Note: FScene4X can be used without problems with AddOns like: :
FSTerrain, FSGlobal, FSTerrain , FSGlobal, Real Scenery Airfields, World Airports, Photographic scenery, Custom made airports etc.

About FScene4X


Do you fly over England's green and pleasant land and think that it could be a little more...friendly?
Have you noticed that the scenery around Acapulco is a bit flat for such a big conurbation? Are your seasons looking similar?

It's time to apply the FScene4X effect! This innovative software transforms the default scenery textures of Microsoft's Flight Simulator to something with far greater realism. Mountains, forests, jungles and deserts take on a new 3-dimensional feel; the countryside is 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.

The program is replacing thousands of ground-textures with new texture files, that are specially designed to match the characteristics of the landscape on the different continents much better than the default ones do... Additionally, a special drawing technique applied to the textures gives them almost the impression of being three-dimensional. No matter if you fly over cities, springtime meadows, Carribean Islands, or south american rainforrest, FScene4X will turn every flight into an optical experience of enhanced realism.

HOW FSCENE X WORKS
Flight Simulator uses a large number of textures to define the ground you see when flying, and are applied according to the type the type of ground you are flying over - desert, fields, villages, cities, forests, woods and so on. These textures also vary depending on the part of the world you are in (so forests in England, for instance, will look different to forests in Australia) and they also vary according to the seasons of the year. FScene X provides enhanced replacements for a large proportion of these default textures, to give a much more 3-dimensional visual effect created using shades that are much more realistic for their particular location in the world.
FScene X does not affect the use of add-ons for roads, rivers, traffic, clouds and autogen, since it replaces only the ground textures in Flight Simulator. FScene X works perfectly with add-on mesh terrain scenery since it replaces the ground textures in Flight Simulator and, just as the default textures will flow to match the ups and downs of the terrain, so will FScene X.

FScene X works perectly with custom airport sceneries - it will only affect the ground outside the perimeter of airports. All the default airports and any custom ones you have installed will appear exactly as intended. FScene X is carefully designed to work with the default autogen in Flight Simulator. It also has the added advantage that its enhanced 3D appearance can give the ground a much more 3D appearance even from altitudes where the autogen is no longer visible.

FScene X will not slow down the performance of Flight Simulator. Some of the replacement textures for FSX are even smaller than the default ground textures. You are therefore likely to see an increased level of performance in some areas after installing FScene X. FScene4X includes spring, summer, autumn and all winter textures to give your flying a makeover that lasts all year!

Frame rate-friendly textures won't slow your flying down!

When we describe this software as critically acclaimed we mean it!

Don't take our word for it! Read these comments:

"The effect on urban areas is simply spectacular." avsim.com

"A subtle and visually satisfying improvement..." PC Pilot classic 5/5 stars

Armchair Aviator Award winner! - Andrew Herd (Flightsim.com)

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q. What does FScene4X actually do?
Answer. Flight Simulator uses a large number of textures to define the ground you see when flying. These textures are applied based on the type of ground it is. Farm, rock, desert, fields, villages, towns, cities, forest, woods and so on. They are also varied depending on the part of the world you are in So, for instance, forests in England will look different from forests in Australia. Finally they are varied according to the season of the year. FScene4X provides enhanced replacement for a large proportion of these default textures. Each volume replaces the default textures for a particular area of the world. The FScene4X versions are designed to give a much more 3-Dimensional visual effect and also created using shades that are much more realistic for their location in the world.

Q. Does FScene4X work in all seasons?
Answer. Yes. FScene4X provides matched replacements for all the seasonal versions of the textures it supplies. The seasonal versions of the textures are carefully designed to give a more realistic variation than that provided by the default.

Q. Will FScene4X work with 'Roads and Rivers' addons?
Answer. Yes. The default roads are still used by FScene4X and these will be disabled and replaced in the same way

Q. Will FScene4X work with addon mesh terrain scenery such as MyWorld, FSTerrain, Ultimate Terrain or FSGlobal?
Answer. Yes. FScene4X replaces the ground textures in Flight Simulator and just as the default textures will flow to match the ups and downs of the terrain so will FScene.

Q. Will FScene4X work with custom airport sceneries such as British Airports or World Airports.
Answer. Yes. FScene4X will only affect the ground outside the perimeter of airports. All the default airports and any custom ones you have installed will appear exactly as intended. Only the ground outside the airport will be changed and the increased realism of the FScene4X textures should make your airports look even better from a distance.

Q. Will FScene4X work with photographic terrain scenery such as the VFR Photographic scenery packages available for England and some other parts of Europe?
Answer. Yes. The way Flight Simulator handles Photographic scenery is different from the way it handles the normal ground terrain. With Photographic terrain Flight Simulator prevents the display of the normal ground textures and replaces them with individual photographic tiles. The same is true of the default Flight Simulator ground textures they are turned off in areas where Photographic scenery is in use. You can still install and use FScene4X even if you have photographic scenery for some areas. Outside the photographic areas the FScene textures will appear. Inside the photographic areas the new ground textures will not be visible.

Q. Does FScene4X affect the Flight Simulator Autogen trees and buildings?
Answer. No. FScene4X is carefully designed to work with the default autogen in Flight Simulator. It also has the added advantage that its enhanced 3D appearance can give the ground a much more 3 Dimensional appearance even from heights where the autogen is no longer visible.

Q. Will FScene4X slow down the performance of Flight Simulator?
Answer. No. Definitely not. The replacement textures are of exactly the same size and format as the default ground textures. You will see exactly the same level of performance after installing FScene.

Q. Will FScene4X make any permanent changes to my Flight Simulator that cannot be undone?
Answer. No. Just replace the ..scenery/world/texture folder with the backup you made when installing FScene4X.


INSTALLATION [ not for DVD version ]

General: FScene4X will always place a temporary folder on your desktop. In that folder you find the actual installer (.exe) and instructions for making a backup (if you want to).
  • PART 1 - The TotalPack (all World for FS9 and FSX).


    PART 1 - the TOTALPACK

    Welcome to the FScene4X TotalPack (FS9 + FSX) Install program .
    This program allows you to place the FScene installers on your harddisk.

    It is strongly recommended that before proceeding, you ensure that no other Windows programs are running.

    If you do not wish to install FScene4X TotalPack (FS9 +FSX), click 'Exit' now, otherwise click 'Next' to continue.

    This program will place a temporary folder named FScene4X TotalPack (FS9+FSX) on your desktop.

    In that folder you will find the 2 installers. One for FSX and one for FS2004/FS9. Click 'Next'

    Click 'Next'
    The destination directory does not exist. Do you want it to be created?
    Please accept.
    Just a Confirmation:
    This program will place a temporary folder named FScene4X TotalPack (FS9+FSX) on your desktop.

    nClick 'Next'

    Ready.
    The program placed a temporary folder named FScene4X TotalPack (FS9+FSX) on your desktop.

    In that folder you will find the 2 installers. One for FSX and one for FS2004/FS9.
    Please have a look at your desktop.
    Click 'Next'

    GO TO YOUR DESKTOP:
    Find the folder named "FScene4X TotalPack (FS9+FSX)"

    Open that folder:

    In that folder you will find the 2 installers (.exe) One for FSX and one for FS2004/FS9.

    In the
    "readme! before installing.html"
    you will find de backup instructions.