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Newbie to Photo Scenery question about scenery addons

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I am just getting into photo scenery and have made some observations therefore questions.I am flying low and slow in Cessna.I have disabled UTX because I noticed bridges etc.I have Megascenery priority above all my add on airports etc.Do I need to disable landclass or anything else?Thank you,Ron

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When using photoscenery, you do not need to disable anything.  If you have Orbx vector or GEX, they won't appear in any photoscenery.  When you leave the area of the photoscenery, then the default textures or Orbx vector or GEX will take over.  No reason to disable UTX either.  In fact, UTX works well with photoscenery.

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I am using new versions of Megascenery.I am thinking I Should I have UTX and add on scenery at a higher priority than my Megascenery?Thank you,Ron

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Not required.  Megascenery will work well with UTX as it places such things as shorelines.  It can be located anywhere in your scenery.

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Thank you.What about  other add on airports and my add on scenery folder with afcads?

 

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I place MegaScenery just above the default sceneries.  Then the airport sceneries including the Addon Scenery folder.  If you have MyTrafficX, I put that below the MegaSceneries as it has AFCADS in it for airports and I want Megascenery airports or my addon airports to show up instead of the ones in MyTrafficX.

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Thank you very much for your help.That clarifies it for me.I have been simming since my Tandy 1000 when guy at Radio Shack gave me Flight Simulator with the computer.Have been getting bored with it but this improved Megascenery has me interested again.Ron

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When set up properly, photo scenery is superb.

I fly my PMDG 747 at 500ft over my house everyday and not a word of complaint from my neighbours! :biggrin:

 

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So I should have it below UTX?Should not the coastlines etc be proper in Megascenery.Also it seems I get bridge overlays with UTX enabled.Just. curious.Thanks

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Once you have UTX installed and have run the utility and enabled things, the program will automatically add railroad tracks, bridges, coastlines, and other things.  If you do not like any of those things like coastlines, you open up the utility and turn that option off.  Again, UTX is a utility and it could careless where it is in your scenery.cfg.  It does its thing just like FSUIPC does its thing as a utility.  You can get more information at the products support site - https://www.simforums.com/forums/forums.html.

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Thank you for explanation about UTX.Just read your post about Oregon and washington.I have FTX scenery there.I assume have to disable it before using Megascenery,right?

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FTX scenery works well with Megascenery Washington.  FTX scenery will show up as normal.  When you go outside of the FTX scenery say, south of Seattle, Megascenery will appear.  It is all stunning and very real.

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I just finished downloading Washington from Fly Away Sim.Thought I would give it a look,

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Yes, FlyAway Simulation continues to steal AVSIM Library files and post them on their site.  You have to pay there though if you want a fast download.  Here at AVSIM it is free...

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Oh thank you for that.I saw a reference to them in Avsim

 

 

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I do not see that photoreal Washington scenery in Avsim library.At least not under FSX.

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Jim,Referring to your response about FTX if. I have FTX higher priority than Megascenery same area it overrides Megascenery?That is my main question.I am thinking I prefer Megascenery over FTX.It seems to me that if Megascenery higher priority than other scenery it would take precedence,right?Thank you for your help.Ron

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I have never reinstall any of the FTX/Orbx regions or airports as it takes too much time to get them set up to be compatible with FSDT and other scenery.  I would assume you are still using FSX and you should have the scenery config editor installed as it manages your scenery better than the default.  As I recall, FTX installs regions and airports in the same directory as FSX and they are not automatically added to the scenery.cfg.  You have to do it manually.  Like I think I mentioned above, Megascenery is at the bottom just above the top default scenery.  If you have MyTrafficX, it goes below Megascenery.  FTX/Orbx stuff is above Megascenery as well as other add-on airports.  FTX stuff takes over the Megascenery as it will be at a higher priority but, if you should go outside of any of the FTX regions, then Megascenery will take over.  I have not installed UTX for several years but do not recall it in the scenery.cfg.  It should not be there as it is a utility and it does its thing separately.  If it has a bridge it can add, it will add it whether you are using FTX/Orbx or Megascenery.  You see UTX will find your scenery.cfg and do it's thing accordingly.  You don't put a utility in any scenery.cfg.

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Thank you.That answers my questions.Yes I am using FSX with Scenery Configurator. however I have UTX installed per however it was supposed to be installed but that was a long time ago.It works fine but it is listed in my Scenery Configurator.Just above default scenery.I think I have it set up per Nick Needham's recommendations and "Bible", but there again that was a long time ago.Thank you for your help and info.Ron

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