Dang.. Tile Proxy has really come a long ways. I thought I would download the newest Beta tonight and check it out. I flew it in FS9 mode first in Washington. Nice...! Loadup time was amazing.
Then...... I tried it in FSX mode. Got the Kodiak and went on an adventure. I ended up transferring to Arizona from Washington, flew up to Flagstaff, down to Prescott, over to Jerome, backup North to Williams, over to Flag again, then up to Meteor Crator, down to Payson. over the mountains to Scottsdale, then back to Deer Valley....
No more black tiles...
Terrain loads as fast as you come up on it....
No more waiting for tiles to load as you are hovering over them..
Fast frame rates yet high resolution...
Phenomenal.... I am way impressed...
Got to bond with my girl too.
For those of you that dont know Arizona, there is this large shelf called the Mogillon Rim, (pronounced Mo-gi-on) which is a spectacular sight. A shear cliff that plateaus into an upper land area, like half the Grand Canyon. On the top is beach sand and cactus and small sea shells.. Very bizzare land formation. You can see a glimpse of it in the photos.
Also, I almost wet myself. I was flying along towards Flag along Interstate (highway) 40 and I notice a semi truck travelling along beside me below. I thought.. ok.. I am hallucinating... I am not in a real plane.. That cant be real.. Tile Proxy doesnt show moving traffic....! and I realised, it was FSX AI ground traffic... lol.. oops..
Screenshot 1 is Meteor Crator.. small compared to the one that they found in the Gulf of Mexico. You can find metal debris all over around that site.
Screenshot 2 is where the semi was following alongside me on the highway, lolol.. very cool.
Screenshot 3 is near Prescott, turning towards Scottsdale
Screenshot 4 is the Mogillon Rim. There is a great road that drives along its top edge called 'the 300 Road'. Brilliant drive in a good 4X4.
Screenshot 6 is LH pattern into Deer Valley (KDVT) on base, I-17 on the other side of that small black little volcano vent thing.