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Hi everyone. I have yesterday made a completely clean start of FS9 with a new rig having been out the flight sim loop for about a year. I have been browsing all the fantastic products available but at the same time getting a little confused and worried that I may duplicate what I am going to buy. Rather than add the more intricate add-ons like replacement trees etc etc ( I will do this later), I am trying to get the fundementals right i.e Mesh, Weather, Land Class, water and Scenery/Terrain. This is where I am. Weather, I am going to for Active Sky 6.5 and in conjunction with REX (for FS9 when or if it will ever be released) although I have seen Zinertek weather FX that seems to offer some great features but no replacement water textures. For Mesh I am going for FS Global X. Being UK based most of my flying is in Europe but hey there is a world out there. Where I am getting confused is what terrain package to use. I thought UT Europe would do the job and then saw Ground Enviroment Pro which seems ok to me. Do these two packages compliment each other ? I am sure this has been asked a million times before and I have checked previous posts but can anyone tell me what the best combination there is out there, just to get started ? By the way any Payware packages are ok. Many thanks Tristan.

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UT and Ground Environment work together perfectly. If you fly in the US, I would recommend MegaScenery, it is great stuff and is dirt cheap for FS9 now days.

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Where I am getting confused is what terrain package to use. I thought UT Europe would do the job and then saw Ground Enviroment Pro which seems ok to me. Do these two packages compliment each other ?
UT and GE work perfectly together (GE even offer texture for UT specific terrain classes). UT is a landclass that tell the sim what kind of terrain is where while GE give new (awesome) texture for all terrain classes. both the package will perfectly complement the weather/texture addons you mentioned (GE and AS work together for load ground textures that fit the weather). regarding weather, why don't buy ASA ?Julien

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in conjunction with REX (for FS9 when or if it will ever be released)
We are in final development stages for this. FYI.

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I'm in hearty agreement with the endorsements for UT and GE. I wouldn't like to fly without them. Even better- triple your scenery pleasure with multiple monitors and a realistic 140

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Thanks everyone for some really good answers. I think the haze is beginning to lessen. Well I have already downloaded Ative Sky 6.5 ( with some great results) and I will wait for REX. Sorry Tim, I didn't mean sound derogatory. So, it looks like FS Global X for Mesh and both UT and GE for textures. Is that a reasonable combination ? Many thanks Tristan.

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Tristan no need for sorries :) REX is not available just yet. But UT and GE are must haves for FS9, can't vouch for FS Global, but with UT and GE you cannot go wrong :)

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