FS2004 Antonov An-124
A Gmax version with many animated parts, high detail 3D model and highlight reflections (for the "unusual" animations read the install.txt). Model by Thomas Ruth, FDE by Thomas Ruth and Alex Kvitta
- Complete with Base Model
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- 2.64 MB
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- Free (Freeware)
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The archive an124-4.zip has 51 files and directories contained within it.
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|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
Having not had the pleasure of using an old GMax system for some time, I decided to take the time to boot up my old FS2004 installation and try this GMax recreation of the Antonov AN-124 for FS2004. This is a setting that really does a great job of selling the real aircraft and giving you a genuine appreciation for its unique, uncompromising nature.
Whilst Antonov is a really well-known brand for aviation it’s one I have less experience in than most, so it was a lot of fun to hop into the cockpit. What did I make of the hard work and determination put into work here by Alex Kvitta and Thomas Ruth?
Of course, the design is always the first thing that you notice. Given that it’s piggy-backing from a software system more than a decade old, this stands up to the test well and looks great for its age. Sure, textures could be sharper and the overall attention to detail could be higher but this is only with the power of hindsight and an over-acceptance of FSX+ standards.
With regards to what the model was built on and the tech it’s utilizing, though, this looks spot on.
The design is a very impressive factor in all of this, and does an exceptional job of capturing that specific look and feel which really does create an interesting, unique and engaging remake of the aircraft in numerous different ways – very impressed!
The level of detail put into the model itself is also one of the most impressive factors of this design. The detail levels here is absolutely brilliant, doing a wonderful job of capturing and then improving upon the attention that is being afforded to nearly every aspect of the design itself.
The detail levels that I wanted to see is included, making it all come together and become more of a finished article. One thing that deeply impressed me about the detail, though, was the inclusion of the added 3D model parts; this all looks absolutely spectacular. Add in the addition of reflections and various other minor features and you are left with a system that looks marvelous.
The level of performance across the board is one that is easy to get to grips with and enjoy, such is the attention to the detail and the precision across the board. The performance levels here tally well with the real thing, given my numerous readings and learnings about the craft. I’ve never been on the real thing but I quickly found that the level of performance here was just about spot on.
Whilst there’s always little things that you might change about anything, this is a very impressive and studious recreation of the real thing that looks brilliant, capturing those details clearly.
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