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Well here it is. The much awaited new product from pcaviator and megascenery. It looks like it isn't streamed though. You seem to have to download it first but you can choose the area you want (USA only at the moment). http://www.megasceneryearth.com/

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It looks very nice but at $.01/sq mile and the USA being approx 3537441 sq miles...that is a whopping $25,374.41. Hmmmmm????

Well here it is. The much awaited new product from pcaviator and megascenery. It looks like it isn't streamed though. You seem to have to download it first but you can choose the area you want (USA only at the moment). http://www.megasceneryearth.com/

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Ya, I get it...for the low and slow crowd it looks like some very beautiful scenery.

You get to pick and choose the 'tiles'.

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It looks like a mammoth project which has barely even started! Looks like it's going to take them years to complete. But hey, the Galactic Empire wasn't built in a day!It looks like it's not cheap either. A rough estimate of the Utah area I saw (70% of the entire state) ran into about $150.This will be a long term project which has curious implications for those who doubt the medium term future of the franchise.Good luck to 'em.Mike.

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Well here it is. The much awaited new product from pcaviator and megascenery. It looks like it isn't streamed though. You seem to have to download it first but you can choose the area you want (USA only at the moment). http://www.megasceneryearth.com/
Yahoo-exactly what I wanted! This has been an exceptional week!

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Though the few areas I would want are not expensive I have to hesitate in purchasing because so little is accomplished. Not only that, but looking at the photos I can see the aerials are not color matched which brings a few other questions to mind.Going to have to wait on this one.

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Well, the cat finally figured out how to get out of the bag...It has promise, but there is not much there! I'll wait to see how long it takes to start filling in those huge empty spaces :(

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MegaDreams Earth might be a better title at this point :) I wish them luck, I'll buy some local areas when/if they come online.

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Though the few areas I would want are not expensive I have to hesitate in purchasing because so little is accomplished. Not only that, but looking at the photos I can see the aerials are not color matched which brings a few other questions to mind.Going to have to wait on this one.
I just bought the Salt Lake area (4 tiles). I noticed the price lowers slightly the more tiles you get and was given a free bonus area of next to Mt. Ranier...The coverage appears slim-but if you look at what they have right now it is larger than all of their past titles combined which each sold at least initially for around $25 each if I recall. So really what you are getting is megascenery-but not the area they have chosen to do but the one you want-again exactly what I have been wishing for.I will be glad to just get my complete state where I fly 95% of the time in the sim. I see they have it half done-though the wrong half for me. :(

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I just bought the Salt Lake area (4 tiles).
Can you post some screenies in this thread Geof? :(

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Can you post some screenies in this thread Geof? :(
It is late here and I am not sure but it may take the whole night to get them. If in the morning no one has posted and I finish the download I will for sure post some shots. If for some reason one finishes before I go to bed I will also!

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I purchased 2...Wash state...and they gave me one for a total of 14 bucks....don't know what size these files are though. It says on their web site that if the file is 500 meg it will take ...long at 5m/b connection....if the file is 1gig...it willl take twice as long......if it is 2 gig...well you know. So I am guessing some of these squares could be 2 gig! I use Free Download Manager...which I think is good and it is downloading at 585kb/s and it usually shows the size but not in this case and it shows 0% downloaded even though I have already downloaded over 700 meg.Edit: Well I have now downloaded over 2 gig for 3 tiles...and it is still going. I am sure I will enjoy this...at least I hope so but at 14 bucks no big deal. I am flying low and slow with FTX and enjoying it...hope soon to be flying low and slow using MegaScenery Earth...just I am still not able to enjoy any of this where I would like to fly...in TN. I guess the thing I see with this MegaScenery Earth I have to say....even though I may wind up liking it...it is going to be massive in size......and if this is the answer..."What was the question".

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I purchased 2...Wash state...and they gave me one for a total of 14 bucks....don't know what size these files are though. It says on their web site that if the file is 500 meg it will take ...long at 5m/b connection....if the file is 1gig...it willl take twice as long......if it is 2 gig...well you know. So I am guessing some of these squares could be 2 gig! I use Free Download Manager...which I think is good and it is downloading at 585kb/s and it usually shows the size but not in this case and it shows 0% downloaded even though I have already downloaded over 700 meg.Edit: Well I have now downloaded over 2 gig for 3 tiles...and it is still going. I am sure I will enjoy this...at least I hope so but at 14 bucks no big deal. I am flying low and slow with FTX and enjoying it...hope soon to be flying low and slow using MegaScenery Earth...just I am still not able to enjoy any of this where I would like to fly...in TN. I guess the thing I see with this MegaScenery Earth I have to say....even though I may wind up liking it...it is going to be massive in size......and if this is the answer..."What was the question".
The download seems to be huge-but at least it is downloading and at a reasonable rate. Didn't have the same experience with another <ahem> product recently.I am not sure low and slow is important-the photoreal scenery looks great also at high altitude.The important part to me is the "real" part of photoreal.I've flow a lot in Tenn. -what part are you?-expect to be there in a few days..

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The download seems to be huge-but at least it is downloading and at a reasonable rate. Didn't have the same experience with another <ahem> product recently.I am not sure low and slow is important-the photoreal scenery looks great also at high altitude.The important part to me is the "real" part of photoreal.I've flow a lot in Tenn. -what part are you?-expect to be there in a few days..
Geofa, I am in Columbia...a little town south of Nashville...by any chance are you going to Nashville to play in the symphony there? I thought I saw somewhere that is your profession...might be wrong on that though....anyway Nashville does have one of the best halls in the country and if you beleive the media...in the world.

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Geofa, I am in Columbia...a little town south of Nashville...by any chance are you going to Nashville to play in the symphony there? I thought I saw somewhere that is your profession...might be wrong on that though....anyway Nashville does have one of the best halls in the country and if you beleive the media...in the world.
No -no work-vacation-nice to hear that about the Nashville hall-I think our new music director has something in common. I have landed in Mccminville (spelling?) several times which I think is near there. Great airport, cheap fuel, and nice fbo.I'll be in Knoxville though-trying to get out of this -20 degree stuff where I live..

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To give you an example of the size of the downloads, I have the VFR photo scenery from Horizon simulations and that covers England and Wales only, fully installed its around 75 Gigabytes. How many times can you fit the UK into USA? you are going to be downloading for the rest of you life on a slow internet connection :(

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To give you an example of the size of the downloads, I have the VFR photo scenery from Horizon simulations and that covers England and Wales only, fully installed its around 75 Gigabytes. How many times can you fit the UK into USA? you are going to be downloading for the rest of you life on a slow internet connection :(
VFR Photorealistic Scenery for the 58,000 square miles of the whole of England and Wales is now available for $179.99. That's about $0.003 per square mile. Megascenery is "as little as $0.0025 per square mile" so it's comparable in price However, The UK coverage is available on disc at that price but Megasecenery seems to double its price from $7.49 for the download to $14.98 for the disc. I read their website to mean that they haven't yet started on the rest of the world outside the USA. So far their coverage is about 0.3% of the world's land area so they still have a long way to go.Is this really the most exciting development in flight simulation since Flight Simulator itself?

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FWIW, it seems that the more areas you purchase at once, the lower the price becomes. Their website says purchase 3 at $7.49, and the 4th one is only $6.49.I just ordered ALL the Colorado ones...15 of them in all. The price for EACH of them then came out to only $4.99 each...AND they threw in the Washington one for free. So I got all 15 Colorado ones and the Washington one for a total of $74.00. Downloading now.I'm gonna try something crazy after the downloads complete. I'm gonna load up my cart with all the Chicago and Michigan ones. I don't know right now how many separate orders that would be, but it should be over 15. I'm wondering if the price per section will even get lower with more purchases at the same time. If not, I can always delete them from my shopping cart without purchasing them.FalconAFEDIT: LMAO!!! They sent me SIXTEEN separate emails...one for EACH of the 16 areas I ordered. Each email had a separate link in it for the individual area download. Even though after I made the purchase, it took me to my account download page with all 16 areas listed with the download links. DUH!

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FWIW, it seems that the more areas you purchase at once, the lower the price becomes. Their website says purchase 3 at $7.49, and the 4th one is only $6.49.I just ordered ALL the Colorado ones...15 of them in all. The price for EACH of them then came out to only $4.99 each...AND they threw in the Washington one for free. So I got all 15 Colorado ones and the Washington one for a total of $74.00. Downloading now.I'm gonna try something crazy after the downloads complete. I'm gonna load up my cart with all the Chicago and Michigan ones. I don't know right now how many separate orders that would be, but it should be over 15. I'm wondering if the price per section will even get lower with more purchases at the same time. If not, I can always delete them from my shopping cart without purchasing them.FalconAF
If you r a millionaire, plz do unload some of your unnessessary money to the fs community gamers =D i wish i could spend like 80 buck like this in add on. even if photoscenery are my favorit addons, i can t afford it.

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I may give Massachusetts a try. I will definitely buy New York State when it becomes available. Jim

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"Is this really the most exciting development in flight simulation since Flight Simulator itself?"For me-yes. I will finally be able to get the part of the world I fly in in much greater reality. It will probably take a while for those not in the US to get theirs though.I just flew around Mt. Ranier-simply spectacular-photoscenery with autogen!

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"Is this really the most exciting development in flight simulation since Flight Simulator itself?"For me-yes. I will finally be able to get the part of the world I fly in in much greater reality. It will probably take a while for those not in the US to get theirs though.I just flew around Mt. Ranier-simply spectacular-photoscenery with autogen!
Wow I see nothing like that in Florida, Clear is some areas yes, but the colors are washed out in many areas. This is in the the Florida 002 tile Orlando-Kissimmee. Also the detail is inconsistent, no doubt from the source of the data. I see this in Google Earth as well. I will say the data is upto date within a year. I could see all the new developments in my area.

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Wow I see nothing like that in Florida, Clear is some areas yes, but the colors are washed out in many areas. This is in the the Florida 002 tile Orlando-Kissimmee. Also the detail is inconsistent, no doubt from the source of the data. I see this in Google Earth as well. I will say the data is upto date within a year. I could see all the new developments in my area.
Post a shot so we can see.

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