|Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows Vista|
|This add-on works with|
|Microsoft FSX / Prepare 3D|
|CPU: 2.4 Ghz Dual Minimum|
|Graphics: 768Mb or higher|
|RAM: 4 Gb|
|Hard Disk: 3.5 Gb|
|Internet Required: Yes|
Implications of installing FTX England.
(Product description can be found lower down)
If you are installing this title over Microsoft's generic FSX scenery then you will have nothing to think about. The landclass replacement files on this scenery title are far better than the standard FSX scenery.
What about Photo Scenery and 3rd party add-ons already installed?
This is important information
The order in which Microsoft prioritises the scenery you see when flying is based first on landclass sceneries and then superseeded by photo sceneries. This means if you have photo scenery installed and you install this FTX England landclass, once installed you will still not see this title as your Photo Scenery which FSX recognises as high resolution will still force you see your Photo Scenery.
You will need to know how and what to change in your scenery library by the selection, de-selection and moving of scenery priorities.
Please note: FLIGHTSTORE cannot provide technical help in this instance. You are advised to fully understand how to manipulate your scenery library before purchasing this title. Howvever we will try and help here.
Basic Rule of thumb
Lets run through typical scenarios
1.) You ONLY have Microsoft FSX installed and NO England scenery products
(These would include VFR Photographic Scenery, Just Flight VFR Scenery, Aerosoft VFR London, Earth Simulations Treescapes.)
Actions to do: None - Just install FTX and enjoy
2.) You Have VFR Photographic Scenery and / OR Treescapes installed
Actions to do: After installing FTX, go into your scenery library and de-select all VFR Photographic scneries of ENGLAND ONLY ( Volumes 1, 2 and 3 ) and any Treescapes products with the same volume numbers.
Implications and results: You will see FTX England instead of your original photo scenery and Treescapes for England.
WALES - This title does not include Wales, so this coutnries scenery will revert back to FSX standard scenery
3.) Scotland VFR Scenery. This will not be affected but there will no longer be a blend between FTX England and Scotland
4.) UK2000 Airports / UK VFR Airfields: You can move these above FTX England. They wont join together correctly but you can still use them. Remember you will have probably selected to blend UK2000 airports with VFR Scenery when you first installed the airports. It is advisable to uninstall them and then re-install them selecting to blend with FSX and not VFR Scenery for a better join.
Do this AFTER you have installed FTX England
5.) VFR London, Aerosoft Mega Airports for England.
Actions to do: Uninstall them
You cannot have any form of VFR Photoscenery of any kind of Treescapes displaying at the same time as FTX England. You need to make a choice which you prefer.
ORBX Product description of FTX England
This is the beautiful, green and lush country of England resplendent in all its glory and infinite charm. With FTX you will experience England like never before with five distinct and accurately coloured seasons; summer, spring, autumn, winter and hard winter, and of courese the famous FTX night lightning with 3D light poles.
From the cliffs of Dover to the entire City of London to the Lakes District to Southampton docks and port, there is so much to see and discover in this wonderful country!
Like our North American and New Zealand regions, every single default FSX airport in England has received a major upgrade with accurate runways, taxiways, buildings, static aircraft, PeopleFlow2 and even grass!
This landclass scenery has been painstakingly hand-crafted and all our textures are tight annotated with autogen including custom objects. You will truly be able to fly low and slow over England and feel totally immersed no matter what season or time of day.
I don't no what the other guys are talking about but I hate negative feed back on something which is new.The version of software was rushed out to please the public so if you wait for the new update you will see that everything falls into place ,and it is a massive improvement over the standard fsx version.keep up the good work orbx well done cant wait for the rest.
ps always use uk2000 airports for photo realistic.
As an owner of all Orbx Australia and Pacific Northwest scenery, I was very excited about the release of my home scenery.
Unfortunately, I am quite underwhelmed by this product. It is a reasonable improvement on default FSX scenery though.
Roads and railways seem quite inaccurate in places, or are sometimes missing completely. Houses appear detatched rather than terraced as they are in many of our urban areas. I have also found some airfields are missing; I was looking forward to visiting Damyns Hall (quite a busy airstrip), but it's not there!
Performance with the PNW and AUS areas has always been very good,but my frame rates are significantly lower with this one.
I think this is heavily overpriced compared to the download version. The box print/production nothing special and there is no documentation or printed map included. I see very little advantage to spending over £15 extra (including postage) for the boxed version.
Overall, it's OK but could have been a lot better.