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Megascenery Mega 5-pack - ON SALE!!!

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I don't know if this was posted elsewhere, so I apologize if it was.PC Aviator is running a 5-pack bundle sale for their Megascenery line of products. I'd always wanted to give them a go, but prices add up and I didn't want to spend that much for all the areas I wanted to cover.After checking their site recently, I discovered that the following are being packaged together:Northern California V2Southern California V2Pacific NorthwestMid-AtlanticAtlantaThe price for all this is $35.95 + shipping. They're all the full versions, so I jumped on it right away, considering one of these normally goes for about $30. So it's a pretty good deal.Anyway, here's the link...http://www.pcaviator.com/shop/viewAProduct.php?pid=777

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Outstanding! Thanks for the heads-up.The irony of all this is that -- a few months back -- PCAviator had this same bundle on sale. I waited a day before ordering and, poof!... the deal had expired. So every once-in-a-while I've been checking to see if they have it again. Most excellent.I love having all the charts in a single booklet for these areas; totally great deal.Thanks again.

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well, i got this stuff in the mail yesterday. here's an excerpt from what i wrote on my site...------------------------------------------i ordered on monday and it was delivered yesterday. i gotta say that the box was surprisingly heavy. but i guess it should be since each full kit includes approach charts and area maps.installation was a breeze, although it took a couple hours. total size for the complete installation of all five scenery packages amounted to approximately 20GB. so you can imagine why it took so long.once installed, i was eager to check out the new surroundings. i started out at Van Nuys (KVNY) in a Cessna 172. initial loading took so long that i thought my computer had froze. but it just turns out that it actually takes that long to load the new textures. that part was kind of disappointing, but once you get going, it

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The first time you load, I think it takes a little longer to load because it indexes the files or something. Subsequent load for the same area should be faster.Manny

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>once installed, i was eager to check out the new surroundings.>i started out at Van Nuys (KVNY) in a Cessna 172. initial>loading took so long that i thought my computer had froze. but>it just turns out that it actually takes that long to load the>new textures. that part was kind of disappointing, but once>you get going, it

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Wow what a deal, I wish they had downloadable versions!

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This does appear to be a very good deal. Was wondering since I already use FSGenesis mesh and UTUSA will there be problems? Thanks,Carl

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mega scenery will "sit" ontop of UT, so there will be no problems (i only have their Hawaii and S-Cal packages).FSGenesis is mesh, so it won't be affected at all. I believe Mega Scenery comes with it's own mesh, some of which are higher res than that of FSG (but im not 100% sure of this)...in anycase, there wont be any problems at all...-feng>This does appear to be a very good deal. Was wondering since>I already use FSGenesis mesh and UTUSA will there be problems?>>>Thanks,>Carl

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Apparently this has gone bye - bye. I tried to order it and the "add to cart" button is grayed out, telling me to select my region first. US is the defualt region, I select it any way, and nothing changes.They must have sold out.

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I just visited the link and placed an order so it is still up and working for those who are interested. Thanks to the original poster for the link!

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You're right! This time it worked. I have no idea what I did before. Thank you for making me go back and try again.This is a great deal.

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No problem....anytime I can help someone else spend money!

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feng,thanks for your reply. I assume you have FSG and UT. I did have a concern since FSG is mesh and Mega Scenery has its own mesh there would be a conflict. Very tempting at the offered price to go for it.Carl

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I have owned all of these but Atlanta.Be warned that MS titles do not work well with alot of addon's. If you have any Geo Render stuff the PNW add on is going to make a mess of it. It also add's it's own mesh for the area's invloved.Also, with Fly Tamapa KSAN and MSV2 you get bleeding runway and taxi textures, you didn't get this with V1. And the Atlantic version has troubles with C9 KDCA with taxiway to runway drop off.With all that said, if your a fan of photo scenery this is about as good as it gets for FS9 and is worth it for the charts alone. The PNW MS title is simply astounding. Mt. St.Helen's never look so real.

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>Be warned that MS titles do not work well with alot of>addon's. If you have any Geo Render stuff the PNW add on is>going to make a mess of it. It also add's it's own mesh for>the area's invloved.Altstiff:Been wondering about this myself. I know there was some conflict with the Georenders as I had read much about the problems during the heyday of MegaScenery's PNW release.Question for you, just in case you might know:I already have all the GeoRenders, Chelan, etc. already installed and layered properly.... If I install PNW now, will it completely screw it up (even if I put it below the Georender Scenery layers). Before you answer the question, I want to state outright that -- due to the conflicts -- I have no intention of having BOTH Megascenery PNW and the Georenders active at any one moment. In other words, if I want to fly to/from Georender airports, I'll make those active and de-activate the MegaScenery PNW (and vice-versa).All I'm really concerned with is whether some files/settings get overwritten so that I completely ruin all my GEorender airports. Any ideas?

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Good for you guys. I have been a Megascenery fanatic from day 1. I love it. The only ones I don't have are the Denver and Atlanta city ones. Denver without the mountains.. I just couldn't reconcile that. but the So cal and No Cal and PNW are simply awesome.The thing is, you should get the flight scenery Portland Scenery and Fly tampa's KSEA to go with the PNW.You should get the Fly tampa's KSAN to go with No Cal.For So cal, there are some nice freeware airports. Search for Sheaz at the AVSIM library. and you could also add the Blue Sky's LA downtown (Freeware). http://www.blueskyscenery.com/Manny

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I found that even after an uninstall of MS PNW I had mesh problems with my older GeoRender airports (Not S10/Chelan as it was outside the MS PNW area). Ending up below the runway and such.The newer ones like Harvey/Munroe did not get fazed by it at all.

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I guess FS9 flyers never had it so good with the prices on FS9 add-ons coming down so far. I got a TrackIR4 device to get a better look at FSX, but then I rediscovered FS9 which looked really good again. I've got some nice aircraft, so maybe it's time for some scenery. One question though, I don't want to turn my autogen settings down, so will autogen conflict with photoscenery?Mike.

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I don' know, Mike, but if no one answers you before me I'll be happy to let you know next week when I get the package.EDIT: By the way I love MSFSX -- it looks great and I would probably need far fewer addons and spend a lot less money (and time!) to "enhance" it like I have on FS9 -- if I could only get FSX to run on my brand new dual core machine -- never more than 15 FPS, on a clear day with 50% AI! A program isn't much good to me if it looks great out of the box, but doesn't run nearly as well as it's older brother. :-)FS2004 looks and runs incredibly well, especially on 3 screens!

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I am quite a stickler on FPS. I run at 30 locked and really do not like to see it dip. So much so that I don't really run add on scenery like cloud9.How are the megascenery titles on FPS?

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no hit on FPS as far as i can tell. i use various add-on airports from flytampa, imaginesim, and simflyers and maintain about 15-18 FPS on the ground, which is the same as before. i fly mostly in the PMDG 737 and LDS767. i keep my frames locked at 25 and once airborne, FPS maintains a steady 24-25 FPS.like i said before, when initally loading a flight (with the little splash screen and loading status bar), it takes a little while longer to load the textures. but even if i'm flying and approaching an area covered by megascenery, i haven't experienced any stutters or FPS hits either.

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