Enter a living, breathing world with these incredibly detailed FSX scenery packages. Replace those ugly default FSX textures with photo-realistic ground textures. You’ll be snapping screenshots all day with these addons installed.
Whats the difference between scenery and landclass?
Scenery is just texture replacement, they change the visuals so that everything looks better. Landclass files contain information about the landscape; it places towns, forests, lakes, rivers, roads, bridges and railroads where they should be, like in the real world. When working together you will get both great visuals as well as a realistic representation of how the real world is. You don’t have to buy landclass addons, but they do enhance the flying experience by quite a bit, especially if you enjoy flying over real world areas.
This company is being hailed for their amazing scenery and airport addons. They are without a doubt one of the best, if not THE best company in this category of FSX addons. This is as close to real life as it gets. ORBX has won several awards for their amazing FSX scenery addons. If you’re looking for a global coverage package I recommend going for ORBX Global + Vector and openLC. This will cover the entire world with awesome graphics and realistic landclass placement. For a more region specific experience you can buy their incredible handcrafted scenery products for Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe. These feature landclass and will work both as standalone products, and together with the Global package. If you want FSX to look beautiful I highly recommend trying out this company, you won’t be disappointed. Here are all of their scenery products:
Ground Environment X
GEX is another award winning high quality scenery developer. Their continent products cover the whole world and replace the old FSX textures with beautiful 1m/pixel texture resolution, native 1024×1024 pixels, all seasons included with meticulously designed night textures and the latest techniques in autogen placement and alignment. GEX was also developed with max framerate and performance in mind. Additionally, GEX works great with Ultimate Terrain X and SceneryTech landclass products. Here are all the GEX regions:
Ultimate Terrain X and Scenery Tech
Awesome landclass enhancement products. Often used in combination with GEX, but should also work great with ORBX. Their products feature nearly all roads, railroads, water bodies and coastlines in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. A really good looking night lighting system is also included in UTX. If you enjoy realism and flying above real world areas I recommend buying these product. Many simmers use UTX and SceneryTech together as they do compliment each other quite well. Here’s a list of what they have:
GEX, UTX, FSGenesis
FS Genesis is a terrain mesh enhancer. It essentially upgrades the default FSX mountains, hills, valleys, plains and other topographical features and makes them look much better. These bumps, dips, and flat areas all need to be translated into a surface understood by your flight simulator. Terrain Mesh is the name given to the Digital Elevation Model ( DEM), that represents these topographical features. FSGenesis got some nice products, here’s a list: