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Victoria B.C for FSX!

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Just saw that this was up over at 'the other site':FSX Scenery--Victoria Canada Area (vicenh) by Don Grovestine, Jon Patch and Holger Sandmann. One of my favorite sceneries in FS9, and now available for FSX. I'm a happy boy ;)I would imagine it should be in the AVSIM file area soon as well. A two part download, which are both quite large, as can only be expected.I'm downloading now....

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This file is supposed to be compatible with Vancouver+ for FSX, so it just keeps getting better and better! As well, there will be an American Pacific Northwest scenery coming shortly by another group that should fit with the Vancouver and Victoria sceneries.One criticism of flight sim pilots is that few tend to journey past the airfields near their real worl home. Considering that all of this new scenery is in my back yard, I wouldn't think that anyone could convince me to sim fly anywhere else!Jeff ShylukAssitant Managing EditorSenior Staff ReviewerAVSIM

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I think that's a pretty broad generalization, Jeff; I live 50 miles from Toronto and the problem is - one expects certain sights, buildings, roads, and when they're not there it quite spoils the experience. In FS9 we had the great, great work by Flight Ontario - it was "the cats meow", with all the right airports that were all very well done. But it's not there now; it's gone, and FSX is all very wrong for this area.I fly - almost exclusively - from KPAE in Washington, south to SEA, PDX, SFO, LAX and San Diego; and then east to Salt Lake/ Aspen/ Denver/ Phoenix. I do the occasional run up to Vancouver. The Seattle area became my "home" because of all the tweaking that I did getting FSX up to some decent frames, and because I knew the territory from the Flight Scenery's "Portland" along with FlyTampa's KSEA/KSFO and KSAN. It just felt very warm and familiar, and I just never left....:-)

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Is this compatible with CYYJ 2007 bt Don Grovestine?I would assume it is since he is one of the authors of this Victoria scenery.Thanks,Ron

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I'm sure it is Ron, just as the FS9 version, these two sceneries work directly together. Don (who is responsible for Victoria Intl) is one of the authors on this scenery.....great stuff....time to get the Beaver or the Scout Amphibian dusted off ;)

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Woohoo! Can't wait to get home to try it.One of the main reasons I'm not flying FSX as much as I'd like is the lack of good pacific northwest/alaska scenery.Until Tongass, Misty and Glacier Bay are updated, this one and Vancouver+ together will do fine.Thanks again for the heads-up.-Erik T.

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Do you have any details on that new soon to be released scenery you mentioned?Perhaps a website?I'd definitely be interested.-Erik T.

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I would imagine it will be posted here on AVSIM within the next day or two, if not tomorrow.

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Having just been there in August for a few days I look greatly forward to this too (and I saw the world's biggest hockey stick and Udder guy's ice cream-stayed at the Swan in Victoria).

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Unbelievable package....I'm stunned. For this to be freeware is simply amazing.When you see what this team has done to not only Victoria, but basically the whole San Juan Island area....it is simply incredible.This is the kind of 'stuff' that may make me consider removing FS9 once and for all, and as this is the type of products we are going to be seeing in the future from these folks, and others, the future is bright indeed.

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I now have VicPlus at the top of my library with Edwards AFB,Longleat?,Berlin,Istanbul,Reno etc right under it.Is this correct?Where did they come from?Thanks,Ron

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Ron, you can lower this if you wish, just make sure you have Victoria above Ultimate Terrain layers if you have them.In the scenery manual is a good graphical description of how things should be layered.

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Thanks,but where did Edwards AFB,Longleat(SP)?Berlin,Istanbul and Reno come from?I don't think they were at the top before I installed VicPlus.Ron

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Ya got me. I can't see how installing Vic would have effected those layers. They don't show themselves on my computer.

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But if you look at the install manual and the picture of the scenery library that is exactly what it shows.My scenery library is just like the one pictured.I have not installed those other sceneries.Thanks,Ron

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>Thanks,but where did Edwards AFB,Longleat(SP)?Berlin,Istanbul>and Reno come from?I don't think they were at the top before I>installed VicPlus.RonAll those scenery areas come with Acceleration.Michael

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Thank you for that explanation.I knew I didn't install them but I do have Acceleration.I hadn't been to the scenery library since I installed it.Now I can rest easy.I assume they all can be moved to a lower level but above UT Canada and US?Thanks,Ron

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Thanks all for your kind words.Yes, it was submitted to the AVSIM library Friday and I'm sure the libarary managers will post it soon. Here's another direct link, courtesy of Mark Avey, that won't have you jumping through hoops as on the "other" site:http://www.flightsimx.co.uk/hosted/vicenh7a.ziphttp://www.flightsimx.co.uk/hosted/vicenh7b.zipDownload both parts, extract to the same folder, and run VicPlus.exe to install.Jon

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Glad you got it figured out Ron, I don't have Acceleration.And yes, keep Vic above both UT USA and Canada.

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Ron, you only have to make sure that your terrain.cfg contains the Victoria Plus entries, because XPack replaces the terrain.cfg.If they aren't there, you have to use the repair function of Victoria Plus.Thank you very much to Holger, Jon and Don!I love it! :)29525508xx9.jpg

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