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Suggest everyone check out their support forums before buying - they don't adequately support their products (which have problems with SP2), have promised fixes for ages, not delivered and ignore customer complaints on their forums, sometimes for months.Now it seems they are spending their time putting out new product, likely with the same problems, before patching what they have already sold. Very bad form....

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>I don't like photo scenery like that personally. 2D flat and >unrealistic. I don't understand this comment. You can turn on autogen. It works fine and is customized. How does that make it 2d flat?

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>Suggest everyone check out their support forums before buying>- they don't adequately support their products (which have>problems with SP2), have promised fixes for ages, not>delivered and ignore customer complaints on their forums,>sometimes for months.>>Now it seems they are spending their time putting out new>product, likely with the same problems, before patching what>they have already sold. Very bad form....I have all their products save for Phoenix and have had no problem with any of them on my fsx with acceleration. They even work in dx10. What problems are you talking about?

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I really like my Socal version but I won't buy any more of their products. Their customer support is nonexistent. Read their forums, they don't respond to anyone. If you have problems, you better hope hope another customer knows the answer.As far as the comment about photoscenery being flat and unrealistic, you must not have it installed improperly (Understandable with Megascenery's customer support). With Socal installed, I turn off autogen houses and buildings of FSX because of their huge unrealistic looking scale along with popping issues, it always reminds you that you are in a game. I leave the autogen trees on but their giant redwood size detracts from the effect. When I look out my window in the LA area, it hard to tell it's not a video of real flight. And as much as I like my other scenery enhancements like GEX, UTX, FSGenesis, Scenerytech, I'd give them up in a heartbeat if I could get photoscenery of the whole world in high resolution.

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>Suggest everyone check out their support forums before buying>- they don't adequately support their products (which have>problems with SP2), have promised fixes for ages, not>delivered and ignore customer complaints on their forums,>sometimes for months.>>Now it seems they are spending their time putting out new>product, likely with the same problems, before patching what>they have already sold. Very bad form....??? I've got the Hawaii scenery and it's absolute excellent. I run SP2 and have no issues with Hawaii. Please explain to me what issues you have.@slip-stream's comment: "I don't like photo scenery like that personally. 2D flat and unrealistic." The Hawaii scenery have autogen and is absolutely not flat. Seems that this Reno scenery also have autogen. What do you base your comment on.Ulf B

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I had a problem with the SOCAL MegaScenery, went to their support forum, described my problem, and always received replies (but maybe not immediately). IMHO stating customer support is "nonexistent" is way off base and not being fair to a company that has provided outstanding products for the flight sim community for many years. According to several posts on their forum they are making a patch for the San Diego (and other) runways which bleed through the scenery when DX10 is turned on in FSX.cfg. I have seen several similar posts describing the same problem and they do not respond to those assuming (I guess) that the poster will look at other posts in the forum which describe the problem in the Subject and find the answer to their question(s) somewhere in that post. They had a similar problem with runways bleeding through at Honolulu International and they issued a patch and that problem has been fixed for the Oahu MegaScenery. I assume they will eventually fix the problem with the SOCAL MegaScenery. Just because they are not responding to each and every post should not mean they are not providing customer support or it's nonexistent. They are and you just have to read through some of the other posts. I do admit they were NOT responsive for a long period around the Christmas holidays but believe they posted their employees were enjoying the holidays and the "experts" were not available to provide responses. I suppose they should have posted a statement to this effect on their forum before the fact and not after the fact but they are back now and responding to the posts that discuss NEW issues/problems. Jim

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I had the same problem with KSAN. As I recall sometimes the textures would pop up through the runway and sometimes not. I made a flattening poly for the airport and it seems to have stopped the texture pop through, but I have only landed there a few times so I am not sure it works every time.Another odd thing that I never could get a answer on is that none of the rotating beacons work inside the Megascenery Socal area in my setup.Here's the flatten poly for KSAN if you want to try it. Put it in your Addon Scenery/Scenery. It's not an airport AFCAD so don't remove any custom KSAN airport if you have one.

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I went back to KSAN and noticed my flattening poly made the area around the runway/taxiways sink a bit.Here's a better version that doesn't sink.

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Being a big fan of photoreal terrain and having lived in Lake Tahoe (during my college years I used to be a blackjack dealer at Harrah's Casino for those who have traveled there), why would they split down the middle of Lake Tahoe??? Now when you approach KTVL you'll have photoreal on one side and default textures on the other? Oh well, wish they had a few night shots at their website or a shot of how KTVL looks.

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If you fly low, photoscenery of buildings tends to look flat to me. Once you get up a bit, it looks very natural (again, to me). It doesn't seem to matter so much with rural photos.scott s..

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>Being a big fan of photoreal terrain and having lived in Lake>Tahoe (during my college years I used to be a blackjack dealer>at Harrah's Casino for those who have traveled there), why>would they split down the middle of Lake Tahoe??? Now when>you approach KTVL you'll have photoreal on one side and>default textures on the other? Oh well, wish they had a few>night shots at their website or a shot of how KTVL looks.The reason for the split is their data supplier. Aerosoft obtains its data from Air Photo USA. On the Air Photo website, it shows the amount of data available for Reno-Tahoe is 1400 sq miles (same as the MegasceneryX product), hence, they made what they had access to.

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>If you fly low, photoscenery of buildings tends to look flat>to me. Once you get up a bit, it looks very natural (again,>to me). It doesn't seem to matter so much with rural photos.>>scott s.>.>So I guess my question would be, how is that different with the default FSX city textures with scattered autogen displayed, vs photoreal with scattered autogen displayed?

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I would be interested more in photo scenery if they could actually come up with a way to do proper autogen. I'm talking proper alignment and amounts. The way it is I'd rather cover areas with FTX, which has an autogen object for each item on the texture. But if you could get a Megascenery product with that kind of autogen then that would be better still. I would also echo the comments about poor customer service from the PC Aviator/MegasceneryX company. I've been trying for 11 months to get off their mailing list and despite repeated requests it hasn't happened. These days when you send an email to thier remove@pcaviator.com address you get a prompt mail return letting you know the address doesn't exist, depsite thier false claim that you will be removed in 24-48hrs. You would think they would be aware of this problem, and of course when you let them know through info@pcaviator.com, all is silent. Not even a response in regards to my repeated attempts to get off thier list.

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If you turn on autogen in this scenery I think you will find it is not customized. The screenshots, unless I am blind, does not show autogen. Thats why I stated that I did not like 2d terrain. If it was customized, in the same way as FTX, then I would love to have this scenery, but default autogen placement on photo textures looks awful. This is my opinion only though, and I must admit I only fly low-level. For high altitude then there is no reason for autogen anyway.

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I have this scenery (o/s xp pro with acceleration) and I think it is great.Dave

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The scenery is great until you try and land at San Diego Int and have no runway.

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I've un-installed every other Megascenery title I bought except Oahu / Honolulu in FS9 and this one for FSX. Oahu is just spectacular, nothing better IMHO, at least in FS9. My problems with the other titles had to do with the super-large file sizes and correspondingly slow file loading, as well as the grey scenery textures if you failed to load 'Summer" settings. Just to much of a pain really for a heavy jet flyer, so I ditched them. I'm hoping this smaller package will shadow the Oahu package in terms of quality, decent load times, all season compatibility, and small hard drive footprint...Strange that we're calling 1 Gig a small FS footprint!I still think FTX is the future, but until they offer a Hawaiian or Pacific Islands product, and I get larger hard drives, this will have to do..so far, I like it.Cheers,http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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>The scenery is great until you try and land at San Diego Int>and have no runway. Try the patch I made for KSAN and see if it works, it does for me (FSX/SP1). Look at the attachment on my other post on the page before this one.

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