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Hi,I notice that a number of texture upgrades has been released recently.Seeing as these are big downloads for peasents like me who are still on Dial-up, which one is the best?.CheersDan.

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Hi Dan,Well, I've been trying all of them. Each is interesting in it's own way, but my favorite, and the one that will stay on my hard drive, is Gerrit Kranenbarg's BlueSphere texutres. They are quite subtle and atmospheric. When I look at distant mountains with BlueSphere texutures, they have that blue shift appearance that is very convincing. The BlueSphere textures just give me more of a feeling of being there.

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What about the clouds that comes with the package.Do you re install Chris Willis package on top it or do you leave things as is.RonCVA1701

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Hi Ron,"Do you re install Chris Willis package on top it or do you leave things as is.".... I am in the same boat and I'm pretty sure Chris's clouds are overwritten by Gerrit's installers. So the answer is likely to be yes, reinstate Chris's clouds afterwards. You can do it anyway just to be sure ;)What I would like to know is whether the same applies to water/ocean textures? But, as I said, it doesn't really matter as you can always reinstate any of your preferred textures after completing Gerrit's installation.Mike

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There are only two files of Gerrit's that would overwrite any clouds you have put in from Chris. Gerrit's cloud files are BIG ... so what I have done, being a sufferer from clouditis, is overwrite Gerrit's clouds after the install with Chris' latest, uploaded yesterday. He has done the same thing about getting rid of the porridge in the mountains, and although both approach it slightly differently there is no question for me which way I needed to go.As far as the ground textures? Matter of opinion, of course, how lucky we are to have a choice. But Gerrit's are more how I expect my sim to look; he's got rid of some of the rather artificial richness of the FS9 textures over FS2002, whereas the the Relief Textures uploaded recently enhance that. Horses for courses, though.Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/newlogo.jpg

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Hi,Thanks for the relpys guys, I have set-up to download the BlueSphere textures, I'll check em out tomorrow.CheersDan.

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Hi,Right, I downloaded them, do I need to install all of the seasons?, or just the season we are in currently, and then install another when the season changes?.Sorry for the dumb question ;)Dan.

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Hi Dan,"do I need to install all of the seasons?, or just the season we are in currently, and then install another when the season changes?"....I'm sure the answer is ...YES, yes and yes! ;)Mike

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I agree with the other poster's about Gerrit's textures.They are excellent and have really added to the ground realism for me.Will be trying out the water textures as per the post on her recently and will let you know the results.I haven't re-installed Chris cloud textures yet, will see how it goes with Gerrit's.

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Hi Dan, If you just want to try them out, there's no reason why you can't just download the current season. You'll get the full effect as long as you have the texutres for the season you are using installed. Given that you are on dial up, I'd definitely try out one season before you download them all.

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Speaking of "current seasons": According to FS2002 (am not sure about FS2004) we are still in Fall!Can these textures be used with FS2002 too?Stamatis

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It's still fall :) That's why there's 2 feet of snow in my yard. Winter bigins the 21st!(or so)Tim

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Hii MikeWhat is the downloading address of BlueSphere Textures ?ThanksHasan

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Seems to depend where you are flying.I have snow covered ground in the Montreal area.

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In FS2002, if you look at the Season box it highlights "Fall".Stamatis

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The solution is simple..I did it last night. and it's a brand new simulator!First...Blue Sphere - all seasons.Second...Ocean FX and assorted tweaks accoding to Water textures best in the Avsim post.Third and last...Chris Willis' night and clouds...done, done, done.Absolutely awesome!Gotta go fly now...My sincere thanks to all of these phenomenal developers...

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For me the best ground textures (without a doubt) are Ruud Faber's FScene for FS2004!This is what I did:1. I made a folder called FSTextures2. Then I copied FScene Europe winter textures over to the FSTextures folder, followed by Fall and Summer by FScene for Europe. (do not override any files, just add ...)3. Then I copied Gerrit's BlueSphere textures and again I did not override, just added4. Then I copied the whole lot over to FS9's scenery/world/texture folder and override5. For the MAIN FS9 textures I use FSW and Gerrit's textures, with some spice with Chris Arrington's textures (AIRPORT ENVIRONMENT UPGRADE)All of the above makes a wonderful combination!EnjoyT

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Another question:Gerrit has a "Winter" and a "Heavy Winter" texture file. I'm assuming you have to use one or the other, and that both can not co-exist in your texture folder. Is this correct? I installed each separately but was hard pressed to see any difference between the two.Chris

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Chris,No, both winter and hard winter should be installed together, just as with Microsoft's default seasonal textures.John

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Hi StamatisI am not sure if these work in 2002...I was wondering why you have not moved over to FS9 and all it's new glory? I too hesitated for fear of losing a strong and stable simulator for my homebuilt flightdeck but now that I have taken the plunge...it was definitely worth it..Everything was moved over except the Simflyers which I don't think I need now because of the great FS9 scenery...too hard on the FPS for moving jetdocks.Oh, and I lost my ability to manually start each engine seperately..can't figure it out...Regards, Sal

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I don't have FSscene, so I'm not sure what default files it replaces, but if the files have the same names, you can't have both in the same folder! I think you probably did "override" the FSscene files.

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Main reason for not yet upgrading is that I am simply happy with what I've got :-)I also dread the moment when the EPIC programs and FS2002.cfg joystick entries are moved over to FS2004...But I will upgrade pretty soon. Now that FS9 compatible AFCAD is released I have no more excuses.Stamatis

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If you read my post you will see that I say - I keep the FScene, I just add Gerrit's files. I do not override.T

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