September 10th, 2014, 11:54
After carefully reading your post and looking at the default desert and comparing it with the photoreal Death Valley desert, I came to a conclusion you might already have made. From a short distance the default textures look good enough to use. From altitude the default sand textures look reasonable as well. The only thing I really hate in the default desert are these black straight lined which should look like roads....
The difference between photo real textures and default textures is too large use to use it in a reasonably small area.
So like you already suggested, I think using the default textures is most probably the easiest and will most likely give the best result in the end.
Just my personal opinion of course,
BTW the "new"vehicles look great again! I love the...