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Is it possible to download the entire US? (Blue Sky Scenery)

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Is it possible to download the entire United States in Blue Sky Scenery

Is there a LINK that has large areas that I can download from?

This is california, and I want all of california covered, but unfortunately it would take forever downloading each area seperate at a time.
http://www.blueskyscenery.com/CA.html

 

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What about MegaSceneryEarth 2, I would love to have the complete package, but that would cost me well over 2k!

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I mean I would let it download for a month if it needed to. Things might get confusing trying to download each little area separately.

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IMHO the Mega 2 sceneries (States) are modestly priced considering the coverage areas. How much would a guy spend on Beer, Cigarettes etc. per month. A couple of States per month not that expensive when you put it in context.

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Is it possible to download the entire United States in Blue Sky Scenery

 

Is there a LINK that has large areas that I can download from?

 

This is california, and I want all of california covered, but unfortunately it would take forever downloading each area seperate at a time.

http://www.blueskyscenery.com/CA.html

 

 

 

Two problems, for what you want :-

 

1). BlueSkyScenery doesn't cover the whole US; just Wyoming, Montana, California, Texas, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Arizona, Nevada, Colarado, Utah & Idaho;   and a lot of those are not full state coverage.    

 

For the areas that it does cover, it is awesome though!  (Especially for free!)

 

2). No, unfortunately the content is spread across several servers, and you do need to download each 'tile' at a time and install.     

 

I downloaded and installed all of California in about 6 hours, so it's not too bad. (The files are considerably smaller than MegaSceneryEarth files, for the same regions).

 

Best to use a Download Manager like FlashGet as, without one, I found I got many dropouts and corrupt Zips.

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Would blue sky interfere with MSE if it overlaps?

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Would blue sky interfere with MSE if it overlaps?

 

No, no interference (I have Blue Sky California installed, and MSE Oregon bordering it).   The transition is not perfect (colour differences etc) but it's not bad.

 

If you had BSS and MSE installed for the same state, only the one that is higher in the Scenery Library would display.

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If you use a download manager, you can just queue up the downloads instead of clicking one, waiting until it's finished, click the next etc.

 

I used Free Download Manager and got the entire state of California downloaded without problems. It wasn't super fast, around 7MB/s I think, but I got it all downloaded and installed in a few hours. It's much easier to download now that they have their own servers. Previously they were using Megaupload, which severely limited how much you could download (99% of the time, the service would have exceeded the number of allowed downloads and you had to wait 24+ hours).

 

Once all the tiles are downloaded, I extracted them all and then copied all the *.bgl files to the same folder. Much quicker than manually installing and enabling each tile.

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If you use a download manager, you can just queue up the downloads instead of clicking one, waiting until it's finished, click the next etc.

 

I used Free Download Manager and got the entire state of California downloaded without problems. It wasn't super fast, around 7MB/s I think, but I got it all downloaded and installed in a few hours. It's much easier to download now that they have their own servers. Previously they were using Megaupload, which severely limited how much you could download (99% of the time, the service would have exceeded the number of allowed downloads and you had to wait 24+ hours).

 

Once all the tiles are downloaded, I extracted them all and then copied all the *.bgl files to the same folder. Much quicker than manually installing and enabling each tile.

Yep that works, down load managers are they way to go

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Once all the tiles are downloaded, I extracted them all and then copied all the *.bgl files to the same folder. Much quicker than manually installing and enabling each tile.

 

Yep, this is the way to go.  :smile:

 

I just put all BGL files into a Scenery folder within an overll "Blue Sky" directory, and added that to the scenery library, in one painless event.

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Thanks a lot! The download manager sounds perfect! Im going to get all of the regions they have now. Muahaha. thanks guys.

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Thanks a lot! The download manager sounds perfect! Im going to get all of the regions they have now. Muahaha. thanks guys.

 

 

Might also want to chip in a small donation since it is free and you will be using a TON of bandwidth.

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