I'm from New Mexico, and the beginning of October means it's Balloon Fiesta time.
It's funny to me, considering that we're a flight simulator and all, but we've never really dealt with balloons very well in Flight Simulator, beyond a static scenery item in Phoenix of all places.There's a 3rd party version of a hot air balloon for Flight Sim, but apparently it only works (properly) in FS 2002.
Which is a shame. You could give it a whirl and see if it works for you... (scroll down a little to see the download link)
If you're interested in a Balloon Fiesta Flight Sim style you ought to check out this video by Adrian Musto.
It's a hefty 21 MB file, and you'll need to navigate an ad, but I swear it's worth it. (I just watched it again. It's brilliant. Pure gold. I've been playing over and over again 'cause of the music alone) looks to me like there's at least couple of third party sceneries used in the video: A Georender scenery maybe? , and Venice.
Mr. Musto has a site here, and has some more videos, some screenshots, and is apparently going to be working on his ppl.
Also, if you have the time (20 minutes or so) check out another video (beware more ads) of his...
Now if we could just get him to work on compression and a more user friendly hosting scheme...
And apros pos of nothing, but cool nonetheless: Neat
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