Imagine starting up Flight Simulator and for the first time having a truely dynamic look that provides you the most convincing ground and sky environment you have ever experienced before. Ground Environment Professional builds on the foundation of the award winning Ground Environment, and then adds a premium textures set and features to achieve the most realistic ground environment for Flight Simulator 2004.
Peter Wilding, Anthony Vos, and Carl Hackman have created Ground Environment Professional, a revolutionary package that completely transforms your FS world environment. The package includes:
Super Detailed Photo-Realistic Generic Textures - The terrain in Flight Simulator comes alive with all new texture sets for everything from deep river canyons, high mountain peaks, and everything in between.
Global Coverage / All Regions - The program includes terrain enhancements for all areas of the globe. We don't focus on one area in FS, we cover it all!
All Seasons - Texture enhancements to all seasonal textures to make your Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter seasons more enjoyable.
Perfectly Aligned Autogen - Our package incorporates autogen alignment techniques that surpass any other product. No longer will you have buildings or other autogen objects show up on roads or have misplacement in other areas of your scenery.
Night Textures - Newly enhanced night textures improve lighting during night time operations.
Easy To Use Graphical Interface - Following in the footsteps of Flight Environment's intuitative interface, Ground Environment 2006 includes an easy-to-navigate interface with a multitude of options available to the user.
New Region Specific Textures Sets - Ground textures especially developed for parts of Florida, Hawaii, Caribbean, tropical regions, and parts of Asia. There is also new highly detailed rural textures for Europe.
New Landclass Texture Sets - New highly improved textures for deserts, forests, mountains, grasslands and foliage.
User Color Adjustment Interface - Ground Environment Pro has a new advanced technology which enables you the user to be able to adjust brightness, contrast, color hue's and color saturation to the desired look of your choice.
"Keep It Simple" Options - One very cool feature and philosophy of Ground Environment Pro is to "keep it simple". Ground Environment Pro will automatically generate new texture sets for you based on five types of weather conditions. From sunny bright textures that contain more defined shadows, and more vibrant colors to overcast textures that give a duller, bluer look for a more realistic feel.
Corresponding Sky Textures - Ground Environment Pro has advanced technology to automatically generate or give you the user manual control for creating new original unique sky textures. The sky textures are also matched to the weather conditions, to create a bright sunny, or a dull overcast look.
Downloadable Weather METAR Information - Perhaps one of the coolest features of GE PRO is the option to download weather metar information. This METAR information is translated into an easy understandable language for the average user. You then have the choice to use this information to set ground environment to best emulate the current weather conditions.
Active Sky 6 Integration - Special compatibility with Active Sky 6 has been implemented.
Note: Ground Environment works seamlessly with many add-ons you have. So not only is Flight Simulator enhanced, but also many of your other Flight Simulator add-on products.
Flight1 is offering users of the standard version of Ground Environment a $30.00 off coupon. So if you purchased the Ground Environment Standard Edition, you can get your coupon by clicking one of the coupon retrieval link below. Make sure you select the right coupon option. Once you get your coupon, use the Coupon button in the purchase screen to apply the coupon.
If you have the Download version for FS2004...
Click here to download the download version users coupon. Have your original FS2004 version order number handy.
If you have the CD ROM version for FS2004...
Click here to download the special CD ROM users coupon. Have your original CD ROM disk ready as it will need to be validated.
The Flight1 E-Commerce enabled download executable is about 420 MB in size. This download contains the full GE PRO II version series (2.11). The purchase screen will appear when you run the executable. The servers do support Resume. Some download managers can cause problems and are not recommended. Flight1 does offer a free download manager that can validate and resume your download.
(Do not forget to get a coupon as stated above if you already have the Standard edition.)
Select from one of the 2 different download methods below...
1. The Flight1 Downloader (recommended)
This tool will download for you, it will validate your file against any corruption, has full resume, and can even validate and repair previous downloads. Using this tool will prevent you from having to re-download the file, or from loosing a partially downloaded file. You will need both the tool and the data file. Both links are below. Full instructions are in F1Download.zip.
Download the Flight1 Downloader Tool here! (1 MB)
Get the Downloader Data File for the Ground Environment Pro!
2 . Via direct download
Main Download Server (420 MB)
The developers have setup a special website dedicated to the Ground Environment Professional product. Here you will be able to get the latest information and news about the product, see several high definition screenshots not shown here, and to retrieve any accessory downloads or updates.
Click Here to visit the Ground Environment Professional website
This product is only compatible with FS2004, so of course, FS2004 is required. For your computer, we recommend you have a 1.6 GHz machine, with a 128 Mb memory video card. System memory should be a minimum of 512. 1 Gigabyte disk space is recommended.
Windows XP is the official operating system that is supported for use with the Ground Environment 2006. It will not work on Windows 98/Me.