Ruud Faber at FScene2004 is building a free demo video collection. With the help of a fan some small demo videos (each approximately 10 MB) have been made. The videos are short but the quality is high and each video can be played full screen to get a fair impression of Fscene2004 working in FS2004.
These high quality, high resolution videos allow you a glimpse of the stunning detail offered in the ground textures released with FScene for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.
The texture pack completely replaces all the ground textures contained in the game, with the goal being to provide a more photorealistic experience for the players of the flight sim. You are sure to be amazed by the amount of detail that can be packed into these textures. They completely change the experience of flying, almost bringing the ground areas to full photorealism.
It is amazing to think about how much has changed in the world of flight simulators since the first were released, and just how far it has come. The textures used to be single solid colors, and now they are being replaced with photorealistic textures. That is not to say they are photorealistic like the advertising terms used to describe products that are much less than that, but rather they are directly derived from photos, showing a spectacular level of detail previously thought of as simply unattainable in a game like this.
The photos are high resolution, but not so high resolution that they will clog up your hard disk with useless data. The video linked really does give a glimpse of the outstanding level of detail available in the pack. Flight simulators have come a long way, and have a long way to go before they achieve true photorealism, but FScene for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 does a terrific job of bringing you as close as you can get to the airy goal of photorealism with a modern personal computer.
The software is excellent, and as such has had many rave reviews. Take a look at the video demo and give the software a try, though as a warning, you may have trouble going back to a version of Microsoft Flight Simulator without it.
For full details, visit the FScene web site here.
Grab your copy of FScene over at SimShack.