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Fly Over the Loire Valley and More with Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) for FSX


How to Fly Over the Beautiful Pays-de-Loire Region in FSX for Free




If you are a fan of flight simulation, you probably know about FSX, or Microsoft Flight Simulator X, one of the most popular and realistic flight simulators ever created. You may also have heard of France VFR, a leading developer of high-quality scenery add-ons for FSX and other simulators. But did you know that you can download and install one of their best products, Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011), for free?




[FSX] - France VFR - Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) free



Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) is a scenery add-on that covers the entire Pays-de-Loire region in France, with high-resolution photorealistic textures and terrain mesh. It transforms the default scenery of FSX into a stunning and realistic representation of this beautiful area, with its rich history, culture, and nature. Whether you want to explore the city of Nantes, the former capital of Brittany, fly over the Loire Valley and its famous castles, or land at some of the regional airports, you will be amazed by the level of detail and immersion that this add-on provides.


In this article, we will show you how to download and install Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) for free, using Rikoooo's automatic installer for MSFS 2020. We will also give you some tips on how to enjoy this scenery add-on in FSX, and where to find more information and products from France VFR. Ready to take off? Let's go!


Main features of Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011)




Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) is part of France VFR's PHOTO HD product range, which provides high-resolution photoreal and terrain mesh coverage for each French region and island. According to France VFR's website, here are some of the main features of this scenery add-on:


  • High resolution photoreal scenery covering a French region. The ground texture resolution is between 0.85 and 1 meter per pixel, based on aerial photography from IGN (the French National Geographic Institute). The texture color has been adjusted for an optimal visual result in FSX (summer season only).



  • High resolution real 19 meter (LOD11) optimized custom mesh included. The terrain mesh is based on SRTM data (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission), which provides a realistic relief for the region.



  • All lakes and rivers have been entirely cut out and faithfully replicated with water masks. The water effects and waterclass are also realistic and adapted to the region.



  • Extremely precise geo-referenced texture positionning is carried out in order to ensure a maximal compatibility with scenery add-ons for this region. This means that the scenery add-on is compatible with other products from France VFR, such as VFR Regional, VFR Airports, or 3D Automation, as well as other third-party developers.



As you can see, Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) is a comprehensive and realistic scenery add-on that will enhance your flight experience in FSX. But how can you get it for free? Let's find out in the next section.


How to download and install Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) for free




Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) is normally a paid product that costs 24.90 euros on France VFR's website. However, thanks to Rikoooo, a website that offers free downloads of quality add-ons for FSX and other simulators, you can get it for free. Here are the steps to follow:


  • Go to Rikoooo's download page for Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011). You will see a brief description of the product, some screenshots, and a download link. You will also see the file size, which is 3.7 GB, so make sure you have enough space on your hard drive.



  • Click on the download link and wait for the file to be downloaded. You will need to create a free account on Rikoooo if you don't have one already. The file is a zip archive that contains an executable file and a readme file.



  • Extract the zip archive and run the executable file. This will launch Rikoooo's automatic installer for MSFS 2020, which will detect your FSX installation folder and install the scenery add-on for you. You don't need to do anything else, just follow the instructions on the screen.



  • Activate the scenery in FSX. Once the installation is complete, you will need to activate the scenery in FSX. To do this, launch FSX and go to Settings > Scenery Library. Click on Add Area and browse to the folder where you installed Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011), which should be something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\FranceVFR\Pays-de-Loire PHOTO HD. Select this folder and click OK. Then, move the scenery up in the priority list until it is above the default FSX scenery layers. Click OK again and restart FSX.



Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) for free. Now, let's see how you can enjoy it in FSX.


How to enjoy Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) in FSX




Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) covers a large area of about 32,000 square kilometers, with many airports, landmarks, and points of interest to discover. Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of this scenery add-on in FSX:


  • Choose a suitable aircraft and weather. Depending on your preferences and skills, you may want to fly a fast jet, a slow propeller plane, or a helicopter over the Pays-de-Loire region. You may also want to adjust the weather settings to match the season, time of day, and visibility conditions that you like. For example, you could try flying at dawn or dusk with low clouds and fog for a more challenging and atmospheric flight.



  • Explore some of the airports and landmarks in the region. There are many airports in the Pays-de-Loire region that you can use as your departure or destination points. Some of them are included in the default FSX scenery, such as Nantes Atlantique (LFRS), Angers Loire (LFJR), or La Baule Escoublac (LFRE). Others are available as separate add-ons from France VFR or other developers, such as Laval Entrammes (LFOV), Le Mans Arnage (LFRM), or Cholet Le Pontreau (LFOU). You can also fly over some of the famous landmarks in the region, such as the Château de Chambord, the Château de Chenonceau, or the Puy du Fou theme park.



  • Opt imize your performance and realism. Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) is a high-quality scenery add-on that may affect your FPS (frames per second) and loading times in FSX. To avoid this, you can tweak some of the settings in FSX, such as the scenery complexity, the texture resolution, or the autogen density. You can also use some external tools, such as FSX Booster or FSX Fiber Accelerator, to improve your performance and stability. To enhance your realism, you can also use some add-ons that complement Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011), such as Ultimate Terrain X Europe, REX 4 Texture Direct, or Active Sky Next.



With these tips, you should be able to enjoy Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) in FSX and discover the beauty and diversity of this region. But if you want to learn more about this scenery add-on or other products from France VFR, you can read the next section.


Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to download and install Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) for free, using Rikoooo's automatic installer for MSFS 2020. We have also given you some suggestions on how to enjoy this scenery add-on in FSX, and where to find more information and products from France VFR.


Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) is a scenery add-on that covers the entire Pays-de-Loire region in France, with high-resolution photorealistic textures and terrain mesh. It transforms the default scenery of FSX into a stunning and realistic representation of this beautiful area, with its rich history, culture, and nature. Whether you want to explore the city of Nantes, the former capital of Brittany, fly over the Loire Valley and its famous castles, or land at some of the regional airports, you will be amazed by the level of detail and immersion that this add-on provides.


If you are interested in trying Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011), you can download it for free from Rikoooo's website. You can also visit France VFR's website and forum for more information and products. France VFR is a leading developer of high-quality scenery add-ons for FSX and other simulators, covering each French region and island with photorealistic textures, terrain mesh, airports, landmarks, and more.


We hope you enjoyed this article and found it useful. If you did, please share it with your friends and fellow flight simmers. And don't forget to leave us a comment below and tell us what you think about Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) or any other product from France VFR. Happy flying!


FAQs




What are the system requirements for Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011)?




Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) requires FSX SP2 or Acceleration Pack installed on your computer. It also requires at least 4 GB of RAM, 4 GB of free disk space, and a DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with 512 MB of VRAM.


What are the other regions covered by France VFR's PHOTO HD product range?




France VFR's PHOTO HD product range covers all the French regions and islands, such as Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Brittany, Burgundy, Corsica, Franche-Comté, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrénées, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Normandy, Picardy, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon.


How can I get support or report issues with Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011)?




If you need support or want to report any issues with Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011), you can contact France VFR through their website or their forum. You can also check their FAQ section for common questions and answers.


How can I uninstall Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) from my computer?




If you want to uninstall Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) from your computer, you can use Rikoooo's automatic uninstaller for MSFS 2020, which is located in the same folder where you installed the scenery add-on. Just run the uninstaller and follow the instructions on the screen. You can also delete the folder manually if you prefer.


Can I use Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) with other flight simulators?




Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) is designed for FSX, but it may also work with other flight simulators, such as Prepar3D or FSX Steam Edition. However, France VFR does not guarantee the compatibility or support for these simulators. If you want to use Pays-de-Loire Photo HD (2011) with other simulators, you may need to adjust some settings or use some conversion tools. dcd2dc6462


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