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MegasceneryX - Oahu for FSX Available!

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To All, Seems to have gone unnoticed...Megascenery has released their first FSX product with 1M resolution. Visit http://www.megascenery.com/megasceneryxdisc.htm for more information.I just purchased it and it's pretty darn good. Best of all, the new FSX file format doesn't require hundreds of thousands of tiny files on your hard drive = much faster load times. I have not noticed any framerate hit but your mileage may vary as I have a pretty high end system.Finally - some nice US scenery in FSX!EGCore2Duo @ 3.2Ghz150GB WD RAPTOR4GB RAMGeforce 8800GTX

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Thanks for the heads up! I just got the Georender Yellowstone which likewise is truly amazing. I think this is really the future for FS-with resolution at this detail-and I can turn autogen all the way up and still get great performance. We just need huge drives now-or a way to get it off the internet live in real time....Those megascenery compares sure show the improvements fsx has.http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpg

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Throwing in a few pics here!I'm amazed, truly amazed! Excellent photo-scenery with unbelievable clarity; looks very three dimensional, and has NO hit on frame rates.In fact, as I usually have water effects OFF, and set the effects midway for the second pass around the island, and was still getting around 25 fps of very smooth flight nearly all the time. Lowest was 15 fps for short durations when panning madly, and it still seemed smooth!This product shows exactly what FSX is capable of with it's high resolution texture capability. MegaScenery is NO longer the look of flying over a photograph at high altitudes for a reasonable look. It's the closest yet, to being there on a desktop CPU!Very impressive!http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/164694.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/164695.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/164696.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/164697.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/164698.jpg

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I got it and it's really good but it blurs a lot for me. I get little to no blurries with standard fsx scenery but this stuff hardly ever seems to come in sharp for me. *shrug* Well worth the price though as when it's clear it is almost photoreal.

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Did you allow the install program to change your settings?I did and I regret it-it reset my fiber frame rate way down to a low number, and a few others I had that allowed me to keep sharp photo real. I am resetting them as we speak...have a feeling that is the problem.Edit-yes turning my fiber frame rate back up took care of it...http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpg

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>Did you allow the install program to change your settings?>I did and I regret it-it reset my fiber frame rate way down to>a low number, and a few others I had that allowed me to keep>sharp photo real. I am resetting them as we speak...have a>feeling that is the problem.For some reason, the program didn't auto install into my FSX folder. I installed the scenery manually, and never saw options to change settings. It's actually one of the clearest scenery areas that I have. I still haven't made any tweaks either.BTW--- Try putting autogen to dense. It lays well on this scenery, but looks hideous & very cartoon like! This type of scenery shows why autogen should stay OFF in FSX! At least in scenery areas such as this.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/164707.jpg

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>Did you allow the install program to change your settings?>I did and I regret it-it reset my fiber frame rate way down to>a low number, and a few others I had that allowed me to keep>sharp photo real. I am resetting them as we speak...have a>feeling that is the problem.>>Edit-yes turning my fiber frame rate back up took care of>it...>http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpgYeah i did but i changed them back. I don't see that it changed any fiber settings for me as it is still at .33 which is where i had it. Would you mind telling me what settings you changed afterwards so i can make sure i caught them all? Thanks.

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I agree-the autogen ruins it! Interestingly though-the Georender Yellowstone scenery looks great with full autogen-and I get 25-30 fps with it all the way to the right. Another not to be missed scenery. I am also running the fs9 Teton scenery which also looks great-but the new fsx scenery just adds much more oomph! :-)This photo scenery just makes it as real as it can get! :-)http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpg

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>I agree-the autogen ruins it! Interestingly though-the>Georender Yellowstone scenery looks great with full>autogen-and I get 25-30 fps with it all the way to the right.>Another not to be missed scenery. I'll be a "sucker" for all this stuff! :) Will have to get it tomorrow, and will crank the auto-gen up. I do in other lower level mountainous areas anyway.......for the trees! :-hah L.Adamson

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I was really hoping this would turn me off of buying any FSX add-ons.. Its beautiful! Now I am going to have to buy the Georender stuff.. Man!

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Oh nice! This pretty much looks the same than what I got from my realtime terrain streaming project. So excuse me, I'll go flying on the other Hawaiian islands. Ha! ;)Okay to be fair: my project doesn't properly do coastlines yet and the loading performance is even below poor.here's the link for those who dare to compare: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cbuchner1/set...57594407535533/and no, my stuff is not available for download. So you better buy this MegaScenery OAHU package if you like this kind of graphics. ;)Christian

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Looks good! At least we have some good future possibilities for FSX, don't we!!! :7 L.Adamson

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Christian,It would be great if you could do a "How to" cookbook for us.:)Manny

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>Oh nice! This pretty much looks the same than what I got from my realtime terrain streaming project. So excuse me, I'll go flying on the other Hawaiian islands. Ha! ;)1. The big difference I see is that WE can buy the Megascenery and yours is not available. :-)2. Actually I like the clarity in yours better. Also it seems like your elevation mesh is better. Is that a part of your technique or you using a separate commercial mesh package? While on the subject - does the new FSGenesis 9M stuff include the Hawaiian islands?3. I noticed that when I use this scenery the terminal building at Honolulu intl disappears (gone altogether). Anyone else have this?4. IMO FS9's days are certainly numbered. Just a matter of performance optimization and time now.EG

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EG,Yes, I find the terminal buildings gone also. The military side of PHNL is also gone. But that is the only problem I see with the scenery. I have been flying the RealAir sf260, autogen at max, water at 2 mid, 1m on the scenery, 30% on AI and everything else maxed I am getting 26 - 35 fps (set at 35), everywhere. No stutters. I have a core 2 duo 6600 and a Nvidia GTS 8800 and 2G of ram.This is really fun.Tom

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I used the Hawaii mesh from www.fsproject.com - a free download. It covers all islands, not just Oahu.

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I saw these posts and couldn't resist checking out the megascenery - Oahu - for $15, what the heck, right? WOW! Am I impressed. My mouth is still open. I took off from Dillingham and flew once around the whole island. I didn't notice any hesitation and it looks great at 1280x1024.I can't wait for New York to come out - it's supposed to be the next release. I'll be able too see my house. LOL!Now that's what I call scenery!Intel P4 2800 Mhz, ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB AGP, 2 GIG DDR 3200 RAM

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