Experience Realism and Immersion with FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ: A Detailed Review
If you are looking for a realistic and immersive scenery add-on for your flight simulator, you might want to check out FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ. This product is a highly detailed rendition of Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza International Airport, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the country's largest international airport and a hub for Aerolíneas Argentinas, the national flag carrier.
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In this review, we will take a closer look at FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ and see what it has to offer for flight simulator enthusiasts. We will cover the following aspects:
By the end of this review, you will have a clear idea of whether FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is worth buying or not. So, let's get started!
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is a scenery add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX), Prepar3D (P3D) v1 to v5, and Flight Simulator 2004 (FS9). It was released by TropicalSim, a well-known developer of airport sceneries for flight simulators, in July 2019. It is an updated version of their previous product, Buenos Aires Ezeiza SAEZ 2016, which was released in March 2016.
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ aims to provide a realistic and accurate representation of Ministro Pistarini International Airport, based on the latest airport data and satellite imagery. It features high-resolution textures, custom ground polygons, dynamic lighting, wet ground effects, photoscenery, autogen, night illumination, seasonal variations, and more. It also includes the new Aerolineas Argentinas Hangar 5 complex and the brand new control tower.
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is a popular scenery add-on for flight simulator users who want to experience flying to or from one of the most important airports in South America. It offers a variety of challenges and opportunities for different types of flights, such as domestic, regional, or international routes. It also enhances the immersion and realism of flying over the city of Buenos Aires and its surroundings.
History and background of Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ) is located 22 km (14 mi) south-southwest of Buenos Aires or Capital Federal, the capital of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 3,475 ha (8,587 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
The airport is named after general and politician Juan Pistarini (1882-1956), but is more commonly known as Ezeiza International Airport because of its location in the city of Ezeiza in Greater Buenos Aires. It is the country's largest international airport and a hub for the international routes of Aerolíneas Argentinas.
The first civilian flight from what is now London Heathrow Airport flew to Ministro Pistarini International Airport in 1946. This airport was built between 1945 and 1949; at the time, it was the largest one in Latin America and the only one with three runways, forming an A. That means: three crossed runways (05/23, 11/29 and 17/35), forming three 60 angles.
In 1997, RWY 05/23 was closed and now it is used for large aircraft (such as the Airbus A340 or Boeing 747) for parking while cleaning and refueling. In 2009, the airport handled 7,924,759 passengers and 93,346 aircraft movements.
Offering efficient service and a range of amenities expected by today's traveler, many locals in Buenos Aires often refer to the city's airport as simply 'Ezeiza', due to its locality. Every day, Ezeiza Airport handles literally thousands of passengers and comprises three terminals, International Terminal A, the secondary Aerolineas Argentinas Terminal B and the National Terminal C.
Layout and design of the airport terminals and runways
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ faithfully reproduces the layout and design of Ministro Pistarini International Airport's terminals and runways. It includes all three terminals (A, B, C), as well as other buildings such as hangars, cargo facilities, fire stations, control tower, etc.
The terminals are modeled with high-resolution textures and custom ground polygons. They feature realistic glass effects on windows and jetways. They also have semi-transparent glass on jetways that allow you to see through them when boarding or deboarding your aircraft.
The runways are also modeled with high-resolution textures and custom ground polygons. They have realistic markings, signs, lights, taxiways, aprons, etc. They also have optional wet ground effects for P3Dv5 users that simulate water reflections on rainy days.
Scenery details and realism of the airport environment
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ also adds many scenery details and realism elements to enhance the airport environment. Some of these include:
Optional SODE animated jetways that move according to your aircraft's door position
Full night illumination that creates a stunning atmosphere at night
Dynamic lighting that changes according to time of day and weather conditions
Custom vehicles and objects that populate the airport area
Stock animated cars on highway and airport adjacent roads for FSX version
Static aircraft that represent some of the airlines that operate at Ezeiza
Accurate AFCAD file that allows AI traffic to use the correct gates and parking spots
Realistic runway slope that follows the actual terrain elevation
Photoscenery and autogen of the city of Buenos Aires and nearby areas
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ not only covers the airport area but also extends to cover a large area around it. It includes photoscenery with full custom autogen that covers an area of 103 km (40 sq mi).
The photoscenery is based on high-resolution satellite imagery that shows accurate land use patterns such as urban areas, fields, forests, roads, rivers, etc. The autogen adds realistic buildings, trees, vegetation, etc., that match the photoscenery.
The photoscenery also features full night illumination that creates a beautiful view when flying over it at night. You can see all kinds of lights such as street lights, building lights, car lights etc., that create a realistic urban landscape.
Night illumination and seasonal variations of the scenery
Dynamic lighting and wet ground effects for P3Dv5 users
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ also takes advantage of some of the new features of Prepar3D v5, such as dynamic lighting and wet ground effects. These features add more realism and immersion to the scenery.
Dynamic lighting allows the scenery to change its lighting according to the time of day and weather conditions. For example, you can see the sun rays shining through the clouds, or the shadows cast by the buildings and objects. You can also see the lights of the airport and the city reflecting on your aircraft.
Wet ground effects simulate the water accumulation on the ground when it rains. You can see puddles, splashes, and reflections on the runways, taxiways, and aprons. You can also see the water droplets on your windshield and windows.
Compatibility and installation of the scenery add-on
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX), Prepar3D (P3D) v1 to v5, and Flight Simulator 2004 (FS9). It is also compatible with other third-party sceneries that cover the same area, such as ORBX FTX Global or Vector.
The installation of FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is very easy and straightforward. You just need to download the installer from simMarket, run it, and follow the instructions. The installer will detect your sim location and add the scenery.cfg entry for you. You can also choose whether to install SODE jetways or not.
The size of FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is about 1.2 GB for FSX/P3D versions and about 700 MB for FS9 version. You will need to have enough disk space and memory to run it smoothly.
Optimization and frame rate impact of the scenery add-on
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is optimized for best performance and quality. It uses FSX SDK for the FSX version and Prepar3d SDK for the P3D version. It also uses P3D v5 native materials custom ground option for P3Dv5 version.
The frame rate impact of FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ depends on your system specifications and settings. However, it is generally low to moderate, as the scenery is well balanced between detail and performance. You can also adjust some options in the scenery configurator tool to suit your preferences.
Some of the options that you can tweak are:
Photoscenery resolution (high or low)
Autogen density (normal or dense)
Static aircraft (on or off)
SODE jetways (on or off)
Wet ground effect (on or off)
User feedback and reviews of the scenery add-on
FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ has received positive feedback and reviews from users who have purchased and used it. They have praised its realism, detail, quality, performance, and value for money.
Here are some of the comments that users have left on simMarket:
"Excellent work! Very detailed airport with great performance! Highly recommended!" - Carlos
"Very nice scenery! I love flying to Ezeiza with this add-on. The night lighting is amazing!" - Juan
"A must have for South America! TropicalSim always delivers high quality sceneries at reasonable prices!" - Pedro
In conclusion, FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is a scenery add-on that offers a realistic and immersive representation of Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It features high-resolution textures, custom ground polygons, dynamic lighting, wet ground effects, photoscenery, autogen, night illumination, seasonal variations, and more.
It is compatible with FSX, P3D v1 to v5, and FS9. It is easy to install and configure. It has low to moderate frame rate impact. It has positive user feedback and reviews.
If you are looking for a scenery add-on that will enhance your flying experience in South America, you should definitely consider buying FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ. It is one of the best airport sceneries available for flight simulators.
You can purchase FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ from simMarket for EUR 19.90 (VAT included). If you have previously purchased any of their older versions of Buenos Aires Ezeiza SAEZ, you can get a special upgrade price.
So what are you waiting for? Click on the link below and get your copy of FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ today!
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What are the system requirements for FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ?
The system requirements for FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ are:
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (SP2/Acceleration/Gold Required) / Flight Simulator X (Steam Edition) / Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (v1/v2/v3/v4/v5) / Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 (Version 9.1)
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Dual Core Processor with 2 GHz or better
Min. 4 GB RAM
3D graphics card with min. 1 GB memory
Download-Size: 1.2 GB (FSX/P3D) / 700 MB (FS9)
Installation-Size: 1.8 GB (FSX/P3D) / 1 GB (FS9)
How much does FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ cost?
The regular price of FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ is EUR 19.90 (VAT included). However, if you have previously purchased any of their older versions of Buenos Aires Ezeiza SAEZ, you can get a special upgrade price ranging from EUR 8.90 to EUR 12.90 depending on which version you have.
How can I get a discount or upgrade for FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ?
If you have previously purchased any of their older versions of Buenos Aires Ezeiza SAEZ from simMarket, you can get a discount or upgrade for FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ by logging into your same account used to purchase the previous version. The special upgrade price will be awarded automatically.
What are some other scenery add-ons by TropicalSim?
TropicalSim is a developer of airport sceneries for flight simulators since 2002. They have produced over 100 sceneries covering airports in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
Some of their most popular sceneries are:
Rio de Janeiro Galeão SBGL 2020
Punta Cana MDPC 2016
Lisbon LPPT 2019
Bilbao LEBB 2018
São Paulo Guarulhos SBGR 2017
Faro LPFR 2020
Cancun MMUN 2016
Lanzarote GCRR 2018
Buenos Aires Aeroparque SABE MSFS
Saint Martin TNCM MSFS
How can I contact TropicalSim for support or feedback?
If you need any support or feedback regarding FSX TropicalSim Buenos Aires SAEZ or any other product by TropicalSim, you can contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting their website at www.tropicalsim.net.