Review of TropicalSim Tirana Intl. Airport for FSX and Prepar3D
If you are looking for a new destination in Europe, you might want to check out TropicalSim's Tirana Intl. Airport (LATI) for FSX and Prepar3D. This scenery is a highly detailed rendition of Albania's only international airport, located 6 NM northwest of Tirana, the capital city. The airport was named after Mother Teresa in 2001 and has undergone several expansions and renovations since then. It can handle up to 1.8 million passengers per year and serves as a hub for several airlines, including Air Albania, Albawings, and Ernest Airlines.
TropicalSim has recreated the airport with great accuracy and attention to detail, using high-resolution photoscenery, custom buildings, dynamic lighting, and autogen. The scenery is compatible with add-on AI traffic and other third-party sceneries, and it comes with an auto-installer for easy setup. The scenery is available for FSX SP2, Prepar3d v1.2+, and Prepar3d v4.0+.
In this review, we will take a closer look at the features and performance of TropicalSim's Tirana Intl. Airport and see how it compares to the real airport and other similar products on the market.
TropicalSim's Tirana Intl. Airport offers a lot of features that enhance the realism and immersion of flying to and from this airport. Some of the main features are:
Highly detailed rendition of Tirana International Nene Teraza Airport - Tirana, Albania LATI[^1^] [^2^]
Specular maps on glass terminals
Full night illumination
Photoscenery features full night illumination and seasonal variations
Dynamic Lighting on Prepar3d v4 version
Optional 3D Lights
Compatible with add-on AI traffic
Compatible with other third-party sceneries
Usage of FSX SDK for the FSX version for best performance
Usage of Prepar3d SDK for the P3D version for best performance
Installers will detect sim location and add the scenery.cfg entry for FSX, FSX:SE, P3Dv1, & P3Dv4[^1^]
TropicalSim's Tirana Intl. Airport is designed to be friendly on frames and system resources, without compromising on quality and detail. The scenery runs smoothly on both FSX and Prepar3d platforms, with no noticeable stutters or glitches. The photoscenery blends well with the default or add-on terrain, and the dynamic lighting adds a nice touch to the night environment. The airport is not very busy in terms of traffic, so there is no significant impact on performance from that aspect.
The scenery is also compatible with other popular add-ons, such as Orbx Global, Vector, Europe LC, Active Sky, REX Sky Force 3D, Ultimate Traffic Live, etc. There are no conflicts or issues with these products when using TropicalSim's Tirana Intl. Airport.
TropicalSim's Tirana Intl. Airport is one of the few products that cover this airport for FSX and Prepar3d. The only other scenery that we could find was from FSDG, which was released in 2014 and is compatible with FSX and Prepar3d v2 only. FSDG's scenery is also more expensive than TropicalSim's, costing â19.99 versus â18.00 (or â10.90 if you upgrade from the previous version).
In terms of quality and detail, TropicalSim's scenery has an edge over FSDG's, as it offers more features such as dynamic lighting, specular maps, seasonal variations, etc. TropicalSim's scenery also looks more up-to-date and accurate than FSDG's, as it reflects the current state of the airport better.
TropicalSim's Tirana Intl. Airport is a great addition to your European scenery collection, especially if you are looking for a new and interesting destination in the Balkans. The scenery is well-made and realistic, offering a474f39169