• FScene For FSX

    FSX Ground Textures For USA And Canada By FScene

    By Bill Stack (7 April 2010)


    Screen shots by FSscene



    Ground textures are a major factor in making a flight simulator seem realistic. They're made from thousands of program files in the simulator's scenery folder. Some texture files make urban areas, some make forests, some farmland, and so forth. For flight simmers who feel that default textures in Microsoft Flight Simulator® are inadequate, replacement textures are available from various developers.

    Replacement ground textures for enhancing several areas of the FSX world have been made available by FScene. These areas include Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and USA/Canada. Each area is a separate product, with USA and Canada being one product.

    Textures for these areas had been previously released by FScene for FS2004. FScene's textures packages available for purchase from the Flight Sim Pilot Shop contain installation programs for both versions. I installed and reviewed the FSX version because reviews of the FS2004 versions had already been done on FlightSimCom. I focused on the USA/Canada package because it covers such a large area with many types of geography and ground textures but other versions will have similar features.

    FScene heralds the following among many features of its textures:

    • Mountains, forests, jungles and deserts take on a new 3-dimensional feel

    • Countrysides are subtly transformed and urban areas look more urbane

    • The world's continents are improved across the four seasons as the generic ground textures are replaced with more realistic ones

    • There are matched replacements for all four seasons

    • Their textures do not affect default or add-on airport areas or add-ons for roads, rivers, traffic, clouds, or autogen objects




    PURCHASE FEATURES

    Instant download from the Pilot Shop

    YES

    Installation program

    YES

    License key required

    NO

    Copyright agreement required

    YES

    Uninstall program included

    NO

    Installation instructions included

    YES



    COMPARISONS OF FSCENE'S SEASONS


    Autumn

    Winter

    Spring

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA



    Autumn

    Winter

    Summer

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada



    Autumn

    Winter

    Summer

    Niagara Falls, USA & Canada Border



    Autumn

    Winter

    Summer

    Capilano Lake, British Columbia, Canada



    Autumn

    Winter

    Summer

    Stow, Massachusetts, USA


    Screen shots by Bill Stack

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