Hands-On Review: Xtreme Cities X USA South-Central released for P3D and FSX brings order to the landclass

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Scenery Solutions have joined up Flight 1 Software to release a new revolutionary product called Xtreme – USA SouthCentral for both P3D and FSX.  This package alone delivers 16 cities worth of technology never seen before in FSX or P3D.  Below is a small review of the basic features and what i personally have experienced using the product. Continue reading

Prepar3D: Comparison of v2.2 cloud.fx vs v2.3 vs volumize mod

As many are finding out, Prepar3D (P3D) version 2.3 has an updated cloud rendering system at work. Most of that work comes from the cloud.fx file, which is located in your installation directory in the “ShadersHLSL” file.

This issue is widely discussed on both the Lockheed Martin ums AVSIM. From doing some reading there the following has been concluded (to this point). Version 2.3’s cloud system that involves the cloud.fx has extra “features” shadows (clouds casting shadows on the ground) in version 2.3, as well as methods to give them more volume, called volumizing. Continue reading