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Ultimate Terrain USA FS9 Questions

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Hi! I just switched from FSX to FS9 and I am LOVING the performance gain so far! I could barely get 10 fps in high density scenery areas in FSX, and in FS9 I am getting over 30 fps. The only thing I miss is the accuracy of the roads in FSX. In FS9 the roads can only be made out when you're above 1000 ft, and I don't believe they are accurate to the real world locations. I saw a program called Ultimate Terrain USA for FS9 advertising that the roads are in their real world locations, but the program doesn't have much publicity and most of the reviews I find are for the FSX versions.

 

Does anyone know if the road accuracy is true and if it's worth the upgrade to UT USA? Also, how was your performance impacted? I am just able to keep above 30 fps in big aiports and anything lower than around 20 fps would be a little bit of a drawback.

 

Any screenshots of UT USA FS9 would be GREATLY appreciated!  B)

 

If you need more information, I would be glad to add it!

 

Thanks!

 

Adam

 

 

 

System Specs:

 

Model: Satellite L775D

 

Processor: AMD A6-3400M with Radeon HD Graphics 1.40 Ghz (2.3 Ghz Turbo)

 

Installed Memory (RAM): 6.00 GB (5.48 GB usable)

 

System Type: 64-bit Operating System

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Road accuracy? Yes

Performance affected? Not in my case (see my specs)

Can roads be seen from lower altitudes? Mmm.. not like FSX, but that's an FS9 limitation. You may search for road textures here at the forum, there are various suggestions.

 

Worthwhile? Your call. But if your flying is mostly in the US, you should try. It comes in the Flight1 wrapper, so you have a 30-day warranty period. If in those 30 days you don't like, you can return it.

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Road accuracy? Yes

Performance affected? Not in my case (see my specs)

Can roads be seen from lower altitudes? Mmm.. not like FSX, but that's an FS9 limitation. You may search for road textures here at the forum, there are various suggestions.

 

Worthwhile? Your call. But if your flying is mostly in the US, you should try. It comes in the Flight1 wrapper, so you have a 30-day warranty period. If in those 30 days you don't like, you can return it.

Thanks Luis that clears a lot for me. Do you know if the roads in UT are placed above the ground or if they are textures built into the ground? Most of the screenshots I see of UT are at night so it's a bit hard to tell.

 

Adam

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Yes, if you're flying FS9, getting Ultimate Terrain USA and Canada is HIGHLY recommended - these addons are top notch and will vastly improve those regions - and they don't affect framerates if you don't install some of the more hyper-detailed options.

For Europe, Ultimate Terrain is a pretty good project, but like Jon_aus above, I prefer the freeware OSM Europe package available here at avsim.

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Thanks for the suggestions! Downloading the OSM pack right now to get a taste of what high quality scenery add ons will look like!

 

Just to confirm, this is the correct product I should be purchasing right? http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=utusa

 

So many scenery products out there, so I want to make sure I'm getting the right one  :lol: .

 

Adam

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Just to confirm, this is the correct product I should be purchasing right? http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=utusa

 

So many scenery products out there, so I want to make sure I'm getting the right one :lol: .

 

Adam

Yep, that's the right one. Make sure you get the V1.3 upgrade from the scenerysolutions website after you install it.

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