• Review: Aerosoft - Airport Genoa XP

    Night Lighting

    Aerosoft's use of night lit textures work really well, and I found them to be a big improvement over Manchester (my previous scenery review). As you can see from the screen shots below, the lighting is very atmospheric...

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    Aerosoft - Airport Genoa XP     Aerosoft - Airport Genoa XP

    Aerosoft - Airport Genoa XP     Aerosoft - Airport Genoa XP

    Performance

    How this particular scenery performs is obviously dependent on your chosen hardware, but from what I observed on my low to medium setup, I experienced no major frame-rate drops or stutters. Considering the complexity of the scenery, I was pleasantly surprised.

    For reference, here are my system specifications:

    • Windows 10 64 bit
    • Intel i5 3350P
    • 16 GB RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX750 TI

    As sceneries become more and more complex, they will undoubtedly require greater resources, especially in regards to VRAM, so I would consider my setup above as the bare minimum in which to enjoy this scenery. You can of course go lower, but then you will be sacrificing detail for smoothness.

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    Purchase Price

    At the time of writing, Genoa Airport costs £19.23 ($24.99, AUS $35.08), and in my opinion, represents pretty good value, particularly when you consider the large area covered and all the well modelled buildings, ships, docks, etc.

    Conclusion

    This was a scenery I really enjoyed as it had pretty much everything to keep me entertained; a great location, well modelled objects and textures, a large area to explore, plus good performance. The only things letting it down, were the orthos used and (again), the lack of 3D people. Considering this is something I have mentioned previously in reviews, I'm surprise that Aerosoft haven't done anything to remedy it. Having 3D models of people at an airport, automatically helps bring a scenery to life, and their absence, only detracts from this.

    So to sum up, Aerosoft's Genoa Airport is, even with the two issues mentioned above, one of their best X-Plane sceneries to date and one that comes recommended! I really enjoyed my time at Genoa and I'm certain you will too.

    It gives me great pleasure in awarding Aerosoft's Genoa Airport, a very healthy 8 out of 10.

    I hope you found this review of Aerosoft's Genoa Airport scenery both informative and pleasing to read.

    Purchase Aerosoft - Airport Genoa XP

    Regards.

    Paul Mort

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