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Niagara Falls Enhancement Pack

Version 2.0 - updated to conform to new and stricted MSFS scenery requirements to avoid potential CTD issue.Check out the Demo Video of the scenery and night lighting in action. Second half shows the late night in full color.If you like this scenery, take a...

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Version 2.0 - updated to conform to new and stricted MSFS scenery requirements to avoid potential CTD issue.

Check out the Demo Video of the scenery and night lighting in action. Second half shows the late night in full color.

If you like this scenery, take a look at my custom airports:
CYKZ Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport
CNC3 Brampton - Caledon Airport

Available at https://flightsimulation.romandesign.ca

 

DESCRIPTION

This pack features enhanced scenery for Niagara Falls area (Canada/USA) with animated color-changing night illumination of the falls, to compliment default photogrammetry and autogen areas and default terrain fixes for maximum VFR flight enjoyment. I think this pack looks much better than default, and cyclic random color illumination of the falls at night looks really nice. The power generation dams are out of default photogrammetry area and were completely flat. I added them, and also replaced several fugly opaque bridges with proper transparent models.

 

FEATURES

  • 3 LOD levels, minimizing FPS impact
  • Photogrammetry is heavily edited and texture color, contrast and brightness is carefully corrected to match surrounding autogen scenery
  • Custom night Niagara Falls lighting, multiple color-changing lights, Seneca Casino and Skylon tower beacons and colored facade illumination

 

DONATIONS / SUPPORT
Donations toward my new hand-made and 3D modelled Brampton Caledon Airport scenery project and other upcoming projects are welcome! You can support it via "Donate using PayPal" or "Buy Me a Coffee" buttons.

If you want to support my other creative project, check out Progress Report - my sci-fi technothriller novel which you can read and download for free. 

 

SCENERY

  • Horseshoe Falls – Canadian side night illumination
  • Niagara Falls – USA side night illumination
  • Whirlpool Rapids Bridge
  • Whirlpool Rapids Railroad Bridge
  • New York Power Authority dam and power station
  • Sir Adam Beck No. 2 Generating Station (Ontario Generation)
  • Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
  • Peace Bridge
  • Skylon tower top beacon and red night illumination
  • Seneca Casino (US) facade cycling color night illumination

BUGS

  • Because original bridges are removed, cars now drive on the bottom of the river instead of the new bridge. There is no way right know, as far as I know, to fix that. When SDK matures, there may be a way to let MSFS where to drive. It happens on all aftermarket bridges, as far as I know.

 

INSTALLATION

Unzip into Community folder. After installation your Community folder should have a new subfolder: /romandesign-sightseeing-niagara/. Remove previous version if installed.

 

DISTRIBUTION

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Sim Update 11 0 0
Category
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Initial Release
September 29, 2020
Last Updated
2 year(s) ago — 2.0

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2.0

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Really cool mod

working with su9?

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Xuric

11 month(s) ago

I really want this but am wondering are there any issues with it since SU7?

I can't tell you how much I appreciate this great work - THANK YOU. I've added lights in Niagara Falls NY, Goat Island, and the NY Falls Observation Tower: https://flightsim.to/file/26278/buffalo-ny-skyline-pack-version-2-additional-buildings

Great Pack, I have confirmed it works in SU6 and featured it in my video here:

https://youtu.be/rd24Ljd21CY

Hello Romandesign,

Hope all is okay with you.

Would you consider, updating this great addon to SU6 and with the new effects possible in MSFS now? I can imagine the water spray coming from the falls...

Kind regards

Bram

Is this working with SU5?

Congratulations! Please can you build the Iguazu Falls in Argentina / Brazil? We don't have one yet. I gess then Iguassu Falls is a little more complex because it has two or three platforms, (levels).
We have the best falls on the planet, everybody...ENJOY!
Great work .. Thank you
Being from Niagara Falls I can confirm.. this is simply amazing.. GG's my man GG's..
The pictures look great but when I load the game the falls look really weird almost as if they were stretched here is a google drive link to the images. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kJ33ZUjytOjgimLvBJL6vM31BC35O66F?usp=sharing I've tried redownloading but no luck.
Any thoughts?
This looks very good
On the "big" falls (Horseshoe Falls), the lights only work at the top and bottom of the falls, not in the middle. Not sure if this is just me?
Edit: Corrupt install, reinstalled and works as intended. It was just me lol. Thank you so much dude, this is so much better than the previous static picture.
I'm a bit confused, what do you mean by "Unzip into Community folder. After installation your Community folder should have a new subfolder: /niagara/."? The original folder from Sept was just called "Niagara" this one is called "Sight-seeing Niagara" so I deleted "Niagara". Are you saying I should have kept it?
TBH, I never visited this region in 25+ years of flight simming, but this is gorgeous. Thanks for your efforts.
Thanks for the nice scenery. Impressive.
Excellent! Thanks!
Wow man! This is simply amazing!
What a huge difference and looks so much better than before which I found disappointing for one of the biggest tourist attractions in the North East of the United States. Thanks



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  • Version 2.0 December 15, 2020

    Mississauga v3.0.0 is updated to conform to new and stricted MSFS scenery requirements to avoid potential CTD issue.

  • Launched September 29, 2020

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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