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The Bill C Fix

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I did not think of this possible fix.  My flight sim buddy Bill C put me onto this one.  I'll quote from a posting he recently made at our VA's Comments Forum.  My comments appear in italics & bold

 

Dan and I have had an e-mail discussion this week about Mega Scenery Earth vs the standard scenery, for me being Ultimate Terrain X.  Dan has many MSE full states and I have a few.  I imagine many of you might be on the fence about the product.  I use GEX, UTX & Cloud 9 X-Class landclass for my non-photoreal scenery.

 

I like UTX because it establishes correct coastlines, something FSX is very sadly lacking in.  Other products I use like Ground Environment X and Cloud 9's X-Class add buildings and even more terrain features that bring the somewhat barren FSX world to life.  So what to do?  I've begun doing this;  I start my flights with MSE off.  A simple uncheck over in the Scenery database is all it takes.  I take off and somewhere during my climb (between 2000 and 5000' is good) I pause, go to the Scenery Library page and check the state I'm flying over back into play.  It loads (it only takes a few seconds), and then I continue my flight with MSE on and the land below looks truly real.  When the time   comes to land, I uncheck it the same way.  The scenery library page can be found under the "world" header in the FSX menu bar.

 

MSE+Test+5.jpg

 

 If I had landed with MSE on the flattened golf course would have looked like this (above)

 

MSE+Test+6.jpg

 

 

but instead I turned it (the photoreal scenery) off and in addition to the golf course I now get trees and buildings that show up.  To me a much better looking close in look.

 

Seems to me Bill may have hit on a way to have the best of both worlds.  I've done it, it works and looks great, up close and from high above too.

 

 

 

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I've been thinking of the same thing for quite a while.  I do something similar with Bluesky.  I don't load the photoreal grid for the airports I'm flying into and out of so that I have autogen around me.  Then, enroute, I get the photoreal.  Works pretty well too.

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Not being real comfortable with changing programs during a flight, I did something like you say here, and that is for the MSE Wisconsin, where I have the central region airports, which are pretty good, compared to default FSX, but even putting that above MSE, they did not show up, only if I unchecked MSE, in the Scenery Library.........seems like there should be a way to put an airport in over the MSE, but so far have not found that answer.........if anyone knows let me, and others, know........thanks, B42L8

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