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Solomon Islands X v0.53b

Developed by Chris Britton and Jon Blue for FSX, P3Dv2, P3Dv3, and P3Dv4.

Solomon Islands X is a scenery addon developed specifically for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D, covering all of the Solomon Islands in 38 meter terrain mesh, hand-placed Land Class, Water Class, Shoreline Vector (Water Body data), and areas of color-matched Photo Real. This is an early access donationware project, so it has not yet reached it completed stage. It will continue to be improved upon as time passes. This addon was developed to be used with FTX Global as it does not come with it's own set of Land Class textures. (Besides grass fields) It can be used with a stock variation of FSX, but terrain textures will not look as nice. When finished, this scenery will cover all of the Solomon Islands and even part of PNG.

 

Any minor patches for this product and its expansion packs will be available for download on our updates page. All major updates will require a redownload of the scenery. Please keep in mind, this scenery is free to the public, but hundreds of hours have gone into developing this expansive addon thus far. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund the continued development and research for this project as well as cover the hosting costs of our website and it's downloads. Donations can be made via the donation button below. We thank you for your support, and hope this scenery improves your simming experience greatly!

 

Features

  • 38 meter Terrain Mesh.
  • Custom hand-placed Land Class.
  • Reworked Water Class.
  • Multiple areas in colormatched 60cm/px photoscenery.
  • Multiple areas in colormatched 1.2meter/px photoscenery.
  • Waterbody and Shoreline Vector including hand-drawn vector for many small islands. (FTX Global Vector is no longer needed)
  • Some custom Land Class textures.

 

Things to know before downloading:

  1. As it stands right now, FTX/ORBX Global is highly recommended and encouraged to be used with this scenery. It provides stunning Land Class textures Worldwide, that provide a much better experience than default textures.
  2. Since it is at a much higher resolution, FS Global Mesh will work with this scenery, but please take note that this scenery (and any addons for it) was designed with the included 38 meter mesh in mind. At this time, we can not guarantee full compatibility with FS Global Mesh, or any other 3rd party mesh for that matter.
  3. As this scenery is now in the Beta development stage, we will finally be offering support for this product. If you encounter any issues, please send us an email so that the issue can be resolved. Please note that we are well aware of some issues and the fact that the scenery is not yet complete. From this point forward, scenery updates will have to slow down, because the scope of this project has changed significantly since we first began working on it.

Note: Please completely uninstall any Alpha versions of Solomon Islands Terrain and Solomon Islands Airports base packs before installing the Beta version of this scenery. Both the Terrain and Airports base packs have been combined into a single installer. Failing to uninstall these Alpha versions will result in duplicates.

 

Solomon Islands X – Change Log

6/8/2017 Beta v0.53

  • Support for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.
  • Updated scenery activation process.
  • Optimized Terrain Mesh.
  • Removed flatten from river on Guadalcanal to eliminate excessive valley depth.
  • Guadalcanal Landclass Tweaks.

 

3/1/2017 Beta v0.52

  • More hand-placed Land Class added!
  • Now including Shoreline Vector and Water Body data for the entire Solomon Islands! (FTX Global Vector is no longer needed)
  • Introduced Scenery Configurator to switch between SolX and 3rd party Vector sets.
  • Converted all legacy Bitmaps to DDS format for improved performance.
  • Fixed waves sometimes showing on land at Suavanao.
  • Fixed flat island near Kaghau.
  • Refined some shorelines and islands near Suavanao.
  • Hand-traced 100+ islands for increased vector accuracy.
  • Fixed a few autogen annotation bugs on Guadalcanal.
  • Corrections to blendmasks of San Jorge Island area.

SolX Airports

  • Recompiled P3D versions to fix potential issues.
  • Minor updates to AGGA, AGGC, AGGS, and TGL1.
  • Major updates to AGGH.

 

5/1/2016 Beta v0.51

  • More hand-placed landclass added!
  • Filled some holes in 38m Terrain Mesh data
  • Corrections to blendmask(s), adjusted coloring, and further optimized Mahige Island area
  • Corrections to blendmask(s), adjusted coloring of Panguna Mine
  • Divided photoreal areas within RuaSuraArea bgl into separate bgls to reduce file size
  • Corrections to blendmask(s) in Lagale Island area
  • Corrections to blendmask(s) in Nugu Island area
  • Corrections to blendmask(s) in Rua Sura area
  • Added hand-crafted shoreline vector for Ontong Java Atoll!
  • SolX Airports — Added: AGGN, AGAT, AGGD, AGGV, AGGQ

 

12/1/2015 Beta v0.50

  • Support for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v2 and 3
  • Corrected spelling mistakes in file names
  • Now includes SolX: Airports Base Pack as all-in-one installer

 

11/1/2015 Alpha v0.49

  • More hand-placed landclass added!
  • Fixed missing shoreline exclude in previous vector areas
  • Added new hand-crafted shoreline vector for the areas of Bellona, Rennell, and Taumako
  • Expanded coverage area to include MKO, NIS, and Anuta Island

 

10/1/2015 Alpha v0.48

  • More hand-placed landclass added!
  • Tweaks to Tinakula Volcano photoreal
  • Higher resolution terrain mesh for the entire region! (38m!)
  • New 1.2m/px palm fields Photo Real area for Guadalcanal

 

9/1/2015 Alpha v0.47

  • More hand-placed landclass added!
  • New 60cm/px photoreal area for Guadalcanal

 

8/1/2015 Alpha v0.46

  • More hand-placed landclass added!
  • Fixed inverted shorelines in custom vector areas 8933 and 9134

 

6/1/2015 Alpha v0.44

  • More hand-placed landclass added!
  • Improvements to vector roads near AGGM
  • Updated waterclass for compatibility with new photo real areas
  • Added photo real for Mahiga Island area
  • Added photo real for Rua Sura Island area
  • Fixed documentation errors from initial release

 

5/11/2015 Alpha v0.43

  • Initial Release

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