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Any small photoreal with full 3D objects scenery out there?

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A few topics about airport addons made me think about getting an airport addon that covers a somewhat larger region, like Narvik from Orbx. Not to actually fly to and from in my Airbus but to use as a sim within a sim and to fly above in a trike, taking off, doing a few circles enjoying the scenery and landing. As you might do on your local airport in the weekend. After looking at various airports I started to think if there are any small photoreal regions out there that come with 3D objects all over the place. So addons that cover a bit more than an airport addon would do. I know there are a lot of photoreal sceneries but they all are completely flat and I hate that.

 

If no such sceneries exist, what airport addon would you advice for this purpose? So airports that have a rather large area around them in photoreal and with 3D objects? I know most Orbx airports have the surroundings added in great detail but often the region is quite small. At least, that's what I remember from my PNW airports I bought a few years ago.

 

Another way to put it would be: what are the largest airport addons when it comes to the included area? I would prefer the airport itself to be not too big.

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Revolution-X.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcD-oTAkxbM

 

It has accurately placed 3D objects for the whole of the UK, and will work on top of any UK photoscenery I think. Plus it only costs around €30.

I have Rev-X and do not consider it a tremendously good add-on quality-wise. The autogen is placed using low quality data, it appears to use default textures, and the 3D placed objects are invariably wrongly sized, placed and oriented. I tried to write a fair review of it here... http://www.mutleyshangar.com/reviews/kf/revx/revx.htm It does have some positive points, just research it a little to make sure it fits the purpose you want to use it for :)

 

ON topic, and not related to Revolution X, if you can get hold of them, any of the Earth Simulation sceneries are very much worth a punt if you want a relatively small but very detailed photoreal scenery to fly around low and slow. Isle of Man is undeniably the best...

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France VFR ....

 

PACA 1 and PACA 2 are beautifull

 

 

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ESI as already stated is the best - Shawbury Fields one of the best ever...

Aerosoft island scenery, eg Skiathos and Mykonos in Greece, the Frisian Islands in Germany.

ScotVFR scenery for the Shetlands and the Western Isles.

Cheers

Keith

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Jeroen, I've been looking for the same. The best I found for me so far is Orbx KEGE. I added UltimateVFR Colorado (has some autogen) and extended this region to Aerosoft KASE and Orbx KTEX.

 

Alternatively Orbx PAVD also covers a large photoreal area.

 

And I am looking forward to Orbx LOWI.

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Like you know, and others have stated, Orbx makes quite a few sceneries that cover large photoreal area with hand-placed 3d objects, many of which are custom made.. KJAC, KPSP and KSEZ come to mind first. There are certainly more. Slow&low heaven!

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Two OrbX products come to my mind  : 

 

- an OrbX freeware (but payware quality) LIDA which actually covers the whole Asiago valley in Northern Italy

 

- The OrbX Samoa package. Working the pattern in NSTU, in the Pago Pago bay, or in Ofu village is a real treat. 

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Some interesting suggestions. Seems I am best of with one of the Orbx offerings... The others either aren't available anymore or require the purchase of large photoreal packages or don't look as good as I'd like. Guess I am used too much to Orbx scenery. ;) Thanks for the suggestions so far!

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I too have been looking for more photoreal with 3d objects.. but for me i'm searching for ones in the USA and possibly canada.

 

For PA, i did find NuVecta Treeline North America   (they make this for every state).. i downloaded but havent had a chance to test just yet.. its only trees but its a start i guess.

 

PA/Pittsburgh area is one region not touched by many addons out there even today.  

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One word; Xplane.

I am seriously interested in XP11 but not in all the work to get more than just a plausible world.

 

Upcoming NL2000 4.09 custom Objects + Autogen houses and treeshttp://www.nl-2000.com/nuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=323

Yeah, well, I know it is free and I applaud all the devs who are working on this but er... I don't like how it looks so far. Tried it several times over the past few years and always ended up uninstalling it.

 

Innsbruck is looking totally awesome, I have to say. While awaiting its release I reinstalled a few PNW airports I haven't used for years and which are pretty close together which gives me a nice and partially realistic photoreal area to fly around in with my Trike.

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 I don't live in the UK (I'm in Southern Florida) but the Revolution-X scenery looks awesome, a word I don't use very often.  And the background music was perfect for that video.  I'll be on the lookout for Rev-X...

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BTW I have been looking at some flyovers in my iPad with Apple Maps... HOLY COW! Why isn't there a flightsim who can use this?!? Totally awesome.

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Jeroen, I use MSE Netherlands + NL2000 custom objects + OpenVFR Autogen buildings + trees.

Looks great .

 

When NL2000 releases its new version I will only use the custom objects + NL2000 autogen.

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Jeroen, I use MSE Netherlands + NL2000 custom objects + OpenVFR Autogen buildings + trees.

Looks great .

When NL2000 releases its new version I will only use the custom objects + NL2000 autogen.

Ah, ok... don't think I even knew about MSE Netherlands... also didn't know about OpenVFR and that you can use NL2000 with it all. I will have to look for some video's and screenshots! Always interesting being able to fly in your own country. Flat as it may be. ;)

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One word; Xplane.

 

I had no clue there was P3D photoreal scenery with 3d objects in XPlane. Thanks for the heads-up. Maybe I'll switch sims.

 

:wink:

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Friends,

 

The link below will take you to some terrific, and pretty accurate photo real sceneries. I've used most of them.

 

While not Photo Real, there is a terrific, I mean ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC scenery for Phoenix (KPHX), and had I seen the FSX conversation for this scenery I'm not sure I'd have purchased the payware (which is very nice as well). 

 

One of the best freeware sceneries is Philadelphia (KPHL) by SunSky Jet (who are also working on Detriot (KDTW).

 

There is also a great photo real for Tampa (KTPA).

 

Everything below works in FSX and P3D.

 

PHOTO REAL SCENERY

 

KPHX

 

KPHL

 

Tampa 3D

 

 

 

There are some absolutely TREMENDOUS freweware sceneries out there!  My group (OVPA) has built a scenery library of over 60GB of incredible scenery - which also helps our new members save a lot of money when they step into our level of immersion and realism.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PHOTO REAL SCENERY

 

It's recommended that you deactivate ALL Photo Real Airports when you're not flying to/from them. Leaving them activated is known to load into VAS (thus increasing the possibility of an Out of Memory Error), even if you're flying on a different continent from where the Photo Real scenery is.  One should be able to fly from one Photo Real scenery to another photo real scenery without an OOM, providing  you're settings are not set really high. 

 

The same should apply to Payware or Custom Scenery Airports (deactivate them when you're not flying to/from them), except that usually you have to fly within approximately 20 miles of the scenery before it starts to take up VAS.

 

 

My very best wished to everyone.

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I had no clue there was P3D photoreal scenery with 3d objects in XPlane. Thanks for the heads-up. Maybe I'll switch sims.
 


 

Yeah. And the best is: It's all free.

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 I don't live in the UK (I'm in Southern Florida) but the Revolution-X scenery looks awesome, a word I don't use very often.  And the background music was perfect for that video.  I'll be on the lookout for Rev-X...

 

I am not impressed by Revolution X at all. Out of position buildings (with respect to base photoscenery), bland textures, and rather sparse density of trees.

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