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Chris Liu

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Recommended addons
« on: Mon 04 Mar 2013, 14:48 »
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The following addons may enhance your experience in FSX whilst flying with Intercity. We recommend members invest in at least one payware aircraft that Intercity operate. If you would like advice on which addons may be appropriate for yourself, please post in this topic.

Aircraft
Payware:
• PMDG BAe Jetstream 41
• Majestic MJC8 Dash 8 Q400
• Aerosoft Airbus A320 professional

Utilities
Freeware:
• FSX Save (fsxsave104.zip) by Glynn Wilshaw
• FSXWX Weather engine
• Shader 3 Mod for ATI/AMD graphics (shader)
• ENB Serie Mod (post processing lighting effects)
• Roland Herblot weather radar gauge for ASN

Payware:
• Real Environment Extreme (REX) Texture Direct (environmental textures)
• Flight 1 Flight Environment X (environmental textures)
• FS2Crew Voice Commander for PMDG Jetstream 41 (multi crew) 30% off all FS2Crew products for Intercity pilots!
• FS2Crew Voice Commander for Majestic MJC8 Q400 (multi crew) 30% off all FS2Crew products for Intercity pilots!
• HiFi Active Sky (weather engine)

Scenery
Freeware:
FSX freeware scenery list
Global terrain mesh elevation data (FreeMeshX)
Germany
• Berlin (Gernot Zander freeware)
• Cologne/Koln (Ray Smith)
• Düsseldorf (Thomas Ruth, Max Epperlein, Mathias Mueller)
Ireland
• Knock Scenery & Update (EIKN) (George Keogh)
Italy
Milan Linate (LIML) Napulevola
Palermo (LICJ) (FSAIDT)
• Naples (LIRN) NapuleVola
Valenica (LEVC) Akesoft

Netherlands
Photographic scenery (Netherlands 2000)
Norway
Airports of Norway (FS Norway)
Spain
Photographic scenery
UK
• Various UK airports UK2000 Xtreme free versions
• Edinburgh and Glasgow Scotflight


Payware:
• Orbx Global Base + vector (scenery textures + vector data)
• Ultimate Terrain X Europe (landclass and vector data)
• Ground Environment X Europe (scenery textures)
• UK2000 VFR Airfields Vol 1-3 (UK airfields)
• UK2000 Xtreme Full (various UK airfields)
...Intercity pilots get 20% off all UK2000 products!
• Horizon VFR X, Vol 1-3 and 7-8 (UK photo scenery)
• Earth Sim Treescapes, Vol 1-3 and 7-8 (autogen trees for Horizon VFR X)
• FTX Orbx Scotland, Germany North etc
Düsseldorf (JustSim/SimMarket or Aerosoft)
Milan Linate (Jetstream Designs/SimMarket)
Cologne/Koln (Aerosoft)
Geneva (FSDT)
Innsbruck (Aerosoft)
Munich (Aerosoft)
Nice (Aerosoft)
Vienna (FlyTampa)
Zurich (FSDT)
Barcelona(Aerosoft)
Copenhagen (SimMarket I believe)
Oslo (Aerosoft)
Stavenger (Aerosoft)
Dublin (Aerosoft, also Fly-Wonderful-Islands)

Please note we accept no responsibility for the content of external websites, nor addons and products provided by third parties. If you would like suggest an addition to this list, please send a personal message to Chris Liu, user number 1001. Intercity receive no payments from any developers or publishers.[/i][/b]
« Last Edit: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 20:45 by Chris Hulme »

Richard Myers

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Nice scenery...
« Reply #1 on: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 12:45 »
Have a look at this site...


http://www.akesoft.es/


Nice freeware scenery for lesser known Spanish Airports.

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Re: Nice scenery...
« Reply #2 on: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 14:56 »
I see they've done Valenica (LEVC), which is an Intercity destination from Düsseldorf on the Q400.

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Re: Nice scenery...
« Reply #3 on: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 18:18 »
Thats a nice little find there  8)

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Re: Recommended addons
« Reply #4 on: Wed 04 Nov 2015, 18:34 »
I found this very welcome addon (FREE) on the internet:
Free Mesh for the whole world at 19m (LOD10)
http://xtrnets.com/evntech/
A remakable transformation for the fsx world!!

Gert 1391

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Re: Recommended addons
« Reply #5 on: Thu 05 Nov 2015, 13:00 »
Hi Gert,


Welcome to Intercity I'm sure you're going to enjoy it here as the rest of us do, if you have any questions feel free to ask here on the forum, we're a friendly bunch  ;) .  The free mesh you found is excellent I loaded some months ago now, this is what Chris said about http://viaintercity.com/forums/discounts/free-global-terrain-mesh-for-fsx/msg2259/#msg2259.  Anyway all the best and enjoy this great VA.


All the best


Steve


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Re: Recommended addons
« Reply #6 on: Thu 30 Mar 2017, 14:08 »
I can thoroughly recommend Airports of Norway, which is a freeware. Coverage is great and includes the three destinations we fly to: ENGM, ENZV, ENBR. Link here: http://www.flightsimnorway.com/addons/default.php?funct=dl&pack=aon

Make sure you install the photopacks too, which are included further down.

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Re: Recommended addons
« Reply #7 on: Sat 01 Apr 2017, 13:11 »
Good stuff on this thread.


Thanks to all contributors  :D

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Re: Recommended addons
« Reply #8 on: Tue 02 Jan 2018, 12:00 »
Every so often I get asked which addon products do what in relation to scenery, so I've provided this simple explanation for reference (and for me to copy paste when required ;D )

"Scenery", the world you see in flight simulator, consists of several layers, from bottom to top:
• Mesh. Terrain elevation data (DEM), basically hills! It comes in different LODs (Level of Detail, the higher the LOD the closer the elevation points are) e.g. LOD9-76m (this is what Europe is by default) LOD10-38m, LOD12-9m etc. Typical examples are FreeMeshX, FSGenesis and FSGlobal.
• Global terrain textures. Images that cover the mesh to show fields, towns, forests. Common paid examples are FTX Global and Flight1 Ground Environment X, some free examples are by Adam Mills.
     • Autogen. 3D objects such as buildings, street lamps and trees, which are usually included lined up to terrain texture packs. The location of autogen is determined by both landclass and textures, and the amount you see depends on your settings. A specific autogen only product is FTX Global Trees HD, a free alternative is Aime Leclercq's TreeX, these both update the appearance of trees. Another type is JustFlight Revolution X or Earthsims Treescapes which place autogen objects as per the real world to line up with aerial photography
• Landclass. Tells the simulator what global textures should go where, e.g. this is a town, this is a village, this is a golf course, these are fields, this is a forest etc. ORBX OpenLC and Flight1 Ultimate Terrain X are common examples of this.
     • Photo scenery Instead of generic textures positioned by landclass data, this is actual aerial photography loaded in to flight simulator. Sometimes this has autogen accurately placed on the top. It usually includes a high LOD terrain mesh. Vector data is required if you want to see moving cars on the roads. Horizon VFR X Photographic, JustFlight VFR Real Scenery, MegaSceneryEarth and Orbx TrueEarth are common examples
• Vector. "Lines" such as streets, roads, rivers, coastlines and railways. ORBX Global Vector is an example of this, Ultimate Terrain is a combined product with both landclass and vector data included
• Environmental textures: the sky, clouds, concrete, water, tarmac, moon, sun, railway tracks, taxiway markings and so on. (REX4TD+SC, EnvTex and FEX are the most common)
• Custom objects. These items are placed in specific locations and often made especially, common examples would be custom airport scenery and landmarks (e.g. lighthouses, tall buildings, suspension bridges).

The most cost effective scenery improvement you can make is to get a global texture pack sitting on top of free mesh, because the textures included with FSX and P3D are low resolution and often poorly coloured. You could then consider a landclass product for areas you regularly fly over, which adds variety and detail. There isn't that much value in vector products for airliners unless you frequently fly along coasts, but they're good for VFR as they'll give you additional roads and railways to navigate with/along.
« Last Edit: Fri 07 Dec 2018, 09:55 by Chris Liu »