Africa Landclass v1.0
SceneryTech presents Africa, the 6th and final region in our landclass product line. This product, along with our other available landclass products, depicts the world's natural and urban environments with accurate, 1-kilometer precise data. See the Landclass Technology section of our site to find out how this accomplished.
Our landclass products fix nearly every issue found in the default, from pervasive desertification of the landscape to missing towns and cities. Most importantly, it will ramp up the realism and make the FS world a more interesting place to fly.
Interested customers can click here for purchasing information.
■ 9/23/09: Although things have been quiet on the news front the past several months, our developers have been working diligently during that time to get the final landclass region out the door. We are proud to at last announce the release of the Africa Landclass v1.0, thereby providing complete global coverage when used in conjunction with the 5 previously released landclass products.
The entire continent along with several neighboring islands are represented. Comparison screenshots can be seen on the comparison screenshots page. This product is being sold in the same low price bracket as the previous Indo-Pacific landclass, at $14.95.
■ 1/15/09: SceneryTech welcomes MikeMax Aviation (http://www.mikemax.net) as our 8th sales partner, and the first of 2009. They are a promising new store which provides our customers with yet another choice when deciding where to purchase your SceneryTech products.
■ 12/16/08: At long last we can announce the release of the next installment in our line of landclass products-- Indo-Pacific Landclass v1.0. This region covers the continent of Australia as well as New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and numerous islands inbetween. Comparison screenshots can be seen on the comparison screenshots page. This product is being sold in our lowest price bracket so far: $14.95.
Indo-Pacific Landclass v1.0 can be purchased from the Indo-Pacific Landclass page. This leaves one more landclass in the pipeline--Africa. We hope to have more news on this final landclass product in the coming months.
■ 8/1/08: We would like to introduce alfaFly (http://www.alfafly.com) as our 7th sales partner, with all of our current landclass products available in their marketplace. AlfaFly is a relatively new (but promising) vendor of Flight Simulator hardware and software.
■ 7/8/08: SimMarket (http://www.simmarket.com) is the latest vendor to join SceneryTech's list of sales partners. They are a popular European-based distributor of Flight Simulator products and are another reliable option when deciding where to purchase your SceneryTech scenery.
■ 6/1/08: SceneryTech is pleased to (finally!) announce the addition of South America Landclass v1.0 to our growing line of landclass products. If you have enjoyed our landclass sceneries so far then South America should not disappoint--see the comparison screenshots to see why. This product is being sold in the same price bracket as our Asia Landclass at $16.95.
South America Landclass v1.0 can be purchased from the South America Landclass page. The Indo-Pacific Landclass--which includes Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the surrounding islands--will be coming up next.
■ 5/10/08: SceneryTech has added a 5th vendor to our list of sales partners, SimulShop (http://www.simulshop.com) which is a service of Perfect Flight. This gives our customers an extra option when deciding where to purchase SceneryTech products, and as a European vendor SimulShop may be an attractive option to our European customers.
■ 2/20/08: As we strive to polish our products as much as possible, our North America Landclass has undergone yet another update bringing it to v1.4. This version adjusts the urban data by shifting it slightly to the southeast and filling in gaps in the source data, as well as tweaking the natural landclass in California and eastern Canada.
We have also introduced a new means of delivering product updates to our customers through the use of "installer upgrade kits." Instead of re-downloading the full product from your original purchasing location, you now have the option to use an upgrade kit to transform your current installer into the newer version. North America Landclass v1.4 can be downloaded for both purchasing and upgrading from the North America Landclass page.
■ 2/8/08: SceneryTech welcomes PC Aviator (http://www.pcaviator.com) as the latest in our growing list of sales partners. PC Aviator is a large vendor of Flight Simulator products and simulation fans may recognize it as the publisher of the "Computer Pilot" magazine.
As always, be sure to review each vendor's terms and conditions when deciding on the best place to purchase your SceneryTech products. More information can be found on the Contact page of our site.
■ 1/1/08: SceneryTech welcomes the new year with the release of Asia Landclass v1.0, the 3rd continent to be released in our landclass line of products. Furthermore, this product is being sold in a lower price bracket of $16.95. Our New Year's resolution is to bring you the rest of the world by the end of the year, and we would once again like to thank our many customers who have made SceneryTech their landclass of choice.
Asia Landclass v1.0 can be purchased from the Asia Landclass page.
■ 10/28/07: The Europe Landclass has been updated to v1.1, resolving many of the issues reported by users since the product's launch. We would like to once again thank our many customers who help us ensure our products remain as accurate as possible.
Europe Landclass v1.1 can be downloaded for both purchasing and upgrading from the Europe Landclass page.
In other news, FSX users may be pleased to know that the official Microsoft expansion pack, Acceleration (http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/fsxacceleration.aspx), which includes 3 new aircraft, many new missions, and several detailed scenery areas, has been recently released. Likewise, SceneryTech customers should also be pleased to know that our products are fully compatible with the expansion pack.
■ 9/24/07: The North America Landclass has undergone another minor revision which resolves a few issues that cropped up in the previous release. In particular, the appearance of a patch of desert in downtown Chicago and the disappearance of the city of Juneau are the two biggest issues that have been resolved, so all existing users are strongly encouraged to apply the update from the North America Landclass page.
■ 8/28/07: The North America Landclass has been updated to version 1.2, and fixes virtually every issue that has been reported to us since the product's launch. We would like to thank the many users who provided suggestions on ways to improve the product, as well as reporting issues. We kindly ask all of you to please continue providing feedback so that we can provide you with the highest quality scenery products possible.
North America Landclass v1.2 can be downloaded for both purchasing and upgrading from the North America Landclass page.
■ 6/28/07: We are pleased to announce the release of the SceneryTech Europe Landclass v1.0! All of the advancements found in the North America Landclass are now carried over to the European continent.
Future and existing SceneryTech customers can now look forward to the upcoming Asia Landclass. Stay tuned...
■ 6/4/07: The Australian-based FlightSim Store has been added to our growing list of sales partners. Products are purchased via an easy-to-set-up store account.
■ 5/30/07: SceneryTech has partnered with the FlightSim Pilot Shop to provide more purchasing options for our customers. You can now choose to purchase our products through the downloadable Flight1 wrapper, or via a shopping account at FS Pilot Shop. Either way, you will provided with professional and reliable customer support.
■ 5/17/07: The North America Landclass has been updated to version 1.1, and is a free update for all existing North America Landclass customers. Besides fixing some quirks in western Alaska, it also features an improved rock rendering scheme for mountains and canyons. Some new screenshots were added to the comparison gallery to illustrate the improvements. It can be downloaded for both purchasing and upgrading from the North America Landclass page.
■ 5/3/07: We are pleased to announce that a Windows Vista-compatible installer for the North America Landclass has been uploaded. This installer should fix most if not all of the issues that were reported by Vista users. Since this is simply an installer update, if you have already successfully installed the product you don't need to redownload this newer installer. It can be downloaded from the North America Landclass page.
We have also updated the Landclass FAQ and Support page with more information.
■ 4/25/07: The Vista-compatible installer is coming shortly, but to better accomodate our Windows Vista users until then we have provided an alternate wrapper download for manual installation of the North America Landclass. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
■ 4/24/07: There have been reports that the installer for the North America Landclass is not functioning correctly on the Windows Vista operating system. A fix is underway, but in the meantime Windows Vista users can request a temporary-use package with manual installation instructions by sending their proof-of-purchase certificate to our support e-mail. We apologize for the inconvenience.
■ 4/21/07: The SceneryTech website has gone live! At launch we are featuring the SceneryTech North America Landclass v1.0 which, besides simply improving the realism over the default landclass, also reduces the "desertificaton effect" and adds and improves urban extents.
Europe is coming up next, and the remaining regions are expected to be completed soon after. We won't be featuring just landclass products however-- in the future you can expect to find a number of innovative scenery products that enhance the MSFS world.