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 Prepar3D | Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020

Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020

Sep 2020: I went to redownload Prepar3D v4.5 onto my new OHP OMEN and - there's a v.5 now... our since April apparently. So I got that. After checking whether my ORBX Aus scenery was still compatible and yes it is.

So I took off from Camden in the stock F-22, as you do, and did a quick turn over the main Sydney landmarks before landing at Kingsford Smith International.

Then I repeated the flight with the ORBX scenery installed. I'll probably do the same in MSFS 2020.

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Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
Approaching Sydney Harbour due East. The tall buildings at 1 o'clock are the CBD and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is just visible right of the HUD.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
Closer, and the fingers of Pier One are now visible.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery has vastly improved the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery

In the ORBX Australia v2 scenery, the opera house looks much the same.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
Banking left towards the North and South heads.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery with cloud reflections on.
They are very impressive, but over the top when you're chasing real life graphics. That (ocean) water is always disturbed by the wind, in fact it has continuously rolling swells and definetely no cloud reflections.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
Same deal with the land reflections. They look great but you won't see them here in real life.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
West, approaching North Head.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
South - looking left at the CBD and Centrepoint Tower. It has a revolving restaurant "The Summit" on top.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
The stock tree colours are rather too bright for this part of Australia.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery
The ORBX trees are much more familiar to an Aussie!

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
HDG 340 at YSSK.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
Landing 34R.

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
Prepar3D v5 Stock scenery
I braked too hard!

Screenshot from Prepar3D: Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2 | Stock F-22 | Prepar3D v5 | Sept 2020.
ORBX Australia v2 scenery
Forgot to lower the gear - well I did check and the gear lever was down... Anyway a good belly landing.

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