#Real-Life #Megapack #Experimental #4K Original #Photogrammetry Austria Exclusive

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Vienna City Landmark Pack - v1.9

Vienna calling!

This is my updated rendition of Austria's capital city. As bing map data is not sufficient enough across Austria, the ingame version of Vienna does not give a good representation of this wonderful european city.
Hopefully my scenery pack provides for a better experience landing and taking of at LOWW (Vienna International Airport).


Features

This scenery pack contains many landmarks and well known buildings from Vienna, Austria.
Currently there are more than 50 landmarks in the pack, featuring:


* St. Stephen's Cathedral
* Schloss Schönbrunn
* UNO City
* Buildings along the "Ring"
* Vienna Riesenrad
* DC Tower
* Donauturm
* Ernst Happel Stadium
and many more... (For full list, click here!)

 

Issues

As I am a beginner at working with both, Blender and Microsoft's SDK, there are some problems regarding this pack. Please don't be harsh as I will try fixing it, however, feel free to comment on any issues or glitches you might find down in the comments!

Ongoing issues:

* 3D models optimized in last update, but still room for improvement (app. 5 fps decrease!)
* No night lighting on models

 

Development

Bucket list on what I am currently working:
* Night lights
* Further 3D Model improvements

3D Models I already have, which are waiting to be put into the game:
* A lower res model of the whole inner town
* Karl Marx Hof

Planned:
* Kraftwerk Freudenau
* WU
* Seestadt
* Bridges over Danube
* Habsburgerwarte on Hermannskogel
* Wiener Pforte
* Silo at at the Danube River

How to install?

As per usual just unzip the download with WinRAR or a similar software and copy it into your Community-folder. If you struggle with this, please refer to one of the many great tutorials out there.

 

Please enjoy and stay tuned for updates on this pack!
 changes v1.8:

  * Performance Improvements: Changed LODs to refine them. There should be less impact         on  your GPU, if you are farther away and can see multiple landmarks at once.
* Added models: Pyramide Voesendorf, Pfarrkirche Donaustadt, Sternwarte Türkenschanze.

I truly apologize for the multitude of updates. This will be the last one for some time however. Next step is to figure out proper night lighting of all models and to refine all models in Vienna's center. This will take quite some time.

v1.7 changes:

   * Added POIs: Point of Interest markers for all important Landmarks. You can switch them on/off in the game's menu.
  * Added a better version of Vienna Riesenrad
  * Added some wildlife in and around Vienna.
  * Improved fps performance slightly. Still work in progress!

v1.6 changes:

   * Improved performance slightly above inner city limits further. 

    Added more buildings:
  * Stadtbahn / Metro Stations along U6
  * Volkstheater
  * Justizpalast
  * Rossauer Kaserne
  * Transmission Tower on Exelber
  * A few more Trams - Can you spot them?

v1.5 changes:

   * Improved performance slightly above inner city limits. Models have a lower tri count now. Still not optimal.
    Added more buildings:
    * Church on Leopoldsberg
    * TU Vienna - Chemical Faculty
    * Missing buildings of Arsenal
    * A few buildings of Vienna Expo
    * Several Vienna Trams - Can you spot them?

v1.4 changes:

  • Added night lights! These is the first iteration of external lights (flood lights and ambient night lights). Emittive lights (windows etc.) still need to be done! However, the landmarks are not completely dark anymore. VFR now possible during night!
  • Added more buildings:
    * Arenbergpark Flak Towers
    * Powerplant Donaustadt
    * Arsenal
    * St. Othmar Church (The generic building was really tall and ugly!)
    * Several Vienna Trams - Can you spot them?

 

For a full list of buildings contained in the pack, please read the description!

 

v1.3 changes:

  • Complete refix of texture color balance. Many thanks to Archer374 for your outstanding help with this topic. 3D models will fit seemlessly into the generic scenery now.
  • Added following new landmarks:
    * Naschmarkt
    * Generali Stadium
    * Residential Highrise Kundratstr. 6
    * Wien Energie Building Erdberg
    * All Highrises near Schwedenplatz
    * Church on Steinhof
    * Water Tower Favoriten

v1.2 changes:

  • Hotfix of Kahlenberg model issue.

v1.1 changes:

  • Added more landmarks: Vienna Riesenrad now included. More than 50 unique, highly detailed 3D models in total now!
  • Refined some glitches regarding Techgate/UNO City model.
  • Optimized LOD draw distance.

v1.0 changes:

  • New LODs - This pack is not consuming tons of framerates and GPU% anymore!
  • Complete rework of all 3D models and their textures - Reduced rough edges and glitches to a minimum.
  • Color corrected all models for a better fit within MSFS Bing maps.
  • Added new buildings resulting in a total of almost 50 unique, highly detailed 3D models and numerous buildings within those.
  • The Tower of LOWW (Vienna International) and OMV industries will NOT return to this pack, due to issues regarding the market place addon of Orbx's LOWW.
    Therefore this pack is COMPATIBLE WITH ORBX LOWW (Vienna International Airport)!

This is now the first beta version! Please stay tuned for further updates and improvements!

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Current Version 1.9
Initial Release September 18, 2020
Last Updated October 16, 2020
File Size 1.94 GB
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168 Comments
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    Scooty
    October 20, 2020

    Vielen Dank and Thanks a lot for making Vienna great again! As one of the worlds most popular cities to live in, the default scenery is absolutely non satisfying. But then there came a hero, bringing it back to it´s real beauty. Please keeep polishing it... and if you have some time left, maybe you wanna brush up the Mödling area a bit, too. ;-) Edit: i did a first VFR from LOWW up and down vienna (UNO City, Donauturm, Millenium Tower, Rossauer Lände, Ring, Kärntner Strasse, Steffel, Oper, Ring, Südbahnhof, TwinTowers, Schönbrunn) and i have to say, your scenery is adding so much to immersion, it´s fantastic. I was extremely disappointed, flying the first time over default vienna, as all the important landmarks where more or less missing. Now MSFS looks the way for me, i was always hoping this sim to look. Thanks a lot for your great work and please continue! Donation incoming, that´s the least i can do to say thank you! :-)

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    chatman
    October 18, 2020

    Hi, could you add changeling for 1.9 please? (or did I miss it?) Thanks!

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 18, 2020
    Hi, no major changes for 1.9, just a small bugfix with Hofburg, as for some reason it was not appearing at a certain angle, when I was flying over it. Should be fixed now. Working on optimized models for Version 2.0 though. Hopefully they will be less intensive on the GPU then.
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    chatman replied
    October 18, 2020
    Thanks, looking forward and will meanwhile try your other sceneries :-)
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    OldM4ster
    October 18, 2020

    Vienna by night! Praterstadion, Rathaus and other buildings.. .Amazing!

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 18, 2020
    Thanks for your comment :) Enjoy your flight!
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    airbus320
    October 17, 2020

    Superb scenery !! ANY Problems with gaya LOWW airport scenery ?? THX

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 17, 2020
    Thank you very much. There are no more glitches regarding LOWW by Gaya/Orbx since Vienna Landmark Pack Version 1.0. You should be fine!
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    HSPilot
    October 15, 2020

    Just downloaded Vienna. Excellent work. Would it be possible to enhance Linz a little bit? At least the Dome and maybe the Poestlingberg church? Anyway I will donate yia Papalsince Your work is really excellent.

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 16, 2020
    Thank you very much -> Private message!
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    jetflyer
    October 14, 2020

    Many thanks for this nice addition to Vienna, works without problems!

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 15, 2020
    Thank you very much!
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    bnauck
    October 14, 2020

    I have the same problem with a CTD when approaching LOWW. Why don't you upload 2 different files like your colleague who made Cologne: (1) the one you have and (2) another one with single POIs so that one has a choice if the system can't swallow the big file?

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 14, 2020
    this would be a lot of work, but I will try and do that.
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    Steve66 replied
    October 17, 2020
    I would also like to see that. A bit too heavy for my old PC with "everything" included. So please keep up the good work for Vienna and other Austrian cities.
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    flyfly
    October 14, 2020

    On my system, maybe slightly above average, but by no means top class (i7 9700 4.70GHz, 32 Gb RAM, Geforce GTX 1660 Oc 6Gb), MSFS rendering at High-End and 1280x1024, performance with your Vienna scenery is absolutely brilliant. Thank you very much for such a fantastic work!!

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 14, 2020
    Thanks a lot for clarifying! Many people are overloading their system with mods + already demanding base-game. Thank you very much
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    Boudista
    October 14, 2020

    Good to see Vienna so well populated with all the main buildings. Works for me with little stuttering as long as I'm not over the top on the graphics settings, and so far no crashes.

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 14, 2020
    Thank you very much!
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    iannis82
    October 14, 2020

    hallo ich finde den mod sehr gut,hoffentlich kommt noch mehr von wien villeicht auch mödling/scs vösendorf....

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 14, 2020
    Hallo! Pyramide Vösendorf ist bereits implementiert, die scs selbst sieht im Standardspiel gar nicht so schlecht aus, finde ich.
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    Lines14
    October 14, 2020

    Same problem. Game crash while approach LOWW. This scenery requires 32gb ram minimum, because i have 16gb and pagefile was 38gb at the end of my flight from EDDT. I dont have problems with any other landmarks including ORBX Sydney...

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 14, 2020
    Same problem, same answer: Yes, the models are a little bit heavy on the gpu, however, in my case its only a 5 fps drop. I think if your settings are too high for your system a priori this mod might seal the deal..
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    Lines14 replied
    October 14, 2020
    Thats not answer of developer that want people to install his things. I repeat that i have not any problems with any other hard sceneries in this laggy game and normally MSFS requires 16gb ram, but not yours Vienna landmarks. And if you didnt know, there are many (for example) hard australian landmarks on this website that was optimized and works properly
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    Troglodytus replied
    October 14, 2020
    I am not forcing you to install my things. I worked for weeks on this. I tried to optimize all my models for hours, there are LODs in this and it should work just fine. It works for most people and it works for me. I still try to improve on things, even without your harsh comment I was currently working on this mod. However, stating that your game crashed and rating half a star is like a joke. My game crashes all the time, even when removing all addons. The comparison to the paid Sydney scnery is a major insult, as I am no professional developer and do not make you pay any money for this. As I said before, of course there are some frames expected to drop, if you put about 60 highly detailed objects at one location. Thats the way it is. This game per se is very heavy on performance, even without mods. I recommend tuning your settings down, to extend the lifetime of your computer and removing this mod. have a great day.
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    SixFootScream
    October 12, 2020

    Think my machine can't handle this. Couldn't finish my flight.

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    Troglodytus replied
    October 12, 2020
    ok. thats a pity. If one's settings are generally too high for their system, this mod will put the nail in the coffin for sure.
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    SixFootScream replied
    October 13, 2020
    It is a pity, was really looking forward to using this mod.
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    Troglodytus replied
    October 14, 2020
    Still working on it, still trying to improve it. Googles photogrammetry data however, is pretty intense on tri/vertices count.
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    SixFootScream replied
    October 16, 2020
    It is likely my PC who can't handle it.


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