I saw lots of other players in the air while flying there so I guess, many of you might have visited it.
So, what is your opinion on the ground texture, housing models and the look of the city in general?
I looked it up at Bing maps before and was expecting well visuals.
I took a flight from Dushanbe via Kunduz to Bagram and then Kabul. Dushanbe had some mesh issues along river lines but the ground textures were pretty acceptable all the way beyond south of the Amudaria river, which is the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. South of Kunduz you enter mountainuous terrain which eventually had some patches of generic textures looking pretty ugly.
After leaving the mountains southbound, the Bagram area was quite okayish and my expectations began to peak when getting closer to Kabul.
Unfortunately Kabul looked dreadful. Very dissappointing… satellite ground textures were mixed with generic ones, with ugly transitions and the grey OSM-streets on the generic ground looks unbearable.
Yes, there are currently other and way more serious things about Kabul to find sad (please don’t drift into any other topic then the scenery quality in this thread) but its really sad to discover subpar scenery so often when venturing into the more exotic spots in the MSFS world.
Bagram, view to the North, looks quite ok, besides that generic patch in the lower right corner
The Kabul swamp checkerboard , viewing NE, airport in upper center
ugly transitions grey cubes floating in a white/greenish swamp, a web of grey streets in the left center
the greyish OSM streets, mixed with rice fields and all sorts of mixed building densities, that just don’t match each other. Blackish patches of satellite photo cloud shadows in the background …
I am one of those who love to use their sim to travel around the globe visiting all kind of places I won’t probably be able to see with my own eyes in this lifetime. We are really depending on Asobo to never stop improving scenery especially outside the usual routes…