View Full Version : Wonders of the World
04-21-2002, 12:51 PM
I thought one neat goal with FS2002 would be to visit the Wonders of the World (Natural, Ancient, Modern). I am a complete newbie to FS. I flew over Niagra Falls and the waterfall detail was impressive. I then tried to find the more impressive Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe but it doesn't look like it is there (suppose to be due south of Livingstone airport).
Is there anyway to find a list of what details (besides major citites and airports) they included in FS2002 without wondering if I just missed these wonders or if they just weren't included?
04-21-2002, 12:56 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-21-02 AT 12:57PM (EDT)[p]There is the Grand Canyon (KGCN)and the Hoover Dam is southeast of KLAS in high detail.
04-21-2002, 01:05 PM
You will find that many of the world's natural and man-made landmarks are missing from the sim.
As you have noted, Niagara falls is there, Victoria Falls is not... neither are Angel Falls in Venezuela.
Of man-made objects, Graceland exists, yet the Great Wall of China is mysteriously absent... Go figure.
There are several folk here that are putting together "Easter Egg" lists and listings of landmarks within the sim. At present, I don't have any of the sites bookmarked.. sorry.
However, Have fun searching, I do, Tom
The Tagh Mahal (not to sure of spelling) in India is there.
04-21-2002, 03:57 PM
Several light posts on top of Mt. Lemmon are there, slightly off center though, but they are there. Unfortunately, finger rock isnt there, neither is there much detail in Sabino Canyon, Davis Monathon, and A Mountain isnt there. Maybe if I get experienced enough at Airport I can edit the scenery and make it look real for once. This is all in Tucson, AZ, a small city.
Keep on Flyin'!
04-21-2002, 04:47 PM
I was disappointed that Niagra Falls didn't have a horseshoe shape on the Canadian side and I thought it kind of showed you just how much further games have to go. The falls just weren't done justice. The Empire State building's tower on top is mishapen too for some unknown reason. Both these things are so obvious, I'm surprised they didn't correct them. On the other hand the Chrysler building looked great as do many of the bridges, but Hong Kong seems to have every third skyscraper. I don't mean to be super critical or anything. It's an amazing game to be able to fly to any real place in the world and it's just more to look forward to in future versions when fuller cities and better graphics are available for details like Niagra and Victoria falls.
Sure would be great to have a atlas you could superimpose on the maps in flight too. I like to go to things I know of, but it's a bit awkward with these aviation maps and they should definitely include Neushwanstein castle in a future version along with some of those Nepalese monasteries that are found on remote peaks.
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