Cloud9 did a rendering of this Island for its "Life in..." series and it is special, very special. Not only because of the details and the completeness, but above all for the overall feel of the product.
Elba is the largest among the Tuscan islands. It is about 10 km far from the mainland and it covers 224 square kilometres. Its coast stretches for 147 km. The population of about 35000 is scattered over the 8 municipalities. You get to Elba by ferry and the journey takes 1 hour or so by faster boats, such as hydrofoils , that will take 20-30 minutes. You can arrive also by plane: Pila airport at Marina di Campo is linked to various Italian and European cities. Elba, which is loved by Italian and European tourists, particularly German, has modern well equipped touristic structures.
The coast lines, mesh, roads, airport and landclass all merge into one product that IS Elba. Cloud9 (and Aerosoft Online) are so sure that you will see this as highly realistic that they added a large amount of real photographs to the manual as if to invite you to compare. Believe us, there are not many developers that dare to do that.
- Framerate friendly to allow you to fly low and with complex aircraft (even in VC mode).
- Main village of the island rendered in great detail - All other villages and tourist centers included, if you been there on holiday you got an excelent chance of seeing your hotel, appartment complex!
- High detail coastlines
- Working lighthouses
- Many ships and vessels, a lot of those animated
- Very nice night effects
- The airport is done in high detail with many animations (better watch that tractor!) and photo real textures
- Manually adapted SRTM mesh (1 arch/sec)
- User activated runway lighting
- Flight files provided to get started fast and smooth
- Extensive manual (English/Italian)
- Manual has flight charts for the airport and the region. Including a rather challenging approach.
Download-Version: Version 1.0 (SP1), Manual as a .pdf-file (English)
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
1.8 GHz processor
256 MB RAM
64 /128 MB graphic card
Download Size: 21 MB
Install Size: 100 MB
SP1 changes some of the trees and adds more AI traffic, highly recommended download : >> Download here <<
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- On the screen where you see that the payment has been done you will find a download link, download AND SAVE this file to a secure location
- While you are doing this, an email is being send to you with the serial code
- You can always find your code in the shop under Your Account - Your Order Details - Downloads
- During the installation you will be asked to enter your shop login name (email) and for this serial code