Monday, June 25, 2012

France VFR PACA vol. 1 : Impressions

FSX.  Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur (PACA) is a very large area, one of the largest official Regions in France. Nice photoreal textures if you fly a lot to Nice LFMN.


Version tested : FSX V.1.0
Files : 7,5 GB in 4 files
Installation : Very easy. Execute each file one by one.
Framerate : Very friendly, all modern processors. Dual cores can handle it.

The bad :

* 19,90 euros (around 25 US dollars) is quite expensive, especially if you want to buy both volumes (1 and 2).

* France VFR is releasing a lot of PHOTO range sceneries because it's the easiest way for them until now. Too bad, we would like to fly on VFR sceneries like Haute-Normandie amazing scenery. On this pace, we will not get the VFR extension until september or october...

The good :

* It's a very large photoreal area, enhanced with a lot of hand work to polish the details (coastlines and lakes for instance) AND it's a mesh.

* Totally works with Aerosoft Nice Cote d'Azur LFMN (i just put Nice airport layer under France VFR Paca - and besides, both editors seem to work together quite closely).

The area of Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat near  Nice,
Welcome in V.I.P.'s island (but rest assure their money is in Monaco)

Surroundings of Cannes and Cannes Mandelieu airport (LFMD)

French popular St-Tropez

Location : Nice city
Altitude : 5000 feets.

Location :  Nice city
Altitude : 3000 feets.
Rooves quite too yellowish

Location : Nice city from Google Earth.
Note that rooves are more orange than yellow.
But colors is a neverending debate..

Location : La Riviere / Levens

Location : Castellane lake
Altitude : > 10  000 feets.

Location : "Gorges du Verdon"
Altitude : around 10 000 feets

Location "Gorges du Verdon"
Altitude : 3000 feets

Gorges du Verdon and Sainte-Croix lake.


dden said...

Alors... ?... les frenchies ne savent pas communiquer?...

Mason Dominique said...

Well, France VFR is posting many screenshots and previews before any release on their forum. For our benefits...

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