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- Article number: AS15136
- Manufact./Publisher: Drzewiecki Design
- Language: English
- Current version: 1.3.0
Washington Landmarks MSFS is a package of Washington D.C. landmarks. It includes roughly 1500 custom-made buildings and other points of interest like monuments, bridges, trains, stadiums. Explore custom-modeled areas such as The Mall, West End, East End, Waterfront, U.S.G., Crystal City, and Rosslyn - all in full PBR and with epic night textures. Have you ever been to the Oval Office in the White House? This is your chance! Additionally, an optional enhancement pack for 4 airports around Washington is provided (KADW, KCGS, KVKX, W32) as well as a dozen of landable helipads.
Washington, D.C. was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1791, President Washington commissioned Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant, a French-born architect, and city planner, to design the new capital. He based his design on plans of cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Karlsruhe, and Milan that Thomas Jefferson had sent to him. L'Enfant's design also envisioned a garden-lined "grand avenue" approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) in length and 400 feet (120 m) wide in the area that is now the National Mall. On August 24–25, 1814, in a raid known as the Burning of Washington, British forces invaded the capital during the War of 1812. The Capitol, Treasury, and White House were burned and gutted during the attack. Most government buildings were repaired quickly; however, the Capitol was largely under construction at the time and was not completed in its current form until 1868.
Washington had an estimated population of over 700.000, making it the 20th most populous city in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's daytime population to more than one million during the workweek. Washington's metropolitan area, the country's sixth largest (including parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia), had a 2017 estimated population of 6.2 million residents.
The three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the district: Congress (legislative), the president (executive), and the Supreme Court (judicial). Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profits, lobbying groups, and professional associations, including the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, AARP, the National Geographic Society, the Human Rights Campaign, the International Finance Corporation, and the American Red Cross.
- A high-quality model of Washington D.C.
- Over 1500 custom-made buildings incl. the whole downtown, bridges, stadiums, harbors/marinas, trains, memorials, and other objects; all FPS-friendly, with night textures and PBR effects
- Airport enhancement package including KADW Joint Base Andrews, KCGS College Park Airport, KVKX Potomac Airfield, and W32 Washington Executive Airport with custom-made airport buildings, custom ground layouts and static aircraft
- A dozen of heliports with custom objects
The product will be automatically added to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Our installer provides you additional optional features during install. To select different options, simply run the installer again.
This product is compatible with all Drzewiecki Design products.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator (Version 2020)
- OS: Windows 10 (Nov 2019 Update - 1909)
- CPU: Intel i5-4460 -or- Ryzen 3 1200
- GPU: NVIDIA GTX 770 -or- Radeon RX 570
- DirectX: DirectX 11
- VRAM: 2 GB
- RAM: 8 GB
- HDD: 3 GB
- Bandwidth: 5 Mbps
- The product now requires that World Update 2 and World Update 10 are installed
- Compatibility with World Update 2 and World Update 10
- Some buildings replaced with WU2/WU10 buildings, mesh edited, vector data edited, many other details tweaked
- Washington Monument model updated
- Brand new, high-quality Washington Monument model added, with interior and dedicated sounds
- Snow removed from the Oval Office and its occupants
- Animated, wind-dependent flags now fly over White House, Capitol and around Washington Monument
- Animated trains added on bridges across the Potomac river
- Custom Lincoln Center replaced with the Asobo version
- Custom-made car bridges added and cars drive on them correctly
- Some optimizing work, PBR materials tweaking and mesh editing done
- Installer offers automatic Content.xml removal for full compatibility with World Update USA
- US President, First Lady and Vice President changed
- All included airports now have custom AFDs
- New landmarks: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, D.C. War Memorial
- New bridges: Francis Scott Key Bridge, Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
- Custom lighting added to default bridges
- Vector data changes - more marinas visible
- Major installer code changes
- New buildings in the Crystal City