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Head-to-Head Review: FSDreamTeam and JustSim EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg

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REVIEW UPDATE 3-FEB-2020 @ 21:30z

Thanks to multiple members in the comment section, I was able to resolve issues with the winter textures. After three reinstallations of the scenery, I was able to successfully have winter texture within the JustSim product.

In light of these new findings, we have adjusted the score of the JustSim version from a 4 to a 5. The FSDreamTeam score remains unchanged.

== Original Review 30-Jan-2020 @ 16:00z ==

As the years have gone, we have seen more and more developers create products which represent the same airport already released or in development. In the most recent instance of this, we have FSDreamTeam and JustSim who both recently released EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport (LFSB). Both products were released within a relatively short period of one another so we felt it was fitting to pit them together side-by-side so that you can see the differences in product quality.

Throughout this article, we’ll compare texture quality, modelling work, features and overall price. Both products will then receive an official FSElite score – this will be instead of a typical review found on our site.

Product Information
Developer
JustSim
Purchase From
simMarket
Price
€17.90
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Version Reviewed
1.00
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SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.
Product Information
Developer
FSDreamTeam
Purchase From
simMarket
Price
€18.00
BUY HERE
Version Reviewed
1.3
Press Copy Provided By
Self-Purchase
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

Airport Overall

Both product packages cover the main airport area with little coverage beyond that. Some clear differences you can see above is that the FSDreamTeam version features a significant amount more autogen in the surrounding area. However, upon looking at Google Maps, this is inaccurate and JustSim have better modelled the outer areas with the small town on the right-hand side.  There have also been some clear changes to the landclass towards the right of the images improving the overall colouring of the product.

A shot from Google Maps showcasing similar views to the overall airport.

This shot, taken during the Summer, also highlights the better use of colouring of the grass around the runway and taxiway areas with much more vibrancy placed on the grass itself.

N.B. Orbx Global openLC Europe is used in these shots.

I think it’s very much down to personal preference on which sort of grass texture you prefer. Personally, I prefer FSDreamTeam’s, but JustSim’s version does better represent the area as a whole (according to available Sattelite imagery)

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