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Richard McDonald Woods

Airport scenery for FSX?

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There appears to be a great shortage at present of FSX airport scenery add-ons. Does anyone know when we shall see these released for the major airports?Cheers, Richard

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Richard,there are plenty HIGH quality available already where you can land the PMDG heavy iron... London Heathrow, UK2000 airports, a couple of very nice German international airports, Zurich, Chicago O'Hare, St. Maarten... Soon to be available: JFK, Madrid Barajas, Melbourne, and I'm sure many many more which I'm not aware of...Regards,Markus

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YSSY just came out, but its FSX version is not complete, according to AVSIM reviews. I know that throught the Cloud9 forums EHAM is not far off. By this time next year we'll likely look back in this post and ask "remember when?" :)Allan BurekCoordinator, Aircraft Maintenance OperationsGlobe Cargo VA

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>Chicago O'HareWho is making this one? I have my ear to the ground but have not heard of KORD being done for FSX.

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I beleive that simwings is doing LFPG, and Frankfurt for FSX will also be out shortly. Check out Aerosoft to check out many of the existing FSX sceneries.

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I've got the FSDreamTeam KORD and it's a very nice scenery, but it comes with the Add-On Manager to handle the licensing, which I wouldn't mind except it made changes to my fsx.cfg file without telling me. I had major problems with FSX hanging for 10-40 sec. I restored my cfg file but am still bitter with someone's piece of middleware messing with me. I tried contacting them (fsdreamteam) through email (which was sent back by the mail service) and the forum, which wouldn't let me register to post.Overall, there's much less activity by third party scenery designers for FSX than FS2004. I suspect it has much to do with the development problems that go hand-in-hand with trying to work with a convoluted piece of software.I've been trying to create KSFO for the past couple of months and I'm not very satisfied with the results of my efforts. Too bad the default airports are so inadequate.

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FWIW, I just installed all the ImagineSim FSX compatible sceneries. They all work with FSXsp2 as well, after downloading a single available patch for each. Maybe not the absolute best out there, but very effective non the less. And, the first commercial rendition of KATL Atlanta Heartsfield Intl for FSX is due out this month as well.Current FSX compatible airports included:► KCLT Charlotte Douglas Airport, USA► MYNN Nassau International, Bahamas► KCVG Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International, USA► KLGA New York La Guardia Airport, USA► KMCI Kansas City International Airport, USA► TJSJ San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Airport, Puerto Ricohttp://www.imaginesim.com/airports01.htmRegards,

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How's the FPS hit on these airports? I'm a little nervous about adding even more complexity to large airports and ending up with a nice looking slide show.Jeff

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I have the Mega Airport Heathrow X, and its only about 5fps less than the default, and I have the sliders most of the way right with, 70% AI on.I fly around asia mostly, so does anyone know of any good FSX airports for that region like VTBD, VTBS, RJAA?Rik

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Nothing yet for Asia that I can see, but I hear that Overland is looking to convert its Japanese airport series soon.Allan BurekCoordinator, Aircraft Maintenance OperationsGlobeCargo Virtual Airlines

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I only have one daytime flight under my belt so far with the LDS-767 (MYNN -> KCLT) as I just bought these and installed them Sunday. I will repeate the flight, maybe this evening and report back soonest. Do think it necessary to use the 744X for this flight or repeat with the LDS to expedite the retest?

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Hey Kyle,Sorry I didn't get to run the sim tonight, but I did get a chance to put my LDS at MYNN at early evening and even after a panel, APU, & FMC init, FPS stayed within 20 to 24 (locked @ 24). No real issues noted.Regards,

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That's interesting. I just tested again loading default 172 on the active. MYNN - 3.8 fps, KCLT - 0.5 fps, KCVG - 22 fps. This is on a new clean install after a HD crash (the problem was there before as well). If I remember correctly from the days we were testing FSUIPC wind smoothing, you were using straight SP2 and not Acceleration as I am, and there were some differences. I wonder if this is another Acceleration oddity just like the double spool-up to start the LDS engines, and LDS fmc clear. I might try backing out to SP2 alone and see what happens (plus the LDS issue drives me crazy). Thanks for checking this out.Kylehttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/747400.jpg

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Cool, I'm glad you at least found the culprit; I too am surprised it had something to do with the specific SP2-Accel patch and not the standalone SP2 patch. Had you installed the SP2-shadows patch for each airport from the ImaginSim website? They directly address scenery issues cuased by the FS SP2 patches. Maybe something in the readme of the ImagineSim patches?BTW, regarding FSX add-on sceneries, I was going to suggest the TropicalSim - Rio De Janaro (sp?) package, but I see the TropicalSim website is now offline and it appears they haven't paid their website-bills lately. Anyone know what's up with TropicalSim?

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I hope they do, as asia seems to be a fairly left out region in FSX.If anyone knows any good airport creation tools for FSX I may give a go at creating VTBS.Rik

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Be forewarned about BluePrint, I looked at these closely this past weekend as well. Only their latest scenery KMEM, will install on any x64 (64-bit) operating system. Otherwise, the installer will error-out and quit before it even begins the installation. All previous airports must have a 32-bit OS to even begin the installation.

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Thanks Richard,Im currently having a go at building a simple airport to start and hopefully try something more complex later.Cheers for the tip!Rik

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