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You bet. Aerosoft should have made this years ago, it has what it takes to become one of european mega airports. I think they should make major australian airports as well before they decide to stop supporting FS9. Thanks for the heads up Gavin

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Weird... That looks like the good old iFSD freeware scenery, slightly rewamped, they just added some details . Not worth it. they pretend the FSX version is on its way, they're just gonna port some old stuff to FSX, good result garanteed.

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Am going for it - will give some feedback as soon as it is installed!

 

Bill

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I will be eagerly awaiting the feedback. Was about to reach for my credit card when I read Arnaud's comment....

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I've decided just to wait a little until the usual small issues are resolved.

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I've decided just to wait a little until the usual small issues are resolved.

 

Very wise Gavin, particularly when Cornel is the developer.

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I've decided just to wait a little until the usual small issues are resolved.

 

... and until it is supported by AES.

 

particularly when Cornel is the developer.

 

I haven't much knowledge about developers, their products and the characteristics of these products; which other sceneries do you have in mind writing so?

 

Harald

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which other sceneries do you have in mind writing so?

 

AS Schipol for instance, had been a disaster when it was released... Fixed after quite a bit of time.

I must stand corrected for my previous post about Roma though, the AS rendition is not a revamp of the old iFSD stuff, my guess was made only from looking the screenies, I haven't bought it.

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I am excited about the FSX version! Hopefully it will be performance-friendly.

 

LIRF will encourage me to purchase FlyTampa Athens, as the latter is slightly far from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland for short-haul flights.

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Have installed it and am running it with Lago's old Rome scenery (with all the relevant LIRF files deactivated from the Lago product) and the combination works well, adding even more autogen in the wider area outside the airport perimeter. I am very pleased with it on the initial impression, with a good sense of realism being achieved . There is a reasonable amount of AI autogen and the landclass files within the airport perimeter are very realistic looking and are nicely placed to fit in with the many airport buildings. One minor criticism is that the autogen train does not seem to have moved yet and was still in the same position after a short scenic return flight to Lago's Rome Ciampino AIrport, but they are always having strikes in Italy! I am achieving frame rates of 60 fps using Carenado aircraft but perhaps even higher frame rates would be achievable, but I have set my fps limit at 60. I cannot comment on whether it is a revamp of the old iFSD freeware scenery as I did not use this, relying on the old Lago LIRF scenery on which it is a definite improvement, but overall I am very pleased with this addon and very glad that I bought it. Will try to post some screenshots tomorrow but it's well past my bedtime now!

 

Bill

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I am very pleased with it on the initial impression, with a good sense of realism being achieved . There is a reasonable amount of AI autogen and the landclass files within the airport perimeter are very realistic looking and are nicely placed to fit in with the many airport buildings. . . . I am achieving frame rates of 60 fps using Carenado aircraft but perhaps even higher frame rates would be achievable, but I have set my fps limit at 60.

Thanks for the information—it sounds good so far. I am looking forward to images and other reviews.

 

Its for FS2004 only

Hopefully the FSX version will be released shortly! I am really hoping for similarly excellent frame rates!

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Its for FS2004 only :(

 

This is the FS2004 forum. If you don't like us, why are you here? The product will also be released for FSX so don't worry.

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Have discovered I am not working this morning so here are some screenshots as promised. I should point out that some of the autogen outside the airport perimeter relates to the old Lago Rome scenery which I am still running with this. Also I am still doing a doing a fresh reinstall of FS9 and haven't added my WOAI addons yet so the airport may look a little devoid of activity, but don't let that put you off!

 

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So, whats wrong with iFSD freeware scenery? I can not see that Aerosofts version differs in so many ways that it is worth buying. I have the iFSD scenery installed, and I am more than satisfied with that. :mellow:

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First, I enjoy fs9 even though I have pc that will run FSX, I just can't find a reason to make the switch in my opinion of great airports/aircraft and other addons. Rome by Aerosoft for FS9 is an opportunity for us FSniners to support our chosen version and show that we still exist and are worth continued to make products available to us. I am sure Aerosoft will be watching the sale numbers to either justify there current position, maybe we can "adjust" this view, just my opinion.....long live fs9!!

 

Brice53

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Looks extremely promising. I've been searching for a really good LIRF for years.

 

Really? Hmmm. Been using a most excellent version for over 3 years.

 

The Aerosoft version appears to be a slight update of the incredible ISD effort (which was compatible with FSX and then converted to FSX). Just like Dusseldorf, and several other airports by the way.

 

The File Library and Google are your friend for these terrific freeware sceneries! Readily available.

 

Dave

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Really? Hmmm. Been using a most excellent version for over 3 years.

 

I too had the ISD version installed and it did look spectacular; however, even with the patches they made available, it seemed that there was no ILS available for the northerly approaches, nor, after landing, and using the stock ATC, could I get clearance or directions from Ground to taxi to a gate. It may well be that ISD was correct and MS wrong insofar as ILS for the northern approaches are concerned, but not being able to get clearance or directions from Ground to taxi to a gate was a show-stopper for me, and I'm hoping that at least Aerosoft will have dealt with that issue.

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My guess is that the reason payware producers have made so few Italian airports is because there have been so many excellent ISD offerings available and they guessed that this kind of debate would take place and reduce their sales. When they were released, ISD were the best freeware addons available IMO. But that was then and this is now....

 

To imply that the Aerosoft version is merely some kind of "redo" or "upgrade" strikes me as very unfair - and maybe worse. Unless someone who has bought the new scenery and also has the ISD version can show us that there really is some connection between the two, please let's stop using language that implies that Aerosoft are pulling some kind of con by releasing an upgraded freeware package as payware. If you can show evidence it is true, okay. If not, let's stop making statements that seem very unfair to the developer and probably verge on libel.

 

The people who have bought it seem very pleased with it. Those who choose not to buy it and stick with the ISD version are free to make that choice. But to prejudge the Aerosoft version without having actually tried it is not only unfair, but as someone pointed out above, is also a pretty good way of getting the developer to give up on producing FS9 sceneries at all...

 

Free speech is good - but please let's keep it fair. Aerosoft has consistently produced high quality products and have been one of the last major companies to continue supporting FS9. I think they deserve better than some of the reactions I've seen so far

Ian

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I'll pass this one.

I haven't forgotten the lack of support and lack of fixes for EHAM Amsterdam scenery.

Untill that is solved, I'm not buying anything from this developer anymore.

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