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Photo-real Norway From East to West

The following exclusive screenshots are representing a flight from East to West which are left-over screenshots from a “test” flight I did from ENHA to ENOV, near the coast. Some other screenshots will be used in my Norwegian review Part II where I review the freeware airports from Orbx Simulation Systems, who are originally from Tony Wroblewski and still available via the dedicated X-Plane.Org web pages.

Anyway, adding a flight in an airport review wasn’t really the plan, but I wanted to test the ortho textures (photo-realistic) from ZonesPhoto and although they are ZL16, for a flight at 12.000 feet, the end result isn’t bad at all. Actually, it looks awesomely realistic. The screenshots are based on a combination of freeware add-on products like the mesh packages from AlpilotX (HD mesh version 4.0 and UDH mesh version 4.0), ZonesPhoto ortho packages for Norway, FlyWithLua NG, FlyAgi Tweak Utility 1.11 and default clouds.

Check out this exclusive Norwegian photo-real screenshot link, available at X-Plained.Com. Comments or suggestions are welcome!

FTU plus ASXP Clouds

FTU Advanced Clouds + ASXP HiRes Cloud Textures

Oops, for those who don’t know what all those abbreviations mean … FTU mean FlyAGI Tweaker Utility and ASXP stands for Active Sky for X-Plane. Anyway, FlyAGI Tweak Utility main menu can be opened by clicking on the menu helper ‘Tweak Utility Options’ on the lower right corner of the screen or by using the FlyWithLua macros menu (X-Plane menu bar > Plugins > FlyWithLua > Macros > FlyAgi Tweak Utility). The main page gives access to the essential performance and visual tweaks and links to submenus if configuration items are more complex – I will explain the different submenus and what they can do later.

The utility will always store the menu page last opened for quick access to submenus so you will get back to the menu page you have been in before closing the main menu. The menu can be closed by clicking on the button ‘Save + Close Menu’ or by clicking on the helper again. In both cases everything will get saved.

These screenshots show you the combination of the FTU utility in combination with ActiveSky package (HiFi Simulations Technologies).

According to Agi “Possibly the best cloud visuals I’ve seen in X-Plane 11 – and faster then everything else. The first shot shows the clouds setting I used for the screenshots. And just in case you’re lost .. check out these exclusive screenshots, provided to you by Agi from FlyAGI.”

Exclusive X-Codr Sedona Screenshots

Welcome to America’s Most Scenic Airport! Sedona Airport (KSEZ) is located in Sedona Arizona, a popular tourist destination for Arizona tourists. Due to its location atop a 500 foot mesa Sedona Airport is a destination that pilots often go out of their way to land at.

Enough for now about the real Sedona, up to the X-Codr Sedona Airport and surrounding area. According to Connor from X-Codr “Since I released Sedona, my development skills have become much better. So in December I started work on a major update to Sedona to say “thanks” to all those who supported me when I entered the payware market. The original version of Sedona was ok, but my goal is not to have an “ok” scenery, but one that is great, and something that users truly enjoy. The new version will be a free update to all users, and it will feature:

Improved airport buildings
3D People
New ambient airport sounds
New custom town
New custom 10 meter ortho4xp mesh (big thanks to NinjaWithGuitar for providing me with the correct format DEM)
New custom 3D rock models for Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, and Cathedral Rock
New custom forests and clutter for the surroundings
Improved orthophoto coloring and hand removed shadows
Improved model of Midgley Bridge”

We’re pleased to offer you on behalf of X-Codr some exclusive Sedona Airport screenshots. Enjoy!

Munich Winter Wonder World

In-between the many things your personal reporter Angelique van Campen does on my iMac on a daily base, is trying to find some time to visit SFD EDDM and preparing herself to start with the Short Final Design EDDM review. Today, Saturday February 2nd, she found some time to switch the SFD EDDM scenery to Winter. Since she don’t own TerraMAXX, she switched manually to Winter textures. Although it’s described in the user manual, but also very easy to do it with the following guidance.

In the root of the EDDM main folder (ShortFinal – EDDM – Munich Airport) you find two library.txt files. One if named as expected “library.txt” while the other is named “library_Winter.txt”. Rename the original library.txt to for example library_default.txt and the other library_Winter.txt to library.txt which means that this will be then the active library text file.

After that, restart X-Plane and you’re in Winter wonder world, but there’s also a kind of downside with this. That downside has nothing to do with the SFD EDDM airport scenery, but with the X-Plane default scenery. As we all know, X-Plane doesn’t now the seasons of the year. That said, everything that belongs to the SFD EDDM is transformed into Winter thus Winter textures. Everything outside the SFD EDDM parameter is still green or season-less.

Read the whole story and see it all at our exclusive Winter wonder world screenshots page.

Impression ShortFinalDesign EDDM

Short Final Design, known from many payware and freeware airports. The designer/developer behind SFD is also MisterX, known from his famous MisterX6 Library and much more.

Anyway, this page deals with the high quality and accurate modeled EDDM or Munich Airport or also known as Munich Franz-Josef Strauss. Munich airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM) is a major international airport near Munich, the capital of Bavaria. It is the second-busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic after Frankfurt Airport, and the seventh-busiest airport in Europe, handling 44.6 million passengers in 2017.

But now the modeled airport. I didn’t know where to look since there was so much to see. When you think you’ve seen everything, then around a corner you see something new. I’ve been a lucky person being here many years ago when I was working/training for Lufthansa Techniek at the maintenance center. What I see or what SFD has made is well done and that’s almost an understatement. No, this isn’t a review yet. The review is in progress as they say. These exclusive screenshots are only to give and me an idea what to expect and I can tell you, it’s wonderful. Don’t believe me, check out our exclusive screenshots. Enjoy!

Screenshot Impression X-Codr Designs Denver

See You at Denver: Visit X-Codr Designs Denver International Airport.

Denver International Airport, locally referred to as DIA, is an international airport primarily serving metropolitan Denver, Colorado, United States as well as the greater Front Range Urban Corridor.

It’s our pleasure to show you some exclusive screenshots of Denver AirPort, modeled by X-Codr Designs. The screenshots show the bare airport with World Traffic 3 active. Further on we have no payware add-on products installed except the FlyWithLuia plugin with lua script Environment+.

That’s it and was it worth the time to spend to make these screenshots? Yes, I think so and moreover, soon X-Plained.Com will release a comprehensive review of this add-on product. more about this later. First see with your own eyes how Denver looks like during normal textures, so no other season is activated. That will come soon!

For now, enjoy our exclusive Denver screenshots.