customers; you guys are our first priority! we still see it our responsibility to fix this for our customers! that's right, its not our fault but we fixed Orbx own issues, we cant allow this to effect our customers regardless of politics; as we are convinced that if Orbx had a solution they would have implemented it by now, the solution is technical there's no need to go into each detail, what you need to know is Base NG v1.0.4 has the solution, yes its been posted to our servers again our sincere apologies, we hope that despite this incident you all still find confidence and trust in our Team and work, Enjoy ā¤ļø
  2. 2 points
    Hallo @Rhamses Acosta I had ORBX FTX Global , Vector and Tree HD is Compartible 100% But Aerosoft landclass Airport is not compartible a little. is OK for me
  3. 2 points
    im buying Black marble friday and eventually add vectors to it also. Hey thanks for the info
  4. 2 points
    we have just posted new BMNG v1.0.4 installer builds to our servers, Black Marble Next Generation v1.0.4 address some compatibility issues with Win10 users, as well as updated procedures for Orbx integration and compatibility, we also included an updated control panel with new and improved procedures, at the moment the new installers do not yet offer an "update" style installation, you can expect that function to be included in our next major update, the update requires a reinstall by removing current BMNG first and reinstalling using the new builds, before anyone asks what's the procedure to remove and reinstall; its simple! you cant go wrong no matter what you do you will end up removing BMNG in the correct order! you can technically try to remove Base over and over, you will get an alert each time suggesting to first remove the pack that should be removed first, (before proceeding with reinstalling please run sim first to confirm everything is in working order,) simply login to your shop account and download the new builds, (our product pages will show installer version and update date in the up coming days) reinstall order is as follows 1. Black Marble Next Generation Base v1.0.4 Installer (Re-released!!!) 2. Black Marble Next Generation Vector v1.0.2 or Vector for 3D Bridges v1.0.2 Installer 3. Black Marble Next Generation 3D Bridges v1.0.0 Installer 4. Black Marble Next Generation Traffic Pack v1.0.0 Installer (there's no particular order 3D Bridges and traffic pack should be installed do not forget to run as admin when installing as well as well later when using our managers!) after our Vector Pack is installed when ORBX is present our three folders should be stacked above orbx libraries, in the following order going from top to bottom Night Environment regions and others... CDSWSEXX CDSBMV CDSEXX ORBX... current BMNG builds posted to our servers Updated Black Marble Next Generation Base v1.0.4 Installer All Platforms Re-released!!! Black Marble Next Generation Vector v1.0.2 Installer All Platforms Black Marble Next Generation Vector for 3D Bridges v1.0.2 Installer All Platforms No Changes Black Marble Next Generation 3D Bridges v1.0.0 Installer Black Marble Next Generation Traffic Pack v1.0.0 Installer please report any issues when updating to BMNG v1.0.4 or 1.0.2 here make sure to follow up on these posts after you setup to get the most of BMNG latest builds, Black Marble NG Setup instructions Black Marble NG Setup instructions with ORBX Prepar3D Custom Settings for Black Marble NG How to manage Black Marble Traffic Pack Extending lights distance with Black Marble NG
  5. 2 points
    Fantastic efforts, Chris! Impressed once again by the actions taken to give customers a fix. I installed 1.0.4 + Vector and Traffic pack and it now seems to work perfectly! Now I need to spend some time tweaking it for use with heavy-resource haulers like FSLabs. But it looks beautiful now. Can't wait for winter-season (Did I say that out loud? ooops...)
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    7000 ft looking out to Surrey 7000 ft above EGKB looking into London 20000 ft above EGKB looking into London 20000 ft above EGKB looking into London
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    If I use the top down view you see blue if I do the 99999999 test I get the flat lifeless disk. Which I think is down to my Monitor not being HDR. but other than that and the small issue I've just posted about everything looks so much better with BM (black and blue) and with Stargazer thrown into the mix who wants to fly during the day anymore! šŸ˜€ I said it the other day and I'll say it again. Excellent products Chris well done. šŸŽ–ļø
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    wait... what? im seeing blue?
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  11. 1 point
    Hi everyone, the cat is out of the bag! we are exited to announce our release of Black Marble Next Generation, with the release of Prepar3D v4.3 it is now possible to push the boundaries even further, Black Marble will now be referred to as Black Marble NG as in Next Generation, with a new look, a new feel and amazing night views like never before, seen for miles and miles, as far as your eye can see, more lights, more colors, all with native sim controls, you can even make changes on the fly to NG lighting system through sim vegetation density slider you can adjust light density, BMM was also amended with wide array of new profiles to fit virtually any condition out of the box, Under your program menu Programs menu > CreativeDesignStudios > Black Marble NG - Base > Black Marble NG Control Panel (early development release atm) this is different from BMM (which manages and configures worldwide roads and night time lighting profiles) the manager is not fancy (yet!) will mature and grow with time to offer many more options, there's no more need to uninstall or reinstall after platform updates, we added some basic first aid functions here which we will expand on further, as you can see we can repair any issues in 2 minutes, we can refresh sim indexes as well as flush DirectX cache, and the one surprise everyone been waiting for; even though no one knows about it yet, its the nest thing everyone will talk about and use at night, meet our special Night Boost!!! with Night Boost activated we can now push even more during night flights than ever before; one click activates while unchecked deactivates Night Boost, (note with the exception of Night Boost all other functions do not have persistent checkbox) we posted all new installers for all our existing Black Marble customers with the new NG tag, (currently only Prepar3D v4 installer were posted while other platforms still uploading) this is a seamless upgrade to all our loyal customers ā¤ļø log in to your shop account where you will find the new NG installers posted to your account, (title doesn't reflect NG yet but the download should be with NG in the file name) BlackMarble NG Control Panel v1.0.0 (included with Base installer) BlackMarble NG Base v1.0.0 Installer BlackMarble NG Vector v1.0.0 / for 3D Bridges Installer BlackMarble NG 3D Bridges v1.0.0 Installer BlackMarble NG Traffic Pack v1.0.0 Installer (yes you see correctly, no more patches needed from here on!!!) Black Marble Next Generation all our Vector data is now rendered with the highest real world fidelity, this means roads are the real width of real world roads with matching bridges and traffic flow, all data is now perfectly rendered with 1:1 real world fidelity for the most accurate road network replication possible in sim, with Black marble NG worldwide road network not only you get cars with volumetric lighting for even more twinkling light views; you can follow roads and practice real world VFR navigation anywhere on the globe with car traffic flowing all around you day or night, all you will be missing is Stargazer to complete the night sky with yet another exciting layer that makes the night absolutely sublime, i will dare to say that now With Black Marble Next Generation we have a much superior road network with night lighting than XPlane ever had! watch the video below and you'll understand what Stargazer does in combination with Black Marble NG and why we dare to compare with our new features night flying will never be the same, we defy the laws of nature and redefined a new standards in sim night flying! Meet the new standards in Night Flying - Black Marble Next Generation! (NG) the new installer are "intelligent installers"; they will not allow install or uninstall in the wrong order, if you run any Orbx titles please follow instruction posted here for disabling duplicated features in FTX Central, everything is completely new and different now, you will need to uninstall everything old BM related and run the new Black Marble NG installers, there's no more patches or anything to deal with beside unchecking few orbx entries in FTX Central if you run Orbx, with NG everything is configured automatically now based on your system configuration, Black Marble NG is a more advance and complex than the previous generation, there will be more information posted in the up coming days, including step by step instructions for setup/install and third party integration instructions from all the Creative Design Studios Team, we hope you all enjoy this release ā¤ļø
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    thats good to know because i have alot of ADDONS installed and i dont want to mess em up. what is black marble vectors and what does it do?
  14. 1 point
    Hi Rhamses many of our customers run DD and Orbx with our work which is 100% compatible,
  15. 1 point
    hi guys ive been seriously considering black marble for p3dv4 i just wanna know if its compatible with Drzewiecki design cities and what do i have to do to FTX to install it
  16. 1 point
    Hi Chris I have P3d v4.3 I cannot find Traffic pack in the shop listing. Please advise Clive Alexander
  17. 1 point
    Ok, it's sorted, I re-bought product support.
  18. 1 point
    Hi Chris, how do I download the latest update? I have looked in "Manage Purchases" but I see no download link? Thanks in advance.
  19. 1 point
    Chris do you ever sleep? I think you are entittled to a well-deserved nap!
  20. 1 point
    No real need to apologise, Chris. Teething issues are not uncommon following the release of complex ambitious projects such as BMNG. What really matters is that measures were taken to fix any reported issues with the minimum of delay. Time and time again you have demonstrated your willingness to take our reports seriously and spend as much time as needed to find solutions for us. Iā€™m sure we can all agree that this impressive level of customer support is all too rare these days and, certainly, is greatly appreciated! Best regards, Mike
  21. 1 point
    i should have waited with the complete reinstall of my P3D šŸ˜«
  22. 1 point
    Just purchased and spent $199 on everything and the download links come up as invalid? Any help appreciated. Pete
  23. 1 point
    Since I didn't get an answer to my download-issue, I built up some courage to ask again: Is there an issue with the download-links at the moment?
  24. 1 point
    Thank you, Chris! Yes, that why I think I messed up the installation! I just downloaded and installed. Didn't really check out the ORBX checklist. So I'd thought I would follow the instructions this time... šŸ™„
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    it is a sensitive situation and we are caught in the middle, Ive read that people believe Aerosoft ditched us because we are horrible and greedy people, the truth is far from it; but i wont attest for what we did there are allot of people around us who can attest, we planned on venturing to our own shop almost two years ago; it was a long and expensive process, the reason is simple; while we in full swing producing NE titles we were told one day to stop making new titles, just what every developer wants to hear; stop creating we don't want anymore go find a new job, all the while there are many people out there asking for new regions and new titles, competitors copying our work while we cannot do anything about since we gave our publisher exclusivity for the product line! then the updates we delivered stayed on the shelf, month after month we deliver updates but they remain untouched by our former publisher, we asked repetitively to update our titles but were simply ignored, eventually we were given a choice after pleading for almost a year to have our titles updated if we paid for our publisher time to do it for us for roughly 3600EUR, mind you this all this time our publisher is collecting full fees from us to cover updates, manuals, installers etc... but none were delivered! before our original work diminishes completely; Ive invested all my personal earning into what you see today, i did this so our creativity wont be stifled and our community can continue enjoying quality products delivered direct without the middle man manipulating purely for profit, we learned over time what the industry issues are and created a system that solves this problem, no more free updates from certain publisher who uses this tactics to promote himself on the expenses of the small developers, they turn around and hand out free software so they can continue selling to happy customers who got free updates over and over; while the small developer is drowning! why no updates? there were updates they just never published them, you should ask them why no updates when they had them all along?! i guarantee you will not be answered or given a proper answer to that question! the new publishing company cannot assume responsibility for what our former publisher promised and never delivered, this is why so many of their customers are waiting on updates that will never come! with our new system there is no maybe; or a waiting list! you pay for updates and you get them on time! we lowered our prices so we can split off updates cost, there is no ambiguity as for who is responsible for what and for how long! you paid for updates services and by GOD you shall receive them on time! now if you don't care for updates and just want to save few bucks; its cool with us! there should be no complaining in that case; everything is on the table straight up! understand that none of you actually pays for the time and efforts we put into our work and software, we count on many of you buying our work at a fraction cost and cumulatively we get compensated this way, without our community support there will be no new developments; if you guys think we don't work hard... think again! most you guys/gals work ends in the afternoon; you go home to your wife and kids, we are here 24/7! our work doesn't end; i personally pull 22+ hour days supporting you guys, thats without developing! we don't work with a local region; we serve people from every part of the world, when you go to sleep someone else on the other side of the world just woke up! he needs support and doesn't care much that we are on a completely different timezone; im not complaining and think it is completely within his rights! and thats why we are here 24/7; you each pay $5 for two years to help us help you all! we gave our publisher the option to pass this to their existing customers; our new work at 50% discount, i think you know what the outcome was! since 50% discount doesn't benefit them financially; they refused benefiting their customers in this case! the cost of our new titles with two years support is still cheaper than what they were selling our old titles for! it is new! we added allot more features! and we plan on adding more features and updates to support platform developer changes, sorry about this long winded rant; but its at a point of overflow, we are not bad greedy people; we just want to create work people use and enjoy every aspect of it! all this BS is just what it is BS! most have no clue whats happening behind the scenes!
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