To function properly, Hawaii Photoreal must be combined with the Hawaii Extra Contents and the Hawaiian Airports by George Keogh. You can find all the required packs at: https://hawaii-photoreal.com/downloads-fsx-p3d/
While you have to install the Hawaii Photoreal Volumes 1, 2, 3 in the Addon Scenery folder with a subfolder for each Volume, for example, the Volume 1 selected route in the installer should look like this:
FSX or Prepar3D directory\Addon Scenery\FSJ – Hawaii Photoreal Vol. 1 – Niihau, Kauai & Oahu v.0.99
The Plus version has to be installed after the Hawaii Photoreal Volumes 1, 2, 3, and it is applied directly to the Addon Scenery folder so the selected route in its installer should look just like:
FSX or Prepar3D directory\Addon Scenery
To be sure that the Plus version it is correctly applied, check that there is a PDF file, Hawaii Photoreal Vol. 1 – Plus version.pdf, inside the FSJ – Hawaii Photoreal Vol. 1 – Niihau, Kauai & Oahu v.0.99 installed folder, and so on with the other volumes.
Once the installation is finished, add the sceneries to the simulator Scenery Library and consult the Readme file inside the installed packages folders to check the right order of the sceneries and other details.
How to add scenery in Flight Simulator X:
1. Start FSX, go to the “Settings” Menu and click in “Scenery Library”.
2. Click “Add Area”, browse to the folder you want to add and hit “OK” (it will open selected Addon Scenery so you can now see it’s subfolders, “scenery” and “texture”).
3. Right Click anywhere on the white area in that open folder, and the window should close
and selected scenery will be added in the list.
4. Click “OK” in the lower right and FSX will build new scenery database with your scenery added to it.
5. Fly and enjoy!
How to add scenery in Prepar3D:
1. Start P3D, go to the “World” Menu and click in “Scenery Library”.
2. Click “Add Area”, browse to the folder you want to add and hit “OK” (it will open selected Addon Scenery so you can now see it’s subfolders, “scenery” and “texture”), so the selected scenery will be added in the list.
3. Click “OK” in the lower right and FSX will build new scenery database with your scenery added to it.
4. Fly and enjoy!
NOTE: Some antivirus, e.g., avast, can give a false positive to the Setup.exe file. If so, you can exclude the file from your antivirus program or disable it during the download/installation.
To uninstall the scenery, go to the Windows Control Panel and search the option in the “Uninstall or change a program” tab, or go to the scenery folder and click the “unins000” executable.
– The maximum and recommended Scenery Settings are: Terrain Mesh resolution 10 m and Texture resolution 15 cm.
– For a more precise delimitation of the vegetation areas (performance is not affected), enter this line:
in the [TERRAIN] section of the configuration file (fsx.cfg or Prepar3D.cfg) that should be in:
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft/FSX
– To maximize the amount of autogen buildings in Prepar3D set this value (this can affect performance):
– To improve the water masks appearance in Prepar3D, edit with Notepad++ the GPUTerrain.fx file that you will find in your Prepar3D main directory / ShadersHLSL folder, increasing the value of the BaseColor, from 0.35 to 0.7 (or as you like):
//Environmental color takes into account the reflection and refraction color. Assuming most things in this are already lite.
EnvironmentColor.rgb = .40f * reflectionRefractionColor.rgb * ( 1 – fAlpha );//float4(lerp(reflectionRefractionColor, BaseColor, (1-cb_mDayNightInterpolant) * fAlpha));
BaseColor *= lerp( 0.35, 1.0f, fAlpha );
BaseColor *= lerp( 0.7, 1.0f, fAlpha );
– If you are a REX user you can find our theme: Flight Sim Jewels – Pacific in the search box of the community tab.
– We recommend to use Hawaii Photoreal in conjunction with the freeware texture packages:
Tropical Vegetation: http://www.flight-sim-jewels.com/tropical-vegetation/
Ocean Hues (Hawaii deep): http://flight-sim-jewels.com/ocean-hues/
These are the settings that you can see in our galleries, with HDR lightning enabled (Brightness 1.00, Bloom 0.80 and Saturation 1.10).