MSFS Carcassonne (Walled City) Photogrammetry Scenery

PreviewStep into a world of historical authenticity and stunning detail with the Carcassonne (Walled City) Photogrammetry Scenery add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This enhancement utilizes state-of-the-art photogrammetry technology to recreate the fortified city of Carcassonne with unparalleled ac...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Release
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msfs-carcassonne-photo.zip
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Step into a world of historical authenticity and stunning detail with the Carcassonne (Walled City) Photogrammetry Scenery add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This enhancement utilizes state-of-the-art photogrammetry technology to recreate the fortified city of Carcassonne with unparalleled accuracy.

Image displays Carcassonne after installing this freeware mod in the simulator.Scenery Overview

Located in the heart of the Aude plain, between key historical trade routes, Carcassonne's strategic importance is underscored by centuries of history. From the Romans to the Visigoths, each era has left its mark on this city. Now, flight simulation enthusiasts can explore these layers of history in Microsoft Flight Simulator, experiencing the ancient citadel as it stands today.

Key Features

  • High-Resolution Photogrammetry: Delivers an exact digital duplicate of the present-day Carcassonne, including its iconic medieval fortress, the Cité de Carcassonne, restored and digitized with exquisite detail.
  • Optimized Performance: The scenery package is designed with a reduced memory footprint, employing a single texture for the entire model to enhance frame rates and decrease loading times.
  • Detailed LODs: Levels of Detail (LOD) ensure that the visual fidelity of the scenery is maintained from various altitudes without compromising performance.
  • Atmospheric Lighting: Custom light configurations that mimic real-world conditions, enhancing the realism of night flights and dusk scenarios.

Photogrammetry in Scenery Design

Photogrammetry refers to the art and science of making measurements from photographs. In the context of scenery design for flight simulators, it involves using photographic data to create 3D models of buildings and landscapes, achieving high levels of realism that traditional digital design methods cannot match.

Exploring Nearby Airfields

To fully enjoy the scenic vistas of Carcassonne, consider taking off or landing at the following nearby airports:

  • Salvaza Airport (LFMK): Located just a few kilometers from the city center, it's perfect for starting or concluding your scenic flights.
  • Pamiers Les Pujols Airport (LFDJ): Situated to the southwest, this airfield offers a different approach and departure route, showcasing the diverse landscapes of the region.

Installation and Credits

This scenery mod, extracted from Google Maps, brings you the most refined and accurate depiction of Carcassonne to date. All 3D modeling credits go to Google, with specific optimizations and enhancements tailored for MSFS by our dedicated team of developers.

Version 1.1 includes a critical update that resolves previously noted LOD issues, ensuring a seamless integration into your flight simulation experience.

Simply extract the archive and copy the carcassonne folder into your MSFS community folder.

Conclusion

Whether you're a history buff, a flight sim enthusiast, or a virtual tourist, the MSFS Carcassonne (Walled City) Photogrammetry Scenery mod provides an immersive and educational flying experience. Discover the richness of Carcassonne's past, right from your cockpit.

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About the Developer: Thalixte

This mod was developed by Thalixte.

Thalixte is a developer that has focused on creating photogrammetry and scenery packs for the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  All of this developer's releases have received fantastic feedback from many users on various flight sim websites including Fly Away Simulation.

Based in France, the developer tends to focus on creation of European packs however some "further afield" packs have also been created.

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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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