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Instant Scenery or FSX Deluxe SDK

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In hindsight I now realized I should have purchased FSX Deluxe rather than the Standard version. Anyway, I want to be able to place scenery objects around the areas I fly, so should I just get Instant Scenery or should I purchase the FSX Deluxe to get the SDK and then use something like SBuilderX?Thanks,Henry

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Hi HenryI do have the Deluxe version of FSX10 and Instant Scenery and they certainly work well together. I'm not sure if you need the Deluxe version for Instant Scenery though. I also use SBuilderX for a variety of projects particularly when altering coastlines and adding in roads. The ADE program (Airport Design Editor - Freeware) is brilliant and does much of what SBuilderX can do but I find myself interchanging or combining depending upon what I am doing. I still use Instant Scenery as well, so from my perspective the three are essential and so far there is nothing that I have been unable to achieve.I would think that if you can pick up a copy of the Deluxe version with the SDK at a reasonable price then you will be delighted with what these programs can help you achieve.CheersMike

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Even with having the SDKs and the abilities that entails, I would recommend Instant Scenery. It makes object placement very easy, very visual.

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Hi,If you really only want to place some buildings, you might be OK with only Instant Scenery. But once you start to like extending the scenery and want to do more, I think having the SDK is very useful. Quite some tools depends on the tools that come with the SDK.

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Thanks for all the replies.Looks like I'm leaning towards getting Instant Scenery. I doubt I will want to get any more involved than just placing objects, not that I wouldn't mind extending scenery and such, but most of my time is spent on constructing a home cockpit (767) right now.I discovered a freeware called Whisplacer..... does anyone have any experience with it? Is it comparable to Instant Scenery?Thanks,Henry

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Whisplacer is comparable to Instant Scenery, but it has no user's manual and development stopped over a year ago. It requires the SDKs to generate a BGL file.

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I am also using WhisPlacer regularly. Personally I think the lack of a good manual is not so bad, the tool is quite easy to use.

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