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Gaya Simulations Vienna International Airport P3D: The FSElite Review

Product Information
Developer
Gaya Simulations
Purchase From
Orbx
Price
$49.95 AUD
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Version Reviewed
1.2.1
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Gaya Simulations
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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.

In this video, I give my review of the P3D v4 version of Gaya Simulations’ Vienna International Airport. We will take a look at the airport modeling, textures, special features, seasonal variation, performance, and more.

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Overall Summary
The airport can cater to a wide variety of simmers from short-haul to long haul and cargo ops. Despite a few minor issues that could be fixed with an update, the airport has more good things going for it than bad and if fixed it will be one of the better airports out there. With that in mind, its price is also up there even surpassing many other top tier developers. If these minor issues mentioned are corrected and the performance improved, I could see that cost being justified, however, I feel like in its current state it could be sold for a few dollars less given that it doesn't necessarily bring anything new or revolutionary to the table, it's just a great looking airport at this point.
Likes
Dislikes
  • Performance
  • Minor errors in static and animated objects
  • Floating objects
  • Price

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Gaya Simulations Vienna (LOWW) Full Feature List and Previews

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Gaya Simulations have shared on their forums the full feature list of their upcoming Vienna Airport (LOWW) and a feature list.

The entire airport has received extensive care, especially the terminal. According to the team, the developers were helped by some of the airport staff. The team has applied new rendering techniques for 3D modeling and ground texturing. The vicinity of the airport has also been worked upon, with offices areas around the airports, animated trains and the oil refinery next to the airport also rendered.

The Gaya Simulations Vienna Airport seems to be very close for release now. Make sure to stay tuned to FSElite further news regarding this scenery. This product is coming to both Prepar3D v4 and X-Plane. The below previews are for the Prepar3D v4 version.

Feature List (P3Dv4)

  • Authentic and complete rendition of Vienna Schwechat Airport in its current state including the extension of Bravo cargo parking
  • Highly detailed 3D modelling of all buildings, with interior modelling in the main terminal
  • Superb quality texturing and PBR usage for most buildings and assets across the airport
  • Realistic and custom made ground service vehicles including pushback trucks, service and Vienna Airport specific taxis and buses.
  • Completely custom groundwork with high-quality and accurate signage and markings.
  • Animated 3D people at various parking stands (can be controlled via the control panel)
  • Seasonal variation covering all types of weather including hard winter
  • Full integration with SODE jetways including VGDS 
  • Custom made and optional static aircraft throughout bringing the airport to life
  • Superb modelling outside of the airport including realistic hotels, Petrochemie Danubia and even animated trains
  • Precise parking positions for airlines in their correct real-world gate assignment based on current data
  • Perfectly blends with Orbx Global, openLC Europe, Austria Professional and others for a seamless experience.
  • Developed with close assistance from real world pilots, airport workers and staff for incredible authenticity
  • Created by Gaya Simulations (makers of the smash hit Kos Airport)
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