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Why You Should Buy RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX for FSX and P3D: A Comparison with Other Scenery Add-ons



How to Enhance Your Flight Simulator Experience with RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX




If you are a fan of flight simulation games, you might be looking for ways to make your virtual flights more realistic and immersive. One of the best ways to do that is to install custom scenery add-ons that enhance the default airports and landscapes with more details, accuracy, and quality. In this article, we will introduce you to one of the most popular scenery add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Prepar3D (P3D), the RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX.




[FSX P3D] RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX



This add-on is a highly detailed rendition of the Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (IATA: CTA, ICAO: LICC), also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, located in Sicily, Italy. The airport is the busiest in Sicily and the sixth busiest in Italy, serving over 10 million passengers per year. It is also a base for several airlines, such as Alitalia, Ryanair, Volotea, and Wizz Air.


In this article, we will show you what features this add-on offers, how to install it, and how to enjoy it in your flight simulator. We will also answer some frequently asked questions about this add-on and provide some tips and tricks to optimize your performance and experience. Let's get started!


What Features Does RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX Offer?




The RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX is a scenery add-on that aims to provide a realistic and accurate representation of the Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and its surroundings. It includes the following features:



  • Custom airport buildings with glass effect windows



  • Custom platform and vehicles



  • Custom lighting runway and taxiway



  • 3D light mast lighting and lights on taxiing



  • Large size landclass with photorealistic textures



  • Road traffic



  • Dynamic lighting (optional)



  • Seasonal changes (automatic)



  • Compatibility with FTX ORBX GLOBAL and TABURET-ITALY 19M MESH



  • Jetways move after installing the update (static by default)



  • RWY 26 closed intentionally



The add-on is compatible with FSX, FSX: Steam Edition, P3D v2, P3D v3, P3D v4, and P3D v5. It requires an internet connection for activation and installation.


How to Install RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX?




To install RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX, you need to follow these steps:



  • Purchase the add-on from simMarket.com. You can choose between different versions depending on your flight simulator platform. The price is EUR 17.00 for the P3D v4 and P3D v5 versions, and EUR 13.60 for the FSX and P3D v2/v3 versions. If you have previously purchased the FSX or P3D v2/v3 versions, you can upgrade to the P3D v4 or P3D v5 versions for EUR 5.00 only.



  • Download the installer file from your simMarket account. The file size is about 636 MB for the P3D v4/v5 versions, and about 992 MB for the FSX/P3D v2/v3 versions.



  • Run the installer file as administrator and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to enter your simMarket email address and order number to activate the add-on.



  • Select your flight simulator platform and installation folder. The installer will automatically detect your flight simulator path if it is installed in the default location. If not, you will need to browse to your flight simulator folder manually.



  • Wait for the installation process to complete. The installer will copy all the necessary files to your flight simulator folder and update your scenery library.



  • If you want to enable dynamic lighting (for P3D v4/v5 only), you can copy the files from the "Optional" folder inside your scenery folder to your main scenery folder. This will replace the default lighting files with dynamic ones.



<li How to Enjoy RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX?




Once you have installed RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX, you can start enjoying it in your flight simulator. Here are some tips and tricks to make the most out of it:



  • Choose a suitable aircraft and flight plan. You can fly to or from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport with any aircraft of your choice, but we recommend using a medium or large jet airliner, such as the Boeing 737, Airbus A320, or Embraer E-Jet. You can also use a regional turboprop, such as the ATR 72 or Dash 8. You can find many real-world routes and schedules for Catania-Fontanarossa Airport on websites like FlightAware.com or Flightradar24.com.



  • Adjust your graphics settings and performance. Depending on your system specifications and preferences, you may need to tweak your graphics settings and performance options to achieve a smooth and realistic flight experience. You can use the built-in settings menu in your flight simulator, or use external tools like NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD Radeon Software. Some of the settings that affect your scenery quality and performance are texture resolution, mesh resolution, autogen density, scenery complexity, shadow quality, HDR lighting, and anti-aliasing.



  • Explore the airport and its surroundings. You can use the free camera mode or the slew mode in your flight simulator to explore the airport and its surroundings. You will notice the high level of detail and accuracy that RF Scenery Building has put into this add-on. You can admire the custom airport buildings, the glass effect windows, the 3D light mast lighting, the road traffic, and the large size landclass with photorealistic textures. You can also spot some landmarks near the airport, such as the Etna volcano, the Catania Cathedral, and the Ursino Castle.



  • Use realistic weather and time settings. You can use the default weather and time settings in your flight simulator, or use external tools like Active Sky or REX Sky Force to create more realistic weather and time conditions. You can also use historical weather data or real-time weather data to match the actual weather at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. You can also change the time of day to see how the scenery looks in different lighting conditions. You can enjoy the dynamic lighting effects (if enabled) at night or during dawn and dusk.



  • Use realistic ATC and AI traffic. You can use the default ATC and AI traffic in your flight simulator, or use external tools like Pro ATC X or VoxATC to create more realistic ATC communications and procedures. You can also use tools like Ultimate Traffic Live or Traffic Global to add more realistic AI traffic to your flight simulator. You will be able to see and hear other aircraft flying to or from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, following realistic routes and schedules.



Frequently Asked Questions About RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX




Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX:


Q: Why is runway 26 closed intentionally?




A: Runway 26 is closed intentionally because it is not used for takeoffs or landings in real life. It is only used for taxiing or parking purposes. This is due to the proximity of Mount Etna, which creates strong winds and turbulence on that side of the airport.


Q: How can I move the jetways?




A: By default, the jetways are static and do not move. However, you can download an update from RF Scenery Building's website that will make them movable. You will need to use a tool like SODE (SimObject Display Engine) or GSX (Ground Services X) to control them.


Q: How can I disable dynamic lighting?




A: If you do not want to use dynamic lighting (for P3D v4/v5 only), you can disable it by deleting or renaming the files from the "Optional" folder inside your scenery folder. This will restore the default lighting files.


Q: How can I uninstall RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX?




A: To uninstall RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX, you need to run the uninstaller file that is located in your flight simulator folder under "RFSceneryBuilding/LICC Catania Fontanarossa". You will also need to delete any leftover files or folders manually.


Q: How can I contact RF Scenery Building for support or feedback?




A: You can contact RF Scenery Building by sending an email to rfscenerybuilding@gmail.com. You can also visit their website at https://www.rfscenerybuilding.com/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rfscenerybuilding/. They will be happy to assist you with any issues or suggestions you may have.


Conclusion




RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX is a scenery add-on that enhances the Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and its surroundings with more details, accuracy, and quality. It is compatible with FSX, FSX: Steam Edition, P3D v2, P3D v3, P3D v4, and P3D v5. It offers custom airport buildings, custom lighting, large size landclass, road traffic, dynamic lighting (optional), seasonal changes, and more. It is available for purchase from simMarket.com for EUR 17.00 or EUR 13.60 depending on your flight simulator platform.


If you are looking for a way to make your flight simulator experience more realistic and immersive, you should definitely give RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX a try. You will be amazed by the level of detail and quality that this add-on provides. You will be able to fly to or from one of the busiest and most beautiful airports in Italy, and enjoy the stunning views of the Etna volcano and the Sicilian landscape.


We hope this article has helped you learn more about RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX and how to install and enjoy it in your flight simulator. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact RF Scenery Building or leave a comment below. Happy flying!


FAQs




Q: What are the system requirements for RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX?




A: The system requirements for RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX are the same as the system requirements for your flight simulator platform. However, you may need a more powerful system to run this add-on smoothly and with high graphics settings. You can check the minimum and recommended system requirements for FSX here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/microsoft-flight-simulator-x-steam-edition/9nblggh69n9l?activetab=pivot:overviewtab and for P3D here: https://prepar3d.com/system-requirements/.


Q: How can I update RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX?




A: You can update RF Scenery Building - Catania LICC CODEX by downloading the latest version from your simMarket account. You will need to uninstall the previous version before installing the new one. You can also check for updates on RF Scenery Building's website or Facebook page.


Q: How can I get more scenery add-ons from RF Scenery Building?




A: RF Scenery Building has created many other scenery add-ons for various airports around the world, such as Florence, Turin, Venice, Naples, Palermo, Verona, Bari, Ljubljana, and more. You can find them all on simMarket.com or on RF Scenery Building's website.


Q: How can I improve my flight simulator performance and graphics?




A: There are many ways to improve your flight simulator performance and graphics, such as adjusting your graphics settings, using external tools, upgrading your hardware, optimizing your system, and more. You can find some useful tips and guides on websites like https://www.flightsim.com/ or https://fselite.net/.


Q: How can I learn more about flight simulation and aviation?




A: There are many resources online that can help you learn more about flight simulation and aviation, such as websites, blogs, forums, videos, podcasts, books, magazines, courses, and more. Some of the most popular ones are https://www.avsim.com/, https://www.airdailyx.net/, https://www.youtube.com/user/frooglesim/, https://www.avweb.com/, https://www.faa.gov/, and https://www.aopa.org/. dcd2dc6462


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