If flying VFR in England and Wales is your thing, then VFR Photo Scenery is an absolute “must have” for X Plane 10 users. If you are not using X-Plane 10, then this may persuade you to think again!
Joe Lawford from Mutley’s Hangar was very much of the opinion that X-Plane 10 couldn’t compete with FSX, but is now a convert.
You can read his review of VFR Photo Scenery England and Wales on Mutley’s Hangar here.
Using Photographic scenery in FSX or FS9 always gave stutters and blurred textures. Joe sums up why X-Plane is better than FSX in the following statement: “Performance wise, I cannot imagine anyone having a problem running this software, if anything, It will make for a smoother flight experience. Even flying at low altitude I had no stutters, even more impressive are those distance textures don’t seem blurry in the distance.”
Microsoft Flight Simulator users often commented about how Photographic Scenery products just didn’t look the right colours. Again, Joe was very impressed by how X-Plane 10 VFR Photo Scenery performs: “What first struck me was the saturation of the colour in the textures, they look far more natural than other versions using the same source data. Also the detail in the distance seemed clearer. I am led to believe that this has a lot to do with the way the X-Plane graphics engine processes the data. All I can say it looks great.”
Joe also goes on to explain how to add three dimensional building and trees into the Photo scenery which makes the review essential reading for X-Plane users and even those who have already purchased VFR Photo Scenery for X-Plane 10.
His summary: “This is a very classy product. If you are serious about expanding your X system for the UK then this is the way to go. The colours are natural, the detail is high and the performance exceptional, I would definitely recommend it.” Mutley’s Hangar – 9/10 score.