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  1. 5 points
    Ladies and Gents.... new builds for Black Marble Base, Vector, Vector for 3D Bridges, and Traffic Pack been release for the following Simulation Platforms PREPAR3D v4, PREPAR3D v3/2, FSX-SE, FSX, all new files been posted to your accounts, please login and download from your Manage Purchases area, Released! BlackMarble Base Released! BlackMarble Vector Released! BlackMarble Vector for 3D Bridges Released! BlackMarble Vector ORBX Compatibility Patch Released! BlackMarble 3D_Bridges Released! BlackMarble 3D Bridges ORBX Compatibility Patch Not yet Released! BlackMarble Traffic Pack Not yet Released! BlackMarble Traffic Pack ORBX Compatibility_Patch Install instructions uninstall existing in the following order, Uninstall Black Marble Orbx Compatibility Patch, Uninstall Black Marble Pack, Uninstall Black Marble Base, Download new builds and install in the following order (note build version number was not incremented!) Install Black Marble Base Install Black Marble Vector / Vector for 3D Bridges Install Black Marble 3D Bridges, only for Orbx users after the above installed, Install Black Marble Orbx Compatibility Patch (same patch applies for Standard Vector and Vector for 3D Bridges!), Install Black Marble 3D Bridges Orbx Compatibility Patch Thank you for your patience and continued support, from Creative Designs Studio Team we hope you Enjoy
  2. 4 points
    Sorry for reviving an "old" topic, but during the last few days, things at AVSIM have become even more ridiculous and absurd: Discussion of the Aerosoft CRJ had been allowed as long as it was in favour of Aerosoft. When posts became more critical because of the CRJ's bugs, flaws. and development shortcuts, the thread was closed, allegedly because it was considered advertising(!) as opposed to AVSIM terms of service. Now productive discussions have been inhibited, and all that's left is the Aerosoft CRJ advertising banner at the top of the AVSIM website ... (In the interest of full disclosure, I had been restricted from posting on AVSIM for two days, which was turned into a 30 days ban from accessing the site at all, including moderators' approval for all my future posts for an unlimited amount of time.) I'm terribly sorry to see how Aerosoft and AVSIM had been treating you, Chris. But it also seems that now Aerosoft and AVSIM are getting more and more of what they deserve. And my 12 Night Environment editions work like a charm and they immensely up my dusk/night/dawn flying experience. Thank you, Chris, for all that you have been doing for us and for your persistence. Cheers, Oliver
  3. 4 points
    Hi Chris, It's a damn shame what has happened to this hobby and I mean the whole lot of it. I started simming back in 1985, I ran FS (from my Tandy 1000 computer) which came on 5-1/4" (I still have them) floppy discs. I even ran a Flight Simulator Bulletin Board Service called Trans-Continental BBS, it's in the BBS historical society listing... this was "BEFORE" the internet. 8-) I was with AVSIM since DAY ONE and those were some great times. Tough flight simming days, but none the less fun. I've seen this hobby descend quicker than a dive bomber on a target with all the nonsense, that's why some of the great ones no longer post on AVSIM and have moved on. OR the God like mod actually kicked some of these individuals out (due to their own ego for the most part) if you can believe that. AVSIM now has the rep of being filled with cry babies and fanboys... if you're not a part of either of those groups, you better be a "paying" commercial member or you're going to get slammed with just about zero help form the staff at AVSIM. I'm sure Tom is rolling over, damn shame...
  4. 3 points
    The following pics are taken in FTX Regions. Pic 1. Edmonton in FTX NRM Pic 2 Ketchikan FTX PFJ Pic 3 Vancouver FTX PNW Pic 4. Billings Montana FTX CRM
  5. 3 points
    Hi Everyone, I have the lights where I want them now, only thing left is to adjust bloom and saturation.
  6. 2 points
    Very nice looking Mike . Good to see you can finally enjoy your simulator..
  7. 2 points
    Hope you all have a successful 2018 and that you enjoy the products you have bought from CDS.
  8. 2 points
    Hi everyone! So I finally bought BM the other day with Vector, and now a series of NE, one of them are my country of Denmark, and this is my first shot. One word - WOW!!!!!!
  9. 2 points
    Hi Everyone, I'm back from NY, the wedding was great. Had a dizzy spell the other day and hurt my shoulder, time for x-rays. Other than that, can't wait to install the new 4.1 and just in the left seat again. So what have I missed since I've been gone?. What is 4.1 like, any noticeable improvements?
  10. 2 points
    NE colors now look better in V4.1
  11. 2 points
    I am not flying towards those places ; I am flying over them coming from the Netherlands and going to Greece... I just happened to have them photo realistic so it is one photo scenery from the Netherlands to Greece.. If you like Japan go ahead
  12. 2 points
    One hand holding the IPhone and recording . The other hand steering the aircraft..
  13. 2 points
    Yes. Frankfurt is a very demanding area in GES so be warned that you will need to lower your settings especially if you are flying a 3rd party heavy.
  14. 2 points
    Hi Everyone, Sorry I've been scarce lately. Between getting ready for the hurricane and taking everything down, I hurt my back that's already bad. On top of that I had a short I had to find, that has been taken care of... so I should be back up (with more videos) once I get back from NY. By then P3D4.1 should be out 8-) I grabbed some screen shots when I was working on the flight deck to correct some issues, enjoy.
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    i know you're all asking yourself whats the difference... Black Marble Vector Pack and Black Marble Vector for 3D Bridges? first thing first Vector for 3D Bridges pack is only available to those who bought 3D Bridges so they can swap standard vector with Vector for 3D Bridges, in Black Marble 3D Bridges we take the portion of the roads classified as "bridge" and render those to a 3 Dimensional Bridge above ground, the traditional way of rendering the "bridge" part of a roads is to render that "bridge" portion as flat road, this why we see intricate intersections as flat roads in Sim, in standard vector pack we also rendered these "bridge" sections as flat roads (the traditional approach), in vector for 3D Bridges we remove that "bridge" portion of the road completely! to make room for our 3D Bridges so they can sit nice and clean without a flattened "bridge road" below it, just as it in the real world, where there are roads going under; there will be one in Sim that is not a "flattened bridge", to make it even more simple; if you run Vector for 3D Bridges without 3D Bridge pack; you will have holes in the road where bridges go! Here we are looking overlooking KLAX ahead of us in default Sim, Here we are looking at Black Marble Base Here we are looking at Black Marble Base + Vector Pack Here we have Black Marble Base + Vector for 3D Bridges Pack without 3D Bridges Pack (you can see the difference here between the two as a standalone) Here we have Black Marble Base + Vector for 3D Bridges Pack + 3D Bridges Pack Here we are looking at Black Marble Base + Vector Pack + 3D Bridges Pack
  17. 2 points
    Here are a bunch of pics from my current testing of 3D Bridges. The pics are random in order but are taken in the following FTX/Orbx addons: FTX ENG/SCO/WAL/NIR/IRL/NOR, and OLC EU. SPAGHETTI JUNCTION Birmingham FTX ENG DUBLIN FTX IRL
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    Takeoff from Hurhada ( Egypt ) Cairo ( Egypt ) Crete ( Greece ) Athens ( Greece ) Linz ( Austria ) Cologne-Bonn ( Germany ) Rotterdam ( Netherlands ) Amsterdam Schiphol
  21. 2 points
    Hi Chris, I just purchased AVSIM.US, I own that domain name now.
  22. 2 points
    It's simple you are not a paid advertiser over there so they will hammer you. If you paid them, their mods would be all over anyone who opens their mouth badly about one of their advertiser. It's kind of like the Clinton's, pay to play. One good think is most of the old timers have seen this for years and know better.
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  24. 2 points
    I wouldn't let it concern you too much Chris. After you have been giving your excellent support and keeping your software up-to-date for a period of time, the rest will be forgotten. Aerosoft cannot damage your program as long as you are consistent with quality and service. I always say that "cream" rises to the top and the "crud" falls to the bottom. (Not saying at all, that Aerosoft is "crud", just the false claims and rumors that are fabricated about you from frustrated customers that don't have a grasp on how good this will be for everyone). Like I said, I believe that you have made a great move by going independent with your line of products. I believe that you will make night flying in the simulators an addiction.
  25. 2 points
    Chris, I believe you are doing absolutely the right thing. You make an investment to get your investment back and create profit. You have to have a business model that works for you to be here for your customers for the long term. You know what that model needs to look like. It has nothing at all to do with "greed". If a business can't consistently create profit, it won't be here to serve for very long and your customers will loose because we won't be able to purchase new products, get updates or get support. We see some very fine flight sim development companies like RealAir and Earth Simulations (God bless them), go out of business for one reason or the other, but the bottom line is that their customers loose all of the support for those fine products that were purchased, and we are all left out in the cold without support or updates. There is no apology needed for a business owner who takes his company in a new direction that he feels is needed for its survival. On the contrary, I commend you. You have a beautiful website that is well put together and some great and very needed products. (note: I still feel you could do a little better job in describing what exactly "Blue Marble" is and even show some before/after screenshots on the web page. ... just an opinion.) In the past, I have also purchased Night Environment from Aerosoft and Simmarket, but I have no problem whats-so-ever in re-purchasing those areas from your new store that has a business model that will hopefully carry the product line, with great support, well into the future. Well, now that I've spoken, I'll get back to playing with the settings on Black Marble . I believe I may be starting to get a grasp of it.
  26. 2 points
    ill set that up under support section,
  27. 2 points
    Hi Everyone, Here are some shots of the flight deck using P3Dv4, Orbx, Hi-Fi, EnvTex, Night Environment FL. and Black Marble. It's even better in 4K.
  28. 2 points
    rewind 3-4 years back and just mention night flight, man what a journey! it was all worth it!
  29. 2 points
    Hi, I'm done setting her up, am I?... I don't know, every time I think about it and look at another real photo I get to thinking... and it's not good when I get to thinking. hahaha
  30. 2 points
    You can take a look at some new pics I have just posted which are all taken in FTX Regions. I too am testing the Patch, but unlike Mike, I have all the Orbx regions, so our testing differs. I am concentrating on FTX Regions and OLCs.
  31. 2 points
    Hahaha. Thanks again for your replies. I just realized I have a clean terrain file as well so I've been messing around a bit with it. Not sure I'm yet getting the results I want. But I'll just wait for the patch. Looking forward to more pics and videos from you. Keep up the great work! Rob
  32. 2 points
    Mike you are becoming a guru ! Try reducing the traffic speed because i always felt that it proved to be excessive for all areas. cars doing 100 kph (62 mph) is not realistic on many roads. Highways yes, but many primary roads, residential areas for example no. Here is how you do it if your are interested.
  33. 2 points
    Hi Everyone, I reworked my settings again... This is a departure out of NY's JFK airport at dusk.
  34. 2 points
    Hi, It took a few hours of back and fourth between adjusting my TV's dynamic settings and going back into Preparr3D and readjusting those settings. It was a LOT of back and forth... AND I'm still not done. 8-)
  35. 2 points
    Hi Everyone, Road traffic in action, up next I'll get Black Marble's Volumetric Car Lighting up and running. The video should be online sometime today depending on youtube upload time.
  36. 2 points
    @Flic1 here is a tip for you Eric edit the following Road Class within those line (see bottom of post); but be sure to Scale Range set to -1! this will give the "Broken Light bulb" effect! if our Scale is 1, then -1 equal 0 this means you will have randomly no lights, just like in real life, the best part about it is its random every time; if you check the same spot the next day it wont be there as Sim's DOT already fixed it i suggest experimenting with these settings for the following Road Class: BlackMarble Vector Roads Service BlackMarble Vector Roads Pedestrian Path BlackMarble Vector Roads Footway Path BlackMarble Vector Roads Living Street BlackMarble Vector Roads Residential Street
  37. 2 points
    Hi Manny, we just completed a debug session; we solved everything! in not too long i will post an updated installer and all this will be behind us! no need for special instructions, set up and go with ftx,
  38. 2 points
    As the title states, Black Marble Volumetric Lighting. I'm working on size and distance apart. Still need to tweak the saturation and bloom a bit. If you enjoy flying at dawn, dusk and/or at night, this is a program you should give SERIOUS consideration to adding to your collection of addons. As the video shows, its beautiful.
  39. 2 points
    Hi Everyone, This looks AMAZING and Vector isn't even in yet. I'll start to work on some videos, may take some time to upload to Youtube. Great job guys, since I spend most of my time flying at dusk,dawn and night this is the perfect addon. Keep in mind I get to see this in 4K while you're seeing it at a reduced resolution of 1600x900.
  40. 2 points
    INCREDIBLE!!! congrats for this product!!
  41. 2 points
    picks up wallet...takes out credit card and throws it at Chris....yells stop talking and posting and take my money....
  42. 2 points
    just to let you all know... if all goes without a hitch we are roughly 24h away from releasing Black Marble! none of this would be possible without our Team member making a Hero move to save the day!
  43. 2 points
    Well Chris, nothing i was expecting, honestly. So thank you very much for this and giving us the freedom to decide. Take care Bro and have a great great birthday ! Carsten
  44. 2 points
    Happy Birthday Chris. Now get back to work and get this damn thing fixed please. I am only disappointed because, and possibly wrongly, thought that the only reason BM was not released earlier was because you said you were waiting for the Shop opening day and was having issues with the downloads cutting out. That was announced as resolved and the shop opened but no BM. Then it was stated that BM still needed a bit of work because of issues including something to do with Windows 10. Then announced that 2nd August was the date for release. I had assumed that during the period of Shop opening and 2nd August that ALL testing had been done and the results were all positive enough to allow release. You displayed pics of the BM Manager ( disable 3rd party) so all of us assumed everything was good. Went to bed last night looking forward to downloading today. I do have other things in life to occupy my time, don't get me wrong, but BM has been the focus of my Simming attention for months now, and each time I think it's going to happen, it doesn't. I honestly fear for the company's reputation especially in a time where money is not that freely available to everyone. I wish you all the best and will stick with you because I want and have paid for the products. Is the BM Manager completely useless or only a partial problem area? Could you not release it and supply a hotfix later or is it just not working? Just interested that's all, not wanting to pry.
  45. 2 points
    My statement was just meant regarding any legal issues with Aerosoft, Simmarket or your new handling. I would have no problem to pay for the extra support. I have paid 132 Euro at Aerosoft and Flightsimstore for 7 titles with great night lighting . Some of them just 3 month lifetime, because I did not expect that. Now to get the same in P3DV4 plus lets say 1 year extra support I would have to pay 124$ again. That sums up to roughly 260$ for seven titles in two P3D versions. Honestly, I'm an old FS "bloke" since FS 2 back in the eighties, I have not come across anything like that. Not even close Mike
  46. 2 points
    Thank you for clarifying the situation ! I think ORBX are in the same situation, this compagnie also opened its own store ... but with transfer license from FFS for continue give update to the old customers ... If ORBX make it ... You can do it ... but yes, If Aerosoft or simmarket not accept colaboration ... That's sad ! But I also think all customers ask update ... have a possibility send a copy about pay receipt !
  47. 2 points
    I was just about to ask you about PayPal support This is for me something like a mandatory feature of the web store.
  48. 2 points
    the script that queries for eligibility seem to missed few members, we are working on fixing this as our first priority now!
  49. 2 points
    For the sake of decency, I'm only going to quote a bit of your post. This isn't at all how you should act with anyone, let alone a developer that hasn't taken a penny from you before handing over a product in exchange. Granted, from the numerous delays, it would seem like this was going to turn into one of those wet dreams but time and again we see developers trying to explain how putting a date to something just causes more issues than creating favorable results. You've seen what effect it has on the developer and community first hand now. I am just as frustrated as the next guy regarding the delays with Black Marble but I think Chris and his team are due for an apology from you.
  50. 2 points
    Anyone who’s following this, we just completed migrating to a new server, All download issues been resolved, we are now testing our new server functionality for production! Best regards, Chris