• FlightSim.Com Store Welcomes New Developer Simwest With Free Download

    simwestALBQ

    The latest developer to feature their products in the FlightSim.Com Store is simwest. Their first product is an exclusive, free scenery release and is only available for download at FlightSim.Com Store.

    simwestALBQ

    simwest introduces its first add-on scenery of the simwestFOTOREAL series with a free download exclusively at FlightSim.Com Store. simwestALBQ covers an approximate area of 45 square miles (111 square kilometers) around Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA for both FSX and P3D. "It's a way to allow simmers to take a test flight of the scenery and check out the performance on their own PC systems", says Marcus Thompson, the developer of simwestFOTOREAL. "We hope pilots will want to fly through our scenery and not just over it." The simwest goal is to provide performance, immersion and enjoyment when using our products.

    simwestALBQ

    Features

    • Custom daytime and nighttime photoreal scenery at 1.2m resolution
    • Approximately 45 square miles (117 square kilometers), in coverage
    • Seasonal winter snow in the Sandia mountains
    • Custom 3D night lighting
    • Custom placed building and vegetation autogen throughout the entire area
    • Increased road traffic for added immersion (optional)

    simwestALBQ     simwestALBQ

    simwestALBQ     simwestALBQ

    Who Is simwest?

    simwest was created by Marcus Thompson. Some of you may know him by his handle, 'Clutch Cargo' on many of the flightsim forums. Active since FS2002, he developed the FlightDeck Sound Effects Panel (FDSFX) and 9Dragons Kai Tak Airport.

    Contact Information:

    Company: simwest
    Location: San Diego, California, USA
    Developer: Marcus Thompson
    Email: p[email protected]
    web site: https://www.simwest.com

    simwestALBQ     simwestALBQ

    simwestALBQ     simwestALBQ

    Simwest At FlightSim.Com Store

    Get simwest products at the FlightSim.Com Store here.


    21 Comments
    1. pugilist2's Avatar
      pugilist2 -
      Excellent news! Looking forward to the rest of this project.
    1. johnnybbmorgan's Avatar
      johnnybbmorgan -
      Very beautiful scenery! Unfortunately I'm suffering from airport elevation issues at KABQ. I'm using Orbx Global Vector and usually can take care of elevation problems with Global Vector's control panel and disabling the airports that I'm having this issue with, but KABQ isn't listed. Suggestions welcome!
    1. stan_W's Avatar
      stan_W -
      I'm still unable to install.
      The installer says the key/serial is "unable to verify"
    1. scubaboy3c's Avatar
      scubaboy3c -
      Quote Originally Posted by stan_W View Post
      I'm still unable to install.
      The installer says the key/serial is "unable to verify"
      I got the same error too, but just keep going and the install finishes - since it's freeware I don't think there IS a valid key?
    1. scubaboy3c's Avatar
      scubaboy3c -
      Quote Originally Posted by stan_W View Post
      I'm still unable to install.
      The installer says the key/serial is "unable to verify"
      I got the same error message, but just continued the install, and it installed fine.
      I think being freeware there might not be a key that it needs.
    1. scubaboy3c's Avatar
      scubaboy3c -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnybbmorgan View Post
      Very beautiful scenery! Unfortunately I'm suffering from airport elevation issues at KABQ. I'm using Orbx Global Vector and usually can take care of elevation problems with Global Vector's control panel and disabling the airports that I'm having this issue with, but KABQ isn't listed. Suggestions welcome!
      Vector does have 4 files for KABQ - I manually renamed the extensions on them .off, but still had a problem with white ground textures covering some of the aprons, taxiways, and runways. This is with P3Dv4.5.12.30293 and no other scenery active except P3D default, so Vector would not matter anyway. But today I loaded up KABQ again, and no problem, it fixed itself!
    1. stan_W's Avatar
      stan_W -
      Tried to continue, but the installer sends me back into a continuous loop to the EULA
    1. tefletcher's Avatar
      tefletcher -
      I was able to download and install the software, however, I can't load a flight from KABQ. FlightSim stops and kicks me out. I was able to load a flight from a near by airport so I could fly to KABQ but as soon as I crossed the line into that scenery it froze up and kicked me out. First flight did ask me it it was okay to load and I accepted, but that is it. From a distance it looks great! Maybe just a small bug fix to correct?
    1. Clutch Cargo's Avatar
      Clutch Cargo -
      Quote Originally Posted by stan_W View Post
      Tried to continue, but the installer sends me back into a continuous loop to the EULA
      Hi Stan, as mentioned I will keep working on your issue offline. As for others regarding KABQ and Orbx Vector, I am working with my beta team on the easiest way to address this issue it causes. Thx for your patience. Marcus
    1. Clutch Cargo's Avatar
      Clutch Cargo -
      Let me add one other thing to try quickly. Try using a free 3rd-party AFCAD for KABQ and check the results. We don't modify KABQ or it's AFCAD so I heard using a 3rd party AFCAD could do the trick.

      If you have more issues you can just email me at [email protected] so as to not clog it up here. Thx.
    1. stan_W's Avatar
      stan_W -
      Clutch Cargo is doing a great job of helping me with this. I'm sure it will get sorted soon.
    1. Clutch Cargo's Avatar
      Clutch Cargo -
      To correct issues with Vector try this:

      1. First, do NOT add another AFCAD like I mentioned above. I was wrong on that.
      2. Run FTX Central
      3. Select FTX Global Vector
      4. Go to the AEC tab
      5. Add KABQ to the side that says "AEC is Enabled For:"
      6. Click "Apply".
    1. johnnybbmorgan's Avatar
      johnnybbmorgan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Clutch Cargo View Post
      To correct issues with Vector try this:

      1. First, do NOT add another AFCAD like I mentioned above. I was wrong on that.
      2. Run FTX Central
      3. Select FTX Global Vector
      4. Go to the AEC tab
      5. Add KABQ to the side that says "AEC is Enabled For:"
      6. Click "Apply".
      Thanks! Will give it a try later.
    1. Clutch Cargo's Avatar
      Clutch Cargo -
      It is also important to give simwestALBQ higher priority over Vector using Orbx's FTX Panel insertion points. If anyone needs full step-by-step on how to do this contact us via email.

      Happy Flying.... If you enjoy the product - spread the word!

      Marcus
    1. n85988's Avatar
      n85988 -
      Marcus, you were not wrong about trying to add another afcad as mentioned above. Since you did not modify the airport, many may wish to add one to have more detail at the airport since now the surrounding area is so detailed. Giving your scenery higher priority than Vector should fix the elevation issues, and the addon afcad should be loaded above your scenery.
    1. UPHILL3's Avatar
      UPHILL3 -
      FYI:

      The Serial # is six digits like this: 000-000. (it's just below the Order #).

      This freeware scenery is really excellent! Much thanks goes to the developers...
    1. stan_W's Avatar
      stan_W -
      I Love this! With Marcus's help I got it going and it is fantastic.
    1. Clutch Cargo's Avatar
      Clutch Cargo -
      Thx guys for the "pat-on-the-back". Did you read the Pilot's Guide? In there is a secret bonus. Surprised no one has mentioned this on any of the forums... spread the word!
    1. hawker741's Avatar
      hawker741 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stan_W View Post
      I Love this! With Marcus's help I got it going and it is fantastic.
      I don't understand why downloads are created without explicit instructions. Some of us have jobs and don't have day and night to decipher how to install a download
    1. jkramer51's Avatar
      jkramer51 -
      I noticed that the airport is outdated. Rwy 17/35 is no longer there, and I like to have parking with compass directions for cargo and ga. I didn't see an afcad in the scenery folder.
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