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mavara51
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Posted: Jan. 31 2013,20:15

I've noticed that comercial developers tend to avoid Colorado and the Rockie Mountains For instance FTX
went as far south as their Central Rockies package and don't plan a southern Rockies and to my knowlage do'nt plan to.  MegaSenery did Denver but did'nt include the western Rockies.  I woul like to see something encompassing Colorado, Wyoming, Northern New Mexico etc....


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Posted: Jan. 31 2013,20:45

upcoming FTX Regions for 2013


FTX EU Wales
FTX EU Scotland
FTX EU Northern Ireland
FTX EU Ireland
FTX EU Netherlands
FTX NA South Alaska
FTX NA Northern California
FTX NA New England Maritimes


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Posted: Jan. 31 2013,20:53

I could have sworn at one time they were going to do the Southern Rocky Mountains, but maybe it was my imagination. I know there is some freeware scenery for Colorado that is actually pretty good. But I don't know what its called anymore. Sorry.
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Posted: Jan. 31 2013,21:51

Here you go. Go way down on the list'

http://www.freewarescenery.com/fsx/us.html


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Posted: Jan. 31 2013,22:23

Here is another one for you.
Just scroll down to Colorado.
Colorado freeware scenery


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Posted: Jan. 31 2013,23:29

There were several good freeware Colorado airport sceneries released last year. Jim Dhaenen's Pueblo Memorial was the best one in my opinion.  Dan French's KCOS is very good also. There were also sceneries for Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs, and Telluride released.
Orbx had planned to release the Southern Rocky Mountains SRM but it got shelved in favor of other projects. It hasn't been part of their latest release lists for 2013. I did see a coverage map of the SRM last year. It covered a large part of the state from the Front Range west to the Utah border, but did not include the Four Corners area or Telluride.
I really hope  SRM gets released one day as my town lies in the coverage area. Personally, I think that SRM could be as popular as the PNW is.
Here is link to a map of SRM-

ORBX map

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Posted: Feb. 01 2013,01:05

Hi,

Here is another one for you.
Just scroll down to Colorado.
Colorado freeware scenery

The last link is the colorado scenery. I went there & saw a whole lot of red X's.

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Posted: Feb. 01 2013,02:13

Thank you guys, I was looking for somthing simualar to the FTX post not local scenerys or airports.

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Posted: Feb. 01 2013,05:26

Quote (Capt.propwash @ Jan. 31 2013,22:45)
upcoming FTX Regions for 2013


FTX EU Wales
FTX EU Scotland
FTX EU Northern Ireland
FTX EU Ireland
FTX EU Netherlands
FTX NA South Alaska
FTX NA Northern California
FTX NA New England Maritimes

and develop the Switzerland in 2014 ?

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Posted: Feb. 02 2013,21:10

The only 2 commercially available photo scenery packages for Colorado I have seen are:

SimSavy - expensive since you can't just get Colorado
Also no Autogen, just the photo scenery.

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Magascenery Earth has some of Colorado. But it stops about Highway 34 North of Longmont, and only goes south to about Larkspur. East just passed Denver.

There is a package for the CO mountains, with a 9 meter mesh, but I've had it so long, I can't remember if it was free or PW. (Sorry)

Using SimSavy right now. and waiting for Orbx to do the rest of the Rockys.

Took my Real World training at Vance Brand in Longmont.

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I would imagine it has to do with the topographical nightmare that is the Rocky Mountains.  My brother works for the FAA developing flight procedures for the Western US and Colorado (because of the mountains) is part of this sector instead of Central.  The software they use to run terrain maps for obstacle summaries is honestly not really too much more complex than FSX with FS Genesis on (as far as what it is computing, not what it looks like).

 When he pulls this info up for say Telluride and the surrounding 60 miles, it may take over an hour to pull as it is pulling in 1m data resolution (which is close to high end scenery).  They can select 3m data and that may only take about 30 minutes or so.  

 In short, scenery in the Rockies has to be about the terrain and the terrain is so extremely diverse that it would be a major undertaking to get it done correctly and then when you are done, only i7's matched up to GTX690's would be able to run it at a decent level.


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