FScene 4X Total Pack (All Seasons) for FSX/FS2004/P3D5 reviews Was:
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 & Prepar3D
- File size
- 560 MB
For many years, the brilliant FScene packages have been renowned in flight simulation circles for their depth and their level of detail throughout. They manage to capture all of the detail and all of the style that you would hope to see when trying to update and refresh your FSX, FS2004 and P3D experience. When you install this, you’ll be getting access to one of the most pristine and detailed flight simulation packages that there has ever been, regardless of what you need or are looking for!
Another huge part of the process, though, is the fact that countries now look far more specific. FSX, FS2004 and P3D are known for being rather rough and rugged with textures, making the world looking like a really uninviting place at times. The reality is that the planet looks outstanding from above and, with this package, you can finally see that for yourself in absolutely irrepressible detail.
Everything that is included in here makes it easy for you to get to grips with the way that the world should have looked upon release. With the help of the intelligent and innovative changes brought into play by the team here, you’ll find it easier than ever to start really seeing what FSX, FS2004 and P3D can bring to the table in terms of graphical detail and depth.
With all four seasons covered with unique and fresh 3D textures that look absolutely awesome, you should find that both the developed and the open world look outstanding. Cities now look far more impressive than they used to and parts of the world that appeared barren in the past are now fresh, vibrant locations. South American rainforests, large English fields, Asian rice paddies – you name it, you’ll find that it has been improved and optimized beyond any original expectation in this package.
By refreshing and updating the whole package and making it seem far more comfortable than it once was, this makes it easier than ever before to start following the process properly and getting the most out of your experiences in FSX, FS2004 and P3D.
Everything that has been added in here improves visuals, refreshes performances and more or less ensures that your flight simulation experience – regardless of the simulator that you are using – can be as enjoyable and as engrossing as it possibly can. Embrace these season-long changes with a comprehensive texture package!
How Does it Work?
This package manages to take the way that each compatible flight simulator manages textures that are used in the world. This means that when you are flying you are going to see completely different down below you, applied using the specific textures that fit with what you need to see
This includes things like deserts, fields, small villages, towns, cities, forests, wooded areas and so many other formats that you will see the world over
These textures will vary even further depending on where you are in the world. This means that the cities and forests of England, for example, will look totally different to the forests that you find in warmer climates like Australia
Seasons come into play here, too, ensuring that the world is enveloped in the appropriate kind of weather depending on what the season is and what time of year you’re flying at
This provides a wide range of different improvements to ensure that default textures are totally revamped, altered and improved. This means that 3D visual effects can be created with ease across so many different textures, using colors and shading that are far more appropriate for the particular location in the world that you are in; this makes every texture look far better than they would have in the past
Worried about your add-ons being damaged or altered in any capacity? Fear not! This package allows you to use add-ons for roads, rivers, traffic, clouds and even the autogen system. Neon of this is affected at all due to the fact that this modification makes smart use of the ground textures only to maximize the graphical detail that you can get
Additionally, this is fully compatible with add-on mesh terrain packages. Since this only affects the ground textures, this means that add-on mesh additions can be used perfectly easily as the package is made to flow with the ups and downs of the terrain. The additions that are included in this package will do the same, increasing the depth at which you can see the terrain from and how detailed it is
FScene X also manages to work in perfect sync with any customized airport additions that you have included. Airports are a big download for a lot of people and with this package you can easily adjust and improve more or less every facet of your FSX, FS2004 and P3D world thanks to the compatibility with everything from new airport additions to cities
Autogen has been made to work in perfect sync with this software. It works to ensure that the default packages will look outstanding, with the extra 3D appearance being provided being replicated fantastically across the whole world. This means that even when autogen is not visible as you are too high up, you will still be able to look down and see a bustling, busy world down below you
This package has also been optimized to ensure that performance never has to dip again. If you are sick of using mods that seem to make your simulator as slow as possible, then you can rely upon this package to comprehensively buck that trend and make it easier for you to get the package working at the perfect level you were hoping for. You should notice an increase, if anything, when you are using this package as it’s coded and threaded together so intricately to ensure that it all can work at its very optimum level
What is the purpose of FScene X?
By using a massive range of textures across the board to define what you see as you fly, this selects specific texture styles from a wide range to make sure the entire globe will look far more realistic than before. Textures are designed to fit in with the nation you are flying over, so textures and styles should vary appropriately. This massive range of change and detail ensures that the whole thing can work in making the FSX, FS2004 and P3D experience a little bit more realistic and enjoyable. When you get sucked into the atmosphere and the style of the detail you will find it quite hard to return to anything else!
Does this work with add-on terrain scenery like FSGlobal or FSTerrain?
Yes, as this package will replace ground textures in the base FSX, FS2004 and P3D, FS2004 and P3D. You can have extra roads, rivers, cities, airports etc. all installed to your leisure!
Does this package work in any season?
Yes, textures have been adjusted and modified to ensure that they show up perfectly regardless of the season.
Will FScene X work by using add-on airport scenery like Real Scenery Airfields or World Airports?
Yes, airports are left untouched by the package; it only affects ground outside of airports. Customized airports will improve their overall look, though, thanks to the rest of the land around them being more impressive and detailed.
Will FScene X work with photographic scenery add-on packages like VFR Real Scenery?
Yes, this is fully compatible with photographic packages like this, but they cannot be used at the same time. This is because FSX, FS2004 and P3D, FS2004 and P3D manages normal ground terrain compared to photographic scenery; photographic scenery overwrites the default textures so you will not have access to both at the same time.
Can I choose between Photographic Scenery and FScene X?
To see any other photographic scenery packages you will need to disable them, as they will overwrite the changes brought in by FScene X. This is because a photographic scenery package will override what is being included in this package, as they affect two separate sets of files when they are installed.
Does FScene X affect Autogen trees and/or buildings?
No, there has been careful adjustment to ensure that Autogen works in harmony with FScene X. Autogen will continue to work as it originally did, with the enhanced benefit of the add-on making autogen appear even more impressive. Even at heights where autogen is no longer visible you should find it really easy to spot the difference in detail down below.
Does FScene X cause any performance issues with FSX, FS2004 and P3D, FS2004 and P3D?
No, it should cause no reduction in performance – everything runs with the same file size and formatting as the original files. If anything, due to the detail in the changes and the precise nature of the additions, should notice a mild increase in performance rather than any decreases.
Does FScene X cause any permanent changes with FSX, FS2004 and P3D, FS2004 and P3D?
No, there are no long-term or permanent changes to the base FSX, FS2004 and P3D, FS2004 and P3D file unless the software is installed. Once it is uninstalled/removed, the software will restore back to its original settings.
Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
4/5 Verified Purchase
As a newbie to FSX-SE I wanted to try some addons but with so much out there I found it very confusing about where to start. Eventually I narrowed my search to scenery. I didn't want to spend too much nor to be too ambitious and I came across FScene4X Total Pack on sale. Installation into Steam was easy as instructions were clear and concise. I ran some saved flights and flew. What a difference. Each season has different shades and depths of colour not in the base FSX which has added a new dimension to the simulator without sacrificing frame rate. To be fair, some regions have lost sharpness but this becomes less noticeable at increased height. Also, there is some poor stitching of blocks which is noticeable in desert areas as textures are added which don't blend naturally. I saw lots of greenery around Cairo for instance which is desert in the FSX base. Setting this to summer still didn't burn the grass. Nevertheless, for an introductory package, this is good value, particularly if on sale and is a great enhancement which makes the experience more satisfying. If you want to experience a global texture addon which improves the quality at a reasonable price, then start with this before moving on to more costly but superior packages, many of which can be installed with this without issue (BUT NOT ALL). I am confident that this product will make FSX more interesting and more likely to keep me engaged.
5/5 Verified Purchase
I'd already installed FScene X for Canada and the Western USA - So I wasn't sure if this would greatly improve the scenery in those area's and it didn't seem to do anything.. (sigh..) - But the other area's I fly in, showed a noticeable improvement - so I do feel it's, as usual - a great product from this developer.
1/5 Verified Purchase
Really disappointed - blurry and poor quality , OK from a distance but default textures actually better than these. Currently trying to restore my default world textures which has caused much messing around and not being a pc whizz, not even sure what to do! Sorry to say " not recommended"
5/5 Verified Purchase
Was not to sure re this add on for steam but i have been pleasantly pleased with it. Really does change the textures for all the seasons which become more noticeable. One very pleased simmer and well worth the price.
5/5 Verified Purchase
The scenery in FSceneX is outstanding. It is a 100% improvement over the standard FSX scenery. OUSTANDING!!! For the money it can't be beat in my opinion. Great job!!!