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#Real-Life United States Drag and Drop
Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Created for MSFS2020 By Richard 'Georender' Goldstein January 2021

Introduction................

Thank you for downloading this scenery.  I have travelled this area many times IRL and visited the Utah National Parks several times.  This is probably my favourite so I'm really pleased to be able to share it.

It is not the final version, but I will wait until we have a suitable DEM SDK in order to create a definitive ground blending capability and refine the scenery complexity/region sizes etc.

There are quite a few visual glitches, off colour textures, missing sections, holes etc.  I'm not sure why some of them occur and not including those areas didn't seem like an option so they are included warts 'n all.  Hopefully fixed in next version.

At present it is not possible to land on the detailed scenery areas.  They are not solid in this respect.  Hopefully that can change in the future.

Loading times will be longer than usual.  Especially if you are not using an SSD drive for scenery.

I highly recommend that you add one or two centimeters of snow for terrain blending purposes.  Furthermore, the blue tint of sky reflected off of the snow adds a colour which is complimentary to the orange rocks and this enhances the depth and realism of the terrain relief.  There is also a huge ugly cloud on the satellite image right next to KCNY and this becomes masked when using snow!


About Arches...................

Wikipedia pretty much covers it.........

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arches_National_Park


INSTALLATION:.................

Unzip.  Then place all six folder that are prefixed with 'Geo_' into your Community folder. Thats all there is to it.  In your Community folder you will have six new folders as named below..............

Geo_CourthouseTowers
Geo_DelicateArch
Geo_EyeOfWhale
Geo_FieryFurnace
Geo_Greatwall
Geo_WindowsSection

The areas above contain detailed terrain as shown in yellow highlight on the included map.

At present the Devils garden area is missing and will likely be added in the future.


How to find it..................

Take off from KCNY and head SSE following Highway 191.  Entrance to the park and the Courthouse Towers section is approximately 10nm on a heading of 135 degrees.  Turn into the park and follow the suggested route in order to familiarise yourself with the area.


..................CREDITS........................

Thanks go to Jonahex111 for his brilliant 'Google Earth Decoder' tool.

All additional terrain data owned by Google.  This scenery cannot be sold or used in a commercial product.  I do not own any part of it.

Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Launched January 08, 2021

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Pretty empty over here.

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31 Comments
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    SRead1
    February 17, 2021

    This looks epic! I had a lot of your payware airfields. Are there any plans to release these for FS2020? Emma Field would be great!

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    georender replied Author
    February 24, 2021
    No plans to release any payware at all. As the sim develops I hope to do more freeware though. Emma Field rights don't belong to me so I coud never release it :-(
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    Bruchpilot80
    February 01, 2021

    thank you for this great work! we where there a few years ago when we visited usa. never saw a landscape like this. after after the america update it was my first flight to check if it looks better. but it was sad seeing onli a hilly landscape. then i saw your pictures of sedona and that guided me to this work. awsome!

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    georender replied Author
    February 24, 2021
    You're welcome. Its a great place to just relax and float around.
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    wonky1
    January 12, 2021

    What a great update. Can't wait to get the choppers flying around here. great job.

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    georender replied Author
    February 24, 2021
    Me too. Choppers will be the icing on the cake.
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    peroni
    January 11, 2021

    Nice but it does not seem to use the optimized method to import google maps data, this scenery alone has over 39000 files!
    Also it contains multiple modelLib.BGL files known to be a cause to CTD

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    georender replied Author
    January 11, 2021
    Thanks,
    Yes, the next scenery uses a very different technique.
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    walterbeech
    January 11, 2021

    Great to know Richard is here with us again!

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    Fibrofly
    January 10, 2021

    Amazing work! Thank you very much for providing us the pleasure to fly this region!

    Do you have any idea why the Addons-Linker does not seem able to read the manifest.json files, and hence cannot link to them? Unlike other scenery, only way to install them was to put them directly into the Community folder.

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    georender replied Author
    January 10, 2021
    You're welcome. Not sure about the linker. I am working on a new method of compiling for the upcoming Sedona scenery. Hopefully that will work better.
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    Ulrich11
    January 08, 2021

    Absolutely georgeous! Thank you very much!!
    Snow, autumn trees in golden colours (with a mod here from flightsim.to) and sunset ... VFR at it's finest!

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    georender replied Author
    January 08, 2021
    Thanks. A light touch of snow really brings it to life somehow.
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    davidvance
    January 08, 2021

    Well, Richard "more trees and then more trees" Goldstein ... as I live and breath!

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    georender replied Author
    January 08, 2021
    Yes, I think my first scenery ever was just trees and little else. Seemed unique at the time.
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    Takeoffpro
    January 08, 2021

    Georender...1-6.. Lago..... Emma Field, The Flying M. Ranch Best Times I´ve had with these legendary Add Ons. This starts for me the Bush Flying Chapter in FS. Great to see, that you are still on the run Richard. Btw. Arches is a Jewel. Great work!

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    georender replied Author
    January 08, 2021
    Many thanks. I'd forgotten some of those myself LOL
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    dmerlak
    January 08, 2021

    Just tested it. Very well done, no performance lose... One of the best scenery

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    georender replied Author
    January 08, 2021
    Thanks. The latest FS update seems to have really helped with this kind of scenery.
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    cassianocampos
    January 08, 2021

    perfect!!! great job!!

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    georender replied Author
    January 08, 2021
    Thanks. Will get even better coverage and less glitches with next version :-)
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    Lucky1960
    January 08, 2021

    Thank you so much for this wonderful scenery. We visited Arches N.P. two years ago and now I can see the great nature again. You made a perfect colour match! I really love it.

    There is another Arches scenery, which covers the missing Devils Garden: https://flightsim.to/file/1774/arches-national-park-utah-devils-s-garden-area

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    georender replied Author
    January 08, 2021
    Thanks. A great place indeed.


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This Flight Simulator 2020 Mod was created by Richard Goldstein and shared in Scenery Enhancements » Landscape for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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