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Simple AFCAD creation in FS9

Hello All,

Attempted to create my first AFCAD airport. After removing exclusions, I noticed that the background or base of the airport is not realistic.

Is there a way with ADE to make the background look not city and flat or realistically desert like?


Would appreciate any help that can be offered or advice on how to proceed?

Happy New Year to ALL


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Unfortunately, ADE cannot create or edit airport polygons for FS9. You would need to use a tool like SBuilder to do that. You CAN use the Exclude function in ADE to remove autogen and other objects from your airport area (button with a yellow square on it), and flatten the area (button with a green shape on it).


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If you want to have a neat airport background with textures that look like the default FS2004 airport's backgrounds then Sbuilder is the way to go!
If you want photorealistic background that involves making a custom ground polygon as mentioned earlier by @Liam_Senior