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Abacus Announces USA Extreme Landscapes

Last updated Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:40:23 GMT
Originally posted on Thu, 19 Feb 2004 18:12:05 GMT

Scheduled for release this week is USA Extreme Landscapes, scenery for both FS2004 and FS2002 that increases flightsim's default mesh elevation detail 15-fold. The 3 CD-ROM set can be selectively installed to include different areas if desired. For full details, click on Read More.

This week we released USA Extreme Landscapes for both FS2004 and FS2002.

Based on Flight Simulator's adaptable elevated mesh terrain architecture, we've used the exacting technology of Justin Tyme & FS Genesis to boost the detail 15-fold. By replacing the default elevation data with super refined 38 and 78 meter info, we're able to deliver an incredible scenic accuracy to Flight Simulator.

To view these new landscapes, users can choose any of the included pre-planned flights including a re-creation of aviator writer Doug Horton's real-life flight from Chicago to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Users will pilot the superb Piper Dakota from the talented designers at Carenado to enjoy the lay of the terrain up close.

USA Extreme Landscapes is available as a 3 CD-ROM boxed set. Users can selectively install the Appalachians, Great Plains, Southeast, Rockies and West Coast geographic areas. A full installation requires about 2.3 GB with minimal frame rate overhead. Suggested retail price is $29.95.

Abacus is a designer, developer and publisher of PC software. Founded in 1978, Abacus is now in its 26th year of delivering quality products to enthusiastic users around the world.

Abacus distributes its add-ons through major computer and retail stores in the US & Canada and through its international partners.

Download iconDon't forget... We have a huge selection (over 24,000 files) of free mods and add-ons for FSX, P3D & X-Plane in the file library.  Files include aircraft, scenery, and utilities  All are free-to-download and use - you don't even need to register.  Browse on down to the file library here.

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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