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what program do you guys suggest for scenery design for a very biginner. i can't no longer wait for someone to design the airport at my home town.Best Regards Adib Afraj

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Hi Adib:I recommend the following programs:FS Architect 2002.The software is very easy to install and use. You can download a Freeware version for evaluation purposes, plus a commercial version 3.00 build 14 is also available. Take a peek at this Website http://www.pouksim.com/ for additional information and a feel for it's ease of use.Another program to consider is FS Scenery Enhancer From Lagohttp://www.lagoonline.com/. What makes this product special is that the whole process of scenery enhancing takes place INSIDE Flight Simulator 2002 and not in a separate program. But be warned, it's a commercial software release.There are other programs as well, such as Airport for Windows, SCASM, gmax and FS Scenery Creator http://www.fssc.avsim.net/index.html to name a few of the better known ones. FS Scenery Creator is my pick for a very nice freeware program. All have a learning curve...I hope this helps in some small way, visit the URL below (see sig), for additional ideas and suggestions.Good luckTom G, Sr.

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If would advise you to use one of those freeware programs:FSSC - http://www.avsim.com/fsscGroundMaker - http://www.groundmaker.orgAirport - http://www.airportforwindows.comFor object design a good choice is GMax which comes with Fs2002Pro, but that might be a bit difficult to start learning. An alternative (also freeware) is EOD (http://www.echos.ch/eod) although it has less features.

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If you want to make custom objects (macros) for your airport(s) and don't have FS2k2 Pro, then AFAIK Easy Object Designer is your only choice for making them. (Unless you want to try and get someone else to build them.)For making airports I recommend FSSC and AFCAD. You may have AFCAD already. It's good for making all the little extras like helipads that show up on GPS, multiple parking spaces of various kinds, and the ability to use an airport with AI traffic. Though adding AI traffic to an airport (new, default, or modified) is a seperate step and requires more tools. :) The hardest part of making airports for me (of those I'm working on so far) has been deciding where to put them. :)"Let me help you out. You're cleared to taxi any way you can to any runway you see."

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FSSD is also an option for the objects of course, but that is payware and I think it is best to start with some freeware tools, just to see if you like making scenery or not :).

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