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FreeMesh X Global 1.0 - Release Announcement

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Congrats Daniel,  well done,  all the best luck to you dude  B)

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Was just messing around in a short dusk flight around LDSP when I spotted something on a rather large hill in front. I couldn't make it out at first until I flew closer...The hill had cool looking ridges on it and the setting sun cast some lovely shadows. that's when I realised that it's the new mesh. I paused the sim and took a screenshot and then, just to be sure, I disabled the europe mesh and took a screenshot of the default mesh in exactly the same place. (I brigtened up the images a bit as it was a little dark) fairly subtle, but I honestly hadn't noticed ridges on hills before.

 

Best to view these at full size

 

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MMMMMMMMM it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when a great freeware product comes along like this, you guys are great! Thanks for all your hard work! I bet you the guys at FSGlobal :ph34r: and FSGenesis :ph34r:  are doing shipoopy in their overpriced pants right now  :lol:  :lol:

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Cool shots Neil,  its nice, noticeable difference alright 

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Interesting Ebs,

 

I haven't seen that before in the mesh and I wonder if it's terracing in the data.

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can you install this on a storage HDD and just point the scenery library to the folder? or does it have to be in the FSX or P3D folder?

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I haven't seen that before in the mesh and I wonder if it's terracing in the data.

 

You got me interested there so I fired up the sim again and noticed FSUIPC had autosaved where I made the screenshot, I wouldn't have been able to find it otherwise!

in the sim map...

 

Latitude
N43° 33.57'
 
Longitude
E16° 31.63'
 
Alt
+1194
 
Heading
60.7
 
I had a quick look at it in Google Maps and saw the mountain to the south east with cool looking ridges on it. So, I do think that FreeMesh X is doing it properly here!
I took another shot and one from the opposite direction....sometimes Prepar3D is jaw dropping!
 
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Interesting Ebs,

 

I haven't seen that before in the mesh and I wonder if it's terracing in the data.

 

I'm seeing this "feature" in your mesh all around. I'ts very noticable because it looks like stripes, every "step" uses different texture. Sometimes it looks very cool, like some sort of crops, sometimes it looks awkward. I will post the screenshots later.

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I'm seeing this "feature" in your mesh all around. I'ts very noticable because it looks like stripes, every "step" uses different texture. Sometimes it looks very cool, like some sort of crops, sometimes it looks awkward. I will post the screenshots later.

 

Interesting, the area around Split, Croatia that Ebs was flying by certainly seems to have terracing, but the conditions for terracing are usually due to limited fractional bit values at high resolutions. At the current FractionalBit value, the minimum difference in elevation between two values are 1.0 m.

 

If a high LOD mesh is used, such as 10-m, a mountain might need a finer difference than just 1.0 m. For example, real world values between neighboring elevation points could be 2251.24 m, 2251.50 m, and 2251.75m. Here, a minimum difference of 1.0 m would be insufficient, and the terrain will terrace.

 

But the terraces here are at elevation differences much greater than 1.0 m, so it shouldn't be a compilation issue. Hm....maybe it's in the original source data from NASA! It'll be hard to pick out because the stripes look to be only a pixel (38-m) wide.

 

There are other terraces within this tile. Yet, I don't find any outside of it. Hm, I may have to recompile and experiment with this one. Let me know if you find others.

 

Edit: Going around testing, and it seems to be occurring near the Adriatic, Italy, and some of the Balkans. That region is having issues. Definitely not normal! I'll have to find a solution to this area.

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I am not having much luck with direct downloading. My connection is very fast but the downloads keep getting corrupted for the most part. Which torrent client is everyone using, never used one before.

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I am not having much luck with direct downloading. My connection is very fast but the downloads keep getting corrupted for the most part. Which torrent client is everyone using, never used one before.

If your using direct link Ric, you need to use a download manager like "Internet Download Manager" <google>

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I am having the same problem-I use Internet Download Mgr 

I says it is downloading 4.65 gb and 1.95 gb  for the America downloads

When it is complete is says it is only 32  Kb for both ....

I downloaded Europe an Oceania with no problem

 

What am I doing wrong?

Rick

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Ok folks,

 

I figured out why there are some terracing-like problems near the Adriatic. From N30 - N41 to E016-E020, there are some major artifacts from what is believed to be an issue from mosaicing a few tiles. Unfortunately, this affects much of Italy and some of the Balkan countries. This affects the FreeMeshX - Europe package.

 

A patch will be issued within the next few days to remedy this. Sorry about this!

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No need to apologise Daniel. You and your team making this free to your fellow simmers is more than enough, and much appreciated.

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I am having the same problem-I use Internet Download Mgr 

I says it is downloading 4.65 gb and 1.95 gb  for the America downloads

When it is complete is says it is only 32  Kb for both ....

I downloaded Europe an Oceania with no problem

 

What am I doing wrong?

Rick

 

Not sure. I just tested North America and they downloaded and extracted without errors.

 

However, I'm not sure why MediaFire is asking for captchas. I've paid for a professional account, and those links should be exempt.

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When it is done downloading do I use 7-Zip?

Yes, if you are using the direct links.

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When it is done downloading do I use 7-Zip?

 

Make you sure only extract the first part of the multiple part regions. The rest of the region will extract automatically into one folder.

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Ok, im convinced enough by the screenshots that this is worth downloading, AND seeding.

 

I will mention i AM a Google Fiber customer, and my connection sometimes catches on fire because of friction from high speed :P

 

Ill seed all the regions overnights for a few days, get em while i remember to do this.

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A patch will be issued within the next few days to remedy this. Sorry about this!

Wow.

 

You guys are scary good. Thanks for the HU.

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Just use the torrent to download the packages guys, it's just so much better.

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