Flying around New York City with default FS4 (F1) scenery and with subLogic's Scenery Disk 12
FS4 GRAPHICS - Album 09
Last Updated: October 1st, 2007
Taking a run by "Lady Liberty" within FS4's default (F1) scenery file. This model of the Statue of Liberty is pretty neat and shows you what can be done with just a few well placed lines and a couple of 2D polygons. Quite effective and cool...
Taking a gander at the gal before dawn; notice the flaming torch!
Now we head north from the Statue of Liberty and fly towards New York City within the F1 scenery. It is pretty sparse but the twin towers certainly do catch your attention, huh?
Yes, the World Trade Center lives again in FS4. Microsoft actually issued a patch to have it removed from some versions of the FS scenery (not FS4)... Me, personally - I like seeing them up again...
Beyond the towers towards Mid-Town, we see the Empire State Building in F1.
Right, now lets have another look at the area, but, within the subLogic scenery disk 12... you will see the improvement and why scenery disks were quite popular with FS4 users. Here we make our approach to NYC again, but this time with SD-12 active. Pretty huh?
A daylight view as we get a bit closer to Manhattan.
Heading up the East River, we see the three New York bridges (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg).
Same shot near dawn is even prettier with bridge lights (string of pearls on).
Another view but in full night mode before dawn (note how building lights come on...)
Three famous NYC buildings. These models are quite nicely detailed and have minimal impact on performance with old systems. In this shot there is the Empire State Building, the distinctive Chrysler Building, and the Boring Wedge Building (okay, you caught me. Sorry, I don't know what that one is).
Turning north with the Empire State and Chrysler Building lite at night and with the Washington Bridge visible in the distance.
Another view, but here from the spot plane position with full exterior view selected. Is less more? I think so here... I quite like night flying in FS4, even in downtown NYC - I would not want to do this in the real world!
Another bridges view turning south: the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Verrazano-Narrows in the distance.
A cool shot near the Chrysler Building; note in the distance there are lights on -inside- the towers of the World Trade Center.
Another view, turning through south and west over the "Big Apple".
An exterior spot plane view of the 182 Cessna banking to miss the Empire State Building, with the moon nicely positioned beyond. (Note in this shot the undercarriage of the Cessna 182 is retracted, I often fly with it down... see what happens in a bit.)
Time to land and head into the city for some "out on the town" fun! Here we are lining up for landing at LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) - runway 04/22.
Here we come, landing at LaGuardia... night taxiway and runway lights on full. I'll show these New Yorkers a thing or two about flying...
Ooops, guess who forgot to put the wheels down! It was a good descent too, damn it! Oh well... the greatest thing about any flight simulator is that after you crash, you can get up and go make yourself a cup of coffee in the kitchen!