FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1

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  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1
  • FlightSem Software - Southampton Port X1


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FSX European & UK Ports UTX - Volume 2: The Port of Southampton X (UK)

The Port of Southampton X is the second volume in a series of 'European & UK Ports UTX' add-on scenery developed by FlightSem Software (FSS) specifically for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

This scenery will not - repeat - will not - display correctly with Microsoft Flight Simulator X unless it has been upgraded with Microsoft's FSX Acceleration Expansion Pack, Flight 1 Ultimate Terrain X (Europe) and Ground Environment X (Europe) software products. Without these upgrades, some 3D-objects will appear in the sea, part of the Port coastline will become cliffs & strips of landscape will appear in areas where there should be sea (visible also in the default scenery of FSX) as well as other peculiar & undesirable effects!

A high specification computer system (o/c core i7 or i5) is also a pre-requisite for smooth operation of this scenery. The scenery may not be absolutely 'true-to-life' in every detail, but it does try to maintain a balance between reality and virtual non-reality features which is lacking in the default scenery of FSX. Good frame rates (fps), level of detail (LOD) and minimization of 'draw-calls' have been kept in mind throughout the various development stages.

The Port of Southampton X depicts well know landmarks around the port including:

Eastern Docks - approximately 170 acres situated on the Eastern side of Southampton Waterfront, the dock operates a working commercial dock as well as a cruise ship terminal area - the Queen Elizabeth II and Ocean Terminal Cruise Terminal Buildings. The QEII Terminal, export storage Grain Silos and ABP Control Building are prominent features of the Eastern Docks.
  • Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Control Centre building
  • Cunard's Queen Mary 2 - berthed alongside the Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal
  • Generic Cargo & Cruise Ships
  • Ship-to-shore Passenger Gangplanks
  • Port Cranes and Gantries
  • Export Grain-Silo Terminal
  • Normal & Multi-storey Car Parks
  • Parked Land Vehicles & Buses
  • P&O cruise ship Azura - arriving & departing from Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal
  • Passengers at the entrance of Ocean & Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminals
Town Quay - approximately 90,000 ft2 situated on the Eastern shores of Southampton Water, Town Quay accommodates a number of restaurants and commercial businesses. The Southampton to Hythe 'White Horse Ferries' ferry service operates from the quay and connects the town of Hythe, set in the heart of the Waterside on the edge of the New Forest, with Southampton - a 15 minute journey across Southampton Water. The Isle of Wight 'Red Funnel' ferries and fast catamarans ('Red Jets') both operate out of Southampton Town Quay, (situated between the Eastern and Western Docks) and provide regular passenger and freight services across Southampton Water to the Isle of Wight.
  • Regular Restaurants & Cafes
  • Harbour House - Edwardian baroque-style building converted to a Nightclub & Casino
  • Southampton - Hythe Ferry Terminal
  • AI-Southampton to Hythe Passenger Ferries (two liveries)
  • Red Funnel Ferry Terminal - Southampton to Isle-of-Wight (IOW)
  • AI-Red Funnel Vehicle & Passenger Ferries to IOW
  • AI-Red Jet Catamaran Ferries to IOW
  • Town Quay Car Park & Parked Land Vehicles
  • Town Quay Mini-Marina
  • Porters Lane Building & Old City Wall
  • Maritime Museum House
Mayflower Park - situated between the Western Docks and Town Quay the Park is the main area and venue for spectators and special events associated with the Cruise industry and sailing fraternity. The Park sits on the water's edge and is adjacent to the Isle Of Wight Ferry terminal.
  • Mayflower Park
  • Kuti's Royal Thai Pier Restaurant - originally the Royal Pier Pavilion Building
  • Holiday Inn Hotel - located close to Mayflower Park
  • Dock Gate 8 Entrance to West Docks (Berth 101)
  • Parked Land Vehicles
  • Boat Show Marina facilities
Western Docks - an approximate 585 acres situated on the Western side of Mayflower Park and to the East of Prince Charles Dock. The dock supports both a working commercial Container Terminal Port and an Ocean-going Cruise Liner Terminals - the Mayflower and City Terminal Berths 104-108.
  • Passenger Ocean Cruise Terminals
  • Cruise Terminal Port - berths 104-108
  • King George V Dry Dock
  • Crushed rocks, gravel and salt, sand and scrap metal dock area
  • Cruise Liners - berthed alongside Mayflower & City Terminals (Births 104-108)
  • Generic & customized Ship Containers & Cargo freight (different types)
  • Berthed generic & customized Cargo and Container Ships
  • Ship-to-shore Passenger Gangplanks & Passengers
  • Static & Animated People
  • Dock Gate 10 Entrance to West Docks (Berths 102-109)
  • Port Cranes
  • Barcardi Building
  • Rank Hovis Flour Mill
  • Car Parks
  • Static Land Vehicles, Buses & Wagons (train)
  • Passengers at the entrance of Mayflower & City Cruise Terminals
Prince Charles (Redbridge) Container Port - Situated to the West of Western Docks, the Prince Charles container port extends over 210 acres of land.
  • Vehicle & Container Dock
  • Generic & customized Cargo & Container Ships
  • Car Transport Container Ship
  • Port Cranes and Gantries
  • Regular Land Vehicles
  • Moored small Sailing Craft, Yachts and Pleasure Boats
  • Millbrook Water Purification Plant
Ocean Village Marina - Marina & mixed-use development area on the mouth of the River Itchen.
  • Ocean Village Marina
  • Moored Yachts & small Boats
  • Civil Engineering Construction Cranes
  • Public Cinema
  • Dock Gate 4 Offices
  • Pilgrim & Union Castle Building
Additional Scenery & Effects - A number of special effects and additional scenery objects.
  • Moored Sailing Craft, Yachts and Pleasure Boats in Southampton Waterway
  • Cargo Ships in Southampton Water & the Solent awaiting Port Authority clearance
  • Cruise Ship in the Solent - awaiting Pilot Boat before navigating Southampton Waterway
  • Animated buoys correctly positioned in Southampton Water and in the entrance to the Solent
  • Calshot Spit Light Boat
  • Power Pylons
  • Redbridge Gasometer and High-rise Tower Building
  • Apartment Building in Winkle Street - opposite Harbour House
  • Animated Port Traffic
  • Cruise Ship & Ferry Smoke effects
  • Ship, Ferry & Catamaran wakes
  • Static & Animated People & Seagulls
  • Custom Objects & Car Parks display Dawn, Dusk & Night Lighting effects
  • South Western House - The South Western Hotel served many passengers using the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1840 via Southampton Terminus railway station which served the docks and City of Southampton. The rail line was later extended into the Ocean Dock Terminal to allow boat trains to terminate on the quayside. Today, the South Western Hotel offers modern day apartments.
  • Schedule Firework Displays - Spectacular pyrotechnic displays can be seen over the port each year during Guy Fawkes week (5th November) and on New Year's Eve. The New Year's firework show starts around midnight (local time) on the 31st December. Virtually pilots flying into the area should watch out for low-flying seagulls and the firework displays during Guy Fawkes week in November as well as during the New Year Celebrations.
AI-Objects - A number of scheduled Artificial Intelligent Ships & boats
  • AI-Red Funnel Ferry Service - Vehicle & foot passenger ferries taking 55-60 minutes from Southampton to East Cowes on the IOW.
  • AI-Red Jet Catamaran Ferry Service - Passenger catamaran ferries that generally take less than 30 minutes to travel between Southampton Town Quay and West Cowes on the IOW.
  • AI-Tug Boat - Various tug maneuvers around the docks. Although port tugs are not as numerous as they once were they are still used extensively to maneuver large ship vessels - during 2013 five 'Svitzer' tugs operated in the Port of Southampton.
  • AI-Pilot Launch - Harbour Pilot launch checking pilotage assistance of a Cruise Liner in the Solent.
  • AI-Harbour Master Patrol Launch - Cargo ship receiving an inspection by HM Customs in Southampton Water. The Harbour Master operates a Harbour Patrol Launch service within the limits of the Port of Southampton throughout the year. This service is mainly used to escort large commercial vessels safely into or out of the Harbour area to ensure that the main navigable channels are kept clear for the safe transit of these ships. The vessels, having a royal blue hull with white upper works, are easily recognizable by the broad yellow stripe on each side of the bow. At night each carries an all-round blue light at the mast head.
  • AI-Hythe Passenger Ferry Boats - Passenger ferries taking approximately 15 minutes from Town Quay to Hythe Pier on the edge of the New Forest.
  • AI-Cruise Liner Azura - The P&O cruise liner arrives at Southampton Queen Elizabeth II Terminal from Guernsey around 0650 hours GMT every other day, berthing next to the QM2. Azura departs for Guernsey again at approximately 1710 hours (GMT), the scheduled trip to Guernsey being repeated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Before Azura departs from the QEII Terminal, the ship's boilers fire-up emitting a plume of black smoke, followed shortly afterwards by two long blasts on the ship's horn - a fond farewell to the Port of Southampton.
  • AI-Port Gantry - Gantry operating in Prince Charles Container Dock - operates near the dock area where the AI-cargo ship arrives.
The "Port of Southampton X, although capable of standing on its own as a finished add-on scenery product, is only completed with the addition of FlightSem Software's 'European & UK Sea Ports Volume 3: Southampton Waterway X' - available for release during 2015. Volume 3 will complete the statutory boundary of Southampton Port and will include various landscape features straddled along Southampton Water including, Marchwood Military Port, Hythe Pier, Weston Shore High-rise Flats, Fawley Refinery & Refinery Docks, Fawley Power Station and Calshot Spit thus providing the virtual pilot with a truly extensive landscape view of the area.

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