The last product from UK 2000 is not just a good polishing and updating. Gary Summons knows he has to surpass FSX possibilities to stay amongst the best. Gatwick V3, a 80 mb file,changes completely the ground (adding 50 cm images), the buildings textures and a accurate AFD file. But it also adds stunning textures and lights effects. New runway lights are very effective under the londonian fog (i can even see them at 1/4 mile visibility) and the rain effect is totally home-made. Gary also found a trick to apply snow ground on the airport and reduced some blurry effects encontered with some configurations. Despite the size of this airport, the second largest in UK, the FPS are quite smooth ; around 12 frames/second wih a Airbus X at gate, with dusk and 50 % Ai traffics. (my computer is quadcore 2,33ghz+nvidia GTS250).
Left : custom-coded ground polygons
Right : new effective lightings on runway