FScene X is a captivating and subtle makeover for the default scenery of Flight Simulator X and FS2004.
This innovative scenery expansion includes the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter (and a beautiful snowy 'hard Winter' season) to give your flying a makeover that lasts all year!
FScene X transforms the generic FS ground textures to something with far greater realism. Mountains, forests, jungles and deserts take on a new three-dimensional feel; the countryside is subtly transformed with realistic colours and urban areas look more authentic. The software covers a huge swathe of the planet's surface and will transform your simulated flying.
Frame rate-friendly textures won't slow your flying down, and FScene is fully compatible with mesh terrain and add-on airport scenery.
Another quality expansion pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004/ X, from Just Flight, the #1 publisher in the field!
HOW FSCENE X WORKS
Flight Simulator uses a large number of textures to define the ground you see when flying, and are applied according to the type the type of ground you are flying over - desert, fields, villages, cities, forests, woods and so on.
These textures also vary depending on the part of the world you are in (so forests in England, for instance, will look different to forests in Australia) and they also vary according to the seasons of the year.
FScene X provides enhanced replacements for a large proportion of these default textures, to give a much more 3-dimensional visual effect created using shades that are much more realistic for their particular location in the world.
FScene X does not affect the use of add-ons for roads, rivers, traffic, clouds and autogen, since it replaces only the ground textures in Flight Simulator.
FScene X works perfectly with add-on mesh terrain scenery since it replaces the ground textures in Flight Simulator and, just as the default textures will flow to match the ups and downs of the terrain, so will FScene X.
FScene X works perectly with custom airport sceneries - it will only affect the ground outside the perimeter of airports. All the default airports and any custom ones you have installed will appear exactly as intended.
FScene X is carefully designed to work with the default autogen in Flight Simulator. It also has the added advantage that its enhanced 3D appearance can give the ground a much more 3D appearance even from altitudes where the autogen is no longer visible.
FScene X will not slow down the performance of Flight Simulator. Some of the replacement textures for FSX are even smaller than the default ground textures. You are therefore likely to see an increased level of performance in some areas after installing FScene X.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What does FScene X actually do?
A. Flight Simulator uses a large number of textures to define the ground you see when flying. These textures are applied selectively, depending on the type of ground you are flying above. Farm, rock, desert, fields, villages, towns, cities, forest, woods and so on. They are also varied depending on the part of the world you are in. So, for instance, forests in England will look different from forests in Australia. Finally they are varied according to the season of the year.
FScene X provides enhanced replacement for a large proportion of these default textures and replaces them in each area of the world. The FScene X versions are designed to give a much better 3-dimensional visual effect and are also created using shades that are more realistic for their location in the world.
Q. Does FScene X work in all seasons?
A. Yes. FScene X provides matched replacements for all the seasonal versions of the textures it supplies. The seasonal versions of the textures are carefully designed to give a more realistic variation than that provided by the default.
Q. Will FScene X work with add-on mesh terrain scenery such as FSTerrain and FSGlobal?
A. Yes. FScene X replaces the ground textures in Flight Simulator and, just as the default textures will flow to match the ups and downs of the terrain, so will FScene.
Q. Will FScene X work with custom airport sceneries such as Real Scenery Airfields or World Airports?
A. Yes. FScene X will only affect the ground outside the perimeter of airports. All the default airports and any custom ones you have installed will appear exactly as intended. Only the ground outside the airport will be changed and the increased realism of the FScene X textures should make your airports look even better from a distance.
Q. Will FScene X work with photographic scenery such as the VFR Real Scenery packages?
Yes, they are fully compatible, but you can't use them simultaneously. The way Flight Simulator handles photographic scenery is different from the way it handles the normal ground terrain. With photographic scenery Flight Simulator prevents the display of the default ground textures and replaces them with photographic data. The same is true when you use FScene X ï¿½ it is turned off in areas where photographic scenery is in use. You can still install and use FScene X if you have photographic scenery for some areas. Outside the photographic areas the FScene X textures will appear. Inside the photographic areas the new ground textures will not be visible.
Q: How do I choose between Photographic Scenery and FScene X?
A. If there is photographic ground scenery in a particular area then it will always be displayed over the default or FScene X ground textures. If you wish to see FScene X scenery instaed of Photographic scenery then you will need to disable the scenery library entry that covers the particular Photographic scenery concerned.
Q. Does FScene X affect the Flight Simulator Autogen trees and buildings?
A. No. FScene X is carefully designed to work with the default Autogen in Flight Simulator. It also has the added advantage that its enhanced 3D appearance can give the ground a much more 3-dimensional appearance even from heights where the Autogen is no longer visible.
Q. Will FScene X slow down the performance of Flight Simulator?
A. No. Definitely not. The replacement textures are of exactly the same size and format as the default ground textures. You will see exactly the same level of performance after installing FScene X.
Q. Will FScene X make any permanent changes to my Flight Simulator setup that cannot be undone?
A. No. If you uninstall FScene X Flight Simulator will be restored back to the previous state with all the default ground textures reactivated.
Minimum System Requirements
Flight Simulator X (SP2, Acceleration & DX10 Preview compatible) or FS2004
2048Mb RAM for FSX; 512Mb for FS2004
Windows XP with SP3/Vista/7
256Mb 3D graphics card for FSX with DirectX 9.0 or later; 64Mb for FS2004 with DirectX 8.0
250Mb hard drive space for FSX; 120Mb for FS2004
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