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Since we have this new forum, I guess it makes sense to post a few pics in here :). I'll start the ball rolling with a couple of shots from a flight over Switzerland (somewhere around Geneva), and another couple from Hawaii:http://www.mikesteven.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk...tileproxy01.jpghttp://www.mikesteven.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk...tileproxy02.jpghttp://www.mikesteven.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk...tileproxy03.jpghttp://www.mikesteven.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk...tileproxy04.jpgMany thanks to Christian for this great utility and to Google Earth for the photos.Cheers,DD

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I went bouldering in my Cessna. This is near Moab, Utah in the vincinity of Tangri-La airstrip. My favourite sandstone in FSX so far. I am astounded how much "plasticity" these boulders get, despite the limited mesh resolution.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/171847.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/171848.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/171849.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/171850.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/171851.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/171852.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/171853.jpg

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Spectacular Christian. I will have to make a flight in that area. Moab is a great area for scenery in real life or in the sim now that Tileproxy is available.

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Those are some amazing shots. Looks like a nice place to fly.Faris

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WOW I'm gonna give that a go, thanks. Are there any good global meshes and would they make a big impact on tileproxy?

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I believe there are *three* global mesh products out for FSX on DVD.They make an impact anywhere where they are more exact than the stockmesh - and that would be pretty much anywhere outside the USA and Europe.PILOTs - FS Global 2008FSGenesis - World Terrain Mesh for FSXFSQuality - A Better WorldAbout their respectivy quality and flaws try to find product reviews.

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The download consists of three parts:http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=82166The CanarySim package will look for FS 2004 to install itself - if you don't have FS2004 the scenery manager tool that comes with it will spew out a lot of error messages. Ignore these ;)After installation of the CanarySim 2006 package, you may want tolook for these 5 BGL files in the CanarySim folder. These containthe highest resolution elevation meshes for each respective island.gcgm.bglgchi.bglgcladem2.bglgclpdem_11.bglgcxodemlod11.bglAfter placing these in your Flight Simulator XAddon ScenerySceneryfolder you should have a terrain mesh on 5 out of 7 major islands.UPDATE: I get a bit of an unnatural popup of elevation data in front of the plane. Maybe I should have copied the lod10, 9 and 8 versions as well. Only having the highest LOD data seems to confuse the sim.The authors are planning to release an update of their Canaryisland photoscenery in June this year, compatible with FSX withcoverage for all major islands.Christian

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Almost finished downloading, I think I'll go for the FSGenesis world mesh, it's only 10 pounds and I can download it. I have their european 76m mesh for FS 2004 can I use that in FSX? Jsut checked their website, I can use my european mesh, happy days :) I think I'll still get the global one though as I've been spending a lot some time in Iraq and Afghanistan in my apache :)

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This is unbelievable. I have never in my life been so awestruck by a simulation of any kind. This mesh does for Tileproxy what Tileproxy does over the Standard Terrain textures. If this is a taste of things to come then we are going to be very spoiled indeed. I can't stop hitting the Screenshot key, I have about a gig of BMPs from one flight over Gran Canaria LOL.2007-5-20_0-33-17-718copy.jpg2007-5-20_0-33-31-671copy.jpg2007-5-19_23-58-38-640copy.jpg

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>This is unbelievable. I have never in my life been so>awestruck by a simulation of any kind. This mesh does for>Tileproxy what Tileproxy does over the Standard Terrain>textures. >>If this is a taste of things to come then we are going to be>very spoiled indeed. I can't stop hitting the Screenshot key,>I have about a gig of BMPs from one flight over Gran Canaria>LOL.>>Absolutely spectacular.

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It was amazing, especially after flying around the whole island earlier this evening with the standard mesh and thinking how good it was, then doing it again with the detailed mesh. The difference is like night and day.

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Did you use the fsgenesis mesh here or the one from the canarysim project?

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The Canarysim one. I copied over the files you told me to plus the extra gcxodemlod8.BGL one.

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Hi Bramsky (and everyone). I'm from Gran Canaria and I've been flying with Canarysim for more than a year. Is one of the best sceneries out there. But in combination with Tileproxy, as for your pics, I can assure you that it is absolutely fantastic, awesome, spectacular (well, I have no words). Because of my job I fly a lot to all of the islands and watching your pics is like being inside the atr-72 looking through the window in one those flights. Now, If only this golden piece of software could be used in FS9. If not, I'll buy FSX sooner than I thought.Fantastic.Regards, Fran.

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After more careful consideration, I found these files from the CanarySimpackage to contain all the digital elevation data at various levels of detail. I used the TMFViewer application from the FS 2004 SDK to open and inspect them.Distribution outside of CanarySim is actually forbidden by the authors,therefore you have to live with that 200 MB download ;)GCGM.bglGCHI.bglgcladem2.BGLGCLAdem_9.bglGCLAdem_10.bglgclpdem_9.bglgclpdem_10.bglgclpdem_11.bglgcxodem9.BGLgcxodem10.BGLgcxodemlod8.BGLgcxodemlod11.BGLThe naming doesn't seem quite consistent, so for example the gcladem2.BGL actually contains a LOD 11 mesh. Some filenamescontain "lod" in the name, others don't...

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Thanks for the heads up on the extra Gran Canaria files Christain, I don't know how it can get any better but I'll install them anyway :DHey Fran you live in a beautiful part of the world, I'd love to visit there but with tileproxy and the Canarysim mesh I suppose I've got the next best thing :) I hope you get up and running with FSX and TP soon. I found an absolutely superb Hawaii 10m freeware mesh, check this out. 2007-5-20_16-11-59-46.jpg2007-5-20_16-7-0-265.jpgLoads more shots here -http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w140/br.../Oahu%20Hawaii/Get the Freeware mesh here as well as a host of others here. http://www.simviation.com/fsx_terrainmesh.htmI'm off to try out the balearics 19m mesh next, I love Sundays :DJust noticed I might be breaking the image rules as they're a over 150k, I'll just post links to my photobucket albums from now on so I don't clog up the thread.

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A greate resource for free meshes that you found there. I think the USA and Hawaii meshes are the same that were previously available on www.fsproject.com. But that site has gone the way of the Dodo.Christian

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