@NEVO Hmm…well, I don’t have default scenery installed - so this is probably the freeware mesh from Alpilot-X (maybe…it could be default…I’m just not sure what scenery meshes I have installed)… And I downloaded an updated airport layout from the X-Plane Gateway:
All that does is - a user has gone in and (ostensibly) placed some generic objects from the X-Plane included libraries and made sure that taxiway and runways are aligned correctly. It really isn’t “custom” scenery so much as just making sure the general layout is correct. So I have no idea how close this looks to reality…but here ya’ go…
If you have some talent and time - you can always “customize” your own home airport with a whole bunch of objects from widely available libraries. There are some really popular ones like OpenSceneryX and Russian scenery and a few others… So you can build your airport to suit you. I don’t know much about it… I think @weaponz248 has a bit of experience with it though…
my point was more the surrounding scenery, not the airport itself, I really dont need the exact IRL building obejct on that particular place …yes, many of the airports are already recreated in great detail and available as freeware.
what amazed me was the quite good placing of the towns and forests/trees in XP. no wild autogen like FSX. also the river is big step forward. in FSX even the river! is missing in default scenery.
More (with pics) later…
btw the time is not on my side (and without the time even the talent can suffer)
Don’t forget - all this scenery is auto generated from the public Open Street Map data, which is why it looks so accurate. The terrain height mesh is combined with the object placing that someone has already done for OSM. It’s really a clever way to do it.
I’ve found XP to be really odd with framerate consistency from one session to another. What is really odd is that sometimes I load it up and I’m getting really crappy frames…like 12 or 14 or something, then I go into the settings, select either run full screen, or if it is already checked, uncheck it, and instantly the FPS goes up to 40 or more. And it doesn’t matter whether it is full screen or not, it just has to be checked OR unchecked (basically, you just have to change it once) and the fluidity is there for the session.
Never have quite figured that one out. But it’s livable because it doesn’t always do it…and it takes 2 seconds to quickly check and uncheck it.
You might just try doing what I did…just tick that full screen box, exit the menu, then go back in and retick it. It doesn’t have to reload anything…but for some reason it makes a difference. XP Oddities.