Best L.A. & San Diego Scenery?

Best L.A. & San Diego Scenery?

Postby norman99 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:51 pm

Hi everyone. I’ll be doing some real world flying later in the year, and I’d like to know peoples opinion on what is the best scenery for becoming familiar with VFR in the L.A. basin and down to San Diego. Seems to be between Orbx and Megascenery. I’m aware of the differences between the two, but curious to here from users that may have used either.

Secondly, if MegaScenery is the way to go, would Ultra Res L.A./San Diego on top of the new MSEarth v3.0 Socal be the best setup? I've heard good things about MegaSceneryX Southern California too, but it seems like an older product so the comments may be out dated. To be honest, I’m kind of confused about all their different versions. Also, is Aerosoft US Cities X an option? From what I gather its less photoreal content, but includes autogen.

P3D v 3.0 currently if that makes a difference.

Thanks, Michael.
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Re: Best L.A. & San Diego Scenery?

Postby Tim Krajcar » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:16 am

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Re: Best L.A. & San Diego Scenery?

Postby bbuckley » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:58 pm

norman99 wrote:Hi everyone. I’ll be doing some real world flying later in the year, and I’d like to know peoples opinion on what is the best scenery for becoming familiar with VFR in the L.A. basin and down to San Diego. Seems to be between Orbx and Megascenery. I’m aware of the differences between the two, but curious to here from users that may have used either.

Secondly, if MegaScenery is the way to go, would Ultra Res L.A./San Diego on top of the new MSEarth v3.0 Socal be the best setup? I've heard good things about MegaSceneryX Southern California too, but it seems like an older product so the comments may be out dated. To be honest, I’m kind of confused about all their different versions. Also, is Aerosoft US Cities X an option? From what I gather its less photoreal content, but includes autogen.

P3D v 3.0 currently if that makes a difference.

Thanks, Michael.

I'll take a shot at it but I don't fly SOCAL in RW (my RW flying is Florida and SE US) so I can't say what gives the best representation for VFR.

I've used both MSE and Orbx for flying SOCAL on PE. MSE is the Ultra Res LA / San Diego over MSE X So Cal. Orbx is the Global + Vector. I also have Pacific Northwest and other regions but I don't have Orbx SOCAL because it's pretty intense and hard on FPS. The photoscenery of MSE would provide the closest real world VFR representation depending on age of the scenery. But if you have Orbx Vector it gives an accurate representation of rivers, roads and coastlines etc. I personally now use the Orbx products. BTW, I'm on P3D v4.1. Not sure that helps much...
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Re: Best L.A. & San Diego Scenery?

Postby norman99 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:59 pm

Thanks Bruce, that helps a lot.

I've just downloaded MSE v3.0 SOCAL, with a 30 day return so I'll give it a try. As for the two MegaScenery titles you mentioned, I wasn't sure which was the higher quality product. They both seem to cover a similar area (LA & SAN TAC effectivly), but I assume the Ultra Res is better, as you have it above the MegaSceneryX title, so I think I'll go that route too.

Cheers, Michael.
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