MSFS Koh Samui Airport (VTSM) Scenery

PreviewEmbark on an immersive flying experience with the latest addition to the freeware scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release – the meticulously crafted Koh Samui Airport (VTSM) mod. This scenery add-on brings to life one of Thailand's most picturesque and bustling airports, nest...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Release
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msfs-vtsm-scenery-pack.zip
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Embark on an immersive flying experience with the latest addition to the freeware scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release – the meticulously crafted Koh Samui Airport (VTSM) mod. This scenery add-on brings to life one of Thailand's most picturesque and bustling airports, nestled in the Gulf of Siam.

Screenshot showing an aircraft parked at a gate in Koh Samui Airport in MSFS after installing this freeware mod.Designed with an expert touch and a keen eye for detail, the mod offers a realistic rendition of the airport's unique characteristics. From the towering Big Buddha, now optimized for better performance, to the vibrant, tropical surroundings, every aspect of VTSM has been carefully reworked. The scenery encapsulates the airport's distinct environment, including Samui's regulation-compliant low-rise buildings, providing an authentic visual experience.

Beyond aesthetics, the add-on boasts a comprehensive overhaul of airport functionality. Pilots can navigate with enhanced accuracy thanks to updated taxiway lines, accurate stand numbers, and runway markings. The incorporation of new elements such as the Big Buddha Pier and Haadrin Queen ferry boat adds layers of depth to the simulation, making every approach or departure a new discovery.

The dedication to realism extends to the technical underpinnings of the mod. Whether it's the precise runway lighting adjustments or the careful placement of ground services, each update ensures a seamless and realistic flying experience. With continual updates and improvements, the Koh Samui Airport scenery mod stands as a testament to the dedication of the flight simulation community, offering an unparalleled flying experience free of charge.

Technical Features

The MSFS Koh Samui Airport scenery mod is not just a visual overhaul but a technical masterpiece. Here are some of the key technical features that enhance the simulation experience:

  • Optimized 3D Models: Significant reduction in model sizes, like the Big Buddha model, ensures better performance without compromising on detail.
  • Projected Mesh Taxiway Lines: This innovative feature provides clearer and more accurate taxiway lines, improving ground navigation.
  • Updated Airport Layout: Accurate stand numbers, taxiways, and runway markings reflect the real-world airport configuration.
  • Enhanced Lighting Systems: Adjustments to runway and taxiway lighting, including intensity and positioning, offer a more realistic night flying experience.
  • Dynamic Environment: Biome adaptations with tropical palms and modified terrain around key landmarks like Wat Khao Hua Jook Hill.
  • LOD (Level of Detail) Optimization: Detailed objects like the 'MakeHuman' humans and 'Blender Physics' created pillows have lower-resolution versions at greater distances, reducing the load on the graphics processor.
  • Interactive Elements: Functional gates with baggage carousels and unique features like the Aquarium Toilets add to the airport’s authenticity.
  • Ground Service Integration: Fully operational ground services enhance the realism of airport operations.
  • AI Compatibility: The mod includes AI-friendly features, allowing for autonomous aircraft movements and interactions.
  • Custom Textures and Materials: High-quality PBR (Physically Based Rendering) textures on landmarks like the Big Buddha add depth and realism.

These technical features collectively make the VTSM scenery mod not only a visual treat but also a delight for those who appreciate the technicalities of flight simulation. Each update and refinement brings the virtual Koh Samui Airport closer to its real-world counterpart, offering an immersive and authentic flying experience.

Version 1 SU7

This version introduces Projected Mesh taxiway lines, an innovative approach to enhancing taxiway visuals. While these lines are slightly wider than in real life, they offer improved resolution and smoother edges, augmenting the pilot's navigational experience. Additionally, significant updates to the gates and terminal area, including a detailed clocktower and promenade, enrich the airport's ambiance.

Version 0.1.7

A pivotal update, Version 0.1.7, addresses critical spawn points, ensuring accurate start positions on runways. The inclusion of the Big Buddha Pier and Haadrin Queen ferry boat enhances the coastal scenery, adding a new dimension to the visual experience. This version also introduces new parking bay centrelines, inspired by EGKK style, and improved terrain modeling around Wat Khao Hua Jook.

Version 0.1.6

With a focus on authenticity, this update adds Taxiway signage, including precise markers. Runway 35 sees a significant improvement with the elimination of the threshold bump, creating a smoother landing experience. Enhancements to the runway lighting system, bringing it from low to high brightness, and more accurately positioned runway edge lights, mirror real-life conditions more closely.

Version 0.1.5

This version brings vital additions like ATC and Firestation facilities, a fully modeled VOR DME, and enhanced parking positions. AI functionality sees an improvement, with the AI planes demonstrating more realistic behavior, including autonomous takeoffs.

Version 0.1.4

The East Apron Parking area becomes fully operational in this version, offering a range of parking stands. Notably, the Big Buddha receives a stunning PBR texture overhaul, adding a touch of realism with gold, roof tiles, and side walls reflecting real-world materials.

Version 0.1.3 and Earlier

Earlier versions laid the foundation for this detailed scenery. Version 0.1.3 saw the deployment of Coconut Palm trees, enhancing the tropical feel. The runway leveling and addition of new taxiways brought increased realism to ground operations. The initial versions set the stage for ATC integration and basic airport modeling, ensuring a solid baseline for future enhancements.

Installation

Simply extract the archive and copy the kohsamui-vtsm-mkvy folder into your MSFS community folder.

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About the Developer: MKVY

This mod was developed by MKVY.

MKVY: An aficionado in enhancing Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 landscapes, particularly UK scenery. Based in the heart of British aviation, MKVY's modding expertise is grounded in real-world experience gained on the tarmac of a prominent UK airport. His adage, "the aviation industry is throwing money at me as I work on the ramp", mirrors his passion for aviation and simulation precision. MKVY emphasizes the importance of meticulous backup practices in mod development, advocating for regular SDK (Software Development Kit) saves to safeguard progress. His work reflects an intricate understanding of aviation nuances, appealing to both novices and veterans in flight simulation.

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.

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