Better ground textures for FSX and P3D (freeware)

Default FSX and P3D sometimes looks bad. Desert-like terrain in Europe or USA is an example of this problem. Solve this and other issues with free textures.

Does not concern ORBX FTX Global users

If you already have or intent to buy ORBX FTX Global add-on – you do not need replacement textures that I am writing about in this article. Actually – I recommend FTX Global as a better solution! It comes with the price tag of 99 Australian Dollars. If you prefer freeware add-ons – there are two that I would like to recommend today.

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Adama Mills’ Textures (Europe and USA)

Adam Mills dealt with the worse problem of FSX textures – desert-like terrain covering large parts of Europe and USA. I have no idea what went through the minds of Flight Simulator X developers when they decided that sandy-yellow ground textures are appropriate in Poland, Germany, France or in the northern states of the U.S… The terrain in Italy or Greece looks terrible. Fortunately – there is a solution – thanks Adam!

Adam Mills created a replacement texture package that solves the desert-terrain problem in Europe and United States. Take a look:

You need to remember that there are limitations to what this textures change. It’s not a complete package of replacement textures (like the FTX Global or GEX) – it’s just a fix for deserts – you will see no change in places where the textures are correct – like in Germany on the screen below:

Mills’ Textures – download and installation

Download

You can download Adam Mills’ textures from FlightSim.com. Type Adam Mills in the search engine. You will get 8 files for FSX USA Ground Textures and another 8 for FSX European Ground Textures. Download all of them.

Installation

To install these textures you need to extract all the files and move them to:
\Scenery\World\Texture
inside your main FSX or P3D folder. As always – I recommend that you backup your files before you proceed with the installation – the easiest way is to make a copy of the entire folder.

That is all!

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Mills’ textures – a must have!

For me Mills’ textures are among the most important add-ons for FSX. I can not imagine flying without them over Europe and USA.

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Aime Leclercq – a better seasonal textures (for entire World)

Terrain colors in FSX are unrealistic. Fortunately – there is a way to fix them – Aime Leclercq (that I introduced in my previous article) created textures that have improved saturation and vibrancy.

Like with the previous add-on – they are not changing much in terms of what you see – the pictures on the ground show the same terrain features. They only change the colors or tones. That is the difference when compared to FTX Global and GEX.

(I used images provided by the developer)

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Leclercq’s textures – download and installation

Download

This time I used Avsim Library. Type Aime Leclercq in the search engine and download all files called:

  • Spring Textures Replacement – Part…
  • Summer Textures Replacement – Part…
  • Fall Textures Replacement – Part…
  • Winter Textures Replacement – Part…

Each package is divided into two parts.

Installation

To install these textures you need to extract all the files and move them to:
\Scenery\World\Texture
inside your main FSX or P3D folder. As always – I recommend that you backup your files before you proceed with the installation – the easiest way is to make a copy of the entire folder.

That is all!

Should you use this add-on? Yes!

In my opinion this is one of the add-ons that you definitely should download and install.

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Performance impact in FSX and P3D?

I did not see any impact on sim performance. I do not think there should be any.

 

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Better ground textures for FSX and P3D (freeware)
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Default FSX and P3D sometimes looks bad. Desert-like terrain in Europe or USA is an example of this problem. Solve this and other issues with free textures.
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