Announcing The NEW MegaSceneryEarth 4X
4X Means 4 Times The Resolution Of Version 2.0
You'll soon be flying a photoreal world with complete states and complete countries at 50 cm per pixel throughout in FSX, FSX:STEAM and PREPAR3D.
We've got the greatest news that users of Microsoft Flight Simulator X and derivative simulators, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D, have heard in a long time.... MegaSceneryEarth just got 4 times better! That's 4 times clearer, 4 times crisper and 4 times more realistic than ever before with the new MegaSceneryEarth 4X series of photo-scenery. It's now going to be Ultra-Res - everywhere you fly!
When we launched MegaSceneryEarth 2.0 back in 2012, we weren't even aware of the mammoth project it was going to be but mammoth it was as we produced over 4.5 million square miles of photoscenery created from aerial photography. We were rolling titles out at a rapid rate of around 1 major area every 10 days with dozens of computers processing terabytes of aerial photo data into a scenery format ready to be used and flown over with Microsoft Flight Simulator X. We completed the entire USA lower 48 as well as a dozen or so European countries all at 1 meter per pixel resolution. At that time we had to settle for and deliver our users 1 meter per pixel scenery. There was a number of factors to consider: 1. End users' easily acquirable large data storage capabilities 2. Deliverability of the scenery to you the end user via the internet which considered typical broadband speeds and capability of our server infrastructure 3. End user's computer performance and 4. Availability of high quality 50 cm data.
After the major states and some major countries were done at 1 meter per pixel, we decided to increase the resolution with our Ultra Res Cities and Ultra Res National Parks series. These Ultra-Res Areas enabled us to give you smaller areas of 50 cm per pixel resolution while we were testing the viability of delivering larger areas all in 50 cm ultra-resolution. In that time larger and faster hard drives, and faster internet connections and faster processors and more RAM had become the norm as technology continues to rapidly progress. So this lead us to this point today where we can now proudly deliver, to you, an ultra-res scenery experience, 4 times the previous resolution, everywhere you fly in Microsoft Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition and Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D V1.X and V2.X.
Here's the real sweet point we want to make also.... we've optimized the compression for the fourfold resolution scenery such that you won't be requiring 4 times the disk space. We've managed to optimize such that you will only require double the disk space instead of 4.
The biggest drawback of the 1 meter V2.0 scenery was that it began to blur quite substantially at altitudes below 2,500 feet. Version 4X is a whole different ballgame with scenery remaining clear and crisp and quite satisfactory even down to 500 ft levels. The screenshots below were taken at 1,500 feet AGL near Jacksonville FL.
Just as in the release of the version 2 titles we are going to roll the areas out as fast as we can. We expect to be releasing new US states and countries at a rate of around 1 per 7 to 14 days. Our first US state, MegaSceneryEarth 4X - Florida will be released and available for purchase on 1 October 2015. That's just a little over 10 days away.
Pricing & Upgrades
We're pleased to be able to offer you this 4X resolution scenery without any price increase. Version 4X areas will all be priced similarly to the current V2.0 pricing. This means that all states depending upon size will be typically priced at between USD$9.95 and USD$39.95 with the super-massive states such as CA and TX divided into 3 smaller sections.
The good news for ALL owners of version 2.0 areas is that all areas that were previously purchased in version 2.0 will be available at an upgrade price of 50% discount.
As we build 4X titles, we will still make available for sale the current V2.0 titles at 50% discount. When the 4X area becomes available you will also be eligible for an upgrade to the 4X title at 50% discount.
Stay tuned for more information on MegaSceneryEarth 4X as time progresses over the next 2 weeks or so.
We are very excited about this new MegaSceneryEarth 4X and I hope you are just as excited.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PC Aviator Inc/MegaSceneryEarth