This addon is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X. It should also work with Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Some developers have explicitly stated compatibilty with Steam Edition but others haven't. Check the product description below for guaranteed compatibility. Just because it doesn't mention it, this does not mean it will not work with the Steam Edition.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X & 2004
246.1 MB for FSX / 247.4 MB for FS2004
This region runs along the south west gulf coast of Florida. It is generally considered to be south of the Tampa Bay area, west of Lake Okeechobee, and mostly north of the Everglades. The player can enjoy well-rendered scenery that blends almost seamlessly. This addon is best used with the game's default scenery. Third party addons for outlying scenery may cause obvious “join” borders.
This package follows true-to-life renders and imagery, ready to be downloaded immediately for gameplay. The player will not be displeased with the results contained in this sim download. The available scenery covers an extensive 5,000 square kilometer, or 3,100 square miles, including the main airport of Miami, as well as 16 airport taxiways. It will also be good to note that the download is just under 500 megabytes.
The source images are rendered from satellite and aerial sources, with a ratio of 1ft : 1px in order to allow for the best possible quality and resolution, along with accurate color depictions and borderless transitions into the default terrain.
Also included around each airport are thousands of automatically generated buildings and foliage surrounding the each landing for a true, three-dimensional landing experience, allowing the player to enjoy the best this addon can offer. Even more that is included in this scenery package are seasonal changes, from summer to winter, along with in-house night imagery developed to emulate realistic lighting, instead of generic flood lights surrounding each building. This allows for more impressive night scenes, with lights from buildins below dotting the cityscape, just as one would see realistically.
The player can also enjoy landable lakes and rivers, optimized graphics, and precise placement in the scenery, allowing the player to enjoy correct positioning at each airport.
The scenery covers over 5000 square kilometer of South East Florida including fotorealistic surrounding of it's main airport Miami. The 16 airport's taxiways aligned to represent their real world counterpart and blending realistically into the fotorealistic terrain.
The source image is a 1 foot/pixel combination of satellite and aerial image for the best possible resolution colormatched to the default FS scenery allowing borderless transition into the default terrain.
Around each airports we placed thousands of autogen buildings and trees allowing a 3d visual experience on landings.
Seasonal changes are included as well as a in-house developed night imagery generating lights per buildings instead of generic floodlights around the scenery.
South-East Florida fotorealistic scenery
Textures made from 1 foot/per pixel originals
Customized autogen in the vicinity of the airports
The airports are optimized to blend into the photoscenery
Very precise placement of the scenery ensuring correct position for the airports
Optimized scenery allowing exceptional framerate
Known FSX limitations
Some users may experience black frames around lakes. By setting the texture resolution within fsX should fix the problem.
The new FSX generated vehicle traffic is not compatible with this scenery at some areas so we recommend disabling this feature when you fly over the Florida scenery.
The package is described as covering 'over 5000 square kilometers of South East Florida including photorealistic surrounding of its main airport Miami', the blurb continuing to say that the sixteen included airport's taxiways have been realigned and adjusted so that they blend realistically into the surrounding terrain. According to the website, 'the source image is a 1 foot/pixel combination of satellite and aerial image for the best possible resolution colormatched to the default FS scenery allowing borderless transition into the default terrain'. AutoGen has been adjusted around the airports and you also get seasonal changes as well as night scenery. The rivers and lakes are landable and a total of sixteen airports are included, the full list being: KMIA, KOPF, KTMB, KHWO, KFLL, KHST, X51, FL31, 78FD, 04FA, 14FA, 22FD, FA35, X44, X46, FL6. What you don't get, or at least I think you don't get, is enhanced mesh or any custom scenery at the airports. - FlightSim.
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This flight sim addon was first listed on SimShack on Wednesday 20 July, 2011.
SimShack is a flight simulation superstore that provides thousands of add-ons and expansions such as aircraft and scenery for FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane. We also have many for FSX: Steam Edition with more to follow as the developers update their packages.