FOR USERS WHO WISH TO PERFORM
A MANUAL INSTALLATION, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
overall experience is that the MegaScenery titles do not quite perform as well with FSX as they do with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, however you can do a lot of
tweaking to achieve very satisfactory performance.
your MegaScenery files are already on your hard drive, you do not need to
install the MegaScenery. All you need to do is to manually set up pointers in
the FSX Scenery Library.
you removed MegaScenery then you will need your original CDs or DVDs.
Installing MegaScenery That Already Exists On Your Hard Drive
This procedure simply involves setting
up the pointers to MegaScenery files in the Flight Simulator X Scenery Library.
This method gives you the full functionality of MegaScenery since it has all the
files required to fly in all 4 seasons.
Flight Simulator X
opening screen select SETTINGS
right side of the screen under Other settings – select SCENERY LIBRARY
SCENERY LIBRARY SETTINGS Screen Select ADD AREA
the MegaScenery folder you wish to install e.g. MegaScenerySOCAL
Click on the main folder e.g. MegeScenerySOCAL so that it opens that folder and
displays the subfolders e.g. LongBe_e, LosAng_ee, LosAng_ew etc.
the first folder LongBe_e and then select OK
will take you back to the Scenery Library Settings Screen.
ADD AREA again and repeat steps 5 to 6
the Second Folder – LosAng_ee
Continue doing this until all subfolders are added to the scenery library
you are done select OK in the Scenery Library Settings Screen
system will pause for a moment and then you will see a Window indicating that
the Scenery Library is being updated
MegaScenery has been added to your FSX Scenery Library
to the Optimum Settings section below.
Installing MegaScenery From The CD or DVD
This procedure assumes that MegaScenery does not exist on your hard drive. This
is the least preferred method since files for all 4 seasons are not created.
This normally occurs during the scenery library updated phase however this
method requires that you do not run scenery library update.
that Flight Simulator X is not running
your MegaScenery CD or DVD into your drive
AutoInstaller will run
with the installation so that all files are copied to your hard drive
all files have been copied across a Window will open titled SCENERY LIBRARY
UPDATE. This window will ask which version of Flight Simulator do you wish to
install MegaScenery to – you will be presented with FS2002 and Microsoft Flight
Simulator 2004 options.
hit the Next Button – Instead close this Window by clicking on the X on the top
right hand corner of this window.
you have done this – perform the first procedure - Installing MegaScenery That
Already Exists On Your Hard Drive
Optimizing MegaScenery for FSX
Flight Simulator X has a newer, better scenery engine. Support is still
maintained for previous scenery versions such as Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
versions of MegaScenery. This enables MegaScenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator
2004 to run on FSX. In the future we will be creating better, higher resolution
MegaScenery for FSX but that is still some time away.
There are settings you can choose for FSX to make MegaScenery perform optimally
in FSX. Some of these settings are actually opposite to settings recommended for
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.
opening screen of FSX, select SETTINGS
Display Settings Select CUSTOMIZE
first tab you will be brought to is the GRAPHICS TAB
FRAMERATE – in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 we recommended that you selected
UNLIMITED. This has changed now due to the new scenery engine. We recommend that
you now set a lower number so that the background processes can devote more time
specifically to loading MegaScenery bitmaps. The lower you set this – the more
resources are devoted to loading scenery bitmaps. Set it too low and you will
have unsatisfactory framerates. We suggest you set around 15 to 20 fps.
right there is an option for Global Texture Resolution – Drag this all the way
to the right – VERY HIGH
FILTERING – The results of this depend upon your video card. We suggest that you
try all three – Bilinear, Trilinear or Anisotropic to see which gives you the
most satisfactory results.
other settings on this screen are critical to MegaScenery displaying optimally.
SELECT THE SCENERY TAB from the tabs.
and Water have the most critical options.
of Detail Radius – this determines how far MegaScenery displays into the
distance. The higher you set this the longer it takes to load the scenery when
you select Fly Now. If you have a powerful system then select MEDIUM. If you
have a less powerful system select SMALL
Complexity – You can set this to medium
Resolution – Set this to 38
Resolution – Set this to 5 meter since this is the highest resolution of the
current MegaScenery titles.
These are the only settings that you need to optimize MegaScenery texture
display. All other options you can set according to your wishes – but please
bear in mind that the more complex your scenery and autogen options – the more
processing time this takes away from displaying MegaScenery at its clearest.
the more advanced users – there is a setting that you can add to the [MAIN]
section of your FSX.CFG file.
value of 0.50 is the value that we have seen best results from a subjective
more information on this particular setting – please follow this link to the
other general graphics related issues relating to FSX -
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Please visit the MegaScenery Forums if there are any additional issues you wish
to discuss with forum members – many of whom are experts when it comes to using