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Anybody out there using both FSGenesis and GE Pro II together? If so, how are the framerates and most of all would you recommend merging them together.ThanksTom

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Yes, I use both, and they are highly recommended, along with Ultimate Terrain too.Frame rates are not an issue. The GE Pro texture sizes are the same as the default textures, so no difference. Mesh performance is based on your .cfg settings, but in and of themselves, do not necessarily slow down your machine.My high recommendation, get:ASv6, FS Genesis mesh, GE Pro II, and Ultimate Terrain.FS will look incredible better.

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Hi,What does UT offer that the GE Pro doesn't? I have ActiveSky and GE Pro and it already looks great, but I'm open to why UT is a benefit as well.Noel

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GE Pro is textures, and UT is more accurate terrain, roads, rivers, railroads, shoreline, and landclass. Landclass tells the GE Pro textures where to go (cities, forrests, golf courses, parks, farm land, etc.).When you have all the above programs working together, it absolutely transforms FS.

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I have GE Pro + Genesis mesh + UT working together. Fantastic! Can't imagine going back to default graphics.FPS hit is low. Everything works very well.

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I already have American Data's roads. Do I need to uninstall that before adding in UT?

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Jim, does UT allow you to configure roads so that the depth of cut when going thru hills n so forth is adjustable? I like how AD handles that . . .I DO want to see some golf course though!

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For the most part, it is mesh, although they do have a landclass product (which I 'sandwich with UT's landclass), and some other assorted programs. But, Justin has been working in the 'mesh arena' for a long long time, and does some of the best you'll find...of course Holger cannot be forgotten.If you want to see what it will do, there are some freeware area's available in the library section I believe.

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Actually, there are a few mesh files available for free in the library. The ones which will give you better terrain modeling would be 38 Meter and below.Do a search for 'mesh' and you should be able to get many results, or search for Justin Tyme, or Holger Sandmann. That way you can check out how the scenery will be effected, before spending some cash on a larger package. I also use Holger's mesh in addition to/on top of FS Genesis mesh.....but once you see what it does, you'll want more ;)

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"What is fs genesis? they website really has no info, SS or such"FS Genesis mesh makes the mountains and hills look a hundred times more detailed. Not just a roundish bump, but a detailed mountain with ridges and cliffs. Follow the link and DL the freeware Britich Columbia 76 meter mesh and the Vancouver Island 38 meter mesh. You'll be amazed!http://portal.fsgenesis.net/index.php?name...wdownload&cid=1

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Ok, I ordered the FSGenesis software package. Since I do most of my flying in the US and Europe those are the only two packages that I purchased.I allready have GE Pro II and UT. Is there is any installation order that the three packages must be installed in to work properly?To be honest, I have added and removed UT from my system more times than any other FS9 add-on that I have ever bought. I just don't like the result that it acheives on my computer. So... if I only load FSG and GE Pro II is there a recommended order to install those packages?My FS9 system is a 2.4 Ghz, with 1 Gig of RAM, ATI Radeon 9550 (256MB), with a 19" flat panel. I have just never like how UT looks flying low over cities. In the past, I may have loaded the program incorrectly, that is I may have loaded it to high or to low. So, the proper installation of these three pieces of software will be very important to me to install correctly.Any help?ThanksTom

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Genesis mesh installation is pretty painless. I installed mine over GE Pro and never had a single issue.No layering or scenery file changes required.But... I think if you have different res meshes of the same area, you install the biggest first. 76 meter, then 38 meter, that sort of thing.

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ASv6??Im still using AS2004.5 with GE ProII and FSGenesis.Is there a enough difference from AS2004.5 to ASv6 for me to buy?thanks

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Hey Tom,I just got GE Pro, FSGenesis, Flight Env, UT series, Ultimate Traffic and Active Sky 6.5. I think my FS 9.1 looks better than the FSX and still runs as smooth as it has in the past. I run FE over AS Graphics cause there was a hit to frame rate anyway FE looks better than ASG to me.I have one thing I'm not happy with and that is what ever Ground Env texture is loaded is what it is everywhere. What I mean is you start off in an overcast weather and fly to a sunny place it is still dark instead of brite. When I climbed upto FL410 in clear blue skys my plane was darker than normal it was like flying in late evening and the time was 12-1 pm. So what I plan on trying is to load SCT or Clear textures when I'm flying across country and load the right textures when I'm flying short trips at low alt. Over all I'm very very happy with them all. Scot

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Me too, Scot! I have exactly what you have, and I think they're a fantastic combination. I haven't attributed what you describe in the last paragraph to AS or any other software; I've always felt that the FS itself should alter the external, and I suppose, too, the cockpit "brilliance" which happens as you climb out of and above the overcast. This is something which just isn't modelled in any sim, and yet (to me) this is a biggee in the real world. It's almost an explosion of light, with pure white pillowy clouds stretching out for hundreds of miles.

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>I have one thing I'm not happy with and that is what ever>Ground Env texture is loaded is what it is everywhere. What I>mean is you start off in an overcast weather and fly to a>sunny place it is still dark instead of brite. When I climbed>upto FL410 in clear blue skys my plane was darker than normal>it was like flying in late evening and the time was 12-1 pm. >So what I plan on trying is to load SCT or Clear textures when>I'm flying across country and load the right textures when I'm>flying short trips at low alt. Over all I'm very very happy>with them all. >>ScotI have this same problem..how do we fix this? i absolutely love the product, but just want accurate textures for long flights with different weather between the two.

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Ok, I received my FSGenesis DVDs. I purchased North America and Europe/Africa sets. It also came with a World Buffer Terrain DVD. I loaded everything and updated the textues of GE PRO II. Even at this level it looks great, but I now want to load UT-USA.My current version is 1.21, are there any updates later than that version? Also, in a post found within this forum they talk about a patch required to sandwich UT with FSGenesis. Do I need that patch and if so where can I find it on the web?I also asked these same questions on the Flight1 Forum, but I have not seen a response and I really would like to update FS9 this weekend.ThanksTom

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Hi All,I have already posted this for Scot at Flight1, but it is worth posting here also:None of the ground textures will affect the way planes look as we do nothing to the plane textures. We also have no control over the lighting effects in FS. In fact that is why planes are bright, even in OVC conditions. Also, everyone need to know that once FS04 is started all te4xtures except for cirrus are "locked" into place until you restart FS04. So you will find that no ground texture sets will change the look of your plane.Thanks All,Jimhttp://www.hifisim.com/Active Sky V6 Development Team Active Sky V6 Proud SupporterHiFi Beta TeamRadar Contact Supporter: http://www.jdtllc.com/AirSource Member: http://www.air-source.us/FSEconomy Member:http://www.fseconomy.com/

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I just did the "sandwich". Go here http://www.scenerysolutions.com/Downloads.html and download the last item on the page "Ultimate Terrain USA - FSGenesis Landclass Compatibility Patch". When you open it there will be a pdf doc and a FSGUT patch. Make sure you read the pdf first. Follow the instructions. The last thing you will do is run the patch. Good luck, it worked great for me. Post back if you have any problems. Bob

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