No, I'm not throwing in the towel on FSX, I love FSX, it's just that I don't believe I've seen a better looking mesh than FSGenesis' 19m "individual states" packages for FS9, not even in FSX. I bought my home state within a few hours of it's release, and since then I've added the entire western US and British Columbia. I can't say enough about this mesh, I'll keep FS9 eternally installed just so I can go look at this mesh once in a while. "Shade" does a good job of adding relief to the mesh in FSX and making it look more like I remember in FS9. Of course one thing led to another and I naturally began wondering what the FSG 19m mesh would look like with "Shade". I did a quick flight in FS9 this evening to see if the basic principal behind "Shade" would work in FS9. I think it does, but like everyone's been finding out with FSX, the ENB darkening effect is overkill and would need to be lightened up in the .ini to co-exist with Shade.
The flight left McCall, Idaho in the late afternoon for a dusk landing at 65S, Bonners Ferry. I flew direct to Mullan Pass VOR and then flew the CLASS transition for Bonners Ferry's RNAV 02 approach. This is the Aryus Citation XLS, that choice prompted by Glenn's recent thread here in the screenshot forum. Here's what I came up with:
Somewhere between Mullan Pass VOR (MLP, 117.8) and CLASS intersection
I think I had ENB off in this one
Same place, looking towards Coeur d' Alene. FSMetar slipped me an overcast layer moments later so I was in a whiteout until I descended below it
A little dark, but sort of a nice effect
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