Osaka is a vibrant city in Japan and the country’s second largest, with a metropolitan population of more than 20 million people. It is a major economic and cultural center in Japan, with millions of visitors each year. However, Microsoft Flight Simulator’s rendition of Osaka’s RJOO airport leaves much to be desired. Fortunately, a talented developer has stepped up to create an impressive freeware rendition of the airport for MSFS!
The default RJOO scenery in MSFS was never anything to write home about, and the Japan World Update didn’t do any favours to the airport. This prompted a developer to take matters into his own hands and create a custom airport from scratch. The project took about six months and a whopping 260 hours to complete. The end result is an impressively-detailed rendition of Osaka RJOO airport, which the developer has now released besides still being only around 60% complete. The developer plans to spend another 150 hours fine-tuning the scenery to make it even better.
One of the most impressive aspects of this scenery is its incredibly low size, clocking in at just 20MB. Despite its small size, it’s a standalone scenery that works perfectly on its own. The developer has put a lot of effort into optimizing the scenery to ensure that it runs smoothly without impacting performance.
The freeware Osaka RJOO airport scenery includes a range of features that add to the overall immersion of the airport. The developer has included custom ground textures, markings, and taxiway layouts that accurately reflect the real-world airport. The terminal building has been recreated in impressive detail, along with the surrounding area.
This freeware rendition of Osaka International Airport is a big improvement over the default scenery that simmers who fly commercial in Japan will surely appreciate. While it’s still a work in progress, the current state of the scenery is already impressive and a testament to the hard work of the developer. Anyone looking to fly into Osaka should definitely give this one a try!