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Thread: Miami Int'l KMIA version 3, update information!

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    1 Miami Int'l KMIA version 3, update information!

    Hello to all, soon Miami KMIA version 3 will be available. There are few things I wish to speak about regarding this new version of KMIA.

    When I began working in 'updating' KMIA soon enough I found myself inmersed into fixing/adding things that I originally hadn't planned. I had thought in spending 2 weeks fixing bugs, updating certain things, but then more time and cost was spent, as a result 4 months of full time work was spent, instead of the originally 2 weeks, lots of new feature and improved ones. This shouldn't have happened, but it also so happened that now I currently live in Miami. And it has become once again my hometown airport. For better or for worse, I took this project on a personal level and this is why things went away from planned. Here is the update list, some things may be missing..



    • New ground textures and designed polygons (runways, taxiways, aprons, smoothing taxiway lines) updating new markings, new taxiways and new taxi denominations.
    • New HD photo scenery and , with added coverage and autogen to the west for more realistic approach (normal from the west) photo scenery increased from 125sq KM to 175 sq kilometer.
    • Corrected taxiways, parking position positions.
    • Re-texturing of all buildings with new and more detailed textures.
    • Re-design of concourse J terminal.
    • Re-work of Concourse G-F and E. (fixes)
    • Re-design of north terminal (Concourse D) with sections of interior modeling.
    • Addition of animated (Ctrl J) jetways
    • Re-work of the terminal night texturing, and adding new flood lights to lamps.
    • Re-design of the old National Airlines hangar (old Pan AM)
    • Re-design of the main control tower.
    • Re-design of the General Aviation international terminal , Landmark aviation center.
    • Addition of the new LAN airlines MRO hangar.
    • Re-design of the airport entrance road.
    • Addition of sorroundings, the magic city casino, Ocean Bank (rwy 30 app) Walmart, new over passes 836 & 826 etc (rwy 09 app) new objects near Lejeune Rd (rwy's 26 app) Downtown Doral buildings (rwy's 08 app) addition of buildings on 36th Street.
    • New radar tower.
    • Addition of holding point warning lights.
    • Addition of optional volumetric grass.
    • Addition of the service road tunnel.
    • Updating library objects, clutter new vehicles, static aircraft.
    • Updating airline gate assignments (November 2015)
    • New animations, Concourse E tram, North Terminal tram and People mover.
    • New apron animations
    • Further performance optimization removing old FS8 codes.
    • Configurator tool that allows you to add/remove scenery elements.
    • Lowering of VAS usage.


    This new version will cost 10 EUR to all customers of Version 2 who bought before June 2015, those who bought after that will get the update at no cost. just click buy and its all set.

    Very important you remove Version 2 and all its contents so that no issue may arise. Then do a clean install.

    We have now made this scenery FSX, FSX Steam, P3dv1, P3dv2 and P3dv3 compatible. In a few days all other recent scenery will be having installers updated with these platforms. At no cost to all customers. Please consult the manual for any questions that may be addressed. If you have any other inquiries you can do this at this forum, or via our support(at)latinvfr.com email.

    Please enjoy our promo video for Miami;



    We hope you enjoy. And soon this new version will be up for all of you. Scenery is released: http://secure.simmarket.com/latinvfr-miami-international-airport-kmia-v3-fsx-p3d.phtml

    Last edited by CAY102- Jon; 11-25-2015 at 01:48 PM.

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    Miami version 2.2 is doing fine for me without any frame rate impact. Although I am eligible for free upgrade to version 3, I am wondering if the version 3 would be more memory resource intensive than version 2.2 for my laptop?

    Regards,

    Aharon

    Flew 17 relief flights to MTPP, 5 relief flights to Chile, 7 relief flights to MYNN, 5 relief flights to NZCH, 7 relief flights to Japan, 4 relief flights to NJ via KPHL/KACY, 5 relief flights to RPVM/RPVA, and 4 relief flights to TDPD

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAY017-Aharon View Post
    Miami version 2.2 is doing fine for me without any frame rate impact. Although I am eligible for free upgrade to version 3, I am wondering if the version 3 would be more memory resource intensive than version 2.2 for my laptop?

    Regards,

    Aharon
    Those that tested V3, had a very significant improvement compared to v2, and memory usage was kept low. You can always use the scenery configurator tool and untick certain elements, such as animations etc.

    One report of a beta tester that had 30+ FPS on V2 and now has 50+ fps with V3.

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    okay thanks for fast reply, Richardo

    Flew 17 relief flights to MTPP, 5 relief flights to Chile, 7 relief flights to MYNN, 5 relief flights to NZCH, 7 relief flights to Japan, 4 relief flights to NJ via KPHL/KACY, 5 relief flights to RPVM/RPVA, and 4 relief flights to TDPD

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    Ricardo you promised that all those customer who bought the v2 would have nocost upgrade I purchased kmia v2 in September 2014 have to pay 10 euros morefor the update




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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan86270 View Post
    Ricardo you promised that all those customer who bought the v2 would have nocost upgrade I purchased kmia v2 in September 2014 have to pay 10 euros morefor the update



    Hello Juan,
    I understand your disappointment, but like I said, instead of being a mere 2 week update, we worked for 4 months on it. We would love to release it for free, but the rest of the LatinVFR staff, the shops, all weren't willing to release this at no cost. If you read what we have posted and see the screenshots you will see that KMIA has been significantly transformed and its a new version. not an update.

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    By the way, on June 26th it was when I announced that KMIA will get an update for free.

    I have given all users who bought after the 1st of June 2015, the version 3 for free. If any customer bought the scenery after I said that the update will be for free, they are getting it. Because it was on June that I also announced the free update.

    I apologize for the misinformation, but I have at length explained the reasons behind the cost.

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    Outstanding news on the release, congratulations Ricardo!

    @ Aharon- As you say you are entitled to the free upgrade, I don't see a problem with you backing up your current installation, and if you aren't pleased with the performance of MIA v3 (which I might add is significantly better than v2 for me personally), you can always go back to v2, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

    @ Juan- Certainly understand how frustrating it must be, but believe me, the airport has been transformed completely and is absolutely worth the price to upgrade. I trust that you will be pleased with the results if you do make the decision to purchase the upgrade, if not- v2 is still outstanding I'm sure you'll agree.
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    I been away for a while and reinstalling everything. Thanks for the release update. Just to clarify, the free update is for those who bought v2 and not updated to v2 correct? The reason I ask is because on my checkout at simmarket it was 10Euros after July 2015 but it was for the upgrade. Not that it really matters to me since I already got it but for others that might have questions.
    Regards,

    Luis

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisg View Post
    I been away for a while and reinstalling everything. Thanks for the release update. Just to clarify, the free update is for those who bought v2 and not updated to v2 correct? The reason I ask is because on my checkout at simmarket it was 10Euros after July 2015 but it was for the upgrade. Not that it really matters to me since I already got it but for others that might have questions.
    If you bought or updated to v2 before June the 1st you are to pay 10 EUR, if you bought after you get it for free.

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