FSDiscover! is a Flight Simulator sightseeing guide, a navigation tool, and a simple flight planner, all in one single product for Flight Simulator X and Flight Simulator 2004. FSDiscover! is preloaded with over 3.6 million geographic names from all over the world. There are also 1900 specialized points of interest for FSX, and 600 specialized points of interest for FS2004, including all the "Easter eggs" and unique landmark buildings within these simulators.
Some of the geographic features that will be identified include: Mountains, Streams, Valleys, Beaches, Rapids, Parks, Lakes, Islands, Harbors, Glaciers, Forests, Waterfalls, Canals, Bridges, Dams, and much more!
FSDiscover! offers an easy-to-use map where you can see airports, points of interest, geographic features, and your custom FSDiscover! flight plan. All this information can be displayed in your 3D Flight Simulator world. Labels along the terrain describe each geographic or specialized feature, and special visual flight path markings follow the terrain along your programmed flight plan. The flight planning features allow you to plan simple to elaborate sightseeing excursions all in a simple point and click interface inside Flight Simulator. You can either follow them yourself, or let FSDiscover! use your autopilot to help guide your plane to your destinations.
Flight One has provided a dedicated site to showcase the FSDiscover! in high-resolution detail. You can visit the FSDiscover! Showcase page at:
Runs Directly in Flight Simulator: FSDiscover! runs as a module directly in Flight Simulator. This allows you to use it with the minimum interruption of your flying. You can access FSDiscover! from the FS main menu, or by using hot keys that you can freely define.
Hundreds of Points of Interest: Included are 1900 points of interest for FSX and 600 points of interest for FS2004. They include all "Easter eggs" within the simulator and unique landmark buildings that are actually present in the default scenery in many locations all over the globe.
Millions of Geographic Names: Included are files with a total of 3.6 million names of many geographic features all over the world. Lakes, mountains, islands, populated places, glaciers, and a lot more features can be displayed. You can control what kinds of features are displayed.
Map Display: The world map displays airports, points of interest, and geographic names. It can be easily navigated using the mouse. You can explore map features with the mouse or search for them by name. Using the map, you can set the aircraft position and create simple flight plans. You can define an optional hot key that brings up the map.
Labels in the 3-D View: FSDiscover! can display labels identifying nearby airports, points of interest, and geographic features directly in the Flight Simulator 3D view. You will not get lost after closing the map. The flight plan can also be displayed as a line on the ground. This allows for very easy navigation by just looking around. And if you still need more information, you can open the FSDiscover! map at any time. The labels are displayed in a way that does not clutter your view. Using the Options dialog box, you can set the font, color, the maximum distance to the labels and hot keys to display/hide different kinds of information.
Autopilot Control: After taking off and climbing to the desired altitude, you can let FSDiscover! set the autopilot heading to follow the flight plan. You can enable and disable the autopilot at any time in flight, and you can define the hot key used to toggle the FSDiscover! autopilot control.
Create your own Points Of Interest (POI): FSDiscover! includes an easy-to-use POI editor. After enabling the editor, you can simply slew to desired locations and type the names of your points of interest to add directly in the 3D view. The editor allows you to add, rename and delete your own points of interest. You can also rename points of interest that came supplied with FSDiscover! If you are a scenery designer, you can include points of interest with your scenery so that users would not miss any of the exciting places you created.
Share Your Experience: You can upload files with points of interest and scenic flight plans you created on the Internet to share them with other FSDiscover! users, and you can use downloaded POI files and flight plans created by others.
Windows XP Required - Although FSDiscover! may operate under Windows 98 or Me, Flight One can't make any guarantees that you will not encounter problems when using the software with Windows 98 or Me. Flight1 highly recommends Windows XP as it is a true 32-bit operating system, and does not suffer from certain memory limitations of Windows 98 or Me.