Interesting to see that there’s a “whole of France” VFR pack on Marketplace.
Forgive me as I’m in my first few months of this Flight Sim love affair so everything is new and exciting. Do these packs overwrite any downloads I have in France? I’m a huge Francophile so most of my non-UK paid and freeware downloads are in France and on the island of Corsica.
On the latter department, I assume this includes Corsica. It may seem like a silly point but divisions between the island and mainland run deep, so if anyone knows for sure I’d appreciate confirmation.
Finally, as my finger hovers over “Buy & Download”, how are VFR packs affected by world updates? France is of course next for that treatment along with Belgium, Netherlands and Luxentaxhavenburg.
Any pointers and help, as always, will be really appreciated. Happy weekend everyone.
If you are talking about “France obstacles and VFR landmarks” add-on, I’m using it for a while and it’s quite good. It add many elements likes bridges, castles, churches, observatories (at least the one in Pyrenees), antennas, gondolas, water towers, electric lines, etc… Keep in mind that this add-on have nothing to do with satelite imagery, and that this is mainly about french countryside, as it will have only few effect on big cities.
As far as I can tell, it replaces some vanilla buildings by new ones (like the castle in my birthplace for example) and some which are lacking in the original game (churches most of the time). it means that when world update 4 will be released, it could make conflicts with it, untill they release a new version of the add-on. If you bough some add-on dedicated to specific buildings like churches and castles, you could have conflicts too.
Regarding their website, it covers the whole country, so Corsica should be included (or they’ll have troubles with corsicans in anyway :p)
I hope I helped you, see you over french landscapes
That’s actually a sim flaw, not anything scenery makers can easily fix (or at all). Even after USA Update, when Asobo hand built some of the POI bridges, the traffic still travels on the original terrain painted road (in some cases underwater LOL).
Thank you so much for all of your valuable information and opinions. It’s great to see balanced and detailed opinions from friends over the Channel.
I’m going to go for it. If I’m flying VFR in the countryside I can use the pack, if I’m flying city to city I’ll untick it from the Add-on checker so the Eiffel Tower is still there, it’s just not Paris without it.
This Add On prevents MSFS form the start. Actually i can’t start the game, MSFS crashes before loading the main menu. The game works fine without the folder “francevfr-orvfr”.
The folder i located here: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Official\OneStore
Problem solved. Just delete the old “francevfr-orvfr” folder and the Game starts again. Just redownload the newest version from the Content Manager and it works fine.