Hey gang, I just got X-Plane 9. Unfortunately its a slideshow on my system. However I did scoot around in a Saab JA37 Viggen fighter plane for the sole purpose of checking out the terrain in this sim.
Im very impressed in fact I will go as far to say I think its superior to FSX. And this is straight outta the box - no addons. The sim arrives on 6 DVDs and installation took 3 hours...thats right three hours! Lets have a look! the mountains you see are the Himalayas & the Alps.
However I know I will never leave my dear FS9! X-Plane is impressive and does have some neat feautures (instant-change time-of-day for example) but it still felt very alien to me (if thats the right word). The planes are no match for MS flight sim though! Not thats I've seen many but the ones I saw were not. I have heard of a super-dooper detailed X-plane 757 in the works though. Hope you liked the shots