Along with Africa and Asia, South America used to be a forgotten area of the flight simulator world. With airport developers now moving in, however, the number of people flying there has increased and, as a result, so has interest in more scenery for it.
Hopefully helping you out if this is an area you […]
Andras Fabian of alpilot.net has announced the release of version 2 of the donationware X-Plane 10 HD Scenery Mesh, reporting that “It covers many of the “interesting” regions of the planet”, using over 55 Gbytes of data, across Europe and North America.
If you already know about the project and just want to skip straight […]
Also new today is the latest from FranceVFR – HD Photoscenery for the Lorraine area of France.
Made using IGN aerial photos for the summer season only, this is another of the developers’ large area detailed photosceneries, which means no autogen or custom structures, but does include 0.85-1m resolution ground textures and a LOD11 (19m) […]
Justin Tyme and FSGenesis are amongst the best known names in the hobby – indeed they’ve been around and involved for longer than most in the hobby!
As of yesterday, the latest FSGenesis product, NEXTMap Northern Andes – the first in a new series of 19m mesh products in partnership with Intermap Technologies – is […]
LivingFS have brought the FSX world a number of mesh improvements for places on the globe that are often overlooked and, usually, really need the help compared to the default terrain.
Their latest release covers the Philippines and. as can be seen from the screenshot on the left, the ASTER-based 30m mesh really does make […]
The future of FSGenesis is not sure at all, and it’s more exactly negative when you read the bad news posted in their blog.
FSGenesis was created in 1998, but they’re running now into financial problems. It would be sad to see such an important and good part of the FS community go away.
LivingFS are continuing to improve the generally very low quality mesh of the FSX world with the release of their latest package covering the South Asian countries of Thailand and Cambodia.
As can be seen from the screenshot linked to the left and others on the simMarket product page, the 30m ASTER data used to […]
Like much of the FSX world, the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka is best described as “somewhat lacking in detail”.
The default mesh away from the areas considered important by Microsoft is definitely somewhat lacking, so LivingFS have brought distinct improvements to the island using 30m ASTER data.
The developers have provided a number […]
Anyone who has looked at most of the world’s default mesh in almost any sim will know how inaccurate the default mesh and coastlines are, without significant second or third party input. Well, in Greenland‘s case, it’s worse than most. The reason? SRTM data, which is often used as the basis for mesh upgrades, doesn’t […]
This is again for X-Plane 10 users, and thanks to Andras Fabian. I hope you have a reliable internet connection with sufficient bandwidth and some free space on your hard disk.
He has made available various Freeware mesh for different regions of the world : USA West with Rockies, Alaska, Canada West, and a […]