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3 Sim comparison. FlightGear, X-Plane 11, FSX - Ice Ice baby

Postby StuartC » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:34 pm

3 sim comparison - ice and snow. FlightGear and X-Plane 11 were recorded using live weather ( one after the other so the same METAR was valid ). FSX I had to use Winter season and the winter wonderland scenario. Test location BGJN Greenland.
No Paid or additional addons on ether sim. Sittings used are only from the basic out the box sim in each case. Freeware choppers used.
First up is FligtGear, 8:35 XP11, 15:00 FSX

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Re: 3 Sim comparison. FlightGear, X-Plane 11, FSX - Ice Ice

Postby curt » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:51 pm

I have to say, x-plane's (external view) snow effects are outstanding.
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Re: 3 Sim comparison. FlightGear, X-Plane 11, FSX - Ice Ice

Postby StuartC » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:07 pm

Only bit I though was better was the snow blowing over the runway.
FSX had nothing to offer at all.
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Re: 3 Sim comparison. FlightGear, X-Plane 11, FSX - Ice Ice

Postby wlbragg » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:36 pm

I liked the exterior view gentle snowfall in FlightGear, fluffy looking snow.
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Re: 3 Sim comparison. FlightGear, X-Plane 11, FSX - Ice Ice

Postby LesterBoffo » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:20 pm

Just from the screen shot in the YT video, I noticed in X-Plane the sun's reflection on the water is fat too overdone for such an overcast and snowy day. The water should be a reflection the gray clouds above it. That's one thing FG has over all the other sims is the water's color to overhead ambient light.
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