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About England and Wales, something special is about to happen. You can get the terrain and aerial views in a complete package that will retail in four issues of three discs each issue.Buying all for 99.99 English pounds will save you Twenty Pounds over the cost of separate issues. With this scenery, you have all the hills and views which when flying will show every road, building, just as a real pilot would see in daylight.The first set is due almost now and is for the Eastern part of England.Go to www.getmapping.com/flightsim and follow the links and see the screenshots.During the Millenium Year the whole of England and Wales was mapped from a height of 5000ft.ngo

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Looks great, but I wonder how it will affect FPS, and I read somewhere that autogen scenery does not work with it.Lobaeux

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"Looks great, but I wonder how it will affect FPS, and I read somewhere that autogen scenery does not work with it"I hear the frame rates are better than default. The information states that you can build you own autogen with MS tools. I will not use autogen as all the trees are there but will amend my scenery to put buildings, etc. on the appropriate footprint.My scenery for two wartime aerodromes and a modern gliding centre are listed at the bottom of the index page www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo

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"Right. As long as you fly at 5,000 feet and never land, you'll be fine"They recommend flying at 2000 ft.

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George,You write"The principle is a good idea, a little advanced for this version of FS I think. Personally I dont want to see photo objects only when I'm on top of them, thats IF I fly VFR at 1500feet.IFR at 33,000, there realy is no point in this texture set."This scenery also includes a new mesh that is issued by Visual Flight.It gives a view just like a real pilot gets during daylight flying.When I get my copy I will upload some screenshots.

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Hi NGOI am excited about the GetMapping photoscenery and am ordering it. When I have installed it, I would like to place some 3D buildings on their footprint, particularly on the final approaches to some UK airports/fields. I have no idea or clue how to do that, so would you be able to help?Perhaps if I can get some success, we could swap files.Best wishes

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For $230 USD I can get the new Cougar stick and throttle combo - for now I'll stick to making my own with Terrascene.

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I have to say that based on the screenshots this is the best (non-airport) scenery I have every seen in a flight sim. Textures, colors are just right. This coupled with Gary's airports - UK seems to be the only country that would be available in photo-detail quality in the FS. I would also like to know when installed what would be the full size of this scenery on your HD ?Michael J.

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Nice to see a Worldwide Flightsim product originate from my doorstep.Any discount for residents of NW Leicestershire?????:-lol

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At 33,000 feet, even mesh is wasted. The view a "real" pilot gets cant be replicated by flat textures unless your in the turn banking at 90 degrees and on top at 1500 of what you want to see.As I said good idea in principle, but personally only for the rich kids. I would be extremely dissapointed to know I have to turn off autogen, Cant fly at night or in Winter after spending

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Apart the issue of autogen - night textures - season changes - etc etc - you take this for granted if you use photorealistic scenery.The major problem of vast coverage photorealistic scenery in fs is the loading time.With a scenery of this kind - although looks good - you have to be prepared to wait for quite few minutes before fs does load the all lot - everytime. But again - you never know how a major scenery works on each pc till you have installed.Ray

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Sorry if this sounds a bit sharp... but it's an insult and a rip-off!!!!

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Well - yes - 100 pounds is a lot of money for a scenery.but that is up to the publisher to decide the price for what they design.

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When all's said and done I'll probably end up buying this as it is fascinating to be able to get a bird's eye view of areas that you're familiar with. However I am a bit disappointed with the image quality in the screenshots, there's a definite blue(?) cast in all of them, this is a particularly bad example:http://www1.getmapping.com/flightsim/scree...arge/nimrod.jpgI guess that getmapping provided their jpeg compressed images for use (such as you see on multimap) which are nowhere near as nice as the original digitised photos. I'd also guess that whatever software is being used to prepare the images into the format needed by the sim isn't doing a good job of maintaining the colours either - despite the fact that greens can be reproduced properly as is proved by the stock textures.Have funFinn

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The MS Autogen is random so it just won't mix with photo scenery if you think about it. Autogen trees sitting on lakes and car park lots and autogen buildings sitting on top of railways or roads..You don't have to turn it off - it would just look at bit strange..

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I have to say, Bones, that the Red Arrow shot you posted does look very impressive indeed. But some of the other shots I've seen just seem wrong... there's a definite bluish-green hue to a lot of them which looks naff.I'm all for high-detail. I'd love a sim which presents an ultra-high fidelity rendition of the UK, and would even forego the rest of the world if necessary. But I think emergency_pants (great name :-) ) is right. I'll reserve judgment until I see it in action, but this looks like a serious amount of money for not very much product.

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I won't dispute it is a serious amount of money for software. Most of us would invest that sort of outlay only on good hardware. However the price definitely puts the product into a specific category in that it will attract serious users only - you would not buy this scenery if you only intended using it once every few weeks or so.The screenshot of the Red Arrow over Old Warden is exactly that - no manipulation other than cropping to remove the FS menu bar.

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Nice screenie, Bones; but I think I'll keep the money in my pocket for now (or would, if I had it!). I'll just have to live with the Lago mesh, Taburet Landclass and Lennart's freeware textures; but that leaves me a few Gerrish Gray trees to fly between when I fly low, and an autogen house or two to buzz. Not to mention, snow in the winter ...http://www.swiremariners.com/ukreds.jpg(Sorry about the compression from 1280 to 700 ... but you get the picture)Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/reds.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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Actually Mark shot looks pretty good! I wonder how the lot works with Faber European Textures.Perhaps is wise to go back to uk land class - and see what can be done to improve the scenery - and all comes down to less than 1,5 mb.Ray

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Ray, I hadn't checked out the Faber FScene stuff.. it looks pretty good and at 39 Euro's it's within an affordable price range for me!Can anyone rate this FScene? Is there a review anywhere? And where might I get some improved Landclass?Cheers all... nice screenshots too.Simon.

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