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FreeMesh X (Freeware Worldwide Mesh upgrade) P3D/FSX

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Hello all,

 

I've been following an interesting development over the last few months. A member of AVSIM, AviatorMoser has been working on a worldwide Mesh upgrade for both FSX and Prepar3D using elevation data from NASA. He has released this addon today.

 

He asked me if I could post it in the P3D General Forum for those folks that might have missed it in the FSX forum.

 

Follow the link to the FSX Forum for all the juicy details!

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/467933-freemesh-x-global-10-release-announcement/

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That's amazing. Going to download this today, as I haven't yet purchased any mesh upgrades.

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Some clever admin should lock this thread (which is a great initiative, thanks Neil!) to keep comments in the original announcement thread. ;)

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What an incredible gift!… Just illustrative of the caliber of members we have here on AVSIM.

 

I'm just up in the air as to whether I should simply delete all my FS Genesis (I WAS/am Still? a member of the origin Master?/lifetime? /Whatchamacallit forever premium? Members)files and substitute these...any input?

 

Regards,

Chas

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What an incredible gift!… Just illustrative of the caliber of members we have here on AVSIM.

 

I'm just up in the air as to whether I should simply delete all my FS Genesis (I WAS/am Still? a member of the origin Master?/lifetime? /Whatchamacallit forever premium? Members)files and substitute these...any input?

 

Regards,

Chas

 

I'm pretty crazy about my meshes.  I own both FS Global 2010 and FSGenesis (I use FS Global 2010 right now).  In any event, don't delete what you're currently using.  Just disable the scenery entry and enable the new one and see how you like it, then you can decide to delete fully if you are or aren't happy with the new mesh.

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You don't have to disable anything. FSX/P3D will use the best for the area. Read some of the OP posts earlier in his thread. This way if *A* is better than *B* in area one it will be used but if *B* is better than *A* in area 2 it will be used. Gets you the best of both.

 

 

Vic

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You don't have to disable anything. FSX/P3D will use the best for the area. Read some of the OP posts earlier in his thread. This way if *A* is better than *B* in area one it will be used but if *B* is better than *A* in area 2 it will be used. Gets you the best of both.

 

 

Vic

yup on that Vic, but my problem is finding which one is actually active and which ones are better.... I am not above ditching payware for freeware if its actually better...but, I am running out of space on my SSD...

 

Perhaps I could use procmon to see which mesh is being utilized, but since Flight one's Themida is acting like malware on my machine to protect their GTN 750, I cant launch Process Monitor with  P3d without intervention by Flight one requiring a restart...OR UNINSTALLING the GTN750 just to diagnose problems with Prepar3d.

 

...dint mean to add a can of worms here....but...

 

thanks,

 

Chas

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This is a great offer, but how to download it? The only result I get when attempting to download is a .torrent file. Can someone please shed some light on this?

 

Thanks,

Hans

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This is good. But I have a problem, due to the slow Internet speed I don't want to download the whole region, hence I wanted to check Bombay - India which lies 18 N 72 East and I do not see this bgl . so I went and downloaded 20N70E , but I am not sure if this is correct, Kindly can someone help me out. 


 

 


The only result I get when attempting to download is a .torrent file.

 

You need to use a torrent client like utorrent  / qbitorrent etc..... 

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My FSGlobal Ultimate is 102 GB so I think I will stick to that mesh as it probably is more accurate. But for those who do not have a global mesh it seems to be a bargain as it is free.

 

Jack

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Using utorrent, downloading as we speak. Thanks Zulfiqar

 

Hans

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This is good. But I have a problem, due to the slow Internet speed I don't want to download the whole region, hence I wanted to check Bombay - India which lies 18 N 72 East and I do not see this bgl . so I went and downloaded 20N70E , but I am not sure if this is correct, Kindly can someone help me out

 

They are 10 x 10 deg tiles. The name of the file is based on the left corner of each tile. So N 18 E072 lies in the N10E070 tile. Hope that helps.

This is a great offer, but how to download it? The only result I get when attempting to download is a .torrent file. Can someone please shed some light on this?

 

Thanks,

Hans

 

There are some direct download links post on page 4 and 5. I would throw them into the original announcement, but we can't edit posts that older than an hour or two.

 

Edit: Jim has really come through and added those direct download links into the OP. Thanks Jim!

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Thank you very much, Daniel. I'll be heading over to mentioned pages to download the remainder of the files.

Very nice of you to offer these mesh files for free.

 

Hans

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So N 18 E072 lies in the N10E070 tile

 

Thanks :)

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My FSGlobal Ultimate is 102 GB so I think I will stick to that mesh as it probably is more accurate. But for those who do not have a global mesh it seems to be a bargain as it is free.

 

Jack

LOL Jack - so bigger is better?  Seriously, if you read through the dev's post that is linked he outlines a bit about the LOD used in both products. n some areas FSG is more accurate and in some the new product is. Biggest question is if one has enough disk space to accommodate both. 

 

Vic

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Vic, they compare it with FSGlobal 2010 NOT FSGlobal Ultimate that I was referring to and that is a big difference. 

 

 

Jack

the Swede in Spain

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Just wondering,

 

I read in the P3D forums that 2.5 doesn't have the Addon-scenery folders. How many of you will create another folder outside LM/Prepar3D to install these Free Mesh?

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You have to create the Addon Scenery folder or call it anything you like. Personally it's logical and keeps any scenery I care to add separates in an easy to find place.

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You have to create the Addon Scenery folder or call it anything you like. Personally it's logical and keeps any scenery I care to add separates in an easy to find place.

 

Makes sense. I wonder why Adam @ P3D removed the add-on scenery folders in 2.5 and won't offer support. We'll create them anyway, thanks mighty fighter!

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This sounds awesome. I'd like to hear some feedback from those who've tried this. Could you compare it to a paid mesh product such as FS Global Ultimate? How's the quality compare?

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Vic, they compare it with FSGlobal 2010 NOT FSGlobal Ultimate that I was referring to and that is a big difference. 

 

 

Jack

the Swede in Spain

I stand corrected Jack - I misunderstood. You are, of course, correct.

 

 

Vic

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Installed Europe and North America. Looks great in P3D especially with all the added detail across Canada.

 

Thank you so much for this excellent freeware product.

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Curious to hear if users are seeing spikes, hills or unwelcomed valleys where they should not be?  How is the mesh lining up to airports... plateaus or valleys?  Not saying these things are there as I haven't installed it yet.  Just seeking simmers opinions before I d/l.

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Installed the mesh for Africa and I am very pleased with it. The area around Bata (FGBT) for example is now quite accurate and close to reality. (Both in FSX and P3D there were huge cliffs which do not exist there.)

 

Also that huge waterfall into the Atlantic ocean near Accra (DGAA) which does not exist has disappeared.

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Hey folks,

 

Patch 1.01 (size: 395 MB) has been issued. Fixes some very obnoxious artifacts in Italy and the Balkans. See the main thread for instructions.

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