FSX FSDreamTeam Zurich Kloten V2.5
FSX FSDreamTeam Zurich Kloten V2.5
If you are looking for a realistic and detailed scenery of Zurich Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) or Flight Simulator 2004 (FS9), you might want to check out the FSX FSDreamTeam Zurich Kloten V2.5. This product is developed by FSDreamTeam, a well-known developer of airport sceneries for FSX and FS9. It features the latest update of the airport, including the new Terminal B that entered in operation at the end of 2011. It also offers many advanced features, such as working A-VGDS docking system, custom airport actions, animated jetways, ground vehicles, and de-icing system. In this article, we will review some of the main aspects of this scenery and show you some screenshots of it.
Installation and Activation
The product is sold as 2 Products in One. This means, by buying one version, you will automatically get the other for free, since activation and serial codes are shared between FSX/P3D and FS9. The installation process is simple and straightforward. You just need to download the installer from the [FSDreamTeam website] or from [simMarket], where you can also purchase the product. The installer will detect your simulator version and install the scenery accordingly. You will also need to activate the product online using your serial code. The Stand-Alone Addon Manager is no longer required.
The scenery covers the entire airport area, including the terminals, runways, taxiways, aprons, parking stands, hangars, and surrounding buildings. The ground textures are high resolution and seamlessly integrated with Flight Simulator, in all seasonal variations. The runways and taxiways are accurately modeled and have realistic markings and lighting. The vegetation reacts to seasonal changes, with customized snow-covered trees in winter. The buildings are also high resolution and have detailed interiors for the most important ones.
One of the highlights of this scenery is the ParkMe feature, which is a working A-VGDS docking system with automatic airplane recognition. This feature allows you to park your aircraft at the correct position and alignment at the gate, using a visual guidance system that displays information such as distance, speed, stop mark, and parking accuracy evaluation. The system works with any aircraft that has a valid parking code in its aircraft.cfg file. You can also use the YouControl feature, which is a custom airport actions menu that lets you trigger animations, events, and other actions at the airport. For example, you can request de-icing service at six parking stands, where a 3D de-icing system will be activated. You can also control the jetways, which are native animated inverse-kinematics based jetways in FSX. Moreover, you can enjoy many animated custom ground vehicles that move around the airport according to traffic and weather conditions.
Performance and Compatibility
The scenery is designed to offer the best possible performance, using the latest available programming techniques, both in FSX and FS9. It makes intensive use of LOD techniques to reduce the impact on frame rates and memory usage. It also uses the advanced material properties in FSX, like bump and specular mapping. The scenery is compatible with FSX+SP2 minimum, or FSX+Acceleration Pack or FSX:Steam Edition, or Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (the latest version of every supported major release). It is also compatible with other add-ons that enhance the Zurich area, such as Switzerland Professional X or Ultimate Terrain X Europe. The minimum supported OS is Windows 8.1.
Here are some screenshots of the scenery taken from the [FSDreamTeam website]. You can see more screenshots and videos on their website or on their [forum].
FSX FSDreamTeam Zurich Kloten V2.5 is a high quality scenery of Zurich Airport for FSX and FS9. It offers a realistic and detailed representation of the airport, with many advanced features and animations. It is also optimized for performance and compatible with other add-ons. If you are looking for a new destination to fly to in Europe, you might want to give this scenery a try. You can purchase it from the [FSDreamTeam website] or from [simMarket] for 8.99.