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User experiences (from all over the World).

First of all some personal friends (real-life pilots):

Andrew Herd (head reviewer Flightsim.com):
there is no doubt that Ruud has done something that the combined talent of Microsoft could not, and has made Flightsim's landscape look real to my eyes.
Note: Andrew wrote several reviews mentioning FScene:
    #1 read    #2 read    #3 read    #4 read


Francois Dumas ( FSAddon.com): Ruud Faber, the masterful creator of the FScene replacement textures for Flight Simulator, makes the FS landscape really come to life....





John Dale(Flying Doctor): -FScene- Seen on my 21" Dell Monitor (picked up on ebay) it is quite breathtaking.






Ian Scott-AVSIM reviewer: If you are looking to take your FS experience to an even higher level of realism and breath-taking scenery, you need to buy these latest textures from Ruud Faber.









    Introduction found at simshack.net:

    For many years, the brilliant FScene packages have been renowned in flight simulation circles for their depth and their level of detail throughout.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.

    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!

    Reviews from all over the world:



  • by Michael Brooks (SimShack-UK) Fscene - TotalPack-all world
    Was not to sure re this add on for STEAM but i have been pleasantly pleased with it. I'm totally pleased with the changes.
    One very pleased simmer and well worth the price.
    Rating for FScene: [] Michael


  • Ray - Moncton, NB,CA (FScene Forum) Ruud, Have finished trying out FScene in a varied selection of times, seasons and locations. It does not adversely affect the performance of P3DV2. Checked it out in various seasons and airports in the southwest US and its fine. Also ran it in NE Canada (where I live) and it works fine there as well. The Fall scenery is by far the most visually impactful. Ran it alone in P3D then installed FTXGlobal and all continued to function ok. I would say, it adds a lot to P3D with or without the Orbex scenery. Have a great day, Ray []


  • by Tom Richey (Simmarket) Fscene - TotalPack
    A product that delivers on what it promises! Transforms the bland default FSX scenery into a much more realistic environment.
    Especially suggest purchasing while on sale, you won't be sorry!
    Rating for FScene: [] Tom


  • by Rodger Cuccio (SimShack-UK) Fscene - TotalPack-all world
    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!!!
    Rating for FScene: [] Rodger


  • by Brian Reed (SimShack-UK) Fscene - Europe/Africa
    this is a nice product.it is a patch for fsx .exe. format easily installed and works well . Gives a nice 3d effect to building and trees.
    I am pleased wit purchase.
    Rating for FScene: [] Brian


  • Dominic Smith (simMarket) Wow, what a difference these textures make! Before Germany and parts of Europe looked like desert, but these new textures make FSX look so much better and true to life. Having seasonal differences also makes a massive diffence. One of the best add-ons I have purchased. Thanks, Dom Rating for FScene: [] Dom


  • by William Hall (SimShack-UK) Fscene - TotalPack-all world
    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.
    Rating for FScene: [] William


  • by Unknown User (SimShack) Fscene - TotalPack
    I have been using fscene since fs9. For me its one of the few packages which cover the whole world and when used with a terrain mesh like fsglobal it brings FS alive. The many different colours from region to region and seasonal change within each region also helps to make it a great package.
    At the price currently its certainly great value. The only time i dont use it is in my home country of australia where i do use orbx but other than that its fscene. Rating for FScene: []


  • by Dennis Amorose (FSPilotshop) Fscene - TotalPack-all world
    Just installed it, including all the additional goodies included in the package (each addon gives that much more realism to your fsx sim land textures! One word description of the overall effects is WOW!. I'm totally pleased with the changes.
    I made the backup as instructed and put it into a safe folder for storage. Right now cannot imagine wanting to go back to the way everything looked before.
    Rating for FScene: [] Dennis


  • by Chris Bartlett (FSpilotshop) Fscene - TotalPack-all world
    Even though the greens are a little lurid, This is a great improvement on the default FSX ground scenery.
    BUT BEWARE. BACK UP YOUR DEFAULTS BEFORE YOU INSTALL THESE. There is no auto install/uninstall rollback option so you will have to re-install FSX if you want your originals back. To be fair the instructions do advise this but I didn't read them first.
    Rating for FScene: [] Chris


  • by Jeffery Gerald (FSPilotshop) Fscene - TwinPack #1 North & South America
    Not a bad product. It is definitely a nice improvement over stock terrain. I use this with scenery tech NA landclass and together there is a nice effect ingame.
    Reasonable price and liked the download over a mail delivery.
    Rating for FScene: [] Jeffery


  • Thomas Neal (FSPilotshop) At 1st I was a little sketchy on buying this. For me the ground textures looked a little vibrant. But I took a gamble and parted my money. The reason: the promise of 'improved frame rates'. That alone is enough to tempt anyone into it and plus as well to improve the look and feel on Flight Simulator especially the ground textures. Well now I have done a a couple of flights using this, and also along with a few more freeware textures just to give that edge on appearance and realism. But now my flight simulator has never looked so amazing as it does now. This is an absolute must have if your the kind of simmer who wants to improve the feel of flight simulator on a budget. However I will say though, the promise of high frames isn't related on my PC. My PC is very weak and almost steam driven; but when it comes to frames, I haven't noticed a difference at all. I even think I am getting the same frame rates when I had the default, out of the box, dull ground textures. But it might be different from where on your PC. Rating for FScene: [] Thomas


  • by Unknown User (SimShack) Fscene - TotalPack
    Bought this to see if I could get rid of the terrible brown textures FSX uses by default in autumn/winter. It works like a treat, and no performance hit. If anything, FPS has increased a little, allowing autogen to be turned up. Buildings and trees are far more realistic that the default FSX ones.
    At this price, you cannot complain! Rating for FScene: []


  • Jack P. Hutchinson (Amazon) Worth the money. I regret not getting this years ago. The overall improvement in the default scenery is incredible. No this is not a photo over lay but it does replace the default standard objects and seasons giving FSX a MUCH better look. I have not noticed a FPS hit which only makes this an even better package. If your a "sim pilot" and are looking to improve your flight sim experience this is the place to start. Rating for FScene: [] Jack


  • James Judson Peebles Jr. (San Diego, California) (Amazon) This software made my screen come alive with realistic scenery. This is not just an add-on with no purpose. It makes Flight Simulator much more pleasing to behold. This software works. The cost is well worth with what you get. The best flight simulation scenery money can buy. The programers were ingenious with this one. . Rating for FScene: [] James


  • Violet Kimmitt (Amazon) Great FSX enhancement. Easy to install and the scenery becomes more lifelike and realistic. A great addition to realism for the Flight SIm . Rating for FScene: [] Violet


  • juan corrales (Amazon) Because this place is a game score: High performance, Quick and versatile, Exiting. But adequate live. For anyone in the world to use. Great Level.. Rating for FScene: [] Juan


  • ImBatMan (Amazon) Yes! Great stuff. Get the gold version of flight sim and install this. Very neat add on. I love this game. Rating for FScene: [] ImBatMan


  • by Unknown User (SimShack) Fscene - TotalPack
    Fscene (FSX), has done a fantastic Job! This add-on is Simply Stunning, really brings out the colors in your ground textures and really improves auto-gen.
    this is a really nice add-on and is very well priced. Rating for FScene: []


  • Jerome Ong (PilotShop review) Purchased this through download and the installer provided for a quick installation. Upon unzipping the file, there will be 2 files. One for FS 2004 and another for FSX. This software really enhances the ground textures a great deal. Seas and oceans looks more life is injected into vegetations. It looks like Mother Nature has added fertiliser to the trees! The ground in the different seasons looks more realistic as well. A definite must buy! In fact, this should be one of the first add-ons purchased in my opinion. Rating for FScene: Jerome


  • Ward (Amazon) This did improve the visual in my MSFSX Deluxe version. I would buy this again if I had to. Not bad for the price. Rating for FScene: [] Best, Ward


  • Shinichi Ogura (Japan ) A desert is not located in my country.But Most of default FSX is a desert. This addon blew away such a trouble. Ground should become a beautiful forest,grassland,field and many othr textures. I was able to become very very fortunate by the favor of this addon. I will recommend so that this may be installed first of all first, even if the recommended aircraft is heard. Thanks for FScene4X Rating for FScene: [] Shinichi


  • By Jeff (Amazon.UK) Only brought this two weeks ago, Loaded up fast so could use right away,and what a difference. The first thing you notice is the colour to the ground (trees,grass) really come to life and does not slow your PC down. brought from amazon for a good price and came in a few days. if your thinking of buying this add on for any flight sim x or 2004 then I would say give it ago you wont be disappointed. Rating for FScene: [] JEFF


  • By Big Al "Alan Rivière" (Southwest, USA) This FScene X Expansion Pack does not replace the scenery of Microsoft Flight Simulator X or 2004; it enhances it. It adds more details and colors to the original terrain. It runs smoothly in my Dell Optiplex 745 computer. (It has an Intel 3.4 GHz dual core CPU and a GeForce GT 520 graphics card.) I did not notice any drag on the performance of the Flight Simulator X. It works well. Rating for FScene: [] Alan


  • By Richard Micola (simMarket) Fresh up your FSX! The Ground Textures are far more better than the default from FSX. More realistic. Because better coloured and therefore, more contrast in the Ground textures. I was lucky to buy it in the sales! Fly with more Fun in FSX! FSCENE is Fantastic beautifull! With many Thanks to the producer Ruud Faber! FSX looks now far Better than before. Rating for FScene: [] Richard


  • By Raymer Rentschler (FSPilotshop) Florida now looks like Florida!!!! I am very personaly pleased with this purchase. Did not affect the framerate. Thank you Fscene...... Rating for FScene: [] Raymer


  • C. Chamberson (Amazon) This disc does enhance the scenery and provides a more 3D effect.
    Also did not slow the simulator down. So pretty good.
    Rating for FScene: [] C. Chamberson


  • By Jack (Amazon.uk) Couldn't fly without it! Easy install worked fine, it improves ground textures with no frame rate drop, which is why I like this so much. Rating for FScene: [] Jack


  • Larry in Durangoon (Amazon) Gotta have it if you are a sim-pilot. Rating for FScene: [] Larry


  • By JayWalker (Amazon.UK) Well done Ruud! Ruud has been working on this series for years now and it shows. A great improvement to the basic FSX experience with vivid scenery throughout the FSX world. An excellent choice for anyone who wants to add a little panache to their flight simulation hobby. Rating for FScene: [] Jay


  • By Naji Ballout (FSPilotshop) decent product because I use REX and GEX I did not see a big difference but surely has improved my texture. Rating for FScene: [] Naji


  • Lollyon (Amazon) Good little add on doesn't use up extra video memory but generally up's the scenery in a subtle changes. Urban areas look more populated, better foliage etc. Rating for FScene: [] Lollyon


  • By Lee (Amazon.uk) Just bought this a couple of weeks ago and so glad i did, didn't realise how much of a basic scenery difference it would make. The graphics become so much better from the standard default stuff you get with fsx. The cities become more real to look at, and as everyone says its frame rate friendly so i don't lose any frames when playing. So for this price you can't go wrong! Rating for FScene: [] Lee


  • Mr L. (Amazon) Makes a difference to the standard scenery. Rating for FScene: [] L.


  • Kobi D "Kobi D." (Amazon) Great add on. Rating for FScene: [] Kobi


  • M. Romano "Mad Max" (Glendale, NY) Amazon.com GREAT PC Game. Would recommend this, lots of fun. The graphis are excellent and the reality of the sofware is unbelievable. Great product! Rating for FScene: [] Mad Max


  • By biffo (Merseyside) (Amazon.uk) If your interested in this FSX add on you already know how good it is. This makes it even more enjoyable at a price I haven't seen equalled. If you enjoy Sims this is a must. Rating for FScene: [] Biffo


  • Dominic Smith (simMarket) Wow, what a difference these textures make! Before Germany and parts of Europe looked like desert, but these new textures make FSX look so much better and true to life. Having seasonal differences also makes a massive diffence. One of the best add-ons I have purchased. Thanks, Dom Rating for FScene: [] Dom


  • IKBAL (Amazon) REALISTIC VERY GOOD ADDON. Rating for FScene: []


  • read full review by Dr. Andrew Herd (Chief Reviewer) If you want to improve your entire sim world all at once!


  • Jamie Williams (FSPilotShop) Absolutely brilliant add-on!! Completely changes the game experience. The landscapes just look so much more realistic!! Would give it six stars if i could. The add-on is completely worth its price!! Rating for FScene: [] Jamie


  • read full review by Dr. Andrew Herd (Chief Reviewer) Last time I reviewed FScene, I couldn't help wondering why Microsoft didn't just go out and hire Ruud to do the textures for them. Now I have the luxury of going back and taking a second look at them, I find I still think that way, so I guess these textures from the flying Dutchman deserve their Armchair Aviator Award. Unlike so many addons, Ruud's textures have made a permanent home on my hard disk.




  • Hayden Scullion (FSPilotShop) A brilliant add on!!! The graphes are 100 times better then my old graphes on fsx. The picture looks so real. I tried all four seasons and the best was winter in charge. Rating for FScene: [] Hayden


  • by PC Powerplay Magazine (Australia) Significant improvement to standard textures


  • Alex Breza (FSPilotShop) A must to have in your collection. I checked out a lot of places for free scenery and you get what you pay for. So I decided to see whats's out there to purchase and this product FScene TotalPack was amazing. The scenery makes a big difference between the default FSX and Fscene in other words night and day. Rating for FScene: [] Alex


  • By Mr Skywriter (Amazon.UK) Slick! It's a great way to enhance the scenery in FSX and FS2004. These programs are several years old now but still deliver a fantastic experience, and with the help of FScene by Ruud (under the Just Flight label), they are fresh and vibrant. Well worth it. Rating for FScene: [] Mr Skywriter (UK)


  • by Eric Keen (FSPilotShop) Looks amazing! Can see the difference right off the bat! thanks! Rating for FScene: [] Eric


  • by Nathan Hancock (FSPilotShop) I install this pack wondering how much of a difference it would make to my fsx The answer is a lot. Everything looks more vibrant and real. Good job Fscene! Rating for FScene: [] Nathan


  • E. Longe (Amazon.com) In my personal opinion FSX was a step in the wrong direction for ground textures but FScene X makes up for Microsofts dodgy work. For what you get it is great value and I can't imagene FS with out it. Rating for FScene: [] E. Longe


  • Jack Raisin (FSPilotShop) Really good add-on. Definitely makes flying more enjoyable and realistic. Good value at this price -.. Rating for FScene: [] Jack


  • Charmaine Bauer (FSPilotShop) this is the best purchase i have ever made and i would rate it a 8 out of 5 because it is really realistic. before my frame rates were not that good and had barely any scenery to it. now when i downloaded this product i have my settings on high and the best frame rates ever. i dont have the best graphics card on my computer but now i feel i have the best graphics card ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will totaly recommended it to anyone to have a realistic experience. Rating for FScene: [] Charmaine


  • by Mike Hixson (FSPilotShop) Plus - has textures for both FSX and FS2004. Prior to FSX the FS2004 textures were sold in 3 packages, such as North America, Europe, Asia. The FS2004 version should contain all the patches. the FSX version can be patched from the FScene site, which is nice! The textures have improved in the FSX version, although I still like the FS2004 version. They seem to give more depth to the flat textures of houses, etc. Frame rates seem to be fine. Minus - some autogens might appear out of place, but we aren't talking photo realistic scenery here, so maybe that's not a big issue. Overall - I think it is worth the money as it comes with FSX and FS2004 textures. I got this for a very cheap price, so I can't complain at all. On sale price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. Rating for FScene: [] Mike


  • read full review by Dr. Andrew Herd (real life Pilot) Ruud and I spent many evenings pondering the design, on the basis that most flight simulation awards make the Nobel peace prize look like something given for underachievement. I had already settled on the armchair aviator idea, but Ruud, design guru that he is, went out and found the chair and a wing and a world and glued the three together to produce something distinctive, which has an understated appeal that pleased both of us.


  • by Just Flight (Published boxed version) Once it's installed you'll wonder how you ever flew without it!


  • M. White (Amazon.com) I only wish I had bought this product a long time ago. Really worthwhile, and fully compliments fsx. No slowing down of fps. It makes my flying around Australia more realistic. Valleys look like valleys. Rating for FScene: [] M. White


  • by Bob Bance (Personal eMail) Name here is Bob Bance, happy user, after purchase of FScene4X. Congrats and thanks. This setup put FS9 to par, if not over FSX. Bob


  • Douglas Henley (FSPilotShop) MUST HAVE IT. MAKES IT LOOK REAL WHEN FLYING OVER POPULATED AREAS Rating for FScene: [] Douglas


  • by Terblanche Jordaan The fall textures eg are a true representation of the changing seasons in the Northern Hemisphere and if you enjoy flying VFR it is an absolute must.


  • A. Taylor (Amazon.com) Installing this does improve the scenery in FSX (haven't tried it in FS2004) but it's pretty subtle. Go to Egypt and you get Palms as opposed to oak trees and the cliffs look a little more realistic but for me that's about it. Same goes for Europe, Interlaken Mil for example, the ground (grass) and the hillsides look quite a bit more realistic but at the expense of the rivers which now seem much `flatter' and certainly more linear. Overall, an OK upgrade but one you could certainly live without. It does not appear to affect frame rate etc. Rating for FScene: [] A. Taylor


  • By Jaap van Hees - Kortenhoef - The Netherlands (Maker of the popular 'VFR Guide Series' and in 2011 the "MacRobertson International Air Race" ) I am the proud owner of FScene, all 4 seasons, made by Ruud Faber. These products add more 'reality' to flying VFR or overflying the landscape at higher altitudes. It gives the ground-textures a wider variation in colours like in the 'real world', instead of the two- or three-colour usage of the default FS ground-textures. You can distinguish between everything much better. Clearly recognisable is the 'country-side' with it's hedges, treelines, meadows, corn- and other fields, farms, villages etc. etc. There are also shadows added which creates a good 3D-effect. And in urban areas things are easy distinguishable too: from about 3000 ft altitude for instance busy shopping-quarters with lots of traffic are clearly visible, so are parkinglots etc. I have a lot of aerial photo's of the area I like to fly VFR a lot (NW Washington State) and FScene's resemblance with these real-world photo's is staggering ! Ruud's advice: clouds scattered cumulus, visibility of about 50-80 miles, altitude of 4000-5000 ft gives the best effects. Well, this may be true, but as a bushflyer I would like to add something else: flying in mountainous terrain along mountainslopes and through valleys looks much better too! The mountains and valleys are much more beautiful. Lots is there to see, even little mountain-roads and –paths are clearly visible! FScene has only one "disadvantage": you pay more attention to the world below around you than to the approach and landing of the various airports. This could lead to serious problems. So, don't say I did not warn you! - Jaap


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  • John Barnum (FSPilotShop) This is well worth the money. I added it over two years ago and at that time it was $70.90. Rating for FScene: [] John


  • Richard Rice (Amazon.com) This definately enhances the graphics of the landscape and airports. I am totally happy with the improvement this software does with FX FLT Sim. No problems encountered in installation and running of FX Flt Sim. Rating for FScene: [] Richard


  • Philip (Philip's Flight Simulation Page - http://flightsim.zl3gp.co.nz/index.php/scenery-textures) In FlightSim X, New Zealand looks rather like a beach with most of the country rather dry. I have started using scenery textures by FScene. These textures make New Zealand look green again and the mountain ranges look great. They also have new textures for airports. Philip


  • Thomas Seiffert (FSPilotShop) VERY GOOD! I rate these textures as VERY GOOD. I downloaded the FSC-285 file. Then I flew our of numerous places that I do not use very often. After taking a good look at the factory textures of trees, ground, etc. I installed the FScene TotalPack. Then I started over again visiting all the same places I had just looked over. I find a noticeable IMPROVEMENT in the bare ground textures and the the forest textures. Good job FScene! I RECOMMEND this software! Rating for FScene: [] Thomas


  • Richard Amole (FSPilotShop) I installed this software in both FS9 & X and it has made a wonderful improvement to the ground structure. It seems more real. Rating for FScene: Richard


  • Serge Volland (FSPilotShop) vu le prix ce logiciel en general est bien je lui donne la note de8/10. Je n'ai pas encore tout exploité mais il y a une réelle diffèrence avec cet addon et avant. Rating for FScene: [] Serge.


  • by Al Pelletier (Reviewer) Used FScene for the exciting RoundRobin adventures


  • Norman Johnson (FSPilotShop) for 15 buck's it seems like good scenery to me. The frame rates seem much better than original scenery. Rating for FScene: [] Norman.


  • Per Schmidt (FSPilotShop) This is COOL go for it, its make your tex. alive :) Rating for FScene: [] Per.


  • Barry Scanlon (Review SimMarket) I previously purchased Ultimate Terrain Europe and found Ireland & the UK ground textures looked like they were scorched by a desert sun. Purchased FScene X and i am extremely impressed. The ground textures look like what they should look like and no more horrible brown textures. Fscene is well worth the money, you wont be dissapointed! Rating for FScene: [] Barry


  • Don R. Miller (simMarket review) Fscene, has done a fantastic Job! This add-on is Simply Stunning really brings out the colors in your ground textures and really improves auto-gen. This is a really nice add-on and is very well priced. Don.


  • Paterson Thomas (FsPilotShop) I have to say that I was skeptical about this product but I bought it because it was on sale. I am wondering now why it took me so long to purchase this. I have ground environment from Flight 1 which enhances the ground textures in FS9 significantly but FScene takes it to a new level of realism especially if love flying to South America or Africa! I have a high end computer and I did not notice any impact on frame rate.


  • by David (pro-sim / Captain) FScene is spectacular, for all the right reasons


  • Chris Garfield (PilotShop review) Not geographicaly correct in detail but more lifelike than the default scenery. A big boost in performance though, due to more efficient tiles. Would recommend this for performance improvement alone at a fair price. Chris.


  • Ross Pettigrew (PilotShop review) worth the wait... makes flying more enjoyable. Ross.


  • Andrei Knight (FSPilotShop) Easy, flawless installation, and the back-up (just in case you later wish to remove this) is as simple as copying a single folder. While I cannot say I noticed any of the advertised "performance enhancements" (could also be me, I'm running a lot of external cockpit modules), the visual improvement (what I was really paying for) was noticeable right form the start. Everything just seems a bit more... well... REAL. Greater light/dark contrast on the ground, more reflections on the water, nice fade into the horizon. I wonder how these textures would look combined with a more detailed mesh? (Next upgrade.) Overall, fantastic bang for the buck! Rating for FScene: [] Andrei


  • by Dr. John Dale (real life Pilot) Where the original scenery textures are somewhat bland, the FScene replacement ones add an exciting depth of color to the basic scenery. This does not have any noticeable effect on the frame rate.


  • Benjamin Roseman (PilotShop Review) FScene4X-Asia A must for anyone traveling through Asia. Rating for FScene: Benjamin Roseman. Installation was plain and simple and the FScene Forum support seems good.


  • Geoff Walledge (PilotShop review) Installed FScene4X Total Pack last week and love the experience so far. I run FTX for Australian scenery and was hoping for a similar result for the rest of the world. Seems I have found it!! For a relative newcomer I would like to see some more info on suggested "Start Up" settings, as has been done with the ORBX documentation, but using these as a starting point I am now getting some really nice results to improve on. Frame Rates, with sliders at an average of 80%, have improved from 35-40 FPS on default FSX scenery to Max. 65 FPS last night using the FScene4X!! I'll be working on improving the content whilst maintaining a 40 FPS locked rate. I have not worked with FS9 in as much detail yet but certainly expect similar successes. All in all, a Fantastic job with this package, it will complement whatever you are looking to achieve with your environment and the FPS improvement will really help out those with simpler spec computers than what I'm lucky enough to own. Keep up the great work!! Rating for FScene:


  • read full review by Dr. Andrew Herd (Chief Reviewer) Using FScene: The results are nothing short of spectacular!


  • Jerome Ong (PilotShop review) Purchased this through download and the installer provided for a quick installation. Upon unzipping the file, there will be 2 files. One for FS 2004 and another for FSX. This software really enhances the ground textures a great deal. Seas and oceans looks more life is injected into vegetations. It looks like Mother Nature has added fertiliser to the trees! The ground in the different seasons looks more realistic as well. A definite must buy! In fact, this should be one of the first add-ons purchased in my opinion. Rating for FScene:


  • Steven Diamond (private message) i have been using FScene since fs9. For me its one of the few packages which cover the whole world and when used with a terrain mesh like fsglobal it brings FS alive. The many different colours from region to region and seasonal change within each region also helps to make it a great package. At the price currently its certainly great value. The only time i dont use it is in my home country of australia where i do use orbx but other than that its FScene. Steven


  • Demetris Gregoriou (PilotShop review) This package is cool !!!!!! It rewards with extremely dense scenery objects with buildings and stuff FSX alone didn`t had at all !!!! OH, LOL, OMG !!!!!!!! THIS IS REALLY WHAT I SUGGEST FOR FSX AND FS9 SCENERY. IT IS A GLOBAL PACKAGE AND YOU DONT NEED ALL THAT STUFF TO DOWNLOAD AFRICA, ASIA, SOUTH AMERICA E.T.C. SPARE !!!! IT`S ALL IN 1 !! Rating for FScene:


  • Harry Grassom (PilotShop review) I am impressed! Works smoothly with fsx and although it doesn't replace the civilian buildings, the nature detail is amazing! Buy now! Rating for FScene:


  • William Sinkhorn (PilotShop review) This is a very good product. I had been using another scenery add on and had the terrain mesh around the world freeware project installed. FScene4X is far and away better. It is worth every penny. Rating for FScene:


  • read full review by Gene Davis (AVSIM Staff Reviewer) This is a very nice package and does offer a lot for MSFS


  • John Casses (PilotShop review) I purchased this product, downloaded and installed it without a problem. It's easy, comes with instructions. I'm very pleased with the dramatic improvement to FS9 scenery, really gives FS9 a fresh, more detailed look with no framerate hit at all. Well worth the money. Also includes a version for FSX. I'd recommend FScene 4X. Rating for FScene:


  • Alan Sloan (private message) Just purchased your FScene-Europe for FSX . Writing to tell you how pleased i am with it . I was totaly impressed that it made the UK flights very very real . I intend to now purchase the USA-Canada FScene. At the moment i'm also using GEX for USA . Should i not use that with your FScene or is it ok to use both together. Again thanks for a great add on . Feel free to add my coments to your website. Alan Sloan.


  • Peter (peebee) (private message) Have just purchased the FS9 FSX totalpack. I have used your scenery for some years now in FS9. I must say the "auto" install of today is very fast and easy. You have now transformed FSX into a product I can use. The default textures of the UK were terrible..more like flying over Iraq than the UK! Very many thanks for your amazingly rapid service. Best wishes. Peter


  • Paul Hinds (private message) Hi Ruud, Well I must say that after many hours of playing in different areas of the world that I am truly impressed with FScene4X! It really enhances the visual realism. Thanks for a job well done! Paul Hinds


  • read full review by Pilot GB FScene World Texture Set by the wonderfully kind Ruud Faber


  • Gordon (private message) Hi Ruud. I just purchased the total pack for FSX today. Got everything installed and all I can say is WOOOOOW!!!! Thanks for getting back to me and for the Super Program. I have your FS 2004 texture installed and I still use my FS9 a lot. Thanks again Gordon


  • Terry Canada (private message) Hi Ruud. took your download and tried it, it worked perfectly. Started FS9 and everything worked really good (even got better framerate, probably by eliminating the freeware textures).Next step, a few payware aircraft (twin prop and airbus series). Thank you for your help and the nice scenery textures.When i get a more powerful computer, i will try FSX, i have all the software but not quite enough power from my computer to run it. I hope their will be future versions of FSCENE. - Terry


  • Jim Oppenheim (private message) I just purchased the FScene4x total package and am surprised to see that it is even better than all the previous texture packages for both FS9 and FSX. MANY KUDOS. Jim


  • John Huthwaite (private message) Hi Ruud. I have just bought, downloaded and running the USA/Canada scenery. It is absolutely wonderful and am currently flying around Ketchigan in South Alaska and also round Chicago at night. Thanks a million for such wonderful scenery. John


  • by Head UK Sales This innovative software, from scenery expert Ruud Faber, transforms the default scenery textures of Flight Simulator 2004/2002 to something with far greater realism


  • Christopher Marshall (flightsim.com) These new textures are excellent, they have opened up a whole new world to the flightsimmer. I could not believe the huge difference that they have made, they really are brilliant. I have been a flightsimmer for many years and this has been the best addon that I have installed and believe me I have tried many. Congratulations to the designer for an A1 product. Cheers. Chris. Rating for FScene:


  • Ferry Spaan (previous owner of FSMagazine -the Netherlands) Thanks for your very quick response (stopped the clock at 20 minutes ) And I never really thanked you for your product! Although my wife never liked the idea of spending so much money on Flightsim addons which I had to compromise with taking her out for dinner at the same amount (so you know in which type of restaurant I had to go), I still enjoy it every day. Together with FSGlobal2005 I think I have purchased a very good combination. Regards, Ferry


  • read full review by Ian Scott (real life Pilot) Ruud's textures are a very good buy and he does offer some package deals that will help you save on the total cost. I enjoy looking at the scenery in ways that no previous experience of flight simming has ever given me.


  • From Andrew Herd - (Reviewer Flightsim.com) Last time I reviewed FScene, I couldn't help wondering why Microsoft didn't just go out and hire Ruud to do the FS2004 textures for them. Now I have the luxury of going back and taking a second look at them, I find I still think that way, so I guess these textures from the flying Dutchman deserve their Armchair Aviator Award. Unlike so many addons, Ruud's textures have made a permanent home on my hard disk. Andrew


  • From Ian Scott - (Reviewer AVSIM.com) All I can say is this: Since I bought Ruud's texture sets, my enjoyment of FS has been immeasurably enhanced. I enjoy looking at the scenery in ways that no previous experience of flight simming has ever given me. Though the default FS2004 Ground Textures are a huge improvement over the past, Ruud's give a much more "3D" and "textured" look and at times the scenery almost looks "photorealistic." Ian


  • read full review by Dr. Andrew Herd (Chief Reviewer) Last time I reviewed FScene, I couldn't help wondering why Microsoft didn't just go out and hire Ruud to do the FS2004 textures for them. Now I have the luxury of going back and taking a second look at them, I find I still think that way, so I guess these textures from the flying Dutchman deserve their Armchair Aviator Award. Unlike so many addons, Ruud's textures have made a permanent home on my hard disk.


  • From Francois 'Navman' Dumas - (Managing Editor SimFlight.com) Ruud Faber, the masterful creator of the FScene2004 replacement textures for Flight Simulator, makes the FS landscape really come to life.... His rendition of the European Alps look true-to-life and his USA fall landscape, with the vibrating colors of the Indian Summer, really adds tremendous value to VFR flying Francois


  • By Jaap van Hees - Kortenhoef - The Netherlands (Maker of the popular 'VFR Guide Series' ) A little while ago I became the proud owner of FScene US & Canada, all 4 seasons, made by Ruud Faber. These products add more 'reality' to flying VFR or overflying the landscape at higher altitudes. It gives the ground-textures a wider variation in colours like in the 'real world', instead of the two- or three-colour usage of the default FS ground-textures. You can distinguish between everything much better. Clearly recognisable is the 'country-side' with it's hedges, treelines, meadows, corn- and other fields, farms, villages etc. etc. There are also shadows added which creates a good 3D-effect. And in urban areas things are easy distinguishable too: from about 3000 ft altitude for instance busy shopping-quarters with lots of traffic are clearly visible, so are parkinglots etc. I have a lot of aerial photo's of the area I like to fly VFR a lot (NW Washington State) and FScene's resemblance with these real-world photo's is staggering ! Ruud's advice: clouds scattered cumulus, visibility of about 50-80 miles, altitude of 4000-5000 ft gives the best effects. Well, this may be true, but as a bushflyer I would like to add something else: flying in mountainous terrain along mountainslopes and through valleys looks much better too! The mountains and valleys are much more beautiful. Lots is there to see, even little mountain-roads and –paths are clearly visible! FScene has only one "disadvantage": you pay more attention to the world below around you than to the approach and landing of the various airports. This could lead to serious problems. So, don't say I did not warn you! - Jaap


  • By Kristofer Kristensen - Linkoeping - Sweden When I first made acquaintance with the FScene product line I was sceptical, mostly because of the price. Now I own three copies of summer textures including this one, Africa. It's definetly worth the money. These textures look gorgeous and unlike before I now believe FScene is well worth the money, because unlike a specific scenery such as an airport or a xsmaller region, these products enhance and give you enjoyment over very, very vast areas. Try flying over South Africa with FScene Africa Summer Texture and FSGenesis Africa Mesh and you will see Flight Simulator at its very best. Kristofer


  • by President Sales USA FScene will turn every flight into an optical experience of enhanced realism.


  • By Rafael Bessa - Ceará, Brazil FScene is a must have scenery add-on ! My Flight simulator is now more closer to the reality... I won the FScene South America Summer Textures in Vflight.com screenshot contest. but, now, i'm really thinking about in buying the hole South America Packpage ! Keep the good work ruud ! Cheers, Rafael


  • By Tom Gazowski - Pennsylvania USA My textures are working fine now. I guess I messed up the installation somehow when installing. Summer went on fine but I messed up the rest. Yes, you may quote me as saying I am very happy with the textures over the default textures. The colors are much more vibrant an realistic, and I can see a much better realism in forest and farmland areas. I never realized how much I enjoyed them until I switched seasons and didn't have them. What a difference when I finally solved my problem and got them back! Now I am back up and things are working fine. I plan on getting Europe soon. Keep up the good work . Regards, Tom


  • by General Manager Sales WW. FScene 3D makes Microsoft Flight Simulator a truly different world to fly


  • By Lars Peter Hammer - Copenhagen Denmark This must be one of the best upgrades you could buy - it looked good even on my old Geforce 4 4200 card.... and you don't even suffer framerate problems. I would recommend people with Flight1's FSWater, FSGenesis Mesh and your textures to fly over the channel from Holland to the UK at dusk - it's unbelievable!! I've tried some of the Photo sceneries on the market that utilizes satellite photos, but have binned them as they don't come near your textures. The only "problem" I have with the textures is that I sometimes forget to fly as I find my self gazing at the scenery. ;o) Thanks again for your outstanding job, Lars


  • By Sascha Rieger - art director by profession. I have just purchased FScene2004 EU-Summer and am VERY happy with it. This is rare for me as I am really picky regarding the quality of FS Addons (and graphic work in general as I am an art director by profession). Your work makes FS9 so much more realistic ! I will definitely get additional sets to upgrade the flight simming experience even further, buying new textures as the seasons arrive! I am also particularly looking forward to the Asia Texture Set! Best regards, Sascha


  • By Gerard Salden - Member of Team Wideview and betatester for Lago With his new FScene 2004 series , Ruud Faber has done it again. The realism that is added is overwelming . Flightsimulator looks like a total different simulator. As a Wideview flyer with 6 outside view monitors people ask me where I got the photorealistic scenery from. I often use my 747-400 for VFR flying, just to look at the landscape and I can do so for hours ! All continents and all sesons are incredible.This is the closest experience to real flying. - Gerard


  • read full review by Dr. Andrew Herd (real life Pilot) Ruud and I spent many evenings pondering the design, on the basis that most flight simulation awards make the Nobel peace prize look like something given for underachievement. I had already settled on the armchair aviator idea, but Ruud, design guru that he is, went out and found the chair and a wing and a world and glued the three together to produce something distinctive, which has an understated appeal that pleased both of us.


  • By Vaughan Howard - Erie, CO 80516 United States I first purchased FScene2004 USA & Canada Summer about a year ago. The product is amazing. If you want to add extra realism to your Flight Sim experience, FScene is sure to leave you in awe of what you are seeing. Developer Rudd Faber has done a spectacular job in making the ground textures unbelievably realistic. Looking at the ground with FScene is the closest thing yet I have seen to what you would see if you look out the window of a real in-flight aircraft. I was so impressed with Rudd's product that I have since installed FScene USA & Canada Fall, Winter and Spring. Just today I installed FScene Europe Summer so that I can now begin to enjoy the sights that Rudd has created while flying over Europe. These products are definitely TOP NOTCH ! - Vaughan


  • By Jennifer Conner & Carl Selbo - CEO, Virgin Virtual Airlines The true test of a Flight Simulator add-on is this: If you had to do without, which is the one add-on you'd keep? That's easy - FScene. The difference is striking - familiar with the default textures, FScene2004 was like stepping into another world. A real world. The dull, repetitive default textures are replaced by a realistic, varied and more colorful terrain. As each new season is released, we eagerly snap it up and install it - it's quite simply the most valued set of addons we own ! - Jennifer Added after release of Patch for rivers: Wow! The new rivers and streams patch is amazing! That is so much more realistic! Thank you. - Jennifer


  • by Bob "lynxbob" LeBras Fscene ground textures represent a tremendous value. Combining all of the detailed and colorful continental textures into conveniently downloadable seasons


  • By Marcel Widi - Linz/Austria Review in one word: speechless ... OK, now in more detail: When I first saw the quite high price for a few replacement textures I thought there must be an error ... but then I thought if the thing is worth its money, it has to be the add-on of the year ... I tried out Europe and ... I was right! I have combined Ruud Faber's textures with Justin Tyme's (FSGenesis) mesh terrain and what I got was the next best thing to Flight Simulator 2006 (!) The textures are a quantum leap indeed - most of all I like the woods - finally it looks like there really are trees - in fact the effect is so good that I have turned off the auto-gen completely which has the nice side-effect of an increase in framerate! so much for the pros ... cons: flight-sim addiction might be a side-effect ... so long, Marcel


  • By Patrick Jorand - Geneva - Switzerland Good Morning Ruud, Firstly let me congratulate you for your work. Being a FS fan for years, I bought a week ago your FS Europe 4 seasonal texture and the result is amazing, more specially the sense of deepness that it gives, even over flat areas. Flying most of the time from Geneva (LSGG), the panorama over the alps is just superb and so realistic in term of colours, deepness. (I am using your textures with Lago Terramesh Europe 2004). Of course you may use my comments, I would be rather happy to be a supporter for such a good work . Cheers, Patrick


  • By Jan Alexandersen - Tromso - Norway Dear Ruud Faber, Thanks a lot for your very quick reply! All problems are no sorted out, and I am very pleased with your great work! I see that I very soon need the new Europe Spring in my collection! Your great texture really improves the realisme and fun of using FS. Please keep up the good work ! I also want you to know that the textures work fine with Lago's Scandinavian Mesh already installed on my machine. All the best from Tromso - top of Norway (and almost the world!) Jan Alexandersen


  • By AVSIM.com - USA introducing FScene2004-USA&Canada Winter Season Ruud Faber from fscene.com has just released his next project, FScene 2004 USA and Canada Winter textures. Without a doubt, these are the best set of replacement winter textures available and adds to the realism substantially. Check out all the screenshots and make your purchase today by clicking here.


  • By Flightsim.com - USA introducing FScene2004 Europe+USA&Canada Winter Season Flightsimmers always seem to get excited about new textures, and with good reason since a nice texture set significantly enhanced the entire look of flightsim scenery. Designer Ruud Faber is well known for his location and season specific textures and in this review Terblanche Jordaan tries his fall textures for the USA and those for Europe, flying in Carenado's Cessna 210. Learn all about it by reading the complete review here.


  • by Terblanche Jordaan The fall textures eg are a true representation of the changing seasons in the Northern Hemisphere and if you enjoy flying VFR it is an absolute must.


  • From David H. Bailey -Nashua (NH) - USA Ruud, As always, you have done a masterful job with the new FScene2004-Europe-Winter files! I am constantly amazed at what a wonderful, realistic (except for the many-hundred-thousand-dollar cost) flying experience your files in combination with FSGenesis wonderful mesh files give me in FS2004! Thanks for the hard work -- I can't wait for the spring seasons! David


  • From Allen - Simflight.com Product: FScene2004 Anyone who has the slightest familiarity with the flight sim world knows of Ruud Faber and his absolutely outstanding replacement textures released under the FScene name. As one who uses ALL of his great work, I'm particularly excited to report that Ruud has announced three new projects for 2004: FScene 2004- Australia and New Zealand summer textures to be released this month, FScene 2004- Africa, and FScene 2004- South America. These replacement textures are the best around and if you've not used them or seen them, then shame on you. Allen


  • by Alister Curnow Climbing out of Henderson. Puffy white clouds, great weather for flying in the islands. FScene textures giving the islands as well a beautiful green colour.


  • From Michael Burley - Ingolstadt, Germany Product: FScene2004 - USA & Canada- Fall. You will get so much more enjoyment out of flying almost everywhere in the world too. The biggest improvement in these textures are the forests in lovely autumn colours that find their way into scenery in Australia and other locations around the world. This product produces such an improvement over the default textures it cannot even be compared with them!. I have the other textures too, but I highly recommend FScene2004. My Rating for FScene: Michael


  • From Tom Constantine - (MaineScenery.com/links.html) Simply the best ground textures available. Reasonably priced and sure to improve the look and feel of any scenery. We use it, we recommend it. You'll see it in the screen shots. Tom


  • From Sergio - Italy Hello, and I am glad I bought FScene2004, Autumn scenery for Europe. As it did for FS2002, it adds great pleasure to the simulation. I can see that the frame rates are good, even better than with the original MSFS textures. Thank you, and I can't wait to buy the winter edition (hope it will be ready before snow fall :) Sergio Cigliuti .


  • From Gérald Boonen - Canada Good news! Everything works now OK! ; Your FScene2004 scenes are splendid! congratulations! I don't understand why I had some troubles, but it's fantastic! Your FScene2004 scenes are splendid! congratulations ! Gérald Boonen


  • read full review by André Mickal Bergh FScene Europe er bakke texturer laget av Ruud Faber som kommer i fra Nederland. Han begynte med dette prosjektet som en liten hobby.


  • From David H. Bailey -Nashua (NH) - USA Ruud, I have tested the FScene2004 USA&Canada Fall files some, and everywhere I put my plane, (so far all around New Hampshire, where I live and am most familiar with how the terrain looks in every season, plus a few distant locales such as the Grand Canyon and northern California). It looks fantastic! I see what you mean about integrating better with the autogen scenery -- where there are autogen buildings, everywhere I've looked your scenery shows cleared patches of land, appropriate to the buildings. I can't begin to imagine the many hours you have spent getting this stuff just right! Fantastic job ! David


  • From Matthieu Laporte - Netherlands hi there, I bought the FScene2004 summer textures and I must say It is a great product. I was sceptical in the past but that is gone completly. Now I'am waiting for the fall textures. Can You tell me when I can download the fall Europe? I saw on your site in a few day's but when???? [and After my reply:] Thanks, now I can sleep well till Friday. Friendly Matthieu


  • From Daniel Hill - (VATSIM ATL_ARTCC, AvA pilot AAL515) - USA Thanks for your quick reply and THANK YOU for a great product! . With a PIII-550 MHz I have to be choosy about what add-ons I purchase (no mesh scenery for me) and your product is just the ticket !


  • From Michael Burley - - Australia Just wanted to say your FScene2004 summer USA&Canada textures are really great. Whatever you did with the forest it looks far more realistic than any other textures I have seen anywhere. I have also bought some Lago Georender locations which although they are photorealistic are not as pleasant to fly around as your textures combined with FSgenesis mesh. Keep up the excellent work . Michael.


  • by Terblanche Jordaan Using FScene: We start our descent we look back at the mountains in the back and for a moment your screen becomes a window to what it looks like in real life.


  • From Jere Miller Baltimore Maryland - USA I thank you sincerely for being so prompt in replying. Your work is amazing and has very much added to this hobby of sim flight. It's getting to be so real that soon we will have to drop the word "sim". You have my respect and admiration . Jere Miller


  • From Dave Francis bsp;Westminster Colorado - USA Even my wife, who does not sim, said "Oh my god, that looks amazing" when she saw the difference the other three seasons made to my simming experience. Thank you for your time and dedication. Dave


  • From David H. Bailey -Nashua (NH) - USA I just wanted you to know that, true to my word, I just purchased FScene2004-Europe Summer and Fall as well as the USA&Canada Summer file, and they look as great on my computer as they do on your web-site! I'm eager for the all the rest of the files now! :-) I know you're working on the USA/Canada Fall files. Any estimate on when the winter files will be ready for both Europe and USA/Canada? Thanks again for the great work and for making the FS2004 flying experience even better. Nobody should use Flight Simulator without FScene! David


  • From J Scott Edmunds - Troy Michican - USA Kudos to you for the terrific textures you have developed for both Europe and US & Canada. I just took my first VFR flight with your new Fall textures and they are magnificent. Your work is truly a "work of art" and adds a tremendous amount of reality and pleasure to my Flight Sim flying. Thanks for providing us with such wonderful add-ons to MS Flight Simulator. All the best, J Scott Edmunds Troy, Michigan USA


  • From Dennis Hockham - Sydney - Australia As for the USA &Canada scenery. It really is the best i've seen. I have seen some mesh and it is quite good, but this one goes right to the top of the list . I don't think anyone really expects to look down and see the house that you live in. I spent a lot of time yesterday looking down at scenery, in this USA I am forever looking around a full 360 degree's. You never give up wondering just what you are going to see coming along within the next few miles. I think it's going to be habit forming. My best regards Dennis.


  • From Dimitri Makrillos - Sydney - Australia Excellent! I would like to commend you on the quality of your FScene-USA&Canada scenery textures. Having bought both summer & winter scenery, I must say I was impressed . It makes the whole flight sim experience more enjoyable. I will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Australia textures. Keep up the good work! Regards, Dimitri


  • From Patrick Barralon - Montluel - France I do a lot of IFR flying, I'm really amazed seeing the excellent work that you have done on your FScene2002 for Europe, USA&Canada summer - fall. The textures are so realistic that I enjoy taking a look at the ground from the sky while take-offs, flying and landings. Keep up the good work Ruud and thanks.


  • From Bud Baker - Enfield Alabama - USA I have loaded your USA&Canada Summer and Fall FScene2002. Very nice work! What nice eye candy! It makes my VFR flights for the DC-3 VA much more enjoyable. It's a great add-on . Bud Baker


  • From Paul Astley - Hounslow UK WOW!!! FScene is fantastic! Team it up with the UK mesh and LandClass and it's like flying a different sim. The preview pictures I have seen of FScene2002 do not do it true justice. This is an essential purchase for anyone who loves VFR flight. Absolutely incredible Ruud. Why Microsft don't hire you on the spot I will never understand. Many thanks for a wonderful product . Very best wishes, Paul


  • From Michael Burley - Ingolstadt, Germany I want to congratulate you on how good your new American textures are. I ended up turning the autogen off completely whereas before it was on maximum. After a couple of hours I loaded the original textures and realised how inferior the original summer textures were. Thankyou for a job well done. The autogen scenery appears to have masked the fact that previously the textures were only very clear near the plane. They are clear now only close to the plane and get crisper as I move towards them. I have a 2GHz machine with Gforce 4. Up till now I have had everyhting maxed out except the frame rate held at 18 fps. I wish you every success as you work on the other seasons for US.


  • From Sergio - Italy Hello, I just wanted to say that the FScene2002 "Feel Europe" provided me with endless hours of total enjoyment. It is a really well made product. When airplanes were invented, I don't think that anyone could imagine how fast and powerful aircrafts could become. I am sure that the main reason that brought mankind to research the experience of flying was first and foremost the heavenly desire to see the world from above. That is for me, at least, the first and foremost reason that drives my passion for flight simulation.. I invite you to continue your wonderful work, and I wish you great success. Your success will be the pleasure of many flight simmers who love the World from above. Thank you. Sergio Cigliuti.


  • From Wolfgang Klein - Altena - Germany FScene-USA&Canada...A very good Product, and amazingly detailed too. In this Way it is quite a Pleasure to fly the beautiful Lanscapes of the USA. It increases the Possibilities of the Game enormously!! I can recommend this Add-On in all conscience!!! FScene-USA&Canada...Ein sehr gutes Produkt mit verblüffender Detailtreue. So macht es Spaß, über die wunderschönen Landschaften der USA zu fliegen... Dies steigert das Spielvermögen um ein Vielfaches!! Ich kann dieses Add-On mit bestem Gewissen weiterempfehlen!!!


  • From Malcolm Gladstone - New South Wales Australia Malcolm kindly gave some details about his country: Australia is a predominantly "red" country in the centre, with green round the coastlines. Did you know also it has more snow than Switzerland? (Just in a xsmall area, of course - it is a BIG country!) I now have had your textures installed for over a month. I just wanted to write and say how much difference they have made to the enjoyment of FS2002 - my memory to thank you was jogged by an article in Flightsim.Com by Andrew Herd. I am currently investigating FSLand Class for Australia, and hope to have a more realistic view of my adopted country soon. I have encouraged as many "simmers" as I know to purchase your textures - they do make a real difference! Kind regards from a very hot Autumn in Australia.


  • From Brec Nelson - Vancouver W.A. - Canada A big THANKS for your work and the release of USA summer. Looking forward to the rest over the next few months. Along with some mesh programm, I can't imagine things getting much better within present constraints of MSFS and PC power. If I had one thing on a wish list - - - wished DISNEYLAND were depicted in Orange County, CA. and a better depiction of DISNEYWORLD. Someday perhaps ?? (grins)


  • From Bob Leaumont - Midland USA Loaded the FScene textures. No problem. I thought it might be two different ways to load the textures, but wasn't sure, so I had to ask. I had previously loaded some mesh scenery for Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland and then your Fscene2002 textures. Well all I can say is the combination scenery is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My first flight was from Maribor, Slovenia to Klagenfurt, Austria at a cruising altitude of 8000 ft. WOW.................it was awesome., I mean really awesome.......and I got 9-13 fps with my measly 333 mhz processor. I think my 312 mb of RAM helped some. I even turned off the Autogen, which gave me at least 4 more fps. Thanks for the great work.


  • From Dennis Hockham i am still completely amazed at the work that has been put into your scenery.. i'm forever pressing the W key on keyboard and looking around at surrounding scenery. I also find that i am using a cessna much more so that i can do a lot of ground hopping, great fun. i am so certain that so many people do not even know what mesh scenery, they don't know what they are missing. farewell for now good friend, hope to hear from you soon best wishes dennis.


  • From Peter Harrison - Fordingbridge UK More Real Than It Gets There are times when Microsoft FS 2002 seems less like a finished painting, and more like a primed canvas waiting for the artists' touch. From replacing complete airports airports to airplane dynamics; from the weather to the shapes of mountains, it seems that in all aspects of FS the artists are there, working their magic on Microsoft's base. Let's improve Europe! Start with a brush-stroke of FSMeteo to improve the weather. Add some nice mesh scenery from Raimondo Taburet to improve the landscape shapes, and then use FS LandClass mapping to make each square kilometer have its correct land usage. Finally to make it 'More Real Than It Gets', use Ruud Faber's excellent replacement textures to replace the boring 'standard' ones with ever-changing landscapes of xsmall fields, hedges, and lanes. You will have spent more dollars (or Euros)than the original FS 2002 cost you, but now who needs to fly? You could almost spend a lifetime walking around this landscape, so fascinating and detailed is the result. Just a word of caution. The land class mapping used by FS LandClass appears to use many more combinations of textures than Microsoft's original, so that some city and suberban areas will have that 'rectangular grid' appearance typical of many American cities, but almost unknown in Europe. It's impertinent to ask, but please, Ruud, could we have some more textures? To Ruud and all the other artists and wizards: Thanks. - Peter Harrison


  • From Keith Sandford - Portsmouth UK Yes your scenery does render in 3D (page flipped) when using Nvidia's stereo drivers. Other add on scenery such as airports does not for some reason. I have also added fs land class great britain country pack as well, and it works very well. 3D objects such as buildings are in the right place, such as towns and cities and no longer spoils your scenery which has a 3D effect anyway. Can I just say what an excellent job you have done. I spend alot of time flying helicopters in fs2002 and I have always wanted scenery that actually resembled the UK, such as hedgerows, isolated farm-houses and proper coloured fields. Keep up the good work What a difference, money well spent. Thanks Mr Faber. Keith Sandford


  • From Jim Bartosh - Los Angeles, California USA I used these previous version of these textures in FS2000 and loved them. They looked superb - detailed and very "3D". I have missed them ever since I switched to FS2002.However, I am a US, and generally fly in US and Canada. Have you considered releasing a version that includes the USA/North America for FS2002 ? I find your textures are ver good for much of USA - - your farmland / fields looks better than default microsoft - your "European" type textures are very similar to farmland along USA East Coast (New England) - farmland fields in central USA from Ohio to Colorado ( "the plains of the midwest" ) is composed of very large rectangular blocks and often circles from circular water spray irrigation. (see attachement - is from San Joachin Valley California) - your mountain textures are superb and work very well, even in USA - your old textures make Rocky Mountains very realistic - a challange for USA will be desert areas of Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, California - these have 'desert' hills and mountains as well


  • From Nick Cerase - Melbourne Australia FScene02 is the most realistic scenery I have seen for Flight Sims. Detail is incredible - The farms, lanes, hedges and fields look like photographs! The 3d (?) effect gives the scenery depth and texture. Really impressive. I hope one day to see more than Europe! One very very minor problem - there seems to be repeated textures that create an unrealistic pattern in a few places. Really doesn't matter though! Finally, one observation - I live in Melbourne, Australia - and I love to fly around Australia. Some of the FScene02 textures appear in Australia! Mostly the town and city textures. Great! But why do these textures appear in some places and not others, I wonder?? Since I purchased FScene02, I spent most time flying in Europe. The scenery is just so real. Great work. Worth every cent! You can put my comments on your web page, and my email if you wish. All the best and keep up the good work! Flight sim fans like me appreciate your efforts a lot! Nick


  • From Chris Stumbles - Hayle UK I found FScene.02 a great addition to FS2002. I do most of my 'flying' in the UK and it offers a refreshingly vast improvement over the standard MS scenery. Great work , great value for money and I will certainly add FSscene for the US when it is available. Best regards, Chris.


  • From Rob Mays - Mesa USA Thanks for creating your terrific textures. I've been flying around the Alps with them installed and they look GREAT! The farmland is wonderful. I especially like the look of the mountain foothills. It is so much more realistic than the default! The city textures are better as well. Frankly, I was a little skeptical about spending the money for your textures, but I'm glad I did. They are worth every penny! Thanks for your fine work! I'm glad I found your product. In fact, I have been using dense autogen with FS2002. After installing your product, I turned the autogen off, and I think it actually looks better! Plus, dropping autogen gave me a nice boost with frame rates! Rob Mays.


  • From Steve Alexander - Godalming UK Having used your replacement textures for a while now I have to say I'm very pleased with them; I was quite hacked off with the blanketing of tiny fields MS had given the UK but your textures give the view a very lifelike look. I have to say, from 5000 feet they also give an incredibly good '3d' feel as well - hedges, treelines and so forth really stand out - fantastic ! All in all, definitely worth the asking price. I shall periodically check in with your new website - great support ! Cheers, Paul Astley


  • From Ted Holmes - Fairfield West - Australia Hi Ruud, I would be very pleased if you started a project FScene-Australia&Nw-Zealand, seeing as I am Australian anyway, and no one has done anything to my knowledge about improving the Australian scenery in FS2K2. ,- I would definetly purchase it !!! I think your present Europe and USA scenery, which I have, is excellent , and a huge improvement on the default MS scenery !! Best regards Ted Holmes


  • From Michael Burley - Ingolstadt, Germany (Michael uses both Europe and USA-Canada of FScene.) I know you are working hard on more textures Just a word of encouragement to keep up the good work I just had a friend who noticed how much better your files are than the default. Regards Michael


Andrew Herd: there is no doubt that Ruud has done something that the combined talent of Microsoft could not, and has made Flightsim's landscape look real to my eyes. Francois Dumas: Ruud Faber, the masterful creator of the FScene replacement textures for Flight Simulator, makes the FS landscape really come to life.... John Dale: FScene: Seen on my 21" Dell Monitor (picked up on ebay) it is quite breathtaking. Ian Scott-AVSIM: If you are looking to take your FS experience to an even higher level of realism and breath-taking scenery, you need to buy these latest textures from Ruud Faber. Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional







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