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I want to fly over my home town and recognize things

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After flying over my home town and not recognizing anything outside of major roads and airports......I'm wondering if there's ad on scenery that would actually let you fly over and recognize familiar shopping centers, parks, amusement parks etc in ones home town?


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There may be but it depends on where your home town is?

Bill

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1 hour ago, charliearon said:

No doubt!  😀

I'm already down to 400,000KB free VAS with NO add-ons.   I don't stand a chance.

 

But...but.....it says....

Flying With Such Realism Does NOT Mean A Performance Hit Either...
Framerates With MegaSceneryEarth Are Actually Smoother Than Default Scenery. 

.... And Ordering Your MegaSceneryEarth Scenery Is Easy. 

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1 hour ago, KFXE said:

lying With Such Realism Does NOT Mean A Performance Hit Either...
Framerates With MegaSceneryEarth Are Actually Smoother Than Default Scenery. 

I fly 100% of the time with Megascenery, and mostly with Megascenery version 3 states (perfect color).  The only issues I have is when I fly into areas where I also at the same time attempt to use detailed freeware add-on airports coupled with ultra high res payware airport scenery such as from FSDT, Imagine Sim, Blueprint, Drzewiecki, and some LatinVFR (KBWI).  The areas that most impact me based on those combinations are Dallas, Texas;  Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.  For instance I have a detailed freeware KMDW Chicago and FSDT O'hare, and in the case of Dallas a detailed freeware KDAL, (Dallas Love field), and FSDT KDFW.

I routinely fly to and from from Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Charlotte and Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and many others, all with use of the latest Megascenery and lesser hit add on airports, and all without issues.

I also use a licensed FSUIPC which I have configured to autosave my flights (maximum of 10 flights). So if I do experience an interruption I can reboot, reload, and continue.

My five-year-old and now mediocre system specs are in my signature below.

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Frank Patton

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Frank,

Thank you for taking the time to provide that very helpful information.   Based on your recommendation, I may purchase the Florida Add-On and give that a try.

My only add-on to date is the unpaid version of FSUIPC4.  Strangely, even with that, I'm experiencing a very low free VAS issue with only about 400,000KB remaining.   I have yet to discover why with such low demands on the simulator.

Best Regards


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Use X-Plane 11, You can definitely recognise coastal areas, and create and download your own enhanced maps

http://www.ontheglideslope.net/2017/01/09/make-your-own-photorealistic-scenery-for-x-plane/

 


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11 hours ago, KFXE said:

Flying With Such Realism Does NOT Mean A Performance Hit Either...
Framerates With MegaSceneryEarth Are Actually Smoother Than Default Scenery. 

Photoreal scenery gives great FPS, but used it (many years ago) I found that it had a cumulative effect on VAS usage which I think was due to constantly adding new photoreal textures as you fly over different areas. Non-photoreal scenery, by contrast, tends to use many textures over and over again so it can have less of a VAS hit. 
Bill

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Or you can wait for MSFS2020 which will stream scenery from Bing Maps and using AI extrapolate 3D buildings and trees of those maps. Making VFR possible. You'll probably be able to fly over your own house.


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