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Megasceneryearth Colorado V3

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Just installed MSE Colorado. This is the new version 3.0 scenery.

I must say they have done a good job with this scenery.  Although I could see a couple of areas that had color differences, this time the differences are very small. Big improvement over the earlier versions.  Also I was very pleased with the color depth, or saturation of the scenery.  Not  washed out, or to saturated.  Another nice improvement. Good job, nice scenery.

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I agree.  Pikes Peak looks great in the distance flying over Denver!

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Great to hear they are improving with V3.  Am thinking about purchasing Arizona v3.

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You should try BlueSky scenery, I think they cover the entire state and it's free. A couple of years ago I did a few pictorials with it and it's quite good.

 

 

Great to hear they are improving with V3.  Am thinking about purchasing Arizona v3.

 

Darryl

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Thanks.  I have often thought about Blue Sky Scenery, but have not downloaded it.

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How is this new Megascenery Colorado for showing vertical relief? I have an older version which I though was not bad but to me it seemed to "flatten" things a little.

Dave

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You should try BlueSky scenery, I think they cover the entire state and it's free. A couple of years ago I did a few pictorials with it and it's quite good.

 

 

 

Darryl

I agree, Blueskyscenery is very good, especially the newer versions, which they call "ChiliView". I don't think that Colorado has been updated yet to this better resolution, and the older one (2m/pixel) is not anymore available from their website. At least I can't find it there 

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I actually like Megascenery now that they are actually focusing on color and, if I am seeing their screenshots correctly, including night texturing, which was a HUGE complaint of mine from V2.

 

But my biggest problem with megascenery is that emails are ignored.  Before V3 came out, I had purchased Colorado.  I emailed him to ask about a possible discount if I purchased the regional package that already included Colorado.  I expected the answer to be "No", but I wanted to ask anyway.  Instead the answer I got was worse ... nothing at all.   I then emailed him earlier this week because according to their web site we "supposedly" get a 50% discount on V3 of a state if we already own V2, however in their store there is no way to get that discount, and the store wants to charge me full price for V3 Colorado even though I own V2.  

 

So while I continue to use Megascenery, I am not impressed by being completely ignored.  I just sent another email literally a few moments ago asking again how we go about getting this supposed "discount", since they say we receive it by email.

 

 

 

please check your e-mail for an upgrade code to enjoy a 50% discount.

 

I am constantly getting email advertising Megascenery, but none of these emails have any code, so be weary if you are a previous V2 owner wanting an upgrade to V3.  If you don;t happen to receive an email from them, then in their eyes you do not exist as an owner.  Personally I think they should attach the code to your account so that when you log into the site the pricing gets applied automatically, but using this email method, they count on people like me not getting these codes so that they have to pay full price again.

 

Looks like as far as Colorado goes I have to stick to V2 for now.  I just don't have the money to continue paying full price every time they improve something.

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It's the unresponsiveness at pcaviator.com (US store only) and megasceneryearth.com that has stopped me from buying there anymore.

 

I sooo would have been interested in MSE Alabama v3 ...   :nea:

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It's the unresponsiveness at pcaviator.com (US store only) and megasceneryearth.com that has stopped me from buying there anymore.

Sent multiple emails to them regarding an email change. No response. Stopped buying their stuff a long time ago. Buy at your own risk.

 

However, the AU site is excellent and have always gotten a pretty quick response from them about questions or concerns. I don't buy much PS anymore but when I do, I go down under.  :smile:

 

Cheers,

Mark

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I also have sent PC Aviator various emails with questions about Megascenery products and have never received a response.  Their customer service is terrible.

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Exactly.

 

The sad part is the new v3 looks amazing. But I honestly don't think these alleged discount codes even exist.

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I have been receiving the emails about the new version MSE products and each has had a discount code in it.

 

I agree with the sentiments in many of the above posts.

 

I decided months ago to stop dealing with the PC Aviator US store, persuaded by the unsatisfactory history I had in trying to communicate (in the sense of getting a response) with them and also because of multiple expired discount codes they provided to me. The discount codes were given to me (as a form of "thank you") after making purchases of various products. The codes I got from the first two purchases worked fine but subsequent purchases resulted in me being given some discount codes which had expired even before they were emailed to me by PC Aviator US. Emails to them pointing this out brought no response. It might have been different if the US store had a monopoly on flight sim products but I figured why should I put up with the problems of dealing with them when there are plenty of other flight sim retailers available and where part of the reason for my historical dealings had been based on sentiment (as the owner of the US store had originally started up his business in my home town here in Australia before he moved to the US).

 

I thought a purpose of being in business is to make money by retaining existing customers and attracting new ones. I can't understand a business approach which appears to risk deterring new customers and burning-off existing ones.

 

By contrast, the Australian store of PC Aviator is, in my opinion, greatly different in customer service, particularly in communication and response time, obviously due to its manager, Dean. For those out of Australia, there is the bonus of currency exchange rates running against the Australian dollar.

 

Gary

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But I honestly don't think these alleged discount codes even exist.

 

They worked for me and I got a 50% discount. 

 

 

 


I decided months ago to stop dealing with the PC Aviator US store, persuaded by the unsatisfactory history I had in trying to communicate (in the sense of getting a response) with them and also because of multiple expired discount codes they provided to me.

 

I have never had any problems with PC Aviator in the US or Australia.  In fact, when I downloaded Colorado I found a couple of corrupted files, sent them an e-mail and they fixed it immediately (well it took them about 3 hours to upload the new file to download) but it was still fast.  I'm only responding because I'm trying to counteract your comments.  It's easy for one who has had issues with a developer in the past to rant about the service they received but you are only one in 20 and mistakes are made occasionally by many, not only by the developer but by the customer too.  It is frustrating to suffer the consequences of mistakes.  I have never ever received an expired discount code (and I own 95% of all of their MegaSceneryX) and wonder exactly how you are getting expired codes and everyone else is not.  It's the same code sent to everyone when they release a newer version of their products and offer a 50% discount for previous users. 

 

My issues have not been with the purchase process (which can easily be stopped before the purchase is completed), but I usually download the product when it is first released and find the bugs in some of the files that turned out to be corrupted.  So subsequent purchasers who waited, will usually get an uncorrupted download.  I suppose the only way to make sure the downloads are not corrupted would be for them to download the whole product and install it before releasing it to the public.  It takes a long time to download though photoscenery though so suspect they wait for people like me to tell them of any anomalies. 

 

So, you should start purchasing and downloading the product again (with the discount code) as I think the issues have been fixed.  Maybe even because of your past complaints and posts in various forums.  That's how a business learns.  Still, I'm wondering how you could have gotten bad discount codes and right now shaking my head....

 

Best regards,

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Jim,

 

Does the PC Aviator store in the US respond to your emails if you have a question?

 

I have emailed them numerous times and never received any response.

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If I need support for a megascenery product, I just click on the e-mail link for megascenery which is support@megasceneryearth.com.  This is the photoscenery forum so I would suspect you should be sending any request for support or question to the megasceneryearth email address and NOT to PC Aviator.

 

For the PC Aviator store (which is separate from the MegaSceneryEarth Store) I have had no need to contact.  I cannot envision a need to contact the PC Aviator Store.  If I purchased a product and need to download again or find my serial number, I just sign in and look up my order details.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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I have been receiving the emails about the new version MSE products and each has had a discount code in it.

 

I agree with the sentiments in many of the above posts.

 

I decided months ago to stop dealing with the PC Aviator US store, persuaded by the unsatisfactory history I had in trying to communicate (in the sense of getting a response) with them and also because of multiple expired discount codes they provided to me. The discount codes were given to me (as a form of "thank you") after making purchases of various products. The codes I got from the first two purchases worked fine but subsequent purchases resulted in me being given some discount codes which had expired even before they were emailed to me by PC Aviator US. Emails to them pointing this out brought no response. It might have been different if the US store had a monopoly on flight sim products but I figured why should I put up with the problems of dealing with them when there are plenty of other flight sim retailers available and where part of the reason for my historical dealings had been based on sentiment (as the owner of the US store had originally started up his business in my home town here in Australia before he moved to the US).

 

I thought a purpose of being in business is to make money by retaining existing customers and attracting new ones. I can't understand a business approach which appears to risk deterring new customers and burning-off existing ones.

 

By contrast, the Australian store of PC Aviator is, in my opinion, greatly different in customer service, particularly in communication and response time, obviously due to its manager, Dean. For those out of Australia, there is the bonus of currency exchange rates running against the Australian dollar.

 

Gary

*ALL* the codes they ever sent me have always worked flawlessly, assuming of course one uses them before they expire...

 

Communication though, yes,is terrible.

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Only proves they pick and choose who they reply to. They still have my emails blocked or are just ignoring them altogether. Great business practice.

 

 

If I need support for a megascenery product, I just click on the e-mail link for megascenery which is support@megasceneryearth.com.  This is the photoscenery forum so I would suspect you should be sending any request for support or question to the megasceneryearth email address and NOT to PC Aviator.

 

For the PC Aviator store (which is separate from the MegaSceneryEarth Store) I have had no need to contact.  I cannot envision a need to contact the PC Aviator Store.  If I purchased a product and need to download again or find my serial number, I just sign in and look up my order details.

 

Best regards,

Jim

 

That's actually what I have been doing is going directly through the contact form on the Megascenery web site, not any other source.  They just simply choose not to respond.  And before someone says "maybe your email got lost", I COULD buy that ... for one email.  Emailed them 2 months ago ... no response.  Tried again last month.  No reply.  Twice in the past week.  I will not get replies to those either, I guarantee it.  They have NO problem sending me a bunch of adverts about their products, but they have conveniently kept me off any list for prior owner discounts.  I do take that kind of personally.

 

I really want photo scenery for the rest of the US, but now I am starting to really regret even buying the western half of the US like I did.  Sucks, too, because this Colorado V3 look AWESOME, but why give money to them if they seriously have an issue with me to the point of ignoring me?  I haven't even said anything rude to them.  just keep asking, "Hey, I am a prior owner, is there a way I can get my discount codes?" 

 

I was actually hoping this would be a common issue, but since most guys are getting literally spammed with discount codes and replies, the only way I can take that is somehow they have a beef personally with a few of their customers.  So yeah, now as of this post I have gone from annoyed to a little bit ticked.

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For most folks all of this isn't an issue. For the few, not so good.

 

At some point next generation photoscenery is going to hit and I think we'll be amazed. When, where and at what cost I do not know.

 

Cheers,

Mark

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I just hope someone out there nails it and provides some competition.  Bluesky is cool, but they cover a fraction of the area I already have MS for ... that and I can never seem to get higher than dial-up speeds from their servers.  BUT they reply often to those who need help and the product is on an amazing scale for freeware.

 

Just imagine if someone nailed the USA with the quality that VFR Gen X accomplished ... now THAT I would pay ANY price for.   Er ... I better not say that too loudly.  ;)

 

Also edited my post above.  Before it seemed like I was trying to say they were singling me out personally, when what i was trying to emphasize is that not all MS customers are being treated equally as customers, and you apparently have to somehow be in their good graces or something to get service.

 

By the way ... the method I am using to contact them is the only official method available directly on the Megascenery web site:  http://www.megasceneryearth.com/store/cart.php?target=help&mode=contactus  I thought about trying the email mentioned above, but that's not on their site and I don;t want to irk them even further by using a contact method not authorized for me.

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"I just hope someone out there nails it and provides some competition."

 

Perhaps they are... patience. :wink:

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Received the announcement from Ferraro of a free update to version V3 Colorado, but since I bought the flash drive for the original V3 I wanted to find out if I needed a new flash drive for the update, or simply redownload again with what I have.  Does anyone know the answer to this?

 

Related, I've tried emailing their support but got no response.  I've also tried to call several times but got no one to answer.

I wonder if their business is hanging by a thread.....?

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Clutch, you are up to something :) Love those images you posted back in April. I am in the situation that I would love to get the latest MegasceneryEarth California scenery but without autogen it just really doesnt do it for me! If you are developing south west US photoscenery with autogen like I think you are doing ;) please have it blend well with the payware airports out there and the photoscenery that surround their airports. I am thinking the new L35 Big Bear airport by Turbulen Designs (that themself cover a rather large 1400 square km surounding the airport), LatinWings KSNA and KSAN and Orbx Agua Dulce, Palm Springs (and upcoming Santa Barbara) as well as Sim720 Palomar and Catalina.

 

Takes away from the imersion seeing those color mismatch between the photoscenery of the state you fly and the photoscenery from the payware airport you fly into and they have a completly different color. Happends so many times in other areas I fly.

 

Best of luck with your project. Hope to see more images soon. I see your website has not been updated in a while, perhaps that will change soon :)

 

Mike

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