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HD Mesh Scenery v3 for X-Plane 10 released

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After more than a year, the free (donationware) HD Mesh Scenery v3 replaces the previous v2 scenery package!

Covered Regions (see coverage on the download map below):

  • Europe (Canaries included)
  • North America (USA, Alaska, Canada)
  • Japan
  • Hawaii
  • NEW: Australia

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The HD Mesh Scenery v3 is a complete replacement for the default Global Scenery in X-Plane 10 for all covered regions (it includes mesh, landclass, forests, road/railroad networks, all water features and autogen data)!

The v3 is an update of the previous v2 version (thus it includes all the improvements which were present there) and has notable improvements in the following areas:

  • Australia as a new region has been added (with completely replaced, higher resolution landclass data)!
  • Europe has received a complete overhaul - higher resolution, higher quality - of its forest data (part of the landclass information)
  • Canada has received a massive improvement of its water features (replaced the partially - regionally - incomplete OSM water data with government data --> CanVec)
  • Improved forest representation (better, more detailed reproduction of the raw forest landclass information) resulting in much more natural look of forests/forest variations in all regions
  • Refreshed Oepnstreetmap (OSM) for all regions (except the before mentioned Canadian water data) to reference date 10th October 2014. This alone can improve many parts in the scenery.
  • Used latest (September 2014) apt data for airport mesh smoothing / deforesting.
  • Further increased the mesh resolution (by about 20-30%)
  • Many other smaller / larger fixes listed here: http://www.alpilotx.net/downloads/x-plane-10-hd-mesh-scenery-v3/#Fixes-Imporvements-in-v3

Just like before, this scenery needs at least X-Plane 10.25 (or any later version) to work properly!

With all the improvements and new a region, the overall file volume grew to a new record setting 99 GBytes (scattered over 98 distinct ZIP files, each covering a 10x10 degree area). Luckily, this year a few more parties (whom I would like to thank!) joined in to help in the distribution process (with servers and bandwidth). They are:

  • flightsim.com (with direct download AND very important: BitTorrent seeding)
  • isdg.com.au
  • aerosoft.com
  • x-plane.org (will have files online in a few days)

All informations, possible updates, installation instructions, and download links (with a detailed dynamic map) can be found here:

A large selection of screenshots can be found here:

I recommend all users (especially those who are new to the HD Mesh Scenery v3):

  • first start with one or two small regions. Download them, install them, test if it works and then - slowly, step-by-step - get more regions!
  • Use BitTorrent (via flightsim.com) if possible, to avoid traffic congestion at the download sites!
  • PLEASE take the time to read the short but important instructions! They help you (and then me) to avoid the most common mistakes!

Have a lot of fun!

Andras Fabian
www.alpilotx.net



PS: I would like to ask all users, who are fluent in other languages than English or German (and have time), to please spread this news in other forums / new sites

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Third ;-), I'm too slow

 

Thanks Andras for your all hard work

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Thanks man for the amazing work you do. I can't imagine flying in X-Plane without your mesh. If I could just ask one thing, would it be possible to have just one torrent with all the files? That would make downloading all of them incredibly easier...

 

Cheers and thanks again!

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Thanks man for the amazing work you do. I can't imagine flying in X-Plane without your mesh. If I could just ask one thing, would it be possible to have just one torrent with all the files? That would make downloading all of them incredibly easier...

 

Nope ... managing all the stuff (and making it available at hosters - think about storage requirements) is already quite complex. So no, there will not be any other packaging forms.

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Nope ... managing all the stuff (and making it available at hosters - think about storage requirements) is already quite complex. So no, there will not be any other packaging forms.

 

Actually, the files are already hosted, the only work would be to create a torrent file and point to all the folders instead of just one. But nevermind, thanks again for the amazing work man. It truly baffles me what you managed to do.

 

Cheers!

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Downloading now. I suggest everyone use the torrent and leave it to seed after completing the download. Torrents will be slow in the beginning but as more and more people share, the speed will pick up. I'm already seeing 11MB/s which is a lot better than downloading it from some hosted mirror.

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RE torrents: well, a few very fat seeder (flightsim.com and ISDG) are helping you to quickly pick up speed!

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Downloading Vancouver area . Damn it's going to take hrs downloading 1.2 Gb.

 

Bye V2

 

Thanks Andras

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Oh ... and just to remind you: there are still 3 mirror sites serving you all files via direct download too! So, if you have problems with one torrent, you can still try that via direct download (I just recommend torrent, because it saves those sites from sudden death B)  ... just like last year, when flightsim.com completely drowned)

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Will keep an eye on fspilotshop to see when its available on DVD's as my 512k connection will NEVER download this ha! :(

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Thanks very much for the updates, Andras. Glad to read that you nixed the historical railroad issue - that sure cleans up a lot of the scenery I fly around.

 

Torrenting various and sundry tiles.... I fetched some of the tiny areas first to be a good seeding sport, and now I'm moving on to various areas of personal interest. It will take a while I'm sure, but I hope everyone abides by the gentleman's agreement in the torrent world and seed, seed, seed!

 

(I'm thinking the seeds on several "popular" tiles are overwhelmed at the moment, as my system hasn't yet found any peers for them... just need to let the system sit tight I guess.)

 

-Greg

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Will keep an eye on fspilotshop to see when its available on DVD's as my 512k connection will NEVER download this ha! :(

I sent them a mail asking if and when they would / could do that.

Will let you know (likely on my website) when I have a response from them!

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Heh - I think we're crashing the flightsim servers again...

 

From my uTorrent client tracker information...

http://torus.flightsim.com:9000/announce

No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

 

Indeed, my 100% seeds have all stopped uploading.

(Boom goes the server. Maybe?)

 

Editing to add: Back to normal. Must have been a blip.

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It is working fine. Tracker is ok.

 

But the down speed is not looking consistent atm but should get better when people with high speed connections finish downloading and keep seeding.

 

Gonna leave the download for the whole night and tomorrow to Vancouver.

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Flightsim.com is not the only one seeding ... Chris_K from ISDG has some servers up and seeding too (on a fat broadband connection). But in the beginning there are - quite likely - statistically much more "want" packets than "give" packets ...  and this imbalance makes the first hours / days a bit frustrating.

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 But in the beginning there are - quite likely - statistically much more "want" packets than "give" packets ...  and this imbalance makes the first hours / days a bit frustrating.

Exactly. First there have to be some people that have downloaded some content till you will see a significant download speed since the upload speeds are in many cases only a frction of the download speed and the download clients have to play nice since the computer must be always useable.

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