Orbx Releases TrueEarth US Washington

By
Luke Phillips
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Orbx has released their highly awaited True Earth US Washington for X-Plane, they previously called the project “the most anticipated X-Plane announcement of 2019”.

The project, originally publically debuted on the 17th of April, is Orbx’s fourth True Earth region for X-Plane accompanying the Great Britain series. The region covers a massive 91,875 square miles and features 1,174 custom-modeled PBR 3D POIs and 42.6 million buildings at their correct location.

Available to purchase alongside True Earth US Washington is an optional HD pack for an additional AUD $14.95. This pack includes:

  • 1024 and 2048 texture options for all 3D models and autogen
  • 2048 textures for the Terraflora trees
  • BONUS WA56 Israel's Farm Private Strip included
  • Enhanced replacement and additional 3D buildings for the Seattle urban airports, designed to enhance the XP11 Gateway airports
  • A control panel so you can toggle between SD, HD and UHD textures

Full Feature List:

  • 91,875 square miles (237,956 km²) of hand-corrected, crisp, color-matched aerial imagery
  • New PBR autogen technology developed especially for X-Plane 11, allowing thousands of realistic looking PNW-themed houses and buildings to be placed at a realistic height with minimal impact on performance
  • 1,174 custom-modeled PBR 3D POIs!
  • Over 500 million trees placed correctly based on detailed land use and high-resolution height data
  • 42.6 million buildings at their correct height and location where data is available
  • Major Cityscapes for Seattle, Bellevue, Victoria, Tacoma and significant buildings added to Everett, Olympia, Spokane, Kennewick and Yakima
  • VFR landmarks such as masts, wind farms, churches, power-lines, and lighthouses are all accurately placed.
  • Hand-placed and custom modelled 3D landmarks placed throughout the scenery such as bridges, skyscrapers, stadiums, cranes, tanks, piers farms, and monuments – this is especially noticeable in city areas
  • Sharp and detailed 10-meter mesh brings out stunning detail in natural features such as mountains, coastlines and valleys
  • Superb watermasking along the entire coastline and most rivers and lakes
  • Accurate road and rail network blended into the aerial imagery with moving traffic
  • Summer season only with full night-lighting supported

The scenery is not compatible with Drzewiecki Design's Seattle City XP but Orbx has stated that it is compatible with the same developer’s Seattle Airports XP pack.

Orbx TrueEarth US Washington is available for purchase for $69.95 AUD (US$48.49 | €42,55 | £38.05) on their store, which can be found here. To view previous articles about TrueEarth Washington, click here.

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