A while back I posted a similar note and got a suggestion for improving though it didn't look much different than FS9 when I checked out the site. I wanted to wait until SP1 which has now come out. In the meantime, I lost the links. I was unable to find the topic and the responses. Anyone with a good fix worth the money, let me know.
Also, my hope is that some of the Microsoft boys will notice how sad their new FSX Grand Canyon looks - even WORSE than the FS9, which actually wasn't too bad. At least I could find a flat place to land in the bottom of the canyon - and there are some in real life of course.
For everyones comparison pleasure I'm attaching a few pictures taken at the same spot from Google earth, FS9 and FSX.
Mesh, Autogen and graphic complexity settings were the same on the FS9 and FSX shots. Weather was removed.
The Lat/Lon in Google Earth and FS9 are for the south wall 36. 3' 55.83" N / 112. 7' 11.64" W altitude 8785'. Close to that for FSX but those settings buried me in the south wall a few feet. For some reason they moved the Grand Canyon a little farther north in FSX
Hermit Rapids is at 36. 5' 59.31"N /112. 12' 32.49"W altitude 2348' Except in FSX where they moved the Colorado river to accommodate the new real estate for the Grand Canyon
So to conclude - Microsoft - would you please fix the mighty Grand Canyon in your next service pack? You did so good on much of the other graphics. A little of your magic would do wonders here.
If anyone can shed light on a GOOD rendition of the Grand Canyon for FSX, would you post it again for me? I would greatly appreciate it.